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    The SADC Secretariat invites suitably qualified, experienced, innovative, result oriented and self-driven individuals who are citizens of Botswana to apply for the positions of Senior Secretary-Portuguese tenable at SADC Secretariat Headquarters.

    Position: Senior Secretary - Portuguese

    Main purpose of the job:  To provide administrative and secretarial services for the Conference Services Unit.


    • Typing, proof reading, referencing letters and filing
    • Filing, referencing and distributing Portuguese documents for SADC meetings
    • Routine office organization and management
    • Arranging and managing travel and related activities for the Unit
    • Making arrangements for interpreters, interpretation equipment and translators for servicing SADC meetings using a roster
    • Undertaking missions on SADC business as required
    • Participate in the servicing of official SADC meetings (Summit and Council, etc.)


    • Cambridge School Certificate or 5 GCE “O” Levels or equivalent;
    • Diploma in Secretarial Studies or its equivalent, and a minimum of 100 words per minute shorthand and 50 words per minute typing from a recognized Secretarial Training College


    • At least five (5) years practical experience as Senior Secretary Portuguese.
    • Computer literacy in Windows for Microsoft Word, Excel and Dbase.


    • Able to work with minimum supervision
    • Able to work in a team
    • Must have Sound public relations skills and be courteous
    • Be able to work under pressure
    • Have a good command of Portuguese and English Language
    • Ability to operate audio machines with Portuguese characters
    • Computer literacy including database management, word processing and spreadsheets
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Good planning and organizational skills
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment

    Duration of Contract: Four (4) years                                   

    Package: Grade 9, (US $ 30, 857 per annum)

    Submissions: Interested applicants should forward their application Letters, CVs, SADC Application Form, Certified ID copies, Educational Certificates and names of three referees to the following address.

    The Executive Secretary
    ATTENTION: Director HR and Admin
    SADC Secretariat
    P/ Bag 0095
    Gaborone, BOTSWANA  or e-mail to recruitment@sadc.int 


    We regret to inform you that only short listed applicants will be communicated to.

    Closing Date: 19th December, 2016 at or before 1630 hours.