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IGAD  was  created  in  1996  to  supersede  the  Intergovernmental  Authority  on  Drought  and Development(IGADD),  which  was  founded  in  1986.  This followed the recurring and severe drought and other natural disasters between 1974 and 1984 that caused widespread famine, ecological degradation and economic hardship in the Eastern Africa region. Although individual countries made substantial efforts to cope with the situation and received  generous  support  from the  international  community,  the  magnitude  and  extent  of  the  problem argued strongly for a regional approach to supplement national efforts.
In 1983 and 1984, six countries in the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia,Sudan and Uganda) took action through the United Nations to establish an intergovernmental body to collectively combat drought and desertification in the region.  The Assembly of Heads of State and Government met in January 1986 to sign the agreement that officially launched IGADD with headquarters in Djibouti. The State of Eritrea became the seventh member after attaining independence in 1993 and South Sudan joined in 2011.
To provide overall coordination of the implementation and leading of ICPAC activities related to applications of climate products and services needed by the water resources and related sectors
Hydro-Meteorological Applications Manager
No of Vacancies: 1
Accountable to: Director, ICPAC

Responsibilities

·         Assist in the Implementation and lead ICPAC activities related to applications of climate products and services needed by the water resources and related sectors.
·         Conduct gaps and needs assessment.
·         Co-ordinate the development of regional strategies for enhanced applications of climate products and services in water resources risks assessment and management.
·         Provide impacts of observed climate conditions and forecasts on regional hydrological systems on decadal, monthly, seasonal time scales and any other relevant time scales.
·         Co-ordinate capacity building activities related to applications of climate products and services in water resources risks assessment and management.
·         Co-ordinate ICPAC’s regional programmes for improving meteorological and hydrological observations and database management.
·         Prepare plans for assessing and mapping the impacts of climate change/ variability to water resources potential to build scenarios for future adaptation and mitigation strategies
·         Co-ordinate the development and use of climate information systems in hydrological forecasting and water resources management practices including decision support tools (systems).
·         Prepare periodic progress reports and annual reports as required by ICPAC.
·         Coordinate generation of downscaled tailored climate products, relevant hydro meteorological applications including generation of large basins seasonal regional water risks outlooks based on seasonal climate outlooks and other related products.
·         And any other related activities assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

·         Master of Science Degree in Hydrology, Water Resources or other related fields
·         Five (5) years of working experience in hydrological or water resources modelling
·         Good knowledge of computer applications in hydrology and water resources
Key Skills and Competencies
·         Good communication skills both oral and written
·         Ability to prepare written reports in a clear, concise and meaningful manner
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision

·         Fluency in English
·         Knowledge of French is an advantage


Administrative Assistant
Job Group: General Support
No of Vacancies: 1
Accountable to: Human Resource & Administration Officer
Provide administrative support in a manner that ensures efficient service delivery.
Responsibilities
·         To organise events and meetings including booking venues, arranging for transport and accommodation, ensuring that documents are circulated on time etc. within the budget provided.
·         Liaise with the insurance supplier on renewals of all insurances and ensure appropriate coverage in a timely manner.
·         Manage petty cash provided for administrative functions as per the guidelines issued by Finance.
·         In consultation with the HR and Administration Officer, provide administrative support in the recruitment and training of junior staff.
·         Manage correspondence and maintain up to date records/ filing system to ensure tracking, follow up of information and facilities retrieval of documents.
·         Maintain and update inventory of office furniture, fittings and equipment and motor vehicles.
·         Regularly check the state of repair of the offices, furniture and fittings and take corrective action.
·         Perform the secretarial and reception duties as required.
·         Supervise office cleanliness, sanitary hygiene, health and safety.
·         Supervise the support staff (Secretary, Driver and Office Assistant) to ensure effective delivery of services.
·         Oversee provision of services to staff such as tea and water.
·         And any other duties that may be required from time to time.
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Business Administration or Secretarial Studies
·         Eight (8) years experience in administration in a busy office
·         Computer literacy
Key Skills and Competencies
·         Strong organization and administrative skills
·         Supervisory skills
·         Petty cash management experience
·         Excellent computer skills
·         Interpersonal and relationship maintenance skills
·         Excellent communication skills
·         Fluency in English
·         Knowledge of French is an advantage
How to apply 
Only candidates who meet the profile of the minimum qualifications, experience and core competences stated above can apply.
Application accompanied by the candidate’s detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees and give the candidate’s contact details must be addressed to the following address and must be e-mailed / submitted in such a way that they are received on or before 2:00pm on 12th July 2018. 
Any proposal received after this deadline will not be considered. The for application with the subject line “Application Administrative Assistant – ICPAC ”should be made to:
The Director, Administration & Finance, IGAD,
Avenue Georges Clemenceau
P.O. Box 2653
E-mail: hr@igad.int
Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti

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