Oceania Football Confederation are inviting applications for its Auckland-based role of Social Responsibility Impact Manager.
OFC supports 11 national football bodies in the region, and is one of six football confederations within FIFA, the sport’s global governing body.
In its description of the role, OFC says it is charged with the task of servicing and administering football in the Oceania region while also using the sport as a tool for social development.
“The OFC Social Responsibility Strategy – “Power of Football” outlines our work to enhance the well-being of individuals and communities across the Pacific through the promotion of Sustainable Development focused on the following pillars of impact:
- An inclusive Oceania
- A healthy Oceania
- A resilient Oceania
- A flourishing Oceania
“We are on a mission to unlock the transformative power of football to enhance the well-being of individuals and communities across Oceania,” OFC says.
“We are committed to sector-leading and innovative work that maximizes the contributions that our sport can make to sustainable development.
“To do this, OFC Social Responsibility takes an evidence-led approach grounded in quality research, monitoring data and insights that allow us to design fit-for-purpose solutions and empower our regional programmes to achieve excellence in their local context.
“The Social Responsibility Impact Manager is critical in leading this process through the management of a portfolio of research alongside the management of regional monitoring and evaluation systems and processes that support football for good programmes and facilitating the production of reports to donors and other regional and international stakeholders that outline programme impacts.”
- The development and implementation of a monitoring, evaluation and learning (MERL) strategy which includes supporting country teams and developing capacity to effectively use MERL tools.
- Working alongside OFC and MA programme teams to ensure collection of quality data on the programmes.
- Analysis of data, provision of insights and evaluation of programming gaps and learning opportunities to enhance performance across social responsibility activities.
- Management of research assignments and contributing to the writing of proposals and reports and advocacy for programme results.
- Further develop and coordinate a results framework and indicators to measure the contributions football makes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Pacific.
“This is a unique opportunity for a MERL/Research expert with experience in the development sector including knowledge of research methods, results-based management, data collection and statistics. A passion for football and sport for development is a bonus.”
Skills and experience
Candidates must have a minimum of 5+ years of hands-on experience in managing data, insights and MERL for programmes, preferably development or sport for development programs in the Pacific region.
- Minimum of a degree or post-graduate qualification in sport management, development, social sciences, or statistics, with a research focus.
- Demonstrated experience managing statistics, data or evaluation focused projects.
- Project management qualifications are desirable with an understanding of project design, monitoring and evaluation, and budgeting and forecasting.
- Experience in providing MERL support and/or managing programs in developing contexts and in the Pacific in particular.
- Sound knowledge and experience designing and developing programme results frameworks.
- Experience in working with multiple partners including government, inter-governmental, NGOs and sport organizations.
- An understanding of the Pacific region, with a focus on participatory processes, joint management, and gender lens.
- A professional, positive, flexible, and diplomatic response to problem solving.
- Ability to speak French would be an advantage but is not essential.
- A passion for the football industry and community activity.
How to apply
To apply, email a covering letter and resume to [email protected]. The covering letter should include whether the candidate has the right to work in New Zealand, their expected base salary and their notice period.
Applications close on Wednesday December 13, 2023 at 5pm (NZT).
OFC says it reserves the right to shortlist and interview candidates before the closing date and if a preferred candidate is found, it may close applications earlier.