Child and Family Development Officer Vacancy at SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria – 2 Openings
SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria
Abuja, Nigeria
2d ago
source : MyJobNigeria


Child and Family Development Officer job opportunity is available at for individuals who possess relevant qualifications.


  • The Child and Family Development Officer would be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Family Development Plans of families.
  • He / She is responsible for leading parenting and child development process for the children and the families in the project location.
  • This includes individual home visits to each family to conduct assessment and provide hands-on support for parents, including issuing referrals for psychological support where necessary.

  • He / She will research and develop strategies for improving and ensuring the sustainability of all development initiatives for the families within SOS Nigeria locations.
  • Conduct / update situation analysis and assessments on Child and Family Development (CFD) related issues to establish evidence-based data to support holistic policy and program development and coordinated planning, implementation and monitoring of results of related programs / projects.
  • Contribute to the development / establishment of CFD plans program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of CFD related information / data for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing / administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials / documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results-based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
  • Prepare required program documentation / materials / data to facilitate the program review and approval process.
  • Contribute significantly to the overall analysis, planning and development of the CFD plans
  • Monitor and report on the use of CFD plan resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation / goals, organizational rules, regulations / procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity.
  • Report on critical issues / findings to ensure timely resolution by management / stakeholders.
  • Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution
  • Strengthen the quality of the CFD plans through strategic use of global learning and evidence on child development

  • HND / BSC Degree in a relevant subject area, such as Guidance & Counseling, Community Development, Social works etc
  • Minimum of 3 years similar work experience in the field of Community Development or Social Services in an INGO
  • Understanding of child development issues, including knowledge of child rights, child protection, child welfare, childcare and parenting;
  • and relevant local and national laws, regulations and protocols

  • Understanding of family development and community development, and sustainability of programme responses and outcomes
  • Counselling skills, including ability to advice, influence and guide programme participants and other community members.
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