At Railway Children, we stand for children, their childhoods and their futures. 

Our passion and values underpin everything we do. They unite us and provide the energy and optimism that drives us to work harder and harder for the children and young people we are privileged to help.

We believe in a world where no child ever has to live on the streets.

As we embark on our new strategy, we have ambitious plans to ensure no child is left behind, wherever we work.

Why not join us?


Railway Children is committed to safeguarding anyone who comes into contact with us and implements a range of policies to ensure only those suitable to work with vulnerable groups are employed.


Railway Children's current vacancies:

Advocacy Officer

Salary: Competitive

Department: Programme/Advocacy 

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Responsible to: Executive Director


Railway Children Africa is looking for a Advocacy Officer *for a period of seven months (with possibility of extension starting December 2023 to June 2024). 

As an Advocacy Officer, you will expected to lead the implementation of the advocacy work plan, support the project team to respond to advocacy issues emanating from field work as well as coordinating the Familia kwa Watoto alliance. Additionally, the job entails coordinating with RCA Kivuko and Kesho Bora projects and the Department of Social Welfare to identify, recruit and train fit persons as an alternative care providers for children rescued from the streets.

To apply for this position, please complete the application form and return it to - include job title applied for in email subject. Please note that Railway Children will only accept applications made using this application form and will not accept CVs, academic certificates or covering letters.

Closing date: Sunday 17th December 2023 

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The role of trustees is to provide strategic direction and constructive challenge to ensure Railway Children, via its Chief Executive, delivers its goals and objectives and is managed effectively. The Trustees have duties and responsibilities under company and charity law and are entrusted with the role of ensuring that assets are properly secured and deployed. There are four board meetings per year. Trustees may be invited to serve on one of the Charity’s sub-committees, which each meet four times annually. Trustees may also be asked to advise the executive on specific issues from time to time and may be invited to attend events.

Trusteeship is unremunerated, although reasonable expenses may be claimed. The normal period of office is three years and all Trustees are eligible for reappointment at the end of their term of office. In general, Trustees serve three terms of office.


Time commitments

10-15 days per year to include:

• Four Board meetings
• Quarterly attendance at sub-committees and attendance at RC events
• Preparation time for meetings
• We encourage Trustees to visit the work of the charity in order to broaden their knowledge of projects and to familiarise themselves with local conditions.

Please email your application to

If you want to know more about the role or the selection process, please contact Rob Capener, CEO via his Executive Assistant

Closing date: Friday 8th December

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Railway Children is aware of its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and is committed to processing your data securely and transparently. Railway Children has developed a privacy notice for job applicants that sets out, in line with GDPR, the types of data that we collect and hold on you as a job applicant. It also sets out how we use that information, how long we keep it for and other relevant information about your data. A full version of the privacy notice can be downloaded below.

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