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Job Advertisement – General Manager Football Operations

Botswana Football Association invites suitably qualified professionals to apply for the position of GENERAL MANAGER FOOTBALL OPERATIONS.

DESCRIPTION:

The position of GENERAL MANAGER FOOTBALL OPERATIONS for Botswana Football Association (BFA) is a full-time position:

To manage and oversee the operational delivery of all aspects of BFA away match travel, overseas tours (pre and post season), some domestic away games, cup semi and final event plans and BFA home matches, creating event plans that maximise all available assets and inventory to ensure that:

  • Football department KPI’s are met
  • Financial controls are in place and budget targets are delivered
  • Efficiencies are realised
  • Club Competition obligations are met e.g. FIFA, CAF, COSAFA
  • Communication and cross functional planning across the business is effectively managed
  • Continuous learning is embedded into our culture of event management through an effective debrief process

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Desirable Degree educated. 
  2. Professional qualification in event or project management.
  3. Knowledge of Premier League, FA, Football League and FIFA rules and regulations.

EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing all aspects of overseas event operations and logistics for BFA away matches and pre and post season tours. Working cross functionally to ensure that event plans are in place to maximise all available assets and inventory and to deliver on agreed performance targets.
  • Responsible for coordinating the program and transport of players and staff of the National Team at all its events.
  • BFA match management and BFA main contact. Acting as the principal point of contact for BFA in relation to home and away matches including BFA delegate liaison and management.
  • Managing all site inspection visits for BFA away matches, pre and post season tours, ensuring that all the requisite information is collated and shared internally with key personnel.
  • Liaising with key internal stakeholders to ensure that all requirements are met for each event type. 
  • Attendance at BFA draws and workshops.
  • Management of Cup Semi and Final planning and delivery.
  • Assisting with the logistics planning for domestic away games where required.
  • Organises and attends inspection visits related to the accommodation of the National Team
  •  Issues the requests for release of players who are playing in foreign football clubs according to current FIFA regulations
  • Setting budgets and assigning resources; ensuring compliance with finance policies.
  • Perform any additional duties and responsibilities as reasonably instructed by the General Secretary from time to time.

Essential 

Significant and demonstrable experience in sports team event management and overseas logistics.

Desirable 

Experience of working at Association Level within professional sports environment.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Compliance with BFA policies.
  • Compliance with the BFA’s health and safety procedures.
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected.
  • To maintain professional conduct at all times.
  • People management and development.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Calm and measured when working under pressure.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Team working – effective at leading project teams and working cross functionally.
  • Strong work ethic and can do attitude – Proactive and solution orientated.
  • Effective and confident communicator. 

Successful candidates will need to show excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as they will be expected to interact with a number of key internal and external people.

Candidates should be methodical and have excellent organisational skills as they will be expected to manage and organise a large number of tasks simultaneously.

Have the ability to work in a fast moving, changing environment

Qualifying candidates should deliver their applications, curriculum vitae and certified copies of certificates and Identity Card to:

The Chief Executive officer

Botswana Football Association

PO Box 1396

Gaborone

Or email to bfa@bfa.co.bw.

Only qualifying candidate/s will be contacted.

Closing date is 28 February 2019.

For Further information required contact the CEO Office on: Phone: 3900279

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Nkutusang names provisional squad for COSAFA

The Women’s National Team Coach Gaoletlhoo Nkutusang has named her provisional team for the 2019 COSAFA Women’s Championship. This provisional squad is based on locally based players only, with foreign-based players to be included in the final squad.

The championship will be staged in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa for the second year running. It will run from the 31 July to 11 August 2019.

The team will report to camp on Tuesday 25th – 28th June to start intensive preparation for the tournament.

Here is the squad:

 

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