Senior Programme Officer, Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Agribusiness

Deadline: 
Monday, May 29, 2017
Duty Station : 
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Documents: 
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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 Officer, Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Agribusiness

Under the supervision of the Head of Programme, Human Capital Development (Skills, Youth, Employment and Women Empowerment), the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) or his/her delegate, the Senior Programme Officer, Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Agribusiness will be responsible for the implementation of all activities related to the project Promoting Decent Rural Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture and Agribusiness, in order to guarantee efficient functioning of the project.

Required Skills and Competencies

  1. Excellent knowledge and experience in fund and grant management.
  2. Proven knowledge of policy analysis and development and programme and/or project management and implementation.
  3. Proven result based monitoring and evaluation (M&E) experience.
  4. Knowledge on socio-economic development challenges (poverty, inequality and unemployment) and related transboundary issues
  5. Excellent written and oral communication skills, with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.
  6. Knowledge in Agriculture, Agribusiness and Value Chains
  7. High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.
  8. Sound analytical skills and the ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations in individual and team settings.
  9. Maintain confidentiality at the highest level at all times.
  10. Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, initiative, with empathy and sound judgement.
  11. High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energetic.
  12. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
  13. Familiar with African Union, NEPAD and experience in international development politics and working with international organizations.
  14. Demonstrate ability to initiate, develop and complete programme of work, assess implications and formulate recommendations.
  15. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.

Education and Experience:

Candidates must have a Master’s degree  in  either Public and Development Management, Agriculture/Agribusiness, Social Sciences, Business Management  or a related field with a minimum three (3) years of post-qualification experience or a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Accounting or a related field with a minimum six (6) years of post-qualification experience in public sector institutions 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. A 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

Johannesburg

South Africa

Email: hr@nepad.org; ericf2@nepad.org

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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