2 JOB POSITIONS AT Right To Play Rwanda : ( Deadline : 17 December 2019 )

2 JOB POSITIONS AT Right To Play Rwanda : ( Deadline : 17 December 2019 )

 

2 JOB POSITIONS AT Right To Play Rwanda : ( Deadline : 17 December 2019 )

 

Field Facilitator AT Right To Play Rwanda : ( Deadline : 17 December 2019 )

 

Job Posting – Rwanda Field Facilitator

Closing Date: December 17th 2019

Organization: Right To Play International

Department/Division : Program

Work location: Kayonza

BACKGROUND:

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 18 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. Our programs are facilitated by more than 550 international staff and 15,800 local volunteer Coaches.

The Rwanda country office is currently searching for a qualified and self-driven candidate to join a team of professionals in Rwanda as Field Facilitator for Power of Play (POP) Project based in Kayonza.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Field Facilitator reports directly to the Project Officer (PO) for Kayonza Field Office and is responsible for project implementation including planning and delivering on training-related activities, mentoring and coaching, monitoring and reporting. He/she ensures the accountability of the project results on the covered implementation area.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job Responsibility #1: Activity planning and implementation (45% of Time)

  • Assesses training needs of teachers, Coach Trainers, Coaches, Junior Leaders, and partners, recommends suitable intervention and works with them to develop training schedules.
  • In coordination with partners, teachers, school management, Coaches and Coach Trainers, evaluates events, provide updates of lessons learned and best practices and report on progress and challenges as they arise.
  • Supports Coaches and Coach Trainers or partner focal person in developing their activity plans and schedules, encourages their initiatives while ensuring alignment with a project proposal, the Project Implementation Plan facilitates their activities and reports to the PO. Where relevant, supports teachers in developing lesson plans.
  • Ensures participation of partners, children/young people, and stakeholders in the process of project planning and implementation of the proposed activities.
  • Supports the establishment and maintenance of teacher communities of practice where applicable.
  • Assesses needs for facility repairs and upgrades in schools and the communities facilitate the authorized work and ensure that overall work has been completed in accordance with the approved standards.
  • Organizes and facilitates training workshops conducted by other program staff and participates in the training as required.
  • Facilitates the training sessions conducted by Coach Trainers, Teacher Trainers, evaluates them and reports to the PO.
  • Facilitates the response to capacity gaps and needs in and out of classroom activities; connects the PO and TO with project locations and partners/stakeholders, for capacity building activities.
  • 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.
  • Manages the logistical arrangements for training workshops and events.
  • Organizes and conducts special events activities, play days and sports tournaments with support of partners and organizers.

Job Responsibility #2: Monitoring and reporting (20% of Time).

  • Conducts regular field visits with partners, teachers, Coach Trainers, and Coaches to follow up and provide support as needed.
  • Participates in workshops/training for partners, Coaches and Coach Trainers in the quantitative data collection tools and qualitative monitoring tools and ensures accurate and timely submission of quantitative and qualitative data to the RTP team.
  • Provides narrative, qualitative and quantitative monitoring information/data to support monthly, quarterly and annual reports to update Country and Regional Office on project progress.
  • Submits financial reports related to activity implementation.
  • Ensures partners, teachers, and Coaches are in compliance with Child Protection Policy.
  • Support local communities and partner schools to implement school and community-based strategies.

Job Responsibility #3 Establish and maintain partnerships

(20% of Time):

Identifies community needs, participates in the selection of communities and partners to be included in the RTP program in the respective Field.

Represents RTP in and relevant forums and have regular consultations with local partners, stakeholders and key beneficiaries in the assigned community.

Engages with district and sector authorities school management committees, parent-teacher associations and other mechanisms designed to support quality education at the school level,

Job Responsibility #4: : Supervision and guidance (10% of Time):

  • Conducts performance assessment of Coach Trainers, teachers, and community coaches.
  • In collaboration and consultation with partners identifies potential Coaches who can become Coach Trainers.
  • Recommends Teachers, Coach Trainers, and Coaches for certification

Job Responsibility #5 : Performs other duties as assigned. (5% of Time):

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (must have):

Bachelor’s degree in Education.

EXPERIENCE:

2 years’ experience working in Education project implementation and facilitation part of which should have been in leading a team.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

  • Understanding of adult education principles
  • Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Internet
  • Effective report writing
  • Understanding of a community-led process
  • Understanding of the concept of Play-Based Learning
  • Understanding of child rights and child protection

 DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Asset to have):

  • Experience implementing a development program with local populations in both rural and urban settings
  • Experience in training and leading workshops
  • Personal sport and activity background with coaching experience
  • Driving License Category A- Motorbikes.

COMPETENCIES/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Ability to confidently represent oneself and Right To Play
  • Effective planning and organizing skills
  • Coaching and feedback skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong development and team-building skills

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

Employment Start Date:  immediately

 Contract Duration: One year fixed term contract

FEMALES CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to RwandaHR@righttoplay.com and kindly include “Field Facilitator, KAYONZA ” and your name in the subject line. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted

KINDLY INDICATE YOUR SALARY EXPECTATION

Right To Play is a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com

 

 

 

Project Officer AT Right To Play : ( Deadline : 17 December 2019 )

 

Job Posting – Rwanda: Project Officer

Closing Date: December 17th, 2019

Organization: Right To Play International

Department/Division : Program

Work location: Kayonza

BACKGROUND

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.

In Rwanda, Right To Play is implementing the Global Affairs Canada-funded Gender-Responsive Education And Transformation (GREAT, 2018-2023) program in primary public schools from three districts of Bugesera, Kayonza, and Ruhango. This program seeks to (a) integrate play-based learning approach into teaching practices amidst the roll-out of the competency-based curriculum (CBC), (b) engage parents and caregivers to respond to the learning needs of boys and girls and children at risk and (c) adopt the play-based learning into preservice and in-service teacher training.

The Rwanda country office is currently searching for a qualified and self-driven candidate to fill the position of Project Officer based at Kayonza Field Office.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Project Officer reports directly to the Program Manager (PM) and is responsible for the effective administration of the projects at the Field Office and reporting on the outcome to internal and external contacts as required.

III. RESPONSIBILITIES Time%

In accordance with Right To Play (RTP) approved policies and procedures, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

1.

Project administration

Contributes to the formulation of the education strategies to meet education program deliverables which feed into the overall country strategic plan.

Prepares and leads the implementation plan of education program activities from the existing operational plan.

Guides Field Facilitators on executing the activities in each project location and schools of operations.

Ensures that activities are compliant with RTP methodology and standards.

Oversees community events such as Play Days with clear topic which reflects the learning needs of boys and girls and children at risk

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 with sound education analysis along with strategies to handle identified challenges.

Completes monthly budget projections and tracks expenditures.

Participates in the planning of budget and tracks activity expenses that occurred against cash projections.

Procures project equipment including teaching and learning materials eg reading books for teachers delivering education program with gender responsiveness lens (in coordination with Logistics Coordinator), within authorization levels set in the In-Field Authorization Levels policy.

Coordinates school infrastructure upgrades eg girls’ changing rooms based on the needs of the project site.

Arranges for storage and delivery of sport equipment to deliver play-based life skills activities within participating schools.

Coordinates with other education-focused NGOs/CBOs to ensure participation in partner events, JADF and DCC (District teacher Continuous professional development Committee).

The monitor’s security situation in the project location and reports to the PM.

Follows up on logistics issues at the project location and ensure assets, including project vehicles, are maintained.

45%

2.

Team management

Conducts performance appraisals for all direct reports and provides regular feedback on performance.

Oversees the 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.

Oversees training of teachers and education officials delivered by Field Facilitators and observes coaches’ performance for certification.

Follows existing systems to reasonably safeguard the overall health, welfare and security of the project staff.

20%

3.

Networking, representation and partnership building

Shares activity plans with local NGOs in Education and Gender Equality Sectors, CBOs (community-based organizations) and looks for synergies and opportunities to work together.

Maintains a positive working relationship with education officials and Rwanda Education Board (REB) staff within the district of operations staff, District and Sector Education Offices and Primary Schools

Ensures effective implementation of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) between Right To Play and Ministry of Education within the district of operations and agreements with the local representation of partner organizations.

Facilitates collaboration and networking with other organizations, government, and other relevant institutions that work in education and gender equality & equity programming to enhance RTP visibility and project activities.

Coordinates planning meetings with partners and represents RTP in various platforms focusing on education, gender responsiveness, and child safeguarding.

Facilitates participation of Athlete Supporters in project activities and events.

Conducts an assessment survey to determine the NGOs that RTP could partner with and initiates partnerships to meet education program deliverables.

Ensures partners are in compliance with RTP Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding policy.

15%

4.

Monitoring and reporting

Visits project locations to oversee activities, events and collects information to report on performance outcomes with focus on education and gender responsiveness high level of thinking and analysis.

15%

Works with school headteachers 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 education program activities.

Ensures accurate collection and timely submission of quantitative and quantitative monitoring information according to RTP monitoring tools.

Submits regularly reports to PM/PO and occasionally external stakeholders including Ministries, partners, and donors.

Provides quarterly updates of lessons learned and best practices to project team, stakeholders and the PM.

5.

Performs other duties as assigned

5%

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (must have):

EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION

Bachelor’s degree in Education (Focus: Literacy and Gender)

EXPERIENCE:

3 years’ experience in Education and Gender Responsive Project Administration with proven experience in literacy and numeracy programs.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

  • 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
  • Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet
  • Understand project management cycle
  • Understand and hold significant working experience with Rwanda In-Service and Pre-Service Teacher Training Systems
  • Effective report writing and analytical skills

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Asset to have):

  • Knowledge in child and/or adult education
  • Knowledge in Sport for Development
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets.
  • Knowledge in Gender Responsive Education Programs with Focus on Numeracy and Literacy.
  • Driving license” categories A or B” is recommended

 SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

The incumbent is required to travel within the country, outside travel is possible.

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Employment Start Date: Immediately

Contract Duration: One-year contract renewable based on performance.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to RwandaHR@righttoplay.com and kindly include “Project Officer-Kayonza” and your name in the subject line. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

KINDLY INDICATE YOUR SALARY EXPECTATION

 Right To Play is a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com

 

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