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Travel Officer Job Opportunity at NEPAD



The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post of Travel Officer.
Under the supervision of the Head of Procurement and Travel Unit of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency or his/her delegate, the Travel Officer’s overall responsibility will be to find solutions on strategic issues of the Travel Unit with a major role of improving the customer service levels and ensuring the successful delivery of travel services for the NEPAD Agency.
Required Skills and Competencies
  1. Extensive knowledge of procedures and international standards for the purchase of goods and services.
  2. Knowledge of Global Distribution Systems particularly Amadeus.
  3. Knowledge of SAP MM module.
  4. Knowledge of IATA Rules and Regulations.
  5. Excellent negotiation skills.
  6. Excellent oral, writing and editing skills.
  7. High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.
  8. Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, initiative and with sound judgment.
  9. High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energetic.
  10. Ability to leverage limited resources and staff for maximum impact.
  11. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
  12. Creative thinking, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
  13. Maintain confidentiality at the highest level at all times.
  14. Sound analytical skills.
  15. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  16. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.
Education and Experience:
Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Travel, Business Administration, Management, Accounting or any related field. IATA Certification will be an added advantage. Candidates must have a minimum of two (2) years of progressive professional experience in procurement and/or travel management i.e ticketing and airline sales in a busy environment within the public sector, multilateral institutions, and international non-governmental or similar organizations nationally, regionally and / or internationally.
Applications 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.
Indicative basic salary of US$27,311.00 per annum plus other entitlements e.g. Post Adjustment (57% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($21,196.80 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 Tuesday, 18 April 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, should you not hear from us within six (6) weeks after the closing date, kindly consider your application to be unsuccessful.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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