Kids Play Rwanda - Program Coordinator

Kids Play International

About the organization

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

Kids Play International (KPI) has been working in the rural community or Gatagara, Rwanda since 2012 and in a village outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia since 2017. KPI 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 Program Coordinator who recognizes and understands how sport can create social change. This is also someone who is excited and inspired to work in a rural village helping to empower 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 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, leadership, writing and communication and presentation skills.

Responsibilities include:
Developing and facilitating gender equity and sport curriculum for our Let’s Play Fair, All Girls United, and Play Fair Community Day programs.
Planning and executing special events/camps throughout the year,
Managing, training, mentoring local staff and volunteer coaches to increase program ownership
Leading coach capacity trainings,
Developing coach and youth professional development trainings,
Working with local partners,
Executing required activities within awarded grants,
Building deeper impact with our partner schools,
Observing, collecting, and reporting data on all programs,
Helping to organize volunteer trip itineraries/activities,
Writing reports for grantors, blogs/newsletter communications, and as part of regular Monitoring and Evaluation.


Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications/competencies:
Bachelor’s degree
Minimum of 4 years working experience at an international level with humanitarian NGOs or operational UN agencies OR 2 years of field experience in challenging environments
Proven experience in project management, including budget expenditure, data collection, report writing, and staff management.
Preferable experience and strong interest in the areas of sport for development, gender equity, women’s empowerment, and public health.
Ability to empower, mentor and train local staffAbility to empower, mentor and train local staff
Fluency in written and spoken English
High degree of computer literacy
Strong leadership and organizational skills
Political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures
Proven ability to function well in a lower-resourced environment
Strong liaison and communication skills
Innovative and creative thinking
Strong analytical and reporting skills


Dependent on experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send a resume/CV and Cover Letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Rwanda Program Coordinator Position.”

Interviews starting Monday Jan 18th

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