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JOB OF THE WEEK: Refereeing VAR Project Leader, FIFA

We’re delighted to bring you details on the latest Job of the Week – powered by GlobalSportsJobs – which is for a Refereeing VAR Project Leader at the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).



  • Coaching, mentoring, training and development of current and new Video Assistant Referees (VARs) and Assistant Video Assistant Referees (AVARs)
  • Managing VARs evaluation and assessments as well as promotion/relegation
  • Attend matches as VARs Observer/Instructor (including Video Operation Room (VOR) operation) and VARs and AVARs Camps and assist with camp coordination
  • Selecting and instructing VARs and VAR instructors (teach the teachers concept)
  • Identifying and inspection of the proposed Referee Base Camps and FIFA Venue Hotels/Training Sites where referees are trained during the Competitions in cooperation with respective FIFA and LOC stakeholders
  • Preparing all necessary reports for the decision making process of the Director FIFA Refereeing
  • Monitoring and preparing of the detailed video analysis taking into consideration the specific needs of the FIFA referees
  • Preparing and presenting of relevant video clips during the FIFA referees seminars and tournaments
  • Assisting the Director Refereeing / FIFA Technical Instructors with referees’ training sessions with players on the field of play during FIFA Competitions and FIFA Referees Seminars
  • Acting as the primary contact for all Refereeing VAR related matters and coordinating the activities of the internal and external stakeholders in connection with refereeing matters


FIFA’s requirements

  • Several years’ experience in professional football as referee
  • Expert technical knowledge of professional football, refereeing and especially VAR
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of Video Review Protocol and Procedures
  • Experience as an Instructor/Assessor as well as in presenting to groups
  • Experience with video production and digital technology
  • English fluency required, additional language proficiency preferred
  • Ability to develop and follow effective coaching strategies
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills; comfortable communicating at all levels
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills in the area of professional football and elite refereeing (technical/tactical/players behaviour aspects, etc.)
  • Ability to organise, deliver and present an effective training programmes and support materials to FIFA referees
  • Ability to prioritise and handle large workload efficiently


You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organisation, please click on the below and submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).



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


For the full job description and details on how to apply, go to: http://goglob.al/A5gJFv



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