Family Economic Empowerment and Youth Coordinator job at SOS Children’s Villages

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Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  20 October 2021
Duty Station:  Arusha
Posted: 06-10-2021
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Family Economic Empowerment and Youth Coordinator

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

SOS Children's Villages

Deadline of this Job:
20 October 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Arusha , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 06, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Family Economic Empowerment and Youth Coordinator support to program development and planning, program management monitoring and delivery of results, innovation, technical and operational leadership to program implementation, networking and partnership buiding in accordance with the organization's policies, strategies, and available resources

1. Lead the planning of the Family and Community Development Project
• Coordinate the baseline assessment and analysis of the situation of children at risk of losing parental care within the targeted community's
• Carry out a stakeholder analysis to identify key stakeholders within the selected community1) including individuals, organizations, institutions and authors who are interested in or affected by the planned program
• Define the interests and possible involvement of key stakeholders in the various stages of program development process. This includes making recommendations on the selection of community-based partners key implementation partners to the national director
• Lead the development of the program design, based on the findings of the baseline assessment and analysis, and in line with the organization's policies, strategies and available resources. In doing so, ensure the participation of key stakeholders as appropriate.
• Ensure the annual planning process is carried out and plans are updated, according to the policies and strategies of the organization

2. Coordinate the implementation of program activities
• Coordinate the implementation of program activities, according to the objectives, actions and time frames outlined in the annual plan. In doing so, also ensure that the program operates in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures
• Guide and support the development of sustainable community responses to the situation of children at risk of losing parental
• Formalize partnerships with community-based partners, developing together with them a memorandum of understanding outlining roles and responsibilities.
• Support community-based partners to develop a des plen for capacity development and provide relevant support towards realization of that plan Build strong partnerships with other stakeholders, for the provision of support services to the target group, with a view to anchoring support Services with the most appropriate service provider. This includes building positive relationships with recognized community leadership and local authorities
• Support the development of strong local networks of relevant stakeholders, to provide for comprehensive safety nets' of relevant support services, as well as alliances for the promotion and protection of child rights.

3. Ensure that those children who are most at risk of losing parental care participate in the program:
• Establish clear vulnerability criteria, to prioritive cases from within the given target group according to levels of vulnerability in consultation with key stakeholders in the community including children at risk of losing parental care and their care-givers).
• Review initial assessments of the families of potential child participants and put forward recommendations to the program management structure as to whether the families should participate in the program
• Participate in the admissions committee for placement into SCS families contributing to decision-making from the family strengthening perspective. Refer from the family strengthening program, where children have already lost parental care and such a placement is in the best interests of the child with involvement of relevant authorities
• Review recommendations for the exit of families for individual children from the program, and put these forward to the program management structure

4. Quide and support the building of self-reliance in families
• Guide Implementation of famly development planning (FDP) process, with a view to "anchoring this process with community based partners in doing so, provide capacity building support to SOS co-workers and community-based partners, as required
• Ensure that the organization keeps its commitments, in terms of support services committed to in the FDPs.
• Monitor the implementation of the FDPs particularly in terms of the achievement of agreed outcomes, and provide ongoing support towards its effective implementation

5. Support the youth to become socio economically empowered
• Design and implement socio economic s e s specifically adapted to youth from most vulnerable families
• Ensure that youth and adolescents participate in varied, quality and age-appropriate life skills activities;
• Establish Youth Clubs and ensure the meaningful participation of youth employability skills
• Support Youth Clubs in designing and implementing youth led community projects; & Financial management and administration of the program
• Ensure that the organization's financial resources are used modestly and efficiently
• Implement financial and administrative procedures, in line with the organization's policies/guideline and in consultation with financial support staff
• Ensure al program expenditure resource usage is in line with the annual plan and budget

7. Establish mechanisms for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the program
• Ensure that monitoring and evaluation systems are in place and functioning wal, in line with the organization's requirements. This includes ongoing data collection from regular reviews of the situation of families and community based partners, data capturing in the FS database, program self-evaluation internal control reviews, audits and other evaluations.
• Provide direct supervisor with regular up-dates on program activities and results, including regular written reports, according to organizational requirements.
• Secure regular financial management reports, including budget V8 expenditure reports, as required for the effective management of program resources

8. Child Safeguarding and Child Protection responsibility
• Alternative Care Coordinator conducts herself in a way that safeguards children and youth from all forms of discrimination abuse, mistreatment and neglect. Strongly support our values and our vision that every child grows in a family, with love respect and security, and she will promote children's development
• Ensure that SOS Children's Villages Alternative Care and Child Protection work in Arusha is not putting children at risk for further risks this means constantly scrutinizing work through a child safeguarding lens and talking to children and other stakeholders to identify about possible design implementation flaws.
• Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse harm in their personal and professional lives.
• Ensure that all beneficiaries of our programme are receiving on-going age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about SOS Children's Villages Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct
• Preventing and mitigating all possible risks in the area of child protection and Safeguarding at your area.
• Reporting immediately on any issue related to Child abuse
• Maintain high level of confidentiality while handing CS concerns.

• Bachelor of Arts Masters degree in Sociology, Community Development. Community Economic Development Management, Economics and other development related discipline Masters degree will be an added advantage
• 6 years related experience out of which 4 years in supervisory position
• Sound awareness and understanding of relevant social development ISSUBS, such as Gender Child rights Issues, family strengthening youth empowerment at national and regional level
• Knowledge of Project Cycle Management

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 72

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Interested candidates should send their application letter by email describing how your experience, qualifications and competencies make you the right candidate for this position Endose ONLY detailed and updated CV with telephone contacts, email address and details of at least 3 referees Only contacted candidates for the interview will submit copies of academic, professional articles and passport size photo. This advert can be obtained on our website http://www.sos-childrensvillagestanzania/   Closing date 20th October, 2021. To apply please send to
The National Director SOS Children's Villages Tanzania.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
[email protected]  

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