ASSISTANT PROGRAMME DIRECTOR (3 POSITIONS)

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Botswana, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the positions referenced below. The positions are offered on fixed contract terms of three (3) years, which may be renewable, on the basis of satisfactory performance.
a)           Anesthesia
b)           Radiology
c)           Emergency Medicine
The University of Botswana (www.ub.bw) is the largest and most prestigious institution of higher learning in the country. It has opened the country’s first Faculty of Medicine and is establishing an adjacent new state-of-art 450-bed Academic Hospital. The first MBBS undergraduate intake was in August 2009. Undergraduate medical training is by a Problem Based Learning [PBL] Hybrid approach which is integrated and community oriented.  The Faculty has also been able to introduce a number of Master of Medicine programs, which are currently running.

DUTIES: a) Assist the Head of the Department (HOD) in implementing the education of undergraduate and postgraduate students and of medical interns, junior doctors and other members of the clinical care team in the clinical teaching facilities; b) Provide patient care and clinical and public health teaching and training in the area of specialty; c) Participate in relevant  research; d) Work with the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, health facilities (Ministry of Health) clinical staff, Head of Department and Hospital Superintendent to set priorities in education, research, service,  recruitment and infrastructure enhancement; and e) Assist the HOD to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of academic programmes.
REQUIREMENTS: a) An undergraduate medical degree and a specialist qualification in a relevant specialty of medicine with a minimum of five (5) years of post-specialization experience in professional practice. The qualification must be registerable by the Botswana Health Professions Council with a specialist status; b) must have at least twelve (12) months experience as a Lecturer (preferably Senior Lecturer); c) At least one (1) year of distinctive record of leadership and administration of university level institution; d) Act for the HOD as may be required.
EXTERNAL CANDIDATES must have at least twelve (12) months experience as a Senior Lecturer or higher academic rank and must have had experience of coordinating a postgraduate clinical programme in the relevant field for at least one (1) year.
ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS REQUIRED: a) Excellent communication and organizational skills; b) Strong academic leadership skills and sympathy for the values and culture of the University; and c) Good management, human relations, sound analytical and coordinating skills.
Applications should quote the vacancy number of the post, provide current Curriculum Vitae (including telephone, telefax and e-mail), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, and THREE (3) reference letters.  Applicants are to address the stated qualification and provide other information to assist the university determine their suitability for the position.
Applicants should inform their referees to:  (i) Quote the vacancy number and position and; (ii) send their references directly to the address below.
The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Medicine, Corner of Notwane and Mabuto Road, University of Botswana, Private Bag 00713 Gaborone, Botswana; or Email to nkangana@mopipi.ub.bw
Hand delivered applications should be delivered to;
Faculty of Medicine,
Corner of Notwane and Mabuto Road,
UB Teaching Hospital,
3rd Floor, Office F 4003
Gaborone
NB:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Closing DATE: 31st January 2018