Director of Women's Football


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Posting Date

Jun 18, 2022

Role description

Ready to lead a new era in African football?
You believe you have the educational background and professional experience to elevatethe organization to the highest international standards? CAF is looking to recruit a Director of Women's Football.Responsibilities:

Drive and lead the strategic development of women's football at the administration of CAF in all aspects: competitions, technical development, participation, calendar, commercial development, marketing, communication, broadcasting, governance, club, league development, professionalization, and leadership as well as social impact.
Implementation and evolution of CAF's women's football strategy.
Lead and motivate a highly competent, multicultural team that serves the 54 MAs and assists them with the development of women's football.
Contribute to CAF's overall transformation and development as a member of the Board of Directors.
Contribute to the development of an overall strategic plan for CAF.
Under the leadership of the General Secretary and alongside other Directors, take responsibility for the overall result by always acting with the bigger picture in mind.
Collaborate with all departments and divisions of CAF in order to achieve the best possible results for the development of women's football and the organisation.
Closely collaborate with MAs, FIFA, other confederations, relevant stakeholders of the football ecosystem as well as with governmental and non-governmental institutions to maximise the impact for women's football.
Work effectively in the complex environment of this organisation with the leadership of CAF, your team, CAF's management board, the MAs, stakeholders, NGOs and the (pandemic-impacted) football community.

Requirements (profile):

Master's degree in relevant discipline.
10 years+ of experience in various capacities in international organisations, ideally in football administration and development.
In depth knowledge of the women's football ecosystem, regulatory framework, and development mechanisms, football development programmes, the football stakeholder landscape, regulatory frameworks, the WIMC, the structure and functioning of football associations, technical development programmes, club licensing mechanisms, football association statutes and competitions from grassroots to the top level.
Detailed knowledge about the African women's football landscape, experience as a coach, player or referee are a plus.
Experience in leading a multinational and multidiscipline team and in complex cross-country or regional projects.
Solid knowledge of strategic development, global view, and strategic vision.
Experience in collaboration with governmental and/or business partners as well as with non-governmental organisations.
Fluent in English and/or French language both written and spoken; command of any of the other CAF official languages (English, French or Arabic) is a plus.
Strong sense of accountability, responsibility, and integrity.
Team player with outstanding communicational skills and ability to work under pressure.

Application deadline 30/06/2022

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