Job Opportunities at SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania




Terms of Reference
Consultancy on Competency needs and Skill gap analysis in light of
the current Labour Market SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania
  1. Background
SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania is a Local Non-Government Organization (NGO) affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages Kinderdorf International, a worldwide childcare organization that work to protect and care children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of losing it.
Established 74 years ago, SOS Children’s Villages International currently has children’s villages and other program in 135 countries around the world. Globally it runs two major programs namely, SOS Family care program (SFC) at SOS Children’s Villages and Family Strengthening Program (FSP) supporting families in local communities. SOS has been working in the United Republic of Tanzania since 1991 and runs Children’s Villages in Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, and Zanzibar and other programs in Iringa rural, Mufindi, and Pemba.
Specifically, SOS CV Tanzania works to create a world where the society cares for children in need, help them to shape their future, and participate in the development of their communities. For over 27 years that SOS CV has been working in Tanzania, its core business has been to provide care for the children that have lost parental care and those at risk of losing parental care. The children that SOS CV Tanzania cared over the years are transforming into young men and women who need jobs and/ skill sets that will enable them to become self-reliant and marketable to the demands outside. At the moment, there are over 1,655 young people between the age of 14 and 25+currently participating in our programs in the 7 locations according to the program database (June 2019).
SOS CV Tanzania seeking competent and highly experienced consultant to identify the gap in skills/competencies which make young people who participate in SOS CV Tanzania’s programmes across selected locations (Mwanza, Arusha, Mufindi, Iringa, Pemba, Unguja and Dar es salaam) less competitive in the youth market and to recommend market-driven ways in which SOS CV Tanzania can address these gaps. Upon successful completion of the study, SOS CV Tanzania intend to use the findings and recommendations’ to develop effective interventions to address identified gaps in the youth labour market in Tanzania.
In 2016, SOS Children’s Villages adopted Strategy 2030 and has put the most disadvantaged children at the heart of it, with the central message: ‘No child should grow up alone’. The strategy directly relates to the SDGs in key areas such as poverty, inequality, education, health, social and child protection, and decent work.
  1. Objectives of the Study Consultancy Objectives
The primary purpose of this assignment is to study, from a gender perspective, the youth labour market in Tanzania, the youth who are participating in the SOS CV Tanzania’s programmes, and the members of the SOS CV Tanzania staff team who are implementing youth development programmes in order to;
  1. Identify sets of skills/competencies which are marketable in the youth labour market,
  2. Determine actual sets of skills/competencies among young people who are participating in SOS CV Tanzania’s programmes,
  3. Identify skill/competency gaps among these young people,
  4. Establish the level of capacity among staff members to address the identified skill gaps among young people, and
  5. Recommend market-driven, practical ways in which SOS CV Tanzania can address these gaps and provide participating young people with effective career guidance.
  6. Consultancy Scope
This consultancy work shall involve three main activities. The consultant shall;
  1. Analyse the current youth labour market in Tanzania in general and in selected SOS Tanzania’s programme locations to identify marketable skills/competencies, high potential growth sectors and employment trends where the government and other actors are creating decent employment. More specifically, this will involve;
  • Assessing and identifying existing types of jobs and marketable skills/competencies;
  • Determining constraints and barriers faced by vulnerable young people in entering and remaining in the labour market; and
  • Analyse the most viable value chain that could help beneficiaries (boys and girls) generate income and access market.
  1. Analyse the current level of skill/competency among young people in the programmes in selected locations and identify the gaps/needs and interest among them.
  2. Analyse skills/competencies which members of the SOS CV Tanzania’s programme staff team need or require to successfully address identified skill/competency gaps among young people who are participating in SOS CV Tanzania’s youth programmes.
  3. Methodology
The tools and specific methodological approach will be discussed and agreed between SOS CV Tanzania and the consultant. However, in executing this assignment the consultant is expected to use a mixed methodology;
  • Review of secondary data, including the program documents and existing reports;
  • Interviews with the young people (in school and out of school) and graduates, government ministries, private companies, and service providers;
  • Participatory and consultative: the consultant shall conduct these assessments in consultation with the government line ministries, business community representatives, youth groups, skilled and employed youth, NGOs working on youth issues;
  • Data collection (field): the consultant will use a mix of key informants’ interviews, focus group discussions, and market observations to respond to the objectives outlined above.
  • Field visits and field observations.
  • A collective participatory feedback session (involving the management)
  • Any other method which is relevant to this assignment.
The consultant will work closely with the Program Director, Gender Officer and Youth Focal Person, Human Resources Coordinator & Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator.
  1. Time Line and Work Plan
The consultancy will be carried out between August-September, 2019, over a period of 30 days ending 13*h September, 2019.
  1. Key Deliverables
It is expected that the Consultant will produce the following deliverables:
  • Work plan for undertaking the labour market analysis and skill gap assessment; detailing the methodology including the main research methods, the sampling framework, proposed sources of data, procedures for data collection and analysis. The proposed tools will be discussed and by SOS CV TZ before data collection commences.
  • Present tools and context and provide advice on how best to capture and analyse data.
  • Labour market analysis and skill/competency gap analysis findings.
  • A participatory workshop to share findings;
  • Presentation material for dissemination of the process and findings;
  • A draft and final report which should include the Youth development and Empowerment Strategy (next 3 years) and a Capacity Development Plan
  • A summary of recommendations to be used for the planning and future programming.
  1. Person specification
SOS CV Tanzania aims to contract a consultant with experience of conducting labour market analysis and skill gap assessment for young people and staff especially for large INGOs or other institutions engaged in care and development work. The consultant should have the following skills and qualifications;
  • Advanced University degree from an accredited academic institution preferably Economics, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Statistics or related field.
  • Strong background and experience in conducting research and produce analysis.
  • A minimum of 10 years progressively responsible experience in the relevant field.
  • Strong facilitations skills and hands-on experience of working in participatory ways with young people.
  • Technical expertise in analysing the youth labour market in Tanzania and the ability to draw strong and valid conclusions.
  • Good report writing skills are essential
  • Ability to present challenging findings from the participatory gender audit and analysis with actionable propositions to move forward
  • Excellent command of oral and written Swahili and English.
Interested candidates should submit their CV with a technical and financial proposal in sealed envelope before 30 July, 2019:
SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania
National Office
White Star Tower (ground floor)
Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni
P.O. Box: 80462,
Dar es Salaam-Tanzania.


Through its 2030 Strategy, SOS Children’s vilage focus on the Innovation of Alternative Care in Tanzania by promoting knowledge and practice on different range of care Options. The current Alternative Care Practice indicates that, Children in need of Alternative Care are mainly cared under Institutional Care which is contrary to the Law of the Child Act of 2009 and the UN Guidelines for Alternative Care of Children. Both Laws emphasize on family based care as the best care model for effective child growth and development and that Alternative Care should be considered when it is necessary and suitable for that particular child based on their best interest.
Development of Gatekeeping guideline therefore, wl provide a framework for ensuring the best Care option is provided in line with the Best Interest of the child and as per agreed standards and procedures.
The Gate Keeping Guideline will consider but not limited to the following Specific Objectives;
  • Clarifying the Meaning of Gate Keeping in Tanzania Context.
  • Available Alternative Care Options in Tanzania
  • SOP for admitting children into different Care Options
  • Determination for Best Interest of the Child and Participation in decision Making
  • Conducting Review of Necessity and Suitability of existing Care Setting
  • Standard Case Management Principles & Processes
  • Principles and standards for Re unification of children with their family of origin
  • Key Consideration for Re integration of children in the Community
  • Guidelines for Follow ups for integrated children
  • Care Monitoring Guide and Standard for supporting after Care
  • Consideration for termination of services in different Care Settings
  • Standard for Referral from one Care Setting to Another.
  • Role of SOS, Government and Partners in Gatekeeping
The assignment of the consultant is to prepare together with the involvement of SOS Children’s Village staff and the Social Welfare Department the National Gatekeeping Guideline as outlined above and must consider the folowing steps:
  • Presentation of Inception report, budget and timelines for Implementation of Activity.
  • Plan and design the data colection process
  • Identify the main literature to be reviewed (National and International)
  • Conduct Consultation meetings with SOS Program staff and Social Welfare for their inputs
  • Prepare and Present draft Guideline for Review and Inputs
  • Produce and Present hard and soft copies of the Final Guideline Document in a well-structured format using rights-based language.
Profile of the consultant
The Prospective consultant must Poses the following;
  • Extensive Knowledge and skills of National and International Policies on Alternative Care and Protection of Children
  • proven competency and experiences in development of Social Policies and Guidelines
  • proven competency and experience in conducting child rights research
  • a good understanding of community development work and the social welfare system in Tanzania
  • proven experience in participatory research methods
  • excellent analytical, research and report writing skills
  • good facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • a social science background or related field background
  • knowledge of the out-of-home care system in Tanzania and
  • knowledge of the SOS Children’s Villages Organisation
The study will take 4 weeks; Payment will be made in three installments – 40% upfront upon delivery of the Approved inception report and signing of the Contract; 40% upon receipt of the draft Guideline and 20% upon submission of the Gatekeeping Guideline Document.
Qualified Consultants are invited to submit their technical and financial proposals as per this TOR with justifiable detailed budget, copies of CVs, relevant references and evidence of similar assignments undertaken previously. The Application is Open for 10days from the day of this advertisement.
Submit your applications to;
The National Director,
Gate Keeping Guideline Proposal SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania,
P.O. Box 80462,
Dares Salaam, Tanzania.

Program Coordinator

Job title: Program Coordinator
Duty station:           SOS Program Iringa (1 post)
Reporting to:           National Program Director.
The Programme Coordinator leads the program in Iringa and ensure the Program Cycle Management is followed and effectively implemented. The program Coordinator ensures efficiency fund Management, s/he should guide the team on effective fund mobilization and proper utilization. She is also obligated to manage the human resource in the program. S/he should coach and mentor staff under her support to grow and perform in outstanding manner for better program improvement and development. All these obligations should rely in accordance with the organizational standards and strategies
Roles and responsibilities
  • Lead the planning of the programme in line with the organisation’s mission, policies, strategies and available resources programme documents.
  • S/he is the Program budget owner in Iringa hence provide strategic leadership in managing the programme funding.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the programme activities.
  • Build positive relationships with the community and/or local authorities.
  • Build a strong network of partner organisations.
  • Build and manage a strong programme team.
  • Ensures that mechanisms for ongoing monitoring and evaluation are in place and functioning well.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Bachelor degree in Community development/development studies from reputable Universities.
  • Experiences in programming management two (2) years must be in managerial position.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must have a valid driving license.
Note: All candidates will be subject to child protection recruitment procedures and checks.
To apply for this position, send your 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 and details of at least 3 referees. Copies of academic, professional certificates and passport size photo will be submitted by only contacted candidates for the interview. This advert can be obtained on our websites http://www.sos- Closing date is 26th July 2019.
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