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A. Background

The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) is a subsidiary organisation of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). It was established in 2010 and started its full operations in 2013. CCARDESA has a mandate of coordinating agricultural research and development in the SADC region and contributing to better food security and livelihoods in the region.

B. The Administrative Assistant/Secretary will be responsible for the following:

  • Organizing meetings and appointments for Heads of Department with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assisting in management of stationery store and assets register.
  • Assisting in performing various administrative duties of the Secretariat.
  • Providing administrative and Secretarial services to the Executive Director;
  • Attending to visitors and communication under the office of the Executive Director
  • Filing and maintaining physical and electronic records at the Secretariat
  • Providing professional services during workshops and meetings
  • Making travel arrangements for the Executive Director, Board members and workshop participants
  • Maintaining the diary of the Executive Director and managing his/her appointments
  • Performing any other related duties periodically assigned by superiors.

C. Minimum qualifications and experience

  • Must have completed secondary school
  • Botswana citizen or legal resident
  • Have prior experience in Secretarial / administrative position or similar type of job and at least 3 years in an administrative or support role or related area
  • Have worked for at least five years for sub-regional or regional or international organisations
  • good general computer literacy, a high-level competency in Microsoft Office software applications and in handling web-based management systems
  • excellent communication skills and fluency in spoken and written English
  • good team player with strong interpersonal skills

D. Duty Station

The successful candidate will be based at CCARDESA headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana.

E.    Remuneration

A very attractive remuneration package shall be offered to the successful candidate.

F.    Gender Mainstreaming

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


G. Closing date

Deadline for receipt of application letters is Friday, 31 January 202016:30 hours
Only applicants who meet the requirements of the CCARDESA Secretariat and being considered for interview, will be contacted.

Closing Date:
Friday, January 31, 2020 – 16:30

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