Regional Partnerships Coordinator – ChildFund Rugby

ChildFund Australia


ChildFund Rugby 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 Rugby also works with sports partners around the globe to ensure that the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in sport is a priority.

ChildFund Rugby 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.


The position leads start-up operations with new partner organisations in new countries and will:

  1. Hold operational and reporting leadership for all investments;
  2. Ensure strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government, donors and internally, and;
  3. Ensure impact quality across all investments.

Investment Leadership

  • Support partner organisations to ensure project cycle management is in-line with approved investments and curriculum protocols and requirements;
  • Maintain budget oversight;
  • Ensure project management platforms are up to date;
  • Provide representational and focal point services for identified partners;
  • Ensure activity and budget reporting and donor management requirements are met.

Partnership Support

  • Build strong and effective sub-national, national and regional partnerships;
  • Provide training and support for partners, including around administrative and financial processes;
  • Manage partnerships in-line with ChildFund commitments and ensure appropriate evidence is captured to demonstrate commitments in action;
  • Build a strong, supportive and productive environment for partnerships that extend to partner staff and Coaches.


  • Coordinate support for Coach education and training as agreed;
  • Conduct monitoring visits;
  • Support improvements in inclusive practices;
  • Ensure relevant protocols are adhered to across all investments.

Other Information

Location: Open with working rights in place.

Contract: Full-time, 12-month consultancy position (possibility of extension).

Other Information: International travel is required.

How to apply

Applications can be made here.

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