World Cups Project Group Leader Portfolio Management
ON THE BALL?
To support our Tournaments & Events Division, FIFA is looking to recruit an innovative and cooperative person as a World Cups Project Group Leader Portfolio Management for a variety of Premier Tournaments.
•Accountable to the Head of Project for the delivery of project and portfolio management related aspects of a Tournament Project
•Defining and directing the methodology and rhythm of planning to ensure that the Head of Project has the tools to deliver in a consistent and continuous manner
•Facilitating a seamless transfer of documents from the bid phase to the operational planning phase, including the establishment of a framework for information management
•Defining and implementing the appropriate tournament governance in coordination with relevant stakeholders
•Defining the Tournament Event Integrated Planning Roadmap for a Tournament Project, including key outputs for each phase as well as their review and approval process
•Liaising with relevant departments (i.e. T&E Business Solutions, FIFA IT etc.) to ensure that supporting project management systems and tools are fit for purpose
•Developing and delivering the required pre-tournament and tournament time reports in a manner which facilitates decision-making
•Developing the risk management framework and ensuring that all key stakeholders use it in implementing effective mitigation strategies
•Conceptualizing and implementing the C4 strategy, both pre-tournament and tournament time and ensuring its testing, optimization and implementation ahead of the Tournament
•Defining an integrated Operational Readiness strategy, including related readiness exercises in coordination with project and venue teams and associated stakeholders
•Liaising with FIFA Finance and FIFA Workforce Management to ensure that tournament budgets and the required workforce are linked with operational requirements and reflected in the concept of operations
•Planning and delivery of knowledge management activities and lessons learnt
•A degree from a recognized university
•Certification in Project Management (PMP, PRINCE2, etc.), demonstrated experience in delivering multiple simultaneous complex projects in a structured framework
•Specific experience in project management tools and systems (i.e. Smartsheet, Ms Project etc.)
•Fluent in English, any other or one of the FIFA languages is an advantage (German, French or Spanish)
•Experience in managing the overall project management of elite level sporting tournaments at the level of a FIFA World Cup or similarly sized event
•At least 10 years of demonstrable experience in project and portfolio management.
•Strong experience in working with senior multi agency partners and stakeholders with an ability to engage, influence and build a network
•Knowledge across all key event organization phases and event management operations as well as dependencies with the venues and infrastructure programme
•Experience working internationally is essential and experience working in the respective host countries would be considered an asset
•Excellent communication skills
•Extensive travel (50% to the respective host countries required)
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 organization, please click “apply here” and submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).