1. Executive Secretary: Orange Senqu River Commission
  2. TERMS OF REFERENCE For The Appointment of a Service Provider for The Review of The Estuarine Management Plan (EMP) For The Orange – Senqu River Mouth Estuary
  4. Consultancy services to facilitate the marketing and sales of prosopis products for /ai-/ais, dreihuk, gibeon and mariental pilot sites
  5. Procurement for supply, installation, training and commissioning of water quality monitoring and laboratory equipment for Orasecom member state of Lesotho
  6. Consulting Services – Water Information System (WIS)
  7. Support to the Orange River Mouth rehabilitation project
  8. Namibia prepares for combating Prosopis
  9. ORASECOM is hiring consultants
  10. 4th SADC Groundwater Conference 10-12 November 2021
  11. Botswana Desalination Plant Project Launched
  12. 39th IAHR World Congress
  13. Water is a matter of life and death – Opinion piece
  14. Webinar: Transboundary Water Management under conditions of Climate and Political Uncertainty: Middle Eastern and South African Perspectives
  15. World Water Week Groundwater Webinar
  16. Interview with Lenka Thamae, Executive Secretary of ORASECOM on the Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer scheme
  17. Webinar Series: Groundwater – Base Rock of Resilience
  18. Climate Resilient Water Resources Investment Strategy & Plan & Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer (L-BWT) Project
  19. GIZ
  20. Joint Water Resources Quality Survey (JBS)
  21. FGEF Support
  22. Water Information System (WIS)
  23. Joint Irrigation Authority (JIA)
  24. Water Information System (WIS)
  25. Adequate Rainfall Predicted for SADC October-December Season
  26. Orange-Senqu Basin Wide Groundwater Survey
  27. Fundraising for the Lesotho-Botswana Water Transfer Project
  28. Orange-Senqu River Awareness Kit
  29. International Conference on FRESH WATER GOVERNANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 5th – 7th November, 2012, Champagne Sports Resort, Central Drakensburg (KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa
  30. 4th Orange-Senqu River Basin Symposium, 6th – 7th June 2012, Campus of the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  31. The African Transboundary River Basin Support Programme came to an end
  32. Towards Transboundary Evironmental Assessment Guidelines for the Orange-Senqu River Basin
  33. ORASECOM initiates work on the Orange-Senqu River Learning Box
  34. The ORASECOM Secretariat takes delivery of a three dimensional map of the basin
  35. ORASECOM publishes its “State of the Orange-Senqu River System” Report
  36. ORASECOM initiates work on the Orange-Senqu River Learning Box
  37. Training on Aquatic Ecosystem Health Monitoring
  38. The Urban Pollution Workshop at Mohale Dam
  39. Phase 2 of an IWRM Plan Development Project came to an end
  40. ORASECOM opens the Secretariat offices
  41. ORASECOM is visited by the Volta Basin Authority
  42. Training on Water Resources Yield Simulation Models
  43. ORASECOM at the 3rd Africa Water Week in Addis Ababa
  44. ORASECOM comes of age at 10!
  45. ORASECOM participates in the 13th International RiverSymposium
  46. ORASECOM works with the Benguela Current Commission
  47. Environmental Flows Requirements Site selection and survey for Caledon, Kraai, South Africa & Lesotho
  48. First Delphi Workshop, June 2010, North West, South Africa
  49. ORASECOM Prepares for the Joint Basin Survey – 1
  50. Workshop on Stakeholder Participation – Maseru, Lesotho
  51. Visit of the Nile Equatorial Subsidiary Action Plan group
  52. Visit to Lesotho Flow Gauging Stations

Job Opportunity:

Executive Secretary: Orange-Senqu River Commission

Applications are invited from suitably qualified citizens of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa, for the position of Executive Secretary: Orange Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM).


The Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) was established in November 2000 following the signing of the agreement between the four state Parties, namely Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa. The Commission advises the state Parties on the development, utilization, and conservation of the water resources of the Orange-Senqu River Basin and comprises of the Forum of the Parties (Ministers responsible for Water), Council, and Task Teams (Expert groups made up of Officials in their respective areas of responsibility at national level). The Permanent Secretariat is hosted by the Republic of South Africa and the Offices are located in Centurion.


As the Head of the Secretariat, and the Chief Accounting Officer for ORASECOM, the Executive Secretary is expected to guide and direct the activities of the Secretariat and support the Commission in strategy formulation and delivery, programme management, mobilisation of funding and financial management, organisational systems, human resources management and external liaison.


You will be educated to the Master’s degree level in a relevant discipline that could include water engineering, natural sciences, economics, social science, or business management and be well rounded with at least 12 years work experience in programme and/or organisational management. You will be able to articulate your understanding of the hydro-political and economic dynamics of the four state Parties relating to the water resources management and transboundary water cooperation. Specific skills for the position include, among other things, the ability to cooperate with state Party representatives, coordinate large joint initiatives among state Parties, engage and establish durable relationships with donor agencies and stakeholders, actively deploy water diplomacy, and possess excellent writing and communication/presentation skills, as well as leading strategy formulation and ability to motivate innovation in management approaches.


Citizens of Botswana are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. In the case where a suitable candidate is not found among applicants who are citizens of Botswana, the suitable applicants who are citizens of Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa will be considered.


A highly attractive remuneration package is on offer. Applications must be accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae and certified copies of educational qualifications. All applications and covering letters must be emailed to ESposition@orasecom.org with a copy to Ezekiel.Mpofu@orasecom.org quoting reference Executive Secretary Recruitment in the subject box.


The closing date for applications is September 29th, 2023. ORASECOM will only enter into correspondence with short listed candidates. For more information regarding this post and job description, visit the ORASECOM website www.orasecom.org


ORASECOM Secretariat. 269 Von Willigh Avenue. Centurion. Tel: + 27 12 663 6826.

Full Job Description

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