About Us

 

TackleAfrica uses the power and popularity of football to deliver HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights information and services to young people on football pitches across the continent. We do this by training African football coaches, games teachers and community leaders to use fun, interactive football drills with inbuilt health messaging with young people in their football clubs and communities. As of 2020, we have trained coaches in twelve African countries and we continue to expand and train more each year.   

 

Your Role  

 

Working with TackleAfrica’s Regional Programme Manager and Project Officers you will provide particular support to our partner organisations coaches and youth leaders - to advance their leadership and communication skills; SRH teaching knowledge; group facilitation skills and their football coaching skills; enabling them to continue to engage young people, and focus on specific SRH-related issues within their communities.  

 

The post holder will be responsible for managing a football based programme delivering sexual health information and outcomes to young people.


Your support will provide continuing personal and professional development and in-depth support for these coaches, continuing their coach education, aiming to the point where they are able to train and support other coaches from within their communities.  

 

Your Profile 

 

General: Above all you need to be a highly motivated, resourceful, adaptable and self-sufficient individual with coaching experience. The role involves working closely with partner organisations in Africa and the role holder would be expected to be able to represent the charity with key stakeholders – you will need strong communication and diplomatic skills.

 

Previous experience working or volunteering in Africa or International Development is not essential but would be highly desirable.

 

HIV Experience: You need to have, or be able to develop, a strong understanding of HIV but you are not expected to be an HIV expert. We work closely with leading professional experts in this field and would provide a training programme to support this aspect of the role. However, any prior experience would be highly beneficial and role holder will be expected to grasp complex culturally and gender sensitive issues.

 

Person Specification

 

  • Highly motivated self-starter and team player – with a proven ability to work successfully on own initiative with limited support/supervision
  • An excellent fit with TackleAfrica’s Values and Behaviours with a willingness to get involved with all areas of Operational delivery as well as management
  • Delivery focused, well organised – with experience of running training programmes and educating coaches
  • Strong presentational skills 
  • Committed and enthusiastic - with knowledge of international development/HIV education an advantage
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Football Association Level 1 qualified or equivalent highly desirable
  • Other sports qualifications and sporting experience will also be considered
  • Computer and internet skills essential

 

Our Offer 

 

Remuneration: £300 p/m depending on experience. All work-related expenses including local, regional and international travel will also be met by TackleAfrica.

The post represents a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic organisation in an exciting period of growth.   You will be working alongside staff and volunteers from local partner organisations and building/developing networks of coaches to deliver regular, high quality HIV/SRHR education through football coaching to young people within their communities.

For overseas applicants the role is a competitive position with all costs covered including flights, accommodation, local travel, all work-related expenses and a local living allowance.

For local applicants a locally competitive equivalent to the Living Allowance will be paid as salary with work related costs and benefits in addition.

 

Interviews and pre departure training take place in London, UK or regionally in Africa. Interviews for selected suitable candidates can be done remotely via Skype and any travel and accommodation costs to London/other must be borne by the applicant.

 

To apply, please download and read the Job Description, and complete the Application Form (CVs alone will not be read).  Email your completed form to TackleAfrica’s Administration Officer at recruitment@tackleafrica.org – please also use this email address for any queries relating to this role.  

 

 

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