Department/Division: Global Program Development
Work Location: One of Right To Play offices (Burundi, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda or United Kingdom)
Work Arrangement: A combination of in-office and remote-working in accordance with Right To Play’s work arrangement and the operational needs of the department. Possibility of remote-working pending management approval.
Authorized to work in: One of the countries listed above (eligible to work legally without visa or work permit sponsorship)
Target Hiring Range: Local salary scale applies (Grade 8). Hiring range and benefits will be shared with applicants as part of the recruitment process.
Target Start Date: Immediate
Contract Duration: Full-time, long-term engagement
Application Closing Date: Open until position is filled
Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity through the power of play. We help millions of children each year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the leading global development organization that uses play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.
Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; London, UK and seven national offices across Europe and North America.
With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:
Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.
The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Specialist will provide technical leadership and support to guide effective integration and achievement of girls’ empowerment, gender equality and social inclusion results across Right To Play (RTP)’s programming, in alignment with RTP’s strategic plan and organizational commitments. The GESI Specialist will provide technical guidance on GESI standards and approaches; lead GESI related staff professional development and learning through coaching, mentorship and fostering forums for technical exchange; contribute to GESI strategy development, resource mobilization, advocacy, research and learning at a global level. The GESI Specialist will champion RTP’s Gender Equality Policy including supporting development of policy related monitoring and accountability.
The GESI Specialist reports to the Global Technical Lead, Health and Gender Equality and works closely with a diverse team of program specialists within the Global Program Development (GPD) and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) teams within RTP’s Global Headquarters. The GESI Specialist will work in partnership with Country Office Gender Specialists and Focal Points to ensure that GESI is strengthened across all areas of program design, implementation, evaluation and learning and impactful social inclusion, gender equality and girls’ empowerment objectives and results are achieved.
The position will include international travel up to 25% per year.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
#1: Technical Leadership: Strategy, Standards, Quality Assurance and Learning (35% of Time):
#2: Coaching, Mentorship and Technical Exchange (25% of Time):
#3: Thought Leadership and Learning (20% of Time):
#4: Business and Partnership Development (15% of Time):
#5: Other Tasks as Assigned (5% of Time)
WHAT YOU’LL BRING (ESSENTIAL):
BONUS IF YOU’LL BRING (NOT ESSENTIAL):
WHAT YOU’LL GET:
The opportunity to collaborate with an innovative global team who are passionate about working with children and youth. 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). You will be immersed in an environment where learning and development is encouraged and valued, and “play” is appreciated as a core avenue to building community.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply with your resume and cover letter in English via the application link.
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. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. 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 value and promote a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Should you require any accessibility related accommodations or specific adjustments to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process, and thereafter, please reach out to the People & Culture team by email at [email protected]. All information provided will be treated as confidential and used only to provide an accessible candidate experience.
We are a child-centered organization. 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 Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal check as a condition of employment.
EMPLOYEE VACCINE POLICY:
To protect the health and safety of our employees and the communities we serve, Right To Play requires all employees and volunteers based in Canada to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.righttoplay.com.
August 2, 2023
September 2, 2023
One of Right To Play offices (Burundi, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda or United Kingdom)
Right To Play International
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