Professional Match Official Coach (ERDP) (Closed)

Job Category: Professional Match Official Coach Location: AIFF Football House Dwarka New Delhi
Date : 14-05-2023 to 21-05-2023
Area : Professional Match official Coaching
Type of Contract : contract
Email Application with one page resume to :
Email Subject : Application for the post of PMO Coaching (ERDP)
Application Deadline : May 21, 2023

The Elite Refereeing Development Plan (ERDP) supports the management and development of Elite match officials in India operating in the Indian Super League, I-League, Super Cup, Durand Cup, I-League Division 2, Santosh Trophy as well as other Nationally recognised competitions and tournaments. The CRO has ultimate responsibility for identifying, training, development and mentoring of all Elite match officials.

Key Deliverables:

1Being responsible for the coaching, mentoring and development of assigned Elite match officials
2Being responsible for the coaching, mentoring and development of an assigned Elite match official Group
3Working with the CRO, Referee Assessor Manager and ERDP Department staff to promote the development of all match officials
4Representing and promoting the interests of Elite match officials and the organisations and competitions they represent with external stakeholders and organisations
5Where appropriate, talent spot for the next generation of Indian Elite referees
6Provide effective support for match officials. This will include creating an action plan for each match official (based on maintaining their strengths and improving identified areas of development) and monitoring their performance against the agreed actions. The action plan should be two-centred with the individual match official being involved in design.
7Review all ISL and I-League live televised games when appointed as the Primary or Supporting Coach.
8Attend matches as the Coach when directed by the CRO. Provide a coaching report.
9Together with the individual match official, fully critique completed game assessments to build up on ongoing game-on-game picture of the match official’s strengths and areas of development. Assess against the action plan.
10Maintain a full record of the match officials’ self-evaluation forms.
11Provide motivational support and guidance to the match officials.
12Provide Bi-monthly reports and performance assessments for each of the match officials.
13Provide a consolidated performance assessment at the end of the domestic season.
14Participate in regular ERDP Department Staff and Coaches meetings
15Lead with the technical development of pre-season (MA Course) and mid-season training course content and delivery of.


  • Promote a positive image regarding Elite Match Officials
  • Support external communications
  • Retired CAT 1 Referee or Assistant Referee with a minimum of 5 years ISL experience and having retired no more than 5 years ago, or, a current AFC recognised Referee Assessor or Referee Instructor.  (Ex-FIFA preferred)
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.
  • An enthusiastic and positive approach to coaching, demonstrating excellent communications skills.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality. Able to maintain effective working relationships.
  • IT literate.
  • Demonstrable expert knowledge and interpretation of the Laws of the Game with the ability to assist Elite match official improvement.
  • The ability to design action plans in accordance with the overall AIFF Strategic Plan and ERDP aims regarding match officials.
  • A sound understanding and empathy of the physical and mental challenges faced by Elite match officials.
  • Excellent communications skills, comfortable communicating at all levels
  • Excellent organisational skills, with ability to prioritise a mixed workload.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Positive team member

Only shortlisted candidates will be called to attend a face-to-face interview at a time & date which will be communicated via email. AIFF reserves the right to cancel/reject the vacancy or applications without assigning any reason.