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New Era Newspaper - 20/06/2017 - Vol22 No218

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14 ADVERT VACANCY

14 ADVERT VACANCY Tuesday, June 20 2017 | NEW ERA MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, ARTS AND CULTURE MANAGEMENT CADRE DEPARTMENT FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION DIRECTORATE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION: CORPORATE PLANNING VACANCY Post Designation: Education Officer Grade 4 1 x Post: Windhoek Salary Scale: N$ 478 220x P-N$ 502 752 Housing Benefit: N$ 68 188-00 per annum Motor Vehicle Allowance Capital Costs: N$ 76 950 per annum Running Costs: N$ 25 751-00 per annum APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENTS: • An appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification on NQF L7 plus 5 years appropriate experience OR • An appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification on NQF L8 plus 3 years appropriate experience. SUPPLEMENTARY REQUIREMENTS: • Preference will be given to candidates with Master’s Degree in the following fields: Business Administration, Economics, Information and Communication Technology, Development Studies and Public Management. Knowledge in Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage. MAIN DUTIES ARE TO: 1.1. Compliance and interpretation of the Public Service Act, Education Act, Public Service Staff Rules and Regulations and other relevant Acts and Regulations. 1.2. Head an integrated development planning system/process and serve short and long term needs of the Ministry. 1.3. Deliver time bound results in the areas of planning, research and information management in support of the Ministry’s planning, policy and strategic formulation. 1.4. Development of Strategies: (a) (b) (c) (d) Coordination, development and communication of core strategies through to various departments and directorates. Overall oversight of strategic implementation. Alignment of Ministry’s strategies with national strategic frameworks, policies and plans. Coordination, development and monitoring of Annual Plan’s implementation. 1.5. Integrated Planning: (a) (b) (c) Coordination of strategic planning and development of medium term plans. Short term planning through effective business planning processes, service delivery and budget implementation plans. Development and management of the reporting mechanisms. 1.6. Take a lead in the coordination of the development of integrated strategic planning activities of the Ministry as a corporate body. 1.7. Coordination and development of medium and long term plans of the Ministry ensuring MoE annual plans are properly coordinated, developed, implemented and monitored. 1.8. Effective coordination and management of donor support and development assistance to education. 1.9. Supervision and coordination of the function of policy analysis and research within the Ministry and provide timely advise to effect necessary policy reviews. 1.10. Carry out policy analysis against the Ministry strategic objectives of quality, equity and efficiency. 1.11. Coordination and development of medium and long term plans of the Ministry. 1.12. Overseeing the financial planning function of the Ministry including foreign aid coordination. 1.13. Coordination of regional and national education planning needs and incorporating such needs into the Ministry’s development budget. 1.14. Coordinating a geographical information system including data collection, managing and analysis through effective regional coordination and provide policy advice. 1.15. Coordination, preparation and management of the capital budget including the production of timely reports on the capital budget implementation and ensuring the production of monthly reports for each of the projects. 1.16. Coordination of capital projects planning for institutions of higher learning and statutory bodies supported by the Ministry. 1.17. Plan, coordinate and manage foreign assistance to education and produce timely reports. 1.18. Liaise effectively with relevant government and non-government organizations and teacher’s union to ensure effective consultation towards effective partnership in education. 1.19. Evaluate performance of subordinates. 1.20. Ensure that the attendance register of the Division is completed on a daily basis. 1.21. Any other work related duties assigned by the supervisor. Enquiries: Ms. Adelheid M. Awases: 061 293 3334 Ministry of Education, Arts & Culture Human Resource Officer Private Bag 13186 Windhoek OR Hand delivered to: Ministry of Education, Arts & Culture Government Office Park, Luther Street Human Resource Office, 2nd Floor East Wing, Room No. 275 Career Opportunities at the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture VACANCY DEPARTMENT FORMAL EDUCATION DIRECTORATE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, DIVISION: CURRICULUM RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, SUB-DIVISION: EUROPEAN LANGUAGES 1. Post Designation: Chief Education Officer Grade 5 1 x Post: NIED (Okahandja) Salary Scale: N$ 400 001x P-N$ 478 220 Minimum Requirements: • An appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification on NQF L7 plus 5 years appropriate experience OR • An appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification on NQF L8 plus 3 years appropriate experience. Supplementary Selection Requirements: • A minimum of 3 years teaching experience in NSSCO/H external in First Language English. • Experience in the marking of NSSCO/H external examinations in English. • Teaching experience in any of the European language as foreign languages (French, German or Portuguese) or second language (English or Afrikaans) will be an added advantage. 2. Post Designation: Senior Education Officer Grade 6 1 x Post: NIED (Okahandja) Salary Scale: N$ 328 139 x P-N$ 392 158 Minimum Requirements: • An appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification on NQF L7 plus 5 years appropriate experience OR • An appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification on NQF L8 plus 3 years appropriate experience. Supplementary Selection Requirements: • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in HSSCO/H German First Language or German Foreign languages. • Experience in syllabus development, in-service training of teachers and development of teaching and learning materials will be an added advantage. • A valid driver’s license. Enquiries: Mr. P Simalumba, Tel: 062 509020 Ministry of Education, Arts & Culture Human Resource Officer Private Bag 13186 Windhoek OR Hand delivered to: Ministry of Education, Arts & Culture Government Office Park, Luther Street Human Resource Office, 2nd Floor East Wing, Room No. 275 Closing date: 18 July 2017 Please Note: Racially disadvantaged persons, women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be Namibian Citizens and/or Public Servants (proof of citizenship), or SADC Citizens with a Namibian Work Permit. All foreign qualifications must be submitted with evaluation reports from Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA). Qualifications/transcripts not indicating the duration of the qualification must be accompanied with a testimonial testifying the duration e.g. 3 year qualification or student completed/passed 3 year qualification. An attractive range of benefits for permanent full-time staff members include a housing benefit, Transport Allowance, Pension Fund, Medical Aid Scheme, Social Security and ample Vacation and Sick leave, Certified copies of educational qualifications and a complete CV including history of employment must accompany application on Form 156043 and 156094 obtainable at all Government Offices as the contents of these will be used to determine suitability for further selection. Failure to complete all items on the application form for employment and not attaching the necessary documents will disqualify the application. Interested persons from designated groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Closing date: 18 July 2017 Please Note: Racially disadvantaged persons, women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be Namibian Citizens and/or Public Servants (proof of citizenship), or SADC Citizens with a Namibian Work Permit. All foreign qualifications must be submitted with evaluation reports from Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA). Qualifications/ transcripts not indicating the duration of the qualification must be accompanied with a testimonial testifying the duration e.g. 3 year qualification or student completed/passed 3 year qualification. An attractive range of benefits for permanent full-time staff members include a housing benefit, Transport Allowance, Pension Fund, Medical Aid Scheme, Social Security and ample Vacation and Sick leave, Certified copies of educational qualifications and a complete CV including history of employment must accompany application on Form 156043 and 156094 obtainable at all Government Offices as the contents of these will be used to determine suitability for further selection. Failure to complete all items on the application form for employment and not attaching the necessary documents will disqualify the application. Interested persons from designated groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

NEW ERA | Tuesday, 20 June, 2017 FARMERS FORUM Your weekly Agricultural Corner Deeds Office registers only few leaseholds Staff Reporter Windhoek Only a handful of leaseholds out of nearly 5,000 resettlement farmers are registered at the Deeds Office while already enjoying the privileges of the resettlement programme. A Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) case study notes remarkably slow process in issuing and registering leaseholds to use resettlement land as collateral for loans. The internationally funded study by the LAC in cooperation with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) under the theme ‘Leasehold as a vehicle for economic Development’ was released last week. The study mainly concentrates on the resettlement and small-scale farmers in the Oshikoto Region as this region is the most represented region in the country with regard to resettlement farms, Affirmative Action Loan Scheme (AALS) farms as well as small-scale farmers in the communal area. The objective of the study was to give inputs for a policy framework with regard to leasehold for especially resettlement farmers. According to the study the aim of the leasehold should be to comply with the basic principles of lease agreements in national context, and it furthermore should enable the holders thereof to take part in the mainstream of the economy and should be transferable. The process and the requirements for registration are relatively straightforward and transparent thus the study found that it should not be too difficult to register these leaseholds in a relatively short time frame. “The absence of land rental markets results in financial institutions not accepting registered leasehold as collateral for loans. It also prevents beneficiaries from accumulating livestock beyond a certain threshold, thus making it impossible to reach the livestock numbers needed to qualify for an AALS loan. Without the ability to trade lease agreements, such agreements have no economic value, but serve mainly to regulate the relationship between the state and the beneficiaries,” the study reads. The report further expresses concern that the subdivision of farms in the resettlement programme does not comply with the Act of Subdivision of Agricultural Land, Act No. 70 of 1970. It raises the question of “whether the present system of doing business is appropriate for smallholders”. It also notes that the low registration figures should be of concern to policymakers and implementers as they raise a number of questions which require critical analysis. In the 2009/10 financial year, for example, 160 lease agreements were signed and issued to beneficiaries “as a form of security”. In the following year the number declined dramatically to only 19 lease agreements issued with 28 pending. In 2012/13 the number rose again to 26 lease agreements. By mid-2016 a total of 264 lease agreements had been signed across the regions. The only reason for the refusal of beneficiaries to sign lease agreements with the then Ministry of Land and Resettlement (MLR), now Ministry of Land Reform, was that they “demanded that the infrastructure be fixed first”. The registration of leaseholds in the Deeds Office was even slower, with only six lease agreements over land allocated by April 2016. No mortgages were registered over these leases. This is a very low figure, bearing in mind that the MLR has resettled more than 5,000 beneficiaries. During the 2013/14 financial year, “the total number of 11 lease agreements were handed over to the Notary Public through the Attorney General’s Office for preparation and lodging in the Deeds Office”. The actual number of lease agreements issued and registered does not approximate the targets set for the strategic planning period 2013-2017. Over this period the MLR intended to grant a total of 620 notarial lease agreements. The findings suggest two major reasons for the lack of registration of leaseholds. Firstly, there seems to be a general lack of information about the process and requirements for registration among beneficiaries, implementing agencies and financial institutions. The second reason relates to financial, technical and other capabilities of the beneficiaries as well as the economic potential of the parcels, rather than the leasehold registration process itself, the report concludes. Green light shines for aquaponics nutrition and employment project Staff Reporter Windhoek Droughts in recent years and the apparent changes in climate are a driving force behind an exciting new agricultural project called Aquaponics for Improved Nutrition and Employment. Costing more than N million it has been launched by the Finnish Embassy in partnership with the Namibia Future Farming Trust (NFFT). Finnish Ambassador Anne Saloranta in highlighting the experiences and outcomes of the project says the recent droughts and climate change compel innovative solutions to mitigate climate change. “The combination of agriculture and hydroponics that creates the aquaponics system is indeed a perfect example of a new innovation in Namibia, adapting perfectly to the local environment and local needs,” she notes. The aquaponics project is funded through the embassy’s Fund for Local Cooperation under the priority area of “Promotion of inclusive green economy that creates employment”. This objective is in line with the Finnish government’s development policy and the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5), aiming at creating decent jobs while at the same time taking into account environmental sustainability in terms of energy and water efficiency. This project furthermore contributes towards improved nutrition and nutritional self-sustenance. Over the two years of the project’s existence, eleven aquaponics systems have been established in several locations and different settings in and around Windhoek. The project aims at eradicating malnutrition through a system that works well in dry and challenging weather conditions and is extremely innovative and suitable for Namibia, where water is scarce. One of the key values of the project has been to introduce aquaponics to communities. The system has been set up in several schools, such as Dagbreek and Moreson special schools, as well as Auas, Van Rhyn and Eros primary schools. In addition it is up and running at Photo: Contributed Work in progress… Finnish Ambassador Anne Saloranta and some of the guests at an aquaponics demonstration in Windhoek a fortnight ago. the City of Windhoek Olof Palme community garden and Windhoek Correctional Facility. Other sites in the Finnish-funded project include Penduka and the River Crossing lodge. “Having visited the Dagbreek site, I can say that running and maintaining the system requires training and takes time and commitment, but once the results start coming in, it is truly rewarding,” says Saloranta. The costs of establishing the system ranges from N,000 for a small unit for domestic use, up to N,000 for a more sophisticated system for commercial use and the prize thus depends on the size and the purpose for use. Saloranta also confirms that based on the good results in primary schools in the Windhoek area, she and her husband will sponsor an aquaponics system at a school in the north. Together with NFFT and its large network of NGO partners working with the youth in northern Namibia, they will identify a school that has an interest in the environment, agriculture and sustainable development.

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