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Belize, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Uganda e Afghanistan, Palestina, Sudan, Mali, Mozambico, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia. Right To Play - www.righttoplay.org

1) SportWorks Programs

Locations: Belize, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Afghanistan,
Palestine, Sudan

Position Type: Volunteer Project Coordinator

Timing: Departures in Sept/Oct/Nov 2003; mandatory training
session 20-29th August 2003.

Application Deadline: 21 July 2003

Background Information:

Right To Play is an athlete-driven, humanitarian
non-governmental organization, delivering programs of sport and
play to children living in situation of disadvantage around the
world. We support every child’s right to play. Through the
SportWorks program, sport and play activities are implemented to
enhance healthy child development and to build community
capacity.

The SportWorks program is implemented in partnership with the
United Nations High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR), reaching
children and youth in refugee, returnee and IDP (internally
displaced people) populations in both camps and urban settings.
Right To Play is working also in partnership with UNICEF, with
populations of former child combatants.

Position Summary:

The Project Coordinators promote awareness of, and engagement
in, a sport movement that uses the power of sport to build
healthy child development and to improve community capacity and
health. They implement the SportWorks program modules in
cooperation with local volunteers and communities, including:
(1) Five Rings, using games to enhance child development in the
areas of body, mind, health, spirit and peace; (2) Live Safe
Play Safe, a health education program that uses activity to
educate on immunization, health and safety; (3) Coach2Coach, a
coach training and capacity building program. Project
Coordinators typically work in teams of two.

Responsibilities:

• Creating awareness of the SportWorks program and maintaining
relationships with government ministries, development
organizations and communities, and liaising with sport
volunteers, teachers and community coaches to support program
implementation.

• Selecting and training local coaches for Coach2Coach training;
supporting trained coaches to plan and run regular activity
programs for children.

• Training and assisting teachers and community volunteers with
activity planning and delivery of the Five Rings and Live Safe
Play Safe modules.

• Establishing and local SportWorks community groups to manage
community sport and play.

• Building up and managing sporting resource materials,
equipment and facilities.

• Production of monthly narrative and financial reports to the
RTP office.

Qualifications:

• Comfort representing yourself and Right To Play to high level
officials, UN agencies, directors, teachers and children, and
ease in moving through different sections of the population.

• Project management skills and the ability to manage multiple
projects simultaneously.

• Sport and physical activity background.

• Experience working with children and developing children’s
activities.

• Effective training skills and knowledge of adult education
theories.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Fluency in spoken and written English; some locations have
specific language requirements.

• Computer literacy.

Personal Characteristics:

Superior interpersonal skills, respect, diplomacy, motivation,
interest in other cultures, cross-cultural awareness and
sensitivity, motivation, positive attitude and effective problem
solving.

To Apply:

Please visit www.righttoplay.com for a detailed job description,
application guidelines, application form, and an extensive list
of FAQs regarding the recruitment and placement process, as well
as further details of Right To Play programs. For further
information on the projects to be initiated in Afghanistan,
Palestine and Sudan, please direct inquiries to the following
email address. Contact Information: recruitment@righttoplay.com

2) Sport Health Programs

2 a) Position Type: Volunteer Communications Coordinator
Locations: Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Timing: Departures Sept/Oct/Nov 03 & Jan 04; mandatory training
session 20-29th Aug 03.

Application Deadline: 21 July 2003

Background Information:

Right To Play description as above. Sport Health is an
innovative and active program that serves two purposes: (1)
delivering health education through sport and play with the goal
of increasing health knowledge and the skills to act on that
knowledge; (2) establishing the platform for a national and
global social mobilization campaign, “Look After Yourself, Look
After One Another”.

Position Summary:

The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for leading
the social mobilization campaign and expanding it nationally
from the respective urban location where they are based. In
coordination with government ministries and non-governmental
organizations, the campaign goals will be achieved through the
media, public relations, involvement of prominent local and
national athletes, and other innovative methods. In each Sport
Health project location, a Communications Coordinator works
closely with two Project Coordinators, who are responsible for
implementation of the SportWorks program modules.

Responsibilities:

• Creating awareness of the Sport Health program and
establishing/maintaining relationships with government
ministries, development organizations, sport federations,
athletes and communities.

• Development of a marketing plan and national communications
strategy, and marketing the plan to key decision makers.

• Driving meaning, connection and visibility of the message
“Look After Yourself, Look After One Another”.

• Planning and management of special events such as sport
festivals and play days.

• Developing and distributing communications collateral to
support the campaign.

• Coordination with and assistance to Sport Health Project
Coordinators as required.

• Production of monthly narrative and financial reports to the
RTP office.

Qualifications:

• Communications and marketing experience at a professional
level, supported by relevant training and academic
qualifications.

• Project management skills and the ability to manage multiple
projects simultaneously.

• Sport and physical activity background.

• An understanding of public health issues.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Fluency in spoken and written English; French and Portuguese
are required for some locations.

• Computer literacy.

Personal Characteristics:

Superior interpersonal skills, respect, diplomacy, motivation,
interest in other cultures, cross-cultural awareness and
sensitivity, motivation, positive attitude and effective problem
solving.

2 b) Position Type: Volunteer Project Coordinator

Locations: Mali, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Zambia

Timing: departures in Sept/Oct/Nov 2003; mandatory training
session 20-29th August 2003

Application Deadline: 21 July 2003

Position Summary:

Project Coordinators will lead the delivery of SportWorks
programming to support sustained access to health education
through sport and play methodologies. Program modules include:
(1) Five Rings, using games to enhance child development in the
areas of body, mind, health, spirit and peace; (2) Live Safe
Play Safe, a health education program that uses activity to
educate on immunization, health and safety; (3) Coach2Coach, a
coach training and capacity building program. In each Sport
Health project location, two Project Coordinators work closely
with a Communications Coordinator, who is responsible for
implementing the global social mobilization campaign.

Responsibilities:

• Creating awareness of the Sport Health program and maintaining
relationships with government ministries, development
organizations and communities, and liaising with sport
volunteers, teachers and community coaches to support program
implementation.

• Selecting and training local coaches for Coach2Coach training;
supporting trained coaches to plan and run regular activity
programs for children.

• Training and assisting teachers and community volunteers with
activity planning and delivery of the Five Rings and Live Safe
Play Safe modules.

• Planning and delivering special events including sport health
immunization festivals.

• Coordination with and assistance to Communication Coordinator
as required.

• Production of monthly narrative and financial reports to the
RTP office.

Qualifications:
• Project management skills and the ability to manage multiple
projects simultaneously.

• Sport and physical activity background.

• Experience working with children and developing children’s
activities.

• Effective training skills and knowledge of adult education
theories.

• An understanding of public health issues.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Fluency in spoken and written English; French and Portuguese
are required for some locations.

• Computer literacy.

Personal Characteristics:

Superior interpersonal skills, respect, diplomacy, motivation,
interest in other cultures, cross-cultural awareness and
sensitivity, motivation, positive attitude and effective problem
solving.

To Apply for all positions and any additional information,
please visit www.righttoplay.com for a detailed job description,
application guidelines, application form, and an extensive list
of FAQs regarding the recruitment and placement process, as well
as further details of Right To Play programs. Contact
Information: recruitment@righttoplay.com

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