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Overview

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....

Job Title: Re-integration Officers ( 4 Posts)

Duty station: Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Zanzibar

Reporting to: Alternative Care Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Reintegration Officer is responsible for planning, developing and implement­ing reintegration of children and youths, and appropriate community mobilization in professional and timely manner.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES.

  • Ensures that processes for the reintegration of children and youths are in line with national and organizational policies, legislation, and standards, and that commitments to the donor, communities, and other programme partners are met in a professional and timely manner.
  • Conduct family tracing, assess the safety and suitability of returning children and youths from the care of SOS Children’s Villages to their biological par- ents/relatives, and build an effective reunification/reintegration plan for indi­vidual children and youths.
  • Mobilize authorities, community-based organizations, and community mem­bers to gain their support and/or participation in project implementation by creating awareness among all stakeholders about the project’s goal, objec­tives, and progress.
  • Prepare children, youth, and their biological parents/relatives for effective reunification/reintegration and escort the children and youths during reunifi­
  • Making appropriate linkages for successful reintegration of children, youths and their biological children by addressing their needs in the following do­mains: placement issues, safety issues, education, health, mental health, legal proceedings, independent living, child enrichment activities, skills de­velopment, economic empowerment, and other necessary social support.
  • Conduct post reunification regular monitoring to ensure effective reintegration of children and youths and recommend measures to be taken in order to improve the reintegration.
  • Maintains case management information system documentation in accor­dance with SOS Children’s Villages and the National Case Management
  • Provide effective communication, and team work among staff and care giv­ers, at SOS Children Villages for effective delivery of services to children and youth.
  • Supports the Sponsorship Coordinator on getting all necessary correspon­dences for sponsors’
  • Contribute to the preparation of annual project work-plan, budgets, perfor­mance reports, and quarterly reports, and assist the Program Manager and Alternative Care Coordinator in budget tracking and analysis as necessary.
  • At all times ensures that personal data of donors, sponsors, SOS Children’s Villages’ beneficiaries and their families as well as SOS co-workers is han­dled confidentially and in accordance with prevailing SOS-Kinderdorf Inter­national data protection policy.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, or other related social
  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience in reunification/reintegration of children with their families of origin.
  • Ability to work independently, self-organize, use initiative, keeps commit­ments and meets deadlines.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
  • The candidate should possess the emotional stability to lead and guide the large community of children and youth, and to work in diverse communities by maintaining the required high standards.
  • Mature personality (male or female), stable socially and emotionally.
  • Strong interpersonal and team
  • Fluent in English and Swahili.
  • Computer literacy

Method of Application

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.

Closing date is 25th November, 2021.

To apply please send to; The National Director SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania recruit.sostanzania@sos-tanzania.org

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.

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