Social Worker πŸŽ‰
  • Moshi, Tanzania
  • viaNew Land Orphanage and Nursery Center
17 days ago
0 - 500,000/-
Entry Level
Non Government Organization
Less than 1 Year
Bachelors degree in Social Work & Protection
Job Summary

The Newland Orphanage and Nursery Center was founded in light of improving the standard of living of orphans and destitute children and to provide them access to all basic human rights.


About 65 children are supported at Newlands Orphanage. Over 40 of them live on site full timeand the others attend boarding school and stay at the orphanage during the holidays. Most of the kids only have a few clothes and many only have 1 pair of shoes. Supported by only a small number of donors.


Our underlying guiding principles for the care of orphans are to:

  • Reproduce family and clan structures to convey social behavior and interaction
  • Respect and emphasize the origin of the children to avoid them being uprooted
  • Accompany each child to the end of its school and job education and help to integrate into adulthood
  • Protect the children from being stigmatized as AIDS-orphans, avoid them being discriminated and deprived of their basic rights.
  • Aspire to the highest possible level of self-sufficiency in the care center, in order to convey a wide range of economic and maintenance abilities, as well assisting in keeping running costs low.
  • Connect the care centers in many aspects with the local community
  • Strengthen family ties and clan structures

Primary Objecive:

To support the children through difficult times and ensure that vulnerable children under the support of New Land Orphanage are safeguarded from harm.This role is to help in improving out comes in children’s lives.


Position Scope:

As a social worker, you will work in a variety of settings within a frame work of relevant legislation and procedures, supporting children, families, and groups within the local communities under "The Home-Based Care" program and "At the orphanage". You may work in homes or schools,hospitals and most of the time at New land Orphanage Nursery Center.

 Key Relationships with :

  •  Children under New Land Orphanage Care program
  • Central and Local Government authorities
  • Schools,Hospitals,Donors Community leaders
  • Police Children and Gender Desk
  • The project manager
  • Matron
  • OtherNon-Government Organizations in the region dealing with children
  • New land Management team
  • Sponsors,teachers, and volunteers.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified, highly motivated, dynamic and results- oriented individuals who demonstrate self-drive and initiative for the following posts; please send your application with CV, certificate, work experience and your motivational letter to Tanzania.

Duties And Responsibilities

This position will require you to work with Children at the  orphanage. You might also work with the following groups:

  • The Elderly
  • Youths
  • People with health conditions
  • School drop outs and non-attenders
  • Children in need of Psychological support
  • Teaching of fluent English to Orphanage & Village Kids on remedial classes


These tasks typically involve:

  • Conducting and documenting interviews with individual childrens to assess and review their situations.
  • Identify the needs of the most vulnerable children in Moshi and means for support.
  • Provide counseling to the children and suggest the measure to address their situation.
  • Undertaking and writing up individual assessment reports which meet specified standards provided by the organization.
  • Mobilize the children living alone to encourage and accept fostering.
  • Offering information and conducting awareness training to the children and housemothers.
  • Organizing and managing packages of support to enable children make position choices in their career to lead the fullest lives possible.
  • Ensure and support child participation at all stages of programming.
  • Recommending and sometimes making decisions about the best course of action for a particular child or family to the General Board.
  • Preparing work plans, monthly /weekly /quarterly and semi annual as requested by the project manager.
  • Communicating with matron and project manager in making referrals to other agencies.
  • Participating in multidisciplinary teams and meetings regarding child protection or health.
  • Organizing and designing children clubs, music and sports activities that are tailored towards removing stress and other emotional situations to children.
  • Maintaining accurate records and preparing reports for child delopement. Work with Matron to develop the care plan for every individual child and make follow-ups about the implementation.
  • Participating in training, supervision, and team meetings.

Education Other Skills Required

Position Core Competencies:


You will need to show evidence of the following:

  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in a crisis
  • Resilience
  • Flexibility to adapt to newroles, tasks, and situations
  • Initiative
  • Strong observation, analytical and listening skills
  • The capacity to absorb legal and procedural information
  • The ability to negotiate, mediate and interpret on behalf of service users
  • Good organizational skills to work autonomously and plan meetings for a case load of clients. 


  • Knowledgeable in Social Work, Counseling or relevant social science with atleast a year of relevant working experience in social work and protection.
  • Experience working with children and youth, and especially vulnerable children, is desirable.
  • Counseling skills are highly required and an added advantage.
  • Basic IT skills: knowledge of MSWord; Excel and Outlook required.
  • Swahili and English skills in speaking and writing are required.
  • Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, Community and Family Support
  • Ability to cope and work under pressure.
  • Excellent facilitation skills.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills. High mastering of English Language in both reading, writing and speaking 
  • Resident of Kilimanjaro (required)
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