Despite assurances to the contrary the hunt for a new chief executive for the City of Windhoek has seemingly stalled. Last week the City announced the position will be readvertised from 3 to 17 July but this week all advertising was stopped after only being advertised on Tuesday.
City spokesperson, Joshua Amukugo also announced a new time line leading to the appointment. The City confirmed that the selection panel has made recommendations to the Council to amend the job requirements and qualification criteria in order for them to finalize the appointment of a new CEO in the shortest possible time.
The vacancy is supposed to be advertised up to 17 July, shortlisting will be done from 17 to 23 July and the interviews will be conducted from 24 to 30 July. The recommended candidates will be brought before the management committee and their documents will be submitted from 27 July to 4 August 2015. To finalise the selection process, there will be consultations with the Minister of Urban and Rural Development from 28 July to 5 August.
The City verified that the independent interview panel consists of Mr Sven Thieme of the O&L Group, Mr Bisey Uirab of Namport, Mr Clement Mafwila, Ms Erica Shafudah of the Ministry of Finance, Ms Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi, Councilor Mwadhina Veico, Deputy Mayor, Councilor Elaine Trepper, and Mr Filemon Hambuda, Strategic Executive: Human Resources at the City of Windhoek.
Amukugo said the City feels it is fair to keep the public up to date by announcing the progress they are making in the recruitment process for the next CEO of the City of Windhoek.