Secretary General at SADC Parliamentary Forum



Position                       : Secretary General

Duty Station                : Windhoek, Namibia

1.0. Job Summary

The SADC Parliamentary Forum is a regional organization of 14 Parliaments of the Southern Africa Region, whose role is to serve as the voice of Parliamentarians on regional matters, and to promote regional cooperation and integration. Pursuant to the resolution of the SADC PF 44th Plenary Assembly on the 4th December, 2018 in Maputo, Mozambique, to recruit the Secretary General for the SADC Parliamentary Forum, for the period 1st July, 2019 to 30th June, 2024, the SADC PF hereby requests for applications for the position, from suitable candidates, through its Members of Parliament.

2.0. THE JOB:

2.1       The Secretary-General as the Chief Executive Officer of the SADC Parliamentary Forum, shall be responsible for its corporate development, initiating new directives, as well as managing and co-ordinating the activities of the SADC PF subject to the general direction of the Executive Committee.

2.2.      The Secretary-General is the Secretary to the Plenary Assembly, as well as other policy organs, and shall provide advice to the Plenary Assembly, the President, the Executive Committee and the policy organs on procedure and any other related matters.

2.3.      The Secretary-General shall coordinate the overall business and is the custodian of the journals and records of the Plenary Assembly, and shall ensure the timely dissemination of records and implementation of resolutions.

2.4       The Secretary-General, as the head of the Secretariat is responsible for ensuring effective day to day operations, protecting the integrity of the Secretariat and managing the staff. In this context, the Secretary General is expected to provide effective professional and managerial leadership in the development and implementation of internal corporate, financial, administrative and human resources management strategies, policies and plans.

2.5       The Secretary-General shall be primarily responsible for the public representation of the SADC PF and promoting its aims and objectives.

2.6       The Secretary-General shall be responsible for maintaining relations with Member Parliaments and the host government, and for providing necessary advice and guidance as may be appropriate for ensuring the effective participation of the membership in the affairs of the SADC PF.

2.7       The Secretary General shall perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the President.


3.1       The post holder shall be a citizen of a Southern African Development Community Member Country subject to rotation as indicated at 5.0 above;

3.2       Be a holder of at least a minimum of a relevant Master’s degree, including a good first degree from reputable universities;

3.3       Must have a minimum of 10 years proven relevant experience in top managerial positions in reputable organisation/s. Parliamentary experience is not a necessity but will be an added advantage; and

3.4       Must be 55 years old or younger, as at 1st July, 2019.

3.5       SADC PF is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, with the requisite experience, are strongly encouraged to apply.


4.1       Applications must be made through The Clerk to the National Assembly of Lesotho

                                                                       P.O. BOX 190

                                                                       Maseru 100


4.2       Candidates are required to submit the following with their applications:

(i)         Four (4) copies of the Curriculum Vitae detailing the requisite qualifications and experience, and demonstrating suitability for the job;

(ii)        At least 3 referees with contact details;

(iii)       A brief statement of the candidate’s vision for the SADC PF and the strategies for achieving this. The statement should not be more than 2 pages on A4 paper size;


The closing date for submission of applications is 15th February, 2019.

Applications should be hand delivered  to: The office of Human Resources National Assembly, New Parliament Building, top Mpilo Hill.

NB   For more information contact the Human Resources [email protected] (+266) 22 323 035