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Job vacancy: OFC Legal and Compliance Officer

About Us

Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is the umbrella organisation of the national Football Associations within the Oceania region. Located at St Johns in Auckland, New Zealand, OFC supports 11 Member Associations and 2 Associate Members strategically, financially, and logistically through tailored programmes to develop and organise football across the South Pacific. OFC is one of the six Football Confederations recognised by FIFA and an active participant within the FIFA Football community.

What do we do? 

OFC is charged with the task of servicing and administering football in the Oceania region while also using the sport as a tool for social development. Our vision is to raise the overall standard of football in the Oceania region and utilise the power and passion of football to help promote education, community development, capacity building, health awareness, cultural exchange, and economic development within the football community.

The Role:

At OFC we are implementing a new strategy as we work collectively towards achieving our vision for football in the Pacific: qualifying two competitive teams to the FIFA World Cups in 2026 and 2027. In order to achieve this goal, the Legal and Compliance Department requires a Legal and Compliance Officer to assist the team.

As a Legal and Compliance Officer at OFC, you will be responsible for assisting the Legal and Compliance Department as well as the wider organisation for ensuring OFC’s adherence to relevant regulatory requirements and ensure that legal matters are dealt with in a comprehensive and efficient manner.

This role includes:

  • Providing guidance on compliance matters and ensuring OFC is meeting its compliance obligations.
  • Ensuring OFC policies, processes and its regulatory framework meet all applicable statutory laws and regulations, including identification of opportunities to develop and refine existing policies.
  • Implementing and monitoring privacy related matters across OFC as the OFC Privacy Officer.
  • Providing advice and assistance to internal and external stakeholders with regards to the OFC statutory framework, policy and legislation.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualified – LLB and a current practising certificate in New Zealand.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant legal experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including influencing others and the ability to present complex issues clearly and concisely.
  • A high level of accuracy and excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, schedule work to meet deadlines and maintain the quality of services delivered.
  • A hands-on approach, with the capability to behave proactively and accept ownership for own actions.
  • Ability to think through issues in systematic and logical way and make decisions taking into account work objectives and the implications of alternative courses of action.
  • A strong aptitude for working and managing sensitive and confidential information.
  • Current passport and the ability to travel in the Oceania region.
  • An understanding of the Oceania region, its people and cultures is desirable.

The Next Steps:

Please email a cover letter attached to your resume to [email protected] Your cover letter should highlight answers to the following questions:

  • How many years of experience do you have in Corporate & Commercial Law?
  • Any examples of compliance related experience?
  • Do you have the right to work in New Zealand?
  • What is your expected base salary?

Applications close at 5.00pm (NZST) on Friday 16th September 2022. OFC reserves the right to shortlist and interview candidates prior to the closing date. Should a preferred candidate be identified OFC may close the job ad earlier.

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