The last man to hold the position was former Bafana Bafana skipper Neil Tovey.
SAFA’s new technical director will effectively oversee coaching at a national level and will report directly to CEO Tebogo Motlanthe.
A salary scale of R839 031 – R948 469 per year over five years has been confirmed as the renumeration package available.
SAFA have not stipulated exactly what the experience and qualification requirements should be, but the position should be filled by someone with extensive experience within football.
The person appointed to the positiom will be there there to assist all the national teams, assist on the coaching induction programmes, assist on youth football, women’s football, and all the different divisions.
SAFA technical director job specifications
- To establish an efficient coaching structure in the member association.
- To develop and maintain contacts with the Confederation’s coach education department to coordinate, implement, monitor and provide feedback on all matters pertaining to coach education.
- Due diligence regarding the status quo by making on-site visits to assess the structure, level of activity, coach education programs, including the quantity and quality of coaches and coach instructors, throughout the country.
- To plan and implement the Confederation’s coaching educational program to improve coach education at all levels.
- To liaise with universities, sports colleges, teacher-training institutes, educational institutions, etc., to introduce the Confederation’s and national coaching licensing schemes into their syllabus to qualify graduating teachers.
- To appoint technical study groups (coach instructors) to analyse trends and developments in football.
- To identify, develop, evaluate and upgrade instructors to conduct coach education courses at all levels
Applications for the position will close on 9 April according to SAFA.
Pretoria based Walena Africa Capital will handle the recruitment process on behalf of SAFA.