Jobs at The Confederation of African Football (CAF)

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) was founded in 1957 by four nations: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa. As the administrative body of the region, CAF manages competitions, offers technical and administrative training courses while actively fostering the promotion and practice of football. The Confederation organizes championships such as the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN or AFCON), the most popular competition. It maintains very close links with FIFA in coordinating tournaments for different events such as the World Cup, Youth and Women competitions and the Olympic Games Football Tournaments.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Competitions Safety & Security Manager

Location: Africa

Job Description

  • Ever dreamed about working in football? Now’s your chance to make the dream a reality!
  • At the African Confederation of Football (CAF) we are looking for bright and talented people to join our team. If you think you’ve got what it takes and your professional experience meets our criteria get in touch with us.

Job Responsibilities

  • Competitions Safety & Security Manager who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively handling the following duties:
  • Responsible for the preparation of all competitions related safety and security documents
  • Monitor all in- country risk assessment and report on potential high risk countries with impact on CAF competitions / matches
  • Liaise with member associations on competitions safety and security related operations for CAF organized matches
  • Coordinate the activities of all national security officer in relation to competition specific
  • Liaise with all national security officers on matters relating to competition safety and security
  • Responsible for writing reports on competitions safety and security
  • Liaise with competitions to identify and classify high risk matches and report same to Head of safety and security
  • Link between the safety and security department and competitions department on matters of competitions safety and security
  • Monitor the safety and security related in country assessment and identify MA’s with serious need for an intervention programme
  • Liaise with CAF safety and security officers on behalf of the department
  • Monitor and follow-up on all competitions related safety and security components
  • Compile end of seasons’ incidents reports for CAF confederation cup and Champions League
  • Read all submitted reports by CAF safety and security officers and summarize key findings for the attention of Head of safety and security
  • Liaise with club licensing in developing specific competitions related safety and security requirements for stadiums
  • Ensure the collation of all safety certificates of all stadiums to be used for all CAF matches and tournaments
  • Participate in competitions safety and security related workshops and trainings
  • Coordinate safety and security meetings with security agencies
  • Carry out any other function as may be assigned from time to time by the Head of safety and security

Requirements

  • A minimum of first Degree in any field (A sport related field shall be added advantage)
  • Certificate in sport safety and security or any safety and security
  • Proven experience in football match organization safety and security
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English and French
  • Computer literate

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Media Channel Officer – Internal Communication

Location: Africa

Duties
Internal Communications & Media Channel Officer who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively handling the following duties:

  • Monitor external media TV shows and reports published by newspapers and magazines across the world and report to the Head of Media
  • Gather all CAF news & its football related information and share with all CAF Staff through the various Platforms such as; Newsletters, Press clippings, Emails, Whatsapp groups, etc…
  • Coordinate the requests of the various divisions/departments during CAF events and Competitions; Speeches for CAF Spokespersons, Media Ops, Photographer, etc.
  • Support the Digital and Content team with news and information related to the activities of CAF President and the Executive Committee Members
  • Meet journalists and foster good relations with the media
  • Answer media Operations and relations inquiries under the supervision of the Head of Media
  • Launch accreditations windows for CAF competitions and CAF events
  • Make sure that CAF Media Channel is updated with its related news and info
  • Scrutiny to make sure that the Media Channel accounts doesn’t contain any fake accounts or any pending request (Contains more than 10K accounts)
  • Execute any other task as directed by the director of Communications/Head of Media

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Fluent in written and spoken French and one of the other CAF Official Languages
  • Good knowledge of research
  • 2 years of work experience in a similar position
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Public speaking
  • Multitasking
  • Team-player who can work also independently
  • Time Management
  • Flexibility in working on missions and traveling overseas
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Research and analytical skills

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Procurement Officer

Location: Africa

Job Description
Procurement Officer who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively handling the following duties:

  • Create and maintain good relationships with vendors/suppliers
  • Make professional decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain records of purchases, pricing, and other important data
  • Review and analyse all vendors/suppliers, supply, and price options
  • Conduct market research/surveys
  • Develop plans for purchasing equipment, services, and supplies
  • Issue tender documents when delegated from Head of Procurement
  • Negotiate the best deal for pricing and supply contracts
  • Ensure that the products and supplies are of high quality while maintaining the best value for money
  • Maintain and update a list of suppliers and their qualifications, delivery times, and potential future development
  • Work with team members and head of procurement to complete assigned duties as required
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the Department

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field preferred
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement processes, policy, and systems according to International Procurement Standards
  • Minimum 6-7 years’ experience as a procurement officer or related position
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel), knowledge of ERP is a plus
  • Ability to analyse problems and strategize for better solutions
  • Ability to negotiate, establish, and administer contracts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with management and staff at all levels
  • Goal-oriented, organized team player
  • Candidate should have record of integrity and transparency
  • Proficiency of both languages Arabic and English, French is a plus

Competencies:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for diversity

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Accountant

Location: Africa

Duties
Senior Accountant who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by handling the following duties:

  • Support adequate Preparation of financial statements on tight due dates
  • Ensure that appropriate implementation of accounting Standards (IFRS)
  • Manage the accounting functions, including the general ledger accounts, and their registration
  • Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
  • Support handling A/P, A/R and their registration
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that the information will be accurate and immediately available when needed
  • Support Budget Preparation in details
  • Establish contact with all related departments and parties to gather data and information
  • Structure a reliable, flexible, and easy to deal with Budget formats covering all concerned items
  • Consolidate all Budget gathered financial information to issue CAF’s Budget
  • Prepare and submit periodic Financial reports, including Budget reports (Actual Verses Budget)
  • Analyse variances of actual verses budget with justifying reasons, (Calculate budget variances and report significant problems)
  • Periodic update (monthly) on the status of the budget for each concerned department in relation to actual incurred amounts
  • Authorize and approve all payments and incurred expenses with the set Budget
  • Revisit initially issued Budget in the light of actual or new circumstances or events, and which may lead to issuance of an updated Budget
  • Support the Finance Department in the preparation of monthly/quarterly/yearly closings,
  • Reinforce financial data confidentiality and conduct database backups when necessary,
  • Handle the requirements of external auditors
  • Supervise, direct, and manage accountants in the Finance team
  • Adhere to CAF’s set Rules and Regulations

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and/or Finance
  • Master’s Degree or CPA or Accounting equivalent preferred
  • From 5 to 7 years of experience preferably in multinational or big local companies (Group companies with subsidiaries)
  • Exposure, awareness, knowledge, and experience of financial statements preparations, IFS, and latest changes, financial reporting, general accounting knowledge, and accounting treatments and entries
  • Preferably Audit experience in one of the big 4 Audit Firms
  • Fluent in English and/or French

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Services & Logistics Manager

Location: Africa

Duties
Senior Services & Logistics Manager who can effectively handle the following duties:

  • Strategically plan and manage logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer services
  • Plan, manage and evaluate logistics operations liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics providers, transportation companies and customers
  • Monitor the execution of contractual charges of outsourced service providers, such as:  security, maintenance of the transportations and maintaining  the provision of Services (Telephone Lines, Caterings, Translations, etc.) with the 3rd parties’ service providers;
  • Responsible for the warehouse and supplies’ management;
  • Participate with the Head of Department in  planning & development  of the departmental budget and the provision of equipment & supplies;
  • Manage and validate the invoices received from the external service providers, under the supervision of the head of department;
  • Monitor the logistics of all CAF events by monitoring quality, quantity, delivery times, and transport costs
  • Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency
  • Supervise, coach and train warehouse workforce
  • Receive all the deliveries sent to CAF;
  • Deliver solutions to logistics problems while maintaining high levels of quality and service within budgetary requirements
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports or customer issues
  • Ensure the integrity of inventory accuracy and manage stock movements with the help of direct reports
  • Identify and resolve any inventory discrepancies and ensure inventory and system records are in agreement
  • Identify savings by removing waste or unnecessary steps in the logistics process
  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
  • Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
  • Ensure that all functions under supervision operate in accordance with CAF Rules

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or similar
  • Master Degree in Logistics or equivalent is a plus
  • A total of 10  years’ working experience in Logistics and services of which a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar managerial role
  • Experience in Stock Management Software, Shipping and Customs Declaration procedures, and Notions on Air FREIGHT Transport
  • Fluent in at least two of CAF official languages (French, English and/or Arabic)
  • Flexible to work in a shift schedule and to work from outside the office
  • Able to work independently and within a larger team to achieve results and impact
  • Proven capabilities and leadership skills to inspire and develop the team
  • Skilled in negotiation and conflict management
  • Works well under pressure and manages stressful situations with ease
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong sense of accountability, responsibility, and integrity

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Compliance & Regulatory Counsel

Location: Africa

Job Descriptions

  • Ever dreamed about working in football? Now’s your chance to make the dream a reality!
  • At the African Confederation of Football (CAF) we are looking for bright and talented people to join our team. If you think you’ve got what it takes and your professional experience meets our criteria get in touch with us.

Job Responsibilities
Compliance & Regulatory Counsel who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively managing the following duties:

  • Ensure the development and implementation of CAF’s compliance program (evaluate training needs and training team, develop and implement monitoring and screening programs, identify areas of improvement and recommend mitigating actions)
  • Evaluate and support/challenge effectiveness of controls and adherence to compliance program components and provide advice and counsel as needed
  • Review current policies and procedures within CAF for alignment, consolidation, and harmonization with division needs
  • Develop compliance training programs and deliver specialized training as appropriate
  • Perform Governance Workshops to raise awareness of compliance issues
  • Raise awareness of compliance risks and continuous monitoring
  • Manage forensic reviews to disclose mismanagement of CAF funds

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration or Law
  • Familiar with key compliance program components, such as Compliance risk assessment, due diligence, training and policy implementation
  • 5+ years of experience in compliance or related field (risk management or advisory experience, audit, finance or legal) with understanding of structure and needs of an effective compliance programs
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Professional experience in an international environment
  • Experience in preparing explanatory documents or compliance reports and presenting to senior executive team members
  • Strong ability to navigate organizationally across multiple functional areas providing work direction on risk activities and governance processes
  • Ability to translate complex regulatory information into compelling stakeholder-friendly language, including the importance of regulatory compliance
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Legal Counsel (Litigation)

Location: Africa

Job Description
Legal Counsel (Litigation) who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively managing the following duties:

  • Handle procedures before CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports), including general communications, drafting of appeal briefs and answers and, when necessary, coordinating such tasks with other departments or external counsels
  • Represent CAF during CAS hearings
  • Monitor and communicate the outcome of awards and other relevant aspects of arbitration proceedings
  • Research and analyse relevant developments in the arbitration scene and identify and suggest necessary amendments to current practices or to CAF regulations
  • Hold workshops with CAF employees, member associations or confederations on CAS-related issues
  • Represent and enhance CAF’s image

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law or J.D. degree
  • Master’s Degree in International Sports Law is an asset
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in international sports arbitration
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Good knowledge of football governance as well as of CAF’s regulations, International Arbitration and proven experience in CAS proceedings
  • Admission to practice law (Bar) for at least 3 years
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Good analytical skills.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: CSR Manager

Location: Africa

Details

  • Ever dreamed about working in football? Now’s your chance to make the dream a reality!
  • At the African Confederation of Football (CAF) we are looking for bright and talented people to join our team. If you think you’ve got what it takes and your professional experience meets our criteria get in touch with us.

Duties
Social Responsibility Manager who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively handling the following duties:

  • Liaise with associations/foundations/NGOs
  • Manage CSR partnership requests
  • Manage the roll-out of all CSR projects
  • Cooperate with external agencies (PR & Media) in order to promote CSR initiatives among the general public
  • Monitoring, execution and evaluation CSR projects
  • Work on the improvement of the awareness of CSR projects across the organization
  • Tailor Communications Toolkits for specific events or projects
  • Plan and follow up on the financial aspects of CSR
  • Assist in internal communications.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Fluent in written and spoken Arabic, English and French
  • Additional educational courses or degrees is an advantage
  • Additional knowledge of other CAF languages is an advantage (Portuguese  and/or Spanish)
  • Data visualization & use of social media
  • 5 years of work experience in a similar position
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Team-player who can work also independently
  • Flexibility in working on missions and traveling overseas
  • To respect the dress code of the organization
  • To attend all meetings as required by the management
  • To attend any courses/seminars as deemed fit by the management
  • To conduct oneself in a manner that upholds the image and integrity of CAF
  • To remain contactable via the mobile phone or emails
  • Research and analytical skill
  • Good knowledge of research
  • To respect the working hours
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Time Management
  • Presentation Skills
  • Public speaking
  • Multitasking.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Head of Content

Location: Africa

Job Description
Head of Content who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively handling the following duties:

  • Development and optimization of the content department ensuring that CAF message are in support of the content strategies and editorial decisions formulated along with the Chief of Communications.
  • Analyse the performance of the content against CAF objectives and strategies.
  • Oversee all the content put out to the media through, CAF Media channel, interviews, collateral, speeches, recorded messages, newsletters, etc…
  • Draft the speeches for CAF senior staff & members during CAF events and advise them on written responses to the media.
  • Draft press releases and other media materials for use in announcements.
  • Collaborate with Media department in order to fulfil the vision of the Communications division under the supervision of Chief of Communications.
  • Oversee in cooperation with the Commercial Director CAF various social media platforms in regard to content, promotion, consumer engagement, performance management.
  •  Collaborate with the Commercial Director to support marketing activities such as product branding, content, and messages.
  • Support CAF Competitions division when needed in reviewing CAF regulations and official documents under the supervision of Chief of Communications.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree Journalism and Communications Studies.
  • Master is preferred.
  • Knowledge on the dynamics of African sporting media
  • Passion for African football
  • Excellent writing skills of CAF official languages (French, English & Arabic)
  • Familiar with the website, applications and recent technologies.
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in similar position
  • Tenet of Online Journalism
  • Expert in running digital media platforms (Facebook, twitter, Instagram…)
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Public speaking
  • Multitasking
  • Team-player who can work also independently
  • Time Management
  • Flexibility in working on missions and traveling overseas
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong understanding of management and communications competencies.
  • Demonstrates an ability to drive the content department towards a unified vision.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: National Teams Competitions Coordinator

Location: Africa

Duties
National Teams Competitions Coordinator who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively handling the following duties:

  • Invite all National Associations to engage in the competition;
  • Registration and follow up with the engaged teams;
  • Establishing the format and the calendar of the competition;
  • Establishing the fixtures of each stage;
  • Coordinate all events of the matches (officials designations, officials replacement, crisis management when required);
  • Ensure all match related forms are received;
  • Regularly update the results and the calendar of the competition and synchronize it with the communication department;
  • Cooperation with marketing, legal and other departments/divisions;
  • Communication with the Standing Committees;
  • Following the matches in the Match Command Center (MCC);
  • Preparation of all the documents of the Final Tournaments (draw, letters, host, teams, members…etc.);
  • Preparation of the files for organizing committee members during the final tournaments;
  • Ordering the needed material for the Final tournament (flags, medals, stationary, trophies, documents…etc.) and following up with Logistics;
  • Work on the incidents report of the competitions;
  • Statistics and Communiqués of the Final tournaments.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum three years of work experience in national teams competitions 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English and French
  • Administrational and organizational skills
  • Communication and intercultural skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Passion and high knowledge of football
  • Excellent level of online research skills

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: Only applications matching the requirements listed above will be considered

Application Deadline  19th September, 2020.

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