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ChildFund Sport for Development - Communications and Content Manager

ChildFund Sport for Development - Communications and Content Manager

ChildFund Sport for Development is looking for a Communications Manager to work in South East Asia. Deadline: 4 June 2021.

ChildFund Sport for Development's programs provide children with opportunities to play, learn and grow.  Using integrated sport and life skills learning, young people from vulnerable communities are equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change and take active leadership roles within their communities.  Under ChildFund Australia’s guidance, all Sport for Development programs contribute to achieving gender equality, reducing inequality, and ending violence against children, reflecting targets within the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 


As the ChildFund Sport for Development (S4D) Communications and Content Manager, you will: i) build ChildFund Sport for Development’s brand and profile; ii) lead strategic engagement and messaging and; iii) manage key stakeholders effectively.  You will contribute to the S4D Leadership Team.  

Build Brand and Profile

  • Ensure ChildFund Sport for Development has a strong and consistent external and internal voice;
  • Utilise innovative and engaging ways to create impact with the public; 
  • Leverage partners and Ambassadors to support key messages and profile;
  • Ensure branding consistency across all activities and relationships;
  • Maximise the use of digital channels support brand and profile.

Lead Strategic Engagement

  • Build and execute a coherent and impactful overarching communications strategy;
  • Create and execute impactful campaigns and event-based communications strategies;
  • Ensure that all communications are ethical, informative, authentic and aligned with strategy;
  • Ensure communications strategy development supports broader organisational strategic commitments;
  • Lead the development of content to support strategy execution in a range of markets;
  • Ensure digital channels are fully leveraged to support strategy.

Manage Stakeholders

  • Lead engagement with public engagement functions in the Sydney Office and Country Offices;
  • Build sector relevant networks with peers;
  • Lead engagement with communications functions in partner sports organisations; 
  • Create stakeholder networks that amplify impact;
  • Lead the team’s outward facing communications with key donors and partners;
  • Build and leverage a network of writers, designers, printers and media contacts globally.


  • Relevant graduate qualification;
  • At least 8 years relevant experience, including at least 3 in a senior role;
  • Track record of developing impactful content for on and offline public communications platforms;
  • Experience of public relations management and developing organisational spokespeople;
  • Track record of written communications engaging with a range of audiences;
  • Clear and demonstrated commitment to the realisation of children’s rights;
  • Native proficiency in written and spoken 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.


  • Excellent stakeholder manager and communicator;
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage multiple projects;
  • Outstanding written communication skills and strong attention to detail;
  • Flexible and able to adapt to different environments under pressure;
  • High levels of IT literacy;
  • Creative thinker and motivator;
  • Effective under pressure, results-oriented and proactive.


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