Project Officer NGO Jobs – Right To Play Uganda

Project Officer
Organization: Right To Play
Adjumani, Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager (PM)
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 learning and development
which focuses on quality education, life skills, health, gender equality, child
protection and building peaceful communities. With programming in over 15
countries, Right To Play transforms the lives of more than one million children
each week, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to our work
with children, Right To Play advocates with parents, local communities, and
governments to advance the fundamental rights of all children. 
To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in North
America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Job Summary: The Project Officer
reports directly to the Program Manager (PM) and is responsible for the
effective administration of the
project and reporting on the outcome to internal and external contacts as required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project administration
(45% of Time)
·       Contributes to the
formulation of the project strategic plans feeding into the overall country strategic
·       Prepares and leads the
implementation plan of project activities from existing operational plan.
·       Guides Field
Facilitators on executing the activities in each project location.
·       Develops and strengthens
understanding of our project management cycle with project staff and partners.
·       Compiles reports
received from the Field Facilitators and submits monthly activity reports to
·       Completes monthly budget
projections and tracks expenditures.
·       Coordinates with other
NGOs/CBOs to ensure participation in partner events.
·       Monitors security
situation in project location and reports to the PM.
Team management (20% of
·       Conducts performance
appraisals for all direct reports and provides regular feedback on performance.
·       Ensures staff
understands and complies with policies of RTP.
·       Assesses training needs
of all direct reports with input from project staff, partners and stakeholders.
·       Oversees training of
coaches delivered by Field Facilitators and observes coaches’ performance for
representation and partnership building (15% of Time)
·       Shares activity plans
with local NGOs, CBOs (community-based organizations) and looks for synergies
and opportunities to work together.
·       Maintains a positive
working relationship with District Authorities, OPM, UNHCR, and other partners.
·       Ensures implementation
of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) and agreements with local representation
of Government, UN Agencies and partner organizations.
Monitoring and reporting
(15% of Time)
·       Visits project locations
to oversee activities, events and collects information to report on performance
·       Works with school
directors and teachers to develop their understanding of RTP’s monitoring and
evaluation system as it relates to reporting on children and teachers actively
involved in sport and play activities.
·       Ensures accurate
collection and timely submission of quantitative and quantitative monitoring
information according to RTP monitoring tools.
Performs other duties as
assigned (5% of Time)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must
hold a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, social
sciences or other related discipline.
·       At least three  years’ experience in project administration or
community work including managing direct reports.
·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and
·       Self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision.
·        Strong organizational and
delegation skills.
·       Able to
meet deadlines and prioritize tasks.
·       Strong development and team building skills.
·       Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet.
·       Understand project management cycle.
·       Effective report writing and analytical skills.
·       Fluency in oral and written English required.
·       Experience implementing projects using Sport for Development and/or
Peace approaches
and/or +sport).
·       Experience working with Refugee, IDP and host communities in Northern
·       Experience working with secondary schools and/or sport
·       Experience in child protection, child/youth violence reduction,
community cohesion,

peacebuilding, Gender and SGBV.
·       Experience of implementing projects using Do No Harm or Conflict
Sensitive approaches.
Contract Duration: Until 31 December 2020
with possibility for renewal depending on available funding and performance
Compensation: We offer a competitive
salary and benefits package
How to Apply:
interested and qualified candidates please send your resume and cover letter
and kindly include “Position Name” and your name in the subject line.
indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter.
we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews
will be contacted.
To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of
their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital
status. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work
arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life
are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect
our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The
successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory police record
check as a condition of employment.
Deadline: 31st
January 2020
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