Child Protection and Gender Officer Non-profit Jobs – Right To Play

Job Title:         Child Protection and Gender Officer
Organisation: Right To Play
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Africa Program Manager
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 Child Protection and Gender Officer will
primarily ensure that Right To Play’s commitment towards child protection and
gender equality is translated into concrete and measurable actions. The incumbent
also provides technical support on Child Protection (CP) and Gender Equality,
guides the mainstreaming of CP and gender equality into program design and
proposals, program implementation, monitoring, reporting and supports with
capacity development as well as gender equality policy, strategy, advocacy and
research. The Africa CP and Gender Officer works closely with a diverse team of
program officers within the Africa Office and provides indirect support to
country level Gender Focal Points and Gender Advisors, to ensure that gender
equality is strengthened across all areas of program implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Ensuring Effective
Gender Equality and Child Protection Practices in All Programs (40%)
  • Supports Right To Play country and field
    teams with the mainstreaming of effective gender equality and child
    safeguarding and protection practices in program design, development,
    implementation and evaluation
  • The jobholder supports the field teams with
    gender and child protection analyses throughout the project life cycle
  • Guides and advises country and field teams
    with the development of tools to increase the participation of girls and
    ensure the protection of all children linked to program activities
  • Keenly reviews, assesses and updates child
    protection and gender equality issues across the region, highlighting
    emerging and recurring issues requiring a response, and makes
    recommendations on specific actions required.
2. M&E, Impact
Measurement, Learning, Research and Reporting (20%):
  • Works in close collaboration with the
    Regional MEL Officer, leads the implementation of transparent and
    accountable mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating progress for the
    region’s gender equality and child protection programming.
  • Works with Monitoring, Evaluation and
    Learning, and Policy and Advocacy colleagues through a collaborative,
    cross-organizational process to inform a comprehensive program of research
    that advances the evidence base for gender equality, child protection and
  • Actively contributes to core publications,
    articles, books and panels to share research results and practice.
  • Offers technical inputs on gender equality
    and child protection issues in the development of all proposals, reports
    and documents at the regional level
  • Assists, as required, in the review of RTP’s
    gender equality and Child Safeguarding and Protection documentation,
    policies, procedures and manuals.
3. Training and Capacity
Building (20% of Time):
  • Supports the preparation of toolkits,
    training manuals and checklists on gender equality and child protection
    for the Africa Region.
  • Supports the training team in organizing
    workshops on relevant topics that focus on changing knowledge, attitudes
    and behaviour towards women and girls, men and boys.
  • Ensures that the child safeguarding and
    protection procedures are understood and adhered to by all staff.
  • Identify and satisfy training needs of local
    staff as well as CPFs to support understanding and implementation of the
    Child Safeguarding Policy.
4. Advocacy and
Partnerships (10% of Time):
  • Builds and strengthens core partnerships and
    networks with key stakeholders in the gender equality and child protection
    sectors, including regional networks and multi-lateral institutions
  • Drives collective advocacy initiatives at the
    regional level, contributing to policy papers, standards and tools on
    child protection and gender equality
  • Works in close partnership with the Policy
    and Advocacy team to ensure alignment with prevailing external trends and
    innovation in the fields of gender equality and child protection, while
    ensuring that program teams across the region adopt best practices.
5. Others:  (5% of Time):
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Right To Play Child
    Protection and Gender Officer career opportunity should hold a Master’s
    Degree or equivalent in International Development Studies, Gender Studies,
    Education, or related discipline (e.g. Social Work and Child Protection)
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in
    dealing with issues of gender equality and child protection issues within
    public institutions, UN agencies and/or the international system
  • A minimum of three years’ working experience
    at the international level in a similar role.
  • Previous experience in designing development
    projects and programs with a gender and child protection lens.
  • Prior exposure and experience with the
    monitoring and evaluation of programs with a gender and child protection
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    humanitarian, development, child rights and gender issues that is
    particular to Right To Play project locations
  • Familiarity with and experience in
    quantitative and qualitative participatory research methods
  • Previous exposure and experience in sport and
    play programming
  • Prior experience in quality improvement
  • Previous experience working in child
  • Experience in strengthening civil society
  • Coaching background
  • Child protection and gender mainstreaming and
    governance background
  • Knowledge of adult learning
  • Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in use of
    Microsoft applications, including Excel, Word
  • Good skill at using financial software
  • Skilled in maintaining documentation
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Good knowledge of accounting practice,
    policies and procedures
  • Proficiency in both spoken and written
    English language
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, evolving,
    energetic, fast-paced international work environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handling
    multiple demands that are non-sequential
  • Excellent writing, editing, and problem
    solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Consistently communicates a compelling vision
    that generates excitement, enthusiasm and commitment to the group’s
    mission, purpose and goals
  • Good team work ethic, and also capable of
    working independently
  • Demonstrates an ability to adapt, learn and
    change through self-awareness and management of emotions and an ability to
    develop supportive and productive work relationships
  • Applies culturally appropriate approaches to
    communicate and interact with the Right To Play team and other diverse
  • Demonstrates a commitment to and understanding
    of children’s rights and protection
  • Ability to travel internationally is required
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested local and international candidates should
send and updated resume and cover letter to: and
kindly include “Africa Child Protection and Gender Officer” and your name in
the subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter.
Deadline: 15th August 2016
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