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Human Resources Officer - Remuneration and Administration (Grade 6) - Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Location: Southern Africa
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

Job Summary

The Southern Africa Development Community Secretariat (SADC) is seeking to recruit highly motivated and experienced professionals who are citizens of Member States of the SADC to fill the following regional positions to its Organization Structure.

9. Human Resources Officer (Remuneration and Administration) – Job Grade 6

Job Purpose

  • Apply the remuneration (compensation and benefits) policies of the Secretariat
  • Provide personnel administration services to the whole organisation
  • Supervise the work of a team working underneath this position

Main duties and responsibilities


  • Conduct compensation research and analysis
  • Track and assess market competitiveness of the Secretariat’s remuneration strategy and package, and periodically report to the Senior Officer
  • Proactively keep up-to-date with best practice remuneration in the marketplace and with related People/HR issues that may impact on the remuneration strategy
  • Coordinate the conduct of salary reviews, job evaluations and job classifications, and the preparation of job descriptions
  • Estimate and assess the budgetary impact of compensation decisions
  • Work with the Senior Officer in developing an effective remuneration strategy, and designing and adjusting salary structures and compensation packages etc.
  • Design and develop different schemes of the variable remuneration (incentive schemes, bonus schemes etc.)
  • Respond to internal requests for information on the remuneration structure
  • Administer the benefits programmes
  • Prepare the compensation and benefits budget, including the regular monitoring, reporting and adjusting of the budget
  • Coordinate compensation and benefits processes like the salary planning, bonus planning, new benefits introduction, etc.
  • Liaise with Finance for maintenance and management of the payroll system and keep up to date records of current remuneration, compensation and benefits

Personnel Administration and HRMIS

  • Supervise the provision of personnel administration services
  • Coordinate the day to day implementation of the computerised HR management information system by continually addressing users’ needs, identifying problems and queries, and referring queries requiring specialist attention to the ICT Unit
  • Ensure that employee data is captured into the HRMIS and submitted to Finance for capturing into the payroll system
  • Audit sample of employee’s master data against personnel files to ensure updated records maintained
  • Audit the HRMIS and identify systems weaknesses, inefficiencies and inadequate management information, and recommend corrective action
  • Maintain document management system for the HR unit files


  • Prepare work plan, schedule work, allocate and delegate tasks to subordinates
  • Supervise the subordinates and their work, and appraise their job performance
  • Provide advice and guidance as and when required to subordinates
  • Provide quality services as per service level agreements
  • Consult with the Head of Unit on any staff related issues
  • Provide inputs to the annual budget estimation for the unit
  • Prepare regular progress reports for the Head of Unit, as and when required
  • Research and adopt best practices in own area of work, and maintain high level of knowledge in order to effectively undertake the duties of the post
  • Undertake any other duties as delegated by the Senior Officer

Qualifications And Experience

Position requirements

  • At least a Degree in Human Resources Management or related field from a recognised institution.

Specialised Knowledge

  • Knowledge of labour laws and legislations
  • Knowledge of best practice in HR policies, procedures, processes and strategies
  • Knowledge of compensation and industrial relations principles and practices
  • Proficient in the use of computers and computer software relevant to the position


  • At least 7-10 years of work experience in a similar field including supervisory skills

Skills Requirements

  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Mentoring and coaching skills
  • Negotiation, networking and relationship building skills
  • Organisational skills (planning, budgeting, time management, work prioritisation)
  • esearch, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Supervisory skills

Competency Requirements

  • Apply interpersonal styles/methods to develop and motivate staff
  • Capable of maintaining quality whilst working under pressure and adhering to deadlines
  • Capacity to motivate and influence people positively and creates a climate where people want to do their best
  • Conceptual and practical thinking
  • Customer focused
  • Decisive
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and largely unsupervised
  • Maintain confidentiality and respectful of sensitive situations
  • Methodical and organised, with a high level of attention to details
  • Organisational awareness with an understanding of how to engage the organisation to get things done
  • Professionalism and adherence to good work ethics
  • Question conventional approaches and encourage new ideas and innovations for progress
  • Resilience and personal drive, self-motivation
  • Results and performance driven
  • Team player

How To Apply

The positions are open to qualified applicants who:

  • Are 50 years old or younger. This requirement is based on the Organization’s need to recruit staff who can serve for a reasonable period of time before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 60 years.
  • Are from the following eligible Member States: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Closing Date and Submission of Applications: Applications must be submitted to the SADC National Contact Point / of the eligible Member States not later than or on 23 May 2022.

Applications should be accompanied by the following:

  • A cover letter stating the position that you want to be considered for and describe how your qualifications, experience and competencies are relevant to the position
  • Not more than five (5) pages updated curriculum vitae;
  • Certified copies of your degree(s), Diploma(s) and Certificate(s); and
  • Duly signed and completed SADC Application Form.

Should you be shortlisted, you will be required to produce evidence of educational and professional qualifications supporting your application, on the day of your interview.

Gender Mainstreaming

SADC is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from female candidates.

If you are results orientated, you have a passion for the transformation and development of Southern Africa, and possess the required competencies, please submit your application.

Only applicants who meet the requirements of the SADC Secretariat and being considered for interview, will be contacted. Should you not hear from the SADC Secretariat within two months after the closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

For further details on the position that you want to apply for, job profiles and SADC Application Form, refer to the SADC Website: 

Details can also be obtained from the National Contact Point in your respective country.  

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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