Assistant Manager - Legal

  • All India Football Federation
  • Dwarka, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • 31 Dec, 2020
Full time Administration Leadership & Management Law

Job Description

All India Football Federation is looking for an Assistant Manager for their Legal Department. The position is initially available for the duration of one year on a contractual basis and may be renewed based on performance. This position is based out of Football House, Dwarka, New Delhi.

Brief Description of the Department:

The Legal department at AIFF manages and oversees various regulatory and legal documents and compliances. As part of this, it manages the operations of various judicial committees of AIFF as well as liaises on litigation matters that may be filed on behalf of AIFF or by any other party against or related to AIFF.  The department also advises on commercial or other contracts to be signed by AIFF and other general legal matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide legal advice and support in connection with all AIFF Regulations.
  • Drafting/reviewing/amending commercial and other contracts.
  • To provide legal advice and support to all AIFF departments.
  • Manage Judicial Bodies Committee meetings whenever required.
  • To act as the Secretary/Deputy Secretary to the Judicial Bodies.
  • Editing Judicial Committees’ judgements/decisions in line with the Committee’s directions.
  • Preparing documents, as necessary, to support the Judicial Committees in the decision-making process in accordance with the relevant regulations.
  • Managing the Compliance of the decisions sent by the committees.
  • To support the development and maintenance of AIFF’s Corporate Regulatory Framework.
  • Follow-up of the implementation of the provisions of the Judicial and Disciplinary Rules and of any proposal for drafting and amendment of Regulations/Statutes/Code including Competition Regulations.
  • Assist in implementing and educating all the stakeholders in all the above mentioned AIFF Regulations.
  • Giving written and/or oral advice on the regulations as well as on general legal issues to players, clubs, state associations, agents, legal advisors etc.
  • Follow-up of disputes before state courts.

Our Requirements:

  • At least one (1) year of relevant legal experience in a sports organization and/or law firm
  • Candidate must be a qualified lawyer
  • Knowledge of drafting and reviewing contracts
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and oral
  • Knowledge of FIFA/AIFF Regulations is an asset
  • Post-graduate qualifications in the sports law field are an asset
  • Interest in football
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to work well under pressure, and to work long hours when necessary
  • Excellent communication skills, organizational and management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects
  • Willingness to travel occasionally


Application Deadline : January 28, 2021