SOS Children`s Villages in Ethiopia DANIDA, Youth Care Leavers Project in Addis Ababa Programme Location

at SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted November 8, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia (SOSCVE) is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization and is registered as an international, locally active organization. SOS Ethiopia is an active member of the international umbrella organization of SOS-Kinderdorf International, based in Innsbruck and started its humanitarian work with the opening of the first Village in Mekelle in 1974 as emergency program by providing life-saving provisions such as food, water and health services for a very significant number of children devastated by severe drought and the subsequent famine.

Young people grown up in different forms of alternative care face various challenges when exit from the care systems, especially with regard to leading independent and productive lives; to become productive citizens and integrated members of the surrounding community. To assist young care leavers in their journey towards independence, SOSCVE has designed a separate project that advocates for the inclusion of care leavers in the available social services in the country. Hence, SOSCVE would like to undertake a policy gap assessments and situational analysis pertaining to young people in general and young care leavers in particular. The overall processes of the policy gap assessments and situational analysis shall be guided, followed up, approved and validated by the technical working group, which is represented and led by experts/delegates from pertinent government intuitions, civil society organizations, and associations of care leavers. The technical working group is chaired by Addis Ababa City Bureau of Women, Children and Social Affairs.

Recently, SOS ET has secured more than 95,568,901 million ETB from DANIDA to be implemented on young care leaver in Ethiopian demonstrate resilience and self-reliance to become independent and contributing member of society in Addis Ababa sub city and expected to benefits 1,400 youths directly and 2.8 million indirectly within the coming three and half years.  Based upon the findings and recommendations of the assessments and situational analysis, a position paper is produced that will be used as advocacy evidence and shall be debated upon and considered by decision/policy makers. The project has the following expected results

Result 1: Decision makers put policies/laws in place that strengthen the support for YLC

Result 2: Social Protection systems respond to the needs and rights of youth leaving care

Result 3: Young people leaving care in Ethiopia claim their rights to healthy lives, care, and active participation.

Assessment Objective

The overall objective of this assessment is to map youth care leavers associations with chain partners and key stakeholders that are active and potentially able to directly or indirectly support the provision of social services for young care leavers in the City Administration of Addis Ababa.

The specific Objectives of this assessment

  • To assess basic information of YCL associations and stakeholders(where the assessment will further identify potential key local implementing partner/s from the identified list of stakeholders)  currently working in Addis Ababa
  • To collect evidence on the types of service provided by each YCL associations and key stakeholders and how they refer the youth to access the support and resource available in the local community
  • Get updated information on the key intervention strategies used by YCL associations and key stakeholders to  address the need of youth care leavers
  • Mapping CSOs and stakeholders based in the city implementing activities or with the capacity to work on issues related to young care leavers and
  • developing institutional profiles of these YCL associations and stakeholders, including their technical capacity and also their governance, financial and administrative capacity
  • Identify potential local key implanting partner and indicate the capacity gap of the key local implementing partner(using a tool of SOSCVE ,adapted for this purpose)

Scope of the Study

  • The YCL associations mapping and key stakeholders’ survey will cover the following areas but not limited to:
  • Map youth care leavers associations and key stakeholders that are active and potentially able to directly or indirectly support the provision of social services for young care leavers Identify associations that more works with YCL
  • Identifies critical gaps and challenges of associations and the potential key local implementing partner while working with youth
  • Recommends ways of addressing the gaps and challenges and suggests new/more effective strategies
  • The study employs both field visits (sample sub-cities of Addis Ababa) for interviews/focused group discussions with key stakeholders and desk review/research as part of the methodology
  • A Draft Version of this study should be presented to key stakeholders via arranging a consultative workshop, where further inputs shall be collected from relevant all before its finalization
  • The study covers all Addis Ababa’s sub-city.
  • Documents good practices in the area

Job Requirements


  • An advanced university degree in social work, child rights and child protection, social/welfare policy, child care, or other cognate discipline;
  • At least 10 years of traceable experience of working and/or conducting research, policy development and review in the fields of child protection and/or child rights broadly and preferably alternative care options in the African continent;
  • Knowledge of the policy frameworks for alternative care of children and excellent knowledge of care options for children without parental care in Africa;
  • Demonstrated professional experience on matters related to children without parental care at regional and African continent levels;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and writing skills
  • The team should have first-hand knowledge and experience of the cultural, social, economic and political context of Africa
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