Annoncør: SOS Børnebyerne

Ansøgningsfrist: 19/06/2024

Job: Senior Programme Manager

SOS Children’s Villages Denmark is looking for an experienced programme manager to lead and coordinate the implementation of SOS Children’s Villages programme ‘Leave no Youth Behind’ funded by Danida.

Leave No Youth Behind’ focuses on care-experienced youth in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somaliland. It addresses the enabling environment by improving the policy framework and strengthening the social service workforce and by empowering young rights holders and improving their access to mental health, sexual and reproductive health, employability, and participation.

As our new colleague, you will be part of the Institutional partnership team within the international programme department with 11 full-time employees, two controllers and two student assistants. You will join a dynamic and dedicated team with high work spirit and ethics, in an informal and positive work environment. You will work closely with our local SOS Partners in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somaliland and with the regional programme manager. You will report to the Team leader of Institutional Partnership.


  • Responsible for leading, managing and coordinating the MFA-funded Strategic Partnership Agreement programme called ‘Leave no Youth Behind’, implemented in Kenya, Somaliland, and Ethiopia.
  • Ensure compliance on the Strategic Partnership Agreement, including to screen Danida’s grant management guidelines vis a vis SOS CV internal policies, guidelines, and regulations, and to manage the project using Results-based Management (RBM).
  • Manage all reporting-related issues, including the bi-annual reports from partners, annual reports, and strategic updates to MFA, including case studies, IATI- and RIO-reporting.
  • To ensure that main activities, deliverables, findings, and lessons are properly documented.
  • Lead bi-annual project review and learning meetings with all implementing partners and selected key stakeholders and participants.
  • Participate in assessments, studies, reviews, and evaluations of the programme, in close collaboration with the Sr. MEAL advisor.
  • Maintain existing donor relations to the MFA and identify new opportunities.
  • Regular travel to East Africa, up to 30-40 days per year.

Qualifications and experiences:

  • Relevant master’s degree.
  • Minimum eight years of relevant experience from an international NGO or another relevant organisation.
  • Documented experience with management of programmes/projects funded by Danida/EU or other institutional donors.
  • Documented experience with results-based management and participatory approaches to programme development, monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Knowledge of working with a human rights-based approach (HRBA).
  • Experience working in the East and Horn of Africa.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong language skills, especially English.


  • Organized and structured.
  • Analytical and detail oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • Assertive with a positive mindset and thriving as part of a team working for a common goal.
  • Accustomed to working at all levels in an international environment.

We offer:

  • A meaningful job in an organisation that values a good working environment and prioritises personal and professional development of its employees.
  • Good work-life balance and a strong collegial community.
  • Salary in accordance with experience and based on collective agreement between SOS Children Villages Denmark and Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The position will be categorised as a ‘specialkonsulent’.
  • Pension and health insurance scheme.
  • A full-time position with a 37-hours workweek, including lunchbreak.

SOS Children’s Villages, founded in 1949, is the world’s largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children and young people without parental care, or at risk of losing it.

Locally led, we work in more than 130 countries and territories to strengthen families who are under pressure so they can stay together. When this is not in the best interest of a child or young person, we work with a range of care options, including foster care and family-like care according to the unique needs.

Together with partners, donors, communities, children, young people, and families, we enable children to grow up with the bonds they need to develop and become their strongest selves. We speak up for children’s rights and advocate for change so all children can grow up in a supportive environment.

More information

For more information about the position, please contact Camilla Torp Olsen, International Director, on email: [email protected]

To apply

Please apply no later than June 19 2024.

Apply by clicking the “Apply now” button and please attach a motivation letter and a CV together with a copy of relevant certificates.

We expect to conduct first-round interviews in week 26 and second-round interviews in week 27. We would love to have you onboard by 1st August 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Place of work is our office in Copenhagen at Amerikavej 15C, 2nd floor, Copenhagen V, Denmark.

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SOS Children’s Villages Denmark is one of Denmark’s largest privately funded child rights organizations and operates in more than 130 countries.
Please visit www.sosbø for further information.