3 Job Opportunities at SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania, Youth Empowerment Officer

 

 Youth Empowerment Officers ( 3 Posts) 

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 suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions;

Job Title: Youth Empowerment Officer ( 3 Posts)

Duty station: Arusha ,Mwanza and Zanzibar

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  • Reporting to: Alternative Care Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

  • Youth Empowerment Officer is responsible for strengthening the capacity of youth by developing young people’s life skills, employability, entrepreneurship, digital skills and promoting engagement and active citizenship.To build capacity in the community to support the development of quality youth work and enhance the qual­ity and scope of youth provision in community settings, so that young people can be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make positive contributions and achieve economic wellbeing. Encourages independent entrepreneurship by inspiring young people to set up their own businesses, also work with relevant stakeholders to cre­ate fair and proper jobs through working with the private sector to educate and coach young people in skills that meet the demands of the local labour market and ensure youths contribute meaningfully into the organization and community at large.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES.

  • Support to conduct needs assessments, awareness-raising and information activities with the support of the Program Manager.
  • Support the ongoing implementation of engaging young people in digital
  • Build a strong relationship with young people and the wider community, identifying the local needs and support the development of
  • Support outreach and engagement with the private sector on youth empow­erment and skills building, specifical skills for
  • Participate in the creation of awareness-raising campaigns on the impor­tance of child rights, child labour, education, youth employment policies, protection policies, social cohesion and other related topics.
  • Support to skilled youths to enter the workforce through internships and/or employment and/or business mentorship activities (referrals, tailored proj­ects, peer-to-peer activities).
  • Assist with the planning and organization of tailored awareness-raising ses­sions, focused group discussions, youth-led initiatives and special events in identified areas.

  • Work with community provisions to support the development and delivery of information/guidance and activities, which aim to meet the needs and aspirations of the young people within the community.
  • Provide information, advice and guidance to the community/ stakeholders in developing youth provision, ensuring the groups understand their purpose, responsibilities and best practice, and the role of the councils in supporting
  • Provide outreach youth work as required to engage with young people deemed to be causing anti-social
  • Support the Youth Empowerment Coordinator in delivering the community’s youth network forum to enable practitioners working with young people to share best practices and identify skills and training needs.
  • Promote and support innovative and creative ways to generate income in­cluding (but not exclusively) fundraising initiatives and external funding via grants and sponsorship to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the youth clubs and community projects.
  • Provide casework support for young people to engage with support servic­es, education, employment and community opportunities.
  • Support and initiate strategies to prevent and address the problem of sub­stance misuse and other anti-social behaviour among youth.
  • Provide ongoing support, advocacy and monitoring of services and pro­grams for
  • Maintain and establish partnerships and networks with services and pro­grams (e.g. local school, clinic, police, mental health services, and other ser­vices) and work together to address the needs of young people

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCES:

  1. Bachelor Degree in Community Development / Community Economic Devel­opment and Sociology.
  2. At least 2- 3 years previous experience in child/youth quality care / relevant NGO’s experience.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including, and authorities at different levels, NGOs, youth
  4. Work experience in education, social work or community development is de­sired
  5. Work experience with adolescents’ is desired
  6. Good knowledge of national child care legislation and child’s rights
  7. Demonstrates a high level of empathy/emotional intelligence particularly working with young people and adolescents
  8. Understanding and knowledge of subjects relating specifically to the care of adolescents (e.g. sexual health, HIV/Aids, relationships)

How to apply:

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 a detailed and updated CV with telephone contacts, email addresses and details of at least 3 referees. The candidate MUST clearly indicate the title of the position applied for. Only con­tacted candidates for the interview will submit copies of academic, professional certificates and passport size photos.  The closing date is 25th November 2021. To apply please send to;

The National Director SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania.

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, 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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