The KOTS (Kids-Off-The-Street) Program Coordinator role is a full time, permanent role. Location is Lekki – Ajah, Lagos. S/He reports to the KOTS Program Manager and supervises the shelter volunteers and tutors.

Work Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm
  • Saturday: 9am-2pm
  • Sunday:2pm-4pm


Job Objective
To oversee and plan all programs and activities in the Kids off the Street Shelter (KOTS), to support the House Manager in all her duties, act as the liaison officer between the Children, their schools and the PISTIS Foundation Education unit.

Key Deliverables

  • Oversee, develops, plans and implements all Educational & Co-Curriculum programs.
  • Participate in the orientation of new intakes and volunteers into the shelter.
  • Supervise and support all program staff (tutoring classes, volunteers, direct observation, written evaluations).
  • Ensures shelter rules and procedures are adhered to.
  • Serves as the go-to person whenever the House Manager is unavailable.
  • Responsible for setting the shelter’s annual budget regarding shelter programs e.g. extra-curricular classes or activities and making sure the shelter does not go over that budget.
  • In conjunction with the House Manager, sets annual goals and objectives for the shelter and implements a plan to reach those goals.
  • Supports the House Manager in Developing and maintaining policies and procedures of the shelter. Ensures compliance with the policies and procedures for both clients and staff.
  • Participates in all management meetings.
  • Provides First Aid to the children in the shelter.
  • Provides support to the House Manager in Managing effectively the interface with family members, law courts and regulatory agencies as required.
  • Acts as a social worker representative on behalf of the children in the law courts.
  • Maintains and updates case files of all children in the shelter and keeps all records pertaining to academic and co-curricular activities daily logs, progress notes, incident reports etc.
  • Provides counseling to children in the shelter and ensures confidentiality of children in the shelter.
  • Provides tutoring assistance to the children in the shelter.
  • Support with timely renewal of regulatory licenses as at when required.


  • Monthly/weekly shelter budget inputs and manage assigned budget.
  • Assist with contract negotiations, new & existing licenses evaluation.
Key Performance Indicators/Performance Goals:
  • Degree of smooth day-to-day, monthly, quarterly & yearly programs planned for the children in the Shelter with minimal issues.
  • Degree of quality in the various programs planned for the children in the shelter.
  • Degree of compliance with shelter rules and policies.
  • Degree of supervisory, mentoring and coaching of subordinates
  • Cost efficiency in the management of shelter’s program budget.
  • Time renewal of regulatory licenses if and when required.

Job Specifications

  • HND or Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Education Administration, Social Work or related field is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 4yrs working experience in the education, administration or related field.
  • Teaching background an asset
  • Computer proficiency particularly in Microsoft Office i.e. excel, power point & word in their application to problem solving (Budget calculation, presentation, reports, etc.)
  • Working knowledge and application of Graphics design or use of Corel Draw an added advantage
  • A working knowledge of how to plan, implement and supervise programs for children.
  • Hands on experience working with children from various socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Hands-on knowledge and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office i.e. Excel, PowerPoint & Word in their application to problem solving e.g. Budget calculations, presentations, reports etc.
  • Ability to tutor children and provide quality care to children in the shelter.
  • Good supervision skills.
  • Experienced managerial skills
  • Loves working with children, empathetic, mature & caring.
  • Good leadership skills, experience of mentoring junior staff.
  • Team player & self-motivated with the ability to work as an effective change agent.
  • Cost consciousness and ability to delegate.
  • Effective communication Skills.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Planning and organization skills.
  • Agile, ability to walk up and down the stairs, ability to lift at least 15kg.
  • Ability to drive

Attitude and Behavioral Skills

  • Globally conscious and technologically savvy
  • Ability to work in a systematic, organised manner with keen attention to details
  • Excellent communication, team bonding and volunteer management skills
  • Positive attitude towards work with proven ability to work under pressure as well as across multiple technical areas simultaneously, supporting teams/ staff members
  • Professional behavior with sound work ethics.
  • Good “vendor management” orientation and interpersonal as well as negotiation skills, quantitative and analytical skills and written/verbal communication skills
Key Relationships


  • House Manager
  • Assistant House
  • Manager
  • Cook
  • Stewards
  • Security
  • Children
  • Tutors
  • Shelter Visitors
  • Volunteers


  • Family members
  • Law Courts
  • Lawyers
  • PEF Education Team
  • Schools
  • Counselors
  • Medical Team/Hospitals
  • Pastors
  • PEF members
  • Statutory/Regulatory Bodies
Job Category: Care Giver Kids Shelter
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lagos

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