Irvine Ndjavera

Core Competencies

  • Business Consulting
  • Sport Management and Administration
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Event Management
  • Marketing and Promotion


Work History

Work History
2004 - Present

Chief Sports Officer

Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service
  • Planning, supervising, advising, monitoring, guidance and support to the Ministry of Sports, Youth and National Service on all sports activities in Namibia
  • Management and Organizing of Regional, National and International Sport Events
  • Directing and Assisting of Sport Officers and Senior Management on sport related events
  • Drafting of bilateral agreements and monitoring of foreign experts programmes in Namibia.
  • Marketing of Sport Events and Facilities
  • Planning and directing the construction and maintenance of sports facilities of the Ministry in Namibia.
  • Advise the Ministry on sport policy matters and oversee the implementation of the National Sport Policy and Sport Act
1998 - 2004

Teacher

Academia Secondary School
  • Teaching Business Studies for Grade 11 & 12
  • Teaching of Physical Education for all grades
  • Coaching of Athletics and Soccer and Voluntary Work



additional training

Certifications
2015 - 2016

Middle Management Development Programme (MMDP)

Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM)

This program is aimed to equip Middle Managers with transformational management competencies and essential knowledge of Public Administration and Management in Namibia. This program will be completed during 2016.

2015

Certificate in Tender Adjudication, Public Sector and Public, Private Partnerships Contract Management

Intelligent Africa Marketing and Training

This programme is aimed to enhance the skills of managers in the Public Sector procurement skills and competencies with focus on Tendering, Public Private Partnerships and Contract Management




2014

Certificate in Project Management

FernUniversitat in Hagen Germany

This distance course which is offer by the Fern University in Hagen, Germany is purely aimed at the scientific approach of Project Management to improve skills and competencies in Project Management practitioners.

2003 - 2003

Certificate in Management Studies

Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)

This course is aimed to give a comprehensive understanding of management concepts and skills within organisations on Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Economics, Quantitative Methods and Management of Information's Systems.



Education

Education
2016

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)

Masters of Business Administration is an advance qualification in business administration and is aimed at equipping managers with advance knowledge in business administration. The focus of my thesis to be completed in April 2016 is in Project Management, however the course also focuses on Research Methods, Corporate Strategy, Accounting for Decision Making, International Business, Managing Strategic Change and Managerial Finance.

2000 - 2000

Specialised Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education

University of Namibia

This course is an advance qualification in education with special focus on teaching of students with learning difficulties and disabilities. The modules focus on Specific Learning Difficulties, Emotional and behavioral Difficulties, Visual and Hearing Impairment.

1995 - 1998

Higher Education Diploma

University of Namibia

This is an education qualification for teachers focusing on the following areas Commercial Law, Management Science, Economics, Psychology of Education, Sociology of Education, History of Education, Teaching Practice, Learning and Communication Skills, Religious and Moral Education, Communication and Study Skills.








ACHIEVEMENTS AND VOLUNTARY WORK

  • Restructuring of Namibia School Sports Union between 2005 to 2007. The School Sport Union structure was in total havoc and caused conflicts in operations and management. I was task to restructure and re-engineer the organisation during that period under the leadership of Mr. Katamba now the Director of Sports in Namibia. I am proud to say that this project was successfully completed and the Namibia School Sports Union is fully operational and is functioning optimally.
  • Among other achievements I have served as an executive member of Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the 11th edition of the Africa Woman Football Championship that was successfully hosted in Windhoek during October 2014. The LOC was overseeing fifteen (15) sub-committees responsible for transport, security, protocol, accommodation, logistics, venues, finance, volunteers, referees, health, entertainment, information and technology, youth programs, marketing and media
  • I have also served as a member of the Tender Evaluation Committee, the Economizing Committee and the Employee Wellness Committee of the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service were I am currently employed.
  • Among my philanthropic and voluntary duties to sports and vulnerable communities, I sourced funding from various organisations and donors and  built a multi-purpose sports court in Omatjete Village. This facility is still optimally used by the local community and the primary school in that village. 
  • Again I am  embarking upon another community project in tourism at the same village to construct a cable car to be used for transporting visitors and tourist to the top of the Ozondati Mountain. This project will support the already existing community lodge and tourism activities in the proclaimed Ohungu conservancy area.
  • I have also served as a volunteer liaison officer for the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1999 during the 49th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa held in Windhoek, Namibia.