High Performance Consultant (Freelancer) (Zurich, CH)

  • FIFA
  • 02 Feb, 2021

Job Description



FIFA’s key mission is to truly globalise, popularise and democratise football for the benefit of the entire world. We govern the game, organise competitions and promote the development of football. Fair play, team spirit and diversity are key components of our game, as are excellence, working hard and having fun. We are a modern, diverse, multicultural organisation with over 800 passionate employees who are Living Football, and who love what they do. Our headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland.

In 2021, FIFA will, based on the Football Global Ecosystem analysis, launch a global Talent Development Scheme (TDS) to increase the competitiveness of national teams. We are now seeking to appoint a team of top-class thought leaders  for the further development, implementation and monitoring of the TDS. FIFA is looking to recruit technical leaders – on a freelance basis – with a proven track record in the development and implementation of technical programmes in the high-performance area.

Your duties
• Further development of the FIFA TDS and its roll-out by monitoring progress and tracking its implementation
• Provide consultancy services to FIFA member associations on developing and optimising talent development strategies
• Conduct on-site visits and workshops to align and train stakeholders
• Create supporting material for the training and education of the relevant target groups (coaches, academy directors, technical directors, high-performance experts, etc.)
• Facilitate knowledge exchange among the member associations, FIFA and other experts


Our requirements
• Experience as a technical leader such as technical director, high-performance director or other technical management function at association, league, club and/or academy level
• Proven experience in developing, implementing and monitoring football technical development programmes and strategies
• Experience in working with senior leaders in sports, including association presidents, general secretaries and technical staff

• A strong technical background in football (A-Licence or Pro Licence)
• Bachelor in Sports related fields is desirable 
• Fluent in English. Any other widely used language (Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese) would be an asset
• Willingness to travel worldwide for extended periods on a regular basis


You can expect a unique, responsible task/job with creative freedom in high-performance football in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organisation, please click “apply here” and submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).

FIFA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for freelance employment without regard to gender, race, age, skin colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, background, physical or mental disability, or on any other grounds.

Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zurich


Only direct applications via our applicant tracking system will be considered (no agencies or applications via email/post please)