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ChildFund Sport for Development - Communications Consultant

ChildFund Sport for Development - Communications Consultant

ChildFund Sport for Development is looking for a Communications Consultant to design a communications plan. Deadline: 13 June.

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. 


The focus of the Communications Consultant position is to design a communications plan that identifies key communication, marketing and advocacy interventions for the Series. One key part of the consultancy will be to provide support to refine and narrow specific communications objectives for the Series from the following draft objectives: i) amplify participants voices and actions; ii) engage influencers, stakeholders and decision makers in key messaging and calls to action; iii) share the impact of women’s leadership in sport at the community level and the opportunity in activating community networks; iv) showcase ChildFund’s reach and the technical roles where NGOs have an opportunity to add value in the sport space.

The Consultant will also be responsible for providing input into an interactive digital resource to showcase Series outcomes and to serve as a digital resource for national Forum findings and National Governing Body action plans.

The Communications Consultant will work closely with the ChildFund Sport for Development Team to deliver an effective communications plan for the Series.

In consultation with ChildFund Sport for Development Team the Communications Consultant will:

  • Design and develop (I) a communications and marketing plan and (II) an advocacy plan for the Grassroots to Global Series that reaches Series Objectives and builds on compelling content highlighting the impact of participation for women at the grassroots level;
  • Propose plans for existing social media channel use as well as new digital resources to reach Series aims;
  • Identify specific roles and key communications activities for Series influencers;
  • Provide input into the planning and creation of a Series website;
  • Support the ChildFund S4D Team to reach new/extended audiences;
  • Advise and support with any other communications activity planning and execution connected to the Series.


  • Tertiary education in a communications or a related field and with demonstrated professional experience in the international development or human rights sectors;
  • At least 5 years relevant/related experience;
  • Track record of developing impactful content for on and offline public communications platforms and written communications engaging with a range of audiences;
  • Experience in developing public-facing content across on and offline channels;
  • In-depth understanding of the sport media landscape, with experience in public relations;
  • Strong written and spoken English with additional relevant languages an advantage;
  • Experience of working successfully with diverse multi-country, multi-language teams.

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.


  • Able to work with people who have diverse backgrounds and skill-sets;
  • Strong stakeholder manager and communicator;
  • Organised, results-oriented and proactive;
  • High levels of IT literacy;
  • Creative thinker and motivator;
  • Effective under pressure, results-oriented and proactive.

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Application deadline

Sun, 06/13/2021

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