The SADC Secretariat invites suitably qualified, experienced, innovative, result oriented and self-driven individuals who are nationals of SADC Member States to apply for the following position under the Regional Political Cooperation Programme tenable at the SADC Secretariat Headquarters.

Position: Senior Programme Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) – Job Grade 5

Main purpose of the job: To provide leadership in strengthening of coordination capacity of the DRR Unit and the implementation of the SADC Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy and Programme
Key result areas:
  • To strengthen coordination capacity of DRR Unit
  • To facilitate implementation of programme multi-annual and annual work plans consistent with the SADC Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (SPME) policy requirements
  • To ensure use of administration and financial systems and procedures to aid the effective implementation of the programme
  • To produce timely technical and management reports
  • To promote programme awareness and visibility
  • To promote effective and efficient management of the programme, including timely mobilization of adequate financial, material and human resources.
Position Requirements
A minimum of Masters degree in Natural, Environmental or Social Sciences, with emphasis on development and risk management issues or a related field,or equivalent
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional and practical experience; a documented track record of senior management experience and leadership in disaster risk management or humanitarian programmes in the SADC region.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a management position in the public, private or non-State sectors or equivalent
  • Experience in project management, monitoring and/or evaluation
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Computer proficiency with commonly used packages like MS Word, Excel, and Power Point and familiarity with data base management programmes.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of French or Portuguese would be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of Remote Sensing/GIS will be an added advantage
Tenure of Appointment:
The position is on a fixed term contract up to 30th June, 2017
The SADC Secretariat offers competitive package for all the positions as per detailed below;
Job Grade Average Package per Annum:
Job Grade 5 US$ 101,435
Submission of Applications
Applications must be submitted to:
The Executive Secretary
SADC Secretariat
P/Bag 0095
ATTENTION: Director of Human Resources and Administration or apply to
Your application should accompany the following:
  1. A short covering letter stating the position that you want to be considered for and describe how your qualifications, experience and competencies are relevant to the position;
  2. A detailed and updated curriculum vitae;
  3. Certified copies of your degree(s), Diploma(s) and Certificate(s);
  4. Duly completed SADC Application Form.
Should you be shortlisted, you will be required to produce evidence of any educational and professional qualifications supporting your applications on the day of your interview.
Gender Mainstreaming
SADC is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourage applications from female candidates.
Closing Date: 14 August 2015:
If you are result oriented, you have passion for the transformation and development of Southern Africa, and possess the competencies to meet the new challenges, submit your application now!!!
Only applicants who meet the requirements of the SADC Secretariat and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Should you not hear SADC Secretariat within four weeks after closing date, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.