Employment Opportunities at NEPAD



The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post of Country Operations & Partnerships Coordinator, Tanzania-Mozambique
As a partnership platform, Grow Africa helps the companies, governments and other partners collaborate in support of Africa’s agricultural transformation. This work includes facilitating information flows that foster mutual accountability and improve priority setting; thereby enabling partners to better address constraints within the business environment, whilst increasing their development impact. Grow Africa seeks a relationship/project manager to coordinate this work as country operations and partnerships mostly with private sector. The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  1. Grow Africa’s in-country presence and impact – increase Grow Africa’s in country presence and impact by proactively engaging with the private sector (farmers, domestic companies, international companies, national private sector coordination platforms), public sector (government, development partners) and civil society and any other key stakeholders that have an interest in promoting responsible and sustainable investment in African agriculture
  2. Country roadmap – develop a rolling roadmap of key objectives and milestones in-country, including defining specific support services to be provided by Grow Africa. Assist country stakeholders to execute the roadmap and ensuring Grow Africa delivers agreed support.
  3. Domestic and international Letter of Intent (LoI) companies – develop strong relationships with LoI companies to understand the investment barriers they face and supporting their efforts to connect with sustainable and responsible business models, technical expertise and sources of finance. Perform the annual LoI company stocktake.
  4. Multi-stakeholder platform engagement – convene and promote cross-sector Public-Private-Partnership platforms to address systemic and entrenched barriers to accelerating private sector investment. Convene partners around innovation, lobbying, and problem-solve to help companies overcome common challenges such as access to finance, harnessing ICT, and delivering responsible investments.
  5. Value chain partnerships – support selected priority value chain development as a focused approach to unlocking accelerated agribusiness investments
  6. New Alliance – liaise with New Alliance representatives in country and adopt a joint approach to engagement with key stakeholders. Participate in country cooperation agreement (CCA) reviews.
  7. Grow Africa Investment Forum – support LoI companies, farmer organisations and country delegations to participate at the annual Grow Africa Investment Forum
  8. Responsible and inclusive investment practices – promote internationally recognised standards in responsible and inclusive investment with LoI companies and farmer organisations, especially with respect to land tenure and ownership
  9. National policy reform – strengthen the enabling environment for responsible and inclusive investment, including contributing private sector perspective to CAADP Joint Sector Review
  10. Government relations – Establish and develop strong working relationships with the government leaders that clearly align Grow Africa’s role in the country
  11. Grow Africa interventions and impact – support monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts across value chain initiatives and specific investments, and provide active support by linking companies to financial, commercial or technical partners. Undertake an annual review of progress, cumulating in the country chapter within Grow Africa Annual Report.
  12. Country Agribusiness Partnership Framework (CAP-F) – coordinate the implementation in Tanzania and Mozambique.
  13. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Required Skills and Competencies
  1. Demonstrated ability to engage at senior levels in business and development sector contexts, and to build trust-based relationships with senior-level executives.
  2. Experience in developing partnerships in the context of international development, including identifying partnership opportunities, brokering and cultivating relationships, designing partnership arrangements, facilitating partner negotiations, and formalizing partnerships.
  3. Experience in working with stakeholders across the public, private and non-profit sectors, and an existing network of contacts to draw upon with respect to public-private partnerships for development.
  4. Entrepreneurial mind set and ability to devise creative win-win solutions.
  5. Excellent negotiating skills, project management and organizational skills.
  6. Good understanding of African regional development context and fostering. mutual accountability and learning in support of cross-sector collaboration.
  7. Previous experience working with high-level, demanding clients, under pressure and against tight deadlines.
  8. Open and honest
  9. Recognizes and values the contribution of others
  10. Shows respect towards colleagues and seeks constructive feedback
  11. Contributes actively to a sustainable environment
  12. Takes full responsibility for his/her own actions
  13. Highly motivated and able to collaborate, swiftly establishing trust and rapport
Education and Experience:
Candidates must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Business Administration or any other related field. Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years of professional experience, within the public sector, multilateral institutions, and international non-governmental or similar organizations nationally, regionally and / or internationally, working on issues related to international development, private sector development, or another international development technical area (e.g, agriculture, climate change, education, health)
Application: To apply, please submit the following:
  1. A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.
  2. Detailed and updated curriculum vitae (CV), not exceeding five (5) pages and indicating your nationality, age and gender.
  3. Three (3) referees with good knowledge of the candidate’s work, furnishing full contact details, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses.
  4. Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.
Remuneration: Indicative basic salary of US$ 45,364.00 per annum plus other entitlements e.g. Post Adjustment (57% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($23,846.40 per annum), gratuity (15% of gross salary) in conformity with the rules and procedures applicable to internationally recruited staff of the African Union.
Applications must be received not later than Monday, 21 August 2017 and should be addressed to:
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
Private Bag X218 Midrand, 1685
Johannesburg, South Africa
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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