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Confederation of African Football

Confederation of African Football

Competitions Manager


posting Date

role Type

Côte d'Ivoire


Jan 22, 2024


The Western Zone B (WAFU B) is recruiting a Competitions Manager.
-Manage the competition calendar and ensure the complete delivery of all competitions.
-Organize post-game and post-competition information sessions to ensure knowledge transfer.
-Schedule of match day operations and ensure that the running order is strictly adhered to.
-Ensure that general administrative requirements for General Coordinators are met by facilitating workshops and developing tools for competition management.
-Ensure that pre-game committee meetings and inter-divisional and inter-departmental coordination meetings are held and properly documented.
-Ensure that each competition is conducted according to CAF rules, in accordance with CAF guidelines.
-Make sure the CMS is updated with all competition information before all competitions.
-Training and development of match officials.
-Ensure that all assets are protected and used responsibly at all competitions.
-Ensure that all administrative and technical activities of all competitions are duly completed without a hitch
-Protect the property and assets of the Zonal Union at all times.
-Collaborate with the Executive Director and key stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of all competitions.

-University degree in Business Administration or equivalent.
-A certificate or diploma in sports management is a plus.
Professional experience
-At least 5 years of experience in managing football/other sporting events, managing competitions or related matters.
-Excellent understanding of areas related to competition management such as match operations, tournament/event management, communication between teams and officials and the resulting relationships.
Business know-how and IT skills:
-Experience in the administration and successful implementation of football projects/programs;
-Proper use of MS products (Word, Excel, PPT, Visio),
-Experience working in a football-related environment (e.g. club, league, federation);
-Knowledge of the African football industry and environment.
-Autonomous and able to manage their own workload;
-Good communicator;
-Able to quickly establish trust and a good working relationship with key people inside and outside the Zonal Union;
-Intercultural competences;
-Organized and methodical with strong project management abilities
-Long-term planning and coordination skills;
-Diligent in the work and determined to overcome obstacles to succeed
-Driven by a sense of service and able to understand the needs of the organization;
-Shows commitment to quality and results
-Resistant to stress ;
-Competent in terms of networking and interpersonal skills, allowing regular contact with CAF management and staff;
-Feels comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
-Adapts to situations with a willingness to meet challenges and achieve results.
Language skills:English, French, others.
C) Advantages:
-An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative international organization;
-Attractive employment conditions;
-The opportunity to be part of a highly committed international team;
Place of Service: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Contract Duration:Unlimited

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