Project Officer Job Opportunity at Right To Play Uganda

Job Title:     Project Officer

Organization: Right To Play Uganda

Duty Station:  Adjumani, Uganda

Reports to: Program Manager (PM)

About US:

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.

Job Summary: The Project Officer reports directly to the Program Manager (PM) and is responsible for the effective administration of the project and reporting on the outcome to internal and external contacts as required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Project administration (45% of Time)

  • 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 from existing operational plan.
  • Guides Field Facilitators on executing the activities in each project location.
  • 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.
  • Completes monthly budget projections and tracks expenditures.
  • Coordinates with other NGOs/CBOs to ensure participation in partner events.
  • Monitors security situation in project location and reports to the PM.

Team management (20% of Time)

  • Conducts performance appraisals for all direct reports and provides regular feedback on performance.
  • 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 coaches delivered by Field Facilitators and observes coaches’ performance for certification.

Networking, representation and partnership building (15% of Time)

  • Shares activity plans with local NGOs, CBOs (community-based organizations) and looks for synergies and opportunities to work together.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with District Authorities, OPM, UNHCR, and other partners.
  • Ensures implementation of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) and agreements with local representation of Government, UN Agencies and partner organizations.

Monitoring and reporting (15% of Time)

  • Visits project locations to oversee activities, events and collects information to report on performance outcomes.
  • Works with school directors 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 sport and play activities.
  • Ensures accurate collection and timely submission of quantitative and quantitative monitoring information according to RTP monitoring tools.

Performs other duties as assigned (5% of Time)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, social sciences or other related discipline.
  • At least three  years’ experience in project administration or community work including managing direct reports.
  • 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.
  • Effective report writing and analytical skills.
  • Fluency in oral and written English required.
  • Experience implementing projects using Sport for Development and/or Peace approaches (sport+ and/or +sport).
  • Experience working with Refugee, IDP and host communities in Northern Uganda.
  • Experience working with secondary schools and/or sport clubs/teams/projects.
  • Experience in child protection, child/youth violence reduction, community cohesion, peacebuilding, Gender and SGBV.
  • Experience of implementing projects using Do No Harm or Conflict Sensitive approaches.

Contract Duration: Until 31 December 2020 with possibility for renewal depending on available funding and performance

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

How to Apply:

All interested and qualified candidates please send your resume and cover letter to: 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.

Deadline: 31st January 2020

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