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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) currently has fifteen Member States with a population of approximately 250 million people and a combined GDP of USD 467.3 billion (2006).  The overall objective of SADC is to achieve development and economic growth, which is to be attained through increased regional integration, built on democratic principles and equitable and sustainable development.

It is following this background that SADC Secretariat wishes to invite suitably qualified, experienced citizens of SADC to apply for the following positions tenable at its Headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana: 

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is made up of Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Job Grade

1Director Industrial Development and Trade        22Director Infrastructure and Services        23Director -  Internal Audit & Risk Management24Director - Finance, Investment & Custom25Director - Gender, Social & Human Development        26Director Food Agriculture and Natural Resources27Financial Controller – Grants/Contracts and Projects (SO)48Senior Officer Project Management Support49Senior Officer Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting410Senior Programme Officer – Customs411Senior Programme Officer – Meteorology412Senior Programme Officer Environment and Climate Change413Senior Programme Officer – Value Chains414Senior Officer Planning and Programming415Senior Officer Policy and Strategy Development416Senior Officer – Public Security417Senior Programme Officer Employment, Labour and Youth418Senior Programme Officer – Industrialization and Competitiveness419Re - Advertisement - Senior Procurement Officer420Programme Officer Gender Based Violence621Programme Officer – Clusters622Finance Officer – Grants/Contracts & Projects623Information Systems Officer x2624Officer Contracts, Asset Management, Property & Buildings725Programme Officer – Value Chains626Programme Officer – Monetary    627Programme Officer – Customs Procedures628Programme Officer Climate629Programme Officer Wildlife630Finance Officer - Treasury and Budget631Finance Officer - General Ledger632Webmaster633Legal Counsel634Programme Officer – Energy635Procurement Officer x2      736Internal Auditor    637Macroeconomic Surveillance Officer           638Procurement Officer - Ex-Ante739Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer640Programme Officer – Water641Planning and Budget Support Officer x2742Finance and Administration Officer – RPTC643Systems Super User6                                                                                       


The SADC Secretariat offers a competitive package for all the positions listed below.

Job Grade                Average Package per Annum

Job Grade 2              US$ 90, 828

Job Grade 4              US$ 81, 650 

Job Grade 6              US$ 72, 527

Job Grade 7              US$ 68, 726

Tenure of appointment

The appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for a period of four (4) years, renewable once for an equal period subject to satisfactory performance.

Submission of Applications

Closing Date: Applications must be submitted to the SADC National Contact Point in the following respective Member States not later than or on 31st May 2017:

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.

Only applicants, who meet the requirements of the SADC Secretariat and being considered for interview, will be contacted. Should you not hear from the SADC Secretariat within four weeks after the closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

For further details on the position that you want to apply for, job profiles and application form, refer to the SADC Website: www.sadc.int

More details can also be obtained from the National Contact Point in your respective country.

English Documents

English JOB ADVERT.pdf


English Application Form.pdf

French Documents

French JOB ADVERT.pdf


Application form - French.pdf

Portuguese Documents 

Portuguese JOB ADVERT.pdf


Application Form - SADC.pdf