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SOS Children’s Villages International is constantly developing its highly committed and diverse global workforce with co-workers from different cultures and professional skills. As the umbrella organisation of SOS Children’s Villages, we:

  • Coordinate and support the federation’s programmes and activities around the world

  • Manage the organisation’s finances, accounting and reporting according to highest standards of transparency and accountability

  • Promote open communication, coordination and knowledge sharing within the federation and with external stakeholders and partners

  • Drive the development of global policies, quality standards and programme innovation within the federation

  • Promote child rights and take action to improve policies and practices that affect the well-being of children at risk

  • Facilitate strong partnerships with communities, governments, institutional and corporate partners, international organisations, NGOs and other key stakeholders

Our principles

People are our greatest asset. As an employer, we are guided by the following principles.

Our staff feel they are part of the organisation, identify with its values, and share a commitment to children. A professional approach to child care, balanced by compassion and understanding, is promoted. A culture is created which values staff members as equal partners, recognises their contributions, and supports their professional development.

People are our organisation's greatest asset, and each staff member is treated with respect, fairness and consistency. Our staff works together as supportive partners, in a spirit of understanding and trust. Teamwork is encouraged to bring new ideas and plans to life.

SOS Children's Villages supports the continual development of its co-workers, helping them to improve their skills and professional capabilities. A culture that promotes learning and creativity is nurtured. Individual training needs are assessed, and performance is evaluated, encouraging the long-term growth of each employee. Long service is encouraged, to build experience, continuity and a stable environment in which children can grow.

Through strong leadership, effective delegation, and involvement in planning and decision-making, our staff are motivated to take full responsibility for their work, within a clearly defined frame of standards and responsibilities. Initiative and confidence are built, allowing co-workers to act decisively in addressing their daily challenges.

SOS parent: a special profession

Being an SOS parent is a special profession with unique duties and challenges. It is often described as a calling and a vocation, but vocational training is a key step to becoming an SOS parent.

Other opportunities

SOS Children’s Villages International does not run a volunteer programme. Please contact the national SOS association in your country for local volunteer opportunities. 


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