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The Craig Bellamy Foundation

The Craig Bellamy Foundation

The Craig Bellamy Foundation

The Craig Bellamy Foundation - nurturing sporting talent through professional youth football academy & development league in Sierra Leone.


Freetown, Sierra Leone

23 Jan 2014

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Development Officer - Youth Leadership & Community Engagement

Work as a development officer for the Craig Bellamy Foundation and help to implement and improve our unique nationwide development league

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

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In this role, you will be helping to manage and develop our unique youth development league that uses football to tackle Sierra Leone’s key development priorities – education, health, youth exclusion and gender inequality. 

The League involves over 2,000 children, boys and girls, participating in football and community projects across Sierra Leone. Teams earn points not only for match results, but also for fair play, school attendance and participating in community projects. Reporting to the Academy Manger, this is an opportunity to play a meaningful role in the next stage of the developing of this unique and inspiring model. 

You will be responsible for: 

  • Take the Lead role on implementing our nationwide development league across Sierra Leone
  • Providing support to local staff in devising and implementing community development projects 
  • Actively participating in training sessions held for local staff and volunteers 
  • Monitoring and delivering in-kind donations (school and sports equipment) to League teams 
  • Helping to manage our existing partnerships with NGOs and communities and to develop new ones 
  • Assisting in the development and sourcing of branded materials for the League 
  • Leading the development of the Foundation's community reinvestment programme that aims to build linkages between communities in the regions where the League operates 
  • Contributing to the Foundation's strategic planning and fundraising activities 

Required experience 

  • A degree, or equivalent qualification, in a relevant subject or field 
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills 
  • Some experience of working in a youth leadership, community development or teaching role 
  • Some experience of working or volunteering in a developing country environment 

Placement Details 

  • Placement duration to be a minimum of Seven months 
  • References will be required to confirm suitability to work with children 
  • Role would report to the Craig Bellamy Foundation Academy Manager

What’s included?

  • Transfers to and from the Academy at start and end of placement
  • Orientation either upon arrival in-country, or in UK prior to departure
  • Accommodation and all meals on campus
  • On-site security and First Aid support
  • Pre-pay mobile phone sim-card

What’s not included?

  • Flights
  • Visa & Vaccinations
  • Travel / Medical Insurance
  • Drinks / meals off-site

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