Policy Officer Job at NEPAD

Monday, October 3, 2016
Duty Station : 
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Coordinator, Office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
Key Performance Areas
Under the supervision of the Senior Coordinator, Office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or his/her delegate, the Policy Officer will work within the Office of the Chief Executive Officer to offer technical input and support specific missions of the CEO, the production of analytical and strategic knowledge products and support networking activities with bilateral and multilateral partners.
Specifically, the incumbent will:
1. Conduct research and analysis and provide policy support to the CEO’s office on political and socio-economic developments relating to NEPAD implementation.
2. Draft briefing notes, talking points, letters, speeches and presentations in support of the CEO’s engagements.
3. Support the Coordinating Division in the day-to-day operations of the Office of the CEO.
4. Organize schedule of meetings and coordinate high-level meetings and prepare briefing materials and draft minutes of such meetings.
5. Review, comment and support quality assurance and standards in NPCA documentation, including CEO’s statements and presentations, for internal and external use. Lay-out reports using appropriate software, check information and data for procedural accuracy and formatting.
6. Facilitate and coordinate the publication process for key analytical and strategic knowledge products of the CEO’s office.
7. Support the development and maintenance of institutional relations with key partners at the bilateral and multilateral level, in particular through the G8, G20, BRICS and the TICAD process.
8. Represent the CEO’s office in meetings and events as relevant.
9. Perform any other related duties that may be assigned.

Required Skills and Competencies
i. Excellent communication, writing and editing skills.
ii. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
iii. Able to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, initiative and with sound judgment.
iv. High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.
v. Maintain confidentiality at the highest level at all times.
vi. High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energetic.
vii. Ability to leverage limited resources and staff for maximum impact.
viii. Creative thinking and problem solving skills.
ix. Good organisation, planning and time management skills.
x. Sound analytical skills.
xi. Excellent interpersonal skills.
xii. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.
xiii. Ability to work with others as a team.
xiv. Experience in working with an international organisation.

Education and Experience: Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Administration or a related field. Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years of progressive professional experience in policy analysis, research and project management within the public sector, multilateral institutions, international non-governmental or similar organizations nationally, regionally and / or internationally.

Applications must be received not later than Monday, 3 October 2016 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; rebeccao@nepad.org
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