Holt International Children’s Services develops and maintains programs overseas that annually serves over 100,000 orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children in 13 countries. Holt International addresses the root causes of child homelessness by working directly with children and families around the world, focusing on developing and delivering programs based on three pillars of service: family strengthening, world-class orphan care and adoption services.
The Africa/Haiti Program carries out child welfare, family preservation and family strengthening programs in Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti and Uganda; as well as some adoption services in Ethiopia and Haiti. Managed by U.S. and in-country staff, these programs are carried out in close cooperation with partner agencies, orphanages and other child service providers, government child welfare agencies, local and regional officials, funding agencies, and others. The Africa/Haiti Program anticipates 80% of its level of effort (LOE) will focus on child welfare programming and 20% of its LOE will focus on adoption services. The program continuously evaluates opportunities to expand or deepen program services in Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana and Haiti, but also other countries, while maintaining high standards of quality and transparency for sustainable development and child welfare impact.
The Africa/Haiti Program Manager must possess area-based, child-focused program development, implementation and assessment skills and experience to achieve success for this region’s child welfare programming. He/she assures overseas country or project specific objectives are met by developing and implementing programs for vulnerable children in Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana and Haiti and by serving as coordinating link between assigned programs and departments within the Holt structure, and by assignment of special duties and functions for program development, implementation and monitoring.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE (MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS): Licensed Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field, with 3 years of experience in international child welfare; or Master’s Degree in International Development or related field, with 3 years of experience in international child welfare; or Bachelor’s degree in social work, international development or a related field and five years of experience in international child welfare. Knowledge of international development, international child welfare, community-based development, or other directly related service field, or nonprofit organizational capacity building area, such as program planning, or organizational development, strongly preferred. Cross cultural knowledge, sensitivity and competencies. Excellent English language written and oral communication skills. Proficiency in French or Spanish and/or Swahili, Amharic or relevant African language desirable. Proficiency with budgeting, databases, word processing and spreadsheets.
To ensure consideration, please submit the following application materials:
Cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job posting.
Current resume which includes educational and professional work experience. Educational experience must include type of degree and education experience and where obtained. Work experience must include employer name, dates of employment (month and year), position held/title and a description of duties, if position was full time or part time, and reason for leaving employer(s).
A Holt application, cover letter, and any supplemental materials (if requested in the job posting), will be used to select the top candidate(s). Those selected for further consideration will be invited to an interview. Prior to hiring, candidate(s) will be required to complete a pre-employment criminal history background check, motor vehicle record check, and child abuse clearance check. A credit check may be done if applicable for the position. The candidate(s) must pass the background check process in order to continue in the hiring process.
Holt International Children’s Services finds and supports permanent, loving families for children who are orphaned, abandoned or at serious risk of separation from their family. Holt’s child centered model of care provides services for vulnerable children to ensure they will grow and develop to their fullest potential.