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Job opportunity : Professional Football Manager

You believe you have the educational background and professional experience to elevate the organization to the highest international standards? CAF is looking to recruit a Professional Football Manager.


  • Support the Head of Department with all aspects of the CAF Club Licensing system, Stadium Licensing, and League Development, and contributing to the department’s programme and activities.
  • Provide administrative support to the Department direct line manager.
  • Help the CAF member associations as licensors to implement the CAF club licensing system at national level, ensuring regular communication and exchanges within the club licensing network.
  • Help to organize and run club licensing education activities.
  • Compile and update the club licensing, stadiums, leagues and clubs’ database and historical statistics.
  • Revise the national club licensing regulations submitted by the member associations.
  • Assist in the follow-up on club licensing compliance audits.
  • Supervise the core club licensing process and the application of club licensing criteria, coordinate activities internally and with external partners and stakeholders.
  • Manage the implementation of the club licensing system including reporting and analysis.
  • Administer the CAF Club Licensing Online Platform (CLOP), assist in the preparation and implementation of the CLOP and provide support and assistance to the users.
  • Gather and register Coaches license copies for the Clubs participating in CAF Interclub competitions.
  • Set up and manage the Spectators and Coaches approval process for all CAF Competitions on CAF CMS.
  • Conduct stadium matchday monitoring for CAF matches through the available streaming platform and submit report to Head of Department.
  • Support the compilation and publication of department reports (internal and/or benchmarking).
  • Gather, develop, and monitor research on club licensing, clubs, leagues, players, and stadiums.
  • Handle general administrative and organisational tasks of the department, manage Department calendars and meetings, office administration (including the scheduling of meetings and preparation of relevant documentation).
  • Assist in the organization, scheduling, and coordination of the Department activities, such as courses, seminars, workshops and virtual meetings: planning, correspondence and the activity itself.
  • Correspond with other CAF Divisions and Departments to obtain necessary information on Department inter-related activities such as: expenses, flights, arrangement of services, requests, payments, and other.
  • Coordinate and assist in travel-related requests, including flights, ground travel, accommodations, visas, vaccinations/medical requirements for travel, agendas and itineraries for the department instructors and inspectors on CAF missions.
  • Provide general administrative support such as procurement processes, invoices and expenses management, contract management, and others.
  • Type, compile, and prepare letters and circulars, record meeting minutes and prepare mission reports.
  • Keep track and record of documents submitted by the Member Associations and Clubs related to club licensing, coaching licenses, stadiums, and other Department projects.
  • Keep track and records in organised manner of all the Department developed activities and the related costs.
  • Manage the department mailbox and prioritize action / info / follow-up while ensuring information flow in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Implement and maintain office operations/administrative systems and procedures.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as instructed by direct line managers.
  • Contribute to any project run by the Technical Football Division.

Requirements (profile)

    • Must possess at least a degree in sport/business management or any other sport/business related field.
    • At least 3 years’ experience in the football industry, with sound knowledge and understanding of the sector.
  • Experience in a financial, legal, infrastructure, sporting, or other club licensing pilar.
  • Understanding of football law and regulations.
  • Proficient in Football adminisration and management with record in competitions and development.
  • Ability to develop ideas for football professionalisation projects.
  • Efficient use of MS-products (word, excel, ppt, visio).
  • Fluent in English and/or French language both written and spoken; command of any other CAF official languages (English, French, Arabic) is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational/administrative skills and attention to detail.
  • Administration and project management skills.
  • Supportive, thorough, and service-minded approach.

We offer

  • 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.
  • Quality social security coverage.
  • An excellent pension schemes.
The position will be based in CAF Headquarters – Cairo, Egypt. Only qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to gender, race, age, skin colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or on any other grounds.
If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for a top international sporting organization, submit your application in English (Motivation Letter, CV, Diplomas, and Reference Letters).

Only direct applications who meet all the required criteria will receive consideration, please send your C.V. to

Application deadline 05/12/2023


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