COSAFA is hiring a Research Coordinator (Freelancer)

Job Summary

Do you think you have the training and professional experience necessary to raise the organization to the highest international standards? CAF is looking to recruit a Research Coordinator (Freelancer) .

Closing date: 31 January 2024

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

Ready to lead a new era in African football? You believe you have the educational background and professional experience to elevate the organization to the highest international standards? CAF is looking to recruit a RESEARCH Coordinator (Freelancer) 


  • Act as a focal point and liaison for research activities and correspondence between the CAF HQ, and Member Associations of the Zonal Unions.
  • Coordinate and identify appropriate premises and requirements for research activities at the tournament.
  • Liaising with the Research Lead regarding the appointment, training, and monitoring of research personnel in their Zonal Union (ie COSAFA)

  • Read, oversee, and manage the efficient conduct of research activities in the COSAFA Zone.
  • Ensure adherence to standard operating procedures in regulatory frameworks, data management, and overall research activities.
  • Preparing reports, presentations, and visualizations of research findings at Zonal level.
  • Assist with harmonizing data collection and research activities in the Member Associations in the Zone.
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  • Manage the administrative needs relating to research activities in the Zonal Union.
  • Maintain the Zonal Union research databases and control access as relevant.
  • Maintain the Zonal Union calendar of research activities and deadlines.
  • Assisting with other tasks and project support as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management, Sports Science, Statistics, or similar. Master’s degree or higher is an added advantage.
  • Project management, Research methodology, or Data analytics certifications are an added advantage.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in a research role, preferably in African sport

  • At least two (2) years’ experience in a client facing role within the sports industry. Experience within a national/international environment is an added advantage.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the respective Zonal Union.
  • Proficiency in English (Spoken and written). Any other relevant language from the Zonal Union would be an added advantage.

Additional requirements

  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Experience with data collection and statistical analysis tools (e.g., Qualtrics, SPSS, Excel)
  • Understanding of the African football landscape
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Comfortable presenting and communicating research findings
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  • An interesting and varied opportunity in an exciting and innovative organization.
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly committed international team.

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

Only qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to gender, race, age, skin colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or on any other grounds. 

If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for a top international sporting organization, submit your application in English  (Motivation Letter, CV, Diplomas, and Reference Letters).

Only direct applications who meet all the required criteria will receive consideration, please send your C.V. to

Application deadline 31/01/2024

N.B. COSAFA is comprised of the following countries

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Comoros
  • Eswatini
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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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