Job Title: PROGRAMMES MANAGER, NEPAD 1. DUTIES The duties of the Programmes Manager will include but not be limited to the following; Manage the conceptualization and formulation phases of new programmes and projects. Provide a coordination point for the various programmes and projects of the NEPAD ICT programme. Formulate and analyse proposals for structures that would secure the efficient organization and management of the Commissions activities across the continent. Develop and update the Commissions strategic plan as well as periodically monitoring its achievement. Provide contact with the NEPAD Secretariat, the African Union (AU), Regional Economic Communities (RECs), governments, other stakeholders and the public of NEPAD ICT programmes and projects. Prepare progress reports to the Executive Committee, the Steering Committee, the Heads of States and Governments Implementation Committee (HSGIC), funding partners and other stakeholders on projects and programmes. Develop promotional materials and write articles for publication on programmes and projects. Assist the Executive Deputy Chairperson in organizing and managing the programmes and projects of the Commission. 2. THE CANDIDATE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE The minimum qualification is a University degree in computer science, electrical engineering, telecommunications, or a business related field. Possession of a relevant Masters or higher qualification will be a definite advantage .The candidate should have at least ten (10) years experience in the project management ,five (5) years of which must have been at a senior level in industry, government or academia, preferably associated with information and communication technology (ICT). Relevant skills and experience in implementing large scale human development projects and managing a team of experts with different backgrounds within an international organization would be an advantage. The candidate must have solid experience in formulating programmes and projects. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES The candidate must demonstrate strong aptitude to develop and implement projects which require the consensus among diverse parties. The candidate will be a seasoned professional able to handle a senior and demanding position. The ideal candidate should be able to lead a multicultural and multi-skilled team. Ability to read, write and speak in fluent English and French is a requirement. Preference will be given nationals of African countries. APPLICATION DETAILS Applications should include: A motivation letter and a comprehensive curriculum vitae not exceeding five pages Three referees of standing with good knowledge of the candidates work, furnishing full contact details, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses. How To apply: Applications should be forwarded electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and copied to email@example.com marked for the attention of: Ms. Ella Kekana NEPAD Secretariat C/o Development Bank of Southern Africa CLOSING DATE The closing date for this position is strictly 07 December 2007. Please note that should you not hear from us within four weeks after the closing date, kindly consider your application to be unsuccessful.