Director of Intelligence and C4, FIFA World Cup 2026

  • FIFA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • 24 Feb, 2024
Full time Coordinator Health & Safety Leadership & Management

Job Description

The Director of Intelligence and Command, Control, Communications, and Coordination (C4) for FWC2026 Inc. will lead all intelligence operations for the FWC2026 Safety and Security Department. This will include defining the threat assessment approach for all venues and events. This role will be also responsible for the Safety and Security contributions to the C4 strategy in alignment with the overall tournament Main Operations Center (MOC) strategy. Success in this role will require close collaboration with the FWC2026 planning and strategy teams. The Director will be responsible for the successful delivery of Intelligence and C4 operations for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and its test events. A total of 48 teams, more than six million fans, a workforce and team of volunteers numbering over 200,000 and millions more will take part in FIFA World Cup festivities at official events and venues across the three host countries, creating one of the largest coordinated operations to date in terms of command and control requirements.  

Reporting to the Chief Safety and Security Officer, this critical role will manage the planning, coordination and implementation of the comprehensive threat and risk assessment across the three co-host nations in alignment with partner agencies and organizations. The Director will work closely with FIFA counterparts and departments to oversee the FWC2026 Threat and Risk Assessment (TARA) and C4 strategies for the FIFA subsidiaries in the USA, CAN and MEX for the FIFA World Cup and all ancillary events. 

THE POSITION

The Director of Intelligence and C4 for the tournament will lead the strategic development and implementation of all intelligence and C4 programs and will contribute to the overall crisis management and safety and security strategies. The role includes the following responsibilities: 
  • Participate on the multi-agency, multi-country Safety and Security Taskforce and serve as the FWC 2026 representative on various other working groups and joint coordination groups related to the sites under their scope.  
  • Support the development and implementation of the safety and security strategy, aligned with the objectives of FWC2026 Inc. and FIFA Zurich. 
  • Serve as the FWC2026 Inc. intelligence and C4 liaison to private and public partners to support overall World Cup planning and coordination, and prevent and respond to potential threats and incidents.  
  • Develop and implement intelligence and information sharing strategies that ensure a coordinated and measured approach that reflects the highest standards of safety, security, and key stakeholder engagement. 
  • Establish protocols for timely and secure information dissemination. 
  • Collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate intelligence related to potential safety and security threats to FWC 2026 venues, clients and stakeholder groups. 
  • In coordination with the Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness, design and implement robust emergency communication systems to facilitate efficient notification and response to security incidents at FWC2026 sites. 
  • Lead the development and implementation of the command and control workstream, supporting the operational security teams to ensure seamless coordination of security operations. 
  • Collaborate with relevant departments and functional areas to integrate command and control protocols into overall tournament planning.  
  • Coordinate with the information technology and cybersecurity teams to integrate cybersecurity measures into overall intelligence and C4 strategies to safeguard critical information systems and to identify and mitigate potential cyber threats. 
  • Prepare regular reports on the status of safety and security operations at venues (hotels, training sites, team base camps, etc.) and present them to the Executive Director of Safety and Security and the Chief Safety and Security Officer as required.

YOUR PROFILE

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar education / experience in safety, security, policy development, and event management. 
  • Minimum 10 years of experience engaged in intelligence, safety, and security operations, and/or emergency management for large, complex organizations, with a focus on large-scale events.  
  • International major sporting events experience to be considered a plus.  
  • Knowledge of the intelligence cycle, fusion of intelligence and operations, integration of public/private stakeholders, and collaboration across interdisciplinary and multi-jurisdictional agencies and organizations.  
  • Experience with C4 planning and operations, Incident Command System (ICS), and command and control best practices. 
  • Ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.  
  • Deep understanding of threat and risk management and assessment. 
  • Proven track-record in building and/or managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders for a high-profile organization. 
  • Experience working in multicultural environments. 
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) 
  • Additional languages are an asset (Spanish, in particular) 
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Project), planning software and online collaboration tools. 
  • Proficient in Open-Source Intelligence Tools, patron screening technology, biometric identity solutions, enterprise access control technology, and video analytics systems.   

About FWC2026

The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.