SADC nationals: Senior Advisor (Disaster Risk Reduction)

South African Development Community (SADC)

Gaborone, Botswana 🇧🇼

Senior Advisor – DRR

Closing Date

Thu, 01/19/2023 – 12:00

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is vulnerable to a range of natural disasters and many disaster events affect several countries simultaneously. A regional approach to managing the risks is appropriate and necessary. The SADC Secretariat DRR Unit is mandated to strengthen the resilience of SADC economies and to take proactive preparedness measures to ensure accurate and timely early warning, response, rescue and recovery actions in order to minimise the loss of lives, disruption of livelihoods, damage to property and infrastructure, as well as the degradation of the environment and natural resources. The Unit focuses on developing capacity enhancement interventions for SADC Member States, assisting them to develop and implement the national DRR/DM strategies that are harmonized with the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP).

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fĂĽr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the SADC Secretariat’s Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Unit through the SADC/GIZ Project “Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM)” funded by the German Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ). The objective of GIDRM is to build capacities and skills of selected decision-makers and regional organizations and initiatives in Southern Africa and other global regions to enable the use of risk-informed development (RID) principles taking into account context-specific fragility factors. To address the complex nature of risks and safeguard sustainable development, the GIZ through its Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM), aims at strengthening risk governance and risk-informed development (RID) in the region.

The Secretariat is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Advisor – DRR to enhance its capacity to deliver on its mandate. The Secretariat is therefore inviting suitably qualified and experienced citizens of SADC to apply for the position tenable at its Headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana:

PositionGradeAverage package per month (US$)
Senior Officer – DRR483,544

The duration of the appointments is ten (10) months.

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.

Interested and qualified individuals are encouraged to submit applications saved as a single PDF file clearly labelled the position being applied for on the subject line to: not later than 19 January 2023 addressed to;

The Executive Secretary

ATT: Director HR & Admin

SADC Secretariat

P/ Bag 0095


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

Applications received through any other sources will not be considered.

Detailed Job description and SADC Application form attached for reference

File Attachment

English Job Profile – Senior Advisor-DRR.pdf170.14 KB
Portuguese Job Profile-Senior Advisor-DRR.pdf170.58 KB
French Job Profile – Senior Advisor-DRR.pdf259.44 KB
SADC Application Form -English_0.doc187 KB
SADC Application Form – PT_0.doc186.5 KB
SADC Application forms – French_0.docx63.16 KB





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