Programme Officer, Policies and Institutions

Monday, June 5, 2017
Duty Station : 
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Head of Programme, Natural Resource Governance, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
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The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post of Programme Officer, Policies and Institutions.

Under the supervision of the Head of the Natural Resources Governance and Food Security Programme, the Programme Officer (Policies and Institutions) will provide technical input and backstopping the planning and implementation of rural and agricultural transformation in pursuit of Agenda 2063 goals, Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and NEPAD Blue Print on Rural Transformation. The focus is to support the strengthening systemic capacity with particular emphasis on institutional development, policy alignment and formulation, implementation and review.

Required Skills and Competencies

  1. Significant experience in programme formulation and implementation including planning and monitoring implementation.
  2. Strong organization and follow up skills including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments.
  3. Excellent communication, writing and editing skills.
  4. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
  5. Able to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, initiative and with sound judgment.
  6. High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.
  7. Maintain confidentiality at the highest level at all times.
  8. High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energetic.
  9. Ability to leverage limited resources and staff for maximum impact.
  10. Creative thinking and problem solving skills.
  11. Good organisation, planning and time management skills.
  12. Sound analytical skills.
  13. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  14. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.
  15. Ability to work with others as a team.

Education and Experience:

Candidates must have a minimum qualification of a Bachelors’ degree in a relevant field (e.g. Management, Capacity development, agribusiness, etc.). Candidates must have at least five (5) years of progressive field experience in the technical field with experience in international development organisation and/or public sector environment.

Application: To apply, please submit the following:

  1. A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.
  2. Detailed and updated curriculum vitae (CV), not exceeding five (5) pages and indicating your nationality, age and gender.
  3. Three (3) referees with good knowledge of the candidate’s work, furnishing full contact details, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses.
  4. Certified copies of degrees and diplomas
  5. A recent performance evaluation report (for internal candidates only).

Remuneration: Indicative basic salary of US$29,287.00 per annum plus other entitlements e.g. Post Adjustment (57% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($21,196.80 per annum), Pension (19% of basic salary) in conformity with the rules and procedures applicable to internationally recruited staff of the African Union.

Applications must be received not later than Monday, June 5 2017 and should be addressed to:

Head of Human Resources

NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency

P O Box 1234

Halfway House

Midrand, 1685


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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