2 Project Officer Canadian NGO Job Vacancies – Right To Play

Organization:  Right
To Play
Duty Station: 
Mbarara and Adjumani, Uganda
About US
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 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. Right To Play is
headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in North America, Europe,
the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Visit us at www.righttoplay.com
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:
Job Responsibility
#1: Project administration (45% of Time):
·       
Contributes
to the formulation of the project strategic plans feeding into the overall
country strategic plan.
·       
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 PM.
·       
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.
Job Responsibility
#2: Team management (20% of Time):
·       
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 certification.
Job Responsibility
#3: Networking, 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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of
Education and other Ministries and partners.
·       
Ensures
implementation of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) and agreements with local
representation of Government, UN Agencies and partner organizations.
Job Responsibility
#4: Monitoring and reporting (15% of Time):
·       
Visits
project locations to oversee activities, events and collects information to
report on performance outcomes.
·       
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.
·       
Quarterly
updates of lessons learned and best practices to project team, stakeholders and
the.
Job Responsibility
#5: Performs other duties as assigned (5% of Time)



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
for the Right To Play Project Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Business Administration, Management, Social Sciences or other related
discipline.
·       
Three years’
experience in project administration or community work including managing
direct reports.
·       
Experience
of child rights and child safeguarding.
·       
Computer
literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet
·       
Understand
project management cycle
·       
Effective
report writing and analytical skills
·       
Languages:
 
Fluency in spoken and written English and local language(s).
Desired qualifications:
·       
Experience
in Sport for Development and Peace and/or Play-Based Learning
·       
Experience
working with Refugee, IDP and host communities
·       
Experience
in Rights based programming, Gender, and Sexual and Gender-based Violence
·       
Experience
of delivering development programs for pre-primary, primary and secondary
schools
·       
Experience
of implementing projects using Do No Harm or Conflict Sensitive approaches
Competencies/personal attributes:
·       
Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
·       
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
Contract Duration:
Anticipated 8-month contract with possibility of renewal subject to funding.
COMPENSATION:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including a flexible work
policy (e.g. work from home).
How to Apply:
If you are
interested in applying for these positions, please send your resume and cover
letter to: ugandahr@righttoplay.com and kindly include “Position + Location +
Name” in the subject line (e.g. Project Officer, Mbarara, Brian Jones). Please
indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter.
While we thank all
applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be
contacted. Right 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 balance. We 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: 30th April 2020
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