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Sports Coaches needed in Cameroon

LionHeart In The Community (LITC) is looking for qualified football coaches, with a passion and the skills to work in Wum, West Africa, Cameroon.  The project is run from the new academic year September 2016 over a year.  It complements LITC’s Coding project for young people and our partner in Cameroon’s community educational program - Scholarshop. 

Person Description:

  • Applicants should be FA Level 1 qualified at least – Level 2 or above desirable – and have experience in football coaching.
  • Familiar and trained with Tackle Africa’s training manual.  Otherwise training will be provided if necessary.  Participants are required to be available for these sessions.
  • LITC will provide flights, insurance, accommodation, local transport and a daily living allowance while in Cameroon, Wum. 
  • Coaches will need to pay for their own vaccinations and anti-malarial as well as the cost of any travel to/from the training weekend and their nearest airport.
  • Places are limited, LITC is hiring 2 coaches for this program.
  • All applicants will need to go through a Criminal Records Bureau check before departure.
  • Coaches will travel in pairs wherever possible and work closely with in-country Scholarshop Staff and LITC’s partners.

Responsibilities:

  • The coach will train 25 – 50 participants between ages 15-24 and shortlist 25 participants that would be trained as sports coaches;
  • Design and coordinate a schedule with Tackle Africa’s coaching curriculum;
  • Maintain a schedule of players’ attendance and ensure active participation;
  • Safekeeping of all of LITC’s equipment and sporting gear;
  • Adhere to Safe guarding of the participants;
  • Work with parents/ guardians to assist in attendance;
  • Monitor the education performance of all sports trainee coaches in all levels of education;
  • Ensure that trainee sports coaches continue to carry out their studies during the program;
  • Manage the weekly budgetary process and ensure proper accounting LITC funded activities as per the accounting regulations;
  • Uphold internationally recognized standards of fair play in football on and off the field;
  • Undertake any other tasks assigned by the LITC and Scholarshop Program managers which might reasonably be deemed within the status of the job description;
  • Prepare timely weekly, monthly, quarterly, end of year reports, as well as project briefs, case stories, lessons learnt and other documentation, for the program as required, and in order to enhance program strategy.

If you are interested in applying, please send an email to Playne Kensington, Programme Manager at LITC, playne@litc.org with your CV and a covering application letter.