Field Based Program Coordinator- Rwanda, Africa

Kids Play International

About the organization

Promote gender equity through sport and the Olympic Values in post genocide affected countries.

Build a global community in which the power of sport enables boys and girls to positively challenge and shift gender, social and cultural norms that reinforce gender inequality

Kids Play International (KPI) has been working in a rural community in Rwanda called Gatagara since 2012 and is primarily working towards reducing negative gender stereotypes and improving the leadership skills of women and girls so they can forge their own paths. Both our Let’s Play Fair (LPF) and new All Girls United (AGU) programs methodically encourage both girls and boys to challenge harmful gender stereotypes; and they help girls find their voices in order to transcend restrictive conceptions of femininity, become confident leaders and self-advocates, and ultimately attain better educational, employment, and healthy living outcomes.


Kids Play is seeking a motivated Program Coordinator who recognizes that sport can create social change. This is also someone who is excited and inspired to work in a rural village helping to empower local coaches and both girls and boys to challenge harmful gender stereotypes which can create a more equitable society. KPI’s PC should ideally be someone who has lived or travelled abroad, played/enjoys/understands how sport can be used as a tool to promote social change, is an advocate for equality between girls and boys and has excellent organizational, writing and communication and presentation skills.

The overall responsibilities include; diligently implementing/facilitating high quality gender equity programs through sport, developing sport-based lessons for weekly curriculum for all programs, facilitating our Play Fair Workshop to local partners (coaches/teachers), planning and executing special events/camps annually, leading coach capacity trainings, assisting in coach and youth professional development trainings, working with local partners, executing required activities within awarded grants, building deeper impact with our partner schools, observing, reviewing and collecting data and writing of reports for all program. Mentoring and building skills and capacity of local staff to increase day to day responsibilities on the ground. Cultivate and contribute to strategic in-country partnerships.


• Minimum Bachelor degree
• Min 2 years of experience in Sport for Development, Public Health, Education, Recreation, or similar
• Strong writing and management of staff skills
• Ideally has lived in a foreign country for an extended period of time
• Strong Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Canva skills


Dependent on experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

All candidates should email a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications and a current resume to: [email protected] Please include “RWA Program Coordinator” in the subject line. Deadline ASAP. Visit our website: to learn more.

● Dependent on experience
● Includes Housing at KPI Guesthouse with utilities
● KPI related expenses; internet, phone, transportation.
● Visa related costs

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