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.
OFC is one of the world’s six Football Confederations and is 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.
WHAT IS OUR GOAL?
The ALL IN – OFC Women’s Football strategy aims to increase the development, growth, sustainability, and professionalisation of the game, leading to greater performances on the world stage. Providing direction, purpose, and guidelines for women’s football in Oceania, this strategy will also assist with the creation of an inclusive footballing culture, which inspires and empowers all girls and women across all sectors.
WHO ARE WE AFTER?
This is an exciting opportunity for a Women’s Football Consultant to support the development and implementation of grassroots and youth programmes in football, futsal and beach soccer, in alignment with the ALL IN: OFC Women’s Football Strategy.
The role is a Fixed Term Contract working between 24-32hrs/week until August 2023. We are open to applications from across the Pacific region with flexible remote working options.
The main focus is on the delivery of the PARTICIPATION pillar – which aims to break down the barriers and increase accessibility for girls and women in football, to ensure girls and women are meaningfully engaged in all aspects of football.
You will be working in collaboration with:
- Football Development Department for the development of women’s football, futsal and beach soccer.
- Social Responsibility Department to ensure appropriate messaging and themes are included in development programmes.
- Education & High-Performance Department for the delivery of formal and informal education courses and workshops.
- Relevant internal and external stakeholders aiming at providing equal opportunities.
Main Duties (include but are not limited to):
- Conduct monthly Women’s Development Officer progress and support calls, with regular weekly support as required.
- Facilitate monitoring and reporting with Women’s Development Officer’s on operational plan activity, including Development Centres and Centres of Excellence.
- Build a database of relevant statistics on girls’ and women’s football to continuously track and monitor the progress of women’s football in each Member Association.
- Support the FIFA WWC Pacific Legacy Programme and relevant initiatives.
- Support (or lead) Female Only coach education for football, futsal and beach soccer.
- Encourage and promote the values of OFC and to comply with the required standards of conduct and so promote the Confederation within the community by acting with integrity and honesty.
- Ensure that all work is completed on a priority basis with a high degree of quality and professionalism.
- Be proactive in all aspects of the role, by thinking and planning, to provide the best possible service.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Minimum of three years’ experience and strong knowledge in women’s football.
- Tertiary qualifications to the equivalent of university level and above in a relevant subject.
- OFC Licence, or Confederation equivalent, is preferred.
- Ability to empower others to achieve goals consistently over time.
- Willingness to tailor support to meet the cultural and societal norms of a country.
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
- Professional, positive, flexible, and diplomatic response to problem solving.
- Remuneration will be dependent on and reflective of experience.
- A passion for football.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an updated CV and cover letter to [email protected] outlining your qualifications and experience. Applications will close on 30th April 2022.
Your cover letter should highlight your specific qualifications and recent experiences that are relevant to the role and provide answers to the following questions:
- Do you have the right to work in New Zealand?
- What is your expected base salary?