Job of the Week: Tournament Director, FIFA

Check out the latest ‘Job of the Week’ brought to you by the Sports Venue Business Jobs Board powered by GlobalSportsJobs. The position in focus is a Tournament Director vacancy at the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).


Location Zürich, Switzerland
Posted 12/06/2017
Closes 25/07/2017
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Events & Operations
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Tournament Director: Job Description

ON THE BALL?      

Do you have what it takes to help the newly created Tournaments & Events Division to organise football tournaments throughout the world? FIFA is looking to recruit a highly motivated colleague, as the Director Tournaments.


As part of the Tournaments & Events Division, you will play a key role in the successful operational implementation of tournaments and manage the Subdivision’s team. Jointly with other Directors, you will take the responsibility for the overall result and always act with the big picture in mind.


Your Duties:  

  • Establishing an appropriate operational structure and effective processes and policies; running the administration and managing the team in the Tournaments Subdivision
  • Overall responsibility for FIFA U-17 World Cup, FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, FIFA Beach Soccer World, FIFA Futsal World Cup, Olympic Football Tournaments and Youth Olympic Football Tournaments
  • Close collaboration with all relevant departments and divisions within FIFA – such as Competitions, Operations and Services, relevant FIFA stakeholders, stadium/venue owners, host associations, local authorities and third-party entities to ensure that the appropriate hosting conditions are provided
  • Continuous review and improvement of requirements and regulations of tournaments; collaboration with the FIFA Legal Department in the follow-up on all legal matters related to tournaments and the support of the Chief Officer in ascertaining that activities occur in compliance with applicable local laws and FIFA guidelines/instructions
  • Acting as the key point of reference for the Chief Tournaments & Events Officer on all tournaments matters
  • Active representation of the Chief Officer on different occasions



  • University degree or completed higher education in Business Administration
  • Project Management certification & skills
  • At least 10 years’ senior operational management experience in organising sport events or in managing a major project, preferably a world class football event
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in tournament management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; any other official FIFA language an asset
  • Willingness to travel on a regular basis



The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer.


View the full job description and see how to apply online by clicking here.


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