Job Title

Football Coach for Local Women’s Teams

Length Contract

6 Month


Duhok, Sharya Camp, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI) with occasional travel to other areas of KRI

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with skills and experience. National Compensation Package

Type of Position

Employment contract / Part Time

No. of Vacancies


About Accepting Other Organizations
Established in 2014, Accepting Others Organization (AOO) is a non-governmental, non-profit, and non-religious entity operating in federal Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. Led by women and youth, our focus is on promoting and safeguarding human rights, particularly advancing women’s rights and empowerment nationwide. AOO is dedicated to fostering peaceful coexistence through tolerance and collaboration across diverse societal segments. Our efforts center on peacebuilding, social cohesion, and community engagement, believing in the power of dialogue to create inclusivity. A key aspect of our work involves advocating for crucial frameworks such as the Iraqi National Action Plan II and UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 2250, aiming to ensure gender equality and enhance women and youth participation in peacebuilding. Additionally, we provide support to governmental and non-governmental entities in developing policies aligned with international standards, striving to establish a just and equitable society. Through collaboration and community engagement, AOO seeks to drive positive change, promoting diversity, and inclusivity, and empowering women and youth to shape their communities actively.

Role of the Football Coach for Local Women’s Teams:

The Football Coach for Local Women’s Teams plays a crucial role in developing and nurturing female football players within the community, fostering their skills, confidence, and passion for the game. They create a supportive and empowering environment where women can thrive athletically and personally, contributing to the growth and success of women’s football at the grassroots level.

Specific Tasks:

  1. Player Development and Training:
    • Design and deliver tailored training sessions focused on developing players’ technical skills, tactical understanding, physical fitness, and teamwork.
    • Provide individualized coaching and feedback to help players improve their dribbling, passing, shooting, defending, and other aspects of their game.
  2. Team Building and Cohesion:
    • Foster a positive team culture characterized by mutual respect, camaraderie, and unity among players, encouraging teamwork, communication, and support on and off the field.
    • Organize team-building activities, social events, and community outreach initiatives to strengthen bonds and connections within the team and with the local community.
  3. Match Preparation and Strategy:
    • Analyze opponents’ strengths, weaknesses, and playing styles to develop game plans, formations, and strategies that maximize our team’s chances of success.
    • Conduct tactical drills, set-piece routines, and scrimmages to prepare players for match scenarios and help them execute game strategies effectively.
  4. Leadership and Mentorship:
    • Serve as a role model and mentor for players, providing guidance, encouragement, and support to help them navigate challenges, set goals, and achieve their full potential.
    • Instill leadership qualities, self-confidence, and resilience in players, empowering them to take on leadership roles within the team and in their personal lives.
  5. Community Engagement and Promotion:
    • Promote women’s football within the local community through outreach programs, school visits, and grassroots initiatives aimed at increasing participation and awareness.
    • Collaborate with local organizations, schools, and community groups to create opportunities for women and girls to access football and develop their skills in a supportive environment.

Essential Criteria:

  1. Coaching Qualifications:
    • Coaching certification or accreditation from a recognized football association or governing body, with a focus on women’s football development and coaching.
    • Demonstrated experience in coaching women’s football teams at the grassroots level, with a passion for empowering female players and promoting gender equality in sport.
  2. Knowledge of Women’s Football:
    • Deep understanding of the unique dynamics, challenges, and opportunities in women’s football, including the development pathway, competition structures, and talent identification.
    • Awareness of gender-specific coaching techniques, training methods, and motivational strategies to maximize the potential of female players.
  3. Communication and Relationship-Building Skills:
    • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey instructions, provide feedback, and build rapport with female players of all ages and backgrounds.
    • Sensitivity, empathy, and inclusivity in fostering an environment where women feel valued, respected, and empowered to participate and excel in football.
  4. Passion for Women’s Empowerment:
    • Genuine passion for promoting women’s empowerment through sport, recognizing the transformative impact of football on women’s physical health, mental well-being, and social inclusion.
    • Dedication to creating opportunities for women and girls to develop confidence, leadership skills, and a sense of belonging through football.
  5. Commitment to Community Engagement:
    • Strong commitment to community engagement and outreach, with a desire to expand access to football and promote its benefits among women and girls in the local area.
    • Ability to collaborate with local stakeholders, community leaders, and organizations to advocate for women’s football and facilitate partnerships that support its growth and sustainability.
  6. Adaptability and Flexibility:
    • Flexibility to accommodate diverse player backgrounds, skill levels, and availability, adapting coaching strategies and training sessions to meet the needs and preferences of the team.
    • Willingness to embrace innovation, creativity, and experimentation in coaching methods and approaches to continually enhance the development and enjoyment of women’s football.

These essential criteria outline the qualifications, skills, and attributes required for the successful candidate to fulfill the responsibilities of the Football Coach for Local Women’s Teams role effectively.


How to Apply

To apply for the position of Director of Programs at our organization, please submit your CV to

Please note the following guidelines:

CVs should be in standard document format (e.g., Word or PDF). Submissions in the form of images, pictures, screenshots, or links will not be accepted.

Only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted for further consideration.

Applications received after the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We look forward to reviewing your application.

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Published On: February 22nd, 2024 / Categories: Jobs /