Job Vacancy Opened at SASPEN | How to Apply

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Job Vacancy Opened at SASPEN for Application | How to Apply.

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SASPEN Job Vacancy Application Instruction.

The SASPEN recruitment is opened for the below positions available. All Eligible and Interested applicants may apply online for the available vacancies before the recruitment application deadline as published on


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Details of SASPEN Vacancy Positions & How to Apply.


The Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (SASPEN), is a non-profit loose alliance of stakeholders, scholars and consultants who engage with social protection, promoting fostering, expanding and improving social protection in the SADC region and beyond. SASPEN is a network structure that links social protection experts and institutions with each other. Activities of the network include country workshops, international conferences, seminars, publications, joint research and dissemination of information.

SASPEN seeks to engage a Programme Officer to support program implementation at the secretariat by March 2021. Under the direct supervision of the Network Coordinator, the Programme Officer will be responsible for providing program operations and management support, including annual work plans, budget development, and monitoring. S/he is expected to work independently with limited supervision.

Terms of Reference/Duties of Programme Officer

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and monitoring annual work plans and budgets, as well as associated
    deliverables and results/outputs.
  • Prepare and disseminate project-related reports and documents, including subcontract scopes of work and progress updates.
  • Prepare project contract documents (honorariums, subcontracts, sub-agreements, purchase orders, and Memoranda of Understanding) as requested;
  • Oversee all travel for SASPEN events, and for SASPEN staff both domestic and international project-related travel processes. Seek any necessary approvals for travel.
  • Create and maintain the projects’ and assist with project-related information management
  • Work closely with the network coordinator to develop, monitor, track and analyse annual, quarterly and monthly expenditures compared to project budget. Ensure that project budget projections are accurate and expenditures are properly tracked
  • Organize international and national conferences, meetings, training and workshops held in SADC countries;
  • Contribute to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices.
  • Supports the advocacy work of the country office by compiling and synthesizing relevant background material for use in discussions and public events;
  • Carry out all other specific operational tasks for programme/ project implementation as requested.

Required Skills and Competences

  • A Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Business Administration or Public Administration from a recognised University.
  • At least 2 years relevant experience working in the public or private sector.
  • Working knowledge of social protection in the region
  • Great working knowledge of English is required.
  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office and internet.
  • Systematic, well-structured and efficient approach to work assignments.
  • Proven ability to work with a team under minimal supervision and being able to prioritize work and meet tight deadlines.
  • A cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment are needed.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • The post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Method of Application

If you meet the above requirements, send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. Do not attach copies of your certificates.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23rd February, 2021.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

SASPEN serves the right to re-advertise if suitable applicants are not found.

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