Family Strengthening Programs Director

Entreprise: Children of the Promise

Type de contrat de travail:
Temps plein

Secteur d'activité:
Organisations Internationales

Localisation: Cap Haitien, Haiti

Date d'embauche: 1 avril 2021

Publiée le: Feb 05, 2021

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Family Strengthening Programs Director at Children of the Promise

Description du poste:

The vision of COTP is a healthy, Christian home for every Haitian child. We seek to achieve this vision by serving families at-risk of separation through family preservation programs to keep families together and empower them for sustainable health and wellness. In addition, when a separation of child from family occurs, we pursue alternative family care for the child and provide temporary family-style residential care whenever needed.

The Family Strengthening Programs Director (FSPD) will be responsible for overseeing, directing and developing the Family Strengthening Programs Department. This will include planning and implementing a strategic vision, managing and equipping a unified staff, orienting the department to the overall mission, managing resources, and promoting a commitment to excellence. The FSPD must have a passion to serve others. The individual is expected to: be a team player; be self motivated; have a high attention to detail; be a hard worker; and be patient. The individual must be responsible with time and resources, as well as efficient and resourceful.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
-Management and development of Program staff:
Recruiting, selecting, orienting new program staff when necessary; training all program managers; identifying and pursuing opportunities for program staff development
-Supporting a healthy work environment and supporting employee’s professional growth
-Providing accountability for program managers through communication of their expectations, regular feedback, encouragement, evaluation, and disciplinary action when necessary; enforcing organizational policies and procedures

Strategic planning and outcomes:
-Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization
-Lead program managers in the planning of programs, including developing program processes, setting goals and attaining milestones
-Lead regular monitoring and evaluation of program activities, and devise strategies to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of program objectives.
-Develops program systems and structures - including program policies and protocols - to provide clarity and support completion of program objectives.
-Reports to senior leadership and Board on program outcomes
-Contribute to development of strategic planning for the organization

Financial stewardship and oversight of program:
-Prepare annual program budgets in collaboration with program managers
-Regularly review expenses; initiate corrective actions when necessary.
-Assist in seeking out and writing grant proposals as needed

Partnerships and Community Engagement: Pursue and develop partnerships with community services and leaders that contribute to achieving the strategic objectives of the organization.

Other duties as assigned

Key areas of Responsibility:

-Nutrition Program
-Special Needs Outreach Program
-Domestic Foster Care Program
-Lagossette Christian School
-Education Sponsorship Program

Qualifications requises:

Position Skills and Qualifications:

Education: University degree (bachelor’s degree minimum; master’s degree preferred) in social work, international development, or in a related field. Additional certificates or trainings in related work is an asset.

Experience: Minimum of 2 years experience in a program’s director or management position, including experience in overseeing the administration of an organization’s strategic objectives. Must have experience in orphan and vulnerable children care, particularly working with families at-risk of separation.

Competencies:
-Excellent organizational and leadership skills
-Thorough understanding of program management techniques and methods
-Knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation techniques
-Knowledge of best-practices in field of orphan and vulnerable children care
-Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness; strong communication skills
-Ability to coach and foster teamwork; ability to galvanize team around a common goal
-Ability to work well within a team; demonstrates humility and a team-first approach.
-Ability to work with other organizations for the benefit of God’s kingdom work.
-Working knowledge of MS Word, Google Drive

Faith: Clearly expresses and demonstrates a lifestyle of living out their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Language: Fluent and a strong communicator in written and spoken Creole and English. Fluency in French is also a preferred asset.

Demonstrates a level of perspective and maturity as a result of their previous life experiences.
Complete and clear a criminal background check for working within a vulnerable sector.

Complete and clear a criminal background check for working within a vulnerable sector.

A propos de Children of the Promise

Children of the Promise is a non-profit located in northern Haiti, near Cap-Haitien. Our mission is to provide excellent physical, spiritual, emotional, educational, and economic care for at-risk children and families in Haiti, empowering the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Our vision is a healthy, Christian home and family for every Haitian child. We seek to achieve this vision by serving families at-risk of separation through family preservation programs to keep families together and empower them for sustainable health and wellness. In addition, when a separation of child from family occurs, we pursue alternative family care for the child and provide temporary family-style residential care whenever needed.

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