Partnerships Coordinator Consultant – ChildFund Rugby


To Apply please submit a cover letter and resume via the bamboo link. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Application closing date: 31 August 2023

Target start month: September 2023


ChildFund Sport for Development partners to provide children and young people with opportunities to play, learn, and lead.

Through integrated sport and life skills learning, young people from vulnerable communities develop critical social and emotional skills which help them achieve personal goals, build empathy, manage emotions, develop positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This makes them better equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change, and take active leadership roles within their communities.

All partnerships contribute to building an equitable and inclusive future, where children are safe from violence — reflecting targets within the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The ChildFund Sport for Development Team works with sports partners around the globe to ensure that the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in sport is a priority.

The ChildFund Sport for Development Team manages ChildFund Rugby, a work stream that focuses on the delivery of social impact through rugby partnerships.

ChildFund Sport for Development is led by ChildFund Australia, an independent international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in developing communities and a member of the ChildFund Alliance – a global network of 12 organisations which assists almost 23 million children and their families in 70 countries.


As the Sport for Development (S4D) Partnerships Coordinator — Philippines, you lead ChildFund S4D’s operations in Philippines and will: i) hold operational and reporting leadership for all projects; (ii) build a strong, supportive and productive environment for partnerships that extend to partner staff and Coaches; (iii) ensure strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government, donors and ChildFund officers/departments; and (iv) ensure program quality across all work streams.


– Build strong and effective partnerships with the National Governing Body (Philippines Rugby Football Union) and other national partners;

– Manage partnerships in-line with ChildFund commitments and ensure appropriate evidence is captured to demonstrate commitments in action;

– Support institutional strengthening activities with national partners;

– Support partners to implement strong projects including project management and measuring change, in-line with approved projects and organisational protocols and requirements;

– Support partners to maintain day to day activity and budget oversight.

Project Leadership

– Ensure project management platforms are up to date;

– Provide representational and focal point services for all ChildFund Sport for Development activities at the national and sub-national levels;

– Ensure project reporting and donor management requirements are met.

Stakeholder Management

– Maintain strong and productive relationships with stakeholders including key ChildFund staff, Government, and the National Olympic Committee (where possible);

– Maintain frequent, high-quality and transparent communications with the S4D team.

Program Quality

– Support improvements in disability inclusive practice;

– Ensure relevant protocols are adhered to across all projects.


– University education in education, sport management, international development or a relevant field;

– Experience working with partners, with sports partners an advantage;

– Experience of working with children and young people;

– Community development experience, with Sport for Development experience an advantage;

– Mentoring and coaching experience;

– Representation experience, including public speaking;

– Experience working in a complex partnership environment with multiple competing priorities;

– Successful team building and leadership experience;

– Fluency in English and relevant national language/s;

– A commitment to creating an environment that enables national partners to grow and achieve their full potential.


– Relationship building and management;

– Organised and methodological;

– Effective under pressure;

– Deadline-oriented and proactive;

– Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;

– Project management;

– Adaptable and flexible team player;

– IT use for productivity and communications.

Department: ChildFund Sport for Development

Location: Manila, Philippines (mixed remote and office-based, with regular travel outside Manila)

Employment: Full-time consultancy for 12 months (possibility to extend)

Reports to: Sport for Development Partnerships and Impact Manager

Other Information: Regular travel required

How to apply


To Apply please submit a cover letter and resume via the bamboo link. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

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