Project Manager - Legal


International Ice Hockey Federation







Practice Area:

Regulation and Governance





Work city:


Work start:

January 2023


8-month contract



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Project Manager - Legal


The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) is the governing body of international ice hockey. The IIHF features 83 member associations, each of which is the national governing body of the sport in its nation. Besides controlling the international rulebook, processing international player transfers, and dictating officiating guidelines, the IIHF runs numerous development programmes designed to bring hockey to a broader population. From its headquarters in Zurich, the IIHF organises in cooperation with its 30 staff members, more than 25 international tournaments and competitions annually.

In order to temporary support our Legal team, we are looking for a dedicated and passionate:

Project Manager - Legal 

Reporting to the Legal Director, the Project Manager will be responsible for comprehensively reviewing and redrafting the IIHF’s main legislative documents, with the goal to create an IIHF Legal Handbook.

The IIHF would like this position to start in January 2023 to August 2023 (an 8 - month contract).

In this exciting role, based at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Headquarters in Zurich, you will be part of a unique project launched by the IIHF Legal Department to improve, re-structure and re-design the body of IIHF legislative documentation. You will be trusted with the responsibility to lead this project and to collaborate with the various IIHF departments to seek a shared outcome for this project. In addition, you will be in charge of the presentation of the project conclusions to the IIHF Member National Associations.

Key tasks:

  • Analysing the current body of IIHF legal documents

  • Identifying potential areas for improvement

  • Evaluating the structure and content of IIHF legal documents in cooperation with the respective IIHF departments

  • Suggesting methods to increase user friendliness of the IIHF legal documents to the IIHF departments

  • Re-drafting of the IIHF legal documents to improve readability and remedy inconsistencies

  • Re-structuring IIHF legal documents to improve usability

  • Creating a recognisable design for the IIHF legal documents in coordination with the IIHF Marketing Department

  • Transforming the implemented changes into a presentation for the IIHF departments

  • Presenting the new structure of the IIHF legal documents to the IIHF Congress

  • Collecting and analysing the feedback from the IIHF Member National Association on the new structure and incorporating such


  • Law degree with strong academic credentials

  • Fluent in English and excellent writing skills in English (preferably a native English speaker)

  • Experience between in international organisation designing and implementing legal documents is an asset

  • Ability to draft legal documents

  • Ability to conduct analysis and draw out conclusions independently

  • Ability to work unsupervised and precise

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Skilled in project planning, organising, and execution

  • Proficient in Word / PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of sports, particularly ice hockey, an asset

  • If you are a dedicated, open-minded and self-motivated team player with great communication skills, then we are looking forward to receiving your full application.


The ideal candidate will be offered a highly interesting and versatile function within an international ice hockey environment as well as excellent benefits.

How to apply:

Send a short CV and cover letter to: 

International Ice Hockey Federation

c/o Irina Ebner

Brandschenkestrasse 50 8027 Zürich, Switzerland




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