SOS Children’s Villages Program Educators Jobs in Kisumu and Meru

SOS Children’s Villages Program Educators Jobs in Kisumu and Meru


  • SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an affiliate of SOS CV- International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.

  • We seek to recruit two (2) dynamic mature persons to become Program Educator for SOS Children’s Villages – Kisumu and Meru.

    Key Functions of the Job

    The Program Educator will undertake various duties which include but not limited to the following:-

  • Support SOS parents to identify the educational needs and challenges of each child and on this basis, plans daily: after school; and holiday tutorial programs that meet the needs of individual children enabling the children to see learning as a worthwhile, interesting and enjoyable activity.

  • Supports the development of well rounded children and youth who are not only academically capable but also posess good social, behavioural and emotional skills.

  • Ensures the educational needs of each child are addressed through continuous monitoring and reviewing each child’s progress on a termly bases

  • Ensure child personal development data is collected, up-dated, reported and filed. These includes conducting regular reviews (at least half-yearly) of each child’s educational progress.

  • Ensure children are supplied with necessary materials for their education and that their report to school and return home as required by the Ministry of Education.

  • Acts as liaison between the CV children and schools, maintaining contact with teachers and school staff as necessary

  • Ensures that all involved in teaching SOS children gain deeper understanding of the educational and other policies of the Village e

  • Supports SOS parents to attend school meetings and AGMs

  • Assists or directly organizes and implements extra-curricular programs.

  • Develops a clear understanding of each child’s skills, activities, potential, future prospects and aspirations, thereby identifying alternative educational/vocational skills training opportunities as per education policies

  • Plans and implements programs that help sos parents improve their own knowledge and skills so that they are able to provide greater educational support to the children.

  • Trains caregivers on any curriculum developments /changes for quality Education support to the children and youth .

  • Work with AFCC, YCCW, Sponsorship Coordinator
    to identify and prepare children for reintegration

  • Conduct pre and post reintegration visits and provide related support

  • Familiarize and co-ordinate social welfare services and requirements for children under other forms of care

  • Facilitate guidance and counseling services for children and youth both in the CV and AFC, in close cooperation with caregivers.

  • Guides children/youths and develops programs to help them easily integrate with the communities.

  • Liase with relevant partners to facilitate age appropriate life skills and health education trainings for youth and children in the CV and other forms of AFC

  • Facilitate trainings on health hygiene, nutrition, hygiene and children policies for SOS parents and other caregivers

  • Performs other similar duties as assigned by the Alternative child care program coordinator.

  • Provides quarterly Educational reports to National office

    Required Qualifications / Abilities

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education or any other relevant degree

  • At least 4 years relevant work experience in similar field.

  • Training on special needs assessment will be an added advantage

  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing (English and Swahili)

  • High quality written & oral communication ability

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking and time-management skills

  • The position offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

    How to Apply

  • If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application & updated CV(with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) addressed to the National Director to reach us on or before 13th March 2020 by

  • E-mail to: recruitment@soskenya.org

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.


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