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Vacancy: BFL CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

JOB PROFILE 

POSITION TITLE:  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

  1. REPORTS TO

Directly:        Chairman – Botswana Football League

Indirectly:      Vice Chairman – Botswana Football League

  1. MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

JOB PROFILE

  1. To provide a clear and strategic long-term vision as to the League’s direction and be able to communicate and cascade this strategic vision to employers, staff, sponsors and other stakeholders.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. A leader by nature who motivates his/her team of colleagues to achieve meaningful results in their areas of responsibilities.
  2. The CEO is critical to the success of the League.
  • Responsible for the entire operations of the entire Secretariat.
  1. He or she reports on a regular basis to the Board of Governors via the Chairman and it is critical to the success of the League that these two leaders function and communicate well with each other and meet regularly to ensure effective planning of programmes, solving of problems and meeting challenges inherent in issues of the League.

DUTIES

  1. To implement decisions of the General Assembly and the Board of Governors.
  2. Member of the Board of Governors, voice/no vote.
  3. Managing and supervising the keeping of the financial accounts.
  4. Providing the League with inspired leadership from a staff viewpoint.
  5. Compiling minutes of the General Assembly and of the BOG, Standing and Ad-Hoc Committee meetings.
  6. League correspondence.
  7. Relations with other stakeholders.
  8. Organizing the Secretariat.
  9. Responsible for the appointment and dismissal of secretarial staff.
  10. Cooperating with/supplying all information to Auditors.
  11. Ongoing contact with the League Chairman.
  12. Fiduciary responsibility for the ethical operations of the League.
  13. Based on the approval strategies, goals, policies and priorities in the BPL, directs and coordinates the overall policies of the Board of Governors and coordinates the implementation of the approved policies and periodically evaluates their relevance and outcomes.
  14. Develops policies for approval by the Board of Governors and by the Botswana Football Association.
  15. Develop and recommend appropriate BFL Secretariat operational guidelines and performance standards and evaluation criteria to ensure that standards are adhered to.
  16. Administer and give advice on the BFA Constitutions, BFA Play Rules and Regulations and all FIFA Statutes and ensure that they are fully complied with by the Clubs.
  17. Brief media on the activities of the BPL through press release or press conferences.
  18. Ensure the provisions of professional and competent leadership on all matters pertaining to the administration of the BFL Secretariat by;
    • Recommending an appropriate organisational structure showing hierarchy or reporting channels and the functions at each level so as to promote efficiency and productivity in line with the BPL Strategic directions.
    • Allocating duties to and supervising subordinate staff and follow up work progress. Discipline offenders through verbal warnings or writing letters of reprimand, complete annual plans and confidential reports in respect of subordinate staff for submission to the Chairman with the recommendations.  To motivate, guide, counsel and discipline staff.
    • Recommend and approve leave applications of the senior staff.
    • Ensure proper deployment of staff by adhering to the approved work, organizational arrangements, job descriptions and job specifications of the posts as directed in the appropriate structure.
    • Produce periodic Executive reports for submission to the Board of Governors and to the BFA (NEC) analyzing in details the Secretariat achievements and constraints in each major responsibility areas and proposing action plans for further progress.
    • Direct Finance staff to draft estimates, scrutinize and makes adjustments on the draft estimates proposals, discuss the proposals first with the Chairman of the Finance Committee and the Chairman. CEO to produce monthly and quarterly Management Accounts.
    • Produce the yearly financial report audited, and checked by the Finance Committee.
    • Control Votes by authorizing payments together with the Chairman in his absence the Vice Chairman and/or the Chairman of the Finance Committee.
    • Prepare Agendas for the Chairmanship, Board of Governors and the General Assembly for approval by the Chairman. Review records of previous meetings and correspondences to identify issues for the agenda and also call for items from BOG members.
    • Follow up activities of BOG as resolved in meetings, writes to or telephone concerned authorities/clubs to act as required.
    • Provide briefings, clarifications and guidance to BFL/BOG during the meetings.
    • Prepare and produce annual reports.
    • Submit all misconduct of player and officials matters to the relevant judicial bodies.
  1. To manage the business and affairs of the League by leveraging strong technical qualifications, knowledge of marketing and management, and a thorough understanding of the business and the properties of the League.
  2. To identify potential partners and sponsors of the League, and lead negotiations with the same.
  3. To develop and maintain a solid working relationship with the Corporate community.
  4. To command the respect of all relevant stakeholders.
  5. To oversee the relationship between the League and the public.
  6. To identify and evaluate alternative investing and funding options and make recommendations.
  7. To assume the role of Chief Accounting Officer of the League.

Position Requirements

Education:               Degree in a Sports related field

Experience:              Minimum of 8 years experience

 

 

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BFA President Letshwiti urges regional FAs to become more professional

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) President, MacLean Letshwiti today (Friday) officially closed the 5-day FIFA approved and funded programme dubbed Administration and Management Course for the Gaborone City Regional Football Association, held under the theme ‘Operation Time for Change’ at Tlotlo Conference Centre in Gaborone.
 
A welcome and refreshing undertaking, the programme, which opened on Monday, April 12th – 16th, was intended to achieve a renewal in terms of how football is managed at all levels throughout the country, facilitated by FIFA instructor and consultant, Ashford Mamelodi of Mamelodi Consulting.
 
The objectives of the programme included the empowerment of leaders, both Regional Structures and Clubs, on the management of the game; engaging participants on the importance of Stakeholder management, as well as identifying for further training prospective national course instructors in Administration and Management, with a view that once qualified, they will continue to train up and coming Administrators in the Regions on football administration.

Ashford Mamelodi of Mamelodi Consultancy

 
In his remarks, the BFA President said the programme has seen more than 500 participants across the country benefiting at a cost over P4 million courtesy of football’s world governing body, FIFA.
 
“I am delighted to see that our regions participated in this programme with large numbers, and they have also shown willingness and strong commitment to learn fittingly. For us to run professional leagues, and independent regional associations, we must equip our personnel with the right courses that enable them to be professional and act along the FIFA standards and statutes. The BFA will under my leadership be a frontrunner in improving the standards of football both administratively and in the field,” said Letshwiti.
 
Letshwiti noted that Botswana was one of the first countries to benefit from the FIFA Operation Time for Change project, saying this goes to show the level of commitment the local FA has for the growth of the sport.

Gaborone Regional Football Association Chairperson Tsheko

 
The project, which was facilitated by FIFA instructor and consultant, Ashford Mamelodi of Mamelodi Consulting ranged from governance, technical, sponsorship, fan base management, financial management and competitions amongst others.
 
“There is a lot of hope as the Gaborone region is in the capital city where the headquarters are. I am also happy that the region now has an office, and this is where all the 49 teams in the Gaborone region can go get serviced. After this weeklong engagement, the region has assured me that they will bring about the much-needed change of how they have been running their matters including sub-constitution from the parent constitution to give the chairman powers to run the region professionally. This is the biggest investment the FA has made, and it has to be put into practice. If all the stakeholders can all pull in the same direction, the BFA can be one of the strongest FAs at FIFA level,” said Mamelodi in his closing remarks.
 
For his part, the Gaborone regional FA, Vice Chairperson, Thapelo Mothusi said as the region they are grateful for all the lessons learnt from the Operation Time for Change course. He said all club administrators have been fully equipped with critical lessons to implement at their various clubs.

BFA President Maclean Letshwiti

 
As it was the last day of the course, all participants were tasked with case studies to mimic real football situations, ranging from organizing the play-offs, youth tournaments and event management.
 
Meanwhile, The BFA Technical officer, Tshepo Mphukuthi further assured the delegates that in the upcoming football season, the CAF regulations will be intensified, and teams will have to have coaches with relevant coaching badges to be illegible to coach particularly at CAF competitions.

BFA acting TD Dr Carolin Braun and BFA Chief Protocol Officer Spencer Mmui

 
From Gaborone, the Operation Time for Change programme will head out to the Kgatleng Regional FA, from April 26th – 30th, and call it a wrap in Palapye from 10th – 14th May 2021 with the Central/North Regional FA (Serowe).

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