Senior Coordinator Job at NEPAD

Monday, October 3, 2016
Duty Station : 
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Chief Executive Officer
Key performance areas

Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) or his/her delegate, the Senior Coordinator will handle the formalities and courtesies required to ensure seamless relationships between the Office of the CEO of NEPAD Agency, the host country, diplomatic missions and international organizations in the host country (South Africa) and similar institutions regionally, continentally and internationally with which NEPAD Agency interacts. The Senior Coordinator will facilitate official visits of the CEO to all meetings and organizations and ensures the smooth reception of the CEO and NEPAD Agency’s dignitaries and visitors within and outside the host country.

1. Coordinate the day to day operations of the Bureau of the CEO.
2. Oversee functions on executive support services, namely legal, internal audit and protocol / media matters.
3. Facilitate CEO’s strategic interface with NPCA Directorates/Divisions/Units for the effective mobilization of partners and resources.
4. Support quality assurance and standards in NPCA documentation, including CEO’s statements and presentations, for internal and external use.
5. Provide technical advisory support to the CEO on political and socio-economic analysis relating to NEPAD implementation.
6. Provide support towards strategic guidance and coordination of NPCA crosscutting and integrative sector programmes/projects and special initiatives for policy coherence and effective mainstreaming of good practices to enhance NEPAD delivery.
7. Facilitate and coordinate implementation of resolutions, directives and guidelines of NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) and the Steering Committee.
8. Contributes to the development and implementation of strategies and frameworks for promoting partnership building and consolidation as well as for resource mobilization.
9. Prepare and submit to the CEO comprehensive quarterly and yearly progress reports and work plans/financial updates/budgets of the Division.
10. Develop and maintain effective partnership, relationship and good communications with partner institutions, all stakeholders, as well as NPCA Directorates/Divisions/Units.
11. Perform any other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Skills and Competencies

i. Excellent knowledge and experience in the conceptualization and preparation of development-oriented programmes/projects.
ii. Proven knowledge and experience in operations management, project formulation and management.
iii. Excellent knowledge and experience of development-oriented programmes in Africa.
iv. Excellent management and interpersonal skills, high flexibility and capacity to work under pressure.
v. Familiar with NEPAD and experience in international development politics and working with international and regional organizations.
vi. Maintain confidentiality at the highest level at all times.
vii. High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.
viii. Excellent strategic visioning, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting skills.
ix. Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, take initiative, with sound judgment.
x. High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energetic.
xi. Ability to leverage limited resources and staff for maximum impact.
xii. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
xiii. Creative thinking and problem solving skills.
xiv. Good organisation, planning and time management skills.
xv. Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills.
xvi. Sound analytical skills.
xvii. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.

Educational and Experience: Candidates must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in development management, public administration, management, social sciences, economics or related field. A PhD in the aforementioned disciplines will be an added advantage. Candidates must have ten (10) years of progressive responsibility in operations management and coordination, of which three (3) years should be at managerial or related level.

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 218
Midrand, 1685
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