Refereeing Officer

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  B.P. 2000 Kigali




Vacancy Announcement – Job Opportunities

FERWAFA would like to request interested people to apply for the below-listed positions by fulfilling the respective mentioned requirements:

Refereeing Officer

Report to: The Head of Refereeing Department 

Role:  He (She) is primarily responsible for high-quality work in compliance with processes and procedures of the FERWAFA Refereeing Department activities in order to ensure compliance with core processes and procedures.

He (She) is specifically responsible for:



1. Assist the Head of Refereeing Department and Refereeing Commission of FERWAFA

  • Assist the Refereeing Commission in the absence of the Head of Refereeing Department.
  • Assist the Head of the Refereeing Department in the organization of courses, trainings, and workshops for the development and performance of referees, referees assessors and match commissioners.
  • Ensure that referees, referees assessors and match commissioners designated are aware of their designations to the matches.
  • Follow-up of the reports of the referees, referees assessors and match commissioners; and report immediately those that come daily.
  • Assist the Head of Refereeing Department in the implementation of decisions adopted by the Refereeing Committee.
  • To implement programs to develop the referees according to the guidelines approved by Referees Committee.
  • To carry out all tasks related to the logistics of refereeing
  • Appoint the referees for various competitions in case of absence of the Referees Committee.
  • Perform duties as secretary to the Refereeing Commission and provide sound advice to FERWAFA and make recommendations to Management as necessary.

2.      Produce report of activities


  • Produce monthly, quarterly and annually report of activities
  • Perform any other duties related to football that might be assigned to him/her


The candidate shall:

  • Have a degree (in Sport would be an asset) with at least 5 years of experience as a Referee in a higher division (Division 1);
  • Be proficient in the use of MS Office suite, especially PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills in English, French, and Kinyarwanda (any other language being a plus),
  • Be dependable, cooperative and a team player.
  • Be able to work independently, pro-actively and have a 'hands-on' approach.
  • Have excellent task-management skills, able to set and meet deadlines and multi-task effectively with discretion and confidentiality.
  • The candidate should be available to start immediately upon confirmation of his recruitment and contract terms finalization.

How to apply:

Application letter for any of these positions addressed to the Secretary-General of FERWAFA should be accompanied by, detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of academic degree, and a copy of Rwandan National Identity Card or a copy of valid Rwandan Passport should be deposited at the reception office of FERWAFA not later than 19/11/2018 at 5:00 pm

UWAYEZU François Regis

FERWAFA Secretary-General