Right to Play: Field Facilitator

Position:                  Field Facilitator
Closing Date:                       December /13/2016         
Organization:                       Right to play International        
Department/Division:          Project Management    
Work location:              Ramallah –Palestine (with regular field visits to North Area)

Background:        


Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps children in 18 countries to build essential life skills and better futures, while driving lasting social change. Founded in 2000 by four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Our programs are facilitated by 600 international staff and more than 16,000 volunteer Coaches 

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 community team in using RTP tools in the project location. He/she is also responsible for monitoring the project for quality of delivery and effectiveness.    
 
Responsibilities & Tasks :  


Job Responsibility #1 : Activity planning and implementation  (45%)
 

•    Ensures participation of partners, children/young people stakeholders in the process of project planning and implementation of the proposed activities. 

•    Supports Coaches and Coach Trainers in developing their activity plans and schedules, encourages their initiatives while ensuring alignment with project proposal, facilitates their activities and reports to the PO. 


•    Organizes and conducts special events activities, play days and sports tournaments. 

•    In coordination with partners, 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 Coach Trainers, Coaches, Junior Leaders, teachers 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 Coach Trainers, evaluates them and reports to the PO. 

•    Handles equipment management and distribution in the assigned 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. 


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


•    Conducts regular field visits with partners, Coach Trainers and Coaches to follow up and provide support as needed. 

•    Participates in workshops/training to partners, Coaches and Coach 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. 

•    Ensures partners and Coaches are in compliance with Child Safeguarding Policy. 

 

    
     Job Responsibility # 3 : Establish and maintain partnerships (20%)


•    Identifies community needs, participates in the selection of 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. 

   Job Responsibility 4: Supervision and guidance (10%)
 

•    Conducts performance assessment of Coach Trainers and Coaches and recommends incentives based on the approved incentive criteria. 
•    In collaboration and consultation with partners, PO and the Training Officer implements a Coach Incentive system. 
•    In collaboration and consultation with partners identifies potential Coaches who can become Coach Trainers. 

•    Recommends Coach Trainers and Coaches for certification. 
  Job Responsibility # 5:   Performs other duties as assigned.     (5%)


 
      EDUCATION / TRAINING / CERTIFICATION:

•    Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, adult education or any related discipline.

 

 

 


 EXPERIENCE:     

•    2 years’ experience working in project implementation and facilitation part of which should have been in leading a team.

 
TECHNICAL SKILLS:


•    Understanding of adult education principles
•    Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet
•    Effective report writing
•    Understanding of a community-led process
•    Understanding of the concept of sport for development
•    Understanding of child rights and child protection 

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
•    Personal sport and activity background with coaching experience
•    Holds a valid driver’s license 


Language Skills:

•    Excellent spoken and written English and local language(s). French is also required for Francophone countries.

Compensation:      We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

Employment Start Date:    February 1st , 2016

Contract Duration:        Determinate 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:        

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: PTHR@righttoplay.com and kindly include the job title in the subject line.  Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter.

Applications from candidates authorized to work in Ramallah-Palestine will only be considered.

Right to play is a child- centerd organization.our recuriutement and selection procedures reflect our commitement to the saftety and protection of children in our programs. 

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

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Right To Play - Human Resources Philosophy

Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses the power of sport and play to improve the lives of children in the most disadvantaged areas of the world.  We believe that all children have the right to play.  

Right To Play’s human resources philosophy reflects the spirit that drives the organization.  The philosophy influences the kind of people who are interested in working for us, the kind of people we recruit and how we treat our people.  

Right To Play’s culture is entrepreneurial, where employees are encouraged and empowered to perform in the context of rapid international growth, and to aim for the highest quality and adopt global best practices in delivering our programs.  

Our employees are global citizens who are passionate about improving the world we live in through value-based grassroots activities.  We work on the ground with and through people in the communities we serve to improve the lives of their children.  By having a constant presence in these communities and helping them develop the resources and skills they need to help themselves, we aim for sustainable, long-term development. 

To translate our vision into action, our philosophy for delivering our programs is “LOOK AFTER YOURSELF, LOOK AFTER ONE ANOTHER”.  Our employees are the backbone of this delivery, and the philosophy supports them by defining the desired outcomes of our human resources philosophy. This means that we pay competitive salaries, provide comprehensive benefits, encourage employee social events, provide development opportunities and a great work environment. 

We measure the success of this philosophy by indicators such as employee satisfaction surveys and staff turnover rate, as well as the overall success of Right To Play.