Directorates Directorates

Directorate of Administration

The Directorate is headed by a Director and is responsible for the sub-divisions of Finance, IT, General Services, Personnel and Auxiliary Services.  These provide essential administrative service to the Ministry’s’ staff in Windhoek and at overseas posts.

The Administration Department is the central coordination hub, geared towards the promotion of coherency and coordination between the strategy and the various actors within the Ministry and the Missions abroad. The ideals are harmonized to ensure the delivery of effective support services that complement the successful implementation of the Foreign Service Policy, and skilled and motivated Human Capital for the Foreign Service.

The platform is designed through a comprehensive set of essential administrative services, carefully crafted in units of Human Resources, Information Technology, General Services, Auxiliary Services and Finance. The Department, amongst other aspects, represents the following functions:

Human Capital Management

The key focus is on Human Capital Development, Organizational Development and the implementation of the Human Resources Development Plan. This ensures that a competent staff complement emerges to secure a high performance culture.

Information Technology Accessibility and Connectivity

Emphasis is placed on the ability to enable and deliver fully fledged access to Information Technology, and the effective use thereof to facilitate multimedia communication strategies for the Ministry, and consistent access to information on demand.

Infrastructural and Asset and Management

Efforts are aimed at ensuring access to infrastructural support for a conducive work environment.

Service procurement and acquisition

Effective coordination of the service acquisition and delivery thereof within the set administrative guidelines and procedures.

Directorate of Legal Treaties and Agreements

The Directorate is headed by a Director and has main two divisions:  Multilateral Treaties division and Bilateral agreements division, each headed by a Deputy Director.

The Directorate

  • assists in the preparation and deposit of instruments for ratification/acceptance/accession of Conventions;
  • receives and processes requests for legal assistance from other Ministries and other countries;
  • participates in the negotiations of agreements, coordinates negotiations with other Ministries, and does the preparation of agreements to be signed;
  • provides in-house legal advice;
  • attends to the authentication of documents;
  • attends to meetings of a legal nature;
  • participates in the work of international and disarmament organizations, etc

Directorate of Information and Research

This Directorate is headed by a Director and consists of two sections:  Public Relations section and library section, headed by a Deputy Director.

The directorate is task with implementing the Public Diplomacy strategies, develop research strategy and enhance library management system.

The objective is to create a communication environment that allows optimal opportunity for the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation to gain exposure through the use of various communication and information tools.

The Directorate provides information about current events to the media, the domestic public and the foreign public.

The Directorate has embarked upon a renewed comprehensive public diplomacy drive that will ensure that the ministry’s international relations policy is known across all sectors of our society.

Head of Directorates Head of Directorates


Head: Ms. Annel Endjala


Legal Treaties & Agreements

Head: Mr. Gerhard Theron


Information & Research

Head: Ms. Bertha Amakali