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Ministry of Health
Mandate: Ministry of Health exists to promote & provide comprehensive preventative, curative & rehabilitative quality health services to the nation.
Vision: model of excellence in Quality Health Services.

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Principal Public Relations Officer II

KAOGBK
Circular No: 34 of2013
Applications are invited from suitably qualified citizens for the above position in the ministry of health, corporate services.
Salary: D3 (P182, 784-P201, 792) per annum
Benefits: A. Optional Contributory Medical Aid Scheme (Government pays 50% Employee 50%) B. Contributory Pension Fund Scheme (Government pays 15% Employee 5% of the basic salary)
Leave: 30 working days per annum.
Qualifications: Degree in Public relations and communication or equivalent
Experience: At least 8 years relevant post qualification experience of which two (2) years should have been served as Senior Public Relations Officer.
Main purpose of the job: To promoter and maintain the Ministry’s corporate image and good relations with the public by developing and managing the ministry‘s public relations, customer services and communication strategy.
Key performance areas
1. Provides professional leadership of the section
2. Coordinates the development of the ministry’s newsletter
3. Prepares press release and statements highlighting positive developments in the ministry.
4. Coordinates the development of annual performance plan for the section in line with the division’s strategic plan.
5. Determines finance and manpower budget estimates for the section
6. Coordinates media relations activities
7. Arranges media briefing for the ministry in response to particular subjects and produces press releases.
8. Analysis news reports to identify major incidents /activities affecting the ministry and gives advice as appropriate.
9. Investigate and resolve customer enquiries and complaints equitably and timely.
10. Act as a link between the ministry, the media and other organizations and special interest groups to build and maintain rapport.
11. Creates and maintains a positive image of the ministry by maintaining a fully documented and accessible body of information.
Required competencies
• Functional/technical
• Strong communication skills
• Approachability
• Integrity and trust
• Strategic agility
• Ethics and values
• Composure
• Drive for results

Applications:
Quote the number of this vacancy circular and provide the following details:
a) Full name, address and place of birth
b) Brief summary of career duties (curriculum vitae)
c) Certified copies of certificates (academic and professional), current references (not more than 6 months) and identify card (omang).
d) In case of serving public officers/mission hospitals’ employees,
(i) Date of first appointment,
(ii) Present post and date of appointment thereto.
Applications should be addressed to:
Permanent secretary
Ministry of Health
P/Bag 0038
Gaborone

Or hand deliver to:
Ministry of Health Headquarters
office 8A2

Important: All applications from serving Public Officers must be routed to their Heads of Department Secretaries. Applications not so routed will not be considered.

In addition applicants are required to submit an electronic summary of their CV in Microsoft Excel format. Please email to mntukununu@gov.bw or ttlhabano@gov.bw to request for the required CV format.
Only short listed candidates would be responded to.

Closing date: 30th August 2013
For further information contact: Human Resource
Management Unit on
Tel: + 267 3632076/3632073/3632828.

Source: Mmegi, 16th Aug
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