Developing Content for the Safer Play e-Course on Safeguarding in Sports for Development

  • Contract
  • remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD



The UEFA Foundation for Children and Common Goal’s Safer Play Project started in 2020 with the aim to develop an online learning tool for sport for development organisations on safeguarding. The Safer Play e‐course can be accessed here:

The topic of safeguarding in both sports and humanitarian organisations remains under-researched and silenced because of the nature of abuse itself; abuse relies on power imbalances that enable space for violence to flourish and pressurises victims to remain silent. Within Common Goal, safeguarding is understood as a holistic approach that prevents abuse, exploitation and harm by critically analysing and deconstructing power mechanisms that are the root-causes of those.

The Safer Play e-course has been developed by Common Goal Community member organisations with the aim to tackle the peculiar safeguarding challenges that are inherent to the field of sport and development. In this regard, it is a unique resource. So far, it is structured around 5 modules (physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and online abuse) that all present a pedagogical approach built in 5 steps (experience, reflect, learn, act, and test your knowledge).

The Common Goal Community (constituted of over 170 member organisations in over 90 countries) has been asked their opinion on the most urging topics in their field of work in order to bring the needed additions to the e-course. Among different options, a majority has identified ‘safeguarding at risk persons’ and ‘how to build inclusive spaces’ as the two biggest priority modules to now include in the e-course.

Common Goal is now searching for an expert that will be responsible for developing the content of one or both of the new modules.


Within the context of the UEFA Foundation for Children and Common Goal Safeguarding Project, the expert is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Collaborate with the project manager and the design team in developing the content that should fit the existing format of the e-course
  • Develop a scenario that offers to delve into one of these two topics through a case study, together with reflection questions
  • Research and gather data and information that will provide the theoretical context about the topic using the same format as in other modules
  • Provide or organise with relevant actors the development of the best practices audio track
  • Create quiz questions and key answers to the “test your knowledge” track
  • Provide ideas for the development of new posters to address the topic with children and youth


The expert is expected to:

  • Have the knowledge and proven experience both theoretically and in practice in the matter of safeguarding in the sport for development sector
  • Have good content development and writing skills as well as understanding of learning processes
  • Understand how the development sector differs from the competitive sports world
  • Be timely and dedicated to deliver within the provided time frame
  • Be open and flexible to constructive criticism when engaging in a collaborative work


The modules are to be fully developed until September 25th, 2022 with an expected work pace of approximately 10 working days.

How to apply

Send us your CV and a motivation letter including your honorary expectations by the 1st of September 2022 here:

Due to the urgency to complete the task, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Common Goal reserves the right to close the call for applications before the deadline.

Closing date: 9/1/2022