About the job

Application Deadline: 13 July 2024

Department: Women’s Football

Employment Type: Permanent – Full Time

Location: Zurich


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.

Join the team and support us on our mission.


Working closely with the Head of the Development, to develop and execute women’s football development programmes linked to the implementation of the women´s football strategy, with a clear focus on FIFA Member Associations.

These Are Your Key Tasks

  • Manage and oversee the implementation of the FIFA Women´s Football Development Programmes.
  • Support the administration process of FIFA Women´s Football Development Programmes via the FIFA Forward platform.
  • Liaise with Member Associations Division and its regional offices on regular basis to create synergies with FIFA Forward programme and maintain a full understanding of the work they are carrying out linked to football development whilst also keeping them informed of the relevant Women’s Football Division projects.
  • Develop and implement the global women´s football leadership programme as part of the FIFA Women’s Football Development Programme’s.
  • Linked to the hosting of FIFA women´s football tournaments, manage and oversee development programmes with the host countries, leveraging the tournaments to enhance the positive impact.
  • Support the Women’s Football Division to continually gather, develop and monitor research on women´s football environment in order to maintain an in depth understanding of the current landscape, both at national team and club level.
  • Identify and develop mechanisms and initiatives for accelerating and enhancing the development of women’s football.
  • Work closely with the professionalisation colleagues to align on different research projects and implementation of new initiatives.
  • Work closely with women’s football senior relations manager to support the implementation of the commercial programme and communications planning related to the women’s football development programmes.
  • Office administration (including the scheduling of meetings and preparation of relevant documentation and presentations).
  • Any other tasks required within the context of the department and the wider Women’s Football Division.


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

  • Proven work experience in football (min. 5 year) with a clear demonstration of understanding the governance structures in football
  • Track record in administering and implementing projects / programmes successfully
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably Master Degree
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proven research and analysis skills
  • Excellent English, Spanish and/or French skills, written and oral
  • Proficient in Word / PowerPoint / Excel
  • Ability to develop ideas for development and professionalisation programmes
  • Team player
  • Strong work ethic
  • Inter-cultural competence
  • Passion for women’s football
  • Ability to travel on short notice

Perks & Benefits

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 and fitness: Regular football sessions for all abilities, plus on-site gym.
  • 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 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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