The SADC Secretariat invites suitably qualified, experienced, innovative, result oriented and self-driven individuals who are citizens of Botswana to apply for the positions of Senior Secretary-Portuguese tenable at SADC Secretariat Headquarters.

Position: Senior Secretary – Portuguese

Main purpose of the job:  To provide administrative and secretarial services for the Conference Services Unit.
  • Typing, proof reading, referencing letters and filing
  • Filing, referencing and distributing Portuguese documents for SADC meetings
  • Routine office organization and management
  • Arranging and managing travel and related activities for the Unit
  • Making arrangements for interpreters, interpretation equipment and translators for servicing SADC meetings using a roster
  • Undertaking missions on SADC business as required
  • Participate in the servicing of official SADC meetings (Summit and Council, etc.)
  • Cambridge School Certificate or 5 GCE “O” Levels or equivalent;
  • Diploma in Secretarial Studies or its equivalent, and a minimum of 100 words per minute shorthand and 50 words per minute typing from a recognized Secretarial Training College
  • At least five (5) years practical experience as Senior Secretary Portuguese.
  • Computer literacy in Windows for Microsoft Word, Excel and Dbase.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Able to work in a team
  • Must have Sound public relations skills and be courteous
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • Have a good command of Portuguese and English Language
  • Ability to operate audio machines with Portuguese characters
  • Computer literacy including database management, word processing and spreadsheets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
Duration of Contract: Four (4) years                                   
Package: Grade 9, (US $ 30, 857 per annum)
Submissions: Interested applicants should forward their application Letters, CVs, SADC Application Form, Certified ID copies, Educational Certificates and names of three referees to the following address.
The Executive SecretaryATTENTION: Director HR and AdminSADC SecretariatP/ Bag 0095Gaborone, BOTSWANA  or e-mail to 
We regret to inform you that only short listed applicants will be communicated to.
Closing Date: 19th December, 2016 at or before 1630 hours.


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