JOB POSTING – Gender Equality Specialist

Organization: Right To Play Uganda

Department/Division: Program Development

Work location: Kampala, Uganda

Authorized to work in: Uganda (Ability to work in Uganda without requiring work permit
or sponsorship)

Target Hiring/ Target Hiring Range: Gross UGX 6,157,000 – 7,080,000 per month

Closing Date: 11 July 2021


Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and
to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization 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 headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in 15 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.


Right To Play (RTP) is seeking a Gender Equality Specialist (GE) to support with SHARE, a five-year program funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) due to start in July 2021. SHARE will be implemented as a consortium led by RTP, in partnership with WaterAid, the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and FHI 360.

Designed as a gender-transformative, human-rights progressive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) program, SHARE seeks to increase the enjoyment of health-related human rights by adolescent girls and young women in Ghana, Mozambique and Uganda.

The GE Specialist will be responsible for the integration of gender equality within the SHARE project across all three countries. The GE Specialist will also provide technical guidance on gender-transformative program design and implementation, as well as strengthen the ability of country teams in this regard. She/he will provide technical support to design effective gender program knowledge management initiatives, ensure adequate collection, management and sharing of gender equality information/knowledge generated to orient/affect decision making in program management.

The GE Specialist will report directly to the RTP Uganda Country Director and will have a dotted reporting line with the RTP Global GE Specialist. The incumbent will work closely with SHARE Project Director and with a diverse team and partners across Uganda, Mozambique, and Ghana. In addition, as a member of the RTP Uganda Senior Management Team (SMT), the GE specialist will also support the Uganda country program to strengthen gender responsive programming.



If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply here to upload your resume and cover letter.

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. 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 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 police record check as a condition of employment.

Should you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process, kindly contact the People & Culture team by email at

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