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SOS Children's Villages Tanzania
Overview
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.

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 candidate to fill the following vacant positions below....
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Job Title: Alternative Care and Child Protection Coordinator (1 Post)
Duty station:
Arusha
Reporting to: Program Manager
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The Alternative Care and Child Protection Coordinator supports program development and planning, program management, monitoring and delivery of results, innovation, technical and operational leadership to program implementation, networking and partnership building in accordance with the organization’s policies, strategies, and available resources for of the alternative care and child protection project.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES.
1. Programme management and Delivery

  • Lead the planning and implementation of the alternative care and child protection project
  • Work as part of a team with Lacal Government Authorities and civil society organizations in the promotion of child protection and its integration into the National Plan of Action
  • Contribute to general capacity-building strategy for targeted service providers and other local partners including participation in the development and delivery of training workshops and other capacity building interventions related to alternative care and child protection
  • Provide parenting program implementation technical support to community parenting groups;
  • Serves as resource to the Program Manager by providing recommendations and technical support related to designing and implementing Alternative family based Care interventions.
  • Facilitate the rollout of SOS children’s Villages International Policies and Guidelines on implementation of Alternative Care.
  • Lead the development of the program design, based on the findings of the baseline assessment and analysis, and in line with the organization’s policies, strategies and available resources. In doing so, ensure the participation of key stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Ensure the annual planning process is carried out and plans are updated, according to the policies and strategies of the organization.
  • Facilitate regular joint field visits as part of backstopping to partners to assist in implementing agreed workplans.
  • Support community-based partners to develop a clear plan for child protection and provide relevant support towards realization of that plan. This includes building positive relationships with recognized community leadership and local authorities.
  • Advocate for a comprehensive and sustainable care reforms and Child Protection systems at all levels.
2. Partnership and Community Relationship Development
  • Establishes and maintains a collaborative relationship with the Local Government Authorities and relevant stakeholders in Karatu, Arumeru, Arusha DC and Arusha City in Arusha region
  • Formalize partnerships with community-based partners, developing together with them a memorandum of understanding outlining roles and responsibilities.
  • Ensure local government leaders, community leaders and faith based organization leaders in SOS Children’s Villages targeted areas are oriented and trained on and support family based alternative care for children in need.
  • Ensure to engage local government leaders, community leaders and faith based organizations leaders to work as champions of foster care parenting and ensuring community based support systems and structures for foster care parents are in place.
3. Financial management and administration of the program
  • Ensure that the organization’s financial resources are used modestly and efficiently.
  • Implement financial and administrative procedures, in line with the organization’s policies/guidelines and in consultation with financial support staff.
  • Ensure all program expenditure/resource usage is in line with the annual plan and budget.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation responsibilities
  • Work closely with partners through the coordination units to identify and monitor targets in compliance with M&E plan, maintain and facilitate joint operational plans, and develop or refine methodologies to track alternative care and child protection intervetion over time.
  • Maintain program database and indicator tracking tools to monitor progress in implementation;
  • Participate in the preparation of the Strategic Plan and Annual Plan to ensure they are aligned with government policies and strategies on alternative care and Most Vulnerable children.
  • In collaboration with the M&E team establish and ensure implementation of a strong MEAL system for the alternative care and child protection {M&E plan, indicators, performance tracking tables, monitoring tools, etc.)
  • Contribute to baseline studies, formative assessments, mid-term evaluations, final evaluations and other research studies as well as learning events as part of annual DIPs.
  • Contribute to programmatic inputs for the development of the ToRs of evaluations/baseline studies which include background information and scope of work and proposed methodology.
5. Child Safeguarding responsibility
  • Alternative Care Coordinator conducts herself in a way that safeguards children and youth from all forms of discrimination, abuse, mistreatment and neglect. Strongly support our values and our vision that “every child grows in a family, with love respect and security”, and She will promote children’s development.
  • Ensure that SOS Children’s Villages Alternative Care and Child Protection work in Arusha is not putting children at risk (or further risk); this means constantly scrutinizing work through a child safeguarding lens and talking to children and other stakeholders to identify about possible design/implementation flaws.
  • Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.
  • Ensure that all beneficiaries of our programme are receiving on­going, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about SOS Children’s Villages Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
  • Preventing and mitigating all possible risks in the area of child protection and Safeguarding at your area.
  • Reporting immediately on any issue related to Child abuse/ violence/ neglect/ mistreatment.
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality while handling CS concerns.
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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCES:
  • Bachelor of Arts /degree in Social Work, Sociology, Child rights. Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • 6 years related experience out of which 4 years in supervisory position
  • Sound awareness and understanding of relevant social development issues, such as Gender, Child rights, Child alternative care and protection issues, at national and regional level.
  • Knowledge of Project Cycle Management.

Job Title: Social Workers (2 Post)
Duty station
: Arusha
Reporting to : Alternative Care Coordinator
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
Social Worker is responsible to work on social, psychological, and emotional development of the children in Alternative Care and to follow-up the health, and education matters of the children. Assist the Alternative Care Coordinator in the efficient co-ordination of the social work activities/tasks; and ensure that the Family Like Care is up to standard in all its activities, adheres to the internal Gatekeeping guidelines and national child welfare and protection policies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES.
  • Ensures compliance and high quality of procedures for Family Like Care program in accordance with the country’s legal laws.
  • Ensures assessment of all children under our care, develop individual development plans/care plans, and put in place immediate, medium and long-term strategies for raising and supporting children.
  • Perform document review for completeness, accuracy, and clarity of documents submitted by District Social Welfare Officer
  • Attend, prepare, compile, and presents individual child/youth reports to the gatekeeping committee for reviews and decisions towards reintegration.
  • 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.
  • Ensure assessment, tracing and preparation children, young people, and their biological families for successful reunification/ reintegration.
  • Promote strong collaboration, effective communication, and team work among Mothers/Aunts and Child and Youth Empowerment Officer for effective delivery of services.
  • Spends quality time with Mothers/Aunts in order to encourage their long-term commitment to the children and youth and ensure quality services delivered to the SOS Children and young people.
  • Supports the Sponsorship Coordinator on getting all necessary correspondences from Mothers, Aunts, Child and Youth Development Officers, and any other staff for sponsors’ satisfaction.
  • Participate effectively in the Welfare Committees meetings and prepare reports accordingly
  • Collaborates with different external offices on matters of common concern for the provision of better services for the children, attends workshops and meetings as assigned by the Alternative Care Coordinator.
  • Make regular visits to all SOS house and schools taking notes of the progress while highlighting concerns brought up in liaison with the respective school teachers and SOS caregivers
  • Ensures that children receive medical attention/ first-aid services if they are ill, injured and need medical treatment, refers serious cases to clinics and follows-up referral cases to hospitals.
  • Strengthen integration of Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH), Psychosocial Support (PSS), and Mental Health services into Family Like Care (FLC) programming.
  • Be a source of counsel to the children and youth’s academic and career choices.
  • Supports the youth through their various transition processes or/and the re-integration processes.
  • Makes time to interact with children and youth on a regular basis, to get to know and understand them as individuals.
  • Develops creative ways for the successful socio professional integration of young people based on the local context.
  • Upholds the Alternative Care monitoring and evaluation system to ensure consistent quality of services are provided to the children/youth as per standard by the responsible people.
  • Contribute to the preparation of annual project work-plan, budgets, performance reports, and quarterly reports.
  • Prepares and submits for approval long and short-term plans for social services.
  • Maintains proper documentation of case management information system in line with SOS Children’s Villages and National Case Management Standards.
  • At all times ensures that personal data of donors, sponsors, SOS Children’s Villages’ beneficiaries and their families as well as SOS co-workers is handled confidentially and in accordance with prevailing SOS-Kinderdorf International data protection laws.
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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCES:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in practicing case management, or 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

Family Economic Empowerment and Youth Coordinator

Position:
Family Economic Empowerment and Youth Coordinator
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Family Economic Empowerment and Youth Coordinator support to program development and planning, program management, monitoring and delivery of results, innovation, technical and operational leadership to program implementation, networking and partnership building in accordance with the organization’s policies, strategies, and available resources.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead the planning of the Family and Community Development Project
  • Coordinate the baseline assessment and analysis of the situation of children at risk of losing parental care within the targeted community(s).
  • Carry out a stakeholder analysis, to identify key stakeholders within the selected community(s) including individuals, organizations, institutions and authorities who are interested in or affected by the planned program.
  • Define the interests and possible involvement of key stakeholders in the various stages of program development process. This includes making recommendations on the selection of community-based partners (key implementation partners) to the national director.
  • Lead the development of the program design, based on the findings of the baseline assessment and analysis, and in line with the organization’s policies, strategies and available resources. In doing so. ensure the participation of key stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Ensure the annual planning process is carried out and plans are updated, according to the policies and strategies of the organization.
  • Coordinate the implementation of program activities
  • Coordinate the implementation of program activities, according to the objectives, actions and time frames outlined in the annual plan. In doing so, also ensure that the program operates in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures.
Guide and support the development of sustainable community responses to the situation of children at risk of losing parental care:
  • Formalize partnerships with community-based partners, developing together with them a memorandum of understanding outlining roles and responsibilities.
  • Support community-based partners to develop a clear plan for capacity development and provide relevant support towards realization of that plan. Build strong partnerships with other stakeholders, for the provision of support services to the target group, with a view to ‘anchoring’ support services with the most appropriate service provider. This includes building positive relationships with recognized community leadership and local authorities.
  • Support the development of strong local networks of relevant stakeholders, to provide for comprehensive ‘safety nets’ of relevant support services, as well as alliances for the promotion and protection of child rights.
  • Ensure that those children who are most at risk of losing parental care participate in the program:
  • Establish clear vulnerability criteria, to prioritize cases from within the given target group according to levels of vulnerability; in consultation with key stakeholders in the community (including children at risk of losing parental care and their care­givers).
  • Review initial assessments of the families of potential child participants and put forward recommendations to the program management structure as to whether the families should participate in the program.
  • Participate in the admissions committee for placement into SOS families, contributing to decision-making from the family strengthening perspective. Refer cases from the family strengthening program, where children have already lost parental care and such a placement is in the best interests of the child (with involvement of relevant authorities).
  • Review recommendations for the exit of families (or individual children) from the program, and put these forward to the program management structure
Guide and support the building of self-reliance in families:
  • Guide implementation of family development planning (FDP) process, with a view to ‘anchoring’ this process with community- based partners. In doing so, provide capacity-building support to SOS co-workers and community-based partners, as required.
  • Ensure that the organization keeps its commitments, in terms of support services committed to in the FDPs.
  • Monitor the implementation of the FDPs, particularly in terms of the achievement of agreed outcomes, and provide ongoing support towards its effective implementation.
  • Support the youth to become socio economically empowered
  • Design and implement socio economic activities specifically adapted to youth from most vulnerable families;
  • Ensure that youth and adolescents participate in varied, quality, and age-appropriate life skills activities;
  • Establish Youth Clubs and ensure the meaningful participation of youth employability skills;
  • Support Youth Clubs in designing and implementing youth led community projects;
  • Financial management and administration of the program
  • Ensure that the organization’s financial resources are used modestly and efficiently.
  • Implement financial and administrative procedures, in line with the organization’s policies/guidelines and in consultation with financial support staff.
  • Ensure all program expenditure/resource usage is in line with the annual plan and budget.
  • Establish mechanisms for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation systems are in place and functioning well, in line with the organization’s requirements. This includes ongoing data collection from regular reviews of the situation of families and community-based partners, data capturing in the FS database, program self-evaluation, internal control reviews, audits and other evaluations.
  • Provide direct supervisor with regular up-dates on program activities and results, including regular written reports, according to organizational requirements.
  • Secure regular financial management reports, including budget vs. expenditure reports, as required for the effective management of program resources.
  • Child Safeguarding and Child Protection responsibility
  • Alternative Care Coordinator conducts herself in a way that safeguards children and youth from all forms of discrimination, abuse, mistreatment and neglect. Strongly support our values and our vision that “every child grows in a family, with love respect and security”, and She will promote children’s development.
  • Ensure that SOS Children’s Villages Alternative Care and Child Protection work in Arusha is not putting children at risk (or further risk); this means constantly scrutinizing work through a child safeguarding lens and talking to children and other stakeholders to identify about possible design/implementation flaws.
  • Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.
  • Ensure that all beneficiaries of our programme are receiving on­going, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about SOS Children’s Villages Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
  • Preventing and mitigating all possible risks in the area of child protection and Safeguarding at your area.
  • Reporting immediately on any issue related to Child abuse/ violence/ neglect/ mistreatment.
  • Maintain high level of confidentiality while handling CS concerns.
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  • Bachelor of Arts /Masters degree in Sociology, Community Development, Community Economic Development, Management, Economics and other development related discipline. Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • 6 years related experience out of which 4 years in supervisory position
  • Sound awareness and understanding of relevant social development issues, such as Gender, Child rights issues, family strengthening, youth empowerment at national and regional level.
  • Knowledge of Project Cycle Management
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Method of Application
Interested candidates should send 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. 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.
To apply please send to;
The National Director SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

recruit.sostanzania@sos-tanzania.org
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.
Closing date
is 20th October, 2021.