SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania is a local
non-government organization affiliated to Sos Children’s Villages
International, a worldwide child care 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.
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.
Job Title National Reintegration Coordinator (1 Post)
Duty station Reporting to National Office
Head of Programs
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
Reintegration Coordinator provides overall coordination of the
three-year project titled “Facilitating Responsible Reintegration of
Children and Young People” at the national level by ensuring project
quality and effectiveness. The holder of the post will be responsible to
ensure the project is implemented to realize the anticipated results..
S/he will assist in the preparation of project implementation work
plans, budget implementation and periodic reporting. Also, she/he will
undertake partnership roles that include engagement with the
government’s Ministries, Departments and Agents (MDAs)such the Ministry
of Community Development, Gender,Women and Special Groups.Other partners
include the likeminded organizations and Civil Society Organizations
(CSOs) working on children and young people reintegration processes.
- Coordinate and manage the Responsible Reintegration project work for SOS Children’s Villages in Tanzania
and supervise project officers’ project activities as national lead
including taking overall responsibility for the reintegration
coordination and technical capacity building of program staff supporting
the reintegration in the field
- Spearhead the process of the design of a local data management systems and procedures for reintegration
- Ensure documentation and the organization of paper-based information are up-to-date.
- Use the database to monitor adherence to procedure on individual cases and ensure that roles and responsibilities are upheld.
national project team and drives project implementation according to
plan, involving relevant staff, government and national CSO
- Provide thematic expertise on protection of
children and young people, child empowerment, and family strengthening
in the context of reintegration.
- Ensure that
reintegration-focused child protection, livelihoods and other youth and
family empowerment activities are implemented in a coordinated,
mutually-supportive manner with relevant stakeholders.
- Act as SOS Children’s Villages focal point for reintegration project initiatives with SOS Children’s Villages in Tanzania.
that procedures for the reintegration of children and youth are
compliant with national and organizational legislation, standards, and
- Ensure project implementation is in accordance with project plan, donor proposal and partnership agreement.
- Submit progress reports as well as provide input for annual donor reports to the Regional Project Lead.
- Regularly updates the Head of Programs and relevant National Office departments of project developments and activities.
formal and informal meetings with the Head of Programs and other
National Office department heads for information sharing and decision
- Seek technical guidance/support from the Head of Programs on a regular basis.
in national platforms at addressing child vulnerability issues
affecting beneficiaries of SOS target group and promotes the work of SOS
to various organizations and communities.
- Build strong working relationships with national / location program managers
the project as well as the SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania at internal
and external meetings, conferences, and thematic coordination platforms
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCES:
- University Degree, preferably master’s degree in Child Welfare, Social Work, Sociology or Community Development.
- Minimum 5 years programmatic work experience with an international NGO or other nationally recognized institution.
- Documented experience in case management, child and family tracing, reintegration, and reunification.
commitment to capacity building of staff, a team player with
demonstrable success coordinating program interventions in the
reintegration field i.e with children without parental care or living
and working in the street
- Experience-based understanding of the
inter-relations between children and young people reintegration and
alternative care for children, and an ability to shape programming in a
way that ensures the needs of reintegrated children are met while also
advancing prevention of family separation.
- Knowledge of UNGA, UNCRC, ACRWC, the relevant national legal and policy frameworks
- Good problem solving, strategic planning and analytical skills
- Ability to plan well, set own targets and meet them
- Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
- Willingness to travel and work regularly in field sites with basic standards of living and minimal comfort.
- Be both self-reliant and have the ability to lead and co-operate with others.
- Be able to work under minimum supervision to achieve the set objectives.
Job Title : Employment and Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
Duty station : SOS Children’s Village Mwanza
Reporting to : Program Manager
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
Program Coordinator oversees development of projects related to young
people, child participants, and adults of alternative care, family
strengthening and others from the community and supports community
systems and structures strengthening on behalf of the organization. The
EET Program Coordinator works closely with Youth Empowerment Officer to
promote youth Services through engaging the community and all
stakeholders in the support of projects to meet the needs of local youth
for them to become self-independent.
NEW TANZANIAN JOBS, INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES 2022 (1,475 POSTS)
the planning of the Social Centre program activities. Carry
out/supports any assessment that will be conducted for Youth/social
centre e.g. Baseline, feasibility study or up-date existing information
for starting/or redesigning youth/ social centre project.
- Conduct research and statistical analysis; offers recommendations on community development opportunities.
key stakeholders including the Local Government Authority,
Community-Based Partners and Youth/Social Centre Project participants
(e.g. Child related Community groups/associations, structure/system
membersjand ensure their active participation in the project design and
implementation putting a particular emphasis on child/youth
- Draw-up an initial action plan together with key
community stakeholders based on the findings from the feasibility study,
baseline or any assessment, followed by annual plans with concrete
programme activities based on the analysis findings, context and in line
with the organisations mission, policies, strategic priorities and
- Ensure all Youth/Social Centre participants
understand Children Village Program Policy, their roles and ready to
engage accordingly. All key steps (context, assessment, available
resources and in the best interest of the child) are effectively
observes during Planning phase or redesigning of the Program.
local funding sources and apply for grants and other forms of local
income, such as Community support grants from various grants foundations
and government subsidies under different department such as Women/youth
funds from Community development department at Mwanza City Council.
recommendations on available potential funding opportunities to the
project participants, available partnership initiatives and the
community needs and liaises frequently with community members, funders,
and other stakeholders. Coordinate the implementation of programme
activities Before the Program Coordinator EET implement new Community
Program or any initiatives, he/she should evaluate existing scheme,
identifying their flaws and highlighting where there is room for
improvement. Then he/she should share with management how and where
these communities’ needs and aspirations can be met, devising
strategies, considering budgetary restrictions and then working with a
range of different existing community management to prepare and
- Develop Youth empowerment training programme and curriculum packages that will be carried at the Youth/Social Centre
the Setting up the leadership to a community Committees, groups and
Associations in identifying/securing and coordinating community
resources necessary to implement Community Development Programs
(Existing and new).
- Lead the implementation of programme
activities with partners according to the objectives, actions and time
frames outlined in the annual plan and joint action plan.
- Develop and scope viable programs with other community-based groups that reflect community assets and priorities.
- Ensure that the programme operates in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
capacity-building to Community-Based Partners (e.g. youth groups,
Community Committees, Associations or Community Clubs) or
Systems/structures like Child Protection Systems, to ensure the
long-term sustainability of service delivery that is done by the
organisation is anchored into their daily plan of actions/activities and
- Build a strong network of Community Based Partners, Committees and Groups that are existing in the community.
the implementation of the Children’s Villages Program Policy while
keeping focus on the principles, social support networks strengthened
and the actions and decision made by these committees, groups,
structures etc. should be in the best interest of the child. Build and
manage positive relations with the community and/or local authorities
Identify strategic partnership and build strong relationships with
respective community development department in the local government
authorities, recognised community leadership and like-minded child
related community groups/association, who share the organisation’s
vision, as well as those who provide complementary services to young
- Participate in community development
forums/networks/conferences dealing/discussing issues affecting children
of our target group.
- Search for various prospects for youth
programs such as government grants, vocational training institution
grants, to secure opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship
- Build good relations with the local media (e.g.
community radio), so child rights issues in general as well as the
organisation’s mission and objectives can be promoted on a regular
basis. Engage the community in meaningful dialogue, including through
social media, to achieve optimal outcomes.
- Build relationships
with government agencies, community groups and local businesses that are
willing to invest time and money into their local communities.
appropriate consultation, participation, and feedback to the community
in the development of policies and strategies related to youth and
- Establish strong working relationship
between youth/social centre program and other program within SOS
Children’s Village; participate in development of guidelines and other
working documents. Financial management and administration of the
programme Ensure that the organisation’s financial resources are used
modestly and efficiently.
- Implement financial and administrative
procedures, in line with policies/guidelines of the National
Association and in consultation with financial support staff.
- Ensure program unit planning and budgets are in line with the organizational strategies.
- Ensure all programme expenditure/resource usage is in line with the annual plan and budget.
- Ensure the program comply with financial policies including procurement policy and procedures.
there is no either underspending or overspending of the approved funds
of the Social Centre Program and other Community strengthening
activities budgeted in Mwanza.
- Ensure there is no fraud or
corruption tolerated in Social Centre program in Mwanza. Any indications
of corruption and fraud need to be reported as soon as identified.
Establish mechanisms for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the
programme Work very closely with Community Development Department at the
Mwanza City Council to put in place effective monitoring and evaluation
plans and systems, on the basis of the international systems
requirements, as a basis for ongoing monitoring, self-evaluation and
external impact evaluation. These tools shall facilitate both
quantitative and qualitative evaluation, using participatory approaches.
- Monitor and evaluate youth programs in line with the result framework and M&E tools.
direct superior with regular up-dates on project activities and
results, including regular written reports on a monthly/quarterly basis
- Involve fully in Mwanza program annual progress
report writing and submission Contribute to the work of the broader
- Participate in local, national and regional the
organisation as required and agreed with the direct superior. Work
closely and supports the documentation and communication committee in
Mwanza to document and share good practices and lessons learned with
colleagues to support and improve cross program and organisational
- Work closely and supports the documentation and
communication committee in Mwanza to prepare your program information as
required for public relations and fund development purposes.
track of child rights issues in general as well as current social
development issues and trends relevant to the organisation’s mission,
and ensure you identify the innovation areas to improve the Community
Social Centre Project up and running in Mwanza.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCES:
degree in Community Development/ Community Economic development,
Project Management, and any relevant field from recognized institutions.
- At least A years working experience preferably with NGO in this field.
- Basic facilitation skills.
- Ability to work with minimum supervision.
- Computer skills especially Microsoft word, Excel & the Internet.
- A good command of both oral & written English
candidates for any of the above positions should submit an application
letter by email enclosed by 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 and
professional certificates. This advert can be obtained on our website
http://www.sos-childrensvillagestanzania.or.tz. Closing date is 30th September, 2022. To apply please send to;
The National Director SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer and
committed to keeping children safe from abuse and harm, therefore
candidates applying for this post will be subject to child safeguarding
recruitment procedures and checks.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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