BOTSWANA GOVERNMENT JOBS – MINISTRY OF STATE PRESIDENT


VACANCIES
MINISTRY OF STATE PRESIDENT-NATIONAL STRATEGY OFFICE
REF: NSO 8/40/2 III (30) 17th October, 2016
Applications are invited from highly motivated and well experienced self – driven citizens of Botswana for the following vacant positions in the Ministry of State President – National Strategy Office
VACANCY CIRCULAR NO. 8 OF 2016
1. PRINCIPAL PROCUREMENT OFFICER II
SALARY: D3 (P207 564.00 –P229 152.00 per annum)
LEAVE: 30 working days per annum
BENEFITS:
i. Contributory Pension Scheme (Government pays 15% and employee pays 5%)
ii. Optional contributory Medical Aid (Government pays 50% and employee pays 50%)
QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates should have at least a Diploma or Degree in Strategic Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply Level 6 or any other related field.
EXPERIENCE:
• A minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience in the Public Sector or equivalent, two (2) years of which should have been served at D4 level or equivalent.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB;
To coordinate procurement of supplies, services and works as well as management and disposal of assets for National Strategy Office in a timely and efficient manner.
DUTIES;
• Develops and maintains work programmes and schedules for on-going contracts and newly planned ones.
• Conducts market research to ensure that advertised specifications are aligned to the new product developments.
• Compiles data contained in quotations/proposals/bids to facilitate the determination of the best supplier in terms of quality, delivery time, discounts and transportation costs among others.
• Develops and maintains productive working relationships with customers and suppliers, with a focus on incorporating client specific contractual requirements.
• Analyses procurement patterns to continuously identify and take advantage of cost saving through innovative sourcing and procurement techniques.
• Supervises bulk procurement of supplies to ensure compliance with local procurement programme.
• Manages the inventory of National Strategy Office assets.
• Prepare and distribute tender documents and evaluation of bids.
• Review vender invoices, determines accuracy of charges and funding availability, summaries and allocates costs prior to management approval and processes supplies invoices for payment.
• Undertakes any other related duties as may be assigned by management.
KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
• Planning
• Integrity and Trust
• Process Management
• Customer Focus
• Managing and Measuring Work
• Drive for results
VACANCY CIRCULAR NO. 9 OF 2016
2. PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER II
SALARY: D3 (P207 564.00 –P229 152.00 per annum)
LEAVE: 30 working days per annum
BENEFITS:
iii. Contributory Pension Scheme (Government pays 15% and employee pays 5%)
iv. Optional contributory Medical Aid (Government pays 50% and employee pays 50%)
QUALIFICATIONS:
Degree in Communication Studies or Public Relations or Journalism or its equivalent.
EXPERIENCE:
• A minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience in the Public Sector or equivalent in the Private Sector or in a Parastatal Organization, two (2) years of which should have been served at D4 level or equivalent.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB;
To develop and coordinate communication initiatives that promote the image and reputation of National Strategy Office.
DUTIES;
• Interprets public relations and media policies to stakeholders.
• Networks and liaises with media organizations in an effort to give full publicity to events and functions in National Strategy Office.
• Attends to Customer queries and complains.
• Implements strategies relating to public relations and media services.
• Drafts Press release and statements highlighting positive development in National Strategy Office.
• Undertakes public relations and media programme across the Department to encourage positive reporting.
• Sources information to update website content and ensure that the quality of the pages meet international standards.
• Manages Department special events and news conferences.
• Produces posters, billboards, pamphlets and other publicity materials.
• Produces corporate publications.
• Takes photographs for news stories.
• Downloads and achieve photos for news and web purposes.
• Arranges for any interview or news coverage.
• Maintains database of all printed coverage relating to the Department.
• Follows-up requests for information.
• Investigates and resolves customer queries.
• Researches on job related issues to keep abreast with latest developments.
KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
• Communication skills
• Integrity and Trust
• Time management
• Customer Focus
• Innovation management
• Drive for results
APPLICANTS SHOULD:
Quote the Vacancy Circular Number and provide the following details:
a) Detailed Curriculum Vitae
b) Certified copies of relevant certificates and National Identity Card
c) At least three (3) recent work-related references (with full contact details) confirming the required experience
d) The following should be provided
• Date of first appointment
• Present post, salary grade and date of appointment thereto.
Important:
All applications must be routed through their Permanent Secretaries or Heads of Independent Departments. Applications not so routed will not be considered.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Director General
National Strategy Office
Private Bag 00274
Gaborone
Or hand delivered to the National Strategy Office – Records Management Unit, 3rd floor office 15, Debswana House, Plot 1188-1196 Main Mall Gaborone.
For further clarification please contact the following numbers: 3631729/3631710 or 3631739.
Closing Date: 4th November 2016.

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