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

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22 SPORT Tuesday, June 20 2017 | NEW ERA VACANCIES OUR VISION: To Enhance the Quality of Life of All our People SECTION ENGINEER: WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT: INFRASTRUCTURE, WATER AND TECHNICAL SERVICES BULK AND WASTE WATER DIVISION (online applications) Purpose of the Job: The position is responsible for the development, implementation, control and maintenance of Water Resources and Demand Management for the City. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: • Manage the Division and job activities of the staff members in the division; • Ensure proper water demand / resources management and control; • Responsible for sound aquifer management (abstraction and artificial recharge); and • Responsible for the implementation / maintenance of the Water Supply and Drainage Regulations for Pollution Control. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: B. Eng. / BSc. Eng. (Civil) / Bachelor of Technology (Civil Eng.) / B. Sc. Hons. (Hydrology, Geohydrology or Water Related Sciences). EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: A minimum period of four (4) years post registration experience with specialisation in Water Demand Management/ Water loss reduction. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Registration with the Engineering Council of Namibia as Professional or Incorporated Engineer, Pr. Sci. Nat or similar and Drivers License – Minimum Code B/BE PRE-APPOINTMENT TRAINING AS AN ADDED ADVANTAGE: Project Management, Engineering Contract Law and General Management. KNOWLEGDE OF: Water and waste water network infrastructure, water demand management, Water loss reduction, network modelling and pressure management, Procurement Regulations, Corporate Governance, Local Authority administration and management, water related products, new technology related to water and waste water systems, GEOMON (Aquifer Management), WADISO (water systems, hydraulics), relevant policies, procedures and legislation, management in water and wastewater systems (Engineering applications/background), application of Engineering and Management theories, Water Regulations, International and National Water Quality Guidelines, National water supply strategy and applicable reticulation or supply management technologies. SKILLS: Strong problem solving, good communication, excellent writing, Interpersonal, project management, decision making, planning, Computer literacy, management, contract management, report writing, presentation, analytical, financial, organisational and negotiation. SECTION ENGINEER: WATER RETICULATION (Online applications) The purpose of the job is to manage and establish procedures to maintain the potable water, irrigation water and wastewater reticulation systems of the City of Windhoek. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: • Manage the Water Reticulation Section; • Responsible for the maintenance of all potable water reticulation infrastructure; • Responsible for the maintenance of all waste water reticulation infrastructure; • Responsible for the maintenance of all irrigation water (semi-purified effluent) infrastructure; • Project Management; and General. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: BSc Eng. (Civil) or B. Eng. (Civil) / B. Tech / National Diploma in Civil Engineering with specialization in Network Maintenance / Civil construction for Water and Sewer Projects. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: A Degree with eight (8) years applicable post qualification experience or Diploma with ten (10) years applicable post qualification experience. LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Driver’s license and Registration as a Professional Engineer / Engineering Technician with the Engineering Council of Namibia - ECN (preferred). PRE-APPOINTMENT TRAINING AS AN ADDED ADVANTAGE: Management Development Programme, Maintenance Programmes and Scheduling, Project Management. KNOWLEGDE OF: Project Management, Contract Management, Maintenance Programmes and procedures, Operation procedures, Local Authorities Act and Relevant Regulations, Financial and Human Resources Management, Health and safety and logistics. SKILLS: Interpersonal, coordination, Writing, Integrity, Multi-tasking, Negotiation, Presentation, Analytical, Planning, Communication, Strategic thinking, Problem solving, Data evaluation and interpretation. ENGINEER: CONTRACT MANAGEMENT ROADS AND STORM WATER DIVISION (online applications) Purpose of the job: The purpose of the job is to manage contracts and projects and give advice on contractual matters. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: • Manage contracts; • Manage projects; • Evaluate tenders; • Give contractual advice to other divisions; • Control internal administrative processes; and • Supervise human resources. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: BSc (Civil Engineering); B.Eng. (Civil Engineering); B-Tech (Civil Engineering). EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: A minimum period of three (3) years after registration as an Incorporated/Professional Engineer with specialisation in contract management and project management. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Registration with the Engineering Council of Namibia as an Incorporated/Professional Engineer and a drivers license. PRE-APPOINTMENT TRAINING AS AN ADDED ADVANTAGE: Contract management and project management. KNOWLEDGE OF: Contractual procedures, Contractual claims procedures, Local Tender Board Regulations, Local Authorities Act; Engineering Professional Act; Model Form 1; Construction Contracts and Client/Consultant Form Agreement; Standard Specifications; Technical expertise of roads and other infrastructure construction methodologies. SKILLS: Contract management; evaluation of contractual claims; project management; evaluating consultant performance; supervision of consulting services; decision making; computer literacy e.g. project programing software; chairing site meetings & drafting minutes. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Register CV`s electronically, browse jobs and apply, on Council’s website, (Should you find it difficult to log on to the website, contact the following numbers: 061 290 2001/3032/3671). It is important to note that only applicants with the required qualifications will be considered for interview. Qualifications obtained from outside Namibia must be evaluated by NQA (Namibia Qualification Authority). Qualifying women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that original qualifications will be required before interviews are conducted and reference check (job background check) on short listed candidates is done with current supervisors. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to further competency assessment and maybe required to undergo medical fitness examination. Closing Date: 04 July 2017 Advert No: 36/2017 Photo: Nampa/AFP Need more time… Chile’s Spanish coach Juan Antonio Pizzi. VAR needs time – Chile coach Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi believes more time is needed for new technology to be understood after his team felt the positive and negative results of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system being tested at the Confederations Cup in Russia. In beating Cameroon 2-0 in their opener at the Spartak Stadium on Sunday, Chile had a ‘goal’ disallowed on the stroke of halftime in a contentious decision where the VAR decided Eduardo Vargas was offside when he scored. But another referral by the referee at the end of the game saw Vargas get his name on the scoresheet after he netted again. Initially his effort was ruled offside only for the goal to then be awarded after being reviewed. “I think this system needs time. If I understand it correctly, we are trialling the system right now and there are maybe doubts because we are used to other situations in football,” said Pizzi. “I think we have to wait and see and maybe as we start getting use to it, it will get better,” he told a news conference after the opening Group B game. “Having our goal at the end of the first half disallowed created stress for the players because they were not used to such a situation. But, on the other hand, technology in the end will probably mean more justice in the game. “The only negative about today’s incident with the VAR was that it is difficult for the players focusing in the game to absorb, and even if it is the right decision it has an impact on their psyche.” Arturo Vidal made a strident protest to the match officials as the teams went off at halftime but later said his histrionics were in the heat of the moment. “It’s the first time we have played with this new technology and it’s true while out on the pitch you are concentrating so that when it happens against you, it’s difficult to comprehend. “Fifa explained it all to us before the match but, even then, it was not easy to accept it was an offside goal. But in the end we accept it was a fair decision and this system is going to be useful,” he added. Under the VAR system, the referee can communicate with two video assistant referees sitting in a room in the stadium with access to all camera channels. They look at goals scored, penalties awarded, straight red cards and cases of mistaken identity, when a player given a yellow or red card is not actually involved in an incident. The VARs are allowed to correct the referee while the match official can refer decisions to them for a review. Soccer’s law-making body IFAB is expected to decide in March whether to authorise the use of VARs on a permanent basis. – Supersport

Tuesday, June 20 2017 | NEW ERA SPORT 23 I’m disappointed in referee, says bruised Sai Defeated and aching Ghanaian boxer Obadai Sai believes he was offered a raw deal by the referee in his WBO middleweight world title eliminator fight against Namibian undefeated WBO Africa middleweight champion Walter ‘The Executioner’ Kautondokwa. The viciously hard-hitting Kautondokwa knocked out Sai popularly known as ‘Miracle’ in the 5th round to defend his WBO African middleweight crown on Friday night and in the process added the IBF Africa middleweight title to his collections, making an impressive record of 15 undefeated fights with 14 being knockouts. The referee stopped the fight after a heavy blow by Kautondokwa in the 5th round which sent Sai badly tumbling on the floor, which marked the end of their contest. However, in a post-fight interview with, Sai expressed his disappointment in the referee, accusing the referee of prematurely calling off the match when he was clearly fit to continue the fight. “I trained very well for this fight and was really prepared for the bout. The guy punched me and I went down. The referee did not count or ask me any question – he just signalled for the closure of the game. I’m really disappointed in the referee,” said a clearly aching Sai. Kautondokwa was declared the winner by technical knockout in round 5 and by virtue of this victory has defended his WBO Africa middleweight belt as well as adding the coveted IBF African middleweight belt to his haul. - Baby Warriors off to a good start in Germany Staff Reporter Namibia’s under-17 football team, the Baby Warriors have acclimatized well in Germany and got their German tour off to a great start when they won their first game 3-1 against Homburcher SV U/18 s at the Kaiserau Sports Centre on Saturday. The Namibian youngsters departed for their Westphalia tour on Wednesday and on Saturday got their first taste of German opposition in the form of Homburcher SV, an entertaining game they won 3-1 in the ended. The team coached by Pauhl Malembu conceded an early goal but fought back well to draw level before halftime through captain Eldery Morgan. They carried the moment into the second half and it was not long before Jovane Narib added a second and Goodwin Eiseb made it safe when he scored the third for a hard fought 3-1 win on tour for the Baby Warriors. Coach Malembu was satisfied with the response from the boys and looks forward to the rest of the tour with the boys next game coming on Wednesday against their host Westphalia Under 17. “The boys listened to instructions very well and despite it being a tough game, they did well under pressure and this is the objective of the tour, to make sure they can handle the pressure going forward and with more games to play it can only get better. Results are important for their confidence but overall it is about their maturity and character strengthening,” says coach Malembu. The boys will also have a chance to experience the German Under-17 Final DFB on Sunday. Looking for scapegoat... Beaten Ghanaian boxer Obadai Sai is still struggling to come to terms with Friday’s crushing defeat at the hands of Namibia’s WBO Africa middleweight champion Walter ‘The Executioner’ Kautondokwa. Nothing fishy about Durant’s first NBA championship Edgar Brandt Windhoek When the National Basketball Association (NBA) finals’ most valuable player (MVP) Kevin Durant first announced his move from Oklahoma City Thunder to the dominant Golden State Warriors during last year’s free agency he was heavily criticised for joining a team that had already established themselves as one of the best teams in the league. The Warriors had won the NBA title in 2015 and were in the finals again in 2016 and this year they reclaimed the title from LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers with a historic postgame performance that saw them lose a single game out of 16. Now the critics again want to taint Durant’s first championship ring by saying he chose the easy way out by joining an already great team. The criticism assumes that Durant had a free walk in the park and was merely tagging along in order to win his first NBA title. Nothing can be further from the truth, because looking at the numbers it is clear that Durant was not carried to the podium to get his ring by the Warriors. Quite the opposite is true, in that Durant did most of the carrying in many games during the Warriors’ historic season. But at each and every press conference during this year’s NBA post-season, reporters did their best to get Durant to comment on his individual performance, to which the 2017 MVP always responded: “This is a team game and no matter how good you are you can’t win without your team.” For this consistent stance my hat goes off to one of the best players the world of basketball has ever seen. Durant’s poise on and off the court serves as a healthy reminder to all that, as much as we can control not just our individual actions and reactions but our circumstances, we should. Where were the same critics when Lebron joined the Miami Heat to play alongside fellow superstars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh? Or when Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnet joined the Boston Celtics in 2008, where they too walked away with championship rings? From all reports and experiences, Durant is a solid, diligent guy who figured out how to get what he wanted and left Oklahoma City to do so. But pointing out that his championship lacks some of the stubborn purity of Isiah Thomas’ or Michael Jordan’s door- and head-knocking over years isn’t affixing any asterisks. Durant opted to join the only 73-victory team in NBA history and then scored 39 points in the finals’ clincher, which the Warriors won by nine points. That’s a fact: there’s nothing controversial about that conclusion.

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