Global Director, Country Offices

Ref: 5878

Right To Play

The preferred location for this role is London, UK, where RTP can also consider visa sponsorship. We will also consider candidates with a right to work in any of the countries in Africa, Asia or the Middle East where RTP works.

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Role Managed by:

Cora Hui

Research Associate

t: +1 416 522 8574


Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: Salary range is from £90,000 to £100,000, commensurate with experience.

Closing Date: 05/07/2022

Formal Interview Date: August 2022

Right To Play protects, educates and empowers children to rise

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using the power of play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we enable 2.3 million children each year to stay in school and graduate, resist exploitation and overcome prejudice, keep themselves safe from disease, and heal from the harsh realities of war and abuse. Right To Play is the only global development organisation 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 co-headquartered in Toronto, Canada and London, UK and has operations in 22 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

Right To Play (RTP) is now seeking a strategic and collaborative leader to manage, guide and mentor our Country Directors (CD). The Global Director, Country Offices (GDCO) will enable our CDs to deliver on their strategic plans, manage and deliver quality, results-driven programs, ensure operational excellence and compliance, recruit and retain talented staff and drive fundraising in country in line with Right To Play’s mission, vision, culture code and strategic plan. Reporting directly to the Chief Program Officer, and providing leadership, management, coaching, guidance and support to 7 – 8 CDs and their teams, the GDCO will work closely with their counterpart who manages and supports the remaining CDs and their team.

A critical element of this role is fostering integration and connection across all Right To Play’s country programs. This is a pivotal role, facilitating linkages between and across Country Office teams and global teams, fostering collaborative ways of working, supporting the successful resolution of challenges and actively contributing to an organisational culture that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. This is a senior role in Right To Play serving on both the organisation’s Executive Team and on the Global Programs Senior Management Team. The GDCO, will also lead and/or participate in organisational improvement initiatives and represent Right To Play externally, including with donors and partners.

If you are excited by this opportunity, and bring a skillset that combines proven and effective programmatic leadership, fundraising and business development, an innovative mindset, and a collaborative approach working across a global and dispersed organization, then we look forward to hearing from you.

To download further information and apply for this role, go to quoting reference number 5878. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, June 21st at 12 noon BST.

The preferred location for this role is London, UK, where RTP can also consider visa sponsorship. We will also consider candidates with a right to work in any of the countries in Africa, Asia or the Middle East where RTP works. Salary range is from £90,000 to £100,000, commensurate with experience.

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 organisation. 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.

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