CAF is recruiting a Youth Competitions Officer

Job Summary

Do you think you have the training and professional experience necessary to raise the organization to the highest international standards? CAF is recruiting a Youth Competitions Officer.

Closing date: 13 February 2024

Location: The position will be based at CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.


  • Plan, organize and implement all women’s competitions under the jurisdiction of CAF;
  • Develop and implement competition regulations, rules and procedures that meet international standards;
  • Define a competition calendar and ensure that all competitions are organized within the allocated budget and schedule;

  • Manage and oversee competition budgets, including revenue generation initiatives and expense management;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all stakeholders, including clubs, federations, sponsors and media partners;
  • Work with the relevant services to ensure effective management of competitions;
  • Manage and lead the team responsible for organizing all women’s competitions in all functional areas of CAF; 

  • Ensure compliance with FIFA regulations and CAF statutes, policies and procedures;
  • Evaluate competition performance and develop strategies to improve the overall quality of women’s football competitions in Africa;
  • Participate in “inspection visits” to host countries as needed;
  • Provide support for the draw for national team competitions;
  • Help define the match schedule, match operations, match day (D -1), match day and post-match activities;
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  • Help produce updates/reports for the attention of the director and/or management, as well as circular letters;
  • Help prepare post-event debriefings;
  • Monitor qualifications for women’s competitions;
  • Ensure compliance with the overall administrative requirements of the general coordinators;
  • Help organize workshops as well as develop tools for competition management;
  • Manage organizing committee meetings, inter-division and inter-department coordination meetings.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree (university degree) / certificate or diploma in sports management;
  • A certificate in event management will be an added advantage;
  • At least five (5) years of proven experience managing football or other sporting events, competitions or related matters.
  • Excellent knowledge of areas related to competition management, such as match operations, tournament/event management, communication between teams and officials, and resulting relationships;

  • Passion for organizing professional football events.
  • Project management and motivational leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage dynamic and ever-changing situations in a multicultural environment while maintaining a high energy level and positive spirit;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Team spirit;
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and spoken, is essential; fluency in Arabic and/or Portuguese is an asset;
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  • Organizational skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Time management skills;
  • Problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to take initiatives;
  • Decision-making skills;
  • Good computer skills – Ability to use all CAF online tools.


  • An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative international organization;
  • Attractive employment conditions.
  • The opportunity to be part of a very committed international team;
  • Quality social coverage;
  • An excellent pension plan.

The position will be based at CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, age, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or any other reason.

How to Apply

If you have the necessary qualifications and want to work for a leading international sports organization, submit your application in English (cover letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).

Ready to propel African football into a new era? Only direct applications meeting all required criteria will be considered. Please send your CV to the following address: .

Deadline for submission of applications: 02/13/2024

Careers at CAF

CAF is the governing body of African football and was founded in 1957. The founding members are Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa. With a membership of 54 Member Associations, the secretariat is based in Egypt.

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A career at CAF could prove to be the start of an exhilarating career adventure with countless unforgettable moments for you. Please apply if you fancy the opportunity.


  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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