New structure for Event Advising at the World Orienteering Championships

Posted on | November 29, 2016 | Category: News

The organisation of a World Orienteering Championships (WOC) has grown significantly over the past years. The requirements and expectations of national teams, athletes, TV, on-line and print media, spectators, sponsors and partners, have raised the standards for quality at the most prestigious of orienteering events. This has increased the requirements not only on the organising committee, but also upon the IOFs event advising and controlling resources.

Traditionally, a WOC has had an appointed Senior Event Advisor (SEA) responsible for advising on and controlling all aspects of the event. As organisational complexity has grew, the appointed SEA became a part-time professional position and an Assistant SEA role was added to control certain aspects. But with the introduction of annual live TV productions, a constantly higher IT content and increased commercialisation there is a need to further strengthen the quality controlling organisation.

The SEA role has evolved into a Project Management role, which involves coordination with the Event Director and the local organiser, and management of an event advising and controlling team. A general description of the team can be found here: New WOC Event Advising structure.

As the current WOC SEA, Jørn Sundby, will be taking on the role of event advising focused on TV and Arena aspects, the IOF is now looking for a new Senior Event Adviser/Project Manager for the World Orienteering Championships. The position is part-time and preferably on a contract basis. A description of the SEA/Project Manager position can be found here Work description WOC SEA/Project manager.

Questions about the position can be answered by IOF CEO Tom Hollowell. If you are interested in applying for this role, show interest by mailing a brief personal letter and CV to by Sunday December 18, 2016.


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