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Oceania Football Confederation

Oceania Football Confederation

Events/Competitions Manager


Role Type

New Zealand


Posting Date

Sep 5, 2023

Role description

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Events/Competitions Manager to join our team at Oceania Football Confederation.
Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is the umbrella organisation of the national football associations within Oceania. Located at St Johns- Auckland, OFC has 11 Member Associations which it supports financially and logistically through various programmes.
OFC is the smallest of the world’s six Confederations but is an active participant within the FIFA football community. Along with AFC in Asia, CAF in Africa, CONCACAF in North/Central America and the Caribbean, CONMEBOL in South America and UEFA in Europe, OFC works to provide support to football’s international governing body.
Responsible for the development and organisation of football across the South Pacific, the OFC is currently made up of 11 Member Associations and two Associate Members, which it supports through a variety of means.
As well as organising regional qualifiers for all FIFA World Cup tournaments, the OFC provides educational expertise to help guide the development of football across all levels from grassroots to elite, while also catering for a range of different roles from coaches and referees to sports administrators.
At OFC we are implementing a new strategy as we work collectively towards achieving our vision for football in the Pacific: qualifying two competitive teams to the FIFA World Cups in 2026 and 2027.
We are a highly dedicated, passionate and innovative group of people who are working tirelessly to drive the growth of Oceania football, people, culture and communities.
Who are we after?
Reporting to the Director of Competitions, the Events/Competitions Manager will be responsible for planning, organising and delivering OFC’s international competitions and associated events in line with expected standards. This role also includes capability development within our Member Associations in any relevant areas including (but not limited to) competition management, event management and match day operations.
This role is also responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring:

OFC Competitions strategy, strategic plans, and operational plans.
OFC Competitions departmental budgets and any other relevant budget and/or financial reports.
OFC’s international match calendar and competitions calendar.

The coming years will be demanding but there are many exciting events including the introduction of new club competitions (Women and Youth). The role will require some travel abroad.
Skills and experience:

You will ideally have 5 years’ experience in sport & recreation and an understanding of not-for-profit organizations would be an advantage.
Proven track records in successfully managing international events and projects preferably within the sport sector.
Sound knowledge of FIFA and OFC Statutes and applications (preferred but not essential).
Sound knowledge of the operations structure of OFC and its Member Associations (preferred but not essential).
Show skill in conflict management, progressing matters and finding solutions.
Demonstrate operational and administrative management proficiency, ensuring smooth execution.
Display strategic planning and implementation capabilities, even under high-pressure circumstances.
Project Management skills and effective planning skills including the development of strategies.
An understanding of the Oceania region, its people and cultures is desirable.

Hours of Work
This role is a full-time permanent role, working 40 hours per week. The sport industry operates outside of traditional business hours, including weekends. To succeed in this role, you must be willing and able to work when and where sport is happening. We have a flexible approach to ensuring our people can balance their family life and personal commitments alongside the demands of the industry.
Benefits and Perks

Hybrid working style with 2 days work from home
Medical and Life Insurance
Supportive team members and on the job training
A competitive salary with generous travel allowance

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