Referee Development Analyst (Closed)

Job Category: Referees Location: Presently remote with a possibility to work from AIFF Delhi office in the coming future. Travel may be required
Date : 01-10-2021 to 15-10-2021
Area : Referees
Type of Contract : contract
Email Application with one page resume to :
Email Subject : Application for the Post of Referee Development Analyst
Application Deadline : October 15, 2021


Working as part of the AIFF Referees department, the Referee Development Analyst will be responsible for the organisation, integration and presentation of data and video performance analysis, primarily from a refereeing perspective but, at times, also from a club footballing angle. Working directly with key platforms and individuals to prepare content and information for coach delivery or direct match official self-analysis as part of the AIFF’s training and development strategy. 


Video and database management

  • Ensuring match footage from all games (including ISL and I-League) is delivered and integrated into all AIFF platforms
  • Review current database structures. Work with technology colleagues within the AIFF to recommend upgrades etc. and aim at ensuring best practice systems and platforms
  • Managing content for transcoding, uploading and editing match footage to fit AIFF standard requirements
  • Working with outside content providers/broadcasters and delivery networks to ensure all video is scheduled and arrives within service agreement timings
  • Maintaining video databases
  • Ensuring quality assurance of data and database management
  • Managing delivery schedule and ensuring data providers adhere to time frames
  • Providing support to assessors and referee coaches regarding the use of video footage, to the benefit of the training and development of match officials

Data Analysis

  • Managing and developing of structures frameworks for developing match officials’ data in line with current analysis department procedures
  • Analysing and providing relevant and reliable data to referee coaches and match officials within set timeframes
  • Generating reports to provide oversight of developing match officials

Video Capture and Editing

  • Working directly with referee coaches and match officials to provide footage for training/coaching/media and motivational purposes
  • As required, filming including live playback, cataloguing and storage of video footage – both game footage and match official training sessions
  • Any other task as assigned by the reporting manager or AIFF including media requirements from time to time




  • Previous experience as an analyst ideally within a professional sporting environment
  • Database management


  • Demonstrable understanding of the modern game


  • Advanced Excel skills with the ability to produce databases, trend analyses and reports
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to focus on multiple projects, plan time effectively and meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy
  • Excellent social and communication skills to develop and maintain strong working relationships


  • Motivated and innovative with a strong desire to push limits and continuously develop in all aspects of the role while comfortable managing routine daily/weekly tasks
  • Proactive
  • Reliable
  • Committed
  • Team Player


  • Working knowledge of footballing and alternative sports platforms
  • Previous experience of :
    • Using coding products - sports code; playback etc
    • Using video editing tools – Sony Vegas, Final Cut Pro ·        
    • Filming – either from gantry or ground level

Interested candidates should mail their CV to with the subject as ‘Application for the Post of Referee Development Analyst’. It is mandatory to also fill in the Google Form which will be auto-triggered upon receipt of your application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further discussions. AIFF reserves the right to cancel/reject the vacancy or applications without assigning any reason.