Right to Play Training Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Right to Play Training Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 198709

Category: Consultancy and Training, Development and Project Management, Social Sciences and Community
Location: Mukaturi RTP Project Office, Oromia Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)

Job Description


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 Training Officer reports directly to the Country Director, Program Manager or Education Specialist where applicable and technically to the Regional Training Officer and is responsible for ensuring quality of training provided by the Right To Play team through capacity building.

The incumbent supports the development and implementation of organization’s resources and training program in the country.

Primary Responsibilities:

Job Responsibility #1: Training and capacity building (30% of Time):

  • Conducts needs assessment, evaluates the skills of the team and recommends the appropriate training.
  • Develops annual training plan to enhance staff skills and builds their capacities in line with the RTP country plan.
  • Conducts training sessions in child protection, gender, human rights and other related subjects.
  • Supports Supervisors, Coach Trainers, Coaches and Junior Coaches in identifying the community needs and ensures RTP activities are aligned with project plans and proposals.
  • Trains Supervisors and Coach Trainers in RTP resources and supports the certification process of Coaches and Coach Trainers.
  • Works with Supervisors, partners and Coach Trainers to develop weekly, monthly and annual Coach training schedules for all project locations.
  • Oversees Supervisors and Coach Trainers when they train Coaches, and ensures that all trainings are modified and aligned with proposals and work plans.
  • Works with Supervisors and Coach Trainers to evaluate training workshops and submits evaluation reports to Line Manager.
  • Trains Supervisors and Coach Trainers in qualitative and quantitative monitoring tools as well as performance assessment and training needs assessment.
  • Maintains records of the training database as well as the training library for the benefit and use of the team.
  • Formulates terms of reference for external training when needed, evaluates the training providers and recommends the appropriate one.

    Job Responsibility #2: Activity planning and implementation (30% of Time):

  • Ensures Project Coordinators, Supervisors and Coach Trainers have a clear activity plan and works with them to develop and implement activity schedules for children in all project locations.
  • Together with Supervisors, encourages and supports Coach-led and community led
    initiatives in all project locations.
  • Conducts regular follow-up visits of all project locations to ensure training plans and implementation aligns with project proposal; supports project team in developing workshops to best fit the requirement and projects in the field.
  • Ensures integration of partner organization activities into RTP activities and vice versa.
  • Supports Supervisors in regard to training logistics in all project locations.
  • Provides feedback on new resources and recommends changes based on country context.

    Job Responsibility #3: Establish and maintain partnerships (35% of Time):

  • Represents RTP and has regular consultations with Supervisors, Coach Trainers, local partner organizations, stakeholders and key beneficiaries in all project locations in regards to training and RTP tools.
  • Acts as Child Protection focal point; ensures partner organisations, Coach Trainers and Coaches are in compliance with Child Protection Policy.

    Job Responsibility #4: Performs other duties as assigned (5% of Time):

    Employment Start Date: Immediately

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

    Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including a flexible work policy (e.g. work from home).

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications (Must Have):


  • Bachelor’s degree in social studies, project management, adult education or other related discipline.


  • 3 years’ experience in developing and implementing training sessions some of which should have been in senior level working with NGOs

    Competencies/personal Attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong assessment and evaluation skills
  • Ability to understand 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, Power Point, Excel and Internet
  • Understanding adult learning concepts
  • Understanding of monitoring and evaluation methods and tools
  • Understanding of different training techniques
  • Understanding the concept of Sport for Development
  • Understanding of the community needs
  • Understanding of Children’s Rights, Gender and HIV/AIDS


  • Excellent spoken and written English, Amharic and Afan Oromo is a require

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in adult education or any related discipline
  • Train of Trainer certification

    How to Apply

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to:

    ethiopiahr@righttoplay.com and kindly include “Position Name” and your name in the subject line. 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.

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

    Right to Play Training Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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