Job Title: Field Facilitator, SHARE (2 Fresher Jobs)
Organisation: Right To Play (RTP)
Duty Station: Buyende, Uganda
Target Start Date: January 2022
Right To Play (RTP) 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 help 2.3 million children 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.
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).
About SHARE Program:
The Sexual Health and Reproductive Education (SHARE) program is a new program funded by Global Affairs Canada. SHARE will be implemented as a consortium led by Right To Play, in partnership with WaterAid, the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and FHI 360. This program will operate in Ghana, Mozambique and Uganda, and will use a gender-transformative and rights-based approach to improve the reproductive health of adolescents, particularly girls and young women. SHARE is a five-year program that will work with girls and boys aged 10-24, both in and out of school, to empower them to demand better sexual and reproductive health care. The initiative will also work with Community Health Workers and Health Care Facilities to ensure their services are adolescent-friendly and gender-responsive, and engage community members in activities to increase support for adolescents and young people to access SRHR education and gender-responsive services. SHARE will work across multiple government partners, notably ministries of health, ministries of education and ministries of water, to ensure systematic approaches to service delivery and strengthening.
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Activity planning and implementation (45% of Time):
- Ensures participation of partners, children/young people and stakeholders in the process of project planning and implementation of the proposed activities.
- Supports Teachers and teachers Trainers and teachers’ networks 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 partners to organizes and conduct special events activities, play days and sports tournaments.
- In coordination with partners, Teachers, Coaches and Coach Trainers, evaluates events, provides updates of lessons learned and best practices and reports on progress and challenges as they arise.
- Manages the logistical arrangements for training workshops and events.
- Assesses training needs of Teachers, Teacher trainers and Coaches, Junior Leaders, and partners, recommends the suitable intervention and works with them to develop training schedules.
- Organizes and facilitates training workshops conducted by other program staff and participates in the training as required.
- Facilitates the training sessions conducted by District Education Officials, School quality assurers and other stakeholders Trainers, evaluates them and reports to the PO.
- 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.
- Assesses needs for facility repairs and upgrades in the community, facilitates the authorized work and ensures that overall work has been completed in accordance with the approved standards.
Monitoring and reporting (30% of Time):
- Conducts regular field visits with education officials, schools’ quality assurers, partners, Teachers Trainers and Coaches to follow up and provide support as needed.
- Participates in workshops/training to partners, Teachers, Coaches and 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.
Establish and maintain partnerships. (20% of Time):
- Identifies schools and community needs, participates in the selection of partner schools, communities and partners to be included in RTP program in the respective Field.
- Represents RTP in the project location and relevant forums and have regular consultations with local partners, stakeholders and key beneficiaries in the assigned community.
Others: Other tasks as assigned (5% of Time)
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education or any related discipline.
- Three years of experience in developing and implementing training sessions some of which should have been in senior level working with NGOs
- Ability to confidently represent oneself and Right To Play
- Ability to work appropriately with a variety of populations and stakeholders, including children, youth, parents, teachers and school administrators, government, and other partners.
- Effective planning and organizing skills
- Coaching and mentoring skills
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
- Strong development and team building skills
- You are highly driven, results-oriented, collaborative and well-rounded leader with a passion for working with children and youth.
- You are an exceptional communicator with excellent networking skills.
- Computer literacy in MS Word, Excel and Internet
- Languages: Fluency in spoken and written English. The knowledge of the Lusoga language will be an added advantage
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.
- Experience with the government education system and curriculum development.
- Personal sport and activity background with coaching experience.
- Experience in riding Motorbike and holds a valid driver’s license for a motorbike.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to apply online with an updated resume and cover letter in English at the link below.
NB: 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.
Deadline: 19th November 2021