3 Employment Opportunities at SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania 2022

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17 January 2022

3 Employment Opportunities at SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania 2022

  Mgodin       17 January 2022

3 Employment Opportunities at SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania 2022

Employment Opportunities at SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania is a local non-government organization affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide child care and protection organization that provides orphaned and destitute children with a permanent home and educational opportunities. Established 60 years ago, SOS Children’s Villages International the umbrella organization, currently has Children’s Villages and other projects in 135 countries around the world. Globally, it runs the SOS Children’s Village Programme which has two main arms, i.e. Family Based Care based at SOS Children’s Villages and Family Strengthening Programmes supporting families in local communities. SOS has been working in the United Republic of Tanzania since 1991, and implements its programs in the following locations Zanzibar, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Iringa. SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania seeks to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the following vacant positions.

Job Title : Alternative Care Coordinator (1 Post)

Duty station : Arusha

Reporting to : Program Manager


Alternative Care Cordinator leads the Alternative Care (AC) unit in the programme location. His/Her primary role is to be a guardian to each SOS child/youth and family and take an active part in the growth and development of each child/youth, coordinates education activities in collaboration with relevant social workers to ensure the adequate care of all children and youth in family based care are in accordance with the organisational policies and guidelines.


Implements the SOS CV programme approach in accordance with our brand and the relevant organisational policies (basic policies, core policies, quality standards) and relevant policy support documents.
Oversees and takes lead regularly in the programme activities, being an active part of education of children and youth.
Develop and oversees child admission committees at the village while ensuring the adherence of the policies and standards including the legislative law of the country
Upholds the AC monitoring and evaluation system to ensure consistent quality of services are provided to the children/ youth as per standard by the responsible people.
Take lead in the budgeting and planning for the AC unit with consultation of the Program Manager and Senior Alternative Care Coordinator.
Produces regular and ad-hoc reports as requested by the Program Manager.
Develop a strong network with the other programme units in the location such as FS, schools, health and advocacy to guarantee high quality of programme services.
Accountable on the resource/assets of the Alternative Care facility.
Leads, manages, supports, and develops all core care co­workers with support from HR Officer at the programme level.
Promotes strong collaboration, effective communication, and team work among Mothers/Aunts and Youth Empowerment officers for effective delivery of services.
Provides technical support, guidance, and leadership to all care co-workers, motivating them to work as a united ‘family’.
Support and implement appropriate training programmes for all core care co-workers with support from HROD department from National Office.
Spends quality time with core care co-workers in order to encourage their long-term commitment to the children and youth and ensure Quality services delivered to the SOS Children and Youth.
To provide psychosocial support to core care co-workers and helps they meet the demands with a view of creating stable and safe family environment.
Makes time to interact with children and youth on a regular basis, to get to know and understand them as individuals.
Creates a framework that facilitates high quality child care within the SOS family and the youth facilities.
Ensures compliance and high quality of procedures for family-based care in accordance with the country’s legal laws.
Enforces SOS Children’s Villages standards, procedures, and mechanisms in the field of child protection and child rights.
Impulses innovative approaches for the successful socio professional integration of youth based on the local context.
Aligns and reviews the work within SOS families to the child and youth care quality standards.
Takes an active interest in and at least annually reviews the child and youth development plans to assure the developmental and education needs are met within the unit or within other programme units.
Supports the youth through their various transition processes or/and the re-integration processes.
Strengthens the links between SOS families and biological families and relatives if available and creates opportunities for reunions and visits.
Maintains existing and develop potential sponsors to maximise all sponsorship opportunities and to maintain good relationships.
Ensure timely reporting to sponsors of the children at the Villages.
Supports the Sponsorship coordinator on getting all necessary correspondences from Mothers/Aunts/ YCCW for Sponsors satisfaction.
Establishes and maintains partnerships and networking with relevant government departments, local community groups, CBOs, NGO and officials to establish and maintain good relationships/partnerships.

Degree in Social work or Sociology.
4-5 years of relevant professional experience at management level.
Experience in working with children/youth environment will be added advantage.
Ability to work independently, self-organize, use initiative, keeps commitments and meets deadlines.
The candidate should possess the emotional stability to lead and guide the large community of children and youth, by maintaining the required high standards.
Mature personality (male or female) , stable socially and emotionally.
Strong interpersonal and team skills
Fluent in English and Swahili.
Computer literacy
Job Title : Program Officer (1 post)

Duty Station : Pemba

Reporting to : Program Coordinator


Program Officer is responsible for facilitating the capacity building of Family Strengthening Program supported families, communities and duty bearers to effectively protect and care their children sustainably in cooperation with local authorities and other service providers, enabling children who are at risk of losing the care of the families to grow within a caring family environment

  • Lead the implementation of the project as per annual plan
  • Facilitate and support the timely programme plans from the approved annual plans and budgets.
  • Facilitate the formation and development of Community Task Force to spearhead the programme;
  • Facilitate the identification of the beneficiaries of the program
  • Support communities in the assessment of root causes leading to child abandonment at family and community levels through use of appropriate participatory tools.
  • Conduct the capacity building to the beneficiaries of the program
  • Facilitate families’ access to essential services required to fulfil their children’s developmental needs and rights such as education, nutrition, health care and vital registration.
  • Facilitate Capacity building of families as well as the community.
  • Facilitate the empowerment of community facilitators in Family Development Planning for their effective and efficient contribution in the strengthening of families.
  • Facilitate and support the initial Community Based Organisation capacity assessment in order to come up with the CBO Development Plan.
  • Facilitate the developing of the CBO’s organizational management capacity, that is, formation of properly constituted boards & committees, writing CBO constitution, legal registration of CBO, developing the CBO vision statement, mission statement, strategy and values.
  • Support the CBO capacity building of systems in Financial and accounting policies, procurement policies and procedures, resource mobilization strategies, human resource management policies, project reporting procedures and strategic plans.
  • Facilitate regular data collection through appropriate monitoring tools on programme interventions.
  • Facilitate stakeholder analysis within the programme, maintaining and updating stakeholders’ profiles.
  • Facilitate participatory monitoring and evaluation of the programme interventions.
  • Keep up-to-date information regarding beneficiaries and services provided
  • Conduct regular field visit to the area of the program intervention
  • Prepare reports to be shared to different levels within and outside the organization

  • Bachelor degree in Social Work, Sociology;
  • At least three years working experience preferably with NGO/ INGO in this field.
  • Basic facilitation skills.
  • Basic Knowledge of Gender, Child rights and Advocacy.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Fluent in English and Swahili.
  • Computer literacy
How to apply:
Interested candidates for any of the above positions should submit their application letter by email describing how your experience, qualifications and competencies make you the right candidate for this position. Enclose ONLY detailed and updated CV with telephone contacts, email address and details of at least 3 referees.The candidate MUST clearly indicate the title of position applied for. Only contacted candidates for the interview will submit copies of academic, professional certificates and passport size photo. This advert can be obtained on our website http://www.sos-childrensvillagestanzania.or.tz. Closing date is 24th January, 2022.

To apply please send to;
The National Director SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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