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Vacancy for Head Coach – Indian National Women’s Under 20 and Under 17 team.

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Job Category: HEAD COACH – INDIA U-20 & U-17 WOMEN TEAMLocation: Various locations in India

Date : 20-11-2022 to 04-12-2022
Type of Contract : contract
Email Application with one page resume to :
Email Subject : Application for the post of “HEAD COACH – INDIA U-20 & U-17 WOMEN TEAM “
Application Deadline : December 4, 2022

No of opening/s: 2 (Two); Preferably Female

Reports to: Secretary General; AIFF Technical Committee; AIFF Executive Committee

Team’s training/Competition base: Various locations in India and abroad

Type of Contract: Contract

Salary and perks: Commensurate with qualifications and experience & AIFF norms

CV & cover letter to be sent to:

Application Deadline: 15th day from opening of advertisement

Date of joining: within a week of candidate selection

Job Description: 

The Head Coach will lead the entire squad that will include the players, the supporting technical and non-technical staff. The incumbent will be in charge of the technical and tactical development and performance of the team as per the overall strategic direction in consultation with the AIFF Technical Committee. As head coach of a youth National team, the incumbent will be expected to understand and manage the fine balance between development and performance. This position will be responsible for shaping an Indian national team and a base of players who will influence the progress of Indian football for the next decade and more.

The training schedules of the team could be at various locations in India and overseas and the incumbent will be expected to travel and stay with the team as per the programme.

Detailed KPI to be established and reviewed in consultation with AIFF Technical Committee. To be presented to the key stakeholders, if asked for.

Candidate Profile:

  • At least  3 years of experience as head coach in a youth football programme.
  • Holder of AFC A Licence in coaching or equivalent or having playing experience as follows:
  • International national team experience in youth and/or senior category. Being part of trophy-winning teams will be an advantage.
  • Experience of having played and coached in overseas conditions e.g. against AFC opposition.
  • Graduate in any discipline from a Government of India recognised institution or university.
  • Good communicator in Hindi and English. Other Indian languages will be a plus.
  • Willing to drive own development as coach through AFC/FIFA recognised courses and licences.  
  • A satisfactory level of ability in using applications like Excel, Word and PowerPoint.


  • Cover letter/CV should mention references from recognised national federations/associations with whom the candidate has worked.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within a week after the application deadline.

As the job may involve regular overseas travel, a candidate is expected to hold a valid passport and should be able to produce documents, if asked for, to prove his/her worthiness to travel.