Review and Revision of Human Resources Policy and Procedure Manual for CCARDESA Secretariat under the CAADP-XP4 Project, Botswana.

Job Description: 

Request for Expression of Interest

Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA)


The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) has received financing from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) equivalent to €5,370 Million towards the cost of Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme’s Ex-Pillar 4 (CAADP-XP4) Project and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this grant towards eligible payments under this contract. Payment by IFAD will be made only at the request of CCARDESA and upon approval by IFAD and will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of the financing agreement. The financing agreement prohibits a withdrawal from the grant account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of IFAD, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No parties other than CCARDESA shall derive any rights from the financing agreement or have any claim to financing proceeds.

CCARDESA is a subsidiary organization of SADC and has the mandate of coordinating all matters of agricultural research and development in the SADC region. The operations at CCARDESA Secretariat are guided by administrative manuals and Policies that give details on how the employees need to deal with the key aspects of their work. The Manuals have been in existence since 2012 and have been instrumental in the progress registered by the institution in the past 8 years. Some deficiencies have been observed in these documents. Therefore, it is necessary to improve these documents by addressing some of the observed weaknesses or missing elements.

The specific objective of this assignment is to thoroughly review and update the current Human Resources Policy and Procedure Manual for CCARDESA to enhance its content to meet current developments and best international practices in comparison with other international organizations in the region with similar mandates.

The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested consultants should provide information (Comprehensive CVs that show description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions) demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The shortlisting criteria are:

  1. At least a master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development or any other closely related field.
  2. At least 10 years of working/consulting experience in areas of Human Resources Issues for Donor funded Organizations,
  3. Demonstrated experience in Review and or development of Human Resources Management Policy and Procedure Manuals and Strategies.
  4. Prior working/consulting experience with donor-funded and Regional organizations as well as International Organization is essential
  5. Evidence of good written communication skills in English.

The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the individual Consultancy method set out in the CCARDESA Procurement Manual.

Further information (terms of reference) can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0900 to 1630 hours or send an email to the Procurement Officer.

Application letters complete with detailed curriculum vitae must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 16th March 2020. Applications should bear the name of the assignment in the subject field.

   The Procurement Officer

  Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) Secretariat

  Ground Floor, Red Brick Building

  Plot 4701

  Station Exit Road

  Private Bag 00357

  Gaborone, Botswana


Closing Date: 
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 16:30
Job Type: 

International Cooperating Partners


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