SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia Graduate Trainee

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is an International Non-governmental organization and a member of SOS Children’s Villages International Federation. We started our humanitarian work in Ethiopia with the opening of our first Village in Mekelle, Northern part of Ethiopia in 1974. Since then, we have expanded our programs  to different regions where there are significant needs for intervention and where we believe we can work in partnership with all relevant  actors to bring  sustainable  positive outcomes for children’s and young people.

We are looking for a Graduate Trainee to join our Sponsorship department who will mainly be responsible for editing, and composing Sponsorship correspondences and providing support in giving replies to letters and inquiries of sponsors, and acknowledging gifts sent for children. In addition, the graduate trainee will also support in creating initiatives as well as working to achieve the current initiatives to attract new sponsors and maintain the existing ones as a valuable means to cover the financing of SOS programs.

Position: Graduate Trainee, Sponsorship

Job Requirements:

  • BA Degree in English, Literature, Journalism and Communication and other related social science fields
  • Trainings or experience working on MS office, Photography, Videography, Editing, and story or report writing.
  • Extracurricular activities in different volunteer work or school clubs is desirable
  • Fluent written and spoken English skills are expected 

Your role?

  • While working with us a  Graduate Trainee you will be in charge of the following,
  • Supports in reviewing children and facility bi-annual progress sponsorship letters coming from program locations, make sure it is done according to the guide line and make corrections accordingly
  • Supports in reviewing departure notices prepared by program sponsorship officers, verify the information included on the document is valid and file it accordingly.
  • Supports in reviewing registration documents prepared by program sponsorship officers, verify accuracy of the child data, background history and file it accordingly.
  • Supports in reviewing and uploading pictures and videos prepared for the digital lab. Check the captions sent are of good quality.
  • Organizing and updating children and young people’s status
  • Supports in drafting and writes memos, takes minutes of meetings and gives replies to general queries as instructed.
  • Sorts out information for the purpose of children progress sponsorship letters from other sources at the national office.
  • Supports in reviewing pictures of individual children and make sure they are up to the standards before printing and dispatch to sponsors.
  • Supports in ensuring that photographs of all sponsored children are duplicated and labelled according to the number of child sponsors and send to the right sponsors.
  • Supports in ensuring that all sponsored children’s Christmas greetings are properly prepared.
  • Participating in the preparation of Christmas package to be sent to sponsors with the end of year sponsorship letters.
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality and security in respect of all records, in particular children biography, sponsors data and other sensitive information.
  • Support the department in fund development related initiatives
  • Execute other specific assignments instructed by the National Sponsorship Coworkers.

Location: Addis Ababa 

Deadline: Apr 27, 2024

How to Apply:

Excited to take on a new Challenge..

Then send us your application (application letter, detailed CV containing contact detail of there references) electronically through SOS Children Villages Application portal (ICIMS)

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered.  Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasis to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia provides equal employment opportunities to all co-workers & qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or class.

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