Principal Programme Officer Regulatory System Support

Duty Station: NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Supervisor: Head of Health Programmes

The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites applicants who are citizens of African Union Member States for the post of Principal Programme Officer Regulatory System Support.

Under the supervision of the Head of Health Programme (HHP), the Principal Programme Officer – Regulatory Systems Support will coordinate and facilitate development and implementation of public health and regulatory systems strengthening and harmonization programmes in West Africa.

Required Skills and Competencies

  1. Demonstrated experience in policy development and oversight including development and coordination of implementation of public health programmes.

  2. Demonstrated experience and expertise in designing regulatory interventions of public health relevance.

  3. Ability to convene and facilitate high level national and regional policy consultations and dialogue processes.

  4. Maintain confidentiality at the highest level at all times.

  5. High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.

  6. Ability to work under minimal supervision, be proactive, take initiative and with sound judgment.

  7. High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energetic.

  8. Ability to leverage limited resources and staff for maximum impact.

  9. Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.

  10. Creative thinking and problem solving skills.

  11. Good organization, planning and time management skills.

  12. Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills.

  13. Sound analytical skills.

  14. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment.

Education and Experience:

A Master’s degree in pharmacy or related field, with seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in regulatory system support.

Applications should be forwarded utilizing ‘’Arial’’ font 11.5. To apply, please submit the following:

  1. A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.
  2. A detailed and updated curriculum vitae (CV), not exceeding five (5) pages and indicating your nationality, age and gender.
  3. Three (3) referees with good knowledge of the candidate’s work, furnishing full contact details, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses.
  4. Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.


Indicative basic salary of US$ 45,364.00 per annum plus other entitlements e.g. Post Adjustment (57% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($23,846.40 per annum), gratuity (15% of gross salary) in conformity with the rules and procedures applicable to internationally recruited staff of the African Union.

Applications must be received not later than Monday, 13 November 2017 and should be addressed to:

Head of Human Resources

NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency

P O Box 218

Halfway House

Midrand, 1685


South Africa


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.