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Nafasi za Kazi SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania

SOS Children’s Villages Tanzaniais 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. 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 suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant Positions.

Job Title: Program Director Tanzania

Duty station: National Office (1 post)
Reporting to: National Director

Programme Director–leads the development of SOS Children’s Villages key programmatic themes in Tanzania, namely family based care, family strengthening programmes, advocacy, other alternative care options and education.

• Lead and support the implementation of child care, family strengthening, advocacy and education strategies, policies, and best practices across the country
• Ensure the aligned growth and development of SOS children’s programmes across Tanzania, and ensure that the organization’s efforts and resources are targeted at the most vulnerable children, families and communities.
• As part of the senior management team, advise the National Director on the development of SOS programmes under SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania.
• Build and lead a strong network for all programs in the SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania
• Guiding and supporting the child & youth development processes in SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania within the framework of the SOS Children’s Village “Care Promise”
• Ensure the Monitoring & evaluation of SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania programmes is well achieved to inform the progress and growth of the program.
• Supporting Program Managers and other program Staff on implementation of the programs on ensuring that they are alignment with organization policies
• Supporting and Guiding Family Based Care Coordinators and Youth Care co-workers in maintaining linkages with youth who have left SOS Villages for independent lives for better results and outcomes.
• Developing and promoting partnerships with international and National, child rights focused organizations and networks in order to support and strengthen SOS Tanzania childcare work.
• Take lead on all initiatives of expansion of the programs in SOS Children Villages Tanzania by supporting the fundraising activities and Proposal developments across programs.
• Prepare different reports with different requirements from the Donors

Knowledge, skills and abilities required
• Bachelor degree and/or postgraduate qualification in relevant field i.e. Community Development Project Management, Child & Youth development, social sciences, Development studies, etc.
• At least 10 years of working experience in the field of child & youth care, family development, and/or community development in NGO/ INGO setting, five (5) should under Management level
• Proven leadership and people management skills, with experience of managing multi-donor’s projects.
• Candidate with good presentation skills to different stakeholder which includes Board, Senior management, Donors e.t.c.
• Matured candidate with good analytical skills.
• The candidate should be an all-rounded individual with a passion for working with children and youth, with strong advocacy skills, excellent communication
• The ideal candidate should be a socially stable and mature person.


Job Title: Program Manager

Duty station: Arusha (1 post) & Mwanza (1)
Reporting to: Program Director

Scope: This position will be responsible for providing overall leadership to respective programs and providing technical support in mainstreaming of Gender, child Protection and Child-Rights based programming into SOS Children’s Villages programmes.

• Manage the program through collaborative relationships with other stakeholders.
• Strategically manage the program through the establishment and use of the monitoring and evaluation system, the analysis of results achieved and facilitation of evaluation;
• Design new in alternative care and family strengthening programs with alignment of SOS policies and Legal framework of the country.
• To ensure that children in our programs, receive quality care and their rights are promoted and safeguarded;
• Ensure child protection and child safeguarding mechanisms in SOS program locations are in place and functioning;
• Ensure proper administrative and financial management controls of the program that is to say, the use and allocation of resources for project implementation.
• Coaching and guiding staff on child protection and development in the Program location in collaboration with Local government authorities especially, social welfare/community development officers at National level.
• Ensure effectiveness of performance management systems at program location
• Participate and contribute to the formulation of project proposals to be submitted to donors for increasing funding in our program for expansion purposes
• Representing SOS Children’s Village Tanzania at program level and maintain all contacts with all partners - actual or potential - as well as stakeholders and beneficiaries.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required
• University graduate in one or combination of the following disciplines; Social Sciences, Sociology and Development studies.
• Working experiences not less than 6 years which should include: 4 years working at managerial positions within reputable NGOs working in Tanzania
• Strong background on program management in Children and Youth Care programs, this is a must.
• Robust experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
• Strong background in proposal development and donor negotiation skills with good track record of awarded proposals.
• Strong, leadership and interpersonal skills and group dynamics management skills
• Ability to forge and manage partnership with Government and Civil Society Organizations;
• Ability to champion fundraising initiatives with experience in effective engagement of corporates;
• The candidate should possess the emotional stability to lead and guide the large community of children and staff, maintaining the required high standards.
• Ability to work under pressure and short deadlines


Job Title: National Office Administrator & Executive to National Director

Duty station: National office (1 post)
Reporting to: National Director

Scope: The National Office Administrator & Executive to National Director is responsible for the all administrative matters at national office and assisting National Director in all administrative issues.

• He/she is charge all administration issues of national office
• Managing the day-to-day operations of the national office
• Planning and scheduling external meetings and appointments for the National Director.
• Assist to manage the Diary of National Director
• Acts as a liaison person between the management and the Board of Trustees in all administrative issues
• He/she is in charge of logistics for all matters including Executive meetings, to both local and international guests.
• Responsible for all logistics of accommodating international sponsors, donors and any partners of our programs in Tanzania.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required

• Degree in Public Administration, Law Public Relation field or its equivalent.
• 5 year of relevant professional experience, demonstrated by solid competencies in the field of office administration, secretarial and basic accounting.
• Ability to work independently, self-organize and meets deadlines.
• Good command of written and verbal communication skills both in English and Swahili, ability to communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
• Good writing skills with experience of acting as a secretarial of high level meetings.
• Computer literacy


Job Title: Administrative cum HR Officer

Duty station: Dar es salaam (1 post)
Reporting to: Program manager

Scope: The Village Administrator cum HR is responsible for the administration and personnel issues of the Village ensuring that administrative systems and Human Resource policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to.

Some of the Duties and Responsibilities:
• He/she is charge all administration issues of Dar Program
• Managing the day-to-day operations of the Dar Program
• Planning and scheduling external meetings and appointments for the Program Director.
• Responsible in all logistics for the program.
• Ensure all personnel files are kept in order
• Responsible for coordinating the onboarding of ay staff in the program
• Responsible for the implementation of the Performance Management System in the program
• Responsible directly on supporting the SOS Mothers and other caretakers in the program to be stable emotionally.
• Advise the Program Manager in all matters relating to HR in the program

Knowledge, skills and abilities required
• Degree in Public Administration, Social Sciences (psychology, counselling) or Human Resources Management and its equivalent.
• At least two year of relevant professional experience, demonstrated by solid competencies in the field of office administration, secretarial and HRM in NGO setting.
• Ability to work independently, self-organize, use initiative, keeps commitments and meets deadlines.
• Passion of working with children and Youth
• Good written and verbal communication skills both in English and Swahili, ability to communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
• Computer literacy and good presentation skills.


Job title: Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator
Duty station: National office
Reporting to: National Program Director
Roles & Responsibilities
• Coordinate the development of a comprehensive overall monitoring and evaluation framework, toolkits including performance indicators and benchmarks for each aspect of the organization’s life
• To ensure transparency and accountability in compliance with SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania and Zanzibar overall strategic directions
• Recommend and implement a systematic approach to integrate thematically defined results, indicators in Program areas strategies and program formulation (input, output, outcome, impact);
• Train SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania and Zanzibar staff (Programs staffs) on the use of Monitoring and Evaluation tools.
• Coordinate evaluations of Program location and Thematic Strategies and their contribution to the achievement of overall results, the findings of the evaluation shall inform the development of new strategies;
• In collaboration with the Head of programs, coordinates and capture good practices emerging from the program.
• Coordinate final evaluations of Programs location strategies and capture best practices from work emerging from programs location levels.
• Develop a comprehensive reporting framework with provisions for rigorous impact assessment;
• Analyze bi-annual and annual reports and produce analytical progress report to guide management decision-making;
• Put in place systems and mechanisms for collecting data to monitor the development of defined indicators under the comprehensive reporting framework;
• Implement a standardized Management Information System accessible to Senior Management Team and program locations.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required
• Graduate in either Project Management, Statistics, Economics and/or Development studies;
• 5 Solid experience in M & E with a Non-Governmental Organization;
• Experience in Strategic Planning with good background of reporting writing shared to donors, sponsors and other key stakeholders.
• Strong communication skills (Fluent in written and spoken in English
• Ability to present information in logical and convincing manner, ability to engage and negotiate, etc).
• Computer literacy especially competence in MS Excel and Statistical packages of database;


Job title: Accountant

Duty station: National Office (1 post)
Reporting to: Financial Controller

Roles & Responsibilities
• Take lead on the preparation on the annual budget in consultation with the Financial Controller, ensuring that sufficient financial resources are available to support the organization’s plans and activities;
• Manages the Organization’s funds and make sure the organization runs according to financial budget frame
• Undertake periodic checks of assets and stores, and prepare reports on the same for management
• Design and implement internal controls mechanism to ensure there is robust Financial Internal Control System
• Prepare and analyse periodic financial reports in relation to budget and advice management on a timely basis;
• Ensure that staff payroll administration is verified for accuracy, properly processed and that all statutory payments are made on a timely basis;
• Manage bank accounts including undertaking monthly bank account reconciliations and cash flow management in a timely manner;
• Ensure that all financial documents are accurately supported, approved and coded, and that all cheque list, petty cash, Purchase Orders are maintained correctly;
• Ensure that all financial transactions including grant disbursement and date are correctly implemented according to policies and procedures;
• Ensures all funds are properly controlled and that all administrative and financial procedures are followed.
• Provide support to Program Accountants in all matters relating to Finance.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required
• University graduate in Accounting or Finance Management;
• Must be holder of CPA and registered by NBAA.
• Minimum 2 years’ experience as Accountant.
• Experience in working with NGOs will be an added advantage;
• Experience of using Accounting and Payroll packages. Competence in Microsoft Dynamics Navision will be an added advantage.


Job title: Communication and Fundraising Officer

Duty station: National Office - (1 post)
Reporting to: Fundraising Development Manager (FDM)

Scope of work
The Fundraising and Communications Officer will work closely with the Fund Development Manger to build fundraising and communications capacity across the organization The focus of the role will be to secure new supporters, sponsors locally and internationally and build on existing relationships in order to generate income across the country.

Roles & Responsibilities.
• Cultivate new and existing relationships with individuals and cooperate donors in order to raise funds and secure direct, event, and campaign support for the SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania Programmes.
• Support the FDM to Plan and execute existing and new fundraising events with a view to increase income, and with high attention to detail and quality.
• Identify, cultivate, solicit, prospects through ongoing programming development and changes, networking, connecting, and proposing engagement opportunities.
• Promote existing and create new opportunities for community members to fundraise for the organization work.
• Represent the organization in communities and at relevant events around the country in order to generate new supporters, steward existing supporters, and build brand awareness.
• Lead all aspects of the charity’s international special events/days relating to our program across the country, for the purpose of branding and visibility of our works
• Develop and promote the charity’s fundraising campaigns.
• Support FDM on Identifying and recruiting potential givers and donors.
• Develop and implement compelling PR and creative strategies to boost awareness of the organization visibility and important work carried out.
• Lead online and offline communications, including social and traditional media engagement, email marketing, website, blogs.
• Work with external graphic designer to develop event and campaign marketing and promotional materials.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required
• A Bachelor degree on Project Management / Development studies or any related fields from recognized university, Communication, Public Relation
• Strong background in proposal development and donor negotiation skills with good track record of awarded proposals
• Previous proven professional fundraising skills and experience for NGOs, CSOs, public or private sector
• Three (3) years’ experience of government donor relations and knowledge of funding requirements, particularly with donor agencies
• Excellent ability to work cross-organizationally with multiple stakeholders in realization of shared goals
• Able to share passion for and knowledge of donor engagement and grant acquisition strategies and techniques through training and/or mentoring
• Proactive, inquisitive and determined in identifying and pursuing new grant funding opportunities.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation and public relations skills.


Job title: Advocacy Coordinator

Duty station: SOS Children’s Villages National Office (1post)
Reporting to: National Director
The purpose of the position is to plan and carry out advocacy work, for the purpose of promoting the rights of children in our target group (children at risk of losing parental care and children who have lost parental care) at National Level. The Advocacy Coordinator (NAC) supports the achievement of the strategic goals of the National Association.
Roles & Responsibilities
• Propose strategic goals, targets, actions and budgets for the advocacy work, and include the main advocacy activities and projects in the National Association Plan.
• Monitor and analyze trends and developments of the national child care legislation and practice which might affect the work of the National Association, and propose the advocacy actions accordingly.
• Plan, coordinate and monitor the implementation of national advocacy projects and related partnership activities in the organization, according to the advocacy priorities of the organization
• To support the development of quality standards for children in alternative care within the organization and other partner stakeholders
• Represent the organization in SOS Children’s Villages internal and external, conferences, working groups and networks
• Give input and provide feedback to internal advocacy tools, policies, and guidelines upon invitation by GSC advocacy co-workers.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
• Bachelor degree in social sciences, Community development studies, human rights, international relations, social work, child welfare, psychology or other relevant field
• Well Knowledgeable about child protection and child care system in the country (legislation, institutions, and services) and about main stakeholders in the country in the field of child protection and care
• Minimum of 4 years working experience in the social development in senior position, child or human rights sector, either with a non-profit organization or with an intergovernmental or a governmental organization.
• Experiences in the field of advocacy is a must
• Ability and confidence to deal with senior government representatives, staff of other organizations, media representatives and experience of networking with other organizations
• Good communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
• Basic research knowledge and monitoring and evaluation skills
• Ability to organize and analyze information and produce reports


Job title: Program Coordinator (1 post) - Lets Play and Learn (Education Project)

Duty station: SOS Children’s Village Dar es salaam
Reporting to: Program Manager Dar es salaam

Key responsibilities
• Coordinate the implementation of the Let’s Play and Learn Project accordance with the program proposal
• Establish partnership and networking with Government, Education institutions and key education stakeholders to ensure quality education is provided in schools to area of program intervention
• He/she must provide technical expert advice and guidance on education for development programming and support in the development of new education programs in line with the organisation strategic plan.
• Ensure Students socio-economic barriers on education development are reduced to the minimum level at the area of program intervention.
• Coordinate the capacity building for Teachers to acquire appropriate trainings to improve the quality of education.
• Initiate sustainable education (Formal and informal) interventions to improve enrolment, attendance and performance for future self-reliance of the Youth.
• He/she is responsible for developing education programs and strategies for best implementation of the program.
• Strengthen community based structures to enable them support vulnerable children’s access to quality education.
• Expanding and Improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantages children.
• He/she must be capable in Monitoring all Education practices within the organisation and Government education policies to improve organisation education practice and policies

Qualification Knowledge, skills and abilities required
• 4 years’ minimum experience in implementing basic education programs and projects Preferably with NGO, INGO;
• Knowledge of basic education policies of our country, including all relevant teaching methodologies
• Experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development projects;
• Experience of teaching or working closely with teachers and educational institutions
• Experience in working at both policy and implementation level
• Experience in developing and managing budgets;
• Fluent in oral and written English; demonstrated excellent report writing skills.
• Good computer skills including excel, word, outlook and PowerPoint
• Good presentation skills
• The candidate with high level of commitment and integrity is highly needed


Job title: Program Coordinator (1 post) Family Strengthening Program

Duty station: SOS Children’s Village Dar es salaam
Reporting to: Program Manager Dar es salaam

Roles & Responsibilities
• Responsible for coordinating the implementation of the programs and its overall management:
• Leads the Programs from the Planning, implementation to exit stage of the beneficiaries.
• Establish effective Networking and Partnerships with the community, local authorities and other stakeholders.
• Establish mechanisms for and undertake ongoing monitoring & evaluation of the programs activities
• Identifying opportunities for OVC supportive partnerships within the programme area
• Prepare progress reports of the programme to be shared by the different stakeholders including the donor
• Establish partnership and networking with Government, relevant government departments on Children’s and youth affairs
• Strengthen community based structures of OVC & MVC to enable children and youth access to quality essential services
• Build and manage a strong programme team in the area of intervention.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required
• Bachelor Degree in Community Development, Social Sciences, Social work, Sociology, Development Studies, Rural Development, and any other related field from recognized university or its equivalent.
• At least 4 years’ experience in implementing community development or OVC support programs, 2 years in the managerial position.
• Sound understanding of child rights, child development, family and community development, rights based programming and management of CBOs.
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Good reporting writing skills.
• Computer literate is a must.
• The candidate with high level of commitment and integrity is highly needed


Job title: Program Officer (1 post)

Duty station: Arusha
Reporting to: Program Coordinator

Roles & Responsibilities
• Lead the implementation of the project as per annual plan
• 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
• Conduct the capacity building to the beneficiaries of the program
• Facilitate families’ access to essential services required to fulfill their children’s developmental needs and rights.
• Facilitate Capacity building of families as well as the community.
• 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

Knowledge, Skills and abilities
• Bachelor degree in Social Work, Community Development, Sociology; Development studies and any relevant field from recognized institutions.
• At least two 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.
• Computer skills especially Microsoft word, Excel & the Internet.
• A good command of both oral & written English
• Must have a valid driving license


Kazi: Wamama Wasaidizi wa SOS (3)

Kituo cha Kazi: SOS Children’s Village Mwanza
Anaripoti: Mratibu wa Mradi wa malezi ya familia

Majukumu ya kazi ya mama/mama msaidizi.
• Kuhakikisha ustawi wa mtoto kupitia malezi
• Mama msaidizi ana wajibu kwa ajili ya usimamizi wa nyumba yake na shughuli muhimu ndani ya nyumba yake
• Mama msaidizi ana wajibu wa kuwajengea fursa watoto kuwa huru zaidi na kuwajibika.
• Kuendeleza familia kwa upendo, ulinzi, uaminifu na usalama kwa wototo atakaokabidhiwa kwa muda wote.
• Kumjenga mtoto katika familia na kumsaidia kiafya, kimwili, kiakili, kijamii kiutamaduni na ustawi wa kiroho wa kila mtoto.
• Kuwa jengea uwezo wa kujitegemea na watoto wanaowajibika kwa jamii husika

Sifa za Muombaji
• Awe na elimu si chini ya Sekondari
• Awe hana majukumu makubwa ya kifamilia, asiwe na watoto wenye umri chini ya miaka 12
• Awe yuko tayari kuishi katika Kijiji cha SOS kama mama wa watoto wanaohitaji malezi.
• Uwezo wa kuongea kwa lugha ya Kiingereza ni sifa ya ziada.
• Kama hana cheti cha sekondari awe na cheti chochote cha malezi ya watoto au barua yoyote ambayo inamthibitisha kuwa amekuwa akijihusisha na malezi ya watototo wanaofanana na hawa.
• Mama aliyemaliza kidato cha nne atapatiwa kipaumbele.

NB: Waombaji watakaofanikiwa kupata kazi watapatiwa mafunzo maalum ya malezi ya watoto kwa muda usiopunguwa miezi mitatu. Kigezo cha umri kizingatiwe.


Job Title: Driver

Duty station: Dar Play & learn (1 post)
Reporting to: Program Coordinator

• Fulfills the Transport Needs for SOS Children’s Villages program per specific area of project
• Ensures the Safety of the car, staff and their properties
• Maintains the Safety and Security of the Vehicles
• Advises the Administrators on technical issues of the cars
• Fluent in English and Swahili

• CSEE and Certificate from any recognized VETA colleges / institutions
• At least two years working experience preferably NGOs
• Basic knowledge on Child rights and child protection
• Ability to work with minimum supervision.
• Must possess VIP driving Certificate

To apply for this position, send your application letter by postal or 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. Copies of academic, professional certificates and passport size photo will be submitted by only contacted candidates for the interview. This advert can be obtained on our website 
Closing date is two weeks after the first Advert on 16th May 2018. To apply please send to;

The National Director,
SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania,
P. O. Box 80462,
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

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