6 Job Positions at Right To Play Deadline 23.03.2022

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Job Description

BACKGROUND:

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; London, UK and eight national offices across Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK) and North America (Canada, US).

With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:

  • Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
  • Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
  • Display Courage – Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
  • Be Playful – Have fun at work

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.

Right To Play Rwanda is looking for suitable candidates to fill the roles of the following positions:

1. Finance Coordinator

Work location: Kigali, Rwanda

Authorized to work in: Rwanda (Eligible to work legally without requiring sponsorship or work permit)

Target Start Date: 01 May 2022

Contract Duration: 1-year contract with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding

Closing Date: 23rd March 2022

BACKGROUND:

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; London, UK and eight national offices across Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK) and North America (Canada, US).

With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:

  • Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
  • Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
  • Display Courage – Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
  • Be Playful – Have fun at work

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Finance Coordinator reports directly to the Finance Manager (FM). The incumbent is responsible for providing support to the FM in financial management tasks such as processing transactions, ensuring all transaction-supporting documents are complete and properly filed, reconciling bank accounts entries and preparing financial reports for local management.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job Responsibility #1: Financial Accounting and Reporting (50% of Time):: 

    • Ensures that all documents are complete, with the appropriate supporting documents, reviewed and approved before processing for payment and filed accordingly.
    • Ensures that all payments are processed on time.
    • Oversees the daily management of financial transactions; assists the Finance Manager/ Officer in the monitoring and follow up of project finances in the country.
    • Performs monthly petty cash count as well as petty cash spot checks
  • Reviews all petty cash expenditures and replenishment requests.
  • Oversees routine banking services including collecting bank statements, making bank transfers depositing and withdrawing cash.
  • Assists in cash planning and forecast for the duty station.
  • Responsible for elaboration, maintenance, and reconciliation of cashbooks.
  • Records all financial transactions into the Accounting management system.
  • Produces monthly bank reconciliation statements and consolidates them for review by the FM.
  • Responsible for budget follow up and the checking of correct use of codes
  • Assists the Finance Manager in the preparation of financial reports and forecasts.

Job Responsibility #2: Financial Implementation and compliance (50% of Time):

  • Produces regular financial reports upon request.
  • Timely review of the field Activity Financial Reports (verifying the coding, arithmetical accuracy, documentation, authorization) and subsequent feedback to ensure timely submission to FM.
  • Provides assistance in internal and external audits.
  • Ensures that an appropriate financial policy and procedures framework is in place to guide the Organisation’s financial decision making.
  • Ensures that he/she is abreast with the current grant conditions and complies with grant conditions.
  • Supports FM on staff trainings on RTP rulers, policies and procedures and donor requirements.
  • Supports FM to ensure that partners are aware and adhering to partnership manuals procedures.
  • Follow up with Partners including field visits and ensure that all their reports, supporting documents are according to RTP and donor policies and procedures.
  • Stays abreast on program priorities and makes occasional field trips to monitor finance related issues and procedures.
  • Stays abreast on the latest development in tax and other related laws in the country; ensures that RTP complies with all Government statutory regulations including licensing payment of taxes and social security fund; ensures timely submissions of such deductions to the relevant authorities.
  • Ensures all financial files are complete and up to date including National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and Taxes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have):

EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related discipline.

EXPERIENCE

  • 2 years’ experience in accounting or grant management.

COMPETENCIES / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadline
  • Integrity and details focused
  • Ability to multitask and work within deadlines
  • Good analytical skill
  • Ability to work with staff at all levels and across departments

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft applications, including Excel and Word
  • Good skill at using financial software applications
  • Skilled in maintaining documentation
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good knowledge of accounting practice, policies and procedures

LANGUAGES

  1. Fluency in spoken and written English and Kinyarwanda

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset)

Previous work experience with an l/NGO

WHO YOU ARE:

You are highly driven, results-oriented, collaborative and well-rounded leader with a passion for working with children and youth. You are an exceptional communicator with excellent networking skills.

WHAT YOU’LL GET: 

The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including personal learning and development days.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply  through  here to upload your resume and cover letter in English.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. As such, we encourage women and groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal check as a condition of employment. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Should you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process, kindly contact the People & Culture team by email at RwandaHR@righttoplay.com

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com.

2. Field Facilitators (3 Posts)

Field Facilitators

Job Description

JOB POSTING – Field Facilitator (3 positions)

Organization: Right To Play Rwanda

Work location: Kigali, Rwanda

Authorized to work in:  Rwanda (Eligible to work legally without requiring sponsorship or work permit)

Target Start Date: 01 May 2022

Contract Duration: 6 months to 1-year contract with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding

Closing Date: 23rd March 2022

BACKGROUND:

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; London, UK and eight national offices across Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK) and North America (Canada, US).

With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:

  • Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
  • Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
  • Display Courage – Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
  • Be Playful – Have fun at work

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Field Facilitator reports directly to the Project Officer (PO) and is responsible for the implementation of Right To Play project activities and providing support and guidance to the community team in using RTP tools in the project location. He/she is also responsible for monitoring the project for quality of delivery and effectiveness.

The Field Facilitator provides advice to the partners and community team regarding RTP tools.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job Responsibility #1: Activity planning and implementation (45% of Time):

  • Ensures participation of partners, children/young people and stakeholders in the process of project planning and implementation of the proposed activities.
  • Supports Coaches and Coach Trainers in developing their activity plans and schedules, encourages their initiatives while ensuring alignment with project proposal, facilitates their activities and reports to the PO.
    • Organizes and conducts special events activities, play days and sports tournaments.
    • In coordination with partners, Coaches and Coach Trainers, evaluates events, provides updates of lessons learned and best practices and reports on progress and challenges as they arise.
    • Manages the logistical arrangements for training workshops and events.
    • Assesses training needs of Coach Trainers, Coaches, Junior Leaders, teachers and partners, recommends the suitable intervention and works with them to develop training schedules.
    • Organizes and facilitates training workshops conducted by other program staff and participates in the training as required.
    • Facilitates the training sessions conducted by Coach Trainers, evaluates them and reports to the PO.
    • Handles equipment management and distribution in the assigned community.
  • Handles advance payments and manages cash money used for the activity implementation. 
  • Follows up on how partners are spending budget received for project implementation in the location and verifies the accuracy of their financial reports and receipts and reports to the PO.
  • Assesses needs for facility repairs and upgrades in the community, facilitates the authorized work and ensures that overall work has been completed in accordance with the approved standards.

Job Responsibility #2: Monitoring and reporting (20% of Time):

  • Conducts regular field visits with partners, Coach Trainers and Coaches to follow up and provide support as needed.
  • Participates in workshops/training to partners, Coaches and Coach Trainers in the quantitative data collection tools and qualitative monitoring tools and ensures accurate and timely submission of quantitative and qualitative data to RTP team.
  • Provides narrative, qualitative and quantitative monitoring information/data to support monthly, quarterly and annual reports to update Country and Regional Office on project progress.
  • Submits financial reports related to activity implementation.
  • Ensures partners and Coaches are in compliance with Child Safeguarding Policy.

Job Responsibility #3: Establish and maintain partnerships (20% of Time):

  • Identifies community needs, participates in the selection of communities and partners to be included in RTP program in the respective Field.
  • Represents RTP in the project location and relevant forums and have regular consultations with local partners, stakeholders and key beneficiaries in the assigned community.

Job Responsibility #4: Supervision and guidance (10% of Time):

  • Conducts performance assessment of Coach Trainers and Coaches and recommends incentives based on the approved incentive criteria.
  • In collaboration and consultation with partners, PO and the Training Officer implements a Coach Incentive system.
  • In collaboration and consultation with partners identifies potential Coaches who can become Coach Trainers.
  • Recommends Coach Trainers and Coaches for certification.

Job Responsibility #5: Other Tasks as Assigned (5% of Time):

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have):

EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, adult education or any related discipline.   

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2 years’ experience working in project implementation and facilitation part of which should have been in leading a team.

COMPETENCIES/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Ability to confidently represent oneself and Right To Play
  • Effective planning and organizing skills
  • Coaching and feedback skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong development and team building skills 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Understanding of adult education principles
  • Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet
  • Effective report writing
  • Understanding of a community-led process
  • Understanding of the concept of sport for development
  • Understanding of child rights and child protection

LANGUAGES:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Kinyarwanda

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset)

  • Experience implementing a development program with local populations in both rural and urban settings
  • Experience in training, leading workshops and teaching
  • Personal sport and activity background with coaching experience
  • Holds a valid driver’s license  Category A

WHO YOU ARE:

You are highly driven, results-oriented, collaborative and well-rounded leader with a passion for working with children and youth. You are an exceptional communicator with excellent networking skills.

WHAT YOU’LL GET: 

The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including personal learning and development days.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply here to upload your resume and cover letter in English.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. As such, we encourage women and groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal check as a condition of employment.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Should you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process, kindly contact the People & Culture team by email at RwandaHR@righttoplay.com

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal check as a condition of employment.

Should you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process, kindly contact the People & Culture team by email at RwandaHR@righttoplay.com

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com.

3. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Job Description

JOB POSTING – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Organization: Right To Play Rwanda

Work location: Kigali, Rwanda

Authorized to work in: Rwanda (Eligible to work legally without requiring sponsorship or work permit)

Target Start Date:   1st May 2022

Contract Duration: 1-year contract with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding

Closing Date: 23rd  March 2022

BACKGROUND:

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; London, UK and eight national offices across Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK) and North America (Canada, US).

With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:

  • Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
  • Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
  • Display Courage – Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
  • Be Playful – Have fun at work

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (MELO) reports directly to the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist (MEL Specialist). The incumbent receives technical advice and supervision from the relevant MEL Specialist. The incumbent is expecting to participate in the relevant global Community of Practice as part of the One RTP structure. The MELO collaborates with staff, at the country office level, but also across the organization, globally. The primary roles and responsibilities of the MELO are to (a) manage and implement Right To Play’s country-level monitoring, evaluation and Learning plan, within the RTP global Monitoring and Evaluation (ME) framework and specific to country strategies, needs and contexts; (b) coordinate and implement the monitoring of program activities, participants, and outcomes and support the development of program reports; (c) support program planning at the country level by conducting appropriate assessments and through the provision of technical assistance; (d) support program evaluations; and, (e) help the country office utilize the findings in their planning and decision-making.  Under the supervision of the MEL Specialist , the MELO leads the ME system across the country and plays an active part in the global Right To Play Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) community by contributing to the organization’s understanding of its program approaches and outcomes.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Job Responsibility #1: Data collection related to program progress and program outcomes (35% of Time):

  • Coordinates and implements regular monitoring of program outcomes by leading outcome studies at least once a year.
  • Utilizes the global monitoring system to track program outputs such as number of trainings conducted and number of program participants.
  • Coordinates the required preparations for all ME activities by identifying and preparing participants for samples, testing and translating data collection tools and liaising with schools/communities to secure time/space.
  • Implements qualitative (focus groups, interviews, child observations) and quantitative (surveys) tools to collect data with children, youth, leaders, parents, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinates access to, and retrieval of, secondary data such as school records, community-level health statistics.
  • Identifies innovations and improvements to enhance effectiveness of the global MEL framework and systems.

Job Responsibility #2: Data storage, analysis and reporting (20% of Time):

  • Oversees data entry and transcribing processes both for primary and secondary data.
  • Conducts data audits and checks data to ensure accuracy in data collection and entry.
  • Conducts rudimentary analysis on quantitative and qualitative data such as descriptive analyses and identifying themes and sub-themes.
  • Ensures data storage is in line with RTP standards such as confidentiality.
  • Develops and submits output, outcome, and evaluation reports to the CD and the MEL Manager – HQ

Job Responsibility #3: Data storage, analysis and reporting (20% of Time):

  • Assesses RTP’s global indicators and MEL tools for relevance and appropriateness within country’s context and proposes revisions as required.
  • Identifies gaps between global indicators/data collection tools and country’s program outcomes and proposes ways to address gaps.
  • Develops MEL frameworks for new programs to include indicators, targets, data collection methods and schedules, and analysis plans and regularly reviews MEL frameworks for existing programs to ensure relevancy and effectiveness.
  • Supports the planning and delivery of mid-term and final evaluations.

Job Responsibility #4: Capacity building for MEL through trainings and systems development (10% of Time):

  • Assesses country-level capacity for successful implementation of MEL work including staff skills and knowledge, data entry and data storage systems and develop strategies for increasing capacity.
  • Trains data collection enumerators such as Field Facilitators and partner staff on data collection tools and processes.
  •  Organises and facilitates workshops as needed on MEL for country staff, partners and stakeholders.

Job Responsibility #5: Supporting and facilitating country planning processes (10% of Time):

  • Supports Country Office in developing logic frameworks for new programs and reviewing logic frameworks for existing programs including the identification of appropriate outcomes and SMART indicators.
  • In collaboration with other staff in the Country Office identifies program and decision-making implications of ME findings.
  • Develops summary materials and delivers presentations on ME findings to staff, partners, beneficiaries, and/or other stakeholders.

Job Responsibility #6: Supporting the development and strengthening of RTP’s global ME framework (5% of Time):

  • Participates in RTP’s global MEL initiatives including MEL portal, MEL workshops and trainings and consultations.
  • Shares ME best practices, lessons learned and other insights with RTP MEL colleagues.
  • Maintains regular communications with the Global MEL Team.
  • Supports other global MEL initiatives as required and as agreed to by the MEL Specialist.

Job Responsibility #7: Perform other duties as assigned (5% of Time):

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have)

EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, development or related discipline.
  • Training in Monitoring and Evaluation such as university courses, workshops, certificates.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 years of practical experience developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks (developing logic frameworks, outcomes, indicators, targets and data collection plans).
  • Practical experience working with social programs.
  • Experience  leading and conducting data collection, both qualitative (focus groups, interviews, observations) and quantitative (surveys, statistics review).
  • Experience conducting rudimentary analysis for quantitative data (descriptive analysis) and qualitative data (identifying key themes and sub-themes) and managing data sets (coordinating data entry, ensuring data quality, managing data confidential storage).

COMPETENCIES/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Advanced interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills to think and plan strategically and to identify trends.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work appropriately with a variety of populations and stakeholders, including children, youth, parents, teachers and school administrators, government, and other partners.
  • Proven written communication and presentation skills, presenting evaluation findings through a variety of mediums— data visuals (graphs), reports and presentations

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • A background in program evaluation methodologies
  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative research approaches and best practices, and of child-friendly data collection methods
  • Knowledge of SMART indicators
  • A strong working knowledge of issues related to development and humanitarian programming (sport for development, health, education, community development, refugee and internally displaced populations, gender equity, inclusion and advocacy)
  • Substantial knowledge of monitoring and evaluation processes for NGO programs
  • Computer literacy in MS Word, Excel and Internet

LANGUAGES:

  1. Fluency in written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset)

  • Ability to work appropriately with a variety of populations and stakeholders, including children, youth, parents, teachers and school administrators, government, and other partners
  • Experience designing and leading evaluation or research studies
  • Experience conducting data collection with children
  • Expertise and experience in training and capacity-building (e.g., developing and delivering workshops, mentoring and supporting colleagues, etc.)
  • Expertise and experience in designing data collection tools both qualitative and quantitative
  • Experience identifying program implications and recommendations from data findings
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation processes for NGO programs

WHO YOU ARE:

You are highly driven, results-oriented, collaborative and well-rounded leader with a passion for working with children and youth. You are an exceptional communicator with excellent networking skills.

WHAT YOU’LL GET: 

The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including personal learning and development days.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply hereto upload your resume and cover letter in English.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. As such, we encourage women and groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal check as a condition of employment.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Should you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process, kindly contact the People & Culture team by email at RwandaHR@righttoplay.com

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com.

4. Project Officer

Project Officer

Job Description

JOB POSTING – Project Officer

Organization: Right To Play Rwanda

Work location: Kigali, Rwanda

Authorized to work in:  Rwanda (Eligible to work legally without requiring sponsorship or work permit)

Target Start Date: 1st May 2022

Contract Duration: 1-year contract with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding

Closing Date: 23rd  March 2022

BACKGROUND:

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; London, UK and eight national offices across Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK) and North America (Canada, US).

With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:

  • Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
  • Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
  • Display Courage – Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
  • Be Playful – Have fun at work

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Project Officer reports directly to the Program Manager (PM) and is responsible for the effective administration of the project and reporting on the outcome to internal and external contacts as required and The Project Officer provides direct advice and guidance to partners for effective implementation of Right To Play projects in the project location.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job Responsibility #1: Project administration (35%)

  • Contributes to the formulation of the project strategic plans feeding into the overall country strategic plan.
  • Prepares and leads the implementation plan of project activities from existing operational plan.
  • Guides Field Facilitators on executing the activities in each project location.
  • Ensures that activities are compliant with RTP methodology and standards.
  • Oversees community events such as Play Days to promote topics/issues related to their needs.
  • Develops and strengthens understanding of our project management cycle with project staff and partners.
  • Compiles reports received from the Field Facilitators and submits monthly activity reports to PM.
  • Completes monthly budget projections and tracks expenditures.
  • Participates in the planning of budget and tracks activity expenses occurred against cash projections.
  • Procures project equipment (in coordination with Logistics Officer/Assistant where applicable), within authorization levels set in the In-Field Authorization Levels policy.
  • Coordinates facility upgrades based on the needs of the project site.
  • Arranges for storage and delivery of sport equipment to participating schools.
  • Coordinates with other NGOs/CBOs to ensure participation in partner events.
  • Monitors security situation in project location and reports to the PM.

Follows up on logistics issues at project location and ensure assets, including project vehicles are maintained.

Job Responsibility #2: Team management (25%)

  • Conducts performance appraisals for all direct reports and provides regular feedback on performance.
  • Oversees performance of any contract staff such as security guards where applicable.
  • Ensures staff understands and complies with policies of RTP.
  • Assesses training needs of all direct reports with input from project staff, partners and stakeholders.
  • Oversees training of coaches delivered by Field Facilitators and observes coaches’ performance for certification.
  • Follows existing systems to reasonably safeguard the overall health, welfare and security of the project staff.

Job Responsibility #3Networking, representation and partnership building(25%)

  • Shares activity plans with local NGOs, CBOs (community-based organizations) and looks for synergies and opportunities to work together.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and other Ministries and partners.
  • Ensures implementation of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) and agreements with local representation of Government, UN Agencies and partner organizations.
  • Facilitates collaboration and networking with other organizations, government and other relevant institutions to enhance RTP visibility and project activities.
  • Coordinates planning meetings with partners and represents RTP in various platforms.
  • Facilitates participation of Athlete Supporters in project activities and events.
  • Conducts an assessment survey to determine the NGOs that RTP could partner with and initiates partnerships.
  • Ensures partners are in compliance with RTP Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding policy.

Job Responsibility #4: Monitoring and reporting (10%)

  • Visits project locations to oversee activities, events and collects information to report on performance outcomes.
  • Works with school directors and teachers to develop their understanding of RTP’s monitoring and evaluation system as it relates to reporting on children and teachers actively involved in sport and play activities.
  • Ensures accurate collection and timely submission of quantitative and quantitative monitoring information according to RTP monitoring tools.
  • Submits regularly reports to PM/PO and occasionally external stakeholders including Ministries, partners and donors.
  • Provides quarterly updates of lessons learned and best practices to project team, stakeholders and the PM

Job Responsibility #5: Other Tasks as Assigned (5%)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have):

EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, social sciences or other related discipline.

EXPERIENCE  

  • 3 years’ experience in project administration or community work including managing direct reports.
  • COMPETENCIES / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational and delegation skills
  • Able to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks
  • Strong development and team building skills

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet
  • Understand project management cycle
  • Effective report writing and analytical skills

LANGUAGES

Fluency in spoken and written English and Kinyarwanda

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset)

  • Knowledge in child and/or adult education
  • Knowledge in Sport for Development
  • Experience developing and managing budgets

WHO YOU ARE:

You are highly driven, results-oriented, collaborative and well-rounded leader with a passion for working with children and youth. You are an exceptional communicator with excellent networking skills.

WHAT YOU’LL GET: 

The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including personal learning and development days.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply here to upload your resume and cover letter in English.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal check as a condition of employment.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Should you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process, kindly contact the People & Culture team by email at RwandaHR@righttoplay.com

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com.

Deadline is 23-March-2022

Job Summary

  • Institution Name: Right To Play Rwanda
  • Job Title: Job Opportunities
  • Published on: 2022-03-16
  • Vacancy: 6 Position(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Deadline: 2022-03-23
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