Are you passionate about football and skilled in project management? The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Project Manager to help in the establishment of our new regional professional football league – the OFC Professional League. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing project management duties, ensuring the defined project delivery plan is executed efficiently and effectively, and aligning with the objectives of the OFC Professional League and the OFC’s Vision 2026 and related strategies.

As the The Project Manager, you will play a vital pivotal role in operationalising the OFC Professional League in Oceania region, coordinating all project activities, deliverables, and stakeholders. The focus of this role is to ensure that the project adheres to the highest standards of quality, is delivered on time, and within budget.

Core Responsibilities include:

  • Assume full responsibility for the management and successful completion of the OFC Professional League project.
  • Coordinate all project activities and deliverables, managing and mitigating potential risks and issues.
  • Liaise with various stakeholders, including the OFC administration, General Secretary, Executive Committee, and other project stakeholders, ensuring clear and effective communication.
  • Manage project resources effectively and efficiently, ensuring that resources are allocated optimally for the completion of the project.
  • Lead project communications, ensuring that all stakeholders are regularly updated about the project status, and ensuring consistent coordination and communications cadence.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive project documentation, ensuring all aspects of the project are appropriately logged and tracked.
  • You will be reporting directly to the General Secretary, Chief of Football and Chief of Operations.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a project management role within a professional sports organisation, ideally with member associations, clubs and/or leagues. An experience in a football professional league would be ideal.
  • Proven track record of managing and delivering significant projects in the sports sector.
  • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders, including senior management and executive committees.
  • Experience in managing cross-functional and cross-cultural projects.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to gather and interpret data to inform decision making and drive project outcomes.
  • Problem-solving ability and resourcefulness in engaging the appropriate stakeholders in a timely manner to deliver strategic and project objectives.
  • Ideally, knowledge of football and the Professional Game, including regulatory and operations.
  • The ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and excellent relationship management skills with the ability to communicate effectively to a diverse audience.


  • A bachelor’s degree in business management, sports management, or a related field.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent is highly desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Ability to speak French would be an advantage but not essential.

The Project Manager is a leadership role that requires a high level of expertise in project management, sports management, and stakeholder engagement. This is a consulting role working full-time hours over 2 years at Home of Football, Auckland where the successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development of professional football in the Oceania region.

Please email a cover letter attached to your resume to [email protected].

Applications close at 5.00pm (NZST) on Sunday 23 July 2023.  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.