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28 Apr 2023

Senior Alternative Care Coordinator at SOS Children’s Villages

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Job 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 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 Like Care based at SOS Children’s Villages and Family Strengthening Programmes supporting families in local communities. 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. SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania seeks to recruit suitably qualified candidate to fill the following vacant position;

Job Title: Senior Alternative Care Coordinator

Duty station: National Office- Dar es Salaam

Reporting to: Head of Programs


Senior Alternative Care Coordinator (SACC) develops alternative child care in compliance with the organization’s vision, mission, and values,strategies, policies, and plans, and applicable government laws. Keep abreast with and ensure that alternative child care interventions are aligned with government policies, legislation, and initiatives. As part of the national programme development department, he or she helps set and achieve the organization’s strategic goals in alternative child care and monitors and evaluates its progress. He or she supports field-based or location-based Alternative Child Care Coordi­nators with program formulation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning. The Senior Alternative Care Coordinator develops and oversees alternative child care quality standards.


  • Contribute to implementing the SOS Children’s Villages Programme Policy and related policies, in accordance with national legislation and context, under the leadership of the Head of Programs and in collaboration with other National Programme Advisors.
  • Provides content wise guidance to annual and strategic planning.
  • Contribute to internal policy and guidelines development and implementation.
  • Support to conducting periodic Child Rights Situation studies and feasibility studies, and contribute to the development of concept notes and program proposals.
  • Provide technical expertise to support program staff implement high-quality alternative care.
  • Join relevant networks and advocate for the promotion and protection of children’s rights.
  • Monitor and evaluate program/project interventions.
  • Develop detailed program concept notes and project proposals for new interventions.
  • Provide guidance to Program Coordinators in planning, budgeting, and reporting of interventions.
  • Keep program staff informed of relevant legislation, regulations, policies, procedures, and guide­lines.
  • Implement quality standards in collaboration with Programme and Location ACC Coordinators.
  • Document and distribute lessons learned and good practices for organizational learning.
  • Contribute to regional and international Programme projects.
  • Cooperate with the M&E department in research and analysis.
  • Responsible to raise awareness of the SOS Child Protection Policy principles and to prevent and protect children from all forms of abuse, abandonment, exploitation, violence and discrimination.
  • Prevent and mitigate all possible risks in the area of child protection and Safeguarding in your area.


  • Masters in Social work, or Child development, Community development.
  • Knowledge of project cycle management
  • Good knowledge and understanding of children’s rights and rights-based approaches in the develop­ment of programmes
  • Awareness and understanding of social development issues including gender, education, health, HIV/AIDS, etc.
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience at the management level.
  • Experience in working with children/youth environments.
  • Ability to work independently, self-organize, use initiative, keeps commitments and meets deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal, team skills and written communication.
  • Computer literacy(MS Office and MS project)
  • Knowledge of national policy developments in the area of child welfare and youth development
  • Willingness to travel frequently
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Method of Application

Interested candidate 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 http://ww- Closing date is 11th May, 2023. To apply please send to;

The National Director, SOS Children’s Villages.

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, 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

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