India will host the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 from 20th January to 06th February 2022. It will be the second time in 42 years, the country hosts this event from the continental football governing body. This is the most important event of the AFC Women’s Competitions Calendar, with 12 countries playing 25 games across 3 venues. Representing the nation in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup has been an important achievement and milestone in the careers of Asian football stars and will be one of the most important events to be hosted in Indian football history.
The AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 will have a lasting influence in Indian Football, upgrading the infrastructure, setting up proper game operations standards and improving the overall quality of the game. Undoubtedly, the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 is primed to be a game changer for Indian Football.
The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the tournament is seeking to appoint twelve (12) candidates, one for each participating team, for the position of Team Liaison Officer (TLO).
The TLO’s duty is to act as the liaison point for their assigned team, linking the AFC, the LOC and their assigned team competing in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 by assisting with daily schedules, team requirements, requests, etc. along with timely communication of any matters or issues to the LOC and AFC.
The TLO will be required to be with the team and strictly follow tournament applicable COVID-19 Protocols, including the bio-bubble, if enforced, for the duration of the competition. The TLO shall stay in the same hotel and travel with the assigned team throughout the host cities (Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Pune), as needed, based on the teams’ progression in the competition. The TLO must ensure that their respective teams have an enjoyable and successful stay in India & have a smooth departure from the country. The TLOs will report to LOC Competitions and Team Services Department for the duration of their duties and shall also interact with other Functional Areas as may be required.
The LOC plans to recruit a pool of TLO’s and will make the final selections as teams qualify for the tournament.
Attendance for all selected TLO’s is mandatory for TLO Training (Virtual or In-person) (Date to TBC) and 24x7 exclusively during the competition from approximately 13th January – 06th February 2022 or until the official departure of their assigned team. In addition to the above-mentioned dates, the TLO’s would be required to be available on-call/email should any information regarding the respective assigned teams needs to be communicated.
The TLO must be fluent in English and Hindi as well as the primary language of the national team with whom they are assigned to. Candidates who speak one or more of the following languages are encouraged to apply: Arabic, Bengali (Bangladesh), Burmese (Myanmar), Cantonese (Hong Kong), Chamoru (Guam), Dari/Pashto (Afghanistan), Dhivehi (Maldives), Filipino (Philippines), Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish (Iraq), Lao (Laos), Malay (Malaysia), Mandarin, Mongolian, Nepali, Persian (Iran), Tajik (Tajikistan), Thai, Turkmen (Turkmenistan), Uzbek (Uzbekistan) and Vietnamese. Please be sure to indicate language abilities in your cover letter and attach a formal proof along with the CV. Candidates fluent in only English and Hindi are also welcomed to apply.
General Summary of Responsibilities:
The TLO shall have a meeting if required by AFC and LOC with the Head of Delegation/Manager of the team to which he/she has been assigned, to assess their needs and report to the LOC and advise the team accordingly on how to access the necessary resources.
Team Arrival Meetings and/or Match Coordination Meetings
Liaison with LOC Competitions and Team Services
Accommodation, travel, and allowance
Key Performance Indicators:Will be communicated in due time in accordance with the goals established between AFC and the LOC for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022.
Interested candidates are required to submit their applications by 30th September 2021.