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United Purpose is recruiting a Global Advisor, Sport for Development and Peace

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United Purpose is recruiting a Global Advisor, Sport for Development and Peace

United Purpose is looking for a Global Advisor for their sport for development and peace sector to join their team based in Cardiff. Deadline: 28 July 2019

United Purpose is a movement of people and organisations that strive to end poverty and inequality across the globe.  We are a leader in community-led development and grassroots innovations. For over 40 years we have worked with frontline activists, community organisations and individuals to support people to gain agency over their own lives – so they can move beyond aid.

Aim of post:

We’re looking for someone to champion the role of SDP across the whole organisation, overseeing its growth and development.  Externally you will be an authoritative face of SDP, extending our networks, promoting our work and making connections.  Internally you will help embed SDP throughout our programmes, offer the technical expertise to country programmes, and support/lead on fundraising endeavours. You will also manage our SDP-specific programmes effectively and efficiently. This role will involve regular travel within the UK and internationally. 

Person specification 


  • Degree educated, preferably in development studies or a related field 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in international development
  • Demonstrable experience of working with SDP programmes, including technical expertise and a good working knowledge of the wider SDP sector
  • Strong M&E and programme management experience in relation to community development programmes
  • Experience of working closely with local partner organisations
  • Proven capacity-building experience, including providing remote support and delivering high quality, engaging training and workshops
  • Proven experience in grant acquisition, including developing successful proposals
  • Fluency in English, including excellent level of written and spoken English
  • Ability to travel internationally, and proven ability to work cross-culturally
  • Understanding of and commitment to safeguarding in the international development context


  • Masters Degree in development studies or a related field 
  • Programming expertise in one of the following fields: child/youth development, health, gender, wash, social inclusion, livelihoods
  • Sport-related skills such as coaching or sport curriculum development
  • Knowledge of French or Portuguese

Deadline: 28 July 2019


United Kingdom

Languages required