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  • Internships and Volunteer at SOS Children’s Villages Dar es Salaam
  • Jobfasta in Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

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 work to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of losing the care. 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. To achieve our mission and Strategy, we focus on ensuring the best care of children, innovation, and effective collaboration with partners. Our Core Values guiding who we are, and what we do include courage to take action, commitment to keep our promises, trust to believe in each other, and accountability to be reliable partners.

SOS Children’s Villages is looking for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and youth through internships and volunteer opportunities within its Children... in Street Situation Project. Interns and Volunteers will support the implementation of street children intervention, directly contributing to the coordination, management, and execution of the Children in Street Situation (CiSS) project.

Key Responsibilities:
• Ensure timely implementation of project activities and adherence to budget and reporting guidelines.
• Provide technical guidance and input under the supervision of the CISS Project

Officer.
• Compile project information regularly for reports, communication materials, and monitoring processes.
• Maintain strong relationships with Districts Local Governments, Civil Society, and Private Sector Organizations, fostering collaboration and organizing meetings.
• Supervise street children activities and support LGAs and partners for successful rescues and reunifications.
• Identify, train, supervise, and mentor dropping centers/social workers for project implementation.
• Organize and support workshops, seminars, training activities, and coordination meetings for project partners.
• Contribute to cross-district, national, and related project assignments, facilitating strategic communication and knowledge sharing.
• Provide monthly project updates to the Project Manager, ensuring effective presentation of project experiences and lessons learned.
• Prepare detailed budget and activity plans, and technical and financial reports in accordance with project agreements.
• Facilitate project monitoring and evaluation processes, contributing to national and sub-national discussions on project-related matters.
• Support implementation of related projects to strengthen synergies and linkages across different levels of implementation.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Abilities, and Behavioral Competences:
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Community Development, or related field.
• 1 year experience in related field, experience working with Children and Youth, and experience in dealing with street-connected children is an added advantage.
• Strong organizational and facilitation skills.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
• Fluency in Swahili; English proficiency is required.
• Computer literacy and technical report writing skills.
• Ability to work both independently and in a team.
• Willingness to work and visit the mapped area for street children settlement.
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and function in a multidisciplinary environment.
• Sensitivity to local conditions, ethics, norms, and sensitivity to gender and children’s issues.

Duty Stations: Dodoma (2 posts), Dar es Salaam (2 posts) and Mwanza (2 posts)

Direct Supervisor: Children in Street Situation) CiSS) Project Officer

Contract Duration: Six Months

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist in the implementation of project activities, following guidance from the Project Officer.
• Offer assistance to the project team and use the opportunity to learn about project management, budgeting, and reporting guidelines.
• Help compile project information for reports, communication materials, and monitoring processes, gaining exposure to data management practices.
• Participate in meetings with Districts Local Governments, Civil Society, and Private Sector Organizations, observing and learning how relationships are fostered and maintained.
• Provide support in the supervision of street children activities including rescues and reunifications.
• Assist in the organization and support of workshops, seminars, training activities, and coordination meetings for project partners, gaining exposure to event management.
• Participate in cross-district initiatives and national project assignments, observing and learning about strategic communication and knowledge sharing practices.
• Help provide monthly project updates to the Project Manager, gaining experience in reporting project progress and lessons learned.
• Assist in preparing basic budget and activity plans, as well as contributing to technical and financial reports under the guidance of senior team members.
• Support project monitoring and evaluation processes, data collection and analysis for project success.
• Provide assistance in related projects to gain exposure to different aspects of project implementation and strengthen skills through practical experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Abilities, and Behavioral Competences:
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Community Development, or a related field.
• Strong passion for working with Children and Youth.
• Fluency in Swahili; English proficiency is advantageous.
• Basic computer literacy.
• Ability to work both independently and in a team.
• Sensitivity to local conditions, ethics, and norms, with a commitment to gender equality and children’s rights.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates for the Internship and Volunteer positions should submit an application letter via email, along with a detailed and updated CV (in a single file) that includes telephone contacts, email address, and details of at least 3 referees. The candidate MUST clearly indicate the title of the position applied for. Only candidates contacted for the interview will be required to submit copies of academic and professional certificates. To apply, please send your application to;

Head of Human Resource, SOS Children’s Villages.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania recruit.sostanzania@sos-tanzania.org

Please Note: SOS Children’s Villages 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
Dar es Salaam Tanzania

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