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 20 countries, Right To Play transforms the lives of more than one million children each week using play and sports, 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. In Tanzania, Right To Play is legally registered under the NGO act of 2002 with certificate of registration number 12343 and certificate of compliance number 1501, reaching more than 113 pre-primary and primary schools in Dar Es Salaam, Morogoro and Mara.
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Project Officer will be responsible for overseeing project implementation and relationship management with the local partner in the regions of Mara and Morogoro. He/she will support the delivery of play-based training and support and liaise with key stakeholders. He / She is expected to coordinate activities with local partners and work closely with the field facilitators as required. The Project Officer will be based in Dar es salaam with up to 50% of time travelling to Right to play project areas in Morogoro and Mara.
Job Responsibility #1: Project administration (45%)
• 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.
• Guides Field Facilitators on executing the activities.
• Ensures that activities are compliant with RTP methodology and standards.
• Develops and strengthens understanding of our project management cycle with project staff and partners.
• Participates in the planning of budget and tracks activity expenses occurred against cash projections. Completes monthly budget projections and tracks expenditures
Job Responsibility #1: Team management (20%)
• Conducts performance appraisals for all direct reports and provides regular feedback on performance.
• Oversees performance of any contract staff such as security guards where applicable.
• Ensures staff understands and complies with policies of RTP.
• Assesses training needs of all direct reports with input from project staff, partners and stakeholders.
• Overseas training of teachers and coaches delivered by Field Facilitators and observes teachers and coaches’ performance for certification.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have)
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, social sciences/project management or other related discipline.
3 years’ experience in project administration or community work including managing direct reports.
(C) COMPETENCIES / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written
• 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
(D) TECHNICAL SKILLS
• Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and
• Understand project management cycle
• Effective report writing and analytical skills
Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili language (s)..
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset)
• Knowledge in child and/or adult education
• Knowledge in Sport for Development
• Experience developing and managing budgets
Field Facilitators (2 for Mara and 1 for Morogoro)
The Field Facilitator reports directly to the Project Officer (PO) and is responsible for the implementation of Right To Play project activities and providing support and guidance to the community team in using RTP tools in the project location. He/she is also responsible for monitoring the project for quality of delivery and effectiveness.
- Job Responsibility #1: Activity planning and implementation (45% of Time):
- Ensures participation of partners, children/young people and stakeholders in the process of project planning and implementation of the proposed activities.
- Supports Teachers and teachers Trainers and teachers networks in developing their activity plans and schedules, encourages their initiatives while ensuring alignment with the project proposal, facilitates their activities and reports to the PO.
- Support schools and partners to organizes and conduct special events activities, play days and sports tournaments.
- In coordination with partners, Teachers, Coaches and Coach Trainers, evaluates events, provides updates of lessons learned and best practices and reports on progress and challenges as they arise.
- Manages the logistical arrangements for training workshops and events.
- Assesses training needs of Teachers, Teachers trainers and Coaches, Junior Leaders, and partners, recommends the suitable intervention and works with them to develop training schedules.
- Organizes and facilitates training workshops conducted by other program staff and participates in the training as required.
- Facilitates the training sessions conducted by District Education Officials, School quality assurers and other
- stakeholders Trainers, evaluates them and reports to the PO.
- Handles equipment management and distribution in the assigned schools and community.
- Handles advance payments and manages cash money used for the activity implementation.
- Follows up on how partners are spending budget received for project implementation in the location and verify the accuracy of their financial reports and receipts and reports to the PO.
- Assesses needs for facility repairs and upgrades in the community facilitates the authorized work and ensures that overall work has been completed in accordance with the approved standards.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (must have):
- Bachelor’s degree in Education or any related discipline.
- 3 years’ experience in developing and implementing training sessions some of which should have been in senior level working with NGOs
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Asset to have):
- Experience implementing a development program with local populations in both rural and urban settings.
- Experience in training, leading workshops and teaching.
- Experience with the government education system and curriculum development
- Personal sport and activity background with coaching experience.
- Holds a valid driver’s license for a motorbike.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have)
Bachelor’s degree in education, adult education or other related disciplines.
3 years’ experience in developing and implementing training sessions some of which should have been in senior level working with NGOs and government Education system
COMPETENCIES / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
- Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
- Strong assessment and evaluation skills
- Ability to understand the audience and adjust training to their level
- Strong facilitation skills
- Ability to work with children, youth leaders and adults
- Coaching and feedback skills
- Computer literacy in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Internet
- Understanding of adult learning concepts, the national education system including the development and implementation of the education curriculum for pre-primary, primary and secondary,
- Monitoring and evaluation methods and tools, different training techniques, the concept of Sport for Development, the community needs and Children’s Rights, Gender, and SRH
- Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili languages.
- Master’s degree in Education, Adult education or any related
- Train of Trainer certification
- Excellent interpersonal and confidence using these in a cross
- -cultural environment
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
- A solid team player with respect for others
- Ability to understand and motivate others
- Coaching and mentoring skills
- Proven ability in transferring knowledge and experience
- Adaptable with the ability to deal with stress
- Demonstrated professionalism and positive attitude
- Strong development and team building skills
- Ability to confidently represent oneself and Right To Play
HOW TO APPLY:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter and kindly include title you are applying to and your name in subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter. For the Field Facilitator position, please specify if you apply for Mara or Morogoro).
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 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.
To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com. A resident of respective regions are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: 2018-08-06