Project Officer NGO Vacancy – Right To Play (RTP)

Job Title:    Project Officer
Organisation: Right To Play (RTP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager
About US:
Right To Play (RTP) is a global
organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower
children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, RTP 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, RTP
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.
Job Summary: The Project Officer will support Right to
Play in the effective administration of the project and reporting on the
outcome to internal and external contacts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Project Administration:
·        
Preparation
of the project strategic plans feeding into the overall country strategic plan.
·        
The
incumbent will prepare and manage the implementation plan of projects.
·        
Manages
community events to promote topics/issues related to their needs.
·        
Compiles
reports and submits monthly activity reports to PM.
·        
Completes
monthly budget projections and tracks expenditures.
·        
Procures
project equipment as needed and within authorization levels.
·        
Ensures
active participation in partner events.
·        
Actively
monitors security in project locations.
2.
Team Management:
·        
Carries
out performance appraisals for all direct staff.
·        
In
charge of assessing training needs for the project.
·        
Safeguard
the overall health, welfare and security of the project staff.
3.
Networking, Representation and Partnership:
·        
Looks
for synergies and opportunities to work and initiates | partnerships.
·        
Builds
and maintains positive working relationships with Ministries of Foreign I
Affairs, Education and other Ministries and partners.
·        
Ensures
implementation of Memorandum of Understanding and agreements with local
representation of Government, UN Agencies i and partner organizations.
·        
Actively
facilitates participation of Athlete Supporters in project activities and i
events.
4.
Monitoring and Reporting:
·        
Visits
project locations to oversee activities and events
·        
Collects
accurate and timely information to report on performance outcomes.
·        
Works
with school directors and teachers to develop their understanding of RTP’s
M&E system.
·        
Sends
regular reports to PM/PO and occasionally external stakeholders.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in business
administration, management, social sciences or other related discipline.
Possession of a Master degree preferred.
·        
A
minimum of five years’ experience in project administration
·        
Computer
literacy skills
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to
apply by sending an updated CV and cover letter with three work related
referees to the address or e-mail below. All applications shall be marked: “RTP
– Programme Officer.” E-mails that exceed 2MB will not be considered.
People Performance Group Plot 8 Kitante
Close, Kitante P.O. Box 12405, Kampala Uganda
E-mail to: application@ppg.co.ug
NB:
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for
interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic
disqualification.
Deadline: 15th July 2015

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