Project Manager Non-profit Careers – Right To Play

Job Title:     Project Manager
Organisation: Right
To Play
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Program
About US:
Right To Play is
headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in North America, Europe,
the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Right To Play is a global organization
committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict,
disease and poverty. Established in 2000, Right To Play has pioneered a unique
play-based approach to teaming and development which focuses on quality
education, life skills, health, gender equality, child protection and building
peaceful communities. 
Job Summary: The
Projects Manager is responsible for project planning and high quality
implementation of all the operational projects in the Uganda country portfolio
He/she supports the Program Manager in the design and development of new
projects, fundraising, identification and maintenance of partnerships and
representation. Under the over sight of the Program Manager, he/she is also
responsible for reporting, budget monitoring and donor compliance of active
grants. The Project Manager directly manages project teams based in different
locations across Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provides support in the design and development of new program
    strategies and plans.
  • Supports the preparation of timely and cost effective operational
    plans. budgets and strategic plans with the program team.
  • Supports the Program Manager in identifying new project ideas that
    are aligned with the organization’s strategic targets.
  • Ensures that project teams are implementing project activities in
    line with donor requirements to achieve project outcomes‘
  • Supports Program Manager in the management of all operational
  • Collaborates with MEL Officers to develop, implement, monitor review
    assessment and evaluation plans for improved program development and
  • Conducts regular monitoring visits to protect locations.
  • Supports the Program Manager in identifying potential linkages in
    collaboration and networking with other civil society organizations and
    government and other relevant institutions to enhance RTP visibility and
    program activities.
  • Under the leadership of the Program Manager, develops high quality
    proposals for potential funding
  • In close coordination with the Finance Officer supports the budget
    planning processes for programs/projects to ensure that project funds are
    expended according to procedures and plans.
  • Collaborates with the Program Manager to develop new initiatives to
    be integrated into the budget.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Right To Play Project Manager job
    placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences development
    studies or other related disciplines.
  • Five years of experience managing international development
    projects. Proven experience in project planning, implementation and
    monitoring, proposal development, report writing, partnership-building and
    working with NGOs
  • Experience in quality improvement.
  • Experience managing projects in multiple locations.
  • Gender mainstreaming and child safeguarding background.
  • Experience working in at least one of Uganda’s priority areas,
    quality education, ECD, nutrition, WASH and SRHR.
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to multi- task on a
    constant basis.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to build rapport with
    staff, partners, government officials, donors and community leaders.
  • Ability to work under pressure meeting deadlines in a fast paced
    fluid environment.
  • Creative and flexible with problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and diplomacy.
  • Ability to confidently represents oneself and RTP to mid-level
  • People management particularly coaching.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send an updated resume
and cover letter to:  and kindly include
“Position” and your name in the subject line. Please indicate your salary
expectations in the cover letter.
Deadline: 10th July 2018
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