Non-profit Careers – Program Manager at Right To Play

Job Title:   Program Manager
Organization: Right To Play
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country Manager
About US:
Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative
power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through the use
of sports and games, Right To Play helps one million children weekly in more
than twenty countries to build essential life skills and better futures, while
driving lasting social change. Founded in 2000 by four-time Olympic gold
medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play is
headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has regional offices in Africa, Asia, the
Middle East and Latin America and national offices in Canada, the Netherlands,
Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States. Our programs are
facilitated by more than 600 international staff and over 13,000 volunteer
Job Summary: The Program
Manager will work to establish a professional field presence in the whole country
and provide oversight for program development, program implementation,
information management, financial management, audit, M & E and capacity
building in accordance with donor and RTP guidelines. The incumbent will also
actively contribute to dissemination of results and project achievements and be
ultimately accountable for program quality assurance, synergy and impact. He /
she will work in liaison with the Country Manager to ensure RTP representation;
donor liaison; fundraising; facilitating RTPs work through partner
organizations; RTP program strategy development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Planning: Ensure that operating
    plans are realistic, aligned and consonant with Right To Play’s mission,
    strategic direction delivery model and grant budgets.
  • Program Financial Management:
    Ensure effective program financial management, procurement, project
    implementation, compliances, reporting and support the budget planning
    processes to ensure that project funds are expended efficiently.
  • Document Best Practices and Lessons
    : Collaborate with country team to document and communicate
    program management and operational best practices.
  • Proposal Writing: Significantly
    contribute to the proposal writing process, including consultation with
    the Technical Advisor and Line Manager, as well as the teams, ensuring
    alignment with the relevant standards.
  • Research Donor Priorities and
    Opportunities: Keenly track donor priorities, process, trends, changes and
    opportunities and utilize the cycle for implementing projects and
    programs, showing results and subsequently growing donor support.
  • Narrative Reports to Donors:
    Coordinate submission of reports to donors for which HQ is the primary
  • Monitoring & Evaluation;
    Maintain special focus on a coherent reporting system, enhancing staff
    M&E capacities.
  • Compliance: Monitor and ensure
    compliance with all donor and other contractual requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Master’s Degree in International Development or related field is a must
    with Postgraduate/specialized training in project planning, monitoring and
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a
    humanitarian or development organization, including at least 3 years of
    field experience.
  • Past experience in developing proposals
    for restricted donors and growing a grant portfolio.
  • Prior experience in managing programs for
    government and non-government donors in the international development
  • Significant experience in budgeting and
    financial management.
How to Apply:  
All candidates who wish to job Right To Play should send and updated CV
and cover letter to: All applications should
be marked: “Right to Play- Program Manager”.
E-mails must not exceed 2 MB.
Deadline: Friday, 22nd
May 2015 by 5:00 PM
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