OFC: Social Responsibility Programme Manager
OFC: Social Responsibility Programme Manager
Oceania Football Confederation is looking for an experienced Programme Manager with a passion for the role that sport can play in advancing sustainable development.
Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is the umbrella organisation of the national football associations within Oceania. Located at Penrose 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 and ensuring major Football events leave a lasting positive impact across our region.
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.
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. To do this we use football as a tool for social, educational and cultural development so that it gives people a future perspective and opportunities for growth in Oceania.
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.
Who we are looking for
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 maximising the social impact of football across our region, including 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 management of social responsibility projects including development of implementation strategies and management of program teams
- Creating detailed action plans, risk registers 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 Social Responsibility teams 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’ programme management experience and a relevant tertiary qualification with specific experience in the Pacific region, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cover letter should highlight your specific qualifications and recent experiences that are relevant to the role and provide answers to the following questions:
- Do you have the right to work in New Zealand?
- What is your expected base salary?