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.
Emergency programme to focus on helping Yazidis and other communities in need
SOS Children’s Villages is launching a humanitarian programme in the Dohuk region of Iraqi Kurdistan to help ethnic Yazidis and other internally displaced people. Alia Al-Dalli, SOS Children’s Villages’ International Director of the Middle East and North Africa Region, explains the new emergency relief programme to assist more than 3,000 Yazidis and other internally displaced people living in or near the Khanke camp in western Dohuk.
SOS Children’s Villages is joining 77 other organisation in urging the European Commission and EU member states to step up protections of migrant and refugee children.
In a joint statement to be released at the European Forum on the Rights of the Child, which begins Tuesday in Brussels, SOS Children’s Villages and its partners are calling for seven action points to protect children in migration:
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Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator
SOS Children’s Villages take action for children as an independent non-governmental social development organization. We build families for children in need, we help them shape the development of their communities, we respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in countries and communities where our mission can contribute to development.
Mission of the position:
The Construction Project Manager (CPM) has the main responsibility for all PSA construction projects (new, extensions, renovations, green projects and purchases of real estates in combination with construction modifications).
Job Description Summary:
The ERP Coordinator is overall responsible for ensuring the successful and timely implementation and management of the ERP in accordance with internal regulations and external international standards.
As the representative for the SOS CVI emergency response program in Jordan, s/he is also responsible for ensuring good relations and the coordination of activities with key stakeholders (donors, government bodies, UN agencies, CBOs, etc.).
The Innovation Project Coordinator – International Product Development supports the project management of multi-country innovation projects that aim at designing new fundraising products and further developing existing fundraising products through a digital experience.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
· Support the setup and evaluation of multi-country market research, prototyping and testing
· Design and develop project plans to ensure innovations are tested and scaled out effectively