The FIH, field hockey's governing body, is seeking to recruit an events manager to take charge of the planning and delivery of all of its major competitions.
Interested candidates have until 17 April to apply for the role, which is based in Lausanne although will involve "extensive travel."
The successful individual will be responsible for maintaining a continuing bidding process for the assignment of future FIH events and overseeing the contractual negotiations for events when they are awarded, and establishing a close working relationship with host organisers and assisting in all relevant phases and areas of event organisation and management. He or she will also be tasked with making regular site visits to host nations to monitor progress during the pre-event phase, and work closely with the commercial team to ensure that all event-related rights resulting from contracts between FIH and its partners and suppliers are implemented.
The FIH said in the job specification that the federation is facing "one of the most exciting times in its history with regard to the exposure and delivery of its events," citing its new eight-year international rights distribution deal with Star India, the pay-television broadcaster owned by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, beginning in 2015.
The FIH said it hopes to have the events manager in place by 1 June, in time for this year's FIH World Cup, due to take place in The Hague, Netherlands from 2 to 15 June.