Global Partnerships Officer (Maternity Leave Cover)


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 role may be required to travel internationally up to 10% of the time.


JOB POSTING – Global Partnerships Officer (Maternity Leave Cover)

Organization:                            Right To Play International

Department/Division:               Global Partnerships

Work location:                          London, UK or Toronto, Canada

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

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

Target Hiring Range:             GBP 34,000 – 37,224 / CAD 55,000 – 59,172 per annum (dependant on successful candidate’s work location)

Target Start Date:                     Early September 2023

Contract Duration:                    Full-time, 10 to 12-month contract

Application Closing Date:       June 26, 2023, 23:59 EDT

ABOUT US:                                                                               

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity through the power of play. We help millions of children each 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 leading global development organization that uses play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality. 

Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada; London, UK and seven national offices across Europe and North America. 

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.


Right To Play (RTP) is seeking a Global Partnerships Officer who will coordinate the grant and project management of four projects funded by the LEGO Foundation and other philanthropic foundations.

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 role may be required to travel internationally up to 10% of the time.



#1: Grant Management and Donor Compliance (80% of time)

  • Grant management: Lead on the grant management of one education project and support the overall grant management for LEGO Foundation funded projects delivered by RTP, working in close collaboration with the Global Program Development team, the Program Finance team, and various Country Office teams.
  • Project coordination: Provide project management for four projects funded by the LEGO Foundation and other philanthropic foundations working in collaboration with the Global Program Partnerships team, Global Program Development team, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team, Global Program Finance, and various Country Office teams.
  • Portfolio support: Support the Senior Manager, Global Partnerships with key reporting and compliance processes related to the LEGO Foundation portfolio, working in close collaboration with the Global Program Development, Global Program Finance, and various Country Office teams.

This includes:

  • Support global and country teams; ensure roles and responsibilities are clear; promote teamwork; lead playful team engagements.
  • Lead multi-functional project teams to achieve successful compliance with donor agreements across the LEGO Foundation portfolio. This includes leading on the development and facilitation of donor compliance trainings, provision of direct and indirect support to Country Office and Global Office staff.
  • Lead on project management and planning initiatives (semi-annual and annual reporting, annual work planning, risk assessment and mitigation plans, program finance and budget monitoring, grant monitoring, and grant 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.
  • Monitor and control project risks.
  • Based on the identification of needs, coordinate and participate in planning and support visits to relevant countries.


#2: Partnership Development and Support (5%)

  • Support organizational efforts to steward relationships with donors and partners.
  • Assist with organizing events, roundtables, conferences, and meetings with donor and/or implementing partners.


#3: Proposal Development and Resource Mobilization (10%)

  • Support the coordination and development of concept notes and technical proposals. This may include organizing the work of the proposal development team, engaging appropriate team members and specialists or conducting desk research.
  • 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 for new business development.


#4: Performs other duties as may be assigned (5%)




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


  • 3 years of professional experience in grant management, compliance, project coordination and donor management in an INGO, particularly with grants and programs focused on education
  • Demonstrate extensive professional experience in coordinating and preparing quality reports for major institutional donors, foundations, and/or multilateral organizations
  • Demonstrate extensive professional experience in coordinating and leading multi-functional teams across different departments


  • Demonstrate 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 manage complexities; 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/or humanitarian programming and policy
  • Good analysis, problem solving and project management skills, tools and techniques
  • 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
  • Ability to maintain composure whilst dealing with competing priorities and stakeholders


  • Fluency in spoken and written English


  • Experience working and living in a range of cultural contexts
  • Project Management certificate (PMDPro) or designation (CAPM, PMP)
  • Experience in coordinating proposal development, and preparing successful proposals


You are a highly collaborative relationship builder with a passion for international development and humanitarian work. 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 collaborate with an innovative global team who are passionate about working with children and youth. 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). You will be immersed in an environment where learning and development is encouraged and valued, and “play” is appreciated as a core avenue to building community.

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements (e.g., work from home and flex hours)
  • Up to 5 personal learning and development (L&D) days per year
  • Annual learning week
  • Annual staff recognition awards
  • Opportunity to connect with employees across our offices (Global Buddy Chat, Facebook Workplace)
  • Opportunity to engage in global projects and initiatives
  • Wellness programs
  • Playful activities and events

Comment postuler:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply with your resume and cover letter in English via the application link.

Application Link:

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. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. 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 value and promote a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Should you require any accessibility related accommodations or specific adjustments to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process, and thereafter, please reach out to the People & Culture team by email at [email protected]. All information provided will be treated as confidential and used only to provide an accessible candidate experience.

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 Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal check as a condition of employment.


To protect the health and safety of our employees and the communities we serve, Right To Play requires all employees and volunteers based in Canada to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

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


juin 22, 2023

Date d’échéance:

juin 26, 2023


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