Right To Play - Project Coordinator

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Right To Play is an athlete-driven, humanitarian non-governmental organization, delivering programs of structured play to children living in situations of disadvantage in 23 countries around the world. RTP-Indonesia is partnering with UNICEF and Dinas Sosial to implement programs that enhance holistic child development, build community capacity and raise awareness of child rights issues.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Job Title: NATIONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR (3 POSITIONS)

Start Date: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Location: BANDA ACEH, SIGLI AND LHOKSEUMAWE

Responsible to: PROJECT MANAGER

Responsible for: building the capacity of community volunteers to deliver structured play activities in 8 UNICEF Child Centres in Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar and 6 UNICEF Child Centres in Pidie, Aceh Utara and Aceh Tamiang, as well as the surrounding community (such as pantis and schools).

Deadline for applications: February 16, 2008

Please send your cover letter and CV to rtpindonesia2@ gmail.com

For further information about Right To Play, visit www.righttoplay. com

FEMALE CANDIDATES are especially encouraged to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY
National Project Coordinators (NPCs) conduct training workshops to build the capacity of local community volunteers, who in turn conduct structured play activities for children in their communities. These community volunteers include: 1) PSM; 2) TK teachers; 3) panti caregivers; and 4) sports coaches. The main goal of NPCs is to ensure the sustainable delivery of Right To Play programs, leading to strong community ownership. NPCs will work as part of a small team of national and international staff to meet project objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
CAPACITY BUILDING (35%)
*Plan and deliver workshops that train community leaders (e.g., PSM, TK teachers, panti caregivers, other teachers and sports coaches, Komite Anak / Karang Taruna, and LPA members) to deliver Right To Play program resources to children, most notably Red Ball Child Play (RBCP) and Early Child Play (ECP)
*Provide ongoing assessment and support to trained community volunteers, especially with regard to sustainability
*Conduct community outreach activities that target certain vulnerable groups of children (e.g., children with disabilities, children in pantis, female children)
*Train Child Centre staff and sub-district level social workers in the design of an effective child registration system, community mapping, surveys of behavioural change, and monitoring of local-level program implementation.

PROGRAM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION (25%)
*Create a detailed Community Map that identifies potential project beneficiaries and key partners
*Organize RBCP “Play Days” at UNICEF Child Centres, in conjunction with Dinas Sosial child re-registration drive
*Assist in the data collection and analysis of baseline assessment and outcomes evaluation that measures behavioural change in participating children
*Develop and adapt the Right To Play program resources to highlight and promote child protection issues in keeping with UNICEF and Dinas Sosial objectives.

PROJECT ADMINISTRATION (20%)
*Produce narrative and financial reports for both internal and external use
*Accurate day to day book keeping and financial accountability
*Effectively document and record all relevant program activities
*Contribute towards setting and achieving monthly objectives
*Translation of program resources

NETWORKING AND PARTNERSHIP BUILDING (20%)
*Represent Right To Play in a confident and professional manner to potential project partners
*Identify and recruit Community Volunteers interested in implementing Right To Play program resources.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
*University degree or other relevant experience
*1 year NGO field experience
*Demonstrated understanding of program management cycle
*Experience in adult education and/or facilitating training workshops
*Proven ability to develop and strengthen relationships with diverse stakeholders
*Experience working with children and youth
*Effective report writing, both narrative and financial
*Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, basic proficiency in English, Acehnese desirable
*Experience working and living in Aceh
*Competent in Windows operating system, proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
*First Aid certification a bonus.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
*Enthusiastic and self-motivated
*Excellent communication skills
*Able to interact sensitively and diplomatically with people from different backgrounds
*Committed team member with ability to lead and to work with others
*Fast and willing learner
*Confident public speaker amongst peers
*Remains calm and focused under pressure

 

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