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1 Jun 2024

MA Development Manager

🇵🇦 Panamá, Panama
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.

Joint the team and support us on our mission.


These are your key tasks:

  • Providing operational support to the Development Manager
  • Supporting the implementation of the FIFA Forward programme for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean (Hispanic) by processing applications, monitoring & supporting the implementation and completion of projects
  • Assisting and servicing the Member Associations Division in processing and planning FORWARD projects and other key development aspects to be presented to FIFA, fulfilling regulatory obligations
  • Monitoring internal process of documentation and evaluation of project application, other components of FORWARD and other FIFA related initiatives across the region.
  • Providing regular status reports to the direct line manager and the FIFA MA Regional Director for the America
  • Monitoring process and advice MAs on the planning, implementation and monitoring phases of development projects
  • Participating in workshops, congresses, meetings and seminars
  • Enhancing the level of services, deliver in situ the needed guidance and supervise in depth the legacy and impact of each project and the correct use of the funds.
  • Assess the advancement of the projects and investment on development activities in situ and provide advice to take correct measures for their continuing effective implementation.
  • Act as first source for consultation and evaluation of the project dossier to be submitted by the MA.


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:

  • 5-7 years of experience in a similar role
  • Proven track-record in managing complex projects
  • Experience in the Sports industry is an advantage
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Proficiency in any other FIFA language (F / GER) is an assetExcellent usage of MS Office, e-learning and web-based applications
  • Understanding of Project management software is an asset
  • Willingness to travel at least one week per month
  • Willingness to relocate and travel very often
    Identification with football and FIFA
  • University Degree, Master’s degree or similar higher education in Management, Sports Management or related field preferable
  • Good sense of planning and organisation of activities, ability to set priorities
  • Reliability, trustworthiness, patience and flexibility in a fast moving landscape
  • Diplomacy and integrity, respect, authenticity
  • Able to quickly establish trust and good working relationships, to work collaboratively and effectively with others and to meet deadlines
  • Team player, strong sense of integrity and inclusion and able to adapt to and work within diverse cultures
  • Empathy and excellent listening skills


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:

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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