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Director - SOS Hermann Gmeiner International College

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Wed, 14/11/2018 - 17:30

SOS Children's Villages Sierra Leone was established in 1974 (the village in Freetown being the second oldest in Africa), we work with partners in communities to help families care for their children or to provide an alternative, for instance an SOS family, in which the love of a Care Giver is essential.

Located in Freetown, Bo and Makeni, SOS Children's Villages Sierra Leone has a wide range of programmes (Children's villages, youth facilities, educational facilities, clinics) which supports more than 4,199 children in accessing and exercising their rights.

In addition to quality care, we seek to provide quality education to all the children through our Herman Gmeiner International Schools and Kindergartens through specialized agencies and service providers. Through our SOS CV Hermann Gmeiner International College, SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone is looking to recruit qualified candidates for the position of Director for SOS Hermann Gmeiner International College.


Reports to: National Director

Location: National Office

SUPERVISES: Career Technical Personnels



Knowledge of and ability to apply data analysis and evaluation techniques. Demonstrated expertise in the design and evaluation of curriculum services for vocational or community education. Knowledge of current trends and best practices in vocational and community education. Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, policies and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.



  • Maintain a close working relationship with community and state agencies.
  • Continuously appraise and evaluate the total career and technical program to achieve the established goals of providing the opportunity for people to prepare for gainful employment.
  • Maintain current knowledge of all pertinent rules and regulations affecting career and technical education.
  • Advise and assist in obtaining state and federal funds for career and technical education programs.
  • Assume responsibility for the collection, review and submission of all forms and reports relative to vocational education to local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Supervise and evaluate all instructional personnel in career and technical programs.
  • Coordinate the program evaluation process for the total career and technical program.
  • Work to identify and define local job opportunities and the role of the schools in meeting those needs.
  • Coordinate all work-experience programs in the schools.
  • Arrange and direct in-service education for the career and technical staff of the school system.
  • Supervise career and technical program to ensure the State Course of Study requirements are met.
  • Prepare and administer the department budget.
  • Recommend equipment purchase, repair, and disposal for all career and technical programs.
  • Make recommendations for long-term adjustments, changes, additions, and deletions in the career and technical program to meet changing job trends and needs.
  • Maintain close working relationship and coordinate activities and discipline with administrators of the high schools.
  • Assist in the recruitment and screening of career and technical teachers.
  • Supervise building and ground maintenance at the Career and Technical College.
  • Identify special needs of students and assist with the writing, implementation, and evaluation of the IEP's.
  • Direct guidance activities to assist students in career and technical course selection and occupational choice and decision making.
  • Conduct activities designed to create awareness of careers and career potential.
  • Maintain membership in and participate in the affairs of professional societies devoted to the advancement of career and technical education.
  • Participate in career and technical education and other conferences, workshops, and in service meetings designed to provide professional skills and competencies.
  • Follow federal and state laws, as well as School Board policies.
  • Interact with parents, outside agencies, businesses and community to enhance the understanding of system initiatives and priorities and to elicit support and assistance.
  • Keep supervisor informed of potential problems or unusual events.
  • Serve on system, state or community councils or committees as assigned or appropriate.
  • Assist in the interpretation of programs, philosophy and policies of the system to staff, students, parents and the community.
  • Work closely with system and school staffs to support school improvement initiatives and processes.
  • Keep informed and disseminate information about current research, trends and best practices in areas of responsibility.
  • Maintain expertise in assigned area.
  • Attend training sessions, conferences and workshops as assigned or appropriate to
  • Keep abreast of current practices, programs and legal issues.
  • Represent the system in a positive and professional manner.
  • Develop or assist in developing the department budget and monitor its implementation as required.
  • Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions.
  • Develop annual goals and objectives consistent with and in support of system goals and priorities.
  • Assist in implementing the system's goal and strategic commitment.
  • Utilize appropriate strategies and problem solving skills to make decisions regarding planning, utilization of funds, delivering services and evaluation of services provided.
  • Demonstrate initiative in identifying potential problems or opportunities for improvement.
  • Use appropriate styles and methods in identifying potential problems or opportunities for improvement and take appropriate action.
  • Perform other duties/tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.



  • Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • At least four year’s INGOs experience especially in complex budget setting
  • Bilingual and computer skills preferred.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply data analysis and evaluation techniques.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the design and evaluation of curriculum services for vocational or community education.
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in vocational and community education.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.



To formulate and administer a comprehensive, modern program of career and technical education.



Career Technical personnel


  • Attractive Salary
  • A supportive team working environment
  • Opportunity to work for a well-respected and recognised NGO


Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


To apply submit a letter of interest, with Curriculum Vitae, photocopy of certificates, and three (3) professional references with at least one (1) from a direct supervisor, by email only to


Closing date for the submission of applications is 14th November, 2018


Only the successful candidates will be contacted.


In accordance with the organisation’s child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.


What We Stand For:

SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective environment, which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and exploitation. We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or outside of our organisation, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature. Efforts ensure that mechanisms are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action.


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