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Business Analyst Post for Country Offices at Right To Play

Business Analyst Post for Country Offices at Right To Play

Business Analyst, Country Offices at Right To Play May, 2024

Organization: Right To Play International

Department/Division: Headquarters

Reports to: Vice President, Country Offices

Work Location: One of Right To Play offices (Burundi, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda or United Kingdom)

Work Arrangement: A combination of in-office and remote-working in accordance with Right To Play’s work arrangement and the operational needs of the department

Authorized to work in: One of the countries listed above (eligible to work legally without visa or work permit sponsorship)

Target Hiring Range: Local salary scale applies (Grade 7). Hiring range and benefits will be shared with applicants as part of the recruitment process.

Target Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Duration: Full-time, long-term engagement

Application Closing Date: June 11, 2024 23:59 EDT


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 14 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.


Reporting to the Vice President, Country Offices (VPCO), the Business Analyst, Country Offices is responsible for supporting the integration and synthesis of information from different Right To Play (RTP) units to support our 14 Country Offices (Burundi, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda).

You will play a key role in informing decision making based on opportunities and challenge areas to strengthen Country Offices. To facilitate program excellence and profiling of RTP at country level, you will work with different units at country and global support levels in RTP to develop Country Office operational and strategic synthesis. You will lead on collating country office information for annual planning and quarterly reviews and other periodic updates as needed. You will align these plans with the broader strategic framework in a seamlessly integrated manner and offer insights to the VPCO; Global Director, Country Offices; and Country Directors for their respective action.

The role will require occasional travel to other countries of operation.


#1: Strategy (30% of Time):

  • Leads the process of reviewing and collating the Country Office Annual (Implementation) Plans in alignment with their Country Strategic Plans, including the identification of support areas and requisite resource allocation requirements
  • Supports the HQ budgeting planning process for Country Offices portfolio including working with the GDCO, Finance team to review and monitor the Country Offices budgets and subsequent monitoring
  • Supports the tracking of Country Office Annual Implementation Plan and Performance Agreement
  • Contributes to strategic projects to address emerging issues (e.g. localization, transformative partnerships) from the Country Offices Annual (Implementation) Plans and support the strengthening of Country Offices
  • Works closely with the VPCO and Director, Strategy on the mid point review of the Country Strategic Plans that feed into the mid-point review of the Global Strategy
  • Develops strategic content in preparation for key internal and external meetings
  • Prepares briefs for country/regional/global partnership engagement with strategic partners, includes mapping out key engagement opportunities at global, regional and country level
  • Coordinates follow up of Country Offices and other RTP global agenda related consultancies/short term assignments


#2: Country Office Reporting (30% of Time):

  • Leads the process of collation and synthesis of scheduled reports from different RTP units on Country Offices including Audit, Finance, Fundraising, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), and Partnership for periodic reporting on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Conducts an analysis of Country Office monthly reports to identify key support needs
  • Monitors the Country Office Action Plans based on priority issues identified from the reporting and support needed
  • Coordinates the periodic Country Office meetings focused on the review of KPIs
  • Prepares the annual Country Office Learning Review Report based on collating and synthesis of individual country Learning Review Reports
  • Prepares key material for board meetings (International Board of Directors, Programme Committee, Executive Team) with pertinent reporting graphics and data on Country Offices


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#3: Country Office Capacity Building (20% of Time):

  • Supports and provides capacity building to Country Directors and Senior Management Team on effective planning and information management for decision making at country level
  • Develops and promotes a culture of data-informed decision making, ensuring teams have the support and resources to leverage different information platforms for efficient work processes
  • Manages interns (when in place) to provide support, guidance to country offices

#4: Knowledge Management (15% of Time):

  • Encourages a culture of knowledge sharing of information and expertise among different country teams and global units/departments
  • Establish guidelines for capturing, organizing and disseminating knowledge effectively and ensures staff understand the purpose and processes of knowledge management
  • Ensure relevant information and knowledge is shared and used by the right people
  • Support in capturing and documenting new information, best practices and lessons learnt
  • Assess the effectiveness of knowledge-sharing initiatives and processes and suggest revisions and adjustments when needed

#5: Performs Other Duties as Assigned (5% of Time)



  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, Business, Public Administration, Project Management or related field; or equivalent work experience


  • 5 years’ experience in the international development sector in related functions
  • Experience operating as a change agent, who identified opportunities to build and strengthen efficiencies to support and drive strategic interests
  • Experience as an organizational champion of continuous improvement, institutionalizing learning, innovation, achievement and support.


  • Demonstrates high level of interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including the ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally
  • Highly developed communication skills – written and verbal – with proven ability to positively engage with senior colleagues
  • Meticulous attention to detail, a highly organized approach to dealing with work and the capacity to progress a range of tasks and projects at one time
  • Strategic thinker with an innovative approach to problem-solving


  • Report writing skills and ability to summarize and synthesize information
  • Analytical skills and ability to work with large data sets and associated analysis
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills and practical and technical skills in tools such as Office 365 and PowerBI in order to mobilize organization data to drive strategic priorities
  • Ability to condense data and information to extract high-level takeaways for senior executives


  • Understanding of INGO / international development internal and external environment


  • Fluency in spoken and written English


  • Master’s degree in related subject
  • Experience working with stakeholders remotely
  • Fluency in Arabic, French or Portuguese. French as a priority.


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)
  • 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


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