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3 New Job Vacancies at SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania - Various Posts

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SOS Children's Villages Tanzania
Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at SOS Children’s Village Tanzania, 2023
SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania Jobs 2023
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....
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Job Title:
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Duty station: SOS Children’s Village, Arusha
Reporting to: Program Manager
Monitoring and Evaluation officer is responsible for the overall SOS Children’s Villages Monitoring and Evaluation activities in close collaboration with Program Manager and Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer. He/She will be responsible to develop key tools that will support to improve monitoring, evaluation, assessment, and learning.

  • Support all M &E initiatives for assigned grant(s)/project(s) including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of results, and contributing to staff capacity building initiatives as necessary.
  • Assist in making sure that Result Based Management (RBM) remains alive in the location by undertaking and facilitating M&E plan for SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania and its partners, regular revising and updating performance questions, indicators, methods, reporting on time and analytical processes for each project component and for each level of objective hierarchy.
  • Assist in making sure that Program Data Base (PDB) remain alive by supporting the program staff in the processes of entering valid, relevant and reliable data in PDB, reviewing the quality of existing project data, strengthen data collection methods, and the degree to which the existing data will provide good baseline
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
  • Design SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania and its partners monitoring and evaluation tools. Analyzing the data from the field and assisting the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer in writing the M&E reports
  • Support project/program staff on ways to properly document, organize and capture program progress.
  • Build capacities and knowledge of program staff on Monitoring & Evaluation, development of frameworks to integrate M&E in Program/Project cycle, impact assessment and Learning and knowledge
  • Support and participate in program and project evaluations and writing evaluation report with recommendations for decision making
  • Ensure adherence to SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania principles of Family like Care and Family Strengthening approach and integrate Child rights Monitoring and Evaluation principles and practices into the strategies and its
  • Review existing M&E and management information systems of SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania and identifying where support is needed.
  • Ensure the documentation and presentation of lesson learnt and best practices to the program people, management, partners and stakeholders and put mechanisms to insure they are accommodated in our daily implementation SOS Tanzania
  • Actively seek to understand problems and unexpected positive/negative impacts, discussing these with primary stakeholders at location level/ Facility Heads and senior
  • Develop a plan for program-related capacity-building on M&E and for any computer-based system support that may be required and carry out capacity building of relevant staff especially in areas of M&E systems, and conduct quality circles checks in order to identify possible areas for improvement
  • Responsible to raise awareness of the SOS Child Protection Policy, prevent and protect children from all forms of abuse, abandonment, exploitation, violence and
  • Prevent and mitigate all possible risks in the area of child protection and Safeguarding in your
  • Degree in Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation or related
  • At least 3 years of working experience in monitoring and evaluation of relevant fields,
  • Ability to develop data collection tools and manage program data base in accuracy, relevance and validity manners,
  • Well informed and experienced on donor funded projects with abundant skills in result based reporting and good basic knowledge of donor compliance
  • Fluency in English and swahili is
  • Proficiency in current office software of data analysis applications
  • Results-oriented, self-discipline and experienced to work for and with young people

Project Officer
Job Title:
Project Officer
Duty station: National Office, Dar es Salaam
Reporting to: Project Manager
Project Officer supports the overall coordination, management and implementation of the Children Living and Working in Street situation intervention.

  • Ensure that project activities are implemented on track and contributing to the timely achievement of the project’s deliverables.
  • Provide technical inputs to deliver intended outputs of the projects under the guidance of the Project Manager.
  • Gather information on a regular basis, prepare activity reports and best practices for sharing, learning and developing communication materials.
  • Maintain close working relationships with Districts Local Governments, Civil Society and Private Sector Organisations and local communities
  • Manage projects’ budgets per the work plans, and in accordance with the organization’s accounting procedures and reporting guidelines.
  • Identify, train, supervise and mentor dropping centers/social workers in the project.
  • Organise workshops, seminars and training activities, and provide technical guidance and logistical suppor needed.
  • Support cross-district, national and other related project assignments when required
  • Provide monthly updates for periodic project reporting.
  • Contribute to national and sub-national discussions and debates relating to the project, and on emerging issues that has an impact on the project implementation.
  • Ensure quality engagement of key project stakeholders at National and sub national levels.
  • Facilitate and support the development of communication materials and contribute to the effective presentation of project support visibility.Convene, plan and coordinate meetings for key project partners on a regular basis.
  • Responsible to raise awareness of the SOS Child Protection Policy, prevent and protect children from all forms of abuse, abandonment, exploitation, violence and
  • Prevent and mitigate all possible risks in the area of child protection and Safeguarding in your
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  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to Social work, sociology, community development, or any related
  • The position requires a professional with at least three years’ experience in the field related to street children or community-related interventions.
  • Three years of work experience in managing and coordinating projects within the social development intervention.
  • Proven ability to organize and facilitate multi-stakeholder participatory processes.
  • Proven ability in project management and administration.
  • Ability to communicate with different partners and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated skills in computer literacy, technical report writing and communication
  • Demonstrated ability to work with government agencies, research institutions and NGOs
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • Fluency in English and knowledge of languages spoken in the project area is an added advantage
  • Willingness to work and visit the mapped area for street children settlement.
  • Ability to be innovative and pro-active
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and function in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Sensitivity to local conditions, ethics and norms and sensitivity to gender and children issues

Project Manager
Job Title:
Project Manager
Duty station: National Office- Dar es Salaam
Reporting to: Head of Programs
Project Manager leads the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Children Living and Working in Street situation project’s activities, in accordance with the organizational standards and strategies.

  • Lead the planning and implementation of CLWS Project activities with partners according to the objectives, actions and time frames outlined in the annual plan and joint action plan.
  • Build and manage a strong Project team, work in close cooperation with other key support co-workers within the ‘integrated approach’.
  • Identify key stakeholders including the local government, community-based partners and Project participants and ensure their active participation in the Project design and implementation putting a particular emphasis on child participation.
  • Draw-up an initial action plan based on the findings from the feasibility study, followed by annual plans with concrete Project activities based on the analysis findings and in line with the organizations mission, policies, strategic priorities and available resources.
  • Ensure that the proper Project intake process for children and their families is implemented through an initial assessment process and the systematic prioritization of cases in collaboration with key stakeholders involved in the management/coordination of the Project.
  • Ensure the capacity-building of all participating families towards self-reliance through the implementation of a family development planning process.
  • Support capacity-building of Project implementation partners (can be community-based organizations or structures, self-help groups, local NGOs or local authorities) to ensure the long-term sustainability of service delivery and ongoing development of the Project in future.
  • Build a strong network of partner organizations. Where appropriate formalize these partnerships through initiating Memorandum of Understandings (MOU)to be signed by the National Director.
  • Build strong relationships with local government authorities, recognized community leadership, like-minded groups, organizations and/or institutions operating with the local community, who share the organization’s vision, as well as those who provide complementary services.
  • Build good relations with the local media (e.g. community radio), so child rights issues in general as well as the organization’s mission and objectives can be promoted on a regular basis.
  • Participate in local, national and regional processes, meetings and structures within the organization as required and agreed with the direct superior.
  • Document and share good practices and lessons learned with colleagues to support organizational learning.
  • Prepare Project information as required for public relations and fund development purposes.
  • Keep track of child rights issues in general as well as current social development issues and trends relevant to the organization’s mission.
  • 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.
  • Provide direct superior with regular up-dates on Project activities and results, including regular written reports on a monthly/quarterly basis as required.
  • Implement financial and administrative procedures, in line with policies/guidelines of the national association and in consultation with financial support staff.
  • Ensure all Project expenditure/resource usage is in line with the annual plan and budget
  • Responsible to raise awareness of the SOS Child Protection Policy principles and to prevent and protect children from all forms of abuse, abandonment, exploitation, violence and discrimination
  • Prevent and mitigate all possible risks in the area of child protection and Safeguarding in your area.
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  • Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Community Development.
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant work experience in the field of social services or community development. Management experience will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Positive and professional approach: highly organized, able to work independently, using initiative and keeping commitments, leading a team;
  • Understanding of child rights issues: knowledge in the area of child rights, child protection, child development and family & community development; knowledge of relevant local and national laws, regulations and protocols.
  • People development: facilitation skills to build the capacities of families, children and partner organizations.
  • Leadership: able to build effective teams, motivate high performance, and generate commitment to the programme goals.
  • Communication and networking skills: ability to foster effective relationships with the key stakeholders of the programme including the local authorities, community leadership, partner organizations and participating families. Ability to represent the organization externally.
  • Collaboration: driven to work with others, able to build partnerships and networks internally and externally.
  • Functional skills: financial management, HR management, project cycle management.


Interested candidate 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. Closing date is 21st March, 2023. 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, prevent all forms of exploitations, harassment and abuse among staff, program participant, donors and community members. 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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