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Sport for Development Oceania Program and Partnership Coordinator

Sport for Development Oceania Program and Partnership Coordinator

ChildFund Sport for Development is looking for an Oceania Program and Partnership Coordinator, based out of Fiji. Deadline: 26 April 2021.

The Sport for Development (S4D) Oceania Partnership Coordinator is responsible for: (i) holding operational and reporting leadership for all projects in the region; (ii) building a strong, supportive and productive environment for partnership that extends to partner staff and Coaches; (iii) ensuring strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government, donors and ChildFund staff/departments; and (iv) ensuring program quality across all work-streams. Candidates must already be located in Fiji or have permission and the ability to independently relocate to Fiji under current border restrictions in response to COVID-19. They must have working rights within Fiji.

Key Duties

Project Leadership

  • Lead project management in-line with approved projects and organisational requirements
  • Maintain day to day activity and budget oversight
  • Ensure project management platforms are up to date
  • Provide representational and focal point services for all ChildFund activities at the national and sub-national levels
  • Ensure project reporting and donor management requirements are met


  • Build strong and effective national partnerships
  • Manage national partnerships in-line with ChildFund partnership commitments and ensure appropriate evidence is captured to demonstrate partnership commitments in action
  • Support institutional strengthening activities with national partners

Stakeholder Management

  • Maintain strong and productive relationships with a variety of stakeholders including key partner staff, Government, Managing Contractors, donors and National Olympic Committees
  • Maintain frequent, high-quality and transparent communications with the S4D team (based in countries across Oceania and Asia)

Program Quality

  • Ensure all relevant protocols are adhered to across all projects
  • Support improvements in disability inclusive practice
  • Remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding as well as Sexual Exploitation, Abuse or Harassment (SEAH) risks and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Child Safeguarding and Prevention of SEAH Policies

Qualifications and Experience

  • University education in education, sport management, international development or a relevant field
  • Experience working with partners, with sports partners an advantage
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Community development experience, with Sport for Development experience an advantage
  • Mentoring and coaching experience
  • Project management experience including budgets and risk management processes
  • Experience working in a complex partnership environment with multiple, competing priorities
  • A commitment to creating an environment that enables national partners to grow and achieve their full potential
  • Successful team building and leadership experience
  • Experience working independently and managing multiple tasks with an ability and willingness to be hands on across multiple disciplines
  • Representation experience, including public speaking
  • Fluency in English and relevant national language/s.

To apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter addressing the core skills and experience outlined in the Position Description to Caroline Pinney at:

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