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.
With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:
The Head of Office reports directly to the Deputy Global Director, Country Operations (DGDCO), providing oversight and technical support to the Country Office. The ultimate goal of the position is to manage the day to day of CO operations, act as the legal representative of the organization, support program teams in ensuring program quality and timely delivery of activities.
Supervisory and Advisory Responsibilities
Direct Reporting Lines
Program Manager: Varies, where applicable
Finance Officer: Varies, where applicable
P&C Officer: Varies, where applicable
Logistics Officer/Coordinator: Varies, where applicable
Communications Officer: Varies, where applicable
Indirect Advisory Responsibilities
The Head of Office is expected to share information with other Country Directors, the DGDCO, GDCO, and other relevant units and departments in the organization. Provide advice to external partners, donors and government agencies where required.
In accordance with Right To Play (RTP) approved policies and procedures, the incumbent
Team Management, Security, Safeguarding and Compliance: (30%)
Communication and Representation: (25%)
Program Financial Management and Compliance: (25%)
Program Implementation: (15%)
Performs other duties as required (5%)
Planning and Organizing
The incumbent is expected to define objectives for the country and programs in line with the organizational directions and guidance form DGCDO and GDCO.
Minimum Qualifications (Must have)
Education / Training / Certification
Master’s degree in business administration, social sciences, development studies or other related discipline.
8 years’ experience in a leadership role within a large or international organization working on strategic planning, quality improvement, project planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, human resources and financial management.
Competencies / Personal Attributes
Fluency in spoken and written English and local language(s). French is also required for Francophone countries.
Desired Qualifications (An Asset)
Job Contributions / Impact
The incumbent is expected to deal with variable problems using analysis, problem definition and alternative solutions development. Seeks the DGDCO’s support when required.
Accuracy of budget is of essence and consequences of error are serious in terms of resources, ability to complete work at hand and RTP’s image. The incumbent is expected to work toward increasing the reputation of RTP leading to increasing fundraising opportunities
The incumbent is expected to share information and experiences with CO team and the higher reporting levels. The incumbent is also expected to share the experience with other Country Directors.
The incumbent is responsible for observing and evaluating the country performance and introducing changes as required
The incumbent is expected to enhance relationships with donors, partners and government. He/she is expected to maintain great relationships with all staff within the country and with other CDs.
Contacts / Key Relationships
GDCO, DGDCO, Country Team, other Country Directors, HQ Finance and People and Culture
Partners, partners’ staff, government representatives, donors, other UN and NGOs
Physical Environment and Effort
The incumbent will be dividing his/her time between the office and the field visits and external meetings based on the needs.
The incumbent’s job requires concentration, accuracy and attention to details.
The incumbent’s job requires attention to deadlines and ability to deal with stressful situations.
Additional Job-Related Conditions
The incumbent may travel to other countries of operation.
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_HoO-S.
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.
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