Ghana Football Association Recruitment 2024/2025 | Ghana Football Association (GFA) Recruitment 2024 is ongoing. Interested and suitably qualified candidates should apply below.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) would like to announce that the long-serving Technical Director, Mr. Francis Oti Akenteng will be vacating the position when his contract expires at the end of
As a result, the Ghana Football Association is looking for a qualified, proactive and result-oriented person with the ability to work in cross-divisional teams to lead its Technical Department as a:
Position Title: Technical Director
Reports to: General Secretary
Position based in Ghanaian Soccer Centre of Excellence, Prampram, Ghana, or as may be directed by the General Secretary
Tenure: On Contract
Founded in 1957, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is the football governing body in Ghana. It is a representative democracy and is the umbrella organization for all football clubs, associations, and other interest groups in the country. The GFA is responsible for overseeing, promoting, and developing Ghana football at all levels; from grassroots through to the professional game. The GFA is committed to developing, promoting, and raising the level of football throughout Ghana.
The successful applicant will:
- Be responsible for leading and developing a world-class team of coaches, support staff, educators, and players.
- Plan and execute a long-term view of how to continually raise standards and innovate both on and off the pitch.
- Ensure that the path from development teams, (junior national teams) to Ghana Men Senior Team (Black Stars) and Women’s Senior Team (Black Queens) is always integrated, learning is shared and the basic principles of how we play are integrated.
- Develop a world-leading education department and ensure that the high-performance center at Prampram continues to provide a first-class service to their coaches, administrators, referees and players.
- Be responsible for technical development and progress of the GFA.
Roles and Responsibilities
- The Technical Director proposes a technical strategy over several years – as part of the association’s strategy and the contract of agreed objectives of the FIFA FORWARD program (to the General Secretary, the President, and the Executive Council) to improve the level of the game within the country and achieve identified targets on and off the pitch.
- The Technical Director supervises the work of the technical department and leads the national technical development programs.
- The other responsibilities include:
- Mass football and expansion of the number of players (eg. grassroots, amateur, youth, and women’s football)
- Youth elite football (eg. youth leagues, youth national teams)
- Coach education and coach licensing
- The Technical Director should understand and execute all the requirements and expectations from FIFA, CAF, WAFU and the GFA.
- As the leader of GFA’s education, we expect this person to have the highest possible technical qualification: the CAF A license or equivalent or above.
- The most suitable candidates will have worked hard in football with significant leadership experience and personal values and behaviors that align with those of the GFA.
- The experience of successfully partnering with stakeholders and working together is vital; this role is a crucial ambassador for the GFA.
- The best candidates will be able to demonstrate resilience and the strength of character to cope with a broad agenda, times of high pressure, and difficult decisions.
- Candidates should be based in the Ghanaian Soccer Centre of Excellence, Prampram, Ghana, and be available for international camps when required.
- The preferred candidate(s) should be willing to undergo a rigorous selection and verification process.
- The candidate must possess three interrelated types of skills and experience:
- Football: experience as a player, coach, or instructor and relevant football/sport qualifications.
- Leadership and analysis: strategic and networking skills and recognition by all national football stakeholders.
- Management: organizational skills, good internal and external communication and reporting.
The ideal applicant must have:
- A working knowledge of the activities of FIFA, CAF, and GFA.
- Must have high work ethic, excellent communication skills, and knowledge of coaching practices.
- Must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Experience in various aspects of football.
- Ability to solve problems and work with little supervision.
- Self-motivated, self-directed, and proactive (seeks opportunities/challenges and finds/recommends solutions)
- Ability to multi-task.
- High level experience in creating/managing programmes.
- Ability to logically plan, organize and execute.
- Skilled in the use of all Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and technologically savvy with the ability to create clips for training and review.
- Superior communication skills (written and oral).
- Fluency in English.
How to Apply for Ghana Football Association Recruitment
Interested applicants are to submit the following in addition to the application letter:
- Full curriculum vitae.
- Names and Addresses of two (2) confidential referees.
- A 2 or 3-page Vision Statement for the advertised position.
Applications MUST be sent by email to [email protected]
on or before 5 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted