organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower
children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play
helps over one million children learn through play to create better futures,
while driving lasting social change in more than 20 countries each week.
Founded in 2000 by social entrepreneur and four-time Olympic gold medallist
Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has
national fundraising offices in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway,
Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Regional offices are in
Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Our programs are facilitated by more than
600 international staff and 16,000 local volunteer Coaches.
and accountable for the management and development of all Right To Play work in
the country of deployment. The incumbent represents Right To Play in the
respective country and will be responsible for the overall strategy, management
and development of the program as well as human resources. The ultimate purpose
of this position is to manage and grow the organization’s programming, to
increase the quality, efficiency and long term impact of the program.
the organization in local media, promotes knowledge of RTP programs,
mandate and values amongst all stakeholders, potential partners and
Country Manager will serve as the main local contact for all external
stakeholders; develops and maintains links with relevant senior country
representatives in donors, UN bodies, intergovernmental bodies, and other
and strengthens strong working relationships and collaborations with
current and new partner organizations through regular correspondence, engagement,
reporting and meetings.
preparation and hosting of strategic donor and RTP HQ visits and
potential partners and partnerships; secures and stewards local funding
opportunities and builds the relationships on the ground that are needed
to support donor cultivation.
proposal development for prioritized funding opportunities, facilitates
participation by key team members to produce winning submissions.
the development of proposals for expansion of new programs and the
continuation of existing ones through coordinated efforts with RTP
Regional team as well as headquarters team.
RTP to current or potential donors to secure and sustain funding,
including government/institutional donors, corporate sector and
the strategic vision and direction of the program(s) in line with the
strategic direction of RTP.
incumbent will develop and manage the portfolio of program activities of
the country in line with RTP strategic country plans and region and global
promotes knowledge and awareness of RTP program amongst all stakeholders,
ensures effective communication plan is in place and used by the program
accountability of RTP activities at all levels through efficient and
transparent use of program resources, in line with RTP policies and
the country annual budget and monitors and verifies the program budgets in
adherence to approved budgets and procedures.
financial monitoring systems provide timely and relevant reports to
country staff, including analysis and tracking of grant commitments and
incumbent ensures timely and quality finance report submission to RO/HQ
all program staff has understanding of financial and internal control
systems, budget analysis and work in compliance with RTP policies and
the collation and timely submission of key technical, baseline, project
evaluation, donor and other monitoring and evaluation related reports to
donors, Regional Office and HQ as required.
that learning is regularly generated within all projects, documented and
the overall country HR management processes providing advice on the
management of all staff to ensure that it’s carried out within RTP stated
policies, practices and procedures as well as the country employment laws.
advice on the interpretation of policies, regulations and rules and
supports the senior team in explaining rights and responsibilities to the
effective recruitment of qualified staff in coordination with the Regional
and HQ office and leads the selection process.
all employees receive the appropriate orientation and understand the work
required from them.
the mentoring and training of staff to ensure that they have the
appropriate skill levels for their positions and are developing to their
on-going and timely appraisal of all staff performance.
coaches and develops the senior team ensures they are equipped with the
required expertise at country level (e.g. in programmes, policy, advocacy
staff compensation in line with approved budget and RTP compensation
policy and approves the monthly payroll.
the exit of employees and ensures that information gathered during exit
interviews are used for improvement.
risk, vulnerability and threat assessments as well as physical security
assessments of all sites making prioritized recommendations for
improvement and follows through with approved recommendations until fully
closely with local and regional officials, UN, NGO and other agencies
regarding security issues in the planning, coordination, promotion of, and
support for existing RTP projects.
Country Manager is accountable for security of all RTP Country Office
assets and handling these assets in conformance with Right To Play policy.
applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree in business
administration, social sciences, development studies or other related
least ten years’ experience in a leadership role within a large or
international organization working on strategic planning, quality
improvement, project planning and implementation, monitoring and
evaluation, human resources, financial management.
influencing and managerial skills
the ability to gain trust and secure donor funding
interpersonal communication skills to build rapport with staff, partners,
government officials, donors and community leaders
and problem solving skills
organizational skills and ability to multi-task
to work under pressure meeting deadlines
working knowledge of program management tools and procedures
knowledge of budgetary control and financial management, including ability
to read and understand financial data.
understanding of financial analysis is desired
and play industry experience
experience in proposal development and report writing
computer skills especially in MS Office packages
knowledge and understanding of Human Rights and peace building concept
of country laws and regulations
on both written and spoken English.
suitably qualified should send an updated resume and cover letter to: [email protected]
and kindly include “Country Manager, Uganda” and your name in the subject line.
Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter.
we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews
will be contacted.
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