Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is the umbrella organisation of the national Football Associations within Oceania. Located at St Johns in Auckland, New Zealand, OFC supports 11 Member Associations strategically, financially, and logistically through tailored programmes.

We are one of the world’s six Football Confederations and an active participant within the FIFA Football community. The positive, collaborative team environment at OFC aims to leave a legacy in the region, providing positive experiences in sport and life.


OFC is charged with the task of servicing and administering football in the Oceania region while also using the sport as a tool for social development. Our vision is to raise the overall standard of football in Oceania and utilise the power and passion of football to help promote education, community development, capacity building, health awareness, cultural exchange, and economic development within the football community.


OFC is committed to enhancing the positive impact of football across the Pacific. This includes working across the football division and our Member Associations to building strong healthier individuals, communities, and nations and address social issues in the Pacific. Working closely with the Head of Department and delivery partners, the role of Football for Development Manager/Coordinator will be responsible for managing the delivery of the OFC Football for development programmes including the Just Play Programme which has reached close to 50,000 children across the Pacific since 2009.

Main Duties (include but are not limited to):

  • Management of the annual calendar of Just Play including supporting our 11 Member Associations on the delivery of their national work-plans.
  • Creating detailed action plans, risk register and delivery management processes for football for development programmes.
  • Programme financial and project performance reporting
  • Managing and maintaining strong partnerships with key stakeholders and delivery partnersincluding donors and identifying opportunities to strengthen these relationships.
  • Supporting SR Programme Managers and SR teams in our Member Associations and ensuringsufficient technical support and capacity building is delivered for programme effectiveness.
  • Identifying future opportunities and supporting the co-design of further football fordevelopment programmes that meet the needs of our stakeholders and communities.
  • Ensuring alignment and integration of OFC Social Responsibility programmes with the OFC SR Strategy, Football Division Strategy and other divisions at OFC.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • You will ideally have 5 years’+ experience managing programmes in the Pacific region and a relevant tertiary qualification and:
  • Knowledge and professional experience of Sport for Development or delivery of development programmes in another sector.

OFC Social Responsibility 

  • Proven experience working with multiple partners including government, NGO’s and sport organisations.
  • Strong operational planning and strategic planning capabilities and project management experience.
  • Experience in budget management, procurement and logistics coordination.
  • The ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and excellent relationship managementskills with the ability to communicate effectively to a diverse audience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English with experience in preparingreports.
  • Be well organised and comfortable delivering under pressure.

The Next Steps:

Please email a cover letter attached to your resume to [email protected]. Your cover letter should highlight your specific qualifications and recent experiences that are relevant to the role and provide answers to the following questions:

1. Do you have the right to work in New Zealand or across the Pacific?

2. What is your expected base salary?

3. What is your notice period?

Please note – Applications will close on 3rd June 2022. The closing date is subject to change without notifications. Active candidate shortlisting will take place during the advertised vacancy period.