Legal Counsel (Litigation) at The Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Legal Counsel (Litigation) at The Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Job Features

Job FieldLaw / Legal
Job TypeFull-Time
EducationBA/BSc/HND MBA/MSc/MA
LocationOther
Experience3 years

Location: Africa

Job Description
Legal Counsel (Litigation) who can contribute to CAF’s overall success by effectively managing the following duties:

  • Handle procedures before CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports), including general communications, drafting of appeal briefs and answers and, when necessary, coordinating such tasks with other departments or external counsels
  • Represent CAF during CAS hearings
  • Monitor and communicate the outcome of awards and other relevant aspects of arbitration proceedings
  • Research and analyse relevant developments in the arbitration scene and identify and suggest necessary amendments to current practices or to CAF regulations
  • Hold workshops with CAF employees, member associations or confederations on CAS-related issues
  • Represent and enhance CAF’s image

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law or J.D. degree
  • Master’s Degree in International Sports Law is an asset
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in international sports arbitration
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Good knowledge of football governance as well as of CAF’s regulations, International Arbitration and proven experience in CAS proceedings
  • Admission to practice law (Bar) for at least 3 years
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Good analytical skills.

Method of Application

Note: Only applications matching the requirements listed above will be considered.

Interested and qualified? Go to The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on admin.cafonline.com to apply

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