Vacancy announcements

[OPEN] Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF)

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The Namibia Nature Foundation is currently looking to fill the following vacancies: -

  • 1* Senior Accountant;
  • 1* Senior Project Coordinator;
  • 1* Fisheries Development Officer - Community Fisheries Programme;
  • 1* Project Trainee - Community Fisheries Programme;
  • 1* Project Trainee - CBRN Programme; and
  • 1* Admin Assistant.

More information and detailed job descriptions and application instructions can be downloaded from the NNF website https://www.nnf.org.na/index.php/work-with-us.html

Applications close on Monday the 27th of September 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The NNF reserves the right to modify job adverts or not make an appointment.

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[CLOSED] Social Worker, Society for Family Health (SFH)

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Position: Social Worker
Location: Osire Refugees Settlement
Closing Date: 30th August 2021
Requirements: 

  • A University Degree in Social Work, Community Development, Gender and Development Studies or another related area of study.
  • At least 2 years of working experience in the field of Social Work.
  • Ability to take initiative, plan and monitor activities flow and outcomes.
  • Capacity to manage difficult work situations.
  • Analyse, interpret and solve difficult problems in diverse cultures.
  • Prior experience working with NGOs will be an added advantage.

Link to the full vacancy announcement: https://www.civic264.org.na/images/pdf/Social-Worker-Vacancy-1.docx
Link to the newspaper advert: https://www.civic264.org.na/images/pdf/Society_for_Fam_Health_3187_10x3.pdf

 

[CLOSED] Accountant, Women's Leadership Centre (WLC) Namibia

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Position: Accountant
Location: Windhoek
Closing Date: Friday, 13th August 2021
Requirements: 

  • Degree in Financial Accounting or related field
  • Experience in financial accounting for an NGO
  • Proficiency in excel, pastel and e-filling
  • Communication and writing skills in English
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Professional work ethics, sound organisational skills, personal integrity, reliable, honest, self-disciplined
  • Team player, good communication and networking skills
  • Planning, time management, ability to work to deadlines

Link to the advert:  https://www.civic264.org.na/images/pdf/WLC_AD_ACCOUNTANT.pdf

[CLOSED] Re-advertisement - Social Worker, SOS Children’s Village Namibia

Position: Social Worker 
Location: Tsumeb
Closing Date: Tuesday, 10th August 2021
Requirements: 

  • A Degree in Social Work or Social Science
  • Valid Driver’s License (2 years experience)
  • Must be appointed as a designated Social Worker according to the Child Care and Protection Act No 3 of 2015.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Five (5) years’ work experience in a relevant field.
  • Willing to travel locally.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with children.
  • Must be registered with the Health Professions Council of Namibia.

Link to the advert:  https://www.civic264.org.na/images/pdf/ADVERT_-_SOCIAL_WORKER_TSUMEB.pdf

[CLOSED] Youth Leader, SOS Children’s Village

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 30 July 2021
Position Title: Youth Leader
Working location: SOS Children’s Village – Tsumeb
Supervisor: Village Manager

PURPOSE: The Youth Leader is responsible for guiding the SOS Youth (within the Village and the Youth home) towards independence so that when they leave the care of SOS they shall be self-sufficient contributing members of the society. In achieving this, the Youth Leader should be seen as a peer and a role model providing advice, guidance, support and a positive example to the youth in their development from adolescence to adulthood.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Diploma in Youth / Community Development
  • At least 3- 5 years’ previous experience in child/youth quality care
  • Work experience in education, social work or community development is desired
  • Work experience with adolescents’ is desired
  • Work experience in the national/local environment is desired
  • Good knowledge of child, youth, family and community development
  • Good knowledge of national child care legislation and child’s rights
  • Strong and highly effective interpersonal, listening and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrates a high level of empathy/emotional intelligence particularly working with young people and adolescents
  • Understanding and knowledge of subjects relating specifically to the care of adolescents (e.g. sexual health, HIV/Aids, relationships)
  • Ability to work in a busy and pressurized environment
  • High level of personal responsibility and integrity
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the local and national culture and background
  • ICT skills including working knowledge of Microsoft tools
  • Ability to present professionally and effectively both on 1:1 and large groups basis.
  • Driver’s license

Interested persons should send their detailed CVs including present position with three (3) contactable references and supporting documentation to:

Magret Kamati at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 061-222457

Please note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and no documents will be returned. Police Clearance will be required for shortlisted candidates only.

Read/Download the full vacancy announcement from the SOS Children’s Village by clicking here.

[CLOSED] Young Professionals Programme 2021, Namibia National Commission for UNESCO

Candidates must apply via their respective National Commission. The Namibia National Commission for UNESCO will submit a maximum of 15 qualified candidatures to the UNESCO Headquarters (HRM) who will do the final selection. Please submit a detailed CV ON OR BEFORE 30 JULY 2021 to the Secretariat of the Namibia National Commission for UNESCO, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and copy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For any further enquiries, you may contact the Secretary-General/Director, Rod April at +264 81 144 4891 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to read/download the full 'Young Professionals Programme 2021' document.

[CLOSED] Advocacy Officer, AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA)

Established in 2003, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) is a regional partnership of civil society organisations working together in 18 countries in southern and east Africa to promote the rights to bodily autonomy and integrity for the realisation of in order to reduce inequality, especially gender inequality and promote health dignity and wellbeing in southern and east Africa. The Regional office of ARASA is located in Windhoek, Namibia.

ARASA seeks to appoint a passionate, motivated, creative and innovative individual to fill the position of Programme Officer: Advocacy. Working with team members based in Windhoek, Cape Town and Kampala, and reporting to the Programmes Lead, key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Spearheading the development and implementation of creative regional advocacy campaigns and activities to promote the rights to bodily autonomy and integrity, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), particularly for marginalised people in Southern and East Africa;
  • Supporting the development and implementation of national advocacy campaigns related to bodily autonomy and integrity, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights;
  • Monitoring and responding to developments in the rights to health, bodily autonomy and integrity with a focus on HIV, TB and sexual and reproductive health and rights policy and practice in Southern and East Africa;
  • Coordinating the development of information resources and products including position papers, policy briefings, presentations and other evidence-based advocacy materials needed to achieve ARASA's capacity strengthening and advocacy goals;
  • Undertaking legal and policy analysis to inform advocacy campaigns;
  • Leading ARASA’s engagement with regional and international human rights mechanisms, including but not limited to the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights and the Universal Periodic Review processes;
  • Conducting training and skills development on advocacy and law/policy analysis for ARASA’s partners and other civil society organisations in the region;
  • Representing ARASA at regional and international fora and fostering / maintaining strategic partnerships with key actors to achieve ARASA's strategic plan and advocacy goals;
  • In collaboration with the Communications Officer, leading ARASA’s social media campaigning and maintain a presence in the media;
  • Supporting the implementation of ARASA's organisational policies, strategies and plans; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

ARASA is looking for a highly motivated and innovative critical thinker, with lots of creativity and initiative who is passionate about helping to solve Africa’s health and rights challenges. The ideal candidate will have a degree in law, human rights, communications, public health or a related field. In lieu of a degree, we will accept at least five (5) years’ experience working on human rights advocacy, preferably in the SRHR field (particularly on sexual orientation and gender identity/ HIV prevention, access to safe abortion or gender sector(s). A passion for creative activism and experience using social media and other technologies for advocacy is desired. Fluency in English is a prerequisite and knowledge of French, Portuguese or Kiswahili is desirable.

ARASA offers an attractive remuneration package, commensurate with experience. When the COVID-19 situation has stabilised, the successful candidate must be able to travel extensively.

Interested and qualified candidates who match the profile are invited to submit their CV and letter of interest as well as a sample of recent advocacy-related writing to the Director Felicita Hikuam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and copy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Suitably qualified candidates who are young women, people living with HIV or from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, sex work and drug user communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date for applications is Friday 16 July 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

[CLOSED] Study Abroad Program Coordinator (Namibia), Augsburg University

Augsburg University’s Center for Global Education and Experience (Augsburg CGEE) invites applications for a Study Abroad Program Coordinator, with a proposed start date in mid-August 2021.  This position is located in Windhoek, Namibia.

Due Date: 5 July 2021

JOB DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this job is to teach courses and assist in the development and implementation of semester-long academic programs and short-term seminars for U.S. university students who are traveling to Namibia and other areas of Southern Africa for the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. This job reports to the Southern Africa Site Director, who is based in Windhoek.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities for Semester-Long Programs

  • Teach 2 of the 3 following courses:
    • The Politics of Development in Southern Africa
    • Political and Social Change in Southern Africa
    • Internship Placement & Seminar
  • Provide necessary planning for courses, including creation of appropriate bibliographies and syllabi.
  • Complete course evaluation, grading, and administrative tasks related to course offerings.
  • Occasionally travel to the United States to promote program with prospective students.

Responsibilities for Short-Term Seminars

  • Short-term seminars usually span 2 to 4 weeks and are customized to fit the educational topics and goals of each student group.
  • Design, set up, facilitate, and lead seminars in Namibia and South Africa as needed. Specific tasks include the following:
    • Selecting and ensuring a diversity of speakers and site visits that respond to each group’s interests;
    • Drafting a tentative itinerary to share with the university or organization that CGEE is creating the program for;
    • Arranging all the logistics, including language interpretation and on-call emergency support;
    • Arranging a time and place (with good Internet service) before the end of the program to debrief with the program participants and facilitate the completion of online evaluations;
    • Completing a trip leader report, final program schedule, and a post-trip letter to participants;
    • Completing financial reporting for the Southern Africa Site Director and the Augsburg University home office in Minneapolis.
  • Work with the Regional Coordinator of Customized Programs and Augsburg CGEE’s Minneapolis-based team to develop program samples and sample itineraries, as needed.

Student Life

  • Give advising and care to students, provide information about health and safety issues, and refer students to appropriate services in the event of a crisis.
  • Be on call for student emergencies.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred. If job candidate holds a bachelor’s degree only, must also have 5+ years of professional experience. (Experience studying in an international setting is an advantage.)
  • Experience in experiential and social justice education.
  • Knowledge of international education at the university level.
  • Ability to speak 2 or more languages preferred. (Knowledge or fluency in a Namibian language is an advantage.)
  • A valid driver’s license.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to travel for 1 to 3 weeks at a time within Namibia, to South Africa, and to the United States.

SALARY AND BENEFITS 

  • Medical aid
  • Contributions to Namibian state pension fund
  • Paid vacation and paid holidays
  • Tuition coverage for dependents’ attendance at Augsburg University

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

How To Apply

Qualified candidates may apply via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or deliver the applications at: The Center for Global Education and Experience, Simpson Street, No. 5, Windhoek West, Windhoek. Additional information can be obtained from the office of the Director, Mrs. Albertina Shifotoka-Mbango. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

 

[CLOSED] Adviser and Head of the Good Offices Section at the Commonwealth Secretariat

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1
Closing date: 5 July 2021

£88,447 p.a. + benefits

The Commonwealth Secretariat seeks to appoint an Adviser and Head of the Good Offices Section in our Governance and Peace (GPD) Directorate. The Governance and Peace Directorate (GPD) is the lead directorate in the Secretariat’s high-profile programme for the promotion of democracy and good governance in the Commonwealth.  Its work ranges from monitoring and analysis of political developments and the preparation of briefings, to the organisation of election observation and the provision of technical assistance.  The division works closely with the Secretary-General, providing advice and support on all political issues, and particularly in her Good Offices role. The work is often of great sensitivity and to demanding time-frames.

The Good Offices Section coordinates activities undertaken by the Commonwealth Secretariat to implement the Secretary-General’s ‘Good Offices for Peace’ work which is aimed primarily at enhancing peace and democracy through conflict prevention and political dispute mitigation and resolution.

Reporting to the Secretary-General through the Senior Director, the post-holder leads the Division’s support for the Secretary-General’s ‘Good Offices for Peace’ work. This principally entails identifying, organising and supporting the deployment of high-level envoys on behalf of the Secretary-General, while enhancing peace and democracy through conflict prevention and political dispute mitigation and resolution. The post-holder provides expert technical advice on dispute resolution. The post-holder also either organises and manages or contributes to the provision of relevant capacity-building in member states.

The job requires sound political judgement and sensitivity, effective diplomatic, negotiating and management skills; and when required, working long hours and under pressure in challenging situations.

The Good Offices Section currently draws on the wider resources of the Political office in carrying out its role.

Responsibilities of the Adviser and Head of the Good Offices Section includes (but is not limited to):

  • Managing the Good Offices Section, ensuring that its agreed contributions to the Secretariat’s strategic outcomes are achieved on time and within budget, and that Section staff are motivated and achieving performance expectations; 
  • Provides advice to the Senior Director and Secretary-General on situations in which the Secretary-General’s Good Offices may be introduced in order to mitigate political tension and promote the Commonwealth’s fundamental political values;
  • Coordinates the organisation of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG), ensuring in particular that all Secretariat inputs to CMAG deliberations are comprehensive, intersectional, and properly coordinated; CMAG members receive appropriate briefings on time; and, post-meeting reporting and follow-up action is advanced in timely and coordinated fashion;
  • Contributes to the ongoing development and understanding of contemporary Secretariat practices in conflict and dispute mitigation, prevention and resolution. This includes preparing speeches, policy papers and briefing materials for the Secretary-General and other senior Secretariat staff as necessary;
  • Adhere to the Gender Equality values of the Commonwealth as enshrined in the Charter and Secretariat’s Gender Equality Policy; and
  • Perform any other duties that may be required from time to time.

Please refer to the Job Description for full details of the responsibilities of this position. 

To be considered, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Attained a post graduate degree or other advanced qualification in a relevant subject such as law, political science or international relations;
  • A doctoral degree in a relevant area is an added advantage;
  • At least ten years’ experience in at a senior level in preventive diplomacy and political negotiation;
  • Experience of working/consulting in political or diplomatic environments is an added advantage;
  • Experience in research, publishing, and speech writing on issues related to preventive diplomacy and political negotiation;
  • Experience in an international context in managing and leading a diverse team involved in sensitive issues such as conflict prevention, resolution and post-conflict capacity-building;
  • Significant policy formulation experience in an international context will be an added advantage;
  • International media interview appearances will be an added advantage.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.  We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

Apply online 
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[CLOSED] Recruitment of National Experts for the Project "Tackling Skills Mismatch in Sub-Saharan African Countries"

IIEP-UNESCO Dakar is looking for four (4) national experts to support the development of four pilot country studies as part of the project "Tackling skills mismatch in Africa: A methodological toolkit for assessing and anticipating skills needs". The national experts will be recruited as soon as possible for a period of at least five months, extending to December 2021 (32 estimated days of effective work). Only residents from Benin, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia are eligible. Interested candidates must submit their application with the requested information before 23 June (midnight Dakar time) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, please consult the terms of reference.  

Below are the terms of reference:

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[CLOSED] New Vacancies at the African Union Commission

Namibian nationals are invited to apply for the following new vacancies at the African Union Commission (AUC)

Deadline: 31 May 2021

Duty Station: Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Positions:

Director Peace Fund Secretariat
Director Economic Development Integration and Trade
Director Industrial Mining and Entrepreneurship
Director Ethics, Integrity & Standards
Director Partnerships Management and Resource Mobilization
Directorate Woman, Gender and Youth
Director of Citizens and Diaspora Organizations
Director Management Information Systems
Director of Medical and Health Services

Details at https://careers.au.int/

[CLOSED] Project Assistant (SRHR/HIV and SGBV), UNFPA Namibia

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Namibia, the leading UN organisation in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, has the following vacancy:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS ONLY OPEN TO NATIONALS OF NAMIBIA

Position: Project Assistant (SRHR/HIV and SGBV), Windhoek, Namibia, GS6
Duration: 2-year Temporary Appointment; renewable subject to performance and availability of funding
Duty Station: Windhoek, Namibia 

Closing Date: 7 May 2021

Visit the link to apply for this job: https://www.unfpa.org/jobs

UNFPA does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruitment process. Beware of fraudsters.

Click here to access the full vacancy announcement 

[CLOSED] RE-ADVERTISEMENT - ICT COORDINATOR, SOS Children’s Village Namibia

The ICT Coordinator contributes to the development of Children's Villages Namibia strategies and operations. S/He works closely with the management and the various national functions in providing technical and strategic advice on how to achieve operational efficiency, better support the programme implementation and bringing new innovations to the work of SOS Children's Villages Namibia.
Working Location: National Office (Windhoek)
Closing Date: 6 April 2021
Job from: SOS Children’s Village Namibia
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[CLOSED] Social Worker, SOS Children’s Village Namibia

The Social Worker is responsible for ensuring that the procedures for admission and departure of the children into and from SOS Children’s Village programmes are adhered to. S/he provides advice, guidance and support to the SOS Mothers and Caregivers, and works closely with them to plan appropriate programmes for the development of children and young people. The Social Worker must ensure that each child and young person receives appropriate care, education and health services.
Working Location: Tsumeb
Closing Date: 12 February 2021
Job from: SOS Children’s Village Namibia
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[CLOSED] Family Strengthening Coordinator, SOS Children’s Village Namibia

The Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator, in line with the “Vision, Mission, Values”, strategies, and policies of the organisation leads the planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Family and Community Development programme activities.
Working Location: Windhoek
Closing Date: 1 February 2021
Job from: SOS Children’s Village Namibia
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[CLOSED] Field Officer, SOS Children’s Village Namibia

Reporting to the Family Strengthening Program Coordinator, the Field Officer is responsible for all the fieldwork, within the Family Strengthening Program. He/she ensures that all the families and children are visited on monthly and on a quarterly basis.
Working Location: Windhoek
Closing Date: 1 February 2021
Job from: SOS Children’s Village Namibia
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[CLOSED] Youth Leader, SOS Children’s Village Namibia

The Youth Leader is responsible for guiding the SOS Youth (within the Village and the Youth home) towards independence so that when they leave the care of SOS they shall be self-sufficient contributing members of the society. In achieving this, the Youth Leader should be seen as a peer and a role model providing advice, guidance, support and a positive example to the youth in their development from adolescence to adulthood.
Working Location: Tsumeb
Closing Date: 1 February 2021
Job from: SOS Children’s Village Namibia
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[CLOSED] Secretary General, Namibia Red Cross Society 

The Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) is looking for a Secretary General to lead the organization in achieving its vision and the execution of its strategies. To implement the strategic goals and objectives of Namibia Red Cross Society by giving direction and leadership towards the achievement of the NRCS philosophy, vision, mission strategies under the direction of the board.
Working Location: Windhoek
Closing Date: 29 January 2021, 5pm
Job From: Namibia Red Cross Society
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