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Senior Consultant at NIPAM

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SENIOR CONSULTANT

The incumbent will report to the Director: Academic Affairs.
PATTERSON : GRADE D3 MINIMUM : N$463, 916. 00 (Total Employment Cost)
MAXIMUM : N$603, 090. 00 (Total Employment Cost)

PRIMARY PURPOSE
To assist the Director Academic Affairs with investigation into and offering of practical and implementable solutions to the problems of public administration and management. Also, to serve as official consultant to the Government of the Republic of Namibia and design news systems, procedures, and methods that will prevent waste and leakages and make the public service more efficient and effective in-service delivery.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
Management:
 Implement the strategic plan, annual plan, and action plan for the department.
 Supports the Director on the implementation of resolutions of the Governing Council, as well as the Training and Development Board.
 To oversee that the operation and Management of the department follows the relevant government policies, legislation, regulations, and other applicable directives.
 Provides tactical and operational inputs on a departmental as well as organizational level.

Research:
 Analyses relevant challenges facing the Public Sector.
 Manage the design and implementation of research, from developing the methods, up to interpreting and disseminating the result.
 Utilises research results to plan develop and implement NIPAM’s objectives in terms of consulting and lecturing
 Provides direction and assistance in all aspects of NIPAM’s research operation.
 Assist Director of Academic to evaluate and recommend operational research activities.
 Studies and documents good practices, success, and failure stories and create a bank of such practices for public sector capacity building.

Consulting services:
 Develops frameworks to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in Public Sector and undertakes consultancies in that regard.
 Develops responsive tools, offers practical and implementable solutions based on best practices aimed at people, systems, and processes and procedures.
 Identifies consulting opportunities for tenders/expressions of interest.
 Prepares and submits proposals for identified consulting or tendering opportunities.
 Prepares and presents consultancy proposals on invitation.
 Compiles content, product or services related to the tender or proposal.
 Facilitates service level agreement process.
 Carries out consultancy assignments in the public Sector to improve performance.

Quality Assurance on Consultancy and Research:
 Evaluates all consulting and research activities for suitability for intended purpose in close cooperation with Manager Quality Assurance.
 Monitors and evaluates client satisfaction level during assignment and on completion of assignment.

Staff Management:
 Assists direct reports in concluding performance agreements.
 Reviews performance of direct reports provides positive feedback and guides rectifying behavior as necessary.
 In addition to PM reviews, regularly discusses work plans and assesses progress reports.
 Assists each direct report in compiling a Personal Development Plan [PDP] and ensures on the job coaching or other appropriate training interventions.
 Ensures on-going and effective communication with direct reports.
 Monitors activities of direct reports to ensure compliance with established procedures, policies, and practices, with particular regard to integrity, security, and confidentiality of the organization.
 Ensures compliance to NIPAM Performance Management Policy.
 Addresses instances of poor performance where relevant through the disciplinary process.
 Identifies training needs amongst team members and provides technical training and other guidance where relevant.
 Maintains and constantly promotes highest levels of professionalism.
 Ensures the proper induction of all new appointments.
 Reports trends on key measures such as absenteeism, staff turnover, disciplinary cases, inter alia. Recommends and implements remedial actions where necessary.
 Ensures compliance with the health and safety plan and legislation

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
 Master’s Degree in Public Administration / Management or equivalent qualification (NQF Level 9)
 Attainment of a SMDP Certificate from a NQF Recognized Institution would be an added advantage.
 8 years Lecturing / Training experience relevant to the market of the Centre Special requirements / licenses
 Certificate / training in adult learning focusing on curriculum / material development, facilitation, assessment, and moderation

NIPAM is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from designated groups e.g., women and persons with disabilities in terms of Affirmative Action (Employment) (Act No. 29 of 1998).

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of qualifications, and Identification document or passport.
The closing date for applications is 03 February 2023 at 16:00 PM.
Applications should be emailed to recruitment@nipam.na

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