Project Coordinator- Sports for Development Project


About the Project

SFD Project: The Sports for Development project, funded by the Dutch MFA and channeled through ISA, is a psychosocial support through sports project focusing on enhancing the wellbeing and technical sports skills of youth and children in Tripoli and Beirut. The 18 month project relies on trained community facilitators who in turn facilitate PSS through sports sessions for children and youth. The project also entails planning and developing community events and tournaments.


 The Project Coordinator reports directly to the Project Officer (PO) and is responsible for the implementation of Right To Play project activities and providing support and guidance to the community team in using RTP tools in the project location. He/she is also responsible for monitoring the project for quality of delivery and effectiveness.



Job Responsibility #1: Activity Planning and Implementation (45% of time):

  • Ensures participation of partners, children/young people and stakeholders in the process of project planning and implementation of the proposed activities.
  • Supports Coaches and Coach Trainers in developing their activity plans and schedules, encourages their initiatives while ensuring alignment with project proposal, facilitates their activities and reports to the PO.
  • Organizes and conducts special events activities, play days and sports tournaments.
  • In coordination with partners, Coaches and Coach Trainers, evaluates events, provides updates of lessons learned and best practices and reports on progress and challenges as they arise.
  • Manages the logistical arrangements for training workshops and events.
  • Assesses training needs of Coach Trainers, Coaches, Junior Leaders, teachers and partners, recommends the suitable intervention and works with them to develop training schedules
  • Organizes, conducts, and facilitates training workshops conducted by other program staff and participates in the training as required
  • Conducts training and, where applicable, facilitates the training sessions conducted by teacher trainers, evaluates them and reports to the Project Officer.
  •  Handles equipment management and distribution in the assigned community.
  •  Handles advance payments and manages cash money used for the activity implementation.
  •  Supports the assessment of needs for facility repairs and upgrades in the community, facilitates the authorized work and ensures that overall work has been completed in accordance with the approved standards.


Job Responsibility #2: Monitoring and Reporting (20% of Time):

  • Conducts regular field visits with partners, Coach Trainers and Coaches to follow up and provide support as needed.
  • Conducts regular visits to project implementation sites/schools and provides coaching and mentoring to coaches, Teachers, principals, educational supervisors youth/Junior leaders and community leaders.
  •  Provides narrative, qualitative and quantitative monitoring information/data to support monthly, quarterly and annual reports to update Country Office on 20% JD - Project Coordinator Page 3 of 6 20 April 2023 project progress. Provides activity report for each activity conducted to support quarterly reports. • Prepares and submits financial reports related to activity implementation and initiate the payment process of transports /other related and services provided by the suppliers related to workshop/trainings, meetings events and tournaments.
  • Ensures all documents related to the project are well kept and makes sure internal documents for RTP are not shared outside without authorisation.
  • Ensures partners, coaches and teachers are in compliance with RTP Child Safeguarding Policy.
  •  Ensures all materials and tools distributed to partners, teachers, coaches, parent educators, partner schools and community are well kept and utilized for project related activities and not otherwise


Job Responsibility #3: Establish and Maintain Partnership (20% of Time):

  •  Identifies community needs, participates in the selection of communities and partners to be included in RTP program in the respective Field.
  • Represents RTP in the project location and relevant forums and have regular consultations with local partners, stakeholders and key beneficiaries in the assigned community.
  • Support the PO in developing reports for stakeholders and key beneficiaries’ meetings in the assigned community.
  • Ensures RTP activities are known by local community leaders and makes sure their involvement where necessary.
  • Organizes meetings with relevant stakeholders such as teachers, coaches and parent educators to discuss on the project progress and implementations


Job Responsibility #4: Supervision and Guidance (10% of Time):

  • Conducts performance assessment of coaches, teachers, and community facilitators as and where applicable
  • In collaboration and consultation with partners, Project Officer,, or Thematic Specialists implements coaches and teachers’ professional development and peer learning approaches through community of practices and/or other existing approach according to the nature of the project.
  • Ensures the delivery of professional development and peer learning approaches is aligned to existing project resources and tools.
  •  In collaboration and consultation with partners identifies the need of coaches and teachers and advocate it to project officer and RTP team.
  •  Identifies and recommends coaches and teachers for certification, where applicable.
  •  Identify gaps in the project implementation in the assigned community and propose solutions to Project Officer ____________________________________________________________________________________

Job Responsibility #5: Performs other duties as assigned.  (5% of Time)

Capacity building/technical support and organizational development


  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, adult education, Business Administration and Project Management or any related discipline.


  • 2 years’ experience working in project implementation (preferably in Sports for development programs), project coordination and facilitation part of which should have been in leading a team


  • Ability to confidently represent oneself and Right To Play
  • Effective planning and organizing skills.
  • Coaching and feedback skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Strong development and team-building skills
  • Experience working with different partners.


  • Computer literacy in outlook, MS word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet
  • Understanding of adult education principles
  • Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet
  • Effective report writing  
  • Understanding of the project for development projects and PSS
  • Understanding of child rights and child protection
  • Understanding of a community-led process


  • Excellent spoken and written English and local language(s). French is also required for Francophone countries.


  • Experience implementing a development program with local populations in both rural and urban settings
  • work experience particularly focused on sports for development projects
  •  Experience in training, leading workshops, and teaching
  •  Personal sport and activity background with coaching experience
  • Holds a valid driver’s license


You are highly driven, results-oriented, collaborative and well-rounded leader with a passion for working with

children and youth. You are an exceptional communicator with excellent networking skills.


The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative, and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. 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). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Target Start Date:            July 2024

Contract Duration:          1 year contract – subject to renewal based on performance and funds availability.

Project Duration:             2 years starting from January 2024 until December 2025

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Last modified: 
14 May, 2024
Intervention Sector(s):
Children & Youth, Conflict Resolution, Education, Mental Health, Sports & Recreation
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, 29 May 2024
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
1 year contract – subject to renewal based on performance and funds availability.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package
Salary Range:
1500 to 2000 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
• Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, adult education, Business Administration and Project Management or any related discipline.
Experience Requirements:
2 to 3 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
Very Good
French Language:
  • Lebanon
  • Beirut
  • Beirut
  • Lebanon
  • North Lebanon