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OFC: Gender Equality Research Consultant

OFC: Gender Equality Research Consultant

Oceania Football Confederation is hiring a research consultant to help develop a “Gender Equality Playbook” (GEP). Deadline: 20 May 2022


OFC is developing a “Gender Equality Playbook” (GEP) to support our dual goals of growing participation and retention in the women’s game and addressing social inequity and violence against women and girls in and through football in our region.


OFC has committed to a long-term strategy for women’s football – ALL IN: OFC Women’s Football Strategy 2027, which aims to increase the development, growth, sustainability and professionalisation of women’s football in Oceania, leading to greater performances on the world stage.

The implementation of this strategy will assist with the creation of an accessible, equitable and inclusive footballing culture for all, one which inspires, empowers, and enables all girls and women across all sectors in football.

The Gender Equality Playbook will work toward mainstreaming gender equality in football across the Pacific and ensuring that we can grow the game and address gender inequality simultaneously. This will be a key aspect of OFC’s Legacy Programme for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The research, insights and recommendations put forward in the document will inform programme design and delivery of communications, training and participation programmes delivered by OFC, our Member Associations and other sport administrators across the Pacific region.

An expert reference group has been developed to contribute to the background information and existing research and recommendations to the report.


This Playbook will be based on a review of international literature, past research and sporting resources, with a particular focus on evidence from the Pacific region. Research will focus on key elements of the women football participant profile, barriers to participation and recommendations for growing the game based on international best practice and evidence.

The review of literature will also focus on strategies and best practice in promoting gender equality through sport and using sport as a tool to reduce gender-based violence. The review should focus on successful strategies for gender mainstreaming and using sport as a tool for primary prevention and the successful delivery of intervention strategies in sport.

Recognising the limited application of past research in the Pacific, the literature review will be supported with survey and interview research focussing on key stakeholders in our Pacific to ensure recommendations are valid and aligned with the Pacific sporting context.

OFC is seeking external support to progress the development of the five chapters (Participation, Coaching, Media and Visibility, Elimination of Violence and Policy). For each chapter this will require a literature review and development of frameworks/actionable steps towards gender equality and sourcing relevant case studies for each chapter. Main data sources will be from academic and industry literature, and past research projects commissioned by OFC and other partners.

The key deliverables of the assignment include:

  • Baseline report including literature review at both a global and Pacific scale on participation, coaching, policy, media and visibility, and elimination of violence against women and girls
  • Recommendations/framework on working towards and achieving gender equality based on existing literature
  • Relevant case studies for each chapter

Qualification and skill requirements

Applicants should possess:

  • A post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Research experience within Gender Equality and/or Pacific knowledges
  • Expert knowledge in the use of sport as a development tool for the promotion of gender equality
  • General expertise designing and implementing gender equality strategies in sport
  • A sound understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and development priorities in the Pacific – particularly in relation to gender equality
  • Success in authoring publications or official reports for national governments, intergovernmental meetings and/or policy orientated fora
  • Cross cultural competency, with experience working in the Pacific

Applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • A track record of success supporting the development of sport strategies and strategies for the promotion of gender equality through sport
  • Proven ability to undertake consultation and analysis pertaining to sport
  • Proven ability to think laterally and apply innovative thought to research, design, and to develop practical recommendations
  • Strong planning and analytical skills
  • High level written and interpersonal communication

Application process

Send through an application to including:

  • CV
  • One page proposal
  • Expected hourly rate

Applications close Friday 20 May 2022 5pm.

Application deadline

Fri, 05/20/2022


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