Rwanda: Training Officer

Organization: Right To Play
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

Job Posting – Rwanda Training Officer

Closing Date : June 22nd 2018

Organization : Right To Play International

Department/Division : Program

Work location : Kigali / Rwanda


Right To Play is a global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty. Established in 2000, Right To Play has pioneered a unique play-based approach to learning and development which focuses on quality education, life skills, health, gender equality, child protection and building peaceful communities. With programming in over 20 countries, Right To Play transforms the lives of more than one million children each week using play and sports, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to our work with children, Right To Play advocates with parents, local communities, and governments to advance the fundamental rights of all children.

Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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The Rwanda country office is currently searching for a qualified and self-driven candidate to fill the position of Training Officer.


The Training Officer reports directly to the Program Manager and technically to the Regional Training Officer where applicable and is responsible for ensuring quality of training provided by the Right To Play team through capacity building. The incumbent supports the development and implementation of organization’s resources and training program in the country.


Job Responsibility #1: Training and capacity building

· Conducts training needs assessment, evaluates the skills of the team and recommends the appropriate training.

· Develops annual training plan to enhance staff skills and builds their capacities in line with the RTP country plan.

· Conducts training sessions in child protection, gender, human rights and other related subjects.

· Supports Field Facilitators, Coach Trainers, Coaches and Junior Leaders in identifying the community needs and ensures RTP activities are aligned with project plans and proposals.

· Trains Field Facilitators and Coach Trainers in RTP resources and supports the certification process of Coaches and Coach Trainers.

· Works with Field Facilitators, partners and Coach Trainers to develop weekly, monthly and annual Coach training schedules for all project locations.

· Oversees Field Facilitators and Coach Trainers when they train Coaches, and ensures that all trainings are modified and aligned with proposals and work plans.

· Works with Field Facilitators and Coach Trainers to evaluate training workshops and submits evaluation reports to the Program Manager and Country Director

· Trains Field Facilitator and Coach Trainers in qualitative and quantitative monitoring tools as well as performance assessment and training needs assessment.

· Maintains records of the training database as well as the training library for the benefit and use of the team.

· Formulates terms of reference for external training when needed, evaluates the training providers and recommends the appropriate one.


Job Responsibility #1: Activity planning and implementation

· Ensures Project Officers, Field Facilitators and Coach Trainers have a clear activity plan and works with them to develop and implement activity schedules for children in all project locations.

· Together with Field Facilitators, encourages and supports Coach-led and community led initiatives in all project locations.

· Conducts regular follow-up visits of all project locations to ensure training plans and implementation aligns with project proposal; supports project team in developing workshops to best fit the requirement and projects in the field.

· Ensures integration of partner organization activities into RTP activities and vice versa.

· Supports Field Facilitators in regard to training logistics in all project locations.

· Provides feedback on new resources and recommends changes based on country context.

· Support proposal development

· Support program team on the development of donors and internal reports


Job Responsibility #3: Establish and maintain partnerships

· Represents RTP and has regular consultations with Field Facilitators, Coach Trainers, local partner organizations, stakeholders and key beneficiaries in all project locations in regards to training and RTP tools

· Represent program and RTP in partners meetings and networks when needed

· Organize field visits (in schools and in the communities) with partners and ensure that they understand Play Based Approach


Job Responsibility #4: Performs other duties as assigned.




· Master’s degree in social studies (Education preferred), Project management, Adult education or other related discipline.


3 years’ experience in developing and implementing training sessions some of which should have been in senior level working with NGOs


· Strong interpersonal and presentation skills

· Strong assessment and evaluation skills

· Ability to understand audience and adjust training to their level

· Strong facilitation skills

· Ability to work with children, youth leaders and adults

· Coaching and feedback skills

· Computer literacy in MS Word, Power Point, Excel and Internet

· Understanding adult learning concepts

· Understanding of monitoring and evaluation methods and tools

· Understanding of different training techniques

· Understanding the concept of Sport for Development

· Understanding of the community needs

· Understanding of Children’s Rights, Gender and HIV/AIDS


· The incumbent is expected to follow the established work procedures and RTP policies and procedures while using analytical skills to solve work related problems. Seeks CD’s assistance when necessary.

· To work within the budget set for Trainings.

· To keep all information at his/her disposal confidential, well documented and filed.

· To coordinate with Education Specialist and the Regional Training Officer


The incumbent is expected to establish and maintain a good working relationship with the country staff as well as other Training Officers. He/she is also expected to build relationships with coaches and training providers.


The incumbent’s job involves a lot of travel to the project locations and my require travel outside the country of operations. Motorbike Driven License is required.

Compensation :We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

Employment Start Date : Immediately

Contract Duration : Full-time, contract position as soon as possible

How to apply:


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: and kindly include “**Training Officer**” and your name in the subject line. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. This post is for only Rwandan Nationals.

Right To Play is a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs.

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