Professional Referee Manager (Closed)

Job Category: Referees Location: Mumbai, with a requirement for frequent travel
Date : 31-05-2022 to 15-06-2022
Area : Refereeing
Type of Contract : permanent
Email Application with one page resume to :
Email Subject : Application for Professional Referee Manager
Application Deadline : June 15, 2022

A supporting role within the AIFF responsible for assisting the continuous development of elite refereeing in India. In conjunction with the Head of Refereeing, the management of elite referees to deliver the required performance for the Competitions. The postholder will be responsible for the management of the AIFF assessors group operating at the elite level and will contribute towards assessor training and development. In addition, the postholder will deputize for the Head of Refereeing as and when required.

India has initiated an elite development plan which is aimed at (a) growing refereeing standards at the elite level and (b) identifying and preparing future referees to operate at the elite level.  The postholder will be expected to positively contribute toward the implementation and roll-out of the elite development plan.


  • Providing management support on a day-to-day basis to assist the development of elite referees
  • Assist the Head of Refereeing regarding the appointment of match officials to ISL, I-League, and other professional matches
  • Oversee, develop and train assessors who operate within the professional game
  • Working closely with the Head of Refereeing plan and co-ordinate referees training programs
  • Provide statistical analysis of refereeing performances
  • Within the referees department, contribute towards the development of future technology and e-learning platforms to aid the development of Indian refereeing
  • Positively engage with external Federations, Leagues, AFC, etc. to aid the ongoing development of India refereeing
  • Contribute towards the preparation and delivery of the pre-season referees/assessors conference
  • Attendance and participation at referees workshops/camps throughout the season
  • Attend games as necessary


Essential Qualification / Experience:

  • Managing and developing individuals and groups in an elite sporting environment
  • Successful performance management
  • Demonstrable evidence relating to the refereeing process and practices
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good comprehension and be able to effectively speak English


  • Thorough understanding of the technical skills, coaching, and training required to enthuse a Learn & Grow culture
  • Comprehensive knowledge of elite professional football
  • Full knowledge of professional refereeing
  • Able use effectively use Mircosoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.


  • Ability to motivate groups and individuals
  • Communicating and influencing with the ability to interact
  • Able to present to groups
  • Able to make informed judgments


  • Accountable
  • Resilient
  • Values integrity
  • Courage to challenge
  • Collaborative and credible
  • Driven to deliver


  • Sound knowledge of technology and learning platforms
  • Experience in officiating as a match official within elite top-division professional football
  • Experience of coaching
  • Experience in managing budgets

Last date for application: 15th June 2022

Interested candidates should send their application along with CV, Cover Letter and proof of relevant qualifications at with the subject “Application for Professional Referee Manager”. Only short-listed candidates will be called for an interview at a time and date which will be communicated through e-mail. AIFF reserves the right to cancel/reject the vacancy or application without assigning any reason.