Multiple Positions – SADC at Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Closing Date : Fri, 06/28/2024 – 12:00


The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a regional economic community founded and maintained by countries in Southern Africa. It aims to further the socio-economic, political, and security cooperation among its Member States and foster regional integration in order to achieve peace, stability, and wealth. SADC currently has sixteen (16) Member States with a population of approximately 340 million and a combined GDP of US$720 billion.

The Secretariat is currently recruiting for various positions to enhance its capacity to deliver on the above mandate. The Secretariat is therefore inviting suitably qualified and experienced citizens of SADC to apply for the following positions tenable at its Headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana or as stated in the job advert:

1 Coordinator – SADC  Regional Counter Terrorism Centre (RCTC), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 4
2 Senior Programme Officer – Science, Technology and Innovation 4
3 Senior Programme Officer – Tourism 4
4 Senior Programme Officer – Health and Nutrition 4
5 Translator – Portuguese 6
6 Re-Advert – Programme Officer – Boundless Southern Africa 6
7 Officer – Research and Analysis – SADC Regional Counter Terrorism Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 6
8 Officer – Policy Coordination, Development & Response Generation – SADC Regional Counter Terrorism Centre (RCTC), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 6


The SADC Secretariat offers a competitive package for the positions as outlined below.

Job Grade            Average Package per Annum:

Job Grade 4            US$83,541

Job Grade 6            US$74,098

Tenure of appointment

All appointments for the above positions will be on a fixed term contract for a period of four (4) years, renewable twice for an equal period subject to:

  • satisfactory completion of 6 months’ probation;
  • satisfactory performance;
  • retirement age limit of 60 years; and
  • the continued need for the position.


The positions are open to qualified applicants who:

Are 52 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, 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 28 June 2024.

Applications should be accompanied by the following:

  • a cover letter stating the position that you want to be considered for and describing how your qualifications, experience, and competencies are relevant to the position;
  • not more than five (5) pages of 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.

Mainstreaming of People with Disability

SADC is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages and promotes employment for people with disabilities.

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.

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English Job Profiles – Eight Regional Positions (1).pdf 356.42 KB
English Job Advert – Eight Regional Positions_.pdf 98.23 KB
SADC Application Form -English.doc 203.5 KB

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