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ChildFund Sport for Development: Programs Assistant

ChildFund Sport for Development: Programs Assistant

ChildFund Sport for Development is looking for a Programs Assistant to support global operations to meet reporting requirements and maintain knowledge management platforms.

  • Department: ChildFund Sport for Development Team
  • Location: Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia or Philippines with the right to work
  • Employment: Full-time to June 2023 (possibility of extension)
  • Reports to: Sport for Development Global Programs and Partnerships Manager
  • Other Information: Some travel possible

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 (S4D) Programs Assistant you will support global operations to: i) meet internal and external reporting requirements; ii) maintain knowledge management platforms and; iii) provide small grant project support.

Key Duties


  • Coordinate across countries, including with partners, to ensure the timely provision of project reporting information;
  • Consolidate and edit reporting to meet reporting requirements;
  • Support the writing of a range of reports;
  • Maintain and monitor a global reporting schedule for all reporting commitments;
  • Ensure all reports are reviewed and approved in-line with internal processes;
  • Enter reporting into organisational online reporting systems.

Knowledge Management

  • Ensure user-friendly access to all Sport for Development project documentation;
  • Ensure project cycle management, operations and organisational policy standards are documented, identifying and rectifying any gaps;
  • Support the documentation of compliance evidence across all partnerships;
  • Provide standardisation of frequent use documents and tools.

Grant Project Support

  • Maintain project management platforms with accurate and up to date information;
  • Support onboarding of new staff/consultants to project management platforms and provide support to the team on standard use of project management platforms;
  • Assist with proposal and ad-hoc report writing;
  • Edit and standardise key documents in English;
  • Provide project management services for discrete projects such as events or small grant projects.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant university qualification or equivalent experience;
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience;
  • International donor reporting experience;
  • Online reporting systems experience, with Salesforce experience an advantage;
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of children’s rights and participation in practice;
  • Fluent in written and verbal English with additional, relevant languages an advantage.


  • Strong relationship builder;
  • Organised and methodological, remaining effective under pressure;
  • Deadline-oriented and proactive;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Adaptable and flexible;
  • Report writing;
  • IT use for productivity and reporting;
  • Able to successfully manage multiple deadlines and competing priorities

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.

How to apply

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. 

Apply for the job here.

Find further information here.

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