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 Like Care based at SOS Children’s Villages and Family Strengthening Programmes supporting families in local communities. SOS Children’s Villages has been working in the United Republic of Tanzania since 1991. Our programs are in 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: Project Manager
Duty station: National Office- Dar es Salaam
Reporting to: Head of Programs
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
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.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCES:
- 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.
HOW TO APPLY:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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