Senior MA Governance Services Manager

Paris 8th
Published on 01/27/2024

Sportcarriere is assisting FIFA in the recruitment of a Senior MA Governance Services Manager on permanent contract.

FIFA exists to govern football and to develop the game around the world. Since 2016, the organisation has been fast evolving into a body that can more effectively serve our game for the benefit of the entire world.

The new FIFA is modernising football to be global, accessible and inclusive in all aspects. Not just on one or two continents, but everywhere.

Under our vision to make football truly global, we will help develop football everywhere so that there are at least 50 national teams and 50 clubs from all continents that can compete at a top competitive level.

Functions & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of MA Governance Services, your main responsibilities will include :

  • Investigating and evaluating governance-related issues within member associations as well as suggesting practical and legally sound solutions to resolve them.
  • Carrying out on-site missions to assist member associations and leading meetings with the relevant stakeholders, including governmental bodies.
  • Corresponding with member associations (writing of letters and emails; filing; etc.) and participating in virtual meetings with member associations and other stakeholders.
  • Contributing to the development and upgrading of good governance tools (revising statutes and regulations of member associations/using the FIFA model statutes and other good governance tools).
  • Supervising the activities and work of normalisation committees established by FIFA and dealing with the related administrative matters (contracts, setting up of meetings, etc.).
  • Contacting and coordinating with member associations and other stakeholders (confederations, leagues, regional associations, etc.).
  • Coordinating with the relevant FIFA department/divisions on various matters involving member associations.
  • Collaborating with the FIFA Legal & Compliance Division on specific complex legal issues and court cases (CAS, ordinary courts, arbitration).
  • Analysing external legal texts, including national sport laws, impacting the member associations and their governance.
  • Contributing to the agenda of the meetings of the Member Associations Committee.
  • Assisting the Head of MA Governance in ensuring the smooth functioning of the department and replacing him/her in case of absence.
Profile Requirements
  • University Degree in law or international relations.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in multicultural working environment.
  • Good sense of planning.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Ability to synthesize and report clearly.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Sensitivity towards other cultures.
  • Patience, flexibility and quick reactions.
  • Diplomacy and integrity, respect, authenticity.
  • Calm and resistance to pressure, frustration and stress.
  • Full professional proficiency in English and French.
  • Proficiency in any other FIFA language (F / ES / GER) is an asset.
  • Willingness to travel at least one week per month.
  • Readiness for stand-by duties.

Contract type: Permanent Full time
Location: Paris 8th
Starting date: ASAP
Salary: Depending on profile & experience

To submit your application, click on Apply.

Committed to equality, Sportcarriere welcomes all talents, and all applications will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, country of origin, disability, or genetic data.

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