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Common Goal

Common Goal



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Posting Date

Apr 20, 2023

Role description

With more than three billion fans, football is the largest social phenomenon on the planet.
Common Goal is rooted in the belief that the world’s most popular sport is one of the few cultural forces strong enough to help shift society towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all. We believe that achieving long-lasting change requires collaboration. That’s why we are building a movement that creates opportunities for every stakeholder in football to participate - we embed purpose at the heart of the football industry, leverage football’s reach and culture to inspire fans to act and use football as a catalyst to unlock excellence and opportunities for young people everywhere.
We want to maximise the game’s contribution to people and planet and believe that we are at a true historical milestone. As such, we are creating opportunities to engage new talent with the drive and passion that changing the world requires.
Are you ready?
The Project Manager Gender Equity will contribute to our work on gender equity towards our objectives of enabling equal access and opportunities for women in football, using football to inspire society to embrace gender equality and promoting football as a catalyst to empower girls to develop their full potential.  
The focus of the role is to lead the implementation of a gender equity project focused on the development of a network and the implementation of capacity development programming in Africa. The project will be implemented in partnership with the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and leading member organisations from the Common Goal Community. In addition, the role will support additional gender equity projects being implemented internationally by Common Goal.
The role requires someone who is dedicated to gender equity, aims for radical collaboration to accelerate change and is a passionate and convincing communicator.
·       You manage the GIZ funded project aimed at creating more gender-inclusive Sport for Good community in Africa, through network building and the implementation of capacity development programming particularly focusing on increasing girls’ participation and female representation in coaching and leadership.
·       You are responsible for all aspects of project management. This includes project design, planning, execution, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) as well as financial and narrative reporting and the development of funding proposals.
·       You contribute to the implementation of the adidas Breaking Barriers Project together with an internal team of three colleagues to effectively deliver against project deliverables.
·       You review, develop content and facilitate training sessions for young leaders and organisations
·       You provide guidance, review and develop new content focused on gender equity
·       You build and maintain partnerships with Football for Good and gender focused organisations and engage with partners from the corporate, government, and football sectors to ensure the relevance, quality and sustainability of projects.
·       You build and mentor communities of practice, working alongside experts to implement learning opportunities for the wider Common Goal Community.
·       You have a degree in gender studies, sports science, social science, international development or a related field.
·       You have at least three (3) years professional experience in gender equity programmes, ideally related to the field of sports for development and in particular in Africa.
·       You have proven experience with managing complex, multi-stakeholder projects and collecting, reporting and communicating impact data.
·       You have knowledge of the management and reporting standards of public funders, ideally GIZ in particular.
·       You have experience with conceptualising and facilitating workshops and trainings with a focus on gender equity. Your passion for football and experience in football coaching is a plus.
·       You are a passionate communicator and know how to initiate and moderate collaborative processes.
·       You are familiar with creating databases, spreadsheets, presentations and the use of project management tools and apps.
·       You have people management skills to effectively deliver against project deliverables.
·       You are willing and able to travel regularly.
·       You are native or fluent in English. Fluency in other languages is an important asset (especially French and German).
·       You are a great listener and team player who enjoys taking responsibility and working in a diverse, culturally-rich and inclusive workplace and apply a decolonial lens in your working style.
·       You take initiative and responsibility of your work, and solve problems proactively.
·       You possess strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and multitask.
·       You love to get things done, thrive on challenging the status-quo and have a genuine passion for our cause.
·       Become part of a vision for football 2030, that aims to enable all stakeholders in the football industry to play their part in accelerating progress towards the Global Goals.
·       Lead a motivating work culture with highly talented colleagues and peers and unique personal development opportunities within an internationally recognised social enterprise.
·       Play your part in the world’s biggest community into a more sustainable path and join an innovative, experienced, solutions-oriented, and impact-driven team that is passionate about football for good.
·       Enjoy flexible working arrangements, an inspiring and centrally located office, 30 days annual leave and other great features to enable an optimal balance between work and personal life.
·       Benefit from attractive perks for all employees such as visa & relocation support, monthly public transport passes, a gym allowance, or home-office equipment and support, as well as other great initiatives to create a fun and exciting workplace.
·       Make a full-time position in Berlin or working remotely your own with attractive conditions.
·       Last but not least, join an international squad of 18 nationalities, speaking more than 12 languages, where 100% of your future teammates agreed in the latest staff survey that “fellow team members are committed to doing quality work.”
Kick things off by submitting your CV and / or link to your LinkedIn profile and a few sentences about yourself via our online application form.
Your application will be screened against the position-specific criteria and suitable, qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment and selection process.
Common Goal is an equal opportunities employer and strongly committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified and experienced people! Women, those identified as female and/or non-binary, and people from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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