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We need you !

We need you !

We need you !Rugby Africa is recruiting a full-time regional development officer to manage the implementation of development programs within a region of Africa.

He or she will join a team composed of three other regional development officers and other operational staff. Together, their objective is to assist African unions to grow the Game and assist Rugby Africa with the organization of training workshops, competitions and with the implementation of development programs.

Zone of responsibility :

English-speaking Africa including among others the following countries:

Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa.

This list may contain French-speaking countries.

Mission :

  • Competitions

The development officer will be in charge of 2nd and 3rd division competitions when held in his zone.

He will :

  • Check the organization of the competition before its start.
  • Assist Rugby Africa’s communication manager in promoting the event in partnership with the hosting union.
  • Attend said tournaments and endorse the role of tournament director, match commissioner  and/or citing commissioner.
  • Send right after the end of the games all match results and photos to Rugby Africa’s communication manager.
  • Provide Rugby Africa a complete report at the end of the competition.

He could upon Rugby Africa’s request be involved in the Africa Cup 1 A, B, C,  Sevens and U19. In that particular case, his missions will depend on the event.

  • Get Into Rugby and other university and school Rugby

He will :     

  • Assist unions with implementing their projects.
  • Train local educators involved into school rugby (schools and universities).
  • Follow-up on projects and provide Rugby Africa and World Rugby periodic reports and also information to Rugby Africa’s communication manager.
  • Ensure that unions go through the online reporting system of the Get Into Rugby program in due date.
  • Take part in worldwide Get Into Rugby conferences if invited by World Rugby.
  • Organize and deliver Rugby Africa’s yearly Get Into Rugby conferences with the support of Rugby Africa’ s administrative office.
  • As part of the Get Into Rugby Program, ensure the development and follow-up of the “ I also play referee”  program.
  • Ensure that Get Into Rugby and other activities are implemented in respect of World Rugby’s Impact beyond program in the context of Rugby Africa’s competitions and /or around global rugby events (Rugby World Cup, Olympics…).
  • Be proactive and undertake with Rugby Africa’s endorsement and support any relevant development project.
  • Support to non-World Rugby member unions :

He will :     

  • Identify their individual needs and propose an annual operational plan.
  • Work on strategic plans and development policies.
  • Deliver Rugby Ready, L1 sevens and fifteen-a-side coach, Level 1 match official training workshops.
  • Provide Rugby Africa a comprehensive report after each union visit.
  • Provide Rugby Africa’s communication manager photos and information right after each union visit.
  • Advise and support unions in their development process towards a successful application for World Rugby’s membership.
  • Likewise for union not yet member of Rugby Africa.
  • Women’s Rugby

He will :

  • Assist unions with drafting and implementing their Women’s Rugby development projects.
  • Organize and deliverwith Rugby Africa’s Women’s Rugby workshops.
  • Ensure close and regular follow up of unions’ activities and provide Rugby Africa’s communication manager information and periodic reports.
  • Miscellaneous :

He will :    

  • Provide Rugby Africa a monthly operational plan and an activity report at the end of each month.
  • Take part in monthly call conferences with Rugby Africa team and/or executive committee members of Rugby Africa and/or World Rugby.
  • Take part in the annual staff workshop to coordinate and plan our activities.
  • Take part in Rugby Africa Executive committee meetings if invited to.
  • Be responsive in his correspondence with Rugby Africa colleagues and proactive with his unions.
  • Plan periodic calls with his unions’ key executives for development, women’s rugby, training managers or others.

Required skills

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • The aptitude to speak French or another regional language would be a plus.
  • Very good writing and reporting skills.
  • Advanced skills in standard computer tools (mail, word, excel, power point…).
  • Advanced skills in Rugby and expert level in developing rugby.
  • Advanced skills in rugby unions operations.
  • World Rugby educator degree.
  • World Rugby trainer degree desirable or teacher diploma.
  • Strong experience with planning, drafting and management of development programs.
  • Ability to work in autonomy.
  • Very good ability to manage and to act in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage conflicts.
  • Good knowledge of his area of responsibility’s culture.
  • Be able to build budgets and ensure a close follow-up of unions’ development program budgets.

Information :

The development officer will report to Rugby Africa’s president and to its executive committee. On a day-to-day basis, he will also report to Rugby Africa’s Director and he will work side by side with World Rugby service manager for Africa.

Location : Preferably the candidate will be based in his area of responsibility and close from a well-connected airport or a regional hub. The regional development officer will frequently travel within his zone of responsibility or beyond.

Term : Consultant contract for one year renewable.

Start date : As soon as possible

Application process : Please send a cover letter and CV to no later than close of business on 4th July 2016.