Cliff Dlamini

Research Fellow: Climate Chnage and Natural Resources Management

I do business in the following manner:
Professionalism: I have the unique ability to understand complex issues, analyse them and develop solutions; I have in-depth knowledge of sustainable development programmes, sub-programmes and projects, with a focus on the economic, social and environmental aspects and their relation to national development policy and planning, including equity and gender-specific dimensions; I have an inherent ability to work under pressure and to use limited time and resources effectively; I have flexibility to adapt rapidly to changing situations; and I have the capacity to ensure that the highest possible quality outputs are produced.
Teamwork: I am a leader who works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; I solicit input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; I am willing to learn from others; I place the team agenda before my personal agenda; and I support and act in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
Planning & Organizing: I believe in collective development of clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; I identify priority activities and assignments; I adjust priorities as required; I allocate appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; I foresee risks and allows for contingencies when planning; I monitor and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; and I use time efficiently.
Leadership: Over the past 20 years I have endeavoured to serve as a role model that other people want to follow; I empower others to translate vision into results; I am proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; I establish and maintain relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; and I anticipate and resolve conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions.
Judgment/Decision-making: I identify the key issues in a complex situation, and come to the heart of the problem quickly; my principle is to make sure that I gather relevant information before making a decision; I consider positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; and I always take decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization.