Senior Programme Officer, Climate Smart Agriculture

Monday, May 29, 2017
Duty Station : 
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Programme Investment Manager Natural resource Governance/Head of CAADP
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The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post of Senior Programme Office, Climate Smart Agriculture.

Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, Natural Resource Governance, the Officer will be responsible for providing technical and strategical support to the NEPAD CAADP Programme in the area of Climate Change Adaptation for a better mainstreaming of climate smart and biodiversity policies in the agricultural sector and implementation on national level. The Officer will in the context of CAADP and the the African Union Vision 25X25 which aims at supporting at least 25 million farm households in practicing CSA by 2025 provide technical support to the attainment of this vision.

Required Skills and Competencies

  1. Excellent Technical knowledge of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment, policies and strategies especially in relation to Africa
  1. Strong planning, analytical, and organisational skills, with particular emphasis on investment planning.
  2. Proven experience in program evaluation and knowledge sharing.
  3. Familiarity with NEPAD, Environment Action Plan, CAADP Programmes initiatives.
  4. Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills.
  5. Sound analytical skills, creative thinking and problem solving skills.
  6. Excellent strategic visioning, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting skills.
  7. High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energetic.
  8. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
  9. Good organisation, planning and time management skills.
  10. High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.
  11. Maintain confidentiality at the highest level at all times.
  12. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.

Education and Experience:

Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Agriculture, Environmental management/governance, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management or any other related field with a minimum five (5) years of post-qualification experience in public sector institutions, non-governmental or similar organizations nationally, regionally and / or internationally

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

Remuneration: Indicative basic salary of US$39,603.00 per annum plus other entitlements e.g. Post Adjustment (57% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($21,196.80 per annum), gratuity (15% of gross salary), medical aid and life and accident insurance in conformity with the rules and procedures applicable to internationally recruited staff of the African Union

Applications must be received not later than Monday, 29 May 2017 and should be addressed to:

Head of Human Resources

NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency

P O Box 218

Halfway House

Midrand, 1685


South Africa


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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