Certification & Learning Liaison(s) – Consultant(s) (F/M/D)
ABOUT COMMON GOAL:
Do you believe football has the power to change the world, for the better?
This idea that beautiful game can be an effective tool for social change is what unites the Common Goal movement.
Nearly five years ago, a team of professional footballers kicked off the Common Goal movement by committing to pledge 1% of their salary to change the world, for good.
Today, the movement includes over 150 grassroots organisations and more than 250 professional football players and managers – including Paulo Dybala, Pernille Harder, Timo Werner, Serge Gnabry, Casey Stoney, Jürgen Klopp and Megan Rapinoe. Also influential football figures have joined the movement, such as UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin, professional clubs such as FC Nordsjælland and brands such as adidas and DAZN.
We are at a true historical milestone and as such we have created new opportunities to engage new talent with the drive and passion that changing the world requires.
Are you in?
ABOUT THE QUALITY SEAL FOR FOOTBALL FOR GOOD
The Quality Seal is a brand new certification scheme to align and strengthen the collective, global impact of the Football for Good sector. It is a set of standards which individual organisations use to prove -- and improve -- their impact on people and the planet.
The Quality Seal also helps organisations establish and maintain credibility specifically in terms of quality, sustainability and transparency.
Founded and developed by Common Goal, the Quality Seal also provides learning opportunities, helping to align and strengthen the sector further.
ABOUT THE ROLE
You would join our new team of regional, independent, consultancy-based CERTIFICATION & LEARNING LIAISONS.
Your main purpose is to help Football for Good organisations improve their impact on the ground.
You achieve this by guiding organisations through the Quality Seal certification process and supporting their learning journey. You will be their liaison to Common Goal, and assisting in knowledge management.
You will contribute to Common Goal’s learning community by sharing certification lessons learnt, best practices and resources, and possibly hosting online and/or in-person learning events.
- Work with passionate organisations to guide them through the entire Quality Seal certification process
- Support organisations throughout their learning journeys, helping them plan, track, reflect upon, celebrate and improve in the areas they choose
- Share lessons learnt and best practices with Common Goal and the other regional liaisons
- Grow and improve our learning communities by contributing to content and discussions and moderating learning sessions
- Instil a culture of confidentiality (and in some cases, anonymity) among the entire team you work with and platforms you use
- Help make sure our safeguarding and accountability mechanisms are working - and if not - suggest and try out improvements
- Participate in quarterly and yearly Common Goal meetings and events
- Contribute your ideas during the yearly review of the Quality Seal standards
- Assist in other tasks such as training, networking, translating (depending on your strengths and interests)
- You can prove your achievements working in social impact, corporate social responsibility, ethical consumerism, human rights, compliance, etc.
- You have experience working in social and environmental change, children’s rights and/or with the Sustainable Development Goals
- You have experience working at community/field level, in your region
- You have experience in learning and knowledge management (virtual and in person)
- You are ready to travel (if necessary) to do occasional site visits and/or assist in learning or other events
- You have experience working in a liaison role and/or in a role which required a high level of discretion and maintaining objectivity and confidentiality
- You have an excellent working knowledge of English; additional languages are a plus, especially Spanish, French, Arabic or Portuguese or a language where Common Goal has a high number of member organisations
- You have experience working in virtual environments (remote, home-based)
- You have your own equipment to work remotely (a computer with working microphone, camera and good internet connection)
- You love to get things done, thrive on challenging the status quo and have a genuine passion for our cause.
AWESOME TO HAVE’s
(If you have 2-3 of these, it increases your chances of hearing from us!)
- A degree or certificate in the social sciences, development studies, project or financial management or a related field
- Knowledge of the sports - or football - for good sector
- 3-5 years of work experience in certification, assurance or accreditation schemes, auditing, compliance or similar mechanism
- In-depth experience working in one or more of Common Goal’s key values (safeguarding, diversity & inclusion, gender equity, anti-racism, LGBTQI rights and advocacy, youth leadership, climate action, sustainability, peacebuilding, health, education and employability and social enterprise)
- Knowledge of adult learning, participatory learning and experience in teaching and/or training (on-site, online and/or hybrid)
- Knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and research basic principles, approaches, methods, tools and ethic
- Experience in translation (from English into other languages)
- Experience working with data management systems and learning platforms
- Enjoy a flexible and mostly remote working arrangement - enabling an optimal balance between work and personal life
- Earn a fair daily rate in line with local daily rates in similar positions
- Negotiate your own work calendar. We estimate an average of 10-15 days a month, but this total and which days you work is negotiable
- Contract until 31 December 2022; likely a chance to renew in 2023
- Opportunity for growth in terms of learning events, training-of-trainers, professional development, regional and global networking
- Benefit from a positive work environment which is innovative, solutions-oriented, and impact-driven
- Join a culturally diverse team who is passionate about football for good and who lives team play every day at its fullest
- Play your part in uniting the global football community in addressing the greatest social challenges of our time
HOW TO APPLY
Are you interested in helping us create collective, global and sustainable social change?
Kick things off by sending us:
- your CV
- your cover letter, highlighting your motivation to apply for this position and a few of your key achievements
- your answers to the following two questions (please adhere to word count!)
#1 What is the value in having a certification scheme for any product, programme or service? (100 words maximum)
#2 What do you think will be the greatest challenge to being in this role? (not for you personally, but generally speaking) (100 words maximum)
DEADLINE for applications: May 20th, 2022 at 23:59 CET.
Online application through the link below.
OR by email: email@example.com
Please submit all documents. We will not consider incomplete applications.
Your application will be screened against the position-specific criteria. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment and selection process – which we estimate to take place between 25 May – 5 June 2022. Onboarding trainings are currently scheduled for 15 June – 15 July 2022. First field assignments (virtual and/or on-site) for July and August 2022.
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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