Programme Officer, Natural Resources and Extractives


The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post of Programme Officer, Natural Resources and Extractives

Under the supervision of the Head of the Natural Resources Governance and Food Security Programme, the Programme Officer (Natural Resources and Extractives) shall provide technical support towards the implementation of NEPAD’s interventions natural resources and extractives governance. Based on best practices at the country and regional level, the Programme Officer will support NEPAD’s processes aimed at catalysing a continent-wide move towards strengthening governance of the extractives sector and harnessing natural resource revenues for prosperity.

Required Skills and Competencies

Excellent oral, writing and editing skills.
High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.
Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, initiative and with sound judgment.
High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energetic.
Ability to leverage limited resources and staff for maximum impact.
Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
Creative thinking, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
Maintain confidentiality at the highest level at all times.
Sound analytical skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.
Education and Experience:

Candidates must have a minimum qualification of a Master degree in Agriculture/ Environmental Management / Natural Resources / Climate Change or related qualification with a minimum of 2 years progressive working experience or a relevant Bachelor’s degree with 5 years’ experience of in the public sector, multilateral institutions, and international non-governmental or similar organizations nationally, regionally and / or internationally.

Application: To apply, please submit the following:

A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.
A detailed and updated curriculum vitae (CV), not exceeding five (5) pages and indicating your nationality, age and gender.
Three (3) referees with good knowledge of the candidate’s work, furnishing full contact details, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses.
Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.
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, May 29 2017 and should be addressed to:

Head of Human Resources

NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency

P O Box 1234

Halfway House

Midrand, 1685

Email: hr@nepad.org; dora.mwaiseghe@nepad.org

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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