Job Opportunity at SOS Children’s Villages - Employment and Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator

Job Opportunity at SOS Children’s Villages - Employment and Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator

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 candidates to fill the following vacant positions;

Job Title                    : Employment and Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator

Duty station               : SOS Children’s Village Mwanza

Reporting to              : Program Manager


EET Program Coordinator oversees development of projects related to young people, child participants, and adults of alternative care, family strengthening and others from the community and supports community systems and structures strengthening on behalf of the organization. The EET Program Coordinator works closely with Youth Empowerment Officer to promote youth Services through engaging the community and all stakeholders in the support of projects to meet the needs of local youth for them to become self-independent.


  1. Lead the planning of the Social Centre program activities.
  • Carry out/supports any assessment that will be conducted for Youth/social centre e.g. Baseline, feasibility study or up-date existing information for starting/or redesigning youth/ social centre project.
  • Conduct research and statistical analysis; offers recommendations on community development opportunities.
  • Identify key stakeholders including the Local Government Authority, Community-Based Partners and Youth/Social Centre Project participants (e.g. Child related Community groups/associations, structure/system membersjand ensure their active participation in the project design and implementation putting a particular emphasis on child/youth participation.
  • Draw-up an initial action plan together with key community stakeholders based on the findings from the feasibility study, baseline or any assessment, followed by annual plans with concrete programme activities based on the analysis findings, context and in line with the organisations mission, policies, strategic priorities and available resources.
  • Ensure all Youth/Social Centre participants understand Children Village Program Policy, their roles and ready to engage accordingly. All key steps (context, assessment, available resources and in the best interest of the child) are effectively observes during Planning phase or redesigning of the Program.
  • Identify local funding sources and apply for grants and other forms of local income, such as Community support grants from various grants foundations and government subsidies under different department such as Women/youth funds from Community development department at Mwanza City Council.
  • Provide recommendations on available potential funding opportunities to the project participants, available partnership initiatives and the community needs and liaises frequently with community members, funders, and other stakeholders.
  1. Coordinate the implementation of programme activities
  • Before the Program Coordinator EET implement new Community Program or any initiatives, he/she should evaluate existing scheme, identifying their flaws and highlighting where there is room for improvement. Then he/she should share with management how and where these communities’ needs and aspirations can be met, devising strategies, considering budgetary restrictions and then working with a range of different existing community management to prepare and implement projects.
  • Develop Youth empowerment training programme and curriculum packages that will be carried at the Youth/Social Centre
  • Facilitate the Setting up the leadership to a community Committees, groups and Associations in identifying/securing and coordinating community resources necessary to implement Community Development Programs (Existing and new).
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities with partners according to the objectives, actions and time frames outlined in the annual plan and joint action plan.
  • Develop and scope viable programs with other community-based groups that reflect community assets and priorities.
  • Ensure that the programme operates in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
  • Support capacity-building to Community-Based Partners (e.g. youth groups, Community Committees, Associations or Community Clubs) or Systems/structures like Child Protection Systems, to ensure the long-term sustainability of service delivery that is done by the organisation is anchored into their daily plan of actions/activities and their budgeting.
  • Build a strong network of Community Based Partners, Committees and Groups that are existing in the community.
  • Enforce the implementation of the Children’s Villages Program Policy while keeping focus on the principles, social support networks strengthened and the actions and decision made by these committees, groups, structures etc. should be in the best interest of the child.
  1. Build and manage positive relations with the community and/or local authorities
  • Identify strategic partnership and build strong relationships with respective community development department in the local government authorities, recognised community leadership and like-minded child related community groups/association, who share the organisation’s vision, as well as those who provide complementary services to young people.
  • Participate in community development forums/networks/conferences dealing/discussing issues affecting children of our target group.
  • Search for various prospects for youth programs such as government grants, vocational training institution grants, to secure opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship skills.
  • Build good relations with the local media (e.g. community radio), so child rights issues in general as well as the organisation’s mission and objectives can be promoted on a regular basis. Engage the community in meaningful dialogue, including through social media, to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Build relationships with government agencies, community groups and local businesses that are willing to invest time and money into their local communities.
  • Ensure appropriate consultation, participation, and feedback to the community in the development of policies and strategies related to youth and caregiver’s initiatives.
  • Establish strong working relationship between youth/social centre program and other program within SOS Children’s Village; participate in development of guidelines and other working documents.

Employment and Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator Vacancy at SOS Children’s Villages

  1. Financial management and administration of the programme
  • Ensure that the organisation’s financial resources are used modestly and efficiently.
  • Implement financial and administrative procedures, in line with policies/guidelines of the National Association and in consultation with financial support staff.
  • Ensure program unit planning and budgets are in line with the organizational strategies.
  • Ensure all programme expenditure/resource usage is in line with the annual plan and budget.
  • Ensure the program comply with financial policies including procurement policy and procedures.
  • Ensure there is no either underspending or overspending of the approved funds of the Social Centre Program and other Community strengthening activities budgeted in Mwanza.
  • Ensure there is no fraud or corruption tolerated in Social Centre program in Mwanza. Any indications of corruption and fraud need to be reported as soon as identified.
  1. Establish mechanisms for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the programme
  • Work very closely with Community Development Department at the Mwanza City Council to 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. These tools shall facilitate both quantitative and qualitative evaluation, using participatory approaches.
  • Monitor and evaluate youth programs in line with the result framework and M&E tools.
  • Provide direct superior with regular up-dates on project activities and results, including regular written reports on a monthly/quarterly basis as required.
  • Involve fully in Mwanza program annual progress report writing and submission
  1. Contribute to the work of the broader organisation

Participate in local, national and regional

the organisation as required and agreed with the direct superior.

  • Work closely and supports the documentation and communication committee in Mwanza to document and share good practices and lessons learned with colleagues to support and improve cross program and organisational learning.
  • Work closely and supports the documentation and communication committee in Mwanza to prepare your program 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 organisation’s mission, and ensure you identify the innovation areas to improve the Community Social Centre Project up and running in Mwanza.


  • Bachelor degree in Community Development/ Community Economic development, Project Management, and any relevant field from recognized institutions.
  • At least A years working experience preferably with NGO in this field.
  • Basic facilitation skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Computer skills especially Microsoft word, Excel & the Internet.
  • A good command of both oral & written English

How to apply:

Interested candidates 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. This advert can be obtained on  our website

To apply please send to:

The National Director SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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

The deadline for submitting the application is 19 June 2022.

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