Program Officer Jobs Vacancy at SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania January 2022


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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 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 a suitably qualified candidate to fill the following vacant positions.

Job Title : Program Officer (1 post)

Duty Station : Pemba

Reporting to : Program Coordinator


Program Officer is responsible for facilitating the capacity building of Family Strengthening Program supported families, communities and duty bearers to effectively protect and care their children sustainably in cooperation with local authorities and other service providers, enabling children who are at risk of losing the care of the families to grow within a caring family environment


  • Lead the implementation of the project as per annual plan
  • Facilitate and support the timely programme plans from the approved annual plans and budgets.
  • Facilitate the formation and development of Community Task Force to spearhead the programme;
  • 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 through use of appropriate participatory tools.
  • Conduct the capacity building to the beneficiaries of the program
  • Facilitate families’ access to essential services required to fulfil their children’s developmental needs and rights such as education, nutrition, health care and vital registration.
  • Facilitate Capacity building of families as well as the community.
  • Facilitate the empowerment of community facilitators in Family Development Planning for their effective and efficient contribution in the strengthening of families.
  • Facilitate and support the initial Community Based Organisation capacity assessment in order to come up with the CBO Development Plan.
  • Facilitate the developing of the CBO’s organizational management capacity, that is, formation of properly constituted boards & committees, writing CBO constitution, legal registration of CBO, developing the CBO vision statement, mission statement, strategy and values.
  • Support the CBO capacity building of systems in Financial and accounting policies, procurement policies and procedures, resource mobilization strategies, human resource management policies, project reporting procedures and strategic plans.
  • Facilitate regular data collection through appropriate monitoring tools on programme interventions.
  • Facilitate stakeholder analysis within the programme, maintaining and updating stakeholders’ profiles.
  • Facilitate participatory monitoring and evaluation of the programme interventions.
  • 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


  • Bachelor degree in Social Work, Sociology;
  • At least three 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.
  • Fluent in English and Swahili.
  • Computer literacy

How to apply:

Interested candidates for any of the above positions should submit 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.The candidate MUST clearly indicate the title of position applied for. 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. Closing date is 24th January, 2022.

To apply please send to;

The National Director SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania.

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.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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