The Small Things Child Welfare Manager Jobs in Tanzania

The Small Things is a spirited NGO located in Nkoaranga, Tanzania that offers families the chance to stay together by offering reunification and preservation services to the Meru District.

Our actions are predicated on the belief that the best way to help a child, is to strengthen the family and the community in which they live.

We are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Child Welfare Manager who will be able to ensure the safety, health, well-being and continued development of the children we support.

This role works closely with various stakeholders both in the US and the village of Nkoaranga and our ideal candidate will posess several years of experience in a position that works directly with children.

Key Responsibilities:

Residential Care Support:

  • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with all staff, partners and stakeholders
  • Monitor stock and oversee weekly and monthly shopping lists for facility
  • Coordinate and monitor healthcare and mental healthcare for children
  • Create and implement M&E system for child development in residential care in collaboration with our development team
  • Work with Managing Director and Head Mama to enable mamas to stay compliant with the schedule and other procedures
  • Work with Managing Director and Head Mama to adjust schedules and procedures when necessary, updating all staff and relevant documents to reflect changes
  • Implement and maintain monthly 1 to 1 schedule with children
  • Implement and maintain bi-annual holistic, comprehensive, individualized care plans for all children
  • Create outreach plan for children and manage all supplemental tutoring / community services and usage of library space
  • Develop and manage system for staff to work on specific skills with children according to directives outlined in the care plan
  • Work with HFCV staff and Head Mama to ensure children receive a healthy and balanced diet
  • Perform weekly surprise checks based on appropriate check lists and continually monitor, assess and iterate on check lists
  • Assist Education Director as needed with any school related issues
  • Oversee all recreational activities with children including birthday celebrations, outreach and quarterly field trips

    Family Preservation Program / Reunified Children

  • Consult with the Managing Director and FPP Coordinator when issues arise regarding the welfare of children in the program
  • Manage family reunification visits and plan for residential children with Head Mama and FPP Team
  • Manage the transition of residential children to their families, in coordination with FPP Coordinator, FPP Officer and Head Mama
  • Offer feedback to the team
    regarding the transfer of children into residential care
  • Attend weekly FPP meetings as requested
  • Assist with reporting and montioring/evaluating outcomes of reunified children


  • Deal with day to day issues that arise at the orphanage and HFCV, with the support of the Program Manager and Head Mama
  • Manage all monitoring and evaluation and data collection for outcomes of all welfare programs
  • Ensure a comprehensive directory is kept alongside individualized care plans of all residential children
  • Assist Head Mama with analyzing Orphanage and HFCV check lists
  • Assist with office management tasks and reporting as requested
  • Recruit and manage social work interns, as necessary
  • Hold weekly progress report meetings with CWO
  • Hold bi-weekly progress report meetings with counselor
  • Periodically review the TST Child protection policy based on International standards
  • Provide support for design, implementation, data collection and evaluation of welfare projects
  • Develop good relationship with relevant stakeholders and other relevant institutions at district and village levels


  • Advanced Degree in Social Work or Health care
  • At least two years of experience as a Social Worker or in an environment working closely with children and monitoring outcomes
  • Able to provide effective leadership to a team
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Show a high level of professional competency and total familiarity with current developments in the theory and practice of social and child care work
  • Be conversant with current welfare policy documents relating to children, welfare in general and the financing of welfare services
  • Strong managerial skills including people management, preparation and management of budget and ability to exercise control over expenditure
  • Ability to provide professional development of staff in the department
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, including professional and child and youth care workers
  • A strong developmental approach to child and youth care programmes
  • Manage and supervise the day-to-day operation of staff and volunteers assigned to Residential Department team and ensure the attainment of all key performance areas and take appropriate remedial action where necessary
  • Identify problem areas and recommend solutions to the Senior Manager
  • Undertake related duties as assigned.
  • Implement strategy as determined
  • Ability to identify challenges and recommend changes accordingly

    How to Apply

    Please send a cover letter and resume with the subject line CHILD WELFARE MANAGER to by 30th September, 2018


    Visa, Continued Education allowance, Free housing, Flight stipend, Health Insurance stipend, Arusha Medivac (Emergency care), $750 USD/month starting salary with room for growth depending on performance

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