VACANCY: DEVELOPMENT OFFICER


THE ACC:

The Asian Cricket Council is a limited liability company incorporated in Malaysia. The objectives of the Council are to administer, develop, coordinate, regulate and promote the game of cricket in Asia in cooperation with its member countries. The ACC consists of 22 member countries, including the four Asian Test-playing countries.

At present, there is a vacancy for the position of Development Officer.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

This role is an important operational position responsible for the planning and implementation of a range of programs aimed at assisting the continued growth, development and improvement of cricket in the Asian Region.

Areas of focus include cricket education (coaching, umpiring, administration and scoring), elite player development, managing strategic partnerships, improving grass root cricket programs, development of cricket facilities and assisting countries in the implementation of advanced development programs from junior to senior level.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Implementation of the ACC Development Program
1.1 Implementing the ACC Development Program as set by the ACC Executive Board and Development Committee
1.2 To monitor the above and develop or suggest changes if necessary after assessing country and regional requirements

2. Education – coaching, umpiring, scoring and administration.
2.1 Assisting the development and implementation of national plans for cricket education in member countries.
2.2 Planning and conducting coaching and umpiring seminars aimed at educating a selection of coaches and umpires at various levels ranging from an introduction to cricket through to advanced development techniques including high performance coaching in the countries allotted to the Development Officer.
2.3 Monitoring and evaluating in-country activities in regard to all cricket education and providing resource support where required.
2.4 Maintaining a data-base of coaches,umpires, scorers and cricket education records/lists for the Asian Region based on working relationship with the relevant persons in each country.
2.5 Identifying a tutor/assessor workforce in the region, communicating regularly with them and providing them with continual professional development.
2.6 To assist with the planning, budget, organizing and delivery of annual ACC Educational Courses aimed at educating members and to act as a tutor and assess the participants of the following ACC Cricket Education Courses:
i. The ACC Coaches Accreditation Courses Level 1 and 2
ii. The ACC Coach Education Course Level 3
iii. The ACC Coach Education Course Level 1
iv. The ACC Specialist Course
v. The ACC Sports Medicine Course

3. Country assignments
3.1 Act as Chief Coaches of their respective countries. Assist countries in formulating strategic plans and annual operational plans and updating the ACC Development Manager on the same.
3.2 Assist countries in devising senior and junior cricket structures in both men’s and women’s cricket and assisting in structuring local and international tournaments.
3.3 Devise high performance programs for allotted countries with consultation with the Development Manager and member countries.
3.4 Maintain a database for each country regarding cricketing facilities, tournaments, structures, players, other cricketing personnel etc of their allotted countries.

4. Administration
4.1 Maintain coordinated and productive working relationships with national cricket Boards/Federations/Associations of the Asian region countries.
4.2 Assist in implementing Developing Cricket World Funding Policy
4.3 Undertake research activities in various aspects, as instructed, and consequently prepare strategic documents addressing future delivery/activity of same for the benefit of cricket development in the region.
4.4 Assist the Development Manager and other Staff in implementing all aspects of the ACC Development Program and monitor ACC budget utilization in member countries.
4.5 Consult with, and report regularly to the Development Manager on all of the above, as and when required.
4.6 Pursue new markets in non-member Asian countries and liaise with sponsors of the ACC Development Program.

5. Events / Tournaments
5.1 Ensure the costs for events are maintained as budgeted. Assist with the daily press releases of events and to provide tournament statistics to be compiled and kept as a permanent record.
5.2 To act as Tournament Director and/or Match Referee in the ACC Tournaments.

General

Reporting – Development Manager

Location – In allocated member countries

Remuneration – USD 3,500 per month. USD 150 will be paid per day during overseas assignments to cover accommodation, local travel and other incidental costs. Development Officer is also covered under the ACC group medical and accidental insurance cover.

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must
  1. possess a degree in business or any relevant field
  2. possess a Level III coaching qualification from the ACC or National Cricket Board of a Test-Playing Country
  3. have attended a High Performance Coaching Course conducted by the ACC or National Cricket Board of a Test-playing country.
  4. have played international cricket at the highest level
  5. have the ability to priorities and work to deadlines and have good organizational skills
  6. have well-developed communications and good PC skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point) and good data management and video analysis skills
  7. be a good team player with a flexible approach and ability to work on their own initiative
  8. have good communication skills and be proficient in spoken and written English
  9. be willing to undergo extensive overseas travel
Preference will be given to candidates who have worked with the national teams of Test- playing Countries.

APPLICATIONS:

Please send a curriculum vitae with a covering letter on or before 30th September 2010 to:

The Chief Executive
The Asian Cricket Council
Level 20-2 CP Tower
11 Jalan 16/11
46350 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

Fax: +603 7956 9593
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Filed September 17th, 2010