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OFC: Impact Manager & Social Responsibility Programme Manager

Posted on 14 September 2021

Who are we?

Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is the umbrella organisation of the national football associations within Oceania. Located at St Johns in Auckland, New Zealand, OFC has 11 Member Associations which it supports financially and logistically through various programmes.

OFC is the smallest of the world’s six Confederations but is an active participant within the FIFA football community. Along with AFC in Asia, CAF in Africa, CONCACAF in North/Central America and the Caribbean, CONMEBOL in South America and UEFA in Europe, OFC works to provide support to football’s international governing body.

OFC is committed to leaving a positive impact in the communities we work and has been engaged in delivery of specific development projects for over a decade. This includes delivery of the Just Play Programme, an award-winning Sport for Development Programme which uses football to improve the lives of people across the Pacific.

WHAT DO WE DO?

OFC 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. Our vision is to raise the overall standard of football in Oceania and utilise the power and passion of football to help promote education, community development, capacity building, health awareness, cultural exchange and economic development within the football community.

JOIN A DYNAMIC TEAM

At OFC we are implementing a new strategy as we work collectively towards achieving our vision for football in the Pacific: qualifying two competitive teams to the FIFA World Cups in 2026 and 2027.

We are a highly dedicated, passionate and innovative group of people who are working tirelessly to drive the growth of Oceania football, people, culture and communities.  

 

Social Responsibility Programme Manager 

With a focus on building strong healthier individuals, communities, and nations OFC is committed to enhancing the positive social impact of football in part of its overall strategy to reduce vulnerabilities and address social issues in the Pacific.

Drawing on your evaluation and project management skills, the role of Impact Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of an MEL strategy which supports our existing and future programmes and evidences the impact of football across the Pacific. Our data-led, results-based management approach to the delivery of our programs means this role will be instrumental in driving positive change in our region. .

Primarily you will be responsible for:

  • Working alongside OFC and Member Association programme teams to ensure collection of quality performance and impact data on our Social Responsibility progammes
  • Analysis of data, provision of insights and evaluation of programming gaps and learning opportunities to enhance performance
  • Management of research assignments and contributing to the writing of proposals and reports and advocacy for programme results
  • Further developing and coordinating a results framework and indicators to measure the contributions OFCs other activities make in line with national and regional development priorities and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Skills and experience:

You will ideally have 5 years’ experience managing statistics, data or evaluation-focused projects and a relevant tertiary qualification plus;

  • Proven experience working with multiple partners including government, NGO’s and sport organisations.
  • Experience in Project monitoring and evaluation with development programme experience preferable.
  • Research experience in the social sciences with specific sport for development or sport impact research desirable
  • The ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and excellent relationship management skills with the ability to communicate effectively to a diverse audience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English with experience in preparing reports.
  • International experience is an advantage

The Next Steps:

Please email a cover letter attached to your resume to recruitment@corehr.co.nz. Your cover letter should highlight your specific qualifications and recent experiences that are relevant to the role and provide answers to the following questions:

  1. Do you have the right to work in New Zealand?
  2. What is your expected base salary?

Impact Manager

With a focus on building strong healthier individuals, communities, and nations OFC is committed to enhancing the positive social impact of football in part of its overall strategy to reduce vulnerabilities and address social issues in the Pacific.

Working closely with the Head of Department and delivery partners, the role of Social Responsibility (SR) Programme Manager will be responsible for managing the delivery of the OFC Social Responsibility programmes focussed on creating a positive and enduring legacy from the hosting of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup across the Asia-Pacific region.

Primarily you will be responsible for:

  • Development and delivery of the implementation strategy for the program teams
  • Creating detailed action plans, risk register and delivery management processes
  • Reporting on project performance
  • Managing and maintaining strong partnerships with key stakeholders and delivery partners and identifying opportunities to strengthen these
  • Supporting SR Programme Managers in our Member Associations when necessary
  • Ensuring alignment and integration of OFC Social Responsibility programmes with other divisions at OFC

Skills and experience:

You will ideally have 5 years’ experience managing programmes in the Pacific region and a relevant tertiary qualification plus;

  • Knowledge and professional experience of Sport for Development or delivery of Major Event Legacy programmes
  • Proven experience working with multiple partners including government, NGO’s and sport organisations.
  • Strong operational planning and strategic planning capabilities
  • Experience in budget management, procurement and logistics coordination
  • The ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and excellent relationship management skills with the ability to communicate effectively to a diverse audience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English with experience in preparing reports.
  • Be well organised and comfortable delivering under pressure

The Next Steps:

Please email a cover letter attached to your resume to recruitment@corehr.co.nz. Your cover letter should highlight your specific qualifications and recent experiences that are relevant to the role and provide answers to the following questions:

  1. Do you have the right to work in New Zealand?
  2. What is your expected base salary?