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Ministry of Education & Skills Development
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Vacancy circular no.6 of 2014
Ref: E 4/1/4 Temp Date: 17 June 2014

Vacancy: Director E1 X1Post tenable at department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training –Gaborone
Applicants are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Director, Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the Ministry of Education and Skills Development.

Salary: E1 (P336 525-P349 836 per annum)
Leave: 30 working days per annum
Benefits:
(i) Optional medical aid scheme with the BOTSWANA Public officer’s medical aid scheme (BPOMAS-Government pays 50% and employee pays 50%)
(ii) For new entrants to the public service, a contract of 24-36 months with gratuity payable at the rate of 25% upon the expiry of contract.
Qualification:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business administration or strategic management, complemented by sixteen years experience two of which should have been served at the level E2 salary scale as a Deputy Director, or its equivalence in the private sector or parastatal organization. A master’s degree in any of these fields will be an added advantage.

Main purpose of the job:
To lead the department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in planning, coordinating and ensuring the implementation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training programmes in accordance with national manpower needs and the Ministry’s strategies.

A talented, proactive, self-driven and visionary leader is therefore sought to lead and direct the operations of this department.
Key performance areas:
• Provide leadership and direction to adherence of policies by developing strategies pertaining to technical and vocational education and training.
• Initiates and develops long, medium and short term plans and programmes of the Department
• Execute long, medium and short term plans and programmes at DTVET into practical activities.
• Coordinates the development of annual plans for the department.
• Represents the development in the University of Botswana advisory committee and Botswana Qualifications Authority boards
• Contributes in developing sound operational guidelines for the ministry nd ensures their implementation.
• Coordinates cascading of the annual strategic plan to divisions and colleges.
• Manages efficient and effective utilization of resources for the department.
• Coordinates the development and implementation of staff welfare programs in Technical institutions and human resource development and training needs
• Coordinate the preparation of estimates for development fund projects and distribution of funds to Technical Colleges and regional offices.
• Ensure hormones working relationship with all critical stakeholders
Required skills and competencies:
• Analytical and problem solving
• Drive for results
• Functional technical skills
• Strategic planning ad execution
• Building effective teams
• Customer service orientation
• Planning and organizing
• Managing and measuring performance
• Integrity and trust
• Creativity and innovation
Applications:
Applicants should quote the reference and vacancy circular number and provide the following:
• Detailed and updated curriculum vitae
• Certified true copies of certificates (academic and professional) and omang
• Two recent work related references (from 2012)
Serving public officers should indicate:
• Date of first appointment
• Present position and appointment thereto
Important:
All applications from serving public officers should be routed through their Heads of Department and Permanent Secretaries. Applications not so routed will not be considered. Applicants who do not meet minimum requirements stipulated above will not be responded to. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

Applications should be address to:
Permanent secretary
Ministry of Education and skills development
Private Bag 005
Gaborone

Closing date: 27 June 2014
For further information contact
The human Resource Office at +267 3674552/3655489/3674557

Source: Botswana Guardian, 20th June
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