Right To Play Program Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Right To Play Program Manager Jobs in Ethiopia


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 Africa Regional Office located in Kampala, Uganda, supports 8 country offices including; Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

The Ethiopia country office is currently searching for a qualified and self-driven candidate to join a team of professionals in Ethiopia as Program Manager.

Job Summary:

The Program Manager reports directly to Country Director (CD) and technically to Director, Africa Programs..

The incumbent is responsible for program planning, design and development, fundraising, partnerships, representation and program implementation.

He/she is also responsible for effective financial management, reporting, budget monitoring and donor compliance.

The PM leads and directly manage a team of professional staff to ensure quality program implementation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads the programmatic management of all in country projects.
  • Leads the design and development of program strategies and plans with the program team and ensures their alignment with RTP strategies.
  • Leads in-country tracking of the challenges faced by the program and take actions to mitigate risks and develop opportunities by turning any challenge into opportunity and develop initiative and/or project around this challenge.
  • Ensures the program team stays abreast of the current program goals and objectives and participates in the program expansion plans.
  • Ensures the program teams are implementing program activities in line with donor requirements to achieve project outcomes.
  • Coordinates the preparation of timely and cost effective operational plans, budgets and strategic plans with the program team.
  • Acts as advocacy manager ensuring that the program addresses the needs of the people and is appropriate for the respective country.
  • Oversees the development of evidence-based advocacy initiatives around play-based approach as tool to reach country development plans through the collaboration with program team and local stakeholders.
  • Supports the Country Director in developing project proposals for new projects that aligned with the organization’s strategic targets
    Maintains the existing process of monitoring and evaluation (ME) and reporting system of RTP.
  • Supports the Monitoring and Evaluation team in the development and implementation of monitoring, review, assessment and evaluation plans for improved program development and delivery.
  • Ensures adherence to RTP program standards in program design and implementation.
  • Oversees submission of proper account-abilities of program funds and quality narrative reports in line with donor requirements.
  • Facilitates country level conversations around program quality, program accountability, partnerships, gender, and child protection.
  • Provides quarterly updates of lessons learned and best practices to CD’s
    and stakeholders ensuring that program lessons are being used to promote improved program delivery.
  • Conducts regular monitoring visits to project locations.
  • Engagement of networks and coalitions on Child Rights and Education Campaign Coalitions on the RTP Child Safeguarding Policy and Child Centered Play methodology for incorporation in their approach.
  • Participate in technical committees and sector working groups with the view to influence the adoption of the RTP Child Centered Play Based Methodology.
  • Supports in the ongoing process of periodic updating of the progress being made in actualizing the country strategy document.
  • Ensures inclusion of relevant provisions in Contracts/MoUs on RTP Child Safeguarding and Gender Policies.
  • Engagement of networks and coalitions on Child Rights and Education Campaign Coalitions on the RTP Child Safeguarding Policy and Child Centered Play methodology for incorporation in their approach.
  • Participate in technical committees and sector working groups with the view to influence the adoption of the RTP Child Centered Play Based Methodology.
  • Supports in the ongoing process of periodic updating of the progress being made in actualizing the country strategy document.
  • Ensures inclusion of relevant provisions in Contracts/MoUs on RTP Child Safeguarding and Gender Policies.

    Experience
  • 5 years’ experience managing international development programs and liaising with government officials and donors.
  • Proven experience in project planning, proposal development, report writing, resource mobilization, networking, partnership-building and working with NGOs.

    Knowledge/skills
  • 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 the concept of sport for development
  • Understanding of community development processes

    Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in quality improvement
  • Experience working in child protection, education sector
  • Sport and play experience
  • Experience in strengthening civil societies
  • Coaching background
  • Gender mainstreaming and governance 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 high level officials.
  • Strategy planning skills.
  • People management particularly coaching and influence management.

    Special Conditions:
  • Ability to travel in country and internationally.
  • Ability to legally work in Ethiopia, without sponsorship.
  • Note: The successful candidate will be employed as a local staff member of Ethiopia.
  • Compensation and benefits will follow the local package.
  • This is not an international position.

    Compensation:
  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

    Employment Start Date:
  • Immediately

    Contract Duration:
  • Long term engagement based on performance and availability of funds.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 10th January 2019
  • If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] and kindly include “Program Manager” and your name in the subject line.
  • While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • 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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