2 Regional Program Officer Job Careers – Right To Play (RTP)

Organisation: Right To Play (RTP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Program Manager
About US:
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 Regional Program Officer will provide support
to the Country Managers and to communicate program results with the rest of the
organization. The incumbent will support the Regional Team in fulfilling the
goals of the Africa Regional Office through the development, planning and
implementation of its programs, policies and strategies. The job holders will
support Right To Play’s program work at the Africa Hub.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer continuous technical support to project
    staff at country level in the implementation of plans;
  • Provide support in the preparation of funding
    applications to institutional and private donors and where relevant liaise
    with HQ and National Offices regarding programme funding opportunities and
    the development of proposals;
  • Ensure awareness of and compliance to grant
    requirements by monitoring the overall progress of projects, and providing
    oversight and technical assistance on daily implementation to ensure the
    implementation of quality programmes. Further support in ensuring that
    appropriate systems are in place in order to meet these requirements;
  • Significantly contribute to establishing,
    maintaining and strengthening relationships with donors;
  • Support the continuous improvement of Right
    To Play’s knowledge base regarding programs, information and analysis.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Regional Program
    Officer Jobs must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least four to six years of relevant
    professional experience in role(s) with comparable levels of complexity
    and technical relevance in field and/ or Global Office contexts.
  • Previous exposure and experience
    coordinating, supporting and completing initiatives within complex,
    cross-functional organizations/projects.
  • Previous experience in managing or supporting
    the management of grants and cooperation agreements for government donors.
  • Past exposure and experience in planning,
    budgeting and financial management
  • Previous experience in writing program reports
    for institutional donors.
  • Must be eligible to work in Uganda and
    willing to accept a national contract.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English
    language. Knowledge of either French or Portuguese is an asset.
Personal Competencies:
  • Planning & Organizing:
  • Plans for and monitors the quality of own
    work activities to ensure that the highest standards are achieved;
    executes annual plans; anticipates potential obstacles and is comfortable
    with ambiguity.
  • Financial & Business Acumen:
  • Manages expenses of self and ensures cost
    effective use of resources in accordance with RTP procedures; identifies
    and participates in procedural changes for the benefit of the organization;
    conducts business in a professional and credible manner.
  • Relationship Building:
  • Position Right To Play in way that is
    favourable to current and potential donors and partners; obtains general
    buy-in and cooperation in situations where joint effort and problem
    solving are required to meet objectives; communicates clearly; is
    sensitive to cultural differences and perspectives;
How to Apply: 
suitable qualified candidates should fill in the application form, download
and send it together with the cover letter to:
UgandaHR@righttoplay.com and kindly include “Regional PO, Africa” and your name
in the subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover
letter and do not attach CV at this point.
Deadline: Friday, 29th January 2016.

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