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Just Play Programme Mentor

Closing Date: 09 Feb 2020

Interview: 20 - 21 March

Pre-departure Briefing: 27 - 31 May

Expected Start Date: 15 - 26 June

Assignment Number: 41352

Duration: 10-months

Location: Tarawa, Kiribati

The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Just Play programme is a social development and grassroots programme.  It provides an environment where children learn, grow and explore football in a positive and meaningful way.  The programme is built around four key pillars; developing healthy lifestyles, social inclusion, gender equality and the protection of children.

So far, OFC Just Play has reached over 250,000 children across 11 Pacific Island countries.  The programme is due to launch in Kiribati in 2020, and will be delivered through the Ministry of Women Youth Sport and Social Affairs (MWYSSA).

In this assignment you will support MWYSSA with the rollout, coordination and delivery of the Just Play programme.  You will work alongside a National Development Officer and ensure they develop skills and capacity to lead and facilitate the programme in to the future.  Key to this assignment will be working in partnership with national stakeholders, and fostering government and community engagement and ownership of the programme.

If you have a passion for harnessing the power of sport to educate young people, this is a unique 10-month opportunity to get involved with an internationally recognised programme that has seen huge success across the Pacific region.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Professional experience in a project/programme management position
  • Knowledge of community-based development work including programme development, management experience, and monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Experience with budgeting, proposal and report writing, and grants management
  • Experience facilitating training and workshops and cultivating effective teams
  • Excellent interpersonal, entrepreneurial, and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with people at all levels, from high level officials to community leaders

VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

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