Projects Manager NGO Careers – Right To Play

Job Title:   Projects Manager  
Organization:  Right
To Play
Duty Station:  Kampala,
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 Projects Manager reports directly to the
Program Manager, Uganda Country Office. The incumbent is responsible for
project planning and high quality implementation of all of 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 oversight 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:
Job Responsibility
#1: Program strategic planning and development 5% of Time):
·       
Supports
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.
Job Responsibility
#2: Program implementation, quality, innovation, and reporting (45% of Time):
·       
Supports
in Program Manager in the management of all operational projects.
·       
Ensures
that project teams are implementing project activities in line with donor
requirements to achieve project outcomes.
·       
Collaborates
with MEL officer(s) to maintain the existing process of monitoring, evaluation
and Learning (MEL) and reporting system of RTP.
·       
Collaborates
with MEL officer(s) to develop and implement monitoring, review, assessment and
evaluation plans for improved program development and delivery.
·       
Ensures
adherence to RTP program standards in program design and implementation
·       
In close
consultation with the Program Manager, oversees preparation and submission of
quality narrative reports, financial reports, workplans and budgets in line
with donor requirements, ensuring that financial budgeting and reporting is
aligned with program/project plans and implementation.
·       
Provides
quarterly updates of lessons learned and best practices to the Program Manager
and stakeholders to ensure that program lessons are being used to promote
improved program delivery.
·       
Conducts
regular monitoring visits to project locations.
·       
Together
with the project team and in consultation with the Program Manager, proactively
identifies bottlenecks and potential implementation risks and develops
effective strategies to address them.
Job responsibility
#3: Program financial management. (10% of time)
·       
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.
Job responsibility
#3: Team management, compliance and capacity building. (20% of time)
·       
Ensures
that the project team members have a clear understanding of their roles,
responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in their job descriptions to
ensure quality performance.
·       
Participates
in the recruitment of new project team members.
·       
Regularly
provides the necessary feedback project team members and completes their
performance appraisals.
·       
Provides
direct support to project teams in the form of systems and tools.
·       
Ensures
that staff development plans are reviewed by the country office senior
leadership team and implemented.
·       
Implements
policies and procedures that guide and support RTP activities, ensures
compliance with RTP code of conduct, gender and child safeguarding policies
including timely and appropriate reporting.
·       
Develops
and strengthens the project team’s understanding of project cycle management.
·       
Ensures
that all RTP rehabilitation projects implemented are in compliance with the
donors and RTP environmental standards.
·       
Ensures
inclusion of relevant provisions in Contracts/MoUs on RTP Child Safeguarding
and Gender Policies and ensures that partners and staff are meeting the
standards in these policies.
Job responsibility
#4: Partnership, fundraising , representation and collaboration. (15% of time)
·       
Supports
the Program Manager in identifying potential linkages, collaboration and
networking with other civil society organizations and government and other
relevant institutions to enhance RTP visibility and program activities.
·       
At the
request of the Program Manager, represents RTP in various platforms and
maintains positive relationships with governments and other relevant
stakeholders regarding RTP activities.
·       
Supports
the Program Manager in identifying and developing new partnerships with local
NGOs, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and the communities.
·       
Meets
with partners’ staff and community leaders to discuss program improvement as
needed.
·       
At the
request of the Program Manager, participates in partnership meetings with
donors
·       
Under
the leadership of the Program Manager, develops high quality proposals for
potential funding.
Performs other duties
as assigned: (5% of time)



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
for the Right To Play Projects Manager job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Social Sciences, Development Studies or other related disciplines.
·       
At least
five years’ experience managing international development projects. Proven
experience in project planning, implementation and monitoring, proposal
development, report writing, partnership-building and working with NGOs.
·       
Strong
MS Office and program management tools and procedures
·       
Budgetary
control and financial management, including ability to read and understand
financial data
·       
 Project management skills
·       
Understanding
of play-based learning
·       
Understanding
of community development processes
·       
Experience
working in at least one of Uganda’s priority areas: quality education, ECD,
nutrition, WASH and SRHR
·       
Languages:
 Fluency in spoken and written English and
local language(s).
Desired qualifications:
·       
Experience
in quality improvement
·       
Experience
managing projects in multiple locations
·       
Gender
mainstreaming and child safeguarding background
Competencies/personal attributes:
·       
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 represent oneself and RTP to mid-level officials
·       
 People management particularly coaching
Contract Duration: Anticipated 8 months 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. Projects Manager, Kampala, 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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