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.
Established in 2000, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in 22 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
In 2002, Right To Play Mali started operations in Bamako, we work closely in partnership with the Ministry of Education, other government partners and local civil society organizations to promote the well-being of girls and boys through quality education, child protection and peace building programs. Right To Play has responded to the crisis in northern Mali and undertaken humanitarian interventions in Segou, Gao and Timbuktu, focusing on education and child protection in emergencies. The Right To Play Mali programme is a sizeable multi donor and multi-year funded portfolio. The new Country Director will play an instrumental role in shaping the strategic direction of Right To Play in Mali through leadership in new Country Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2025.
With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:
The Country Director reports directly to the Global Director, Country Operations, providing high-level oversight, strategic guidance and technical support to the Country Office. The ultimate goal of the position is to manage and grow the organization’s programming, to increase the quality, efficiency and long-term impact of the program; and to promote and advocate for sustained high-level engagement of government and civil society.
The position is based in Bamako, Mali with field visits, however, some travel within Africa and internationally may be required.
Job Responsibility #1: Program Strategy Development and Implementation (25% of Time):
Job Responsibility #2: Communication and Representation (20% of Time):
Job Responsibility #3: Donor Stewardship and Fundraising (15% of Time):
Job Responsibility #4: Program Financial Management, Quality and Reporting (15%)
Job Responsibility #5: Human Resources Management, Capacity Building and Compliance (15% of Time):
Job Responsibility #6: Security, Safety and Welfare (5% of Time):
Job Responsibility #7: Perform other duties (5% of Time):
Education / Training / Certification
Competencies / Personal Attributes
Knowledge / Skills
Employment Start Date: Immediately
Contract Duration: Long-term engagement based on performance and availability of funds
Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
Who you are
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. You are thrilled at the opportunity to make an impact in Mali and you love building partnerships and alliances.
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 & be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
National candidates encouraged to apply.
How to apply
To apply for this role, kindly send through a Microsoft Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are suited to this role. Please mark it for the attention of Linda Walsh, email address: [email protected]. Please subject your email with the following reference: RIGHT_CDM.
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.
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