Jobs Vacancies at SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania (SOS CVTZ)|Ajira mpya April 2020


SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk. Since 1949, we have been working to ensure that children grow up in a loving family environment and have their rights fulfilled. 
Services SOS Children’s Villages
SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania (SOS CVTZ) is locally registered non-government organization affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide childcare organization that provides children who have lost parental care with a permanent home and help them shape their own future by assisting them to recognize their individual abilities, interest and talents; by investing in their education and developing their skills for them to be successful and contributing members of their society. SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania assist families, communities and government to assume their responsibilities, in ensuring that children have access to the services required to fulfil their survival, development, protection and participation rights. Its operation centres around two major programmes i.e.Alternative Care (Family Like Care) and Family Strengthening Programmes. SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania & Zanzibar started its operations in 1991 and currently operates in Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Iringa and Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba).

Job Title: Child & Youth Development Officer
The main responsibility:
The Child and Youth Development Officer is responsible for guiding SOS Youth (within the Village) towards independence, so that they may eventually become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. In achieving this, the Child and Youth Development Officer should be seen as a peer and a role model providing guidance, support and a positive example to the Youth. Planning and Implementing activities within Alternative care program

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Conduct Psychological assessment to the children and youth during the admission process for the wellbeing of their lifetime in the program
  • Provides counselling to children and youth to enable them to cope .with their status and find the opportunities within the program
  • Provides youth and children with ongoing career counseling and job orientation. Encourages youth to take initiatives in researching career opportunities.
  • Identifies and promotes community service opportunities among the youth. Administers the placement of youth in short or long-term programs. Maintains close contact with youth during such programs.
  • Encourages youth to take advantage of opportunities which integrate them with the surrounding community, and which expose them to life outside SOS, such as clubs etc.
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to make proper follow up on youth’s academic development to schools and guide them through their youth life.
  • Conducts regular Psychosocial Assessment and reviews for children and youth (at least half-yearly) and prepare reports which will guide the management on supporting children
  • With support from Alternative Care coordinator ensure care plans and youth development plans are developed and reviewed twice a year
  • In collaboration with Alterative Care team develop and implement appropriate life skills and entrepreneurship program for children and youth
  • Design and implement Children Program activities in line with the age and capabilities
  • Support Alternative Care coordinator to develop and implement reunification and integration strategy as per government policies and regulations
  • Implement after care plan for integrated children and youth
  • Provides guidance and mentorship on academic, career development and behavior change
  • Work closely with SOS Mothers to play a significant role in their children’s education, stimulating their interest in learning within the home.
  • Conduct home visit and maintain positive relationship with children/youth family of origin
  • Organizes educational and extra-curricular activities which the children will find interesting and enjoyable at the village.
  • Prepare analytical child’s educational progress report
  • Supports and monitors children’s academic performance and formulates strategies for performance improvement

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Bachelor Degree in in Counselling Psychology, guidance and counselling, Social work from recognized Universities
  • Fluent in English and computer literate
  • Experience and skills in youth development work is an added advantage
  • Passion with children/ youth and ready to work in a busy environment
  • At least four (4) years’ experience, working with children and youth environment from NGO’s set up.
  • Ability to convince, mentor and coach the youth.

To apply for this position, send your application by letter or email describing how your experience, qualifications and competencies make you the right candidate for this position Enclose a detailed updated CV, copies of academic & professional certificates, a passport size photo, telephone contacts and details of at least 3 referees to reach us to:-

The National Director
SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania
P. O. Box 80462 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
[email protected]
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.
Dead line for receipt of applications is one week from the appearance of the advertisement.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Job Title: Consultancy at Services SOS Children’s Villages
Brief of the assignment:
SOS Children’s Villages is looking for a competent Recruitment Agency to assist the organization in looking for the best and competent staff for our programs.The agent will attract candidates, screen them and match them to appropriate positions and qualifications which will be provided upon winning the tender.The Recruitment Agent should have the best selecting and headhunting skills.The Agent will use its best endeavours to locate a suitable candidate to the organization and use its skill, experience in recruitment and Human Resources (HR) as well as industry knowledge to locate, screen, interview and test the candidates.The Agent shall undertake searches for candidates directly or may outsource the roles from third-parties or networks. Specialized tests such as criminal and background-checks will not be performed by the Recruitment Agency.

The recruitment firm should possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • A detailed company profile with personnel holding a Masters’ degree with specialization in Employment and Labor Relations Act, Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management or any related field.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in the HR consulting field mainly in recruitment and selection, preferably working in/with NGOs
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Submission of a proposal to offer services will include:
-The organization detailed profile
-A listing of organizations where similar service is being/has been offered
-CVs of key personnel in the firm

Job Title: Legal Consultancy On Retainership Basis at SOS Children’s Villages
Brief of the assignment:
SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania is looking for a reputable law firm which will support and provide legal advice / guidance to the organization and represent the organization in different legal entities as per the need.To provide comprehensive legal advice to SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania in relation to contract development, design and management. Advising and assisting with issues relating to SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania’s basic country agreement with the Government of United Republic ofTanzania. Provision of legal audit services in the business of the client, including but not limited to legal due diligence on the client’s current and prospective business and always ensuring that the business of the client is conducted within the ambit of the law.Dealing with any other matter that SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania may from time to time refer by written notice.

The legal firm should possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • A detailed company profile with personnel holding a Masters’ degree with specialization in employment and labor relations act, industrial relations or any related field.
  • At least ten years relevant experience in providing legal services of the same matter.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Submission of a proposal to offer services will include:

  • The organization detailed profile
  • A listing of organizations where similar service is being/has been offered CVs of key personnel in the firm 

Method of Application
Completed proposals, including all the requirements and details specified should be sent through [email protected] to National Director, SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania, National Office,White Star Tower (Ground Floor),Kiko Avenue,Mikocheni.
Closing date for receiving the applications is 30th April 2020.


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