ChildFund Sport for Development - Programs Coordinator

S4D · Location TBC, Location TBC
Department S4D
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

To Apply please submit a cover letter and resume via the bamboo link. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Target start month: October 2022


Organisational Context

ChildFund Sport for Development partners to provide children and young people with opportunities to play, learn, and lead. 


Through integrated sport and life skills learning, young people from vulnerable communities develop critical social and emotional skills which help them achieve personal goals, build empathy, manage emotions, develop positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This makes them better equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change, and take active leadership roles within their communities.


All partnerships contribute to building an equitable and inclusive future, where children are safe from violence — reflecting targets within the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


The ChildFund Sport for Development Team also works with sports partners around the globe to ensure that the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in sport is a priority. 


ChildFund Sport for Development is led by ChildFund Australia, an independent international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in developing communities and a member of the ChildFund Alliance - a global network of 12 organisations which assists almost 23 million children and their families in 70 countries.


Position Description

As the ChildFund Sport for Development - Programs Coordinator, you will i) enable high-quality program impact through partners; ii) ensure timely and accurate communication, coordination and reporting with partners; iii) provide management and HR leadership across multiple countries and ; iv) support learning and representation.


Key Duties

Program Impact

  • Ensure program protocols are implemented and evidenced;
  • Ensure appropriate technical resources are coordinated to deliver on commitments;
  • Ensure clear documentation of required project cycle management records, meeting both internal and external requirements;
  • Ensure learning, reporting and risk management processes are followed systematically;
  • Ensure partnership management meets required standards and protocols.


Communication, Coordination and Reporting

  • Coordinate country teams and partners to ensure consistency of practice;
  • Support the Sport for Development team, through Partnerships Coordinators, to maintain clear and consistent communication with partners;
  • Ensure coordinated, timely and accurate information is provided to country leads and partners;
  • Ensure communication and coordination platforms are regularly updated;
  • Maintain detailed records of process and decisions and be accountable to those decisions;
  • Ensure alignment across project management and process functions;
  • Ensure donor commitments are communicated and completed in a timely fashion, including reporting;
  • Support business development opportunities that enable ChildFund to increase impact in the sector.


Management Leadership

  • Provide leadership for assigned Partnership Coordinators;
  • Ensure regular reporting check-ins are effective and documented;
  • Ensure compliance with management processes across multiple country and partner systems;
  • Support Partnership Coordinators’ professional development; 
  • Ensure all Partnerships Coordinators are supported in-line with relevant organisational policies.


Representation and Learning

  • Ensure appropriate representation, utilising ChildFund Sport for Development expertise, with National Sports Federations, Local Organising Committees, Governments and Managing Contractors to build sector credibility;
  • Ensure national partners are authentically positioned in representation opportunities;
  • Support organisational learning linked to different operating modalities;
  • Share lessons learned across the Sport for Development Team and take on lessons learned from across the organisation to support improvements in practice.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant university qualification with at least 10 years of relevant experience;
  • Strong project management skills including budgets and risk management processes;
  • Proven experience in delivering high-quality child and youth participation and/or social and emotional learning programming, with Sport for Development programming experience an advantage;
  • Successful team management experience;
  • Track record of building transformative national and regional partnerships, and creating an environment that enables national partners to grow;
  • Grant management and reporting experience;
  • Fluent in written and verbal English with additional relevant languages an advantage.


You are expected to remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding and Sexual Exploitation, Abuse or Harassment (SEAH) risks and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with Child Safeguarding and Prevention of SEAH Policies.


Department: Sport for Development Team

Location: Open to discussion - South-East Asia preferred (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Cambodia and Philippines) with working rights in nominated base

Employment: Full-time to June 2023 (possibility of extension)

Reports to: Sport for Development Global Programs and Partnerships Manager

Other Information: Regular travel required 

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  • Location
    Location TBC, Location TBC
  • Department
    S4D
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced