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Senior Immigration Manager

We govern the beautiful game and ensure it's run with transparency and integrity. We are now looking for a Senior Immigration Manager that is part of FIFA and supports us on our mission. These are your key tasks:

  • Advising on the execution of the FIFA World Cup™ road map, recruiting strategy, immigration and relocation process and visa process for all FIFA delegates, workforce, PMAs, guests

  • Managing, reviewing, recommending, and implementing policy changes and processes relating to immigration procedures and activities

  • Implementing a simplified visa and special permits process for FIFA delegates, FIFA Match Officials, VIPs and PMAs

  • Supporting project's counterpart in immigration program management and compliance

  • Supporting the project development initiatives and obtaining government approvals

  • Providing information related to visa and entry regulations, health information worldwide incl. handling with official authorities

  • Delivering monthly accounting for all services, analyzing figures, producing reports and financial recommendations

  • Keeping up to date on latest immigration legislation

  • Representing the company with the different authorities

  • Responding to immigration issues and conducting investigations when applicable

  • Maintaining solid base of connections, keeping up to date information on changes to processes, rules, and regulations within different government entities & consulates

  • Participating in trips/events abroad whenever required

  • Working on weekends and evening shifts to attend to clients' needs

  • Providing consultancy and knowledge transfer within FIFA departments, Local Organizing Committees and Local Entities

  • Providing visa process support to FIFA employees for business trips

These tasks are a good start. Time will change. Take it and shape it.

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 appropriate subject (or adequate training/vocational education)

  • Experience in leading small teams

  • 5 - 8 years of experience in a similar role

  • Business fluency in at least two FIFA languages is required, namely English and French and/or Spanish; other languages are a plus

  • Strong IT skills including MS office

  • Strong analytical, constructive thinking, problem-solving and planning skills are necessary

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with all counterparts, achieving high quality results in difficult and challenging circumstances

  • Demonstrated leadership/management skills and the ability to make strategic independent decisions and apply sound judgment

  • Able to embrace change and be highly adaptable to new challenges and opportunities

  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary environment with Immigration professionals

  • Project and event management experience

  • Practical commercial experience (with distinguished geographical knowledge)

  • Talent to manage and delegate

  • Ability to motivate and be a very good team player

  • Very high flexibility and availability, willing to adapt the working hours to stakeholders' needs

  • Speedy delivery of short-term orders and big projects, respecting deadlines

  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task even when under considerable pressure