Job Vacancies at SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania 2022 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 candidates to fill the following vacant positions;
|Job Title||National Reintegration Coordinator (1 Post)|
|Duty stationReporting to||National OfficeHead of Programs|
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
National 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
- Support 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.
- Leads national project team and drives project implementation according to plan, involving relevant staff, government and national CSO representatives.
- 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.
- Ensure that procedures for the reintegration of children and youth are compliant with national and organizational legislation, standards, and policies
- 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.
- Ensure formal and informal meetings with the Head of Programs and other National Office department heads for information sharing and decision making.
- Seek technical guidance/support from the Head of Programs on a regular basis.
- Participate 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
- Represent 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.
- Demonstrated 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||Youth Empowerment Officer (1 Post)|
|Duty stationReporting to||ArushaAlternative Care Coordinator|
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
Youth Empowerment Officer is responsible for strengthening the capacity of youth by developing young people’s life skills, employability, entrepreneurship, digital skills and promoting engagement and active citizenship.He/She is responsible to build capacity in the community to support the development of quality youth work and enhance the quality and scope of youth provision in community settings, so that young people can be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make positive contributions and achieve economic wellbeing.Encourages independent entrepreneurship by inspiring young people to set up their own businesses, also work with relevant stakeholders to create fair and proper jobs through working with the private sector to educate and coach young people in skills that meet the demands of the local labour market and ensures youths contribute meaningfully into the organization and community at large.
- Support to conduct needs assessments, awareness raising and information activities with the support of Program Manager.
- Support the ongoing implementation of engaging young people in digital platforms.
- Build a strong relationship with young people and the wider community, identifying the local needs and support the development of services.
- Support outreach and engagement with the private sector on youth empowerment and skills building, specifically skills for employability.
- Participate in the creation of awareness raising campaigns on the importance of child rights, child labour, education, youth employment policies, protection policies, social cohesion and other related topics.
- Support to skilled youths to enter the workforce through internships and/or employment and/or business mentorship activities (referrals, tailored projects, peer-to-peer activities).
- Assist with the planning and organization of tailored awareness raising sessions, focused group discussions, youth led initiatives and special event in identified areas.
- Work with community provisions to support the development and delivery of information / guidance and activities, which aim to meet the needs and aspirations of the young people within the community.
- Provide information, advice and guidance to the community/ stakeholders in developing youth provision, ensuring the groups understand their purpose, responsibilities and best practice, and the role of the councils in supporting them.
- Provide outreach youth work as required to engage with young people deemed to be causing anti-social behaviour.
- Support the Youth Empowerment Coordinator in delivering the community’s youth network forum to enable practitioners working with young people to share best practice and identify skills and training needs.
- Promote and support innovative and creative ways to generate income including (but not exclusively) fundraising initiatives and external funding via grants and sponsorship to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the youth clubs and community projects.
- Provide casework support for young people to engage with support services, education, employment and community opportunities.
- Support and initiate strategies to prevent and address the problem of substance misuse and other anti-social behaviour among youth.
- Provide ongoing support, advocacy and monitoring of services and programs for youth.
- Maintain and establish partnerships and networks with services and programs (e.g. local school, clinic, police, mental health services, and other services) and work together to address the needs of young people
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCES:
- Bachelor Degree in Community Development / Community Economic Development and Sociology.
- At least 2- 3 years previous experience in child/youth quality care / relevant NGO’s experience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including, and authorities at different levels, NGOs, youth organizations.
- Work experience in education, social work or community development is desired
- Work experience with adolescents’ is desired
- Good knowledge of national child care legislation and child’s rights
- Demonstrates a high level of empathy/emotional intelligence particularly working with young people and adolescents
- Understanding and knowledge of subjects relating specifically to the care of adolescents (e.g. sexual health, HIV/Aids, relationships)
How to apply:
Interested 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 22nd April, 2022. To apply please send to;
The National Director SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Please Note: 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.