SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania is an indigenous non government organization affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide child care 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 Programs 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 runs three Children’s Villages in Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar and a Family Strengthening Programme in Mwanza. Due to expansion of its existing programmes and opening up of the new Village in Mwanza; SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania seeks to recruit suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacancies:
Job title: Funds Development Officer
Duty station: National Office Dar es salaam (1 post)
Reporting to: Project Manager
Roles & Responsibilities
Identify funding sources and develop proposals for funding from internal & external public and private donors / foundations.
Develop concept notes for project funding.
Conduct donor mapping and identify donors to partner with SOS Tanzania.
Assist the Project Manager in the development and implementation of fund development strategy within SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania.
Support Project Manager in development and implementing the organization’s communication strategy.
Maintain communications and manage information with the public, media & private sector for SOS Children’s Villages resource mobilization.
Academic Qualification, skills & Experiences:
A Bachelor degree on Project Management / Development studies or any related fields from recognized university.
Strong background in proposal development and donor negotiation skills with good track record of awarded proposals.
Previous proven professional fundraising skills and experience for NGOs, CSOs, public or private sector.
Two years’ experience of government donor relations and knowledge of funding requirements, particularly with donor agencies.
Excellent ability to work cross-organizationally with multiple stakeholders in realization of shared goals.
Able to share passion for and knowledge of donor engagement and grant acquisition strategies and techniques through training and/or mentoring.
Proactive, inquisitive and determined in identifying and pursuing new grant funding opportunities.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation and public relations skills.
Skills and experience in communication and media engagement will be an added advantage.
To apply for this position, send your application letter describing how your experience, qualifications and competencies making you the right candidate for this position, Enclose a detailed updated CV, telephone contacts and details of at least 3 referees with their emails, address & phone numbers. All candidates will be subject to child protection recruitment procedures and checks. The advert is open from 26th May to 09th June 2015.
The applications should be addressed to:-
The National Director
SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania
P. O. Box 80462 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Or sent by email to
SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.