Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Vacancy - Regional Strategic Action Plan (RSAP) Programme Manager

Overall Purpose of the Job To provide strategic guidance and advice to the subject matter specialists in the Regional Strategic Action Plan Technical Unit. Main Duties and Responsibilities Acting as the deputy of the SADC Water Division in the absence of the Senior Programme Officer Managing and coordinating the RSAP programme. This includes coordination of the prioritised annual RSAP Management and Implementation Plan Organise and provide strategic guidance in internal think-tank workshop for planning and management of the RSAP III and emerging issues guiding and advising the RSAP Programme Management Support Unit (PMSU) through the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in his/her capacity as the Manager for the Programme Management Support Unit guiding the Administration Unit synthesising lessons learned of the RSAP based on inputs from the RSAP Technical Unit and the RSAP Programme Management Support Unit PMSU reporting on progress of the RSAP to the Senior Programme Officer Responsible for organising and reporting to the Water Strategy Reference Group ( the Water Sector ICP Thematic Group) In close collaboration with the Senior Programme Officer, and in liaison with the Policy Planning and Resource Mobilisation Directorate resource and mobilise for the implementation of the RSAP III Qualifications Master’s degree in a water related field (Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Groundwater Engineering, Water Resources Management, Hydrology, Hydrogeology etc.) or Economics, other similar field. Experience At least 15 years practical experience in management position in any of the above fields, with some of that Experience in working with SADC Member States Governments Experience of dealing with International Cooperating Partners is required hence expertise in diplomacy and international relations Practical knowledge and experience in transboundary water negotiations Knowledge and experience in programme and process management Understanding of the SADC water sector, its programmes, Instruments of cooperation and initiatives is essential Experience from working with SADC Secretariat or other regional organisations will be an asset Experience gained in international organisations and/or funding agencies will be an advantage. Other Skills Requirements Computer literacy: excellent command of MS-Office and other related relevant packages Knowledge of French or Portuguese will be an added advantage Duration of the Contract: 2 years Remuneration All inclusive cash based of at least Euro 7500 per month (All inclusive package) Closing Date Interested applicants should submit their CV's, certified copies of educational, professional certificates, references and SADC application forms no later than 22 August 2013. Submission The Executive Secretary ATTENTION: Director HR & Admin SADC Secretariat P/ Bag 0095 Gaborone, BOTSWANA You can find this on their website. "> Please Note We regret to inform you that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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