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Re- Advert Programme Officer – Industrial Policy (Grade 6) - Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Location: Southern Africa
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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.

12. Re- Advert Programme Officer – Industrial Policy – Job Grade 6

Purpose of the job

Provide policy guidance that facilitates the development and implementation of industrial policy in the SADC region.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Guide and support Member States in the development and implementation of industrial policies as may be required.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the following:
  • Development and implementation of guidelines for industrial policy design, regulatory and administrative structures in Member States
  • Review and development of a Model Industrial policy for the region
  • Development and implementation of a regional capacity building programme in the area of industrial policy (covering export development, SME development, diversification, competitiveness etc.)
  • Act in an advisory role to the Member States providing information and recommendation in relation to industrial policy operationalisation in the region
  • Undertake the following activities as part of programme implementation:
  • Procurement of consultancies and supervision of consultants
  • Resource mobilisation for programme implementation
  • Drafting of papers, concept notes, minutes of meetings, annotated agendas etc.
  • Promotion of the relevant SADC programme portfolio, pipeline, specific projects and programme impact
  • Organisation of relevant Technical & Policy Meetings & Workshops
  • Prepare documentation for relevant official SADC meetings and committees and technical papers for discussion and /or publication
  • Participate in SADC meetings and committees as required
  • Liaise with Conference Services unit for organisation of meetings as and when required
  • Engagement with or presentations to various stakeholders / audiences on relevant industrial policy issues
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of programmes/projects and preparation of M&E reports
  • Research relevant issues to inform regional industrial policy development and implementation:
  • Regularly collect data and information on industrial development status/profile in Member States, using primary and secondary research techniques
  • Co-ordinate research projects in the region
  • Analyse the data and information from the research commissioned
  • Regularly populate the regional database on industrial policy
  • Prepare data for publishing on the SADC website or for drafting of reports
  • Maintain effective contact with Member States in all industrial policy matters
  • Assist the Senior Programme Officer in the following:
  • Review, development and monitoring of relevant protocols
  • Development and implementation of a capacity building strategy for SMEs
  • Development of the strategic and annual plans and programmes/projects
  • Development and implementation of industry programmes / projects
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of Summit, Council of Ministers, sectoral Ministers’ decisions and industry programmes/projects and preparation of M&E reports
  • Research and adopt best practices in own specialised area of work, and maintain high level of knowledge in order to effectively undertake the duties of the post
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervising officer.

Qualifications And Experience

Position Requirements

  • A Masters in Economics, Industrial Economics or a related area from a recognised institution.

Specialised knowledge

  • Industrial policy design and planning
  • Value chains training
  • Knowledge of the region's economic and business environment as well as both private and public sector operations
  • Understanding of industry and industry related issues
  • Knowledge of the political environment and its influence on industrial development in the region
  • Knowledge of industrial policy frameworks
  • Proficient in the use of computers and computer software relevant to the position


  • At least 7-10 years working in an Industrial Policy, planning and development Environment with emphasis on regional industrial policy.

Skills Requirements

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation, networking and relationship building skills
  • Organisational skills (planning, budgeting, time management, work prioritisation)
  • Research, analytical and problem-solving skills


  • Capable of maintaining quality whilst working under pressure and adhering to deadlines
  • Conceptual and practical thinking
  • ustomer focused
  • Decisive
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and largely unsupervised
  • Demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas in an international or multi-cultural environment
  • 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.  

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