Field Facilitator

Fixed TermFull Time Greater Accra Right to Play
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State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 26/02/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 2 Years
Career Level: Entry Level
Industry: NGO

Field Facilitator Job Description

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using the power of 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 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
Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.

Job Description

Job Summary
The Field Facilitator reports directly to the Project Officer (PO) and is responsible for the implementation of Right To Play project activities and providing support and guidance to the community team in using RTP tools in the project location. He/she is also responsible for monitoring the project for quality of delivery and effectiveness.

Primary Responsibilities

Job Responsibility # 1: Activity Planning and Implementation (45%):

Ensures participation of partners, children/young people and stakeholders in the process of project planning and implementation of the proposed activities.
Supports Coaches and Coach Trainers in developing their activity plans and schedules, encourages their initiatives while ensuring alignment with project proposal, facilitates their activities and reports to the PO.
Organizes and conducts special events activities, play days and sports tournaments.
In coordination with partners, Coaches and Coach Trainers, evaluates events, provides updates of lessons learned and best practices and reports on progress and challenges as they arise.
Manages the logistical arrangements for training workshops and events.
Assesses training needs of Coach Trainers, Coaches, Junior Leaders, teachers and partners, recommends the suitable intervention and works with them to develop training schedules.
Organizes and facilitates training workshops conducted by other program staff and participates in the training as required.
Facilitates the training sessions conducted by Coach Trainers, evaluates them and reports to the PO.
Handles equipment management and distribution in the assigned community.
Handles advance payments and manages cash money used for the activity implementation.
Follows up on how partners are spending budget received for project implementation in the location and verifies the accuracy of their financial reports and receipts and reports to the PO.
Assesses needs for facility repairs and upgrades in the community, facilitates the authorized work and ensures that overall work has been completed in accordance with the approved standards.
Job Responsibility #2: Monitoring and reporting (20%):

Conducts regular field visits with partners, Coach Trainers and Coaches to follow up and provide support as needed.
Participates in workshops/training to partners, Coaches and Coach Trainers in the quantitative data collection tools and qualitative monitoring tools and ensures accurate and timely submission of quantitative and qualitative data to RTP team.
Provides narrative, qualitative and quantitative monitoring information/data to support monthly, quarterly and annual reports to update Country and HQ on project progress.
Submits financial reports related to activity implementation.
Ensures partners and Coaches are in compliance with Child Safeguarding Policy.
Job Responsibility #3: Establish and Maintain Partnerships (20%):

Identifies community needs, participates in the selection of communities and partners to be included in RTP program in the respective Field.
Represents RTP in the project location and relevant forums and have regular consultations with local partners, stakeholders and key beneficiaries in the assigned community.
Job Responsibility #4: Supervision and Guidance (10%):

Conducts performance assessment of Coach Trainers and Coaches and recommends incentives based on the approved incentive criteria.
In collaboration and consultation with partners, PO and the Training Officer implements a Coach Incentive system.
In collaboration and consultation with partners identifies potential Coaches who can become Coach Trainers.
Recommends Coach Trainers and Coaches for certification.
Job Responsibility #5: Performs other duties as assigned (5%)

Required Skills or Experience


Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, adult education or any related discipline.

Two years’ experience working in project implementation and facilitation part of which should have been in leading a team.
Competencies / Personal Attributes

Ability to confidently represent oneself and Right To Play
Effective planning and organizing skills
Coaching and feedback skills
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Strong development and team building skills
Technical Skills

Understanding of adult education principles
Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet
Effective report writing
Understanding of a community-led process
Understanding of the concept of sport for development
Understanding of child rights and child protection
Desired Qualifications (An Asset)

Experience implementing a development program with local populations in both rural and urban settings
Experience in training, leading workshops and teaching
Personal sport and activity background with coaching experience
Holds a valid driver’s license

Excellent spoken and written English and local language(s)


You are passionate about our commitment to help children and youth rise above life’s challenges through the power of play. You are highly collaborative and a relationship builder with a passion for humanitarian work, human rights and social change. You have been extensively involved in the implementation of Program strategies. Your attention to detail is great and you have a positive, follow-through mindset. You are focused on strategically positioning Right To Play as a partner of choice for our donors.


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: April 2021

Contract Type: Fixed Term (Renewable)

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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. 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 and vulnerable sector screening as a condition of employment.

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

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