To make our vision reality, we always need to develop and increase our impact. To do so, we are dependent on developing as an organization. To develop as an organization, our co-workers need to have the opportunity to develop as individuals and professionals so that they can reach their full potential - and thus enable Futebol dá força to reach its full potential.
Upside down structure
In order to always develop and lead ongoing change, we need to be flexible, entrepreneurial and relevant in the local context where we work. Therefore, we have turned the traditional organizational structure upside-down. All operational planning, budgeting and decision-making is done at grassroots level by our provincial and regional coordinators. This makes it possible for all our programs to reflect actual local demands and to always adapt to the local context. It also enables us to always have many multiplier effects in everything we do. By putting a lot of effort into details, we maximize the total impact on many different levels. Our country directors support our coordinators and make sure that all local activities are aligned in making our vision reality. Our CEO and board in turn support our country directors to align all aspects of the organization to ensure that our values guide us towards our goal.
Co-creation makes Futebol dá força what we are. It is one of our core values and also a working model that we use for everything we do. In all aspects of our work we co-create solutions to jointly defined challenges. We engage and include the team members, leaders, girls, communities and partners that we work with to be part of defining what we do, how we do it and why we do it.
Together we are stronger. The more perspectives that we can integrate in our work, the better impact we have. In order for us to reach our full potential as an organization, it is vital that all co-workers can be who they are. Therefore, diversity and inclusion is fundamental for us. We have a broad range of people from different backgrounds that make Futebol dá força what it is. We are proud to be different and that we have many different perspectives coming together in one strong organization which enables us to have a greater impact on the world.
The best workplace in the world
We have high ambitions. One of them is that we want all our co-workers to feel that they have the best job in the world where they can develop as individuals and professionals. That requires the best workplace in the world. And it requires that we take care of our co-workers, so that we can stay healthy and strong together. We always try to find the right place for the right person, and co-create job descriptions to perfectly suit everyone's own needs and desires on our way to make our vision reality. Anyone living with HIV/AIDS, or any other similar medical condition, is able to get the support she/he needs from the organization, such as voluntary testing, medication, treatments and any other support requested, in order to be able to contribute to the organization at her or his full potential. During menstruation, co-workers can adapt their workload to a pace that suits them so they also can take care of PMS or menstrual cramps from hell. We have flexible working hours, the possibility to use free amount of working hours for personal development and free vacation. This enables our co-workers to be more efficient, creative and simply more spot on in everything they do, while having fun at the same time.