Senior Immigration Manager

Federations & Major Events
Zurich , Switzerland
Full Time
9 / 06

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

Full description

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.

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


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