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1 Jun 2024

Head of Refereeing Women

🇨🇭 Zürich, Switzerland
Full Time
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:

  • Lead Women's Referee project path to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027 including all tournaments, seminars and other activities required to prepare for this critical FIFA competition.
  • Establish, budget and implement a roadmap for Women's Referee Development.
  • Leadership of direct reports in all matters.
  • Collaboration with the Technology Ressource team for the development of Teaching Material for Development projects (Regional Instructors Courses, MA Courses, etc.).
  • Support the Director of Refereeing and organization of administrative tasks in coordination with Head of Refereeing Administration if needed.


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:

  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience as a female FIFA referee or assistant referee and participated as a match official at 1+ FIFA Women’s World Cups.
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of football.
  • High level experience as a FIFA Referee, Confederation or FIFA instructor.
  • Ability to create strategic (long and short-term) plans for referee development.
  • Passion for developing women referees with a deep understanding of their unique challenges.
  • Loyal and diplomatic with excellent communication and teaching skills.
  • Inspirational and motivational management style.


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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