Jobs at Botswana Power Corporation – Deadline 16/12/2016

BPC(Botswana Power Corporation) has vacancies for the following positions : 

1. Telecommunications Engineer(x1),tenable in Francistown. 
2.Protection Engineer(x1),tenable in Gaborone. 
3.Assistant Planning and Systems Satudies Engineering(x1) tenable in Gaborone. 4.Telecommunications Artisan (x2)-tenable in Francistown and Palapye(with NCC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

Apply with CV,certified copies of certificates through Registry office on an envelope clearly marked in bold letters the position being applied for and its location,:to:- 

Manager Human Resources and Support Services,Botswana Power Corporation,P.O Box 48,Gaborone or alternatively e-mail the applications(applies to all positions) to,indicating the position being applied for on the subject line. 

NB:Please note that proof of Registration with the Botswana Engineers Registration Board(ERB) is mandatory for all engineering Degree holder job applicants.Failure to attach the relevant proof will lead to automatic disqualification.

Closing date:Friday 16 December 2016.

source:Daily Newspaper dated:Tuesday 6 December 2016

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The U.S. Mission in Botswana is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Motor Pool Supervisor. OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources CLOSING DATE: December 7, 2016 WORK HOURS:Full-time 40 hours/week

Under the general supervision of the Logistics Manager, incumbent manages the development, implementation, and administration of the Motor Pool program from the standpoint of funds, staff, facilities, program equipment, and other resources. Plans, directs and coordinates motor pool operations and maintenance for the Embassy and associated agencies.  Directly responsible for fleet management and preventive maintenance of approximately 54 vehicles.  Oversees the preparation of required reports, monitors fuel consumption and mileage, and ensures that procurement of parts, fuel and other automotive services are consistent with United States Government or local regulations.  Directly supervises a Dispatcher and approximately 8 drivers in the motor pool.

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  When qualified, applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


(1)   AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2)   AEFM / USEFM
(3)   FS on LWOP**

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process.  Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.


1.      Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy:  nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.  

2.      Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.  Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3.      Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4.      The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the following: local security certification

5.      Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1.      Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources.  (See “For Further Information” above);        
2.      Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)


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The SADC Secretariat announces the launch of the 2017 SADC Media Awards Competition. The Awards are in the fields of Print Journalism, Radio Journalism, Television Journalism and Photojournalism. Prospective entrants are invited to submit their entries accompanied by proof of their nationality to the National Adjudication Committee (NAC) in their respective countries.
Rules of the competition
a) The entries should have been published/broadcast between January and December the year preceding the awards (2016) by a registered and/or authorized media house or agency or carried on a website of a registered and/or authorized media house or agency in any of the SADC Member States;
b) The themes of the entries to be submitted for the competition must be on issues and activities promoting Regional Integration in the SADC region, i.e. infrastructure, economy, water, culture, sports, agriculture, etc.
c) All media practitioners who are SADC nationals may enter the competition, except those in institutions contracted by SADC and the SADC Secretariat staff;
d) All works entering the competition should be in one of the SADC working languages, i.e. English, Portuguese, French and any national indigenous language of the SADC Region and should be submitted as they were published/broadcast (newspaper cutting, websites, magazines, audio CDs or video cassettes/DVDs, newsletters;
e) Entries are invited from the following categories:
i) Print Journalism: comprising features/articles published in newspapers, newsletters, website, magazines;
ii) Print Journalism submissions should have a minimum of 100 (one hundred words and a maximum of 2000 (two thousand) words.
iii) Radio Journalism: comprising broadcast material;
iv) Broadcast material should have a minimum duration of one minute and a maximum duration of one hour and all Broadcast material should be accompanied by a CD/Video for the work
v) Television Journalism: comprising televised material;
• Broadcast material should have a minimum duration of one minute and a maximum duration of one hour and all Broadcast material should be accompanied by a transcript in any of the languages indicated in Rule D above.
vi) Photojournalism: comprising published pictures with a caption;
• Photographic entries should have a minimum of a single photo, a pictorial of up to 10 photos and an album of up to 20 photos.
f) All entries must be submitted to the National Adjudication Committee not later than February 28, 2017.
g) All submissions must be made on the SADC Media Award Entry Form and should contain full contact details of the entrant, including, passport-sized photograph, physical address, telephone and, where applicable, fax number and e-mail address;
h) Entries will be initially screened and judged by the National Adjudication Committee in each Member State, which will select the best entry in each of the four categories to be forwarded to the Regional Adjudication Committee (RAC), through the SADC Secretariat not later than April 30, 2017.
i) Selection of the best regional entries will be decided upon by the RAC;
j) The decision of the RAC shall be final;
k) The winners will be announced and receive their prizes during the 37th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government;
l) The Awards will include Print, Radio, Television and Photo journalism and each category carries a prize of US$2000.00.
m) The monetary prizes will be accompanied by a certificate signed by the SADC Chairperson;
n) The prizes will be paid directly to the winner. In the case of a winner being unable to attend the ceremony, SADC will make arrangements to give the prize in his/her home country;
o) The RAC reserves the right not to award a prize in any of the categories if the entries do not satisfactorily meet the competition requirements; In such an event RAC may award such prizes to deserving entries that may score second or third place in the other categories.
Further information and entry forms are obtainable from the National Adjudication Committees and SADC Media Coordinators in each Member State and can be downloaded online at
Entries to be hand delivered to:
Botswana Government Communication and Information System (BGCIS)
Plot 211, Tsheko Road (Opposite Gaborone Senior Secondary School
Please contact: Ms Osesenaqa Lekgoko and Ms Potso Thari at
Tel: 3698579/3698562 email: /

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