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25 Mar 2024

Member Associations Relationship & Collaboration Lead

🇫🇷 Paris, France
Full Time
4+ 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:

  • Strategic overview of the Member Association’s needs in the Outcome Area “Relationship & Collaboration” - through input from the MA Division’s Regional Teams and Regional Development Offices
  • Convert these needs in to actionable initiatives and efficient services and solutions that are football development focused and on strengthening relationships with FIFA’s key accounts/ main stakeholders at top executive level, public authorities and other (internal) stakeholders
  • Operationally lead the end-to-end implementation of the defined strategy for this Outcome Area (including project management, planning of resources, budget, outcome and impact)
  • Design and implement the standardised processes around key contact moments with FIFA's Member Associations and Confederations
  • Implement the collaboration agreements with other external stakeholders such as, but not limited to development agencies, political and economic unions - for which (stakeholders of) Member Associations and Confederations are the targeted beneficiaries in close collaboration with the International Relations and Public Affairs department
  • Create the synergies between the various football development services within FIFA for Member Associations and Confederations


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:

  • Strong relationship builder, diplomatic skills
  • Communication skills
  • Well-rounded writing skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Understanding of public affairs
  • Reliability, trust
  • Stress resistant
  • A bachelor’s degree in (sports) business administration, international relations, political science, or another closely related field is preferred professional
  • Fluent in English and at least 1 additional language: French or Spanish
  • Other languages, in particular: Russian, Arabic, Portuguese are a plus
  • Proficient in Word / PowerPoint / Excel
  • Willingness to travel


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.
  • Continous 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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