Professional Football Manager needed at The Confederation of African Football

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Job title : Professional Football Manager

Job Location : Not specified

Deadline : December 16, 2023

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  • Support the Head of Department with all aspects of the CAF Club Licensing system, Stadium Licensing, and League Development, and contributing to the department’s programme and activities.
  • Provide administrative support to the Department direct line manager.
  • Help the CAF member associations as licensors to implement the CAF club licensing system at national level, ensuring regular communication and exchanges within the club licensing network.
  • Help to organize and run club licensing education activities.
  • Compile and update the club licensing, stadiums, leagues and clubs’ database and historical statistics.
  • Revise the national club licensing regulations submitted by the member associations.
  • Assist in the follow-up on club licensing compliance audits.
  • Supervise the core club licensing process and the application of club licensing criteria, coordinate activities internally and with external partners and stakeholders.
  • Manage the implementation of the club licensing system including reporting and analysis.
  • Administer the CAF Club Licensing Online Platform (CLOP), assist in the preparation and implementation of the CLOP and provide support and assistance to the users.
  • Gather and register Coaches license copies for the Clubs participating in CAF Interclub competitions.
  • Set up and manage the Spectators and Coaches approval process for all CAF Competitions on CAF CMS.
  • Conduct stadium matchday monitoring for CAF matches through the available streaming platform and submit report to Head of Department.
  • Support the compilation and publication of department reports (internal and/or benchmarking).
  • Gather, develop, and monitor research on club licensing, clubs, leagues, players, and stadiums.
  • Handle general administrative and organisational tasks of the department, manage Department calendars and meetings, office administration (including the scheduling of meetings and preparation of relevant documentation).
  • Assist in the organization, scheduling, and coordination of the Department activities, such as courses, seminars, workshops and virtual meetings: planning, correspondence and the activity itself.
  • Correspond with other CAF Divisions and Departments to obtain necessary information on Department inter-related activities such as: expenses, flights, arrangement of services, requests, payments, and other.
  • Coordinate and assist in travel-related requests, including flights, ground travel, accommodations, visas, vaccinations/medical requirements for travel, agendas and itineraries for the department instructors and inspectors on CAF missions.
  • Provide general administrative support such as procurement processes, invoices and expenses management, contract management, and others.
  • Type, compile, and prepare letters and circulars, record meeting minutes and prepare mission reports.
  • Keep track and record of documents submitted by the Member Associations and Clubs related to club licensing, coaching licenses, stadiums, and other Department projects.
  • Keep track and records in organised manner of all the Department developed activities and the related costs.
  • Manage the department mailbox and prioritize action / info / follow-up while ensuring information flow in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Implement and maintain office operations/administrative systems and procedures.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as instructed by direct line managers.
  • Contribute to any project run by the Technical Football Division.

Requirements (Profile)

  • Must possess at least a Degree in Sport / Business Management or any other Sport / Business related field.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the football industry, with sound knowledge and understanding of the sector.
  • Experience in a financial, legal, infrastructure, sporting, or other club licensing pilar.
  • Understanding of football law and regulations.
  • Proficient in Football administration and management with record in competitions and development.
  • Ability to develop ideas for football professionalisation projects.
  • Efficient use of MS-products (word, excel, ppt, visio).
  • Fluent in English and/or French language both written and spoken; command of any other CAF official languages (English, French, Arabic) is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational/administrative skills and attention to detail.
  • Administration and project management skills.
  • Supportive, thorough, and service-minded approach.

We Offer

  • An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative international organization.
  • Attractive employment conditions.
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly committed international team.
  • Quality social security coverage.
  • An excellent pension schemes.

Application Closing Date
5th December, 2023.

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


  • Only qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to gender, race, age, skin colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or on any other grounds.
  • If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for a top international sporting organization, submit your application in English (Motivation Letter, CV, Diplomas, and Reference Letters).
  • Only direct applications who meet all the required criteria will receive consideration.
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