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Development Officer

Date : 2018-03-06  2018-03-28

Job Category : AIFF

Development Officer:

Job Description:

  1. Youth Development: Academy Accreditation and Youth Competitions

  1. Inspection and Assessment of various clubs and academies applied for Academy Accreditation.

  2. Prepare and share reports on the development and performance of all academies and clubs applied for Academy Accreditation.

  3. Liaise with Head of Youth Development at the accredited clubs and academies and monitor all technical activities there, annually.

  4. Follow up with all accredited clubs and academies on the reports on development and performance for the season.

  5. Monitor and report on all Local Youth Competitions organised by or under the affiliation of AIFF, State and District Football Associations.

  6. Conduct Workshops on Academy Accreditation under Youth Development for clubs/academies.


  1. Youth Leagues & Club Licensing:

  1. Liaise and monitor the operations of Youth League clubs and academies participating in leagues at States and National Level.

  2. Assist in Club Licensing inspections.


  1. Grassroots: Baby Leagues & Grassroots Courses

  1. Liaise with organizers on the management and organisation of AIFF Baby Leagues

  2. Monitor and Report on Baby League operations at locations under the jurisdiction of his/her employment.

  3. Liaise with AIFF Grassroots Manager and Project In-charge on Baby League operations.

  4. Monitor, authenticate and update data obtained from Baby Leagues on AIFF Baby League portal.

  5. Liaise with AIFF Grassroots Manager, State Associations and Affiliated Clubs/Academies on organisation of AIFF Grassroots Courses.

  6. Liaise with AIFF Women’s Football Department on all Girls Grassroots activities in respective states.

  7. Monitor, authenticate and update data on Grassroots Leaders and Instructors on AIFF Coaches Registration Portal.


  1. Coach Education & Women’s Football:

  1. Liaise with Coach Education dept. at AIFF HQ. to monitor and assess the status of technical staff at clubs and academies.

  2. Liaise with State FAs in planning, organisation and monitoring of AIFF/AFC Coaching Courses as and when required.

  3. Liaise with Women’s Football Dept. on organisation and management of School Leagues.

  4. Assist in setting up Development Centres and Academies in respective states for Girls Football.

  5. Report on all Women’s & Girls Football activities in the State including grassroots, youth competitions, coaching courses etc.


Locations: The Development officers will be based out of and operating from the selected states given below. They will be required to travel to other states near to their state of operations as and when required to monitor, manage and assess all technical and administrative activities in regard to Indian Football.

States of Operations:

  1. Maharashtra (West)

  2. Goa (West)

  3. Kerala (South)

  4. Tamil Nadu (South)

  5. West Bengal (East)

  6. Orissa (East)

  7. Meghalaya (North East)

  8. Mizoram (North East)

  9. Manipur (North-East)

  10. Delhi (North)

  11. Punjab (North)

There will be one DO appointed for each State.


They’ll be reporting to the Development Manager based at AIFF HQ.

Length of Contract: A DO will be offered a contract of 2 years for his/her services. The contract may be renewed based on his/her performances in the period of appointment.

Remuneration: Remuneration will informed during Interviews.

Skill set requirements for the position:

  1. Must be proficient in English, Hindi and one other local language in reading, speaking and writing as part of his communication skills.

  2. Minimal Educational qualification of Bachelor’s degree in any field.

  3. Work Experience in Football administration at State Associations, Professional Clubs or AIFF of at least 2 years.

  4. Must have good knowledge of the domestic football structure and its areas of operations in the country (For eg. Coach Education, Grassroots, Youth Development, Leagues & Competitions etc.)

  5. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and other related Software applications on Windows based systems.

  6. Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects.

  7. Ability to complete complex administrative tasks with minimal supervision.

  8. Should be physically fit to travel domestically in various assignments as and when required.

Application Process: Any candidate intending to apply for the advertised job position must submit his/her resume along with a cover letter addressed to Mr. Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF stating his/her credentials for the position and three (3) States of Operations where he/she would like to be based in order of his/her preference. Resume and Cover Letters will have to sent to aiff@the-aiff.com.