Zimbabwe Football Association Publishes Job Vacancies {Full Text}

05  December 2019

 ZIMBABWE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (ZIFA) VACANCIES

The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is the governing body of football in Zimbabwe. It is a legal entity registered in terms of the Sports and Recreation Commission Act. It is affiliated to Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA). The Association seeks to recruit suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the positions listed below:

POSITION:               HEAD COACH – SENIOR MEN’S TEAM

 REPORTING TO:   CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 

LOCATION:             ZIFA HEAD OFFICE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Observe and subject himself to the rules and regulations of ZIFA, COSAFA, CAF, FIFA or any other organization which ZIFA shall be a member
  • Give technical assistance to the team in a manner that is efficient, effective, professional and to the best of his ability in all material times
  • Attend all training sessions and soccer matches or other Association functions at all material times
  • Ensure that players adhere to the ZIFA code of conduct and conditions outlined in their contracts of engagement
  • Advise the Secretariat of the players he wishes to engage for every match
  • Recommend to the Chief Executive officer the appointment of members of his technical team
  • Ensure that the Senior team qualifies and excels for all major tournaments and assignments

JOB SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Should be a holder of a CAF A Coaching Badge or equivalent
  • At least 10 years international football experience
  • Practical Knowledge of Zimbabwean and African football
  • Knowledge of English Language
  • Educational Background (A degree is an added advantage)
  • Modern football analysis skills

POSITION:               GENERAL MANAGER –NATIONAL TEAMS

REPORTING TO:   CORPORATE SERVICES MANAGER

LOCATION:             ZIFA HEAD OFFICE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Draft National Teams’ budgets
  • Draft and send call up letters for selected players
  • Arrange local and International flights for selected players and officials
  • Arrange accommodation for the entire team prior to the start of the camp
  • Arrange training facilities
  • Arrange road transport for the players and officials
  • Capture selected players daily allowances and bonuses
  • Draft and submit National team report/s
  • Planning with Head Coach and Technical Staff prior, during and post the team camps

JOB SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Sporting Degree/Diploma is a prerequisite
  • Should possess a clean class 4 driver’s license
  • A coaching license is an added advantage
  • At least 10 years international football experience
  • Practical Knowledge of Zimbabwean and African football
  • Knowledge of English Language
  • Information Technology Literacy skills

POSITION:               TECHNICAL ASSISTANT/TRAINING OFFICER

REPORTING TO:   TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

LOCATION:             ZIFA HEAD OFFICE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • To lead and manage the Zimbabwe Football Association technical desk office in achieving its core objectives of:
  • Ensuring the delivery of integrated programmes aimed at providing related activities to stakeholders
  • Developing partnership and co-ordination between relevant statutory and voluntary bodies involved in football education and its development
  • Researching causes and trends in application to develop innovative responses aimed at developing the Zimbabwe Football Association long term perspectives in football education and its activities
  • Reporting to the Technical Director of the Zimbabwe Football Association who has the overall responsibility for monitoring and coordinating the implementation of the Association’s Development Plan including:
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of the Association’s “Long Term Technical Perspectives” in Football Education
  • Providing strategic leadership and support to all relevant agencies
  • Evaluating and reviewing programme delivery in agreeing with the improvement plan
  • Developing and continuously improving the level of Football Education in the country
  • Developing further the ‘partnership’ style with the relevant bodies
  • Maximizing the synergies which can be achieved through a close working relationship between all bodies involved in the development of sport and in particular football
  • Collecting, analyzing and disseminating information on new trends and relevance of Football Education
  • Developing and securing agreement for the Association’s own strategy and plan, as adopted by the Executive Committee
  • Any other duties related to the enhancement of Football Education and its activities
  • Running the office in the absence of the TD, compiling reports and producing other necessary documentation as and when needed

JOB SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least holder of a CAF “A” Coaching Badge.
  • The person shall be of good character
  • Between 30 and 45years old and shall be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render efficient services
  • Good standard of education background with a minimum of a Diploma in Sports Coaching or Management. A degree in sports coaching or management will be an added advantage
  • Computer literate.
  • Good experience and knowledge on the status of Football in general
  • An understanding of the Association’s Long-Term Perspectives as outlined in the Technical Development Plan
  • Possess excellent organizational leadership skills
  • Ability to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to motivate, coordinate and integrate several different agencies towards the achievement of stated objectives

POSITION:               YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICER 

REPORTING TO:   TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

LOCATION:             ZIFA HEAD OFFICE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensuring the delivery of integrated programmes aimed at providing related activities to stakeholders
  • Developing partnership and co-ordination between relevant statutory and voluntary bodies involved in Youth Football’s development and education
  • Researching causes and trends in application to develop innovative responses aimed at developing the Zimbabwe Football Association long term perspectives in Youth Football
  • Reporting to the Technical Director of the Zimbabwe Football Association who has the overall responsibility for monitoring and coordinating the implementation of the Association’s Development Plan including
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of the Association’s “Long Term Technical Perspectives” in Youth Football
  • Providing strategic leadership and support to all relevant agencies
  • Evaluating and reviewing programme delivery in agreeing with the improvement plan
  • Developing and continuously improving the level of Youth Football in the country.
  • Developing further the ‘partnership’ style with the relevant bodies
  • Maximizing the synergies which can be achieved through a close working relationship between all bodies involved in the development of sport and in particular football
  • Collecting, analyzing and disseminating information on Youth Football.
  • Developing and securing agreement for the Federation’s own strategy and plan, as adopted by the Executive Committee
  • Any other duties related to the enhancement of Youth Football and its activities

JOB SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • The person shall be of good character
  • Aged between 30 and 45 years old and shall be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render efficient services
  • At least holder of a CAF “A” Coaching Badge or equivalent.
  • Good standard of education background, Diploma in Sports Coaching/Management or better
  • Computer literate
  • Good experience and knowledge on the status of Youth Football in general.
  • understanding of the Association’s Long-Term Perspectives as outlined in the Technical Development Plan
  • Possess excellent organizational leadership skills
  • Ability to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to motivate, coordinate and integrate several different agencies towards the achievement of stated objectives
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated

POSITION:               WOMEN FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATOR 

REPORTING TO:   TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

LOCATION:             ZIFA HEAD OFFICE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reporting to the Technical Director of the Zimbabwe Football Association who has the overall responsibility for monitoring and coordinating the implementation of the Association’s Development Plan including:
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of the Association’s “Long Term Technical Objectives” in women football
  • Providing strategic leadership and support to all relevant agencies
  • Evaluating and reviewing programme delivery in agreeing with the improvement plan
  • Developing and continuously improving the level of Women Football in the country
  • Developing further the ‘partnership’ style with the relevant bodies
  • Maximizing the synergies which can be achieved through a close working relationship between all bodies involved in the development of sport and in particular football
  • Collecting, analyzing and disseminating information on Women Football
  • Developing and securing agreement for the Association’s own strategy and plan, as adopted by the Executive Committee
  • Any other duties related to the enhancement of Women Football and its activities

JOB SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • The person must be of good character
  • Aged between 30 and 45 years and must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render efficient services
  • Strictly a woman
  • At least the holder of a CAF “B” Coaching Badge or equivalent
  • Good standard of education background at least Diploma in Sports Management/Coaching
  • Computer literate
  • Good experience on the status of women football in the country
  • An understanding of the Association’s Long-Term Perspectives as outlined in the Technical Development Plan
  • Possess excellent organizational leadership skills
  • Ability to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to motivate, coordinate and integrate several different agencies towards the achievement of stated objectives
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated

POSITION:               GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL OFFICER 

REPORTING TO:   TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 

LOCATION:             ZIFA HEAD OFFICE 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Developing partnership and co-ordination between relevant statutory and voluntary bodies involved in Grassroots Football, its development and education.
  • Researching causes and trends in application to develop innovative responses aimed at developing the Zimbabwe Football Association long term perspectives in Grassroots Football and its bye-product
  • Reporting to the Technical Director of the Zimbabwe Football Association who has the overall responsibility for monitoring and coordinating the implementation of the Association’s Development Plan including:
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of the Association’s “Long Term Technical Perspectives” in Grassroots Football and its activities
  • Providing strategic leadership and support to all relevant agencies
  • Evaluating and reviewing programme delivery in agreeing with the improvement plan
  • Developing and continuously improving the level of Grassroots Football in the country
  • Developing further the ‘partnership’ style with the relevant bodies
  • Maximizing the synergies which can be achieved through a close working relationship between all bodies involved in the development of sport and in particular football
  • Collecting, analyzing and disseminating information on Grassroots Football.
  • Developing and securing agreement for the Association’s own strategy and plan, as adopted by the Executive Committee
  • Any other duties related to the enhancement of Grassroots Football and its activities

JOB SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Holder of a FIFA Grassroots Football Certificate
  • The person must be of good character
  • The person shall be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render efficient services
  • Good standard of education background, a Sports Diploma qualification
  • Computer literate
  • Good experience and knowledge on the status of Grassroots Football in general
  • An understanding of the Association’s Long-Term Perspectives as outlined in the Technical Development Plan
  • Possess excellent organizational leadership skills
  • Ability to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to motivate, coordinate and integrate several different agencies towards the achievement of stated objectives
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly motivated

POSITION:               REFEREES DESK OFFICER  

REPORTING TO:   TECHNICAL DIRECTOR  

LOCATION:             ZIFA HEAD OFFICE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Runs the Referees’ Desk department within the Member Association (ZIFA)
  • To develop all referees’ categories
  • To assist the Referees’ Committee
  • To implement decisions adopted by the Referees’ Committee
  • To carry out all task related to logistic of the refereeing department
  • To carry out all administrative duties of the refereeing department
  • To implement programs to develop the referees according to guidelines approved by the Referees’ Committee
  • Organising courses for referees, instructors and match assessors
  • To prepare and produce teaching materials in line with the laws of the game issued IFAB
  • Keeping all referees’ database
  • Clearing International Referees’ and Match Commissioners through SRC and Immigration
  • Applying for visas for the Referees and Match Commissioners

JOB SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Holder of a Diploma/Degree in Sports Science
  • Aged between 30 and 45 years and must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render efficient services
  • The person must be of good character
  • The person shall be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render efficient services
  • Computer literate.
  • Good experience and knowledge on the status of international refereeing
  • Possess excellent organizational leadership skills.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically.
  • Ability to motivate, coordinate and integrate several different agencies towards the achievement of stated objectives.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

POSITION:               ACCOUNTS CLERK

 REPORTING TO:   FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

 LOCATION:             ZIFA HEAD OFFICE

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Preparing payments
  • Posting entries in the accounting software i.e. Pastel Partner
  • Preparing reconciliations
  • Filing all accounting records
  • Assisting with audits
  • Assisting with match reconciliations
  • Invoicing customers and requesting statements from service providers
  • Ensure that all payments are authorised before processing
  • Ensuring that all payments have acceptable quotations, purchase order, actual invoice etc
  • Assisting the Accounts Department on daily operations and event management
  • Any other special task assigned by management.

JOB SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of a Diploma in accounting or any finance-related field
  • Knowledge of pastel and other accounting software
  • Basic knowledge in football administration

POSITION: MARKETING OFFICER

REPORTING TO: CORPORATE SERVICES MANAGER

LOCATION: ZIFA HEAD OFFICE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Handles all Marketing aspects of the Association
  • Develops and implements the Association’s Marketing Strategy
  • Develops and implements the marketing policies and procedures
  • Develops and implements, managing and servicing sponsorships
  • Develops and implements the brand and image of the Association
  • Implements and maintains/augments marketing research strategy and maintains relevant databases
  • Improves the marketing capability of the Association and its affiliates to promote football in Zimbabwe and to increase their commercial income
  • Manages the marketing, sponsorship and commercial activities, as directed by the ZIFA Board through the CEO
  • Oversees exhibitions of the Association.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Management.

JOB SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of a Degree in Marketing
  • A qualification in media and communication is an added advantage
  • A proven track record in managing sponsorships
  • Basic knowledge in football administration

POSITION: ZIFA VILLAGE MANAGER

REPORT TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

LOCATION: ZIFA HEAD OFFICE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Runs the ZIFA Village
  • Management of guests
  • Answer inquiries pertaining to village policies and services and solve occupants’ complaints
  • Assign duties to Village workers
  • Participate in financial issues such as the setting of room rates, the establishment of budgets and the allocation of funds
  • Confer and co-operate with other managers in order to ensure coordination of village activities
  • Collect payments and record data pertaining to income & expenditure
  • Manage and maintain temporary or permanent lodging facilities
  • Observe and monitor staff performance in order to ensure efficient operations and adhere to facility’s policy and procedure
  • Train staff members in their duties
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for the operation of the Village
  • Inspect guest rooms, public areas and grounds for cleanliness and appearance
  • Purchase supplies and arrange for services such as deliveries, laundry, maintenance and repairs
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.

JOB SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of a Degree in Tourism and Hospitality
  • A proven track record in managing hotels
  • Basic knowledge in football administration

POSITION: HUMAN RESOURCES & ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

REPORTING TO: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

LOCATION: ZIFA HEAD OFFICE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Recruiting, training and developing staff
  • Managing staff salaries
  • Pensions and benefits administration
  • Recommending job descriptions and advertisements
  • Managing health, safety and welfare of all employees
  • Organising staff training sessions and activities
  • Monitoring staff performance and attendance
  • Advising line managers and other employees on employment law and the employer’s own employment policies and procedures
  • Negotiating salaries, contracts, working conditions or packages with staff and representatives.
  • Support the management of disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Support the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems.
  • Any other duties assigned by management.

JOB SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum degree in Social Science / Human Resources Management
  • A diploma in IPMZ is added advantage
  • Membership of a professional body
  • Basic Knowledge in football Administration

POSITION:  PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

REPORTING TO:  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

LOCATION:  ZIFA HEAD OFFICE

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for all administrative duties and clerical duties.
  • Arranging conference calls and meetings
  • Arrange travel arrangements for the CEO, Secretariat and EXCO members
  • Compose correspondence
  • Review memos and reports
  • Create presentations for the CEO and other Secretariat Members
  • Organizing and maintaining files
  • Answering phones
  • Purchasing supplies and operating office equipment
  • Managing the CEO’s diary
  • Any other duties assigned by Management

 JOB SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • A diploma  in Office Administration or its equivalent
  • Must be familiar with word processing, database, desktop publishing, spreadsheet and presentation software
  • Should possess good typing skills, as well as proficiency in grammar, spelling and writing
  • Should have good communication and customer service skills
  • Should also be able to work independently, exercise good judgment and take initiative

 ZIFA INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

 ZIFA is inviting students studying in tertiary institutions to apply to be considered for industrial attachment in the following fields: –

  1. Finance and Administration
  2. Office Administration
  3. Technical and Football Development
  4. Communication and Media
  5. Marketing
  6. Competitions
  7. Event Management
  8. Tourism and Hospitality

Qualifying candidates should submit their applications, Curriculum vitae and certified copies of certificates and identity card before 13 December 2019 to:

 The General Secretary

Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA)

53 Livingstone Avenue

Harare

E-mail: zifarecruitment2020@gmail.com

ONLY SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

More: ZIFA Online

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