The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) has adopted a Vision and Mission statement and a new Work Programme for promoting sustainable development and deeper integration within the SACU region. The SACU Secretariat hereby invites suitably qualified and experienced citizens of Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and South Africa to submit their applications for the following positions.


Main Purpose of the Job:

To provide a sustainable statistical support service to both the Secretariat and Member States through continuous improvements in procedures for data collection, compilation, processing and dissemination, with an objective of monitoring the attainment of the SACU Objectives.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Establish a statistical data processing, modelling and management system on the key macroeconomic aggregates and SACU trade statistics
  • Provide technical support and advice to Directorate staff on all data and statistical requirements
  • Provide information and technical guidance to Member States on the collection and collation of trade and economic data
  • Conduct background research, prepare documentation for and organise and service technical meetings and training courses in statistical related fields
  • Provide policy and related advice to SACU institutions as well as technical support to the Technical Liaison Committees
  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of regional statistical programmes to facilitate the monitoring and achievement of the SACU
  • Assist in conducting analytical and methodological studies and other work to assist Member countries to better evaluate the impact of policies and monitor progress towards achievement of the SACU Objectives
  • Monitor developments or revisions of standards for statistical concepts, definitions and classifications and assist Member States in their application

Educational Qualifications Required:

Post graduate Degree (Masters a definite advantage) in Economics, Statistics or Econometrics or equivalent post graduate qualification.

Relevant Work Experience and Competencies Required:

  • Minimum 7 years relevant experience in a statistical office or regional organisation.
  • Computer literate in MS Office, Database, spreadsheet and statistical information management systems.
  • Proven track record and experience in the field of economics, statistics and econometrics.
  • Strong quantitative/statistical, analytical and data management skills.
  • Computer literate in MS Office.
  • Experience from revenue management organizations such as central banks and revenue services highly desirable
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Performance driven.


Main Purpose of the Job:

To provide legal advice to the Secretariat, institutions of SACU and Member States on the interpretation and implementation of the provisions of the SACU Agreement, 2002; on the negotiation, drafting and interpretation of Agreements and other subsidiary legal instruments. To provide support to trade negotiations teams in the drafting and conclusion of international trade agreements and subsidiary instruments

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Undertake research and draft legal opinions on the implementation of the 2002 SACU Agreement, to ensure that provisions of the Agreement are upheld.
  • Undertake research and draft legal proposals on the responsibilities of Member States to ensure compliance with international trade obligations.
  • Provide legal advice on trade negotiations with regional and international trading partners and the implementation of subsequent legal agreements to ensure that legal issues have been considered and effectively dealt with by the parties involved.
  • Work closely with SACU delegations and Member States and provide support in interpreting and implementing SACU legal instruments, Council and Commission decisions as well as advising on legal issues arising from the implementation of the SACU Agreement, 2002.
  • Assist the SACU Member States in the negotiation, drafting and implementation of international agreements, including all trade related legal instruments, and assist in their incorporation into the national law of Member States and their domestic implementation.
  • Undertake research and analysis on regional and international legal topics and deliver opinions and technical papers for discussion or publication as required.
  • Assist in the establishment of effective SACU institutions, including the Tariff Board and the Tribunal.
  • Contribute to the development of strategic objectives for the Legal Services Unit.

Educational Qualifications Required:

  • LLB with training in international trade law or related economic fields.
  • Admitted Legal Practitioner in any SACU Member State.

Relevant Work Experience and competencies required:

  • Minimum of 7 years relevant working experience.
  • Working experience in an international, intergovernmental organisation or Government would be an advantage.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office.
  • Excellent report writing skills, Communication Et presentation skills
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work successfully in a multinational environment.

Applications must be accompanied by a detailed CV, e-mail and telephone contact details, certified copies of ID, educational qualifications and at least 3 contactable references.

Quote the reference number and job title. Applications must be submitted to Human Resources Department, SACU Secretariat, Private Bag 13285, Windhoek, Namibia.

Fax +26461 245644 / Email: applications@sacu.int

The closing date for applications is 22 November 2019.

For further information, please visit our website at www.sacu.int.

Should you have received no response within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful in this instance, as correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

About Southern African Customs Union

The Southern African Customs Union is a customs union among five countries of Southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Eswatini. Its headquarters are in the Namibian capital, Windhoek. It was established in 1910.