VACANCY: CAF Advertises For Media Officer, Accountant Positions, Others

VACANCY: CAF Advertises For Media Officer, Accountant Positions, Others

By Amaechi Agbo

Africa’s football umpire, The Confederation of Africa Football, CAF have advertised for various vacant positions including Media Officer, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report

CAF, founded in 1957 by four nations: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa has its administrative headquarters in Cairo Egypt and manages competitions, offers technical and administrative training courses while actively fostering the promotion and practice of football. The Confederation organizes championships such as the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN or AFCON), the most popular competition.

It maintains very close links with FIFA in coordinating tournaments for different events such as the World Cup, Youth and Women competitions and the Olympic Games Football Tournaments.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Competitions Safety & Security Manager

Location: Africa

Job Description

Ever dreamed about working in football? Now’s your chance to make the dream a reality!
At the African Confederation of Football (CAF) we are looking for bright and talented people to join our team. If you think you’ve got what it takes and your professional experience meets our criteria get in touch with us.
Job Responsibilities

Competitions Safety & Security Manager who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively handling the following duties:
Responsible for the preparation of all competitions related safety and security documents
Monitor all in- country risk assessment and report on potential high risk countries with impact on CAF competitions / matches
Liaise with member associations on competitions safety and security related operations for CAF organized matches
Coordinate the activities of all national security officer in relation to competition specific
Liaise with all national security officers on matters relating to competition safety and security
Responsible for writing reports on competitions safety and security
Liaise with competitions to identify and classify high risk matches and report same to Head of safety and security
Link between the safety and security department and competitions department on matters of competitions safety and security
Monitor the safety and security related in country assessment and identify MA’s with serious need for an intervention programme
Liaise with CAF safety and security officers on behalf of the department
Monitor and follow-up on all competitions related safety and security components
Compile end of seasons’ incidents reports for CAF confederation cup and Champions League
Read all submitted reports by CAF safety and security officers and summarize key findings for the attention of Head of safety and security
Liaise with club licensing in developing specific competitions related safety and security requirements for stadiums
Ensure the collation of all safety certificates of all stadiums to be used for all CAF matches and tournaments
Participate in competitions safety and security related workshops and trainings
Coordinate safety and security meetings with security agencies
Carry out any other function as may be assigned from time to time by the Head of safety and security
Requirements

CAF officials during a meeting recently

A minimum of first Degree in any field (A sport related field shall be added advantage)
Certificate in sport safety and security or any safety and security
Proven experience in football match organization safety and security
Fluent in both spoken and written English and French
Computer literate

Job Title: Media Channel Officer – Internal Communication

Location: Africa

Duties
Internal Communications & Media Channel Officer who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively handling the following duties:

Monitor external media TV shows and reports published by newspapers and magazines across the world and report to the Head of Media
Gather all CAF news & its football related information and share with all CAF Staff through the various Platforms such as; Newsletters, Press clippings, Emails, Whatsapp groups, etc…
Coordinate the requests of the various divisions/departments during CAF events and Competitions; Speeches for CAF Spokespersons, Media Ops, Photographer, etc.
Support the Digital and Content team with news and information related to the activities of CAF President and the Executive Committee Members
Meet journalists and foster good relations with the media
Answer media Operations and relations inquiries under the supervision of the Head of Media
Launch accreditations windows for CAF competitions and CAF events
Make sure that CAF Media Channel is updated with its related news and info
Scrutiny to make sure that the Media Channel accounts doesn’t contain any fake accounts or any pending request (Contains more than 10K accounts)
Execute any other task as directed by the director of Communications/Head of Media
Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree
Fluent in written and spoken French and one of the other CAF Official Languages
Good knowledge of research
2 years of work experience in a similar position
Written and verbal communication skills
Presentation Skills
Public speaking
Multitasking
Team-player who can work also independently
Time Management
Flexibility in working on missions and traveling overseas
Problem Solving Skills
Research and analytical skills

Job Title: Procurement Officer

Location: Africa

Job Description
Procurement Officer who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively handling the following duties:

Create and maintain good relationships with vendors/suppliers
Make professional decisions in a fast-paced environment
Maintain records of purchases, pricing, and other important data
Review and analyse all vendors/suppliers, supply, and price options
Conduct market research/surveys
Develop plans for purchasing equipment, services, and supplies
Issue tender documents when delegated from Head of Procurement
Negotiate the best deal for pricing and supply contracts
Ensure that the products and supplies are of high quality while maintaining the best value for money
Maintain and update a list of suppliers and their qualifications, delivery times, and potential future development
Work with team members and head of procurement to complete assigned duties as required
Maintain the confidentiality of the Department

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field preferred
Solid knowledge and understanding of procurement processes, policy, and systems according to International Procurement Standards
Minimum 6-7 years’ experience as a procurement officer or related position
Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel), knowledge of ERP is a plus
Ability to analyse problems and strategize for better solutions
Ability to negotiate, establish, and administer contracts
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
Accurate and precise attention to detail
Ability to work well with management and staff at all levels
Goal-oriented, organized team player
Candidate should have record of integrity and transparency
Proficiency of both languages Arabic and English, French is a plus
Competencies:

Integrity
Professionalism
Respect for diversity

CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad is running for reelection in 2021

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Location: Africa

Duties
Senior Accountant who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by handling the following duties:

Support adequate Preparation of financial statements on tight due dates
Ensure that appropriate implementation of accounting Standards (IFRS)
Manage the accounting functions, including the general ledger accounts, and their registration
Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
Support handling A/P, A/R and their registration
Update financial data in databases to ensure that the information will be accurate and immediately available when needed
Support Budget Preparation in details
Establish contact with all related departments and parties to gather data and information
Structure a reliable, flexible, and easy to deal with Budget formats covering all concerned items
Consolidate all Budget gathered financial information to issue CAF’s Budget
Prepare and submit periodic Financial reports, including Budget reports (Actual Verses Budget)
Analyse variances of actual verses budget with justifying reasons, (Calculate budget variances and report significant problems)
Periodic update (monthly) on the status of the budget for each concerned department in relation to actual incurred amounts
Authorize and approve all payments and incurred expenses with the set Budget
Revisit initially issued Budget in the light of actual or new circumstances or events, and which may lead to issuance of an updated Budget
Support the Finance Department in the preparation of monthly/quarterly/yearly closings,
Reinforce financial data confidentiality and conduct database backups when necessary,
Handle the requirements of external auditors
Supervise, direct, and manage accountants in the Finance team
Adhere to CAF’s set Rules and Regulations
Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and/or Finance
Master’s Degree or CPA or Accounting equivalent preferred
From 5 to 7 years of experience preferably in multinational or big local companies (Group companies with subsidiaries)
Exposure, awareness, knowledge, and experience of financial statements preparations, IFS, and latest changes, financial reporting, general accounting knowledge, and accounting treatments and entries
Preferably Audit experience in one of the big 4 Audit Firms
Fluent in English and/or French

Job Title: Senior Services & Logistics Manager

Location: Africa

Duties
Senior Services & Logistics Manager who can effectively handle the following duties:

Strategically plan and manage logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer services
Plan, manage and evaluate logistics operations liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics providers, transportation companies and customers
Monitor the execution of contractual charges of outsourced service providers, such as: security, maintenance of the transportations and maintaining the provision of Services (Telephone Lines, Caterings, Translations, etc.) with the 3rd parties’ service providers;
Responsible for the warehouse and supplies’ management;
Participate with the Head of Department in planning & development of the departmental budget and the provision of equipment & supplies;
Manage and validate the invoices received from the external service providers, under the supervision of the head of department;
Monitor the logistics of all CAF events by monitoring quality, quantity, delivery times, and transport costs
Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency
Supervise, coach and train warehouse workforce
Receive all the deliveries sent to CAF;
Deliver solutions to logistics problems while maintaining high levels of quality and service within budgetary requirements
Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports or customer issues
Ensure the integrity of inventory accuracy and manage stock movements with the help of direct reports
Identify and resolve any inventory discrepancies and ensure inventory and system records are in agreement
Identify savings by removing waste or unnecessary steps in the logistics process
Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
Ensure that all functions under supervision operate in accordance with CAF Rules

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or similar
Master Degree in Logistics or equivalent is a plus
A total of 10 years’ working experience in Logistics and services of which a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar managerial role
Experience in Stock Management Software, Shipping and Customs Declaration procedures, and Notions on Air FREIGHT Transport
Fluent in at least two of CAF official languages (French, English and/or Arabic)
Flexible to work in a shift schedule and to work from outside the office
Able to work independently and within a larger team to achieve results and impact
Proven capabilities and leadership skills to inspire and develop the team
Skilled in negotiation and conflict management
Works well under pressure and manages stressful situations with ease
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Strong sense of accountability, responsibility, and integrity

Job Title: Compliance & Regulatory Counsel

Location: Africa

Job Descriptions

Ever dreamed about working in football? Now’s your chance to make the dream a reality!
At the African Confederation of Football (CAF) we are looking for bright and talented people to join our team. If you think you’ve got what it takes and your professional experience meets our criteria get in touch with us.
Job Responsibilities
Compliance & Regulatory Counsel who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively managing the following duties:

Ensure the development and implementation of CAF’s compliance program (evaluate training needs and training team, develop and implement monitoring and screening programs, identify areas of improvement and recommend mitigating actions)
Evaluate and support/challenge effectiveness of controls and adherence to compliance program components and provide advice and counsel as needed
Review current policies and procedures within CAF for alignment, consolidation, and harmonization with division needs
Develop compliance training programs and deliver specialized training as appropriate
Perform Governance Workshops to raise awareness of compliance issues
Raise awareness of compliance risks and continuous monitoring
Manage forensic reviews to disclose mismanagement of CAF funds
Requirements

Algerian Carl Medjani (R)vies with Nigerian William Ekong during a World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Algeria and Nigeria at Mohamed-Hamlaoui Stadium in Constantine on November 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RYAD KRAMDI

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration or Law
Familiar with key compliance program components, such as Compliance risk assessment, due diligence, training and policy implementation
5+ years of experience in compliance or related field (risk management or advisory experience, audit, finance or legal) with understanding of structure and needs of an effective compliance programs
Fluent in English and French
Professional experience in an international environment
Experience in preparing explanatory documents or compliance reports and presenting to senior executive team members
Strong ability to navigate organizationally across multiple functional areas providing work direction on risk activities and governance processes
Ability to translate complex regulatory information into compelling stakeholder-friendly language, including the importance of regulatory compliance
Good written and verbal communication skills

Job Title: Legal Counsel (Litigation)

Location: Africa

Job Description
Legal Counsel (Litigation) who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively managing the following duties:

Handle procedures before CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports), including general communications, drafting of appeal briefs and answers and, when necessary, coordinating such tasks with other departments or external counsels
Represent CAF during CAS hearings
Monitor and communicate the outcome of awards and other relevant aspects of arbitration proceedings
Research and analyse relevant developments in the arbitration scene and identify and suggest necessary amendments to current practices or to CAF regulations
Hold workshops with CAF employees, member associations or confederations on CAS-related issues
Represent and enhance CAF’s image
Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Law or J.D. degree
Master’s Degree in International Sports Law is an asset
Minimum 3 years’ experience in international sports arbitration
Fluent in English and French
Good knowledge of football governance as well as of CAF’s regulations, International Arbitration and proven experience in CAS proceedings
Admission to practice law (Bar) for at least 3 years
Good planning and organisational skills
Good analytical skills.

Job Title: CSR Manager

Location: Africa

Details

Ever dreamed about working in football? Now’s your chance to make the dream a reality!
At the African Confederation of Football (CAF) we are looking for bright and talented people to join our team. If you think you’ve got what it takes and your professional experience meets our criteria get in touch with us.
Duties
Social Responsibility Manager who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively handling the following duties:

Liaise with associations/foundations/NGOs
Manage CSR partnership requests
Manage the roll-out of all CSR projects
Cooperate with external agencies (PR & Media) in order to promote CSR initiatives among the general public
Monitoring, execution and evaluation CSR projects
Work on the improvement of the awareness of CSR projects across the organization
Tailor Communications Toolkits for specific events or projects
Plan and follow up on the financial aspects of CSR
Assist in internal communications.
Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree
Fluent in written and spoken Arabic, English and French
Additional educational courses or degrees is an advantage
Additional knowledge of other CAF languages is an advantage (Portuguese and/or Spanish)
Data visualization & use of social media
5 years of work experience in a similar position
Written and verbal communication skills
Team-player who can work also independently
Flexibility in working on missions and traveling overseas
To respect the dress code of the organization
To attend all meetings as required by the management
To attend any courses/seminars as deemed fit by the management
To conduct oneself in a manner that upholds the image and integrity of CAF
To remain contactable via the mobile phone or emails
Research and analytical skill
Good knowledge of research
To respect the working hours
Problem Solving Skills
Time Management
Presentation Skills
Public speaking
Multitasking.

Job Title: Head of Content

Location: Africa

Job Description
Head of Content who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively handling the following duties:

Development and optimization of the content department ensuring that CAF message are in support of the content strategies and editorial decisions formulated along with the Chief of Communications.
Analyse the performance of the content against CAF objectives and strategies.
Oversee all the content put out to the media through, CAF Media channel, interviews, collateral, speeches, recorded messages, newsletters, etc…
Draft the speeches for CAF senior staff & members during CAF events and advise them on written responses to the media.
Draft press releases and other media materials for use in announcements.
Collaborate with Media department in order to fulfil the vision of the Communications division under the supervision of Chief of Communications.
Oversee in cooperation with the Commercial Director CAF various social media platforms in regard to content, promotion, consumer engagement, performance management.
Collaborate with the Commercial Director to support marketing activities such as product branding, content, and messages.
Support CAF Competitions division when needed in reviewing CAF regulations and official documents under the supervision of Chief of Communications.
Requirements

Bachelor’s degree Journalism and Communications Studies.
Master is preferred.
Knowledge on the dynamics of African sporting media
Passion for African football
Excellent writing skills of CAF official languages (French, English & Arabic)
Familiar with the website, applications and recent technologies.
5 to 10 years’ experience in similar position
Tenet of Online Journalism
Expert in running digital media platforms (Facebook, twitter, Instagram…)
Written and verbal communication skills
Presentation Skills
Public speaking
Multitasking
Team-player who can work also independently
Time Management
Flexibility in working on missions and traveling overseas
Problem Solving Skills
Research and analytical skills
Strong leadership skills.
Strong understanding of management and communications competencies.
Demonstrates an ability to drive the content department towards a unified vision.

Job Title: National Teams Competitions Coordinator

Location: Africa

Duties
National Teams Competitions Coordinator who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively handling the following duties:

Invite all National Associations to engage in the competition;
Registration and follow up with the engaged teams;
Establishing the format and the calendar of the competition;
Establishing the fixtures of each stage;
Coordinate all events of the matches (officials designations, officials replacement, crisis management when required);
Ensure all match related forms are received;
Regularly update the results and the calendar of the competition and synchronize it with the communication department;
Cooperation with marketing, legal and other departments/divisions;
Communication with the Standing Committees;
Following the matches in the Match Command Center (MCC);
Preparation of all the documents of the Final Tournaments (draw, letters, host, teams, members…etc.);
Preparation of the files for organizing committee members during the final tournaments;
Ordering the needed material for the Final tournament (flags, medals, stationary, trophies, documents…etc.) and following up with Logistics;
Work on the incidents report of the competitions;
Statistics and Communiqués of the Final tournaments.
Requirements

Nigeria’s players celebrate winning the African Nations Cup (AFCON 2013) final soccer match against Burkina Faso in Johannesburg February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (SOUTH AFRICA – Tags: SPORT SOCCER) – RTR3DLJR

Bachelor’s degree
Minimum three years of work experience in national teams competitions 5 years of experience in a similar role
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Must be fluent in written and spoken English and French
Administrational and organizational skills
Communication and intercultural skills
Ability to work in a multicultural environment
Passion and high knowledge of football
Excellent level of online research skills

Note:

Only applications matching the requirements listed above will be considered
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
We encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

Application Deadline 19th September, 2020.

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