The Confederation of African Football is Looking for a VAR Officer

Ready to lead a new era in African football? You believe you have the educational background and professional experience to elevate the organization to the highest international standards? CAF is looking to recruit a VAR Officer


  • Assist the HoR and Technology Manager in the Implementation and track the VAR and football Technology strategic plan.
  • Assist with the elaboration, planning, and conduct of the annual Referees VAR and all activities related to Football technology 
  • Help in developing the procedures for training, analyses of all matches, and referees match situations in competitions; this includes evaluating and following up with the referees, Assessors, and Instructors.
  • Assist in Referees VARs, AVARs and ROs qualifications and all approval plan and process. 
  •  Assist in the FIFA IAAP platform, adding editing and creating any new task on it and follow up all processes. 
  • Prepare and handle all VAR teaching materials for CAF Referees and any other support material for VAR.
  • Enhance the Refereeing Development tools: Teaching Material, Courses, MAs contents and VAR courses. 
  • Prepare any material to develop the teaching in all Members associations and Zonal unions.  
  • Assist in all VAR related matters for all CAF, MAs, and Zonal activities and competitions.  
  • Assist the department in all administrative matters, specifically in preparations for any Events (Requests, Tenders, Evaluation, Courses preparation, Competitions, etc.).  
  • Update requests and information for all referees, assessors, and any other persons involved with refereeing in CAF platform and/or FIFA platform.
  • Support Football Technology (VAR. GPS, Communications, Watches, Witte system, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, or equivalent is a must.
  • Additional Studies in Football (ex: FIFA Masters, etc.) is an advantage.
  • At least 3 years of experience in VAR, TV, or any related field as well as at least 1 year of experience as a Team Leader.
  • Expert in VAR Technology (servers, system setup, RRA, simulator, etc.), production field and Referees communication Technology.
  • Fluent in English and/or French language both written and spoken is a must; command of any other CAF language (English, French & Arabic) language is an advantage.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office and other modern IT tools.
  • Good communication skills, leadership skills, and ability to work under stress, and in a fast-paced environment.

We Offer: 

  • An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative international organization.
  • Attractive employment conditions.
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly committed international team.
  • Quality social security coverage.
  • An excellent pension schemes.

The position will be based in CAF Headquarters – Cairo, Egypt. Only qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to gender, race, age, skin colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or on any other grounds.  

How to Apply

If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for a top international sporting organization, submit your application in English (Motivation Letter, CV, Diplomas, and Reference Letters). 

Only direct applications who meet all the required criteria will receive consideration, please send your C.V. to [email protected].

Closing Date: 08/05/2024

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