“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination”
Nelson Mandela on the 25th May 2000 at the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco.
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation is a Sport for Development organisation that harnesses the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage. Proving that sport can change the world.
Well anchored in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation's global office in the UK works in partnership with over 90 sport for development organisations across the world, providing them technical expertise, capacity building, funding and programme management support to deliver high quality and impactful sport for development programmes that help change the lives of girls and boys, young women and young men in disenfranchised communities. Laureus Sport for Good also invests in and leads on research, learning communities, international summits and conferences and is widely considered one of the leading agencies in the Sport for Development sector.
An exciting opportunity has emerged to join our programmes and grants management team where the experienced post holder will be responsible for planning and implementing a portfolio of impactful programmes across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe using sport as a development tool for social change. The post holder may also be responsible for managing junior staff members.
For further details about the opportunity please see the attached job description.
Please submit your CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the 'key skills' section of the job description.
CVs without a covering letter will not be considered.
CVs without international development experience will not be considered.
For the right candidate, we would consider location in Cape Town or Nairobi