Executive Director

14 October
SASSCAL is a joint initiative of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Germany, responding to the challenges of global change. The establishment of a Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management could create added value for the whole southern African region. It should be conceptualized and sensationalized to complement the excellent existing research and capacity development infrastructures and research initiatives in the region. It should be embedded in the regional and national research. Its mission is to conduct problem-oriented research in the area of adaptation to climate change and sustainable land management and provide evidence-based advice for all decision-makers and stakeholders to improve the livelihoods of people in the region and to contribute to the creation of an African knowledge-based society.
  • To provide hands on leadership for SASSCAL’s Regional Secretariat
  • To ensure that scientific research is translated into services
  • To facilitate regional capacity development programs (researchers and stakeholders)
  • To provide effective secretarial  services to  the Governing Board
  • To oversee the development and implementation of SASSCAL’s strategies
  • To ensure  that the national nodescontributes to the achievement of SASSCAl’s strategies and programs
  • To mobilize additional resources and partners to achieve SASSCAL’s objectives
  • To ensure that SASSCAL is responsive to the requirements of the stakeholders
  • To establish strong and sustainable business practices to make SASSCAL a viable and respected entity
  • A good understanding of the research and policy dynamics in the SADC region, with tangible experience in managing science and technology policy
  • Ability to mobilize and lobby national governments, the international scientific, developmental and funding institutions through formulating a strong vision and able to implement
  • Clear understanding of global change policy issues, including the development f international financing and governance arrangements
  • Strong strategic and visionary leadership to keep a diverse SASSCAL team energized and achieving impact
  • Master’s degree in Natural Science or relevant Social Science
  • Ten years experience in overseeing and strategically driving large scale research programs
How to apply
Submit application attaching a letter of interest indicating why you feel you should be selected for the post  as well as a comprehensive CV, certified copies of relevant qualifications and three letters of recommendation.

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