Overview

This is a 9-month opportunity (March 15 to December 15, 2020) for an Academy Coach at Football for Good (FFG). This initial position could lead to a full-time role in 2021 in Uganda, or in Malawi with our partner academy, Ascent Soccer. This role is a great opportunity to travel, work with very gifted players and add international academy experience to your CV.

Conditions:

  • This is a 9-month opportunity that will include (i) shared accommodation at FFG headquarters in Kampala, (ii) house meals (local food), (iii) a small living stipend, (iv) one return flight and (v) visa costs.
  • Your legal status in Uganda shall be ‘volunteer’.
  • Access to a FFG vehicle (small van) may be available on occasion for personal us, depending on academy programming.

Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will have coaching experience in an elite academy environment and will be working through their coach education pathway.
  • UEFA B (or equivalent) is preferred, though not essential (minimum English FA Level 2 or equivalent).
  • The successful candidate will be a team player, willing to get involved with a variety of elements of academy life, while understanding the challenges faced working in East Africa and having a positive attitude towards finding solutions.
  • A clean driving license is preferred, though not essential, as is a working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel and Google Docs/Sheets, as well being fluent in English.
  • Previous experience working or travelling within Africa is an advantage, but is not required.
  • Please submit a covering letter and CV

About Football for Good Academy

  • Football for Good unlocks the competitive advantages of frontier regions in East Africa to identify and develop youth football talent, deliver world-class training, education and character-building, and provide global opportunities to the youth, communities and partners it serves.
  • FFG was launched in Uganda in 2014, and has quickly become one of the region's best youth football academy and scholarship programs. We currently have 44 full-time residential football scholars, which includes 10 girls who make up Uganda’s first female academy program.
  • In the past two years, we have produced 8 youth internationals at the U15, U17 & U20 levels, and have two players on full scholarships at world-class boarding schools in North America.