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TAFISA: Programmes Manager

TAFISA: Programmes Manager

TAFISA is looking for a Programmes Manager to lead its various programmes and initiatives for the development and promotion of Sport for All worldwide. Deadline: 10 May 2022.

  • Location: TAFISA Headquarters, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
  • Duration: Initial 1- to 2-year full-time contract
  • Deadline for submission: 10 May 2022

The Association for International Sport for All (TAFISA) is the leading international Sport for All organisation. We strive to raise awareness about the benefits of Sport for All and physical activity worldwide, and our vision is to create a better world through Sport for All.

We support the promotion of Sport for All and physical activity through our network of over 380 members across 170 countries, and work with the International Olympic Committee, the European Commission, UNESCO, and the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), among others.

To manage TAFISA programmes we are looking for a Programmes Manager to start on 1 June 2022, for an initial period of 1 to 2 years.

Job description

Tasks include:

  • Management and delivery of projects in the fields of active cities, sport and cultural heritage environments, and gender equity
  • Partner and stakeholder management, development of partnerships
  • Management and delivery of Sport for All capacity-building programmes, including in the field of gender equity
  • Business development activities (research associated with new business opportunities, project proposals, fundraising, grant applications, etc.).
  • Support the implementation of TAFISA’s overall strategy
  • Representation of TAFISA internally and towards third parties
  • Implementation of day-to-day activities with the TAFISA team

Employment conditions

The Programmes Manager will be employed on the base of a full-time position (39.25 h/week) and an initial 1- to 2-year contract. Their workplace will be the TAFISA Executive Office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

They will be directly supervised by TAFISA’s Secretary General. The work will involve frequent travel within Europe and worldwide. The Programmes Manager shall perform their duties in compliance with TAFISA’s statutes, bylaws and Code of Ethics, as well as in accordance with the decisions of the Board of Directors and with the other arrangements applying to the office.

Required skills and qualifications

  • Master’s degree in sport management, business administration, project management or other relevant fields
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in project management and business development, in the field of sport (preferred) or other relevant fields
  • Experience in fundraising and the development of grant applications
  • English Level: Native speaker or non-native with full professional proficiency
  • Willingness to travel
  • High diplomatic skills to work with diverse stakeholders and funders
  • Communication skills and experience in public speaking
  • Leadership skills
  • Interest in non-profit work and the grassroots sport movement
  • Quick learner and forward thinker who can preempt issues before they arise
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and team-player who is also able to work independently
  • Ability to multitask and work towards competing deadlines by prioritising workload
  • Excellent knowledge of the Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Willing to relocate and work in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

To apply

Send your applications to Wolfgang Baumann, Secretary General TAFISA, at

All applications must include:

  • A cover letter
  • CV
  • Evidence of expertise and experience such as certificates, diplomas, references, etc.
  • Language certificate(s), if non-native English speaker

All documents must be submitted in English in a single PDF file before 10 May 2022. Only complete applications will be considered

Application deadline

Tue, 05/10/2022

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