Africa Program Officer NGO Job Careers – Right To Play

Job Title:          Africa Program Officer
Organisation: Right To Play
Duty Station:  Kampala,
About US:
To Play is a global organization, using 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 operating in more than 20 countries each week.
Founded in 2000 by social entrepreneur and four-time Olympic gold medalist
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 14,400 local volunteer Coaches.
Job Summary: The Africa Program Officer (APO) reports directly
to the Africa Program Manager and teams up with the other Africa Program
Officer, Education Specialist and Africa Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Officer to provide support to the Country Managers; and to communicate program
results with the rest of the organization. The main function of the Africa
Program Officer is to assist the Africa Team in fulfilling the goals of the
Africa Office through the development, planning and implementation of its
programs, policies and strategies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer continuous technical support to project
    staff at country level in the implementation of plans;
  • Assist 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.
  • Actively 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 applicant for the Right To Play Africa
    Program Officer job opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in social
    sciences, development studies, planning, education, sports or any other
    relevant discipline.
  • 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.
  • Significant experience coordinating,
    supporting and completing initiatives within complex, cross-functional
  • Previous experience in managing or supporting
    the management of grants and cooperation agreements for government donors.
  • Prior experience in planning, budgeting and
    financial management
  • Prior exposure and experience in writing
    program reports for institutional donors.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English
    and French languages. Knowledge of 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:
suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send an updated
resume and cover letter to: and kindly include “Africa
PO” and your name in the subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations
in the motivational letter and do not attach certificates at this point.
Deadline: 3rd August 2016
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