Field Facilitator - Right To Play



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Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; London, UK and eight national offices across Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK) and North America (Canada, US).

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With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:

  • Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
  • Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
  • Display Courage – Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
  • Be Playful – Have fun at work

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.

Job Description

  • Department/Division: Program Development
  • Work location: Tamale (Candidates resident in Tamale and its environs preferred)
  • Authorized to work in: Ghana (Eligible to work legally without requiring sponsorship or work permit)
  • Target Start Date: 1st July, 2022
  • Contract Duration: Fixed Term (6 months; July to December, 2022)
  • Closing Date: 5th June, 2022

JOB SUMMARY

The Field Facilitator reports directly to the Project Officer (PO) and is responsible for the implementation of Right To Play project activities and providing support and guidance to the partner community-based organizations, national NGOs, and public basic schools, using RTP tools in the project location. He/she is also responsible for monitoring the project implementation, in collaboration with other project team members for quality of delivery and effectiveness.

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PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Job Responsibility # 1: Activity Planning and Implementation (45%):

  • Ensure participation of local partners, children, young people and stakeholders in the process of project planning and implementation of approved activities.
  • Support teachers, head teachers and partner NGOs and CBOs, in developing their activity plans and schedules, encourages their initiatives while ensuring alignment with project proposal, facilitates their activities and reports to the PO.
  • Support schools and Local Partner NGOs to organizes and conducts community sensitization and awareness campaign targeting parents and caregivers and other community members 
  • In Collaboration with partners, schools and district stakeholders, evaluates regular activities and community events, provides updates of lessons learned and best practices and reports on progress and challenges as they arise.
  • Manage the logistical arrangements for training workshops in collaboration with partners and stakeholders.
  • Assess the training needs of teachers, community volunteers/mentors, partner staff Junior Leaders, and recommend suitable intervention to address their training needs
  • Organize and facilitate training workshops in collaboration with other program staff and stakeholders, evaluates and reports to the Project Officer Handle equipment management and distribution in the assigned district.
  • Conduct follow-ups 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 Project Officer.

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

  • Conduct regular field visits with local partners, teachers and district officials to follow-up and provide support as needed to the project schools, health facilities and communities 
  • Participate in workshops/trainings for local partners, in collaboration with the project MEL coordinator, in the quantitative data collection tools and qualitative monitoring tools and ensures accurate and timely submission of quantitative and qualitative data to RTP team.
  • Provide narrative, qualitative and quantitative monitoring information/data to support monthly, quarterly and annual reports to update the Country Office and HQ on project progress reports.
  • Submits financial reports related to activity implementation with partners.
  • Ensure local partners, teachers and community volunteers/ Mentors are in compliance with RTP’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

Job Responsibility #3: Establish and Maintain Partnerships (20%):

  • Participate in the identification and selection of local partners to be included in RTP program as well as support in assessing local partner need in the respective field.
  • Represents RTP in the project locations and relevant forums and have regular consultations with local partners, stakeholders and key beneficiaries in the assigned community.

Job Responsibility #4: Supervision and Guidance (10%):

  • Supervise teachers and support Mentorship/ School based clubs to develop, implement, and evaluate their clubs action plans 
  • Supervise and provide technical support to Community Volunteer/ mentors engaged in out of school cluster sessions on sexual and reproductive health education.
  • Conducts performance assessment of teachers, partner staff and volunteers and recommends recognition and award strategies to encourage continuous improvement of their work 

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

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WHO YOU ARE:

You are passionate about our commitment to help children and youth rise above life’s challenges through the power of play. You are highly collaborative and a relationship builder with a passion for humanitarian work, human rights and social change. You have been extensively involved in the implementation of Program strategies. Your attention to detail is great and you have a positive, follow-through mindset.  You are focused on strategically positioning Right To Play as a partner of choice for our donors.

WHAT YOU’LL GET:

The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including personal learning and development days.

Required Skills or Experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have):

EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Education, or any related discipline.

EXPERIENCE

  • Two years’ experience working in project implementation and facilitation, part of which should have been working with schools and training teachers .
  • At least two years working with partners in the health sector. 

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

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

  • Understanding of adult education principles
  • Understanding curriculum development and implementation
  • Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet
  • Effective report writing
  • Understanding the education systems
  • Understanding of a community-led process
  • Understanding of the concept of sport for development and play based learning approaches
  • Understanding of child rights, child protection, gender-based violence issues in Ghana

LANGUAGES

  • Excellent spoken and written English and local language(s) in the project location

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DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (AN ASSET)

  • Experience implementing a development program with local populations in both rural and urban settings
  • Experience in training, leading workshops and teaching (must have)
  • Personal sport and activity background with coaching experience
  • Ability to ride and maintain a motorbike in the field will be an added advantage (must have)
  • Hold a valid driver’s license for motorbike (must have)

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How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit Field Facilitator (GREAT), Ghana  and complete the application form.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. 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-centred 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 Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal check as a condition of employment.

Should you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process, kindly contact the People & Culture team by email at 

[email protected]

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


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