Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) Information Technology Vacancies

DATE: 25 JULY 2017
Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) is a semi-autonomous organization of
Government, responsible for assessing and collecting tax revenue as well as border
administration. BURS invites dynamic, self- motivated and qualified citizens of Botswana to
apply for the following posts:

Main purpose of job:
To plan, manage, coordinate, architect, and supervise all activities related to the integration
of software programs, applications, and third party solutions as required to meet the
business requirements of the organisation.
To develop technology specifications and ensure that new technology solutions are
designed for optimal access and usefulness.
To develop and maintain an application integration architecture blueprint for the
organization, overseeing testing of the interoperability of application modules.
Key Performance Areas
1. Translation of business needs into technology solutions
2. Oversee definition of requirements, assessment of infrastructure and hardware
capacity to meet application requirements and preparation of architectural design
3. Oversee the design of information systems to be implemented according to BURS
goals, needs and objectives
4. Effective utilisation of resources
5. Project direction and control
6. Management of contractors, suppliers and service providers to specifications and
contract obligations
7. Customer Service
8. Training and development of staff
Position Requirements
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field and a
recognised IT Industry Certification, e.g TOGAF (The Open Group
Architecture Framework), ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure
Library), COBIT 5 (Control Objectives for Information and Related
Experience: At least six (6) years relevant post qualification experience in a major
IT environment with knowledge of a wide range of IT delivery areas,
two (2) of which should have been at professional or equivalent level.
This role requires both broad and deep technology knowledge and the
ability to architect technology based solutions by mapping common
customer business objectives to reusable end to end technology
solutions. Knowledge of systems and business analysis tools is a
Competencies: Technical Leadership
Planning & Organising
Critical Thinking
Creativity & Innovation
Management of Resources
Consultations & Interpersonal Relations
Judgement & Decision Making
Development and Empowerment of others

Salary: BURS 04 (P355,236 – P431,364 per annum)
Main purpose of job:
To render legal advice to user departments, deliver day to day work relating to contract and
legislative drafting, including monitoring BURS contracts, revenue laws, intergovernmental
agreements and legal resource books. To conduct litigation and resolution of appeals
arising from the exercise of powers or duties under the revenue laws, including revenue
appeals, revenue debt collection and criminal prosecutions.
NOTE: This is a generic profile and covers the various aspects of Legal Services: Board
Services, Contract Management, Litigation & Legal Opinions, Legislation & Compliance.
Key Performance Areas
1. Timely provision of accurate legal advice.
2. Quality of legal advice resulting in minimal successful challenges to BURS` activities
and actions
3. Cost effective provision of legal services
4. Timely delivery and availability of legal documents and advice
5. Quality Customer Service
6. Comprehensive drafting and reviewing of legislation and other legal instruments
Position Requirements
Qualifications: Bachelor`s Degree in Law from a recognised University
Professionalism: Must be admitted as an Attorney at Law. A specialisation in Taxation
AND/OR Commercial Law will be an added advantage.
Experience: At least four (4) years relevant post qualification experience, two (2) of
which should have been at Senior Officer Level or equivalent.
Competencies: Technical Expertise
Critical Thinking
Creativity & Innovation
Team Leadership
Planning & Organising
Salary: BURS 05 (P257,964 – P343,788 per annum)

Main purpose of job:
To be responsible for the performance of any/ all functions involved in the development and/
or maintenance of new or existing applications.
Using programming language and technology, writes code, completes programming and
documentation, and performs testing and debugging of applications. Analyses, designs,
programs, debugs and modifies software enhancements and/ or new products used in
maintaining, auditing and improving organisational support systems by using existing
systems or incorporating new technologies to meet particular needs of the organisation.
Note: This is a generic profile for positions of Programmer Java and Programmer non-java;
Depending on the business needs, Programmers will be selected based on the business
priority areas of either competence in Java programming or non-java. Provision for the
specific programming language will be provided through the manpower process.
Key Performance Areas
1. Developing and implementation of web-based java/non-java applications per design.
2. Ability to interpret technical design documentation e.g. UML diagrams etc.
3. Profound insights into software development, documentation and unit testing
4. Understanding of established software development lifecycle and familiarity with at
least 1 version control system.
5. Fundamental understanding of web-based system programming and MVC
architectural development
6. Good knowledge and demonstrated troubleshooting abilities on connectivity issues
due to firewall, load balancer, proxy, and others. Knowledge of Web Services and
integration methodologies.
7. Experience with SQL Query development as it relates to databases applications
8. Customer Service
9. Training of staff

Position Requirements:
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or
related field and recognised industry certification, e.g. C#, .Net, ABAP
and BASIS certification. Where the position is to operate JAVA based
programming, a recognised certification on JavaScript, html,
Cascading style sheets (CSS) is desirable.
Experience: Degree Holders- At least two (2) years relevant post qualification
experience in programming at Officer level or equivalent, with
knowledge of Oracle, Java, C#, .Net, SQL, JavaScript etc
Competencies: Technical Expertise
Critical Thinking
Creativity and Innovation
Team Leadership
Planning & Organising

Salary: BURS 06 (P180,732 – P242,832 per annum)
Main purpose of job:
To test and implement changes to computer databases, and implement security measures
to safeguard computer databases.
To monitor database capacity and perform repeating types of database maintenance
activities e.g restores, roll backs, test environment setup, creation of users and roles, etc.
Key Performance Areas
1. Availability and security of databases
2. Test databases and correct errors
3. Analysing and determining database requirements
4. Continous improvement efforts in enhancing performance and providing increased
functionality , thus ensuring continuous space availability
5. Monitoring activities, and documenting problems, changes, and solutions
6. Ability to assist in solving unexpected problems
Position Requirements:
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in IT or related area.
Experience: At least two (2) years relevant post qualification experience in
database administration at Officer level or equivalent.
Competencies: Technical Expertise
Critical Thinking
Salary: BURS 06 (P180,732 – P242,832 per annum)
BURS offers a competitive salary and benefits such as, Medical Aid, Contributory Pension
Fund, Group Life Assurance Cover, 24 hour Group Personal Accident cover, Housing
Subsidy and Staff Welfare Schemes (Non-Guaranteed Personal and Residential and
Vehicle loans etc).
Candidates who meet the requirements for the above mentioned positions should apply and
attach comprehensive up to date curriculum vitae, certified copies of certificates, Omang
and at least two (2) work related references from current or previous employers, at least
one (1) reference should be current. Applications which do not meet the required provisions
will not be considered.
All applications should be addressed to;
Director Human Resources
Botswana Unified Revenue Service
Block B, 4th Floor
Private Bag 0013
Note: Candidates who meet the requirements for the above mentioned positions should
apply and attach the necessary supporting documents. BURS will only enter into
correspondence with shortlisted candidates.
For any information regarding these positions, please contact the Human Resources office
at these telephone numbers: 3638906 (L. Tubego), 3639606 (M. Ntapu) or 3638936 (K.
Closing date: 09
August, 2017 at 1630 hours