Areas of Responsibility
Ensuring the overall management: Prepare annual budget for the Village, seek approval and monitor operations of the program to ensure compliance to the budget. He/She coordinates the planning and budgeting, monitoring and evaluation processes.The village director accounts for the implementation of the organisations policies, manuals, standards and guidelines and implements administrative systems promoting the efficient and responsible use of financial resources and property. He/she presides over the village committee, child admission committee and Child Protection Committee, and cooperates closely with representative / coordinating functions. As legal representative of the organization, he ensures compliance with all legal requirements of the work
Ensuring the overall development :
The Village Director ensures that the needs of children and youth are identified, respected, protected and addressed. The village director builds positive relationships with children through day-to-day interactions. He interacts with children to support them in their development and to guide them to settlement as good and successful people. He is the legal guardian of the children. He is responsible for the children, to their biological roots and to the government machinery for child protection and to other legal bodies.
Guiding and supporting co-workers :
The village director leads and supports all organisation staff in a strategic way according to the policies and values and acknowledged and contextualised guidelines of leadership, management and human resource development. He/she delegates tasks with trust and gives co-workers the space to perform effectively. The village director creates an open working environment where village co-workers learn and question with confidence and strive for participation. The village director promotes strong links (communication, team work and the sharing of knowledge) between the families, youth care co-workers and other village co-workers. He/She coordinates the professional recruitment in consultation with the Zonal Director/Head-ICC/ Head-HR and careful orientation for all village and youth facility/youth programme co-workers, provides ongoing feedback, carries out performance appraisal discussions with every village co-worker, encourages co-workers to take responsibility for their own learning and development (according to the HRs principles and guidelines) and ensures that they receive the support they need to fulfill their tasks. The village director manages routine personnel administration tasks, including management of personnel files and leave administration. He ensures compliance of co-workers to the service rules of the organization. He/She consults the Zonal Director/Head ICC/National Director on key staff issues.
Guiding and supporting mothers and families :
The village director ensures that framework conditions for a high quality of child care within the families are given. He/She supports the development of strong and long term family ties and ensures a secure and developmental environment for children. He visits the Families on regular basis. He is available, accessible and dependable to Mothers as a guide and support in their responsibilities. He monitors services for mothers, ensures secure environment for them and coordinates their professional development.
Guiding and supporting Youth Care Co-workers :
The village director ensures that framework conditions for a high quality of youth care within youth facilities/youth care programs are given. He/She ensures that youth programs offer career, learning and development opportunities for youths and maintains an overview of and interest in the needs and development of youths. He visits the youth facilities on a regular basis and supports youth care co-workers. The village director coordinates the professional development of youth care co-workers and ensures the required support and monitoring services for youth care co-workers.
Promoting long-term partnerships with communities:
The village director promotes and facilitates strong relationships and partnerships between the families, youths in youth facilities/youth care programs; youth care co-workers and the community. He/She forges strong links with like-minded and complementary organisations and represents the organisation in local NGO networks and advocacy initiatives. The village director assures effective co-operation with the local media as per organizations guidelines (so that the organisations aims and objectives are continuously promoted) and represents the organisations interests as well as child and youth care expertise (integrated approach) to the local authorities. He/She ensures appropriate accessibility of village facilities to the neighbouring communities and makes conscious efforts for integration of CV into the community
Contributing to the development of the National Association : The village director learns from other and shares his/her own experience. He/She participates actively in national planning and evaluation processes and actively contributes to the further development of the organisation's policies. The village director contributes to local and national child and youth care initiatives and contributes to national advocacy efforts where appropriate. He/She seeks recognition of the family model. He/She helps fundraising staff understand how the organisation assists children and families and provides background information, text and photo material, supports them to realize fundraising plans and familiar village co-workers on the importance of fundraising.
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