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All India Football Federation

All India Football Federation

Professional Referee Manager


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May 7, 2024


About the job
A supporting role within the AIFF responsible for assisting the continuous development of elite refereeing in India. In conjunction with the Head of Refereeing, the management of elite referees to deliver the required performance for the Competitions. The postholder will be responsible for the management of the AIFF assessors group operating at the elite level and will contribute towards assessor training and development. In addition, the postholder will deputize for the Head of Refereeing as and when required.

India has initiated an elite development plan which is aimed at (a) growing refereeing standards at the elite level and (b) identifying and preparing future referees to operate at the elite level. The postholder will be expected to positively contribute toward the implementation and roll-out of the elite development plan.

Main Duties Include But Are Not Limited To

Providing management support on a day-to-day basis to assist the development of elite referees
Assist the Head of Refereeing regarding the appointment of match officials to ISL, I-League, and other professional matches
Oversee, develop and train assessors who operate within the professional game
Working closely with the Head of Refereeing plan and co-ordinate referees training programs
Provide statistical analysis of refereeing performances
Within the referees department, contribute towards the development of future technology and e-learning platforms to aid the development of Indian refereeing
Positively engage with external Federations, Leagues, AFC, etc. to aid the ongoing development of India refereeing
Contribute towards the preparation and delivery of the pre-season referees/assessors conference
Attendance and participation at referees workshops/camps throughout the season
Attend games as necessary

Essential Qualification / Experience


Managing and developing individuals and groups in an elite sporting environment
Successful performance management
Demonstrable evidence relating to the refereeing process and practices
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Good comprehension and be able to effectively speak English


Thorough understanding of the technical skills, coaching, and training required to enthuse a Learn & Grow culture
Comprehensive knowledge of elite professional football
Full knowledge of professional refereeing
Able use effectively use Mircosoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.


Ability to motivate groups and individuals
Communicating and influencing with the ability to interact
Able to present to groups
Able to make informed judgments


Values integrity
Courage to challenge
Collaborative and credible
Driven to deliver


Sound knowledge of technology and learning platforms
Experience in officiating as a match official within elite top-division professional football
Experience of coaching
Experience in managing budgets

Last date for application: 15th June 2022

Interested candidates should send their application along with CV, Cover Letter and proof of relevant qualifications at with the subject “Application for Professional Referee Manager”. Only short-listed candidates will be called for an interview at a time and date which will be communicated through e-mail. AIFF reserves the right to cancel/reject the vacancy or application without assigning any reason.

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