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Job Posting – Knowledge Management Specialist - HQ

Results Canada


Closing Date:   March 9, 2018
Organization:   Right To Play International
Department/Division:  Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Work Location:   Toronto, Canada



Right To Play is a global organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth affected by conflict, disease and poverty. Established in 2000, Right To Play has pioneered a unique play-based approach to learning and development which focuses on quality education, life skills, health, gender equality, child protection and building peaceful communities. With programming in over 20 countries, Right To Play transforms the lives of more than one million children each week using play and sports, both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to our work with children, Right To Play advocates with parents, local communities, and governments to advance the fundamental rights of all children.

Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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The Knowledge Management Specialist works closely with and reports to the Director, Global Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), and is generally responsible for supporting clear and concise dissemination of organizational program results. More specifically, this role will focus on the interpretation, translation, and repackaging of data (through various forms of analysis – meta, qualitative, quantitative) from complex evaluations and studies across the organization. It is also expected that s/he will be responsible for documenting and publishing tangible and digestible materials using innovative data visualization and data communication techniques.

Working in collaboration with other MEL focal points in Right To Play’s regional and country offices, our global communications colleagues and global fundraising staff, the incumbent’s primary goals are to use participatory processes to ensure results documents and communications accurately and effectively reflect our organizational program outcomes across all countries; to support the development of the necessary systems and processes to carry out this work; and to support regional and country teams to effectively contribute to data translation and communication.

The Knowledge Management Specialist may also technically advise on a small portfolio of measurement projects as needed.

The Knowledge Management Specialist will be based in Toronto with up to 15% of time travelling to Right To Play program countries.


Job Responsibility #1: Documenting and Disseminating Results (40% of Time):

  • Ensures knowledge gained from programs is collated and communicated
  • Summarizes key results, including successes and challenges, from program evaluations in concise, easily digestible documentation and materials
  • Manages and updates Right To Play’s global results document with important statistics and outcome results from evaluations and produces a related annual results summary
  • Manages and updates Right To Play’s Global Studies Tracker by pulling together information on all studies taking place within the organization
  • Works with communications on the production of the organizational annual report and in the development of communications and marketing collateral
  • Facilitates formal and informal learning events, including Lunch and Learns, workshops, and trainings to socialize, support, and sustain knowledge management activities
  • Develops innovative ways to share project learning and key evaluation findings such as creating newsletters, factsheets, and briefs

Job Responsibility #2: Research and Analysis (25% of Time):

  • Conducts research (including literature reviews, case studies and small frame analyses) to build a strong knowledge base for programs
  • Conducts periodic global meta-analyses of important organizational findings in order to capture interesting and important global level results
  • Creates research briefings for organizational studies to help inform technical internal and external audiences (e.g. MEL or program staff, research partners, government research departments)
  • Liaises with policy and advocacy colleagues on program results and research needs in order to tailor information provision to advocacy messaging and policy analysis work (e.g. presentations, seminars and position papers)

Job Responsibility #3: Support and Management of MEL Online Resources (20% of Time):

  • Organizes and maintains knowledge management resources such as tools, templates, and visual assets (e.g. photographs, videos, and icons, leveraged from marketing and communications on a shared MEL platform) 
  • Ensures current and new staff know how to access and utilize these resources
  • Supports and contributes to a culture of learning and reflection across the organization
  • Promotes and facilitates MEL and programs staff engagement at country, regional and HQ level for communities of practice

Job Responsibility #4: Program Planning and Organizational Support (10% of Time):

  • Collaborates with Right To Play teams to ensure that key lessons learned from past projects are considered during project planning and development, proposal writing, program implementation and communication
  • Job Responsibility #5: Perform Other Duties As Assigned (5% of Time):


    • Masters degree in social sciences or equivalent experience and education


    • Minimum 3 years of relevant knowledge translation communications and research experience
    • Proven written communication and presentation skills, presenting evaluation findings through a variety of mediums— data visuals (e.g. graphs, reports, presentations)
    • A strong background in program evaluation methodologies
    • Substantial experience and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation processes for NGO programs (preferably with experience in GAC, NORAD and other government-funded projects)
    • Experience identifying program implications and recommendations from data findings
    • Ability to work appropriately with a variety of populations and stakeholders


    • A strong working knowledge of issues related to development and humanitarian programming (sport for development, health, education, community development, refugee and internally displaced populations, gender equity, inclusion and advocacy)
    • Knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methodology
    • Analytical skills, including research
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office application


    • Keen sense of cultural sensitivity, diplomacy and modesty
    • Advanced interpersonal and verbal communication skills
    • Strong analytical and conceptual skills to think through complex information and to identify trends

    LANGUAGES: Fluency in oral and written English


    • Training or certification in research methods (qualitative and/or quantitative)
    • Membership or certification in a professional evaluation association (e.g. Canadian Evaluation Society)
    • Fluency in another language (e.g. French, Arabic or others)
    • Expertise and experience in training and capacity-building (e.g. developing and delivering workshops, mentoring and supporting colleagues


    • Ability to travel internationally is required

    Compensation:     We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
    Employment Start Date:   Immediately  
    Contract Duration:    Full Time


    If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: and kindly include “Knowledge Management Specialist” and your name in the subject line. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Right To Play is 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.

    All applicants are notified that, where needed, accommodation for disabilities will be provided on request. This includes accommodation for attending interviews and assessment tests.  

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


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