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Attorney General’s Chambers
Vacancy Circular No: 4 of 2013
Ref: ATT 2/5/4 VI
The Legal Aid Botswana Project is an initiative of the Government of Botswana and UNDP to test the sustainability of a national legal aid programme for Botswana, the viability of certain service delivery methods and related matters. Parliament has enacted the Legal Aid Act to establish Legal Aid Botswana as an independent public entity, however the Act has yet been brought into operation, thus Legal Aid Botswana is still a Project. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following position in the Department of Attorney General’s Chambers in Legal Aid Botswana Unit. Appointment to this post will be on a short term contract of not more than twelve (12) months.

Assistant Public Relations Officer (Gaborone x1)
Main purpose of the job:
To provide adequate publications on Legal Aid Botswana and assists management on how best the services could reach society members.
Duties:
• Ensure adequate publications on Legal Botswana and provide sound public relations activities to members of the Public.
• Disseminating information on Legal Aid Botswana project services and programmes to the general public through pamphlets, posters.
• Promotion and development of various media campaigns, public address by legal aid staff through kgotla meetings.
• Development and maintenance of sound Public Relations records.
• Liaison with other staff members on issues related to public relations.
• Giving advice and guidance on Public on public relations issues and problems
• Ensure the availability of necessary material and liaise with procurement unit regularly to make advance requests.
• Undertakes any other related tasks as required to meet the exigencies of the service.

Qualifications
• Degree in public relations, communications or related field.
• Valid Driver’s license
• Must be a citizen of Botswana
• Must be fluent in both written and spoken Setswana

Experience
This is an entry point but preference will be given to candidates who have served at least one year as intern.

Key competencies:
• Personal and interpersonal skills
• Drive for results
• Time management
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Customer focus
• Problem solving

Salary scale: attractive salary which includes benefits (P105 528. 00) per annum
Leave: 20 working days per annum

Applications:
• Applicants should quote the vacancy circular number and give the following details:
• Full name, address, telephone, dates and place of birth.
• Brief summary of career with duties (Curriculum Vitae)
• Certified copies of certificates and omang
• Certified copy of driver’s license
• At least three (3) work related references confirming the required experience
• Serving officers should provide date of first appointment, date of appointment to present post and salary scale.
Applications should be addressed to:
Interim Legal Aid Coordinator
Legal Aid Botswana
C/o Attorney General’s Chambers
Private Bag 009
Gaborone
Important:
All applications for serving officers should be routed through their permanent secretaries and heads of department. Applications not so routed will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.
For further information contact human resource office at +267 363964/3613892
Closing date: 6 December 2013

Source: Botswana Guardian, 22nd Nov
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