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Botswana Public Employees Union

Head of Department - Education & Capacity Building

Main purpose of the job:

To educate and develop the capacity of union structures and human resources in the union by providing high quality information, training and development support

Key performance areas
Assessment of organizational training and capacity building needs
Contribution to the development of training and capacity building policies and strategies
Coordination of education and capacity building projects from planning to delivery to follow up.
Facilitation of multidisciplinary working teams, ideally in the design and implementation of capacity building programmes
Evaluation and assessment of impact of training and/or capacity building programmes
Curriculum development and testing
Training of shop stewards and union leadership

Position requirements
Preference given to holders of a degree in education, social sciences or related area


At least five experiences in education, or an organization with a truck record of education, training and development with knowledge of, and passion for, trade unionism. Knowledge of labour legislation and public sector conditions of employment and human resource practices is essential.
Previous experience as a shop steward or other elected union role will be an advantage.

Competencies: self confidence and assertiveness
Team leadership
Strong communication skills and interpersonal relations
Decisive and results focused

Core accountabilities and responsibilities
Initiate analysis of training needs, identify and support the design and delivery of training, processing the evaluation forms, and carry out necessary follow-up work
To take the lead on coordinating capacity building projects and coordinating the input of staff/ members across the organization
Responsible for organizing the logistics of internal and external union training events. Includes liaising publicity and delegates bookings, answering delegate queries, monitor attendance, assist in creating a working registration through intranet (monitor and update) and dealing with any problems which might arise.
To assess the capacity and learning needs of union members and staff
Carry out training needs analyses in order to identify training and other capacity building requirements
To manage the production of training programmes and materials for, training, seminars and conferences, including assisting trainers in development of materials, for example, research and design materials for training, seminars and conferences.
To evaluate the effectiveness of capacity building interventions through feedback from participants and managers, and where applicable, measure the impact of the interventions through various research methods.
Establish and maintain an electronic filing system to monitor training provision, maintaining new and archiving old training material
Participate in continued professional development of members and staff

The union offers an attractive remunerative package that includes:
Competitive salary
Contributory pension scheme (employer pays 10%; employee 5%)
Generous leave of 24 days per annum
Group life cover
Optional funeral scheme cover
Medical aid (employer pays 50% employee 50%)
Staff loan scheme

Direct your applications to:

The General Secretary
P.O.BOX 320

Or hand-deliver to plot 6036
Extension 2

The deadline for submission of applications is 27th June 2014

Source: Mmegi 20th June
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