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5 Feb 2024

Sanctions Compliance Manager

🇺🇸 Miami, FL, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.

We govern the beautiful game and ensure it's run with transparency and integrity.

Join our team in Miami and support us on our mission.


FIFA is seeking a highly skilled and experienced professional to join our team as a Sanctions Compliance Manager. The successful candidate will be based in Miami, FL, and will play a crucial role in ensuring FIFA's compliance with international sanctions regulations. The position requires a combination of legal acumen, analytical skills, communication abilities, and a deep understanding of the regulatory landscape to ensure FIFA's compliance with sanctions laws and mitigate associated risks effectively.

These are your key tasks:

  • Assist the Head of Risk & Compliance in the continuous development and implementation of FIFA’s risk management framework.
  • Work with risk owners of different departments to ensure that risks are identified, assessed and mitigated to the desired level.
  • Support risk owners to detect, evaluate and mitigate organization-wide risks and produce formal reports.
  • Support in the continued development and maintenance of compliance policies and procedures.
  • Ensure adherence to FIFA’s compliance program by departments through guidance, training and monitoring.
  • Promote a compliance culture and awareness by advising staff and conducting trainings in relevant compliance topics. Deliver tailor-made compliance training and continuously ensuring that trainings are adapted to the needs of the organization.
  • Provide sanctions advice as well as draft legal memos and opinions for internal stakeholders. Provide confirmations on compliance of payments/shipments etc. with international sanctions.
  • Monitor fast-changing international trade control landscape and communicate updates to internal stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Perform extensive and in-depth due diligence research on companies and persons and provide guidance and recommendations to the requesting business partner.
  • Manage relationship with external counsel, national authorities (SECO, OFAC) and banking partners on sanctions compliance matters.
  • Support the delivery of stakeholder events, for example, governance workshops and the biennial FIFA Governance Summit with FIFA’s 211 member associations.
  • Execute ad-hoc projects and provide ad-hoc compliance advice as assigned.


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:

  • University degree in a related field e.g., Law, Compliance, Business Administration, Economics, Finance.
  • Advanced degree or professional certifications in international sanctions (e.g., CAMS, CRCM, ICA) preferred.
  • 5+ years working experience in compliance with at least 3 years managing sanctions compliance, including US, UN, EU, UK and Swiss sanctions regimes, and third party screening.
  • Experience in preparing high-quality explanatory documents, work papers or memoranda and reports in a timely manner for senior management and independent committees.
  • Experience in assessing risk (preferably according to ISO 31000) and advising on resolution of regulatory, risk and compliance issues.
  • Experience working in a cross-functional, multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Strong qualitative risk-based thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and business acumen with sound professional judgement in areas of ambiguity.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships and establish trust, respect and confidence and ability to tailor messages to the specific audience.
  • Strong attention to detail with a proactive approach to preventing, identifying, and resolving issues.
  • Eagerness to work in an international, fast-changing environment.
  • Hands-on, reliable and discreet personality with the flexibility of taking on tasks beyond the job description.
  • Positive and friendly attitude.
  • Ability to set priorities.
  • Ability to translate complex regulatory information into compelling stakeholder-friendly language.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of sanctions screening/due diligence tools.
  • Fluency in English and one of the other FIFA languages a must (French, Spanish); proficiency in Spanish is an asset.


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 insurance: We offer generous medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage.

Continuous learning: We care about your development and encourage internal mobility, offering a variety of training and education to help achieve it.

Retirement: We offer generous 401(k) employer contributions.

Vacation: Maintain a healthy work/life balance with a generous vacation allowance.

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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