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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

National Association Members at SOS Children’s Villages



Do you want to inspire people and at the same time contribute to a more productive, inclusive and sustainable society? We have a place for you to be part of the big SOS family, as a voluntary National Association Member. We are currently in the process of selecting the National Association Members. Do join us on our mission to help the people in need. Come and take place in an exciting journey to transform lives for the better.

SOS Children’s Villages is a child focused, non-governmental organization providing care and support to children who have lost parental care or at risk of losing parental care of their biological family. SOS Children is Villages, Tanzania, is a member of SOS Children’s Villages International, the largest private organization for children all over the world. In Tanzania, there are four SOS Children Villages under the SOS Family Care programme i.e. in Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Zanzibar (Unguja). Other programs include; Family Strengthening, Advocacy, Education and Youth Empowerment. SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania implements its programs in six location i.e. Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Iringa, Mwanza, Pemba and Unguja.

Our Vision:

Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security.

Our Mission:

We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities.

Our Values

  • Courage – We take action.
  • Commitment – We keep our promises.
  • Trust – We believe in each other.
  • Accountability – We are reliable partners.

Mission of the role:

The National Association members will be responsible for election and voting in the leadership of the organization, support the organization in fulfilling its strategic goals, receive information of the organization’s progress by any means of communication, actively attend the general meeting and participate in all organization activities, as they may be required.

Key roles of the association members:

  • Receive and endorse the Chairperson’s reports.
  • Approve the audited financial statements.
  • Nominate and elect the national board members.
  • Appoint and approve auditors for the next year.
  • Elect and appoint an independent nomination committee that undertakes new recruitment of members.
  • Partake on national association activities upon invitation.
  • Approve changes in the statutes and authorize major transactions such as mergers and dissolution of the organization.

Personal qualities, values and attitudes:

Personal qualities and values:

  • A collaborator valuing the contributions of others, able to create a supportive and safe environment for others in the organization.
  • Capacity in crisis management, with proved resilience and stamina in times of internal or external crises.
  • “Outside the box” thinker.
  • Bold enough to take decisions that will help the organization move forward and thrive.
  • An Individual with no criminal records.


  • Passionate with solution based approaches for positive outcomes.
  • Ready to contribute expertise, experience and know how to support the organization.
  • Empathic attribute that promotes inclusivity and empowerment.
  • A strong belief on meritocracy over paternalistic traits.
  • Enthusiastic about innovative approach and change management for strong performance.

Minimum Requirements for association members:

  • He/she should have knowledge of SOS Children’s Villages and given his/her support before, or is willing to be a friend of SOS.
  • He/she is committed to the SOS Children’s Villages’ vision, mission, and values.
  • He/she should be persons of topmost integrity with the ability to effectively probe and offer advice and solutions to complex organizational challenges.
  • He/she should be an individual who is free from any conflict of interests that can violate the organization’s constitution, national laws and, regulations.
  • He/she has competencies in one or several of the following areas: children’s rights and child-care practices, social and children’s issues in the country, and general management / management of non­profit organizations.
  • He/she should be an individual who will devote adequate time to the affairs of the organization to support the general strategic direction.
  • An individual with the unquestioned capacity to represent the core interests of the organization both within and without.
  • He/she must have a general knowledge of the UN convention on the right of the children.
  • He/she should be able to pay annual membership fee.

Minimum Skills Required:

  • A form four leaver to University / Tertiary / College levels graduate.
  • Proven work experience in working and engaging with programmes to support vulnerable groups.
  • Experience in engaging with children related programmes / projects.
  • A track record in working with inclusive programmes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with people from different backgrounds.
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and ability to communicate in English.
  • Ability to comply with our child safeguarding policy.

SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing applicants value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.

How to Apply:

If you have passion to be part of the global movement to give a loving home to children please submit a 1-page Curriculum Vitae which indicates age, academic qualifications and experience and a brief motivational letter with at least three (3) traceable referees, applications should be sent electronically to

All applications should be submitted not later than 19th July, 2021 and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.