Power Dynamos Football Club (“Power” or “PDFC”) is a Zambian football club based in Kitwe, in the Copperbelt Province, that plays in the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Super Division. Power Dynamos has been in the topflight of Zambian football since the start of the Super Division. It is one of the all-time best Zambian clubs in terms of consistency, silverware and performance.


The Club seeks the services of qualified individuals in the following positions:

1. Chief Executive Officer

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract                                       Location: Kitwe

 

This role is responsible for managing and overseeing the operations of Power Dynamos. The job includes supervision of the secretariate, ensuring sporting and commercial viability of the Club and its facilities, and timely implementation of board resolutions. The job holder will report to the board of directors and serve as board secretary.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the Club and ensure the effective delivery of its strategic and business plan.
  • Develop key performance indicators for the Club and secretariate personnel as approved by the board.
  • Develop budget for the Club based on approved objectives and oversee the budget’s implementation, including budget performance monitoring.
  • Develop and monitor operational plans and financial controls.
  • Supervise operations of the secretariate, which includes a management team, technical bench and office of the technical director.
  • Develop operating procedures for the various functions of the secretariate to ensure orderly running of affairs.
  • Ensure that PDFC is compliant with all ethical standards of football and with all statutory and legal employment regulations for both local and foreign staff.
  • Oversee the annual certification of club licensing rules, including stadium infrastructure.
  • Arrange all meetings of the board in consultation with the Chairperson of the Executive Committee.
  • Keep all records of the Club and produce them at any time at the request of the board or a member of the Executive Committee.
  • Promote stakeholder engagements, including with:
    1. The Confederation of African Football (CAF)
    2. FAZ
    3. Local and international suppliers of kit and regalia
    4. Club sponsors at management level and various sponsors’ functionaries and departments
  • Oversee and deliver the registration and re-engagement of all first team players in accordance with the regulations by which the Club is bound. This will include all player contracts, registration, loan agreements and transfer documents, using the required FIFA TMS.
  • Co-ordinate and maintain player disciplinary matters and records, including the preparation of appeals to FAZ, where necessary.
  • Maintain and keep up to date all players’ private medical insurance records and liaise with the medical department and team manager over medical examinations and billing enquiries.
  • Perform all other tasks and functions which may from time to time be assigned by the Executive Committee.

To be considered for this role, you will be required to have:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or equivalent
  • First Degree in Business Administration/Commercial/Marketing, Sports Management or equivalent
  • Previous experience in sports facilities management at a high level
  • Experience in football administration is an added advantage
  • Minimum five years’ overall experience

Specific Competencies

  • Computer literate – highly conversant with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Projects and at least one football analysis computer package
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player, with ability to collaborate
  • Understanding of the FAZ, CAF and FIFA statutes for football management
  • Financial management and commercial competence
  • Understanding of football governance and development
  • Ability to apply risk management procedures to all aspects of football, including the health and safety of staff, guests and fans

2. Football Analyst

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract                                       Location: Kitwe

 

The Analyst will record and live code football performances and liaise with the management and players within training and competition environments to improve their performance. The Analyst will work with the coaching staff to identify the strengths and weaknesses of opposition teams, own team and individual players.

The Analyst will provide and interpret statistics, and edit video footage to provide the coach, players and technical committee with the relevant tactical, technical and physical information, backed by video footage and presentations, on opposing teams. This role will report to the Head Coach.

Key Accountabilities

  • Film, code and analyze games, and present the findings to players and management.
  • Prepare and deliver video analysis sessions, including but not limited to, training topic introductions, pre-match opposition analysis and post-match review sessions.
  • Live code matches to give real time live updates to management/technical bench should they require it during the match (at half-time).
  • Maintain a database of created media and ensure it is accessible to all the relevant parties.
  • Produce material, including video packages, in support of team training or competitive matches.
  • Create in-depth team and individual statistical reports, highlighting key objective data.
  • Manage long-term analysis and present key trends throughout the season.
  • Perform other duties, including managing the Club’s games library, to help the Performance Analysis department to function efficiently.
  • Develop a code window and database of compiled competing team reports for the coaching staff to access easily.

To be considered for this role, you will be required to have:

  • Grade 12 school certificate or equivalent
  • Undergraduate degree, specializing in Sports/Performance Analysis or equivalent
  • Minimum two years’ experience in football or an elite full-time sport environment

Specific Competencies

  • Demonstrable elite level experience of providing football performance analysis
  • Excellent use of performance analysis software, such as Sports Code, AMISCO & Keynote (capture, editing and analysis)
  • Attention to detail and the ability to communicate using a variety of presentation skills
  • Confident in delivery of analysis and ability to speak to an audience of 20+ players and staff.
  • Good tactical and technical knowledge of football
  • Good leadership, communication and organizational skills

3. Club Team Manager

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract                                       Location: Kitwe

 

This role will be responsible for coordinating all football activities for the team, to ensure that all players and off-field staff are provided with the highest level of support to enable them compete and perform at the highest level.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure that all players are correctly registered. Understand all the procedures and deadlines for registering players.
  • Attend meetings of the Club sub-committees so that Club needs are adequately presented to the respective sub-committees.
  • Attend to player and technical bench welfare.
  • Communicate Club information to technical bench and players in liaison with the Technical and Player Welfare committees.
  • Ensure that players and technical bench maintain discipline while in camp and during training in accordance with the Club code of conduct.
  • Promote teamwork among players, technical bench and Club staff. Actively participate in problem solving.
  • Make the team’s camping, travel and lodging arrangements for local and international trips. Handle logistics for players called for national assignments.
  • Maintain an updated database of all players and technical staff, ensuring that all the relevant documents are in place for competitions the team participates in.
  • Know the league rules and the laws of the game, including the Sportsmanship Points System, Game Rules, Registration Procedures, League Disciplinary Rules, Operating Procedures and Sanctioning Guidelines. Ensure communication of aforestated rules and laws to technical bench and players.
  • Coordinate with the equipment manager to ensure that all relevant team training and match equipment are in place. Be responsible for all kit and equipment and comply with the Club rules regarding new equipment, passing down strips, etc.
  • Prepare and maintain match returns.
  • Maintain and manage Club stores including receiving and issuing of sports equipment and attire in accordance with Club procedures. Maintain up-to-date inventory of the Club buffer store.
  • Monitor players’ contracts of employment and review their performance.
  • Monitor the validity of work permits for all foreign players.
  • Participate in budget formulation and implementation.
  • Coordinate with technical and medical staff on injuries management and ensure that players are properly treated.
  • Maintain proper records for players, i.e., birth records and passports.
  • Coordinate matches with local and international tournament organizers. Perform other administrative tasks as assigned.

To be considered for this role, you will be required to have:

  • Grade 12 school certificate
  • Diploma or a higher qualification in Business Administration/Human Resource/Sports Management or equivalent
  • Minimum five years’ experience in a similar role

Specific Competencies

  • Ability to positively work with diverse stakeholders
  • Knowledge of sports administration
  • Knowledge of database administration
  • Strong time management, organisational and leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Team player, works with and through others to achieve results
  • Communicates with peers, staff and stakeholders openly and honestly in a way that promotes trust, understanding and relationship-building

4. Club Administrator

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract                                       Location: Kitwe

 

This position ensures that day to day administration processes and communication are carried out and documented in a timely and efficient manner. This role reports to the Chief Executive Officer of the Club.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure that registration packages for all Young Power and age group teams are in place.
  • Coordinate with the Team Manager to timely coordinate the registration of players.
  • Liaise with Young Power Dynamos team manager and age group coaches to ensure that all age group team members are recorded in the Club register.
  • Reconcile accepted registration receipts against FAZ registration invoices.
  • Work with the Accounts Clerk to assist players needing payment plans.
  • Archive registration information each season.
  • Respond to all queries within 48 hours and refer non-administrative related correspondence to the responsible committee members for their action.
  • Liaison officer for Young Power Dynamos players, parents, the Club and other stakeholders.
  • Custodian of matchday documentation and logistics.
  • Perform other administrative tasks as assigned.

To be considered for this role, you will be required to have:

  • Grade 12 school certificate
  • Relevant experience in sports administration at a football club or within a sporting governing body

Specific Competencies

  • Self-starter and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Attention to detail and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to work with tight deadlines and to prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan and organise own workload
  • Able to work in a team and independently, using own initiative
  • Knowledge of the FAZ membership packages and requirements

How to Apply

If you have the relevant experience and skills as indicated above, kindly e-mail your application to [email protected]. Please indicate the job title in the subject line of your e-mail and use your full name and the job you are applying for as the file name of your application (e.g., Rex Mwewa_Club Team Manager or Rex Mwewa_Football Analyst. The application should consist of your letter and CV only, in a single document. Hard copy applications will not be accepted. The closing date is Thursday, 9 June 2022.

Applicants are requested to provide daytime contact telephone numbers. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.