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JOBS AT NEPAD , MAY 2014

Job Title: Senior Programme Officer, Legal/Policy Issues in Biosafety.
Position Level: P3
Duty Station: African Biosafety Network Expertise (ABNE), Kampala, Uganda
Supervisor: Director, African Biosafety Network Expertise (ABNE)
The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post of Senior Programme Officer, Legal/Policy Issues in Biosafety.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
    Under the supervision of the Director, African Biosafety Network Expertise (ABNE) or his/her delegate, the Senior Programme Officer Legal/Policy - Biosafety is part of the African Biosafety Network Expertise (ABNE) Regional Project Centre that provides science based information and technical support to biotechnology regulatory agencies on the continent. The incumbent works with the Director and Programme officers to provide legal, policy and administration advisory services with regards to biotechnology and biosafety to ABNE, AU member states and Sub-regional organisations.
    Application: Applications should be forwarded utilising “Arial’’ font 11.5
    To apply, please submit the following:
    1. A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.
    2. 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 (42% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($21,196.80.00 per annum), gratuity (15% of gross 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, 12 May 2014 and should be
    addressed to:
    Head of Human Resources
    NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
    P O Box 1234
    Halfway House
    Midrand, 1685
    Please note, should you not hear from us within six (6) weeks after the closing date, kindly consider your application to be unsuccessful.
    Click on your preferred language for more information:

    Job Title: Senior Programme Officer, Advocacy and Multi-Stakeholder Mobilisation
    Position Level: P3
    Duty Station: African Union Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations (UN), New York, United States of America (USA)
    Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency and Head of the African Union Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations (UN) 
    The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post ofSenior Programme Officer, Advocacy and Multi-Stakeholder Mobilisation. 
    Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer and in collaboration with the Head, Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) or their delegates and the Head of the African Union (AU) Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations (UN), the Senior Programme Officer, Advocacy and Multi-Stakeholder Mobilisation will work in close collaboration with the African Union (AU), Commission Economic Affairs Department, the African Group in New York, the African Members of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the African Members of the Expert Committee on Sustainable Development Financing Strategy, the Sherpas of the High Level Committee (HLC) on Post‐2015, and other key partners in order to:
    • increase the visibility of AU/NEPAD objectives among the African Group and the international community at large and ensure that African interests, at continental, regional, and national level, are well taken into account in the conceptualization of the Post‐2015 Development Framework and in the formulation of Sustainable Development Goals;
    • strengthen collaboration among member states, partners in the United Nations (UN) system, African government officials, private sector, academia, civil society and other stakeholders; and
    • mobilize support and raise awareness around the African Common Position (ACP), the “African” SDGs, and the African Agenda 2063.

    Applications should be forwarded utilizing ‘’Arial’’ font 11.5. 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.
    Applications must be received not later than Monday, 19 May 2014 and should be addressed to:
    Head of Human Resources
    NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
    P O Box 1234
    Halfway House
    Midrand, 1685
    Click on your preferred language for more information:

    Job Title: Administrative Assistant, Climate Change Fund
    Position Level: GSA5
    Duty Station: NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Supervisor: Programme Officer, Climate Change Fund
    The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post ofAdministrative Assistant, Climate Change Fund. 
    Under the supervision of the Programme Officer, Climate Change Fund or his/her delegate, the Administrative Assistant, Climate Change Fund will be responsible for providing support and assistance in various aspects including administrative, procurement, logistical and financial management of the NEPAD Climate Change Fund.
    1. Application: Applications should be forwarded utilising “Arial’’ font 11.5
     To apply, please submit the following:
    1. A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.
    2. 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.

    Applications must be received not later than Monday, 19 May 2014 and should be addressed to:
    Head of Human Resources
    NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
    P O Box 1234
    Halfway House
    Midrand, 1685

    Job Title: Programme Officer, Gender Climate Change Agriculture Support Programme
    Position Level: P2
    Duty Station: NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Supervisor: Head of Programme Implementation and Management, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
    The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post ofProgramme Officer, Gender Climate Change Agriculture Support Programme.
    Under the supervision of the Head of Programme Implementation and Management of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency or his/her delegate, the Programme Officer, Gender Climate Change Agriculture Support Programme will be responsible for formulating detailed work programmes for consideration and funding through the Gender, Climate Change Agriculture Support Programme (GCCSAP).
    ApplicationTo 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.

    Applications must be received not later than Monday, 19 May 2014 and should be addressed to:
    Head of Human Resources
    NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
    P O Box 1234
    Halfway House
    Midrand, 1685                                                             

    Job Title: Programme Officer, Climate Change Fund
    Position Level: P2
    Duty Station: NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Supervisor: Head, Programme Implementation and Management Division, NEPAD Agency
    The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post ofProgramme Officer, Climate Change Fund.
    Under the supervision of the Head, Programme Implementation and Management Division of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) or his/her delegate, the Programme Officer, Climate Change Fund will be responsible for the implementation of all activities related to the NEPAD Climate Fund, in order to guarantee efficient functioning of the Fund.
    Applications should be forwarded utilizing ‘’Arial’’ font 11.5. 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.

    Applications must be received not later than Monday, 26 May 2014 and should be addressed to:
    Head of Human Resources
    NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
    P O Box 1234
    Halfway House
    Midrand, 1685

    Surveillance Medical Officer (SMO), Botswana

    SURVEILLANCE MEDICAL OFFICER (SMO) (WRO/VN/2014/6)
    30 April 2014
    The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
    Vacancy Notice No: WRO/VN/2014/6
    Title: Surveillance Medical Officer (SMO)
    Grade:
    Contract type: Special Service Agreement
    Duration of contract: Initial offer of one year, extendable (For details on contract type, please refer to 'Additional Information' below)
    Date: 29 April 2014
    Application Deadline: 19 May 2014
    Duty Station: Multiple duty stations
    Organization unit: SEARO Countries (SE_ACO), SE_IND WR Office, India (SE_IND)
    Multiple Duty Stations in India
    OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
    The World Health Organization (WHO) India through its National Polio Surveillance Project provides an excellent opportunity for professional growth to dynamic and energetic medical professionals having an aptitude for public health. The Project provides a unique platform to be a part of a highly qualified team of experts engaged in the field of eradication/ control of vaccine preventable diseases.
    The National Polio Surveillance Project supports the Union and state Governments with technical assistance for surveillance and immunization activities directed towards polio eradication, measles elimination and intensification of routine immunization as a part of the broader agenda of Universal Health Coverage.
    Mission of the WHO Country Office for India
    Within the framework of WHO's Country Cooperation Strategy the mission of the WHO Country Office is to support India in: (i) developing and sustaining its own health policies, health systems and public health programmes; (ii) working to prevent and overcome threats to health; (iii) anticipating future challenges; and (iv) advocating public health.
    Description of duties:
    Under the overall guidance of WHO Representative to India, Project Manager of the National Polio Surveillance Project of WHO- India and direct supervision of the Sub Regional Team Leader or Regional Team Leader with a view to achieve the expected results set out in the relevant WCO-India work plans in accordance with the WHO's country cooperation strategy with India, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:
    1. Provide technical guidance to the government and non-government staff on polio eradication activities including AFP Surveillance, Supplementary Immunization, Polio- free certification and Polio End Game strategies.
    2. Facilitate the support for activities related to intensification of routine immunization, measles elimination and rubella control and surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs).
    3. Build capacity of the government and non-government stakeholders involved with polio eradication, routine immunization, measles elimination and rubella control and VPD surveillance.
    4. Monitor and evaluate the planning and implementation of activities related to polio eradication, measles elimination and rubella control, routine immunization and VPD surveillance.
    5. Conduct regular analysis and interpretation of epidemiological, surveillance and immunization data to support appropriate follow up actions by the government and partners.
    6. Liaise and coordinate with partner agencies including UNICEF, Rotary and others for strengthening of activities related to polio eradication, routine immunization, measles elimination and rubella control and VPD surveillance.
    7. Support implementation of other health priorities as a part of WHO's Country Cooperation Strategy.
    8. Provide oversight and support for administrative and finance duties of WHO field unit as per established guidelines.
    9. Undertake any other tasks/duties as assigned by supervisors.
    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    Education:
    Essential: MBBS (MCI/State Medical Council registration essential)
    Desirable: Post graduation in Community Medicine/Preventive & Social medicine/Public Health/ Pediatrics/other allied fields.
    Skills:
    1. Excellent Communication skills (both written and spoken);
    2. Knowledge of Word Processing, Spreadsheet and presentation software;
    3. Good analytical skills;
    4. Ability to work in different environments and multi-task effectively;
    5. Good presentation and inter-personal skills;
    Competencies:
    1. Moving forward in a changing environment
    2. Producing results
    3. Fostering integration and team work
    4. Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond
    Experience:
    Essential: At least two years of public health experience after graduation (post graduation will count as experience)
    Desirable: Experience in public health/program management and/or experience of working in the polio eradication / routine immunization programme.
    Languages:
    Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of local
    language will be an asset.
    Additional Information:
    Monthly remuneration is INR 110,000, taxable as per Indian laws and the appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA) extendable subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the function.
    This position will be filled only by a national of India.
    The incumbent should contribute to ensuring high professional, ethical, and institutional standards of the Organization. Meet professional conduct expectations, and basic universal norms of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and lawful behavior. This includes compliance with the above, including ability to: perform within existing organizational structures and governance; adhere to WHO's processes; demonstrate gender and cultural sensitivity; demonstrate respectful and constructive interpersonal communication; perform as a team player; and demonstrate due diligence.
    Previous applicants need not apply
    This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
    A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening
    Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment . The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
    All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
    WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
    Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
    WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

    Account Manager South Africa

    DESCRIPTION

    The Account Manager SA will help derive and implement Upstream’s core sales business strategy and grow the business in the assigned geographies. The incumbent owns and develops the relationship with existing Mobile Operators.Liaises between the client and various Upstream departments, facilitating project delivery and maximizing the impact of Upstream’s solutions.
    The role is based in South Africa – Johannesburg.
     Key Accountabilities
    • Owns and develops the relationships with existing customers and focuses in establishing new ones.
    • Owns and pursues annual sales targets in collaboration with Upstream senior management, business development directors and account managers.
    • Is in touch with contemporary market and business trends in the mobile operator’s territory and seeks all information available to keep his knowledge up to date.
    • Uses and expands Upstream’s network of partners, further safeguarding business development.
    • Is organizationally agile and has the ability to read, sense and understand how Upstream operates thus is able to identify the most efficient ways to deliver and maximize results.
    • Demonstrates broad understanding of financial management principles to direct organizational actions. Uses and balances financial information to make educated decisions.
    • Develops extensive contacts network at Director and VP levels within the region’s mobile operators, specifically in marketing, VAS, customer base and customer value management.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Knowledge/Skills/Experience
    • Proven sales and account Management experience (5-8 years) in selling to mobile operators’ marketing and VAS departments
    • Desirable experience in selling B2B technology solutions
    • BA/BS degree or equivalent, preferably with a strong academic record from a top‑tier school (MBA preferred)
    • Good command of English and other languages spoken in the region
    • Sells and negotiates skillfully
    • Delivers impactful presentations
    • Comfortable dealing with and presenting to senior executives
    • Facilitates meetings with potential clients
    • Results oriented, with a drive to meet and exceed targets under pressure
    • Ability to work independently as well as with team members in other countries
    • Positive attitude, motivated and a self-starter
    • Ability to be flexible in a fast-moving, results-orientated environment
    • Extensive travelling required
     Personal Characteristics
    • Entrepreneurial attitude; views the sales role in a creative fashion and is willing to take calculated risks to pursue things independently.
    • Bright, ambitious, self-driven, hard-working and flexible
    • Able to perform under pressure and deliver results in a demanding and fast-paced environment that requires zero base thinking and innovation
    • Communicates effectively 
    • Attention to detail

    BENEFITS

    Salary and Benefits
    Includes attractive competitive base salary, commissions plan and benefits, working closely with a highly motivated team in a dynamic and fast paced environment that provides the opportunity for rapid career development.
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    Quality Control & Welding Inspector

    Sandvik seeks: 

    Quality Control & Welding Inspector

    The Role

    The Global Rebuild Workshop Quality Control and Welding inspector will responsible for the overseeing of the quality of the rebuild of the LH208 project. To ensure that this meets with the Sandvik and customer expectation.

    Through the management of facilities, processes and procedure incumbent will ensure that machine delivered will comply with the scope of works, from the start of the fabrication process through to the delivery of the machine to the customer site.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Carry out random inspections at supplier's premises on fabrication and/or machining parts to ensure that these are being made to Sandvik technical specification. To use whatever technology is available to carry out sample testing on weldments as and when required.
    • The incumbent will also be responsible to generate feedback reports as required to Head of Welding Technology in Finland.
    • To ensure that the machines get rebuild to the agreed Scope of Works, the incumbent will be required to carry out inspection of the machines during the rebuild process.
    • Generate and update procedures to align with requirements in order to ensure ongoing quality improvement and continues improvement.
    • To generate quality reports and in order to highlight and facilitate continuous improvement as well as loading QiR cases on the Data Base.

    Your profile 

    • Minimum of 2 years' experience in quality management or similar field.
    • Good understanding and experience in principles of welding.
    • Experience in Non-Destructive Testing techniques.
    • At least 2 years' experience in welding procedures and application.
    • Must have a very good understanding of Project Management Principles
    • Must be familiar with legal liabilities, factories and mining acts
    • Technical qualification minimum of N2
    • Recognized qualification in quality systems and any metallurgical qualification.
    • English proficiency with Report writing skills
    • Metallurgical studies
    • Valid driviver's licence

    Location

    Jet Park

    Who may apply

    All applicants outside South Africa must ensure that they are able to secure a work permit and permanent residence prior to applying for any advertised positions.

    How to apply

    To apply, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button, or access the Sandvik website www.sandvik.com/Career 

    If you have any further queries, please contact us on 0800 331 331.

    Applications close : 07 May 2014

    Job Reference No. 324703

    Recruiter : Lindi Nhlapo

    Sandvik is committed to representivity in the composition of its employees and the creation of job opportunities across all sectors of the South African population.

    Regional Nursing Advisor

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    Reporting to the Project Director, Global Nurse Capacity Building Program, the Regional Nursing Advisor provides programmatic and technical support to ICAP country teams for the overall planning, implementation and evaluation of the Global Nurse Capacity Building Program (GNCBP) in select countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The GNCBP is a HRSA-funded Program which aims to address the shortage and quality of healthcare workers in countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa by strengthening nursing and midwifery education/training systems and supporting nursing and midwifery policy through regulatory development, curricula reform, faculty education, continuing professional development, retention and leadership.
    This position is grant funded.
    Please note that the job will be located in one of ICAP’s country offices in Sub-Saharan Africa. The exact location may be determined by the candidate’s home location.
    MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    • Provides programmatic and technical support to ICAP country teams including assisting with stakeholder engagement, needs assessment, workplan development, program design, implementation and evaluation
    • In collaboration with the GNCBP Project Director, leads the development, execution and continual updating of the strategic plan for the General Nursing Subproject, which aims to increase nurse capacity at the pre- and in-service levels; develop and enhance national nursing strategies; improve nurse retention; establish and strengthen regulatory bodies; and support nursing leadership at the policy level
    • Travels to country programs to provide oversight and technical assistance in nurse capacity building including reviewing workplans, progress and challenges, conducting site visits to supported institutions to assess programmatic quality, and the development and dissemination of innovative human resources for health models and practices
    • Guides the development and/or refinement of protocols, presentations, reports, strategic plans, training materials, tools, and other resources to strengthen the capacity of nurses and midwives to address HIV and other essential population-based health care needs
    • Promotes networking and south-to-south exchange amongst ICAP nursing programs, and builds regional partnerships to promote nursing leadership, strengthen regulatory systems, and share resources and best practices
    • Actively participates in the preparation of work plans and donor reports
    • Represents ICAP and the Global Nurse Capacity Building Program at meetings, conferences, and other venues as needed
    • Performs other duties as assigned
    EDUCATION:
    • Master’s Degree in Nursing/Midwifery
    EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Fluency in English and French is an absolute requirement
    • At least seven (7) years’ experience in HIV-related public health work in nursing and midwifery in resource-limited settings
    • Demonstrated experience in nurse training and mentorship in either education or clinical settings
    • Prior public health program evaluation experience
    • Demonstrated and successful experience working independently with minimal supervision
    • Demonstrated and successful experience collaborating with technically diverse stakeholders and USG funders
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.)
    EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • PhD or DNP from an accredited institution is preferred
    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
    • Requires frequent travel to ICAP country programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Trips generally last between five (5) and fifteen (15) days
    How to apply:
    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to icap-hr@columbia.edu
    Please write “Regional Nursing Advisor” in the email subject line.

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