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Regional Office Development Manager Kigali

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FIFA exists to govern football and to develop the game around the world. Since 2016, the organisation has been fast evolving into a body that can more effectively serve our game for the benefit of the entire world. 

Regional Office Development Manager Kigali

To manage our regional office in Kigali, FIFA Development AG is looking to recruit a permanent Regional Office Development Manager, (full-time).
Your duties:

  • Managing the regional office and coordinating all FIFA activities in the CECAFA region
  • Setting up and managing the new FIFA office autonomously, administering it properly, and managing one Coordinator
  • Maintaining liaison with the Host Country government and facilitating discussions and service arrangements with local stakeholders and authorities
  • Providing strategic guidance to MAs and recommendations to FIFA HQ for development support
  • Implementing the FIFA FORWARD programme in the Region
  • Being the first contact point for the MA and FIFA representative in the Region
  • Monitoring governance issues for the Region and advising the relevant FIFA departments

Our requirements:

  • Completed tertiary education and more than 5 years experience in management and leadership
  • Strong track record of implementing inclusive and diverse international projects / programmes successfully
  • Good understanding of the football industry and its business environment and political framework
  • Vision of Football Development, grassroots and change management experience is a plus
  • Good understanding of the political and societal landscape
  • Knowledge about the local football community and the country incl. the wider African region
  • Fluent in English and French. Knowledge of the local language or Arabic would be an advantage.
  • Strong strategic skills; capacity to propose adapted solutions
  • Project management skills, certification is considered an asset
  • High identification with football and FIFA

How to apply

Candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter detailing their interest and aptitude for this position by the link:

The deadline: 8th November 2021