The International Platform on Sport and Development – sportanddev – is operated by SAD. Together with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Australian Government, sportanddev is looking for a consultant to work on a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on sport for development and peace.


Job Description: Manage project, deliver all course content and produce a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) for Sport for Development and Peace (SDP).

Project budget: Up to £60,000 (until 30 December 2019). This includes the license for the online course platform, as well as any work that the consultant may need to contract externally, for example the production of media content such as videos.

Project location: Working remotely



The International Platform on Sport and Development (sportanddev), the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Australian Government have formed a strategic partnership to deliver and implement a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on sport for development and peace. This aims to develop the skills and capacity of government officials, international and national sports organisations and non-governmental organisations to develop sport for development and peace programmes, policies and strategies.



The SDP MOOC will build learners’ knowledge and understanding on maximising the contribution of sport to identified development objectives. The MOOC will focus on the alignment of sport for development orientated programmes and policies to context specific and national development priorities, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will also focus on key sport for development and broader sport policy themes including gender equality, disability, social inclusion, safeguarding and protection of young and vulnerable people in sport.

The project partners (the MOOC ‘Steering Group’) recently undertook a mapping project to identify key content and learning outcomes for the SDP MOOC. This independent analysis identified key learning outcomes for target audiences as well as an outline of course content, structure and open source content available. The report informs next steps and will be made available to the successful consultant/institution. The next phase of the SDP MOOC development is to appoint a consultant/institution to deliver the course.


The consultancy

Applications are welcomed from individual experts, academic and research institutions, consortium arrangements, consultancy companies and/or technology providers that can demonstrate the necessary project management and technical expertise to deliver the MOOC. In coordination with the project partners, the consultant/institution, will carry out all tasks related to the project management and delivery of the MOOC, from finalising the course structure and creating content to contracting external support and creating a marketing plan. The consultancy should run until December 2019.