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6 Feb 2024

Global Football Development Manager (Maternity Coverage for 6 Months)

🇨🇭 Zürich, Switzerland
5+ years exp.

As the organiser of some of the biggest and most iconic sport events in the world, we lead the way in the sport and event industry.

Join the team and support us on our mission.


These are your key tasks:

  • Contribute to strategic development and planning
  • Allocate and monitor resources efficiently (budgets, personnel, equipment)
  • Oversee and manage the coordination of logistics for events and venues
  • Facilitate internal and external communication
  • Ensure team compliance with policies and regulations
  • Manage team budgets and financial reporting
  • Optimise administrative processes and practices
  • Manage employee records and address disputes
  • Guide the team through process and system changes
  • Address team issues and implement solutions
  • Conduct candidate screenings and interviews, collaboration with hiring managers for offers
  • Maintain employment (freelance) contracts and legal compliance standards
  • Manage team mailbox and AI comment functions for external inquiries and responses
  • Assist the Director of Global Football Development for team communication and coordination


We work hard at FIFA.
We are dedicated, ambitious and innovative.

And we respect our values. Always.

For all roles, we seek talented people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a global mindset.

The specific competencies we require for this position are:

  • Good organisational skills and high-quality standards
  • Open-minded and solution-orientated
  • Trustworthy
  • Fluent in English, Proficiency in any other FIFA language (F / ES / GER) is an asset
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio & Project)
  • Willingness to travel
  • Pro-active, taking initiative and ability to work independently to a high standard


The biggest benefit of a career at FIFA is the privilege to work for the beautiful game and create something that matters.

Alongside that privilege, we also offer some extra perks and benefits:

  • Health and fitness: Regular football sessions for all abilities, plus on-site gym.
  • Home office: Up to two days of home office per week if work permits and home office allowance for all.
  • Language courses: Offered to all staff to aid personal and professional growth.
  • Continuous learning: We care about your development and encourage internal mobility, offering a variety of training and education to help achieve it.
  • Pension: Flexible pension benefits with generous employer contributions.
  • Relocation assistance: A dedicated team will be on hand to support your relocation.
  • Sustainability: We support all employees using public transport.
  • Vacation: Maintain a healthy work/life balance with a generous vacation allowance.
  • Volunteering: Make an impact beyond your regular role and bond with colleagues by volunteering with one of our partners.

About FIFA

We are FIFA, the global governing body for football.

Our vision is to make football truly global, diverse and inclusive, for the benefit of the entire world. The last FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 attracted more than 5 billion viewers and the last FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023 was the greatest-ever FIFA Women's World Cup that inspired millions of girls and women around the globe. The opportunities for growth are exciting.

We are a modern organisation with over 850 passionate employees who are Living Football every day. Our headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland, and we have offices in Miami and Paris, plus eleven regional offices from New Zealand to India, Congo, Panama and Paraguay.

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