Family Strengthening Programs Director

Children of the Promise

Cap-Haitien, Haiti


Feb 12

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The vision of COTP is a healthy, Christian home for every Haitian child. We seek to achieve this vision by serving families at-risk of separation through family preservation programs to keep families together and empower them for sustainable health and wellness. In addition, when a separation of child from family occurs, we pursue alternative family care for the child and provide temporary family-style residential care whenever needed.

The Family Strengthening Programs Director (FSPD) will be responsible for overseeing, directing and developing the Family Strengthening Programs Department. This will include planning and implementing a strategic vision, managing and equipping a unified staff, orienting the department to the overall mission, managing resources, and promoting a commitment to excellence. The FSPD must have a passion to serve others. The individual is expected to: be a team player; be self motivated; have a high attention to detail; be a hard worker; and be patient. The individual must be responsible with time and resources, as well as efficient and resourceful.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

Management and development of Program staff:

  1. Recruiting, selecting, orienting new program staff when necessary; training all program managers; identifying and pursuing opportunities for program staff development
  2. Supporting a healthy work environment and supporting employee’s professional growth
  3. Providing accountability for program managers through communication of their expectations, regular feedback, encouragement, evaluation, and disciplinary action when necessary; enforcing organizational policies and procedures

Strategic planning and outcomes:

  1. Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization
  2. Lead program managers in the planning of programs, including developing program processes, setting goals and attaining milestones
  3. Lead regular monitoring and evaluation of program activities, and devise strategies to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of program objectives.
  4. Develops program systems and structures - including program policies and protocols - to provide clarity and support completion of program objectives.
  5. Reports to senior leadership and Board on program outcomes
  6. Contribute to development of strategic planning for the organization

Financial stewardship and oversight of program:

  1. Prepare annual program budgets in collaboration with program managers
  2. Regularly review expenses; initiate corrective actions when necessary.
  3. Assist in seeking out and writing grant proposals as needed

Partnerships and Community Engagement: Pursue and develop partnerships with community services and leaders that contribute to achieving the strategic objectives of the organization.

Other duties as assigned

Key areas of Responsibility:

  1. Nutrition Program
  2. Special Needs Outreach Program
  3. Domestic Foster Care Program
  4. Lagossette Christian School
  5. Education Sponsorship Program

Job Qualifications:

Position Skills and Qualifications:

Education: University degree (bachelor’s degree minimum; master’s degree preferred) in social work, international development, or in a related field. Additional certificates or trainings in related work is an asset.

Experience: Minimum of 2 years experience in a program’s director or management position, including experience in overseeing the administration of an organization’s strategic objectives. Must have experience in orphan and vulnerable children care, particularly working with families at-risk of separation.


  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Thorough understanding of program management techniques and methods
  • Knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation techniques
  • Knowledge of best-practices in field of orphan and vulnerable children care
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness; strong communication skills
  • Ability to coach and foster teamwork; ability to galvanize team around a common goal
  • Ability to work well within a team; demonstrates humility and a team-first approach.
  • Ability to work with other organizations for the benefit of God’s kingdom work.

Working knowledge of MS Word, Google Drive

Faith: Clearly expresses and demonstrates a lifestyle of living out their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Language: Fluent and a strong communicator in written and spoken Creole and English. Fluency in French is also a preferred asset.

Demonstrates a level of perspective and maturity as a result of their previous life experiences.

Complete and clear a criminal background check for working within a vulnerable sector.

Complete and clear a criminal background check for working within a vulnerable sector.

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Empowering families to stay together & to stay healthy