Job Description

If you are interested in a once-in-a-lifetime job in the sports industry, this is your chance. We are looking for someone to lead and strengthen the team in charge of organizing the biggest women’s sporting event in the world: the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023.

To ensure the successful operational delivery of the ninth edition of this competition, we have set up a local events team. Its aim is to improve the experience of over 1.1 billion people watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup, by delivering innovative solutions across all operational areas.

We are currently looking to recruit our Safeguarding Manager

Job responsibilities

As Safeguarding Manager, reporting to the Head of Sustainability, you will provide leadership for the development and implementation of the overall safeguarding strategy at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia New Zealand 2023 (the Competition) to ensure a safe football experience for everyone.

Job duties
Your role as Safeguarding Manager includes the following responsibilities:

  • To act as the central point of contact and lead on all safeguarding and child protection matters related to the Competition.
  • To map out all the ways children and vulnerable adults may be involved in the tournament, and its associated activities, and employ effective and efficient operational strategies to embed safeguarding and child protection best practice leading up to and during the Competition.
  • To map out and establish partnerships with key stakeholders, especially national and host city authorities such as the police and social services, as well as civil society organizations and agencies with expertise in safeguarding and child protection.
  • To review the safeguarding risks and recommendations identified by the Human Rights Commissions in Australia and New Zealand in their Human Rights Risk Assessment Report and develop a Competition Safeguarding Plan to address the risks and recommendations.
  • To address and mitigate any further new and emerging safeguarding risks identified in the lead up to the Competition.
  • To oversee the development and implementation of the Safeguarding Plan for the Competition based on the results of the Human Rights Risk Assessment Report and the Competition policies and procedures including:
  • identifying and training key stakeholders and functional areas whose role impacts on the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults (e.g. Safety and Security Officers, Team Liaison Officers, Team Safeguarding Officers, etc.).
  • developing a training and capacity building plan for all relevant stakeholders and functional areas whose work involves direct contact with children and vulnerable adults.
  • implement the Working with Children Checks as part of the pre-employment screening of the recruitment process for all roles involving direct contact with children.
  • delivering safeguarding briefings and/or seminars to the Participating Member Association (PMA) delegations in advance of arrival.
  • developing and implementing reporting and grievance mechanisms at host city and national levels in agreement with the authorities and identified local expert agencies.
  • building on existing local mechanisms for reporting and case-management, develop and implement case management and support systems for potential victims of harassment, abuse, trafficking and exploitation during the time leading up to and during the Competition, including systems that respond to other welfare concerns such as those related to lost or missing children.
  • establishing a system to coordinate referrals to statutory authorities in Australia or New Zealand, or in the country of a foreign national, affected during the Competition.To provide, in collaboration with the FIFA Senior Event Safeguarding Manager, case management support during the Competition should concerns arise about a child or vulnerable adult covered under the scope of the FIFA Code of Ethics. To liaise with FIFA Communications and the FIFA Safeguarding and Child Protection Department to respond to any media enquiries related to any safeguarding incidents.
Closing date: 20th February 2022 

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