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Date : 2018-07-10  2018-07-24

Job Category : TECHNICAL



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Job Category: Indian National Team technical staff (Professional), AIFF




No of opening/s: 1 (One); Male


Area: India U-15 National Football Team (2003/04 Boys’)


Reports to: HEAD COACH, India U-15 National Football Team


Team’s training base: Various locations in India


Type of Contract: Conditions to be confirmed by the organisation


Salary and perks: Commensurate with qualifications and experience & AIFF norms


CV & cover letter to be sent to: aiff@the-aiff.com


Application Deadline: 14th day from opening of advertisement


Date of joining: within a week of candidate selection



The AIFF is creating the next cycle of Indian national youth teams that will participate in AFC, FIFA, Asian Games’, Olympic Games’ campaigns and eventually serve Indian Mens’ football in the long term. The AIFF is seeking to appoint a technical team and support staff skilled at nurturing talent in the crucial stage of youth development as per the demands of International football.


Job Description: 

The Assistant Coach will participate in the technical and tactical development and performance of the team under the direction of the Head Coach. Apart from being the technical assistant to the Head Coach, the incumbent will also be expected to work in concert with the rest of the support staff with the prime motive of maintaining the progress of the team in all respects. This position will be key link in the development of youth players who will influence Indian football for the next decade and more.

The training schedules of the team could be at various locations in India and overseas and the incumbent will be expected to travel and stay with the team as per the programme.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Participate in implementing a development programme for the squad as per the plan of the Head Coach.
  • Work in concert with the team staff that may include goalkeeping coach, fitness trainer, physio, team manager, analyst & others, keeping the goal of sustaining the team’s development as top priority.
  • Participate in conducting scouting programmes, trials and maintain player data.
  • Assist Head Coach and Manager in maintaining calendars and reports of the team’s programme and results.
  • Make efficient use of the available resources. Seek financial approvals from the team manager wherever required.
  • Maintain exemplary personal behaviour to maintain and enhance the status of the Indian National team. Be a mentor and role model to the young players in the team. Be sensitive to the differences in the cultural background of players expected to be part of an Indian national team.
  • Participate in/contribute to any seminars/teaching programmes/conferences/etc. organised by the key stakeholders viz., All India Football Federation &/or the Sports Authority of India in relation to the incumbent’s domain of expertise.


Key Performance Indicators:

  • Team performance vis-à-vis the goals set in International competitions
  • Head Coach assessment

Detailed KPI to be established and reviewed in consultation with Head Coach.


Candidate Profile:

  • At least 5 years of experience as head coach in a youth football programme.
  • Holder of AFC B Licence in coaching or equivalent or having playing experience as follows:
  • at least 10 years in top-flight Club football in India or overseas (i.e. I League).
  • International national team experience in youth and/or senior category. Being part of trophy-winning teams will be an advantage.
  • Experience of having played and coached in overseas conditions e.g. against AFC opposition.
  • Graduate in any discipline from a Government of India recognised institution or university.
  • Good communicator in Hindi and English. Other Indian languages will be a plus.
  • Willing to drive own development as coach through AFC/FIFA recognised courses and licences.
  • Able to visualise and pursue ambitious goals that may disrupt the prevailing scenario and take Indian football to great heights.
  • Pleasing personality with professional attitude; willing and able to strike rapport with youth from different cultures in an environment with language limitations.
  • Proven leadership skills and respectful attitude towards subordinates in high-pressure moments. Willing and able to create a legacy for Indian football.
  • A satisfactory level of ability in using applications like Excel, Word and PowerPoint.



  • Cover letter/CV should mention references from recognised national federations/associations with whom the candidate has worked.
  • Candidates should be willing to produce documents, as asked for, for background checks/due diligence. The documents will include, among others, original certificates in support of date of birth, educational & professional qualifications, experience certificates, etc. along with one set of self-attested photocopies.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within a week after the application deadline. Shortlisted candidates should be ready to present themselves for interview/s in person within a week or earlier. In certain unavoidable circumstances, the interview/s could be conducted through a webcam over the internet. Related travel & lodging/boarding expenses will have to be borne by the candidate. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview/s.
  • The selected candidate will be expected to join the Indian U-15 national team (Boys’) immediately/latest within a week of selection.
  • As the job may involve regular overseas travel, a candidate is expected to hold a valid passport and should be able to produce documents, if asked for, to prove his/her worthiness to travel.