SOS Children’s Villages launched an emergency programme in 2014 to help children and families affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine. It is one of the few organisations working on both sides of the contact line.
Andreas Papp, Director of Emergency Response for SOS Children’s Villages International, was in Syria in early March to visit SOS programmes in Damascus and Aleppo. He talks about what he saw and what can be done to help Syria's youngest generation.
Recent emergencies in Philippines, Nepal and Haiti show the value of sound construction
When a natural disaster hits an SOS Children’s Village, the ability of its infrastructure to resist the forces of nature is crucial to keep the children and staff safe. That no fatalities due to natural disaster have been reported in the history of the organisation is testimony to the construction standards it maintains.
We, the civil society organisations working with Syrian communities, welcome the launch of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2017-2018 in response to the Syrian Crisis (3RP) and the sharing of the key humanitarian priorities for Syria in 2017 in Helsinki on 24 January 2017. We endorse the focus of 3RP on integrating a development approach with humanitarian assistance activities and echo the key features of the plan, such as the emphasis on educational opportunities and the need for boosting the use of national and local capacities for service delivery.
After the SOS Children's Village in Juba, South Sudan, had to be evacuated in July 2016, the SOS families are settling in at their temporary homes in the South Sudanese capital. Life has slowly returned to normal for the children despite the ongoing security challenges in the country.
The SOS Children’s Village in Juba, which opened in early 2015, was evacuated on 11 July 2016 as fighting gripped the capital. The children were quickly moved to safety, leaving behind nearly everything they had.
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Mission of the position:
Build regional and national fundraising and communications capacity across the region by providing strategic drive and guidance, targeted technical support and clear operating frameworks. In particular drive net income growth development, increase in number of committed givers in the Region and continue to diversify income streams.
- National Heads/Directors of Fundraising and Communications
- National Directors
International Director Region
For our Emergency programmes we are seeking a committed
Flying Emergency Advisor (f/m)
Reporting to: International Director GER & Managing Director Luxembourg
Location: Flying position – location based on current needs in MENA region - focus on Syria, Iraq and Lebanon
Contract: Employment contract
Background of the position
In cooperation with a German/American couple who owns a farm-retreat in the Chianti area SOS Children’s Villages International – an independent and non-governmental organization founded in Austria in 1949 and present in 134 countries worldwide – aims at building up a healing center focused on trauma care and experiential education for adolescents in need.
In particular, the project to be set up aims at:
Position title: Fund Development Advisor for MENA
Working location: Casablanca
Mission of the position:
Responsible of support guidance and coaching to Member Associations (MAs) to get the fundraising goals and objectives, increasing the levels of local funding.
General aim of the position:
Position: Regional Institutional Partnership Development (IPD) Advisor
IOR ESAF (Eastern and Southern Africa) (Job Ref: SOS/IPD /19/3)
Place of Work: Addis Ababa
Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of orphaned and vulnerable children.