2 Jobs at Railway Children Africa, Project Officers


2 x Project Officer – Family Work
Railway Children is a UK based development agency delivering support
programmes for children living alone and at risk on the streets across
the world.

We are currently hiring for 2 team members to work in our own project
Kivuko to deliver support services to children and young people on the
streets in Mwanza and to vulnerable families and communities across the

Key Requirements You will have the necessary qualifications relevant to
the post for which you are applying. You will most likely have
experience of working in a NGO but most importantly you will have the
passion and drive to make a difference to the lives of children living
on the streets.

Duration of contract
15 Months (Starting 1
st Apr 17 – 30 Jun 18)

Application Process
To apply please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter explaining
why you consider yourself suitable for the role. Please include in the
subject heading which post you are applying for.
You will need to demonstrate how your skills and experience meet the
requirements of the job description. The closing date for all
applications is 18th Mar 2017.

A full job description for all positions is available below in this
document. Please send your application to: jobs.mwanza@railwaychildren.org.uk
We anticipate a high demand for these posts and regret that only
candidates short listed for interview will be contacted.

Railway Children Africa
Plot No 59, Block D, Isamilo Street,
P.O. Box 138
Mwanza, Tanzania
T TZ +255 (028) 2542489
E info@railwaychildren.org.uk
W www.railwaychildren.org.uk
Certificate of
Incorporation: 77698
NGO compliance # 1563

As a Project Officer – Family Work you are expected to contribute to the work
of Children living and working on streets (CLWS) reintegration, your main focus
being on working with families and managing reintegration caseloads.
The Project Officer – Family Work will report directly to the Lead Project

Roles and Responsibility
 Conduct therapeutic support visits to families of reunified CLWS
 Develop care plans for families of reunified children; Identify and
document specific needs of families in accordance with support available.
 Monitor progress of the reunification families and provide timely reports
on the support provided versus progress
 Ensure criteria for selection of intensive reunification cases are
clearly followed and follow up on the deliveries of the intensive support
for the selected families.
 Ensure selection for non-intensive reunification cases are clearly
followed and refer children to the appropriate agency or case worker
where applicable.
 Link families to HIV testing and treatment services
 Facilitate access to livelihood, educational support, and micro credit
and self-help groups for reintegration cases.
 Monitor, evaluate and provide timely reports for the family reintegration
caseloads assigned to you.
 Enter valid data of your caseloads onto the data system and ensure data
up to date.
 Establish and maintain strong working partnerships with local
educational, social welfare departments within all Mwanza Urban districts
with reunification cases, NGO’s, government and community service to plan
and deliver activities that engage in ways to enhance the work of the
children department.

Minimum Requirements:
 Diploma or Degree in social work, sociology or child development related

Skills and Experience:
 The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year experience working with
children living and working on the streets
 Proficient with MS office
 Work experience supporting technical or programmatic activities with
orphans and vulnerable children
 Excellent written, oral and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili
 Ability to work effectively with multiple teams, partner agencies and
community members.
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