Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is the umbrella organization of the National Football Associations within Oceania. Located at Stonefields in Auckland, New Zealand, OFC supports 11 Full Member Associations strategically, financially, and logistically through tailored programmes. We are one of the world’s six football confederations and an active participant within the FIFA Football community.
What is our goal?
The ALL IN – OFC Women’s Football strategy aims to increase the development, growth, sustainability, and professionalization 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?
Reporting to the Head of Football Development, Women’s Football Manager will play a key role in supporting 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 purpose of the role is to manage and drive OFC’s Women’s Football Development Strategy, including Participation, Visibility, Education, Performance and Culture.
The role will require some travel predominantly in the Pacific region as there are many exciting competitions scheduled on OFC’s calendar including Champions League, Nations Cup, Olympic Qualifier, Futsal Nations Cup, as well as numerous age group tournaments.
Stakeholder Management is vital in this role as you’ll 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.
A day in the life of Women’s Football Manager includes:
Plan and implement the Women’s Football strategy with the support of the Head of Football Development and execute it in the 11 OFC Member Associations (MA’s),
Lead and develop the Women’s Football Development teams in OFC Member Associations to build professional knowledge and ensuring programmes are delivered to a high standard.
Strengthen the capacity of the Women’s Football Staff in the OFC Member Associations.
Manage the overall Member Associations applications for Women’s football development programs, approval of projects, activities and follow up during the year as well as the reporting.
Manage the review of the existing programmes and together with the Head of Department reflect on new programmes or activities that will be offered to the MA’s.
Represent OFC at meetings conferences and other engagement forums in a credible, professional, and appropriate manner.
Create reporting frameworks, evaluation tools and systems to help capture and evaluate programming impact on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Produce and develop Women’s Football proposals and provide monthly reports outlining progress towards deliverables and outputs.
Oversee financial utilization and reporting of expenditure linked to the programmes/activities and funding.
Skills and experience:
You will ideally have minimum of 3 years’ experience in developing and promoting Women’s Football as a Player, Coach or Instructor.
Experience in Project Management for Women’s Football and Training Coaches.
Ability to Develop and Conduct Development Projects for Women’s Football.
An OFC B or A License, or Confederation equivalent, is preferred.
Tertiary qualifications to the equivalent of university level and above in a relevant field.
Excellent communication and relationship management skills with a proactive and flexible attitude.
Project Management skills and effective planning skills including the development of strategies.
An understanding of the Oceania region, its people and cultures is desirable.
Ability to empower others to achieve goals consistently over time.
Willingness to tailor support to meet the cultural and societal norms of a country.
A passion for football.