Right To Play
Project Assistant
Right To Play
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Posted date 14th September, 2021 Last date to apply 21st September, 2021
Country Pakistan Locations Thatta (05 positions) & Karachi (01 position)
Category Project Management
Type Full Time Positions 1
Status Closed

BACKGROUND:

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. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

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:

 

  • Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
  • Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
  • Display Courage – Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
  • Be Playful – Have fun at work

 BACKGROUND:

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. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

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:

 

  • Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
  • Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
  • Display Courage – Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
  • Be Playful – Have fun at work

 I. JOB SUMMARY:

Project Assistants will report directly to the Project Officer in Thatta and Program Manager in Karachi where applicable and assist in in program implementation, making qualitative and narrative reports, communication, planning and implementation of the project.

II. RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                                                                                   Time%

 In accordance with Right To Play (RTP) approved policies and procedures, the incumbent

 1.    Project Management Assistance:         95 %

  • Conduct regular field visits concerning project implementation including activity and event visits.
  •  Assist the Project Officer in collecting & reviewing project weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, presentations and other materials as needed
  • Ensure that the Project related memos are processed in a timely manner
  • Support the Project Officer in  in organizing and conducting special events activities, play days  and tournaments
  • Support the Project Officer in developing  Memorandum of Understanding and agreements with local government and Partner Organizations and ensuring that the agreements are in accordance with Right To Play’s principles and values
  • Support the Project Officer in organizing workshops and events through coordinating with key stakeholders to ensure their participation, ensuring formal invitation letters are sent out and leading on logistical arrangements to take forward the objectives of the Project
  • Coordinate with respective Project Coordinators to collect updates of lessons learned and best practices to be shared with the Project Officer and report on progress and challenges as they arise
  • Participate in meetings and conference calls with RTP staff including progress review meetings, and specifically with Project team representatives to be apprised of updates to ensure required support from the Project Assistant is in line with needs of the Project Team 
  • Support the Project Officer in collecting contextual information to help develop project proposals
  • Support the Project Officer in the planning and budgeting of the Project activities through coordination with field staff for required input.
  • Assist in developing appropriate training curriculum and supporting resources.
  • Assist the M&E Officer in collecting data for baseline studies, research studies and evaluation of projects
  • Maintain a database of district, provincial and federal level education and sport for development stakeholders who can contribute to the outcomes of the Project
  • Support the Communications Officer in compiling and designing information, education and communication material related to the Project to publicize and share success stories, newsletters and Project results

2. Performs other duties as assigned.     5%

III.      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have)

 

(A)   EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATION

 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, development studies or other related disciplines. 

 

(B)     EXPERIENCE

 

  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience working in project facilitation/implementation.

 

(C)    COMPETENCIES / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

 

  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to multiple tasks.
  • Sense of humor and positive attitude.

 

 (D) TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

  • Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet
  • Effective report writing
  • Understanding of the concept of sport for development
  • Understanding of child rights and child protection

 

(E) LANGUAGES

 

  • Fluency in spoken and written English, Urdu and local language(s)

 

IV. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (An Asset)

 

  • Experience in implementing a program.

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.

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 and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Target Start Date:            Immediate

Contract Duration:          Full-time, 01 year.

Apply By:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply here to upload your resume and cover letter.

 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.

 Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

 We are a child-centered organization and committed to zero tolerance to all forms of violence against children, beneficiaries and staff.

 Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check as a condition of employment.

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