Vacancy: Coach Development Officer
Recruiting Company: TackleAfrica (TA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of Coaching and Operations
Job Summary: The Coach Development Officer will work closely with TackleAfrica’s Head of Coaching and Operations and local Project Officers to provide particular support to our partner organisations coaches and youth leaders - to advance their leadership and communication skills; HIV teaching knowledge; group facilitation skills and their football coaching skills; enabling them to continue to engage young people, and focus on specific HIV-related issues within their communities.
The incumbent’s 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.
The above will be carried out within the context of TackleAfrica’s on-going programme of coach education and include the following:
1. Organise and deliver TackleAfrica coaching courses with partner organisations:
Offer additional on the ground support to local TA trained coaches post course to support their delivery of high quality and impactful HIV educational football coaching sessions on a regular basis
Conduct TA monitoring and evaluation processes for each course including data collection
Collect relevant marketing material from each course to support the promotion of TackleAfrica’s work both in the UK and Africa
2. Development of TA’s in-country partner organization in areas such as:
Improved preparation of TA coaching projects
Improved recruitment of appropriate individuals/organisations for TA coaching courses
Improved evaluation of coach education courses
Improved tracking of activities delivered post course using TA’s M&E systems
3. TA resource development:
Collect and document new drills from trained TA coaches and young people
Further development of TA’s coach education training courses including levels of courses for returning coaches
Further development of a TA ‘curriculum’ highlighting key messages and methods of utilising TA resources over a variety of timescales
4. Development of stories, photographs, interviews and other marketing material of organisations, coaches and young people involved in the programmes
5. Develop and maintain relationships with other local Sport for Development organisations and any other relevant CBOs/NGOs/INGOs in-country
6. Scoping potential new partners for TackleAfrica
The prospective Coach Development Officer should possess Football Coaching Skills i.e hold FA level 1 qualification or equivalent as a minimum, FA level 2 or above qualified or equivalent desirable. Coaching of coaches will be highly desirable.
Previous experience working or volunteering in Africa or International Development is not essential but would be highly advantageous.
Skills and Experience:
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.
Highly motivated self-starter – with a proven ability to work successfully on own initiative with limited support/supervision
Delivery focused, well organised – with experience of running training programmes and educating coaches
Excellent communication and diplomatic skills
Possess excellent presentational skills
Highly committed and enthusiastic - with knowledge of international development/HIV education an advantage
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Computer and internet skills are highly mandatory
Job Terms and Conditions:
Flights, visa, accommodation and a local living allowance will be paid for by TackleAfrica. All work related expenses including local, regional and international travel will also be met by TackleAfrica.
All suitably qualified candidates who desire to work with TackleAfrica as the Coach Development Officer should endeavour to visit the web link below and click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements. Fill the Attached Application Form.
Deadline: 2nd May, 2014