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Vacancies at The Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Egypt

Company Info

Large organization

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) was founded in 1957 by four nations: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa. As the administrative body of the region, CAF manages competitions, offers technical and administrative training courses while actively fostering the promotion and practice of football. The Confederation organizes championships such as the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN or AFCON), the most popular competition. It maintains very close links with FIFA in coordinating tournaments for different events such as the World Cup, Youth and Women competitions and the Olympic Games Football Tournaments.

200 + Employees

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) was founded in 1957 by four nations: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa. As the administrative body of the region, CAF manages competitions, offers technical and administrative training courses while actively fostering the promotion and practice of football. The Confederation organizes championships such as the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN or AFCON), the most popular competition. It maintains very close links with FIFA in coordinating tournaments for different events such as the World Cup, Youth and Women competitions and the Olympic Games Football Tournaments.

1). Applications Development & Database Officer

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Responsibilities

Application Development:

  • Lead and oversee the development team in designing, coding, testing, and debugging software applications using ASP.NET.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements, define project scope, and develop technical specifications.
  • Utilize MS SQL Server as the backend database to store, retrieve, and manipulate data for web and mobile applications.
  • Ensure adherence to coding standards, best practices, and quality assurance processes specific to ASP.NET and MS SQL Server.

Database Management:

  • Administer MS SQL Server databases, including installation, configuration, and maintenance.
  • Design and implement database structures, tables, views, stored procedures, and functions to support application requirements.
  • Optimize database performance by fine-tuning queries, indexing, and implementing appropriate design patterns.
  • Ensure data integrity, security, and backup/recovery procedures in collaboration with the IT team.
  • Monitor database performance, identify and resolve issues, and implement database maintenance plans.

Azure Management:

  • Manage Azure cloud resources and services for application deployment, hosting, and scaling.
  • Deploy and configure ASP.NET applications on Azure App Service, ensuring high availability and scalability.
  • Utilize Azure SQL Database or Azure Cosmos DB as cloud-based database solutions for web and mobile applications.
  • Implement Azure security measures, such as access control, encryption, and monitoring, to protect applications and data.
  • Monitor Azure resources, track usage, and optimize costs through efficient resource allocation and scaling.

Web and Mobile Development:

  • Develop and maintain web applications using ASP.NET, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other relevant technologies.
  • Build responsive and user-friendly interfaces for web and mobile applications using ASP.NET web forms, MVC, or Blazor.
  • Develop RESTful APIs to support communication between web and mobile applications and the backend database.
  • Ensure cross-browser compatibility and optimize web and mobile applications for performance.
  • Stay updated with emerging web and mobile development frameworks and technologies.

Team Leadership and Project Management:

  • Manage a team of developers, providing technical guidance, coaching, and mentorship.
  • Set project goals, allocate resources, and monitor progress to ensure timely delivery of applications.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to prioritize projects, define project requirements, and manage expectations.
  • Conduct code reviews, ensure coding standards are followed, and provide feedback for continuous improvement.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams, including designers, testers, and business analysts, to ensure successful project execution.

Requirements (Profile)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in application development using ASP.NET, MS SQL Server, and Azure technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of ASP.NET web development frameworks, such as ASP.NET Web Forms, MVC, or Blazor.
  • Proficiency in MS SQL Server database administration, including installation, configuration, and performance optimization.
  • Experience in developing and consuming RESTful APIs for web and mobile applications.
  • Familiarity with front-end web technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and responsive design principles.
  • Experience with Azure cloud services, including Azure App Service, Azure SQL Database, and Azure Cosmos DB.
  • Understanding of Azure security measures, monitoring, and cost optimization.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and manage multiple priorities.

We Offer

  • An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative international organization.
  • Attractive employment conditions.
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly committed international team.
  • Quality social security coverage.
  • An excellent pension scheme.

Application Closing Date
4th June, 2024.

Note

  • Only qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to gender, race, age, skin colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or on any other grounds.
  • If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for a top international sporting organization, submit your application in English (Motivation Letter, CV, Diplomas, and Reference Letters).

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2). Network & Security Officer

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and maintain the organization’s computer networks, including LAN, WAN, and wireless networks. Ensure network availability, performance, and scalability to meet business requirements.
  • Develop and implement security measures to protect the organization’s network infrastructure, systems, and data from unauthorized access, vulnerabilities, and threats. This includes managing firewalls, intrusion detection systems, access controls, and encryption technologies.
  • Monitor network performance, identify and resolve network issues, and conduct regular network assessments to ensure optimal performance and reliability. Respond to network security incidents and perform forensic analysis as required.
  • Define and enforce network and security policies, standards, and procedures in compliance with industry best practices and regulatory requirements. Regularly update and communicate policies to employees to ensure adherence to security practices.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments to identify vulnerabilities, assess potential threats, and recommend appropriate security controls and countermeasures. Develop and maintain incident response plans and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant industry regulations (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA) and internal security policies. Coordinate and participate in security audits and assessments, addressing any identified vulnerabilities or non-compliance issues.
  • Assist in developing and managing the network and security budget. Identify resource requirements, assess technology needs, and make recommendations for network and security infrastructure upgrades or enhancements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including IT, operations, and management, to align network and security initiatives with business goals. Communicate network and security-related updates, risks, and strategies to stakeholders, executives, and employees.

Requirements (Profile)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent.
  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) or CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional).
  • 8-10 years of experience in network administration and security management.
  • 1-3 years of experience in the sports industry or event management.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in designing, implementing, and managing complex network infrastructures, including LAN, WAN, and wireless networks.
  • Strong understanding of network protocols, routing, switching, and network security technologies.
  • Proficiency in network security tools, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, VPNs, and vulnerability assessment tools.
  • Familiarity with security frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001, NIST, or CIS Controls.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment methodologies and experience in identifying, assessing, and mitigating network and security risks.
  • Understanding of regulatory compliance requirements and experience in implementing security measures to ensure compliance (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA).
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to diagnose and resolve network issues and security incidents.
  • Ability to perform network troubleshooting and forensic analysis to identify the root cause of security breaches or network problems.
  • Experience in evaluating, selecting, and managing relationships with network and security vendors.
  • Proactive attitude towards staying updated with emerging network technologies, security threats, and industry best practices.
  • Participation in relevant professional development activities, such as attending conferences, webinars, and obtaining certifications.

We Offer

  • An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative international organization.
  • Attractive employment conditions.
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly committed international team.
  • Quality social security coverage.
  • An excellent pension scheme.

Deadline: 4th June, 2024.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Only qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to gender, race, age, skin colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or on any other grounds.
  • If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for a top international sporting organization, submit your application in English (Motivation Letter, CV, Diplomas, and Reference Letters).
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