Sports Development Volunteer - South

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How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV to [email protected] no later than 20 May, 2024, indicating the position title (Sports Development Volunteer South  ) in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

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General Description of PACES:

Palestine Association for Children’s Encouragement of Sports (PACES), is a UK based charity established in 2006, with the aim of providing healthy, structured after- school sports programs for Palestinian girls and boys ages 6-16 years Living in refugee camps and most marginalized and vulnerable areas in Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon. From March to November every year, children are granted an escape from being idle on the streets, or in their homes; an escape that is fun, healthy, and one that encourages participation and inclusion. Since its establishment, PACES has reached out and served over 33,500 children, 2,350 young female and male coaches and assistant coaches, and over 300 local sports clubs and other community based organizations. All programs promote gender equality, and have successfully reached and maintained a 50% female participation rate.

Through its core sports program, PACES provides children with multiple educational benefits to help them thrive in their own communities. The program also encourages discipline and cooperation, and builds their confidence and self-awareness. In addition, PACES offers non-sport activities to enhance the children’s social development through partnerships with local and international NGOs. The non-sport activities include awareness sessions covering several essential topics such as health, safety, and hygiene among others.

To attain a wider impact, PACES builds local capacity by training and hiring leaders in the local communities as coaches to deliver the sports programs. Coaches receive training in multiple areas, and acquire a set of skills necessary to enhance their employability in the job market. PACES also partners with local clubs and sports centers situated in marginalized areas, which facilitate the delivery of program and outreach to the target beneficiaries.

Reporting Line:

The Sport Development Volunteer will report directly to the area Program Officer.


  1. Plan and execute weekly field visits in coordination with the program coordinator in each region. Conduct a minimum of ten visits per month to football and basketball groups, ensuring each visit lasts at least 30 minutes.
  2. Schedule monthly meetings with the program officer in each region to discuss progress, provide recommendations, and share feedback.
  3. Track attendance records for the visited teams.
  4. Compile comprehensive field visit reports after each visit.
  5. Oversee the implementation of the life skills program for each group during visits, adhering to the curriculum's plan of action.
  6. Coordinate with local partners, such as clubs and associations, as directed by the program officer.
  7. Support the program officer in logistics tasks such as receiving documents, delivering sports equipment, and other related activities.


  • Ensure that PACES’ policies, systems, procedures and guidelines are implemented;
  • Ensure program key information and data is kept safely;
  • Carry out any other duties as requested by the Program Officer.


Essential Skills:

  • Eligible candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Good experience in the sports sector (Football / Basketball)
  • Passion for sports and belief in the power of sport for social change
  • Basic understanding of program development and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports in Arabic and English
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (written, oral, cross-cultural)
  • Good database management skills
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to different environments and flexible work setups, and thrive in team environment
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (specifically Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Experience with PACES or other sports for development programs is a plus


Daleel Madani, the civil society network, serves as a platform for organisations to post their professional opportunities, but is not involved in the recruitment process. The hiring organisation is solely responsible for the job and candidate selection.

Last modified: 
12 May, 2024
Intervention Sector(s):
Refugees, Sports & Recreation
Application Deadline:
Monday, 20 May 2024
Contract Type:
Period of Employment:
1/June/2024 - 30/November/2024
Salary Range:
< 800 (USD)
Education Degree:
High School
Education Degree Details:
Experience Requirements:
1 to 2 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
French Language:
  • Lebanon
  • South Lebanon
  • Tyr (Sour)