London, Greater London
£34,000 - £37,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Organization: Right To Play International

Department/Division: Global Partnerships

Work location: London, UK or Toronto, Canada

Work arrangement: Combination of office and remote working in accordance with Right To Play’s work arrangement

Authorized to work in: UK or Canada (eligible to work legally without sponsorship)

Target Hiring Zone: GBP 34,000 – 37,000 / CAD 55,000 – 59,000 per annum (dependant on successful candidate’s work location)

Closing Date: 28 September 2021



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

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are, what we do, and find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.



Right To Play (RTP) is seeking a Global Partnerships Officer who will lead coordination on two LEGO Foundation funded education projects and provide cross-portfolio support for the broader Global Partnerships team that oversees all LEGO Foundation projects for the organization.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Global Partnerships and working in close cooperation with the wider Global Partnerships team, Global Program Unit, Program Finance, and multiple Country Offices, this role requires a high level of collaboration and coordination. The position will be based in London, UK or Toronto, Canada. However, given the impact of COVID-19, the successful candidate may be required to work from home in the initial months of their tenure. The role may be required to travel globally up to 10% of the time, however travel requirements may change based on the COVID-19 situation.


Job Responsibility #1: Grant Management and Donor Compliance (65% of Time):

  • Provide project management for at least one LEGO foundation funded education project working in close collaboration with the Global Program Development team and various Country Office teams
  • Support the overall grant management for other LEGO Foundation funded projects delivered by RTP, working in close collaboration with the Global Program Development team and various Country Office teams
  • Lead multi-functional project teams to achieve successful compliance with donor agreements across the LEGO Foundation portfolio, this includes provision of direct and indirect support to Country Office and Global Office staff
  • Ensure the development and finalization of several different program management and planning initiatives, most notably semi-annual and annual reporting, annual work planning, program finance and budget monitoring, grant monitoring and donor agreement management
  • Coordinate Project Steering Committee meetings for projects in the LEGO Foundation portfolio
  • Coordinate program planning and implementation oversight for projects in the portfolio in collaboration with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), Program Finance, and the Global Program Development teams
  • Support the coordination and development of program and project communication/stewardship materials. Communicate and document project successes and lessons learnt and share externally and internally
  • Ensure the promotion of best practices and lessons learnt by documenting successes and areas of improvement
  • Based on the identification of needs, coordinate and participate in planning and support visits to relevant countries


Job Responsibility #2: Proposal Development and Resource Mobilization (20% of Time):

  • Support the coordination and development of technical proposals, including building and managing a proposal development team, engaging appropriate team members and specialists.
  • Support the writing and review of major funding proposals and budgets, ensuring that the products submitted achieve a standard of excellence and are compatible with both internal and donor policies.
  • As needed, support partnerships and collaborative activities between RTP and other organizations, governments, donors, and partners to support new business development opportunities


Job Responsibility #3: Partnership Development and Support (10% of Time):

  • Support organizational efforts to further develop RTP’s partnership with the LEGO Foundation
  • Support organizational inputs at events, roundtables, conferences and meetings that can support relationships with the LEGO Foundation, and other existing funders or implementing partners.
  • Support Global Partnerships Managers on a range of reporting tasks, including proof reading reports and work plans, developing reporting templates and workback schedules, and consolidating variance reports  


Job Responsibility #4: Performs other duties as may be assigned (5% of Time)



  • University degree, college diploma or equivalent in a related field (e.g. International Development, Public Policy/Administration)


  • Minimum 3 years’ professional experience in grant management, program management, compliance and donor management in an INGO, particularly with grants and programs focused on education.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in and excellent understanding of the grant management cycle, logical frameworks, budget monitoring and experience of working with major institutional donors, foundations, and multilateral organizations.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in coordinating and preparing successful proposals and reports for major institutional donors, foundations, and multilateral organizations.


  • Demonstrates a high level of interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, social and political issues.
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure, working with a wide range of stakeholders and in rapidly changing timelines.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.


  • Solid knowledge of international development and humanitarian programming and policy.
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a workload comprised of varying and changing tasks and responsibilities.
  • Flexibility and ability to respond quickly to changing priorities and produce results for short deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), interpersonal, public relations and report writing skills.
  • Good analysis, problem solving and project management skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure whilst dealing with competing priorities and stakeholders.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in written and spoken French is an asset


  • Experience working and living in a range of cultural contexts and in developing countries.



You are a highly collaborative relationship builder with a passion for humanitarian work and programming. You enjoy new challenges and learning on the job: if you don’t know how to do something, you’re quick and keen to learn! You have been involved in donor management, grant management and compliance monitoring and enjoy supporting country teams in delivering on our collective commitments to our donors. Your attention to detail is great and you have very high standards as it relates to quality of writing. You have a positive, follow-through mindset and a playful attitude.  


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 & be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, flexible work policy (e.g. work from home and flex hours), personal development days and summer/winter hours.


Target Start Date: Immediately

Contract Duration: Permanent/Full Time     



If you are interested in applying for this position, please click the application link 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. 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.

Should you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process, kindly contact the People & Culture team by email

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

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Posted on: 14 September 2021
Closed date: 29 September 2021
Tags: Intl Development

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