Head of Project: FIFA World Cup China 2021

Federations & Major Events
Zurich , Switzerland
Full Time
Competitive
8 / 03
Accountable to the Strategic Project Board on all tournament matters with a day-to-day reporting line to the Director of Operations

Full description

ON THE BALL?

To support our Tournaments & Events Division, FIFA is looking to recruit a cooperative and communicative person as a:

Head of Project: FIFA Club Competition

Your duties

  • Accountable to the Strategic Project Board on all tournament matters with a day-to-day reporting line to the Director of Operations
  • Blending the diverse perspectives of the members of the Strategic Project Board (including competitions, operations, security, services, strategy & planning) into a cohesive project vision, concept and plan
  • Responsible for developing and integrating key concepts, resources and budgets
  • Ensuring key decisions are managed through the project governance structure
  • Responsible for ensuring all aspects of the FIFA Club Competition are delivered in a holistic and integrated manner by ensuring relevant stakeholder management, e.g. FIFA and Host Country
  • Implementing, refining, maintaining and controlling the overall budget for FIFA Club Competition
  • Ensuring overall operational delivery of FIFA Club Competition throughout the whole project roadmap
  • Ensuring all FIFA Client Group requirements are agreed and implemented
  • Identifying all risks and issues associated with FIFA Club Competition and mitigating these through the involvement of relevant governance structures
  • Communicating and monitoring key milestones and decisions with all relevant stakeholders, both within and outside FIFA
  • Ensuring seamless integration of all aspects of the project through the management of an integrated project team
  • Leading and monitoring tournament time delivery

Our requirements

  • A university degree within Business Administration or similar
  • Certification in Project Management (PMP, PRINCE2, etc.)
  • Experience in managing the overall end-to-end delivery of elite-level sporting tournaments at the level of a FIFA World Cup or similarly sized event
  • Experience in reporting to an executive-level steering committee or board of an organization similar in size and scope to FIFA
  • At least 15 years of relevant demonstrable experience in the delivery of high impact tournaments or events
  • Experience working internationally is essential and experience in China would be considered an asset
  • Strong leadership drive
  • Innovative
  • Diplomatic
  • Strong cultural sensitivity
  • Effective conflict management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organisation, please click “apply here” and submit your application in English.

Only direct applications via our applicant tracking system will be considered (no agencies or applications via email/post please).

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