Africa Gender Officer NGO Careers – Right To Play

Job Title:            Africa Gender Officer
Organisation: Right To Play
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance and
Business Administration Manager (FBAM)
About US:
Right To Play is a global organization, using the transformative power
of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing
sports and games, Right To Play helps over one million children learn through
play to create better futures, while operating in more than 20 countries each
week. Founded in 2000 by social entrepreneur and four-time Olympic gold
medalist Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada
and has national fundraising offices in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands,
Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Regional
offices are in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Our programs are facilitated
by more than 600 international staff and 14,400 local volunteer Coaches.
Job Summary: The Africa
Gender Officer provides technical support on gender equality, guides the
mainstreaming of gender equality into program design and proposals, program implementation,
monitoring, reporting and supports with capacity development, as well as gender
equality policy, strategy, advocacy and research. The incumbent works closely
with a diverse team of program officers within the Africa Office and provides
indirect support to country level Gender Focal Points to ensure that gender
equality is strengthened across all areas of program implementation.
Key Duties and
Strategic Planning and Programme Implementation (30%)
  • Leads detailed context analysis including
    needs assessments and identifies strategies for reaching out to people
    with identified needs;
  • Guide Country Directors within the Africa
    region on strategic policy issues in relation to gender in all RTP
  • Provides inputs at the country program
    level to ensure appropriate inclusion of gender perspective in all planned
    activities, decisions and policies;
  • The incumbent designs and develops gender
    program strategies, activities and plans, ensuring they are in line with
    all program objectives and results, and for the benefi t of the target
  • Advises and supports the implementation of
    gender focused programme activities within Africa.
  • Guides the approach to gender
    mainstreaming and ensures it is responsive to programme needs;
Monitoring and Evaluation impact Measurement, Learning and Reporting
  • Work in close collaboration with the
    African Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager (AMELM), leads the
    design and implementation of transparent and accountable mechanisms for monitoring
    and evaluating progress for Africa Programs’ gender programming.  Provides guidance to the Africa Gender
    Focal Persons to develop a comprehensive knowledge-base on all aspects of
    gender by contributing to gender analysis and situational studies, and
    advises on the gender sensitive data to be gathered and the indicators
    that will serve as the basis of developing effective gender programme
  • Assist to monitor the overall activities
    of gender in Country Programs within Africa, gathers lessons learned, and
    builds upon strengths and improves on weaknesses.
  • Work in close collaboration with the
    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team, leads regular monitoring
    and evaluation as required to ensure quality gender programming and
    adherence to donor’s deliverables and RTP program management policies.
  • Regularly monitors the external contexts
    and emerging needs regarding gender work to introduce programmatic changes
    as necessary.
  • Leads the development of gender specific
    progress reports.
Capacity Building and Organisational Development (20%)
  • Carries out capacity assessments and
    facilitate capacity building for Africa to enhance their motivation and
    effective implementation of gender strategies.
  • Ensures identification and satisfaction of
    training needs for Africa staff on relevant standards and instruments for
    gender equality.
  • Designs and implements demand-driven
    programme approaches and methodologies aiming towards capacity building,
    working in partnerships, policy analysis and advocacy.
  • Develops and facilitates capacity building
    programs on gender sensitivity and gender mainstreaming, as well as gender
    issues pertaining to gender advocacy.
  • Designs and documents training modules and
    capacity building processes.
Networking, partnerships and advocacy (20%)
  • Represents RTP Africa Office in
    established gender focused foras, networks and conferences.
  • Facilitates coordination with other
    stakeholders on strategic policy and programming issues.
  • Establishes and strengthens gender focused
    technical partnerships in Africa.
  • Develops joint activity plans with
    technical partners to further gender objectives and gender results of the
    Play to Learn programme.
  • Advises on the development of
    communication and information programmes to raise gender awareness within
    Country Programmes.
Other Duties: 5% Any other duties as assigned by the line
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Right To Play (RTP)
    Africa Gender Officer job placement should preferably hold a Master’s
    degree in gender and development studies, education, social work or
    related discipline.
  • At least five years’ experience in
    programme management, including a minimum of three years practical gender
    programme management experience.
  • Significant experience and knowledge of
    strategic design, research and advocacy activities, and rights based
    approaches to development.
  • Good track record in capacity building,
    gender programming and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge on the
    principles and issues surrounding gender and development.
  • The incumbent should have excellent
    communication skills, a strong drive for results and the ability to work
    within a growing function across multiple countries.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested local and international
candidates should send an updated resume and motivational letter to: and kindly include “Africa Gender Officer” and your
name in the subject line. Please indicate your salary expectations in the
motivational letter and do not attach certificates at this point.
Deadline: 15th
January, 2017

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