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CAREERS

Why work with us

By creating an environment for team members to personally and professionally thrive, we will have maximum impact towards our mandate.

Our work is fulfilling. We offer education, employability and entrepreneurship opportunities to our beneficiaries giving them the chance to explore what’s out there and learn about the industry/careers/opportunities that’s right for them. We are affecting lives positively every day and that excites us

Our long-established relationships with over [40] partner firms means we can do a lot with a small team

We have a small team so leverage on each others’ perspectives, time and skills sets through our cross functional teams constantly sharing knowledge on our work 

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We have a flat culture where executive management and the board interact and work seamlessly, with no unnecessary hierarchies

Our high impact programs are delivered by trained industry professionals

We have a diverse highly qualified and cross functional leadership: Our board with combined 50+ years of experience, has worked across a broad range of sectors and organisations – corporate/private sector, not-for-profit (local & international) and public sector. We find the balance in age; gender; geography

We have an alumni network of 50+ professionals across various industries and trainers. Whether it is trainers, ex-staff, ex-mentors, or otherwise that we continue to engage with and have moved on to do other very interesting things. We would like to believe that they will continue promoting and imbibing SOSF values wherever they go. As you build your professional experience, you get the chance to share your knowledge with the next generation and to join our alumni networ

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We have a flat culture where executive management and the board interact and work seamlessly, with no unnecessary hierarchies

Our high impact programs are delivered by trained industry professionals

We have a diverse highly qualified and cross functional leadership: Our board with combined 50+ years of experience, has worked across a broad range of sectors and organisations – corporate/private sector, not-for-profit (local & international) and public sector. We find the balance in age; gender; geography

We have an alumni network of 50+ professionals across various industries and trainers. Whether it is trainers, ex-staff, ex-mentors, or otherwise that we continue to engage with and have moved on to do other very interesting things. We would like to believe that they will continue promoting and imbibing SOSF values wherever they go. As you build your professional experience, you get the chance to share your knowledge with the next generation and to join our alumni networ

Our Recruitment Process

Call for Applications: Submit your CV and cover letter

Competency Based Test: Written scenario-based tests aimed at assessing initial competence of candidate for the role

1st level skype/phone interview: If your CV and cover letter indicates a good match with the job description then you will be contacted by HR for an initial phone/skype interview. Interviews are typically 45-60-minute Q&A meetings. Our goal during interviews is to better understand your skills and capabilities. Equally as important, we’d like to learn how you could be a positive contributor to the organizational culture of SOSF.

2nd level skype/phone interview: Thereafter your initial interview, if your skills and background continue to align strongly with the role then you may be invited you to speak to a larger panel including business unit representatives or heads

Assessment Centre: The assessment center will be a half-day or full-day long centre (depending on the role) with series of verbal and numerical reasoning tests; group exercises; scenario-based role plays and panel interviews or individual meetings with team members. This can vary by process and time per team and position.

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Benefits

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  • Internal Mobility options through job title re-designation and shadowing opportunities
  • Secondment in partner organizations
  • Volunteering/Ventures in partner organizations
  • Fellowship application support and sponsorship
  • Expanding your network: Attendance at conferences or seminars
  • Formal Learning: Flexibility to take e-learning and short courses; and annual training opportunities chosen by staff
  • Mentoring & Coaching: As you build your professional experience, you get the chance to share your knowledge with the next generation and to join our alumni network.
  • Management experience: Given how small the team is, you will have the opportunity to higher program support officers and interns that you can manage

Open Opportunities

President
The President provides overall leadership, direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Skills Outside School Foundation (SOSF), and serves as the face of SOSF with donors, the partners, the public, the beneficiaries of SOSF programs, the policymakers, and other stakeholders.

Media and Communication
The role presents a unique opportunity to portray the foundation’s work and create robust visibility for the foundation through social media and other relevant platforms. The officer will be in charge of day-to-day communication with the Foundations’ existing partners to ensure that wider benefits are secured and long-term goals are achieved.

Admin, HR and officer
The officer will perform a wide variety of professional level administrative duties involving procedures, organization, planning, contracts, facilities, systems, equipment, supplies, personnel, finance and special projects; performs related duties as assigned. 

SOS Careers Program Officer
The Program Officer oversees the developing, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling all activities aimed at providing career preparatory support and training program to students in tertiary institutions.

SOS Bridge Program Assistant
The Assistant will work with the program officer to support in knowledge management, trainings, content production for external use. The assistant will conduct education and employability research to strengthen the Bridge model whilst supporting in Monitoring and Evaluation capacity

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ALUMNI NETWORK

The Alumni Network helps to connect more than 500 alumni members to the foundation’s work, its current staff, and each other. Skills Outside School Foundation alumni go on to do extraordinary things.

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