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Head Civilian

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Job Type

Full Time


Gaborone, Botswana

Description :

Grade 4

Salary US$  81, 650


The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a regional economic community founded and maintained by countries in Southern Africa. It aims to further the socioeconomic, political and security cooperation among its Member States and foster regional integration in order to achieve peace, stability and wealth. SADC currently has fifteen Member States1 with a population of approximately 327 million people and a combined GDP of USD 600 billion (2016). The Secretariat is currently recruiting for various positions to enhance its capacity to deliver on the above mandate. The Secretariat is, therefore, inviting suitably qualified and experienced citizens of SADC to apply for the following positions tenable at its Headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana or as stated in the job advert:

Tenure of appointment
All appointments for the above positions will be on a fixed term contract for a period of four (4) years, renewable once for an equal period subject to satisfactory performance, the retirement age limit of 60 years and the continued need for the position.

The positions are open to qualified applicants who:

• Are 50 years old or younger. This requirement is based on the Organization’s need to recruit staff who can serve for a reasonable period of time before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 60 years.
• Are from the following eligible Member States: Angola, DRC, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
• Citizens from all SADC Member States are eligible to apply for the readvertised positions.

How to apply

REF: SADC/2/3/3/3
Closing Date and Submission of Applications:

Applications must be submitted to the SADC National Contact Point of the eligible Member
States not later than or on 17th July, 2019.
Applications should be accompanied by the following:
a) a cover letter stating the position that you want to be considered for and describe
how your qualifications, experience and competencies are relevant to the position;
b) a five (5) page updated curriculum vitae;
c) certified copies of your degree(s), Diploma(s) and Certificate(s); and
d) duly completed SADC Application Form.
Should you be shortlisted, you will be required to produce evidence of educational and professional qualifications supporting your application, on the day of your interview.
Gender Mainstreaming SADC is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from female candidates.
If you are results orientated, you have a passion for the transformation and development of Southern Africa, and possess the required competencies, please submit your application.
Only applicants who meet the requirements of the SADC Secretariat and being considered for an interview, will be contacted. Should you not hear from the SADC Secretariat within two months after the closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful. For further details on the position that you want to apply for, job profiles and SADC Application Form, refer to the SADC Website:
Details can also be obtained from the National Contact Point in your respective country.

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