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Monday, July 23, 2018

SADCAS Job Vacancies Announcement.








The Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS), a multi economy Accreditation body based in Botswana was established to offer accreditation services throughout the SADC region in those Member States that do not have a national accreditation body namely: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The following TWO posts tenable in Gaborone are currently on offer:

(1) Program Coordinator for Calibration Laboratories Accreditation Scheme (ISO/IEC 17025) and Inspection Bodies Accreditation Scheme (ISO/IEC 17020)


Main Purpose of the Job
To provide support to the Technical Manager to ensure co-ordination of the Calibration Laboratories and Inspection Bodies Accreditation Schemes are undertaken efficiently in order to achieve the organization strategic targets

Key Responsibilities
· Manage all applications received under the Calibration Laboratories and Inspection Bodies Accreditation Schemes;
· Check technical details and perform document reviews for
new applications;
· Manage assessment teams;
· Confirm all logistics pertaining to assessments that have been arranged by the Administrator timeously i.e. accommodation,
assessment packs, travel logistics, etc;
· Conduct minimum assessments as required by the schemes
· Confirm technical correctness of accreditation schedules
agreed during assessments;
· Contribute to assessment and financial planning with the
Technical Manager;
· Assist in mentoring/monitoring of assessors and trainees
assessors;
· Manage the generation and maintenance of appropriate
documents for assigned areas of responsibility;
· Contribute in the implementation and realization of the
schemes, objectives and deadlines;
· Interact with various stakeholders and provide good client

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services; and
Maintain personal development plan.
           
Qualification and Experience
· Diploma/ Degree in Physics/Mathematics/ Engineering
· Understanding of accreditation requirements and systems
based on ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020.
· A minimum of 5 years technical experience with at least 2
years at managerial level.

Required Skills and Competencies · Target driven;

· Attention to detail;
· Ability to work in a team;
· Good organizational and time management skills;
· Excellent writing and verbal skills;
· Computer literate with specific experience in Microsoft Office; and
· Candidates with high proficiency in two of the SADC official
languages (English/Portuguese/French) encouraged to apply.

(2) Quality Manager

Main Purpose of the Job

To manage the SADCAS Quality Management System (QMS) and ensure that it complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17011 and of AFRAC, SADCA, ILAC and IAF in order to achieve and main-tain the international recognition of SADCAS.
Key Responsibilities
· Manage Internal Audit process as per SADCAS procedure;
· Manage Management Reviews meetings as per SADCAS procedure;
· Manage the preparation, approval, control, review and publication of QMS documents (procedures, forms, and standard letters) as per the SADCAS procedure;
· Ensure that relevant personnel are trained on ISO/IEC 17011
and SADCAS QMS documents;
· Coordinate the SADCAS Customer feedback system including
complaints as per the SADCAS procedure;
· Ensure that the external customer satisfaction survey is conducted on an ongoing basis;
· Manage and coordinate all activities related to SADCAS Peer
Evaluation’
· Maintain updated records of all personnel involved in SADCAS
assessments/decisions on accreditations; and
· Compile reports on complaints, customer satisfaction feedback,
trends in internal audit/peer evaluation findings etc.

Qualification and Experience
· A degree in a technical discipline;
· Understanding of accreditation bodies requirements and systems based on ISO/IEC 17011;
· Qualified and registered Lead/Technical Assessor;
· A minimum of 5 years technical experience with at least 2 years
at managerial level; and
· Peer evaluator training will be an added advantage;

Required Skills and Competencies 

· Target driven;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Good organizational and time management skills;
  •  Excellent writing and verbal skills;
  • Computer literature with specific experience in Microsoft Office; and
  • Candidates with high proficiency in two of the SADC official languages (English/Portuguese/ French) encouraged to apply.


SUBMISSION
Interested and suitably qualified candidates who are up for the challenge are encouraged to email a motivational letter, CV (maximum 3 Pages) and certified copies of qualifications to info@sadcas.org


CLOSING DATE: 30 July 2018

CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE LIMITED TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.

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