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The member states of SADC are Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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Apply for the Programme Officer Vacancy – Care and Support for Teaching and Learning and the FutureLife-Now! Programme (Phase II) at SADC!

Programme Officer Vacancy – Care and Support for Teaching and Learning and the FutureLife-Now! Programme (Phase II)

Closing Date: Thu, 09/21/2023 – 12:00

Programme Officer Vacancy Eligibility National of SADC Member States
Average Package per annum (US$)74,098
Contract Duration until 31 December 2024, with possibility of renewal on an annual basis, subject to satisfactory performance
Duty Station SADC Secretariat in Gaborone, Botswana.


Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) is an innovative approach towards strengthening the education sector’s ability to respond to the growing numbers of orphans and vulnerable children and youth in the SADC region, by facilitating the concept of schools as sites of integrated support, where child and youth-friendly services are provided in support of health, gender, migration, food security and related challenges. 

FutureLife-Now! is a programe that contributes to the operationalization of the SADC-approved CSTL Policy Framework and is also  aimed at promoting greater self-confidence and hope for the present and future among young people in the region. A combination of activities that includes strengthened HIV education policies, enhanced Comprehensive Sexuality Education, access to youth-friendly HIV/SRHR services facilitated through schools, targeted programming for boys, and youth-led climate change action will contribute to the programme’s overall goal of reducing new HIV infections and increasing adherence to ART amongst children and youth in the SADC region.

MIET AFRICA, SADC’s implementing partner, will support Member States in implementing FutureLife-Now!. The Agreement for the Implementation of Phase II of  FutureLife-Now! Between SADC Secretariat and MIET AFRICA, was signed in August 2023 and it relates to the implementation of activities in the four SADC Member States under Phase I and also Eswatini and South Africa, although the latter 2 countries will be supporting their own initiatives with technical support being provided by MIET Africa.

Applications for the Programme Officer Vacancy must be submitted to MIET Africa at not later than or on 21 September 2023.

Applications should be accompanied by the following:

  1. A letter of application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Copy of ID
  4. Certified copies of educational certificates

The remuneration package for the Programme Officer Vacancy will be in line with the SADC Secretariat HR Policies. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Detailed program Officer Vacancy Job descriptions are attached for reference.

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English Job Profile – Programme Officer-Care and Support for Teaching and Learning and the FutureLife-Now! Programme Phase II.pdf141.45 KB
French Job Profile – Programme Officer – Care and Support for Teaching and Learning and the FutureLife-Now!.pdf119.21 KB
Portuguese Job Profile – Programme Officer – Care and Support for Teaching and Learning and the FutureLife-Now!.pdf147.99 KB


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