Canadian NGO Jobs – Africa Program Officer – Right To Play (RTP)

Job Title:            Africa Program Officer  
Organization: Right To Play
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Africa Programs
Director (APD)
About Us:
Right 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 works in close collaboration with the Africa Programs Manager
(APM), the Global Capacity Building & Training Specialist and other Africa
regional office staff to provide support to country offices. As part of the
programs team, the incumbent is responsible for the proper implementation of
program activities in Right To Play within Africa including Uganda, Burundi,
Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Ghana, Mali, & Rwanda. The incumbent is
also expected to make a significant contribution to fundraising for Right To
Play programs through development of high quality concept notes and proposals.
The position is based in Kampala, Uganda and has regional remit.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Documentation and Reporting: 25%
  • Work closely with other members of the
    program team, coordinates the; development, compilation, and review of
    project reports across the region, in line with grant requirements and
  • Writes sections of consolidated reports,
    as required.
  • Supports country teams in writing quality
    reports and meeting deadlines, as required.
Program design and proposal development (25% of Time):
  • Contributes to the development and review
    of new program logic models, including activities, outcomes, and
    indicators across the region.
  • Contributes to the development and
    assessment of new funding opportunities across the region, and shares with
    the APD.
  • In collaboration with the APD, supports
    countries to identify and pursue new funding opportunities.
Program planning and coordination (20% of Time):
  • In collaboration with the APD, leads the
    development, compilation and review of project work plans across the
    region in line with approved grants.
  • Provides written and verbal guidance and
    feedback as necessary to support the development of quality project work
  • Participates in quarterly calls with
    country program teams to review progress against plans, identify lessons
    learned, and develop mitigation strategies to address any challenges.
Capacity building of staff and partners: (15% of Time):
  • Supports in the planning and facilitation
    of regional meetings and capacity building activities.
  • Identifies areas for support and capacity
    building among country teams and informs the APD.
  • Builds the capacity, through written and
    verbal feedback as well as training sessions, of country staff on the
    development of quality project work plans and budgets.
Budget and grant management (10% of Time):
  • Supports countries in the development of
    project budgets as necessary, in line with approved grants.
  • In collaboration with the APD and Regional
    Finance Director, participates in the quarterly implementation review
    across the region and assesses spending against approved budgets.
  • Upon request by HQ, National Offices or
    Country Offices, reviews donor financial reports.

Others:  Performs other
duties as assigned. (5% of Time):
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree
    in International Development or related field OR an equivalent combination
    of education
  • At least four to six years of relevant
    professional experience in role(s) with comparable levels of complexity
    and technical relevance.
  • Experience in a regional or headquarters
    role would be an asset.
  • Previous experience in coordinating,
    supporting and completing initiatives within complex, cross-functional
    organizations/projects. Experience in managing or supporting the
    management of grants and cooperation agreements for government and donors.
  • Experience with Global donors such as
    Global Affairs Canada or NORAD would be an asset.
  • Experience in planning, budgeting and
    financial management. Understanding of donor rules and regulations,
    including, but not limited to GAC, NORAD UN agencies and other
    institutional donors.
  • Ability to legally work in Uganda, without
How to Apply:
All candidates should send an updated CV / resume and cover letter to: and kindly include “Africa Program Officer” and your
name in the subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover
Deadline: 15th
December 2017

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