Secretary to The SADC Administrative Tribunal (SADCAT)

Application deadline date has been passed for this Job.
This job has been Expired

Secretary to The SADC Administrative Tribunal (SADCAT)

  • Post Date:March 30, 2022
  • Views 880
0 Applications
  • Offered Salary US$ 90, 828 per Annum
    Career Level Executive
    Qualification Degree
  • Experience 10-15 Years
    Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

REF: SADC/2/3/3/3


The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a regional economic community founded and maintained by countries in Southern Africa. It aims to further the socio-economic, political and security cooperation among its Member States and foster regional integration in order to achieve peace, stability and wealth. SADC currently has sixteen (16) Member States with a population of approximately 340 million and a combined GDP of US$720 billion.

The Secretariat is currently recruiting for the position to enhance its capacity to deliver on the above mandate. The Secretariat is therefore inviting suitably qualified and experienced citizens of SADC to apply for the following position tenable at its Headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana or as stated in the job advert:

Position: Secretary to The SADC Administrative Tribunal (SADCAT)
Job Grade: Grade 2
Remuneration: The SADC Secretariat offers a competitive package for all this position as outlined below.
Average Package per Annum: Job Grade 2 US$ 90, 828

Job Purpose:

This position will support the main functions of the SADC Administrative Tribunal. The SADC Administrative Tribunal’s role is to adjudicate on labour disputes between SADC employees and the SADC Secretariat in line with Council decision.

Main duties and responsibilities

SADCAT Secretary work shall involve extensive technical/Legal work, as well as secretarial functions. Amongst others, the proposed Secretary will: analyse cases and appeals brought before the Tribunal, provide “written technical advice” to the President of the Tribunal, act as custodian of all legal records and documentation, publicize annual reports of cases heard before the Tribunal, and prepare dossiers for each of the cases put before the Tribunal.

The incumbent will have the following specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain and manage the work of the SADCAT;
  • Analyze cases and appeals brought before the SADCAT and provide written technical advice where requested by the President for their consideration at proceedings before the SADCAT;
  • Provide assistance and guidance to the SADCAT on procedural issues;
  • Function as custodian of all legal records and documentation pertaining to the work of the SADCAT;
  • Publish annual Reports containing summarized information on the number and nature of cases heard before the SADCAT;
  • Transmit dossiers and other documentation to Judges relating to cases referred to them;
  • Receive applications instituting proceedings submitted to the SADCAT and related documentation of the case;
  • Receive responses to applications and transmit them to Staff members;
  • Ensure all applications are properly filed in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of SADCAT;
  • Make all notifications required in connection with cases before the SADCAT;
  • Prepare a dossier for each case recording all actions taken in connection with the case; the dates thereof, and the dates on which any document or notification forming part of the procedure are received in or dispatched from the Secretary’s office;
  • Prepare documents recording the outcome of the SADCAT’s proceedings. Attend hearings and meetings of SADCAT as may be instructed by the President;
  • Prepare and keep the minutes of these hearings and meetings as may be instructed by the President;
  • Carry out any other tasks assigned by the President.

Position requirements


  • Post-graduate qualification in Law or equivalent qualification.


  • Minimum 10 years legal working experience of which 5 years is in litigation and additional experience in Labour law and Contract law shall be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies

  • General knowledge of law
  • Knowledge of international labour law
  • Legal analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) skills
  • Legislative drafting skills
  • Research, policy analysis and development
  • Organizational skills
  • Communication and networking
  • Advocacy skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Management experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize and motivate others
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.

Language requirement

  • Proficiency in one of the SADC official working languages (English, Portuguese, French).
  • Knowledge of other more than one official working languages would be an added advantage


Tenure of appointment

All appointments for the above position will be on a fixed term contract for a period of four (4) years, renewable once for an equal period subject to:

  • satisfactory completion of 6 months’ probation;
  • satisfactory performance;
  • retirement age limit of 60 years; and
  • the continued need for the position.


The position is open to qualified applicants who:

  • Are 50 years old or younger. This requirement is based on the Organization’s need to recruit staff who can serve for a reasonable period of time before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 60 years.
  • Are from the following eligible Member States: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Applications should be accompanied by the following:

  • a cover letter stating the position that you want to be considered for and describe how your qualifications, experience and competencies are relevant to the position;
  • a five (5) page updated curriculum vitae;
  • certified copies of your degree(s), Diploma(s) and Certificate(s); and
  • duly completed SADC Application Form.

Should you be shortlisted, you will be required to produce evidence of educational and professional qualifications supporting your application, on the day of your interview.

Gender Mainstreaming

SADC is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from female candidates.

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 two months after the closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

Closing Date and Submission of Applications:

Applications must be submitted to the SADC National Contact Point of the eligible Member States not later than or on 31st March 2022.

For further details on the position that you want to apply for, job profiles and SADC Application Form, refer to the SADC Website:

All correspondence should be addressed to the Executive Secretary

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

Recruitment will be carried out as follows:

  • Publication of the advertisement: 14-31 March 2022
  • Screening of applications by Member States: 4 April – 08 April 2022
  • Submission of applications to the Secretariat: 12 April 2022
  • Translation: 18-22 April 2022
  • Screening and Selection by the Secretariat: 21-25 April 2022
  • Interviews: 9-10 May 2022
  • Assumption of duties: 1 July 2022

For more information, please contact Ms. Nonhlanhla Nkambule or Ms. Blessing Mapeture at [email protected] or [email protected]

The following is the National Contact Point of respective SADC Zimbabwe:

Ambassador Raphael Tayerera Faranisi
Chief Director, Multilateral Affairs
Ministry of Finance Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade