The persons tasked with the responsibility of charting a course for local football’s development, known as the Normalization Committee, has begun to work in earnest and are currently on the lookout for a competent Technical Director.
Officially, Mark Rodrigues, a Guyanese residing in the USA, is performing such duties but it is unclear whether his tenure is over or if the current football overseers are bent on a complete change of certain personnel to create a fresh atmosphere.
Consequently, those officials have dispatched a circular to the various associations clearly outlining the prerequisites for the post. The position is a full-time one which will define and lead the National Technical Programme under the authority of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and in compliance with the aims, objectives and values of the body.
Consequently, the successful person will be vested with a wide range of responsibilities including the ability to develop and implement a clear and thorough technical development plan complete with a technical chart aimed at continually promoting and improving the game of football in Guyana at all levels.
This programme must also encompass developmental strategies for youth football, women’s football, futsal, beach soccer and coaching education. The successful applicant will also be required to advise the GFF on all matters related to the effective development of football in Guyana as well as to be accountable for the development of a strategy and policy for the performance of football programmes.
The range of responsibilities is wide and the new TD will be expected to collaborate with the various national youth teams and their coaches through development programmes in order to enable Guyana to attain its goals within CONCACAF and FIFA, including putting in place clear systems and processes for identifying and developing talented players.
The document that outlines the criteria is extensive and can be had from members of the NC. Further, in keeping with FIFA’s mandate, the successful applicant would be thoroughly screened and must also pass a character test.
He/she must possess the highest degree of coaching diploma available in the country with a solid football background. The officials have suggested that ideally the applicant should be a former player, though not at international level.
He/she must be recognized by CONCACAF and/or FIFA and must be able to satisfy the members of the NC that he/she possess the requisite skills and experience in the implementation and delivery of football development programmes.
Further, the applicant must be willing to work irregular hours and travel extensively among other virtues. Remuneration package will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested persons are asked to apply with full CV marked Private and confidential as well as the position applied for on the envelope to:
The General Secretary
Guyana Football Federation
17 Dadanawa Street
Or via e-mail at [email protected] on or before December 12th 2014
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