Job at Right To Play International : 8 Positions for Field Facilitators(Deadline: 12 May 2018)

Job at Right To Play International : 8  Positions for Field Facilitators(Deadline: 12 May 2018)


Job at Right To Play International : 8 Positions for Field Facilitators(Deadline: 12 May 2018)

Closing Date: May 12th, 2018

Organization: Right To Play International

Work Locations: KAYONZABUGESERA, and RUHANGO

Number of Field Facilitators Wanted: 8 (Preferably 60% females)

Contract Duration: One-year renewable upon Performance

BACKGROUND

Right To Play is a global organization, using the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps over one million children learn through play to create better futures, while driving lasting social change in more than 20 countries each week.

Since 2016, Right To Play is implementing the Government Affairs Canada (GAC) funded-Play for the Advancement of Quality Education (PAQE) program. Following 2016-2017 implementation of PAQE, the program has been recently reshuffled, refocused on gender and re-named Gender Responsive Education and Transformation (GREAT). GREAT is addressing the educational needs of over two million vulnerable and marginalized children and youth in Ghana, Mozambique and Rwanda. At ultimate outcome, the GREAT program aims to improve quality education for girls and boys at the primary school level by increased academic performance with focus on literacy and numeracy, life skills and positive learning environment, attendance and enrolment rates as well as reduced dropout through a sustainable and replicable learner-centred, play-based learning model in line with Rwanda competence-based curriculum (CBC) standards. This ultimate outcome will be achieved through focused interventions that are geared to the following intermediate outcomes

  • Increased integration of gender-responsive play-based learning by teachers into teaching practice;
  • Increased engagement of parents and caregivers in addressing gender-specific learning needs of girls and boys including at-risk children;
  • Increased adoption of gender-responsive play-based learning in in-service and pre-service teacher training.

To implement such a program, Right To Play Rwanda seeks to recruit skilled and well experienced Field Facilitators at the work locations mentioned above. The expected Field Facilitators must meet the following key expertise as detailed below.

I.    MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE JOB SUMMARY

The Field Facilitator reports directly to the Project Officer (PO) 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.

II.    INDIRECT TECHNICAL REPORTING LINES & ADVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 

The incumbent deals with Coaches/Partners of Focal Persons. He/she provides advice to the partners and community team regarding Right To Play tools.

III.    RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                                  Time%

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

1.

Activity planning and implementation

  • Assesses training needs of teachers, Coach Trainers, Coaches, Junior Leaders, and partners, recommends the suitable intervention and works with them to develop training schedules.
  • In coordination with partners, teachers, school management, Coaches and Coach Trainers, evaluates events, provides updates of lessons learned and best practices and reports 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 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, facilitates the authorized work and ensures 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 action.
  • 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 verifies 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 organisers.

45%

2.

Monitoring and reporting

  • 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 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 implement school and community based strategies.

20%

3.

Establish and maintain partnerships

  • Identifies community needs, participates in the selection of communities and partners to be included in 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,

20%

4.

Supervision and guidance

  • 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.

10%

5.

Performs other duties as assigned.

5%

IV.    PLANNING AND ORGANIZING

The incumbent is expected to plan his/her own work and to consult with the Project Officer ( PO )to ensure that the work plan is in line with the approved project work plan. The incumbent is also expected to coordinate the plan with partners.

V. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have)

  1. EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION

Bachelor’s degree in Education.

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

(C) 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
  • Driving Licence Category A- Motorbikes

(D) TECHNICAL 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

(E) LANGUAGES

Excellent spoken and written English and local language(s). French is also required for francophone countries.



VI. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset)

  • 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

VII. JOB CONTRIBUTIONS/IMPACT

  1. PROBLEM-SOLVING

The incumbent is expected to follow established work procedures and methods in dealing with work-related problems.  He/she needs to consult with the PO when dealing with unusual situations/problems.

(B)      FINANCIAL IMPACT  

The incumbent is expected to implement the project activities within the approved budget.   He/she may receive some advance payments and handle cash payments.

(C)    INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 

The incumbent is expected to generate/produce standard reports ensuring that the information in the reports are accurate and correct.  He/she is expected to keep the information and data available in a safe location for the use of the PO, the Program Manager and other senior managers.

(D)    CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT 

The incumbent is expected to introduce improvements to his/her own work as well as to the work done by teachers, Coaches and Coach Trainers using lessons learned from activity implementation.

(E)    RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT 

The incumbent is expected to enhance relationships with partners as well as Coaches, and Coach Trainers. This relationship is critical to the success of the project implementation.

VIII. CONTACTS/KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Internal

Project Officer, other Field Facilitator(s) and Project Officers, Program Manager, , Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer, Training Officer, Finance Officer/Finance and Admin Officer, Finance Assistant/Finance and Admin Assistant and Logistics Officer/Assistant where applicable.

(B)    External  

Partners, teachers, government officials, community-based organizations, NGOs, and volunteers

IX. WORKING CONDITIONS

  1. PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND EFFORT

The incumbent is expected to spend most of the time at the field location walking or standing where he/she may be exposed to high physical effort.

(B)    SENSORY DEMANDS

The incumbent is expected to provide coaching and monitoring and evaluation to teachers, Coaches and Coach Trainers as well as generating reports with attention to details and accuracy. This involves talking, listening as well as seeing.

C. MENTAL DEMANDS

The incumbent is expected to face pressure from deadlines and unexpected situations.

X. ADDITIONAL JOB-RELATED CONDITIONS

     The incumbent is expected to travel to project locations using an RTP car or motorcycle and in some cases the incumbent may need to walk between the project’s locations.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are inte

rested in applying for the above-described position, please send your resume and cover letter to Right To Play Rwanda Country Director at  RwandaHR@righttoplay.com .

Kindly indicate “Application for Field Facilitator, Your full name, Preferred work location” in your subject and the cover letter.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those shortlisted will be contacted for tests and interviews

Right To Play – Human Resources Philosophy

Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses the power of sport and play to improve the lives of children in the disadvantaged areas of the world. We believe that all children have the right to play.

Right To Play’s human resources philosophy reflects the spirit that drives the organization. The philosophy influences the kind of people who are interested in working for us, the kind of people we recruit and how we treat our people.

Right To Play’s culture is entrepreneurial, where employees are encouraged and empowered to perform in the context of rapid international growth, and to aim for the highest quality and adopt global best practices in delivering our programs.

Our employees are global citizens who are passionate about improving the world we live in through value-based grassroots activities. We work on the ground with and through people in the communities we serve to improve the lives of their children. By having a constant presence in these communities and helping them develop the resources and skills they need to help themselves, we aim for sustainable, long-term development.

To translate our vision into action, our philosophy for delivering our programs is “LOOK AFTER YOURSELF, LOOK AFTER ONE ANOTHER”. Our employees are the backbone of this delivery, and the philosophy supports them by defining the desired outcomes of our human resources philosophy. This means that we pay competitive salaries, provide comprehensive benefits, encourage employee social events, provide development opportunities and a great work environment.

We measure the success of this philosophy by indicators such as employee satisfaction surveys and staff turnover rate, as well as the overall success of Right To Play.






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