You are here

KPI Program Director

Copyrights: Kids Play International

KPI Program Director

Kids Play International is seeking a Program Director. Deadline: 8 February

Kids Play International (KPI) has been working in the rural community of Gatagara, Rwanda since 2010 and in October 2018 launched a new program outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia. 
KPI is working towards reducing negative gender stereotypes and improving the leadership skills of women and girls so they can forge their own paths. Our Let’s Play Fair, All Girls United (AGU) and Fair Play Community Day programs encourage both girls and boys to challenge harmful gender stereotypes; and 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.  
Position summary 

The Program Director’s (PD) main responsibility is providing strategic leadership, oversight of KPI’s programmes: Let’s Play Fair, All Girls United and Fair Play Community Day and ensure they are in line with the mission and vision of the organisation. The PD will manage programme staff in both Rwanda and Cambodia and will be responsible for managing budgets, hiring and onboarding new programme staff, fellows and interns and provide guidance on curriculum development, coach training and professional development. The PD will utilise data that is collected from KPI’s programmes to inform programmatic changes and to ensure that the programmes curricula aligns with the organization's mission and supports the organization's logic model goals and outcomes. The PD will provide strategic direction and recommendations for long term programme development. Additionally, the PD is responsible for researching potential grants, writing quarterly grant reports and ensuring that awarded grant proposal activities are met. The PD will travel annually and spend up to one month at both programme sites in Rwanda and Cambodia; flight, accommodation and transport will be covered by KPI. The PD will report directly to the Executive Director/Founder.  
Primary duties and responsibilities

  • Develop and implement management strategy for programme staff in Rwanda and Cambodia
  • Support high quality programme implementation of gender equity, sports-based youth development programmes through the management of in country staff
  • Provide ongoing guidance to KPI staff on developing curriculum for all KPI programmes   
  • Provide ongoing guidance to KPI staff on professional development trainings for KPI Coaches to be implemented by Programme Coordinators
  • Ensure all qualitative and quantitative data is collected and analysed 
  • Using programme data to recommend changes to the KPI programme model and curriculum to improve impact and outcomes
  • Read the full job description   


  • Bachelor's degree plus three years of relevant work experience or six years of relevant work experience required without a degree
  • Deep belief in and understanding of gender equity and using sport as a tool for shifting harmful gender, social and cultural norms
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, delegate and motivate team members  
  • Strong staff management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate problems and potential solutions
  • Strongly preferred: Experience travelling to or living in Africa or Southeast Asia
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines  
  • Experience implementing activities outlined in awarded grants
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of international program management, and experience analysing, providing insight, support and direction to ensure continued programme progress  
  • Ability to be a self-starter, team builder and demonstrate the capacity for maintaining high professional standards
  • Proficiency in standard computing applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) 

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.  
How to apply:  

All candidates should email a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications and a current resume to: Please include “KPI Program Director” in the subject line.  Deadline February 8, 2019. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis. 


United States

E-Newsletter subscribe