30 ADVERT Friday, February 24 2017 | NEW ERA red power to the people GENERAL SERVICE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO: NA001/2017 Issued on: 24/02/2017 Deadline For Application: 10/03/2017 JOB TITLE: Administrative Assistant GRADE LEVEL: G4 DUTY STATION: Windhoek ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: FAO Representation, Windhoek, Namibia DURATION: 12 Months POST NUMBER: 0550132 CCOG CODE: 2.1.02 Main Purpose: The Administrative Assistant performs a large variety of routine administrative transactions and office support functions contributing to the smooth and efficient running of the work unit. Supervision Received/Exercised: The Administrative Assistant reports to one or more professional staff and receives guidance from an Administrative Associate. He/she acts independently in routine matters. Supervision received is focused on the quality of the work performed and provides for on-the-job learning. Work Relationships: The Administrative Assistant usually interacts with a wide variety of colleagues within the work unit and with immediate clients within the Organization, providing routine administrative and office support services. Key Functions/Results: • Retrieve, enter, select and analyze data from a wide variety of sources, including FAO’s corporate systems and data bases; verify accuracy of data documents; make necessary calculations. • Maintain imprest accounts; reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data; assist in the preparation of recurring and special reports by preparing and editing data in appropriate format as requested; monitor project, programme and general office accounts. • Maintain detailed records of budget estimates, obligations and available balances; record receipts and disbursements (ledgers, cash books, vouchers, etc.); make disbursements from petty cash fund and balance accounts. • Prepare routine correspondence of administrative nature; draft correspondence to verify data, answer queries, and obtain additional information on transactions and financial matters, as required. • Maintain local inventory records with responsibility for proper recording of assets, their maintenance and safeguard. • Maintain a filing system of administrative and financial documents. • Maintain liaison with local banks and financial institutions to keep up-todate with financial and regulatory information (exchange and interest rates, procedures and rules, maintenance of bank accounts, etc.). • Support the administration of personnel and equipment. • Perform other related duties as required. Erongo Regional Electricity Distributor (PTY) Ltd, commonly known as Erongo RED was established within the context of the Government’s National Development Plan with a mandate to distribute and supply electricity in Erongo region. In order to be a responsive and professional electricity distributor, we seek to employ a Chief Executive Officer for the organization. We are proud to announce that Erongo RED is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified and experienced applicants as defined in the Affirmative Action (Employment) Act, 1998 (Act 29 of 1998) are encouraged to apply. The Incumbent will be employed on a 5 year contract. Position: Business Unit: Paterson Grade: Duty Station: VACANCY Chief Executive Officer Office of the CEO F- Band Head Office, Walvis Bay Purpose of the job: • The CEO is responsible for the creation of Shareholder Value by providing visionary leadership towards the achievement of Erongo RED’s Strategic Business Plan, aligned to the national strategic imperatives as enshrined in Vision 2030, the National Development Plans and the Harambee Prosperity Plan. The incumbent is responbile for ensuring that Erongo RED’s activities support socioeconomic development and create investor confidence. In conjunction with the Chairperson of the Board the incumbent is responsible for enabling the Board to fullfil its governance function and Shareholder / Board performance obligations. Minimum Qualifications: • A relevant accredited postgraduate degree in the Electrical field or Business Management / Leadership. An MBA would serve as an added advantage. Key Performance Areas: • Financial Management • Advisory Services • Governance / Risk Management • Operations Management • Strategic Leadership • Stakeholder Relations • Organizational Culture Specific Knowledge: Vision 2030; NDP’s, Harambee Prosperity Plan; ESI Industry and Best Practises; Electricity Act; Rules and Regulations; National Regulated Standards; Technical Regulations; Health and Safety Regulation; Environmental Regulation; Quality of Service and Supply Standards; Namibia Labour Laws; Local and Regional Authorities legislations; Company Act and related legislations. Specific Skills: Strategic Leadership; Emotional Intelligence; Cultural Intelligence; Exceptional Verbal and Written Communication; Project Management; Negotiation; Conflict Resolution; Analytical and Interpretation; Presentation; Computer Literacy; Stress Management; Assertiveness; Creativity and Innovation; Working in a Regulated and Competetive Environment; Logical Deductive. Level Experience: Experience in the electricity industry and a minimum 5 years in a senior management position as well as a good track record in managing a large organisation. Applicants who comply with the above-mentioned requirements may submit their CV, Covering Letter and Certified supporting documents where applicable to: Visions Consulting: firstname.lastname@example.org, Enquiries: Dr Rudi Koekemoer: +264 811227471. Kindly take note: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified via their respective e-mail adresses. No documents will be returned to applicants. CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, 10 MARCH 2017 TEL +264 64 214600 FAX +264 64 214601 ERONGO RED BUILDING 91 HAGE GEINGOB STREET erongored.com Impact of work: The incumbent’s work impacts on the timely and efficient delivery of office support services and on the overall output of the work unit. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – Candidates will be assessed against the following: Education: Post-Secondary Education in Business Administration or related fields. Experience: At least three years of experience in Finance, Administration, and Human Resources Management Nationality: Namibian Languages: Working knowledge (level C) of English of the FAO official language used for communication within the country IT Skills: Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment. Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format. Office Management Skills: Systematic, well-structured and efficient approach to work assignments. Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency. Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures. Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills: The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment. Tact and courtesy. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background. High degree of self-motivation and initiative. Willingness to learn and apply new analytical approaches Technical Skills: • Good knowledge of the Organization’s communication and documentation standards • Good knowledge of FAO’s corporate computerized Financial / Travel / Human Resources systems and administrative procedures and policies • Good knowledge of the FAO’s organizational structure FAO is an equal opportunity employer. Acknowledgements will only be sent to applicants in whom FAO has further interest. Interested candidates who meet the above requirements may send their application letter and a detailed CV clearly marked: Administrative Assistant, G4 BY EMAIL OR BY HAND no later than 10 th March 2017 addressed to: FAO Representative, UH House, 38-44 Stein Street, Klein Windhoek PO Box 24185, Windhoek, Namibia; E-mail: email@example.com KARIBIB TOWN COUNCIL ADVERTISEMENT 2/2017 Vacant Post : Environmetal Health and Safety Practitioner C4 Karibib Town Council as an equal opportunity employer has the vacant position on the established structure below; Purpose of the job This job will be responsible to assess risk and develop, regulate, enforce and monitor laws and regulations governing public health for both the built and natural environment, in order to promote good human health and environmental practices. Ensure that the town is clean and that all residents are aware and contribute proudly to Councils’ systems and policies to contribute to the improvement human health and promote the development of the town. Key responsibilities • Enforce the applicable law and regulations in the environmental health spectrum. • Perform business registration & environmental inspections • Promote environmental health and safety standards within the town of Karibib • Oversee business registration and certification • Supervise solid waste and garden refuse • Promote community health • Responsible for resources and asset management in the health department. Minimum educational requirements Bachelor Degree in Environmental health & Safety with 3 years practical experience Or National Diploma in Environmental Health plus five (5) years Appropriate Experience. Registered with the Professional Health Council of Namibia. Valid driving license. Qualified Namibian candidates must forward their C.V & Certified .copies of qualification (foreign qualification must be evaluated by NQA) to: Human Resources Office, P.O.Box 19, Karibib. Closing date 10 March 2017.
Friday, February 24 2017 | NEW ERA ADVERT 31 www.unam.edu.na Official Weekly Communique of the University of Namibia - Volume 04 CounCil Chairperson Challenges student leaders The University of Namibia 2017 Student Representative Council (SRC) members from all 12 Campuses around the country have received tips on selfless leadership at a recent Student Leadership and Induction Workshop held at the Main Campus. The Workshop, organised by the Office of Mr Sam Shivute the Dean of Students (ODS), touched on various aspects of leadership, including running an association on no budget, understanding university policy and students code of conduct, balancing leadership and education, and humility in leadership. It was at this leadership workshop, that the UNAM Council Chairperson, Mr Sam Shivute, posed a challenge to the student leaders. Mr Shivute challenged the student leaders to remain relevant to UNAM and the Namibian society. He dared them, to have goals, from personal and social goals to leadership goals, and on “how you would like to be remembered, within and beyond UNAM”. He further used life stories of fellow university alumni, to epitomise his address, to the admiration of the students. Main Campus Deputy-President, Joseph Kalimbwe, who was then elected 2017 SRC President at the SRC Elective Congress at the end of the Workshop, said: “It was a privilege to host such an enlightening event here at the Main Campus. The speakers really made us understand the burden (Seated from left to right): Mr J. Ndinoshiho (University Librarian), Dr E. N. Namhila (PVC: Admin, Finance & Resource Mobilization), Mr S. Shivute, UNAM Council Chairperson, flanked by Prof L. Hangula (Vice Chancellor) and Ms M. Mainga (Dean of Students). of leadership and our relevance to our society, today and in the future.” Rundu Campus Vice-President, Benhard Kavau, on the side-lines of the Workshop remarked, “if there is one thing I learnt, it is the fact that being a leader does not place you above your fellow students. It is rather an opportunity for you to serve them”. The event drew 120 student representatives, and had facilitators from various university Offices, such as Registrar, Communications & Marketing, Quality Assurance, Library Services, Computer Centre and Finance. language Centre launChes the JulaCe new publisher at unaM press The Language Centre at University of Namibia recently launched its first ever journal – JULACE: Journal of the University of Namibia Language Centre, Vol. 1 No.1, 2016. JULACE is an international, scholarly, openaccess, peer-reviewed bi-annual publication. The journal aims at providing a publishing avenue for academicians, researchers and scholars in the fields of language, linguistics, and related disciplines such as translation, literary and other cultural studies. This journal will be of particular interest to those in the social sciences, the humanities, education and general cultural studies that include film and music. As he officially launched the journal, Prof Kenneth Matengu, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development, who also had praise for the Language Centre team, challenged the university academicians that, “this journal comes at a time when our 5th Five Year Strategic Plan proposes to help drive UNAM’s publication output to over five hundred scientific articles per year. While the number of publications are important, we are also interested in the impact Launching JULACE is (From left to right) Mr H. Hamakali from the Language Centre, Prof Kenneth Matengu, PVC: Research, Innovation & Development, flanked by Dr L. Simasiku (Director: Language Centre), and Prof F. Senkoro, JULACE Editor in Chief. of your publications. You should therefore be asking yourselves, what will be the impact of this journal? Who is it targeting, will the journal through its production and dissemination of knowledge lead to the enrichment of all fields of human endeavour?” Professor Fikeni E. M. K. Senkoro, JULACE Editor in Chief, at the journal launch remarked “at its core, JULACE also aims at elevating African languages and literature, especially those that are taught at the Language Centre. It, thus, encourages articles written in and on such languages as a way of intellectualising them.” Dr Liswani Simasiku, Director: Language Centre: “Since many staff members have completed their master programmes, I encourage them to publish from their master thesis or to work in groups, and engage in collaborative research with sister universities, where we have memorandum of understanding.” The invitation to publish in JULACE is out, as it covers cross-cutting academic areas while aiming at stirring further discussions on language and linguistic matters that affect Africa in general and Namibia in particular – areas of interest such as the issue of the medium of instruction in our school system. Dr Jill Kinahan took over the post as Publisher at the University of Namibia Press in December 2016, from Mrs Jane Katjavivi who retired at the end of last year. She has a BA in English and History from the University of Cape Town, Linguistics III from the University of South Africa, and a PhD from the University of Uppsala in Sweden. Her career in publishing began in 1987 at the National Museum with producing the scientific Dr Jill Kinahan journal Cimbebasia, and she has been involved with research, writing, editing, and publishing since then, copy-editing the South African Archaeological Bulletin from 2007 until 2014 when she joined UNAM Press. Familiar with the rigours of getting her own archaeological research published ensures her empathy towards fellow researchers. “My great joy is to help other writers present their work to the highest standard and in the best possible way” says Dr Kinahan excitedly on her new role.” UNAM Press also welcomes Mutaleni Nadimi as the UNAM Press Editorial and Production Manager, returning to the position after two and half years as a freelance copy editor and independent filmmaker. She co-produced the Namibian movie ‘Katutura’ and has worked as an editorial consultant for several clients under Lushdreamer Creative Services. Mutaleni holds a BA in Film (Bennington College, Vermont, USA) Mutaleni Nadimi and MA in Anthropology (Leiden University, The Netherlands). She is an avid blogger, reader and traveller. UNAM Press publishes works on topics related to Namibia and the Southern African region, reflecting the strengths of the University and the best scholarship in and on Namibia and the region.