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COMMISSIONER OF LABOUR – TENABLE IN GABORONE – MINISTRY OF LABOUR

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Vacancy Circular No. 1 of 2018

The Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development seek to recruit highly motivated officer to fill the position.

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL SECURITY
1. POST: COMMISSIONER OF LABOUR
TENABLE IN GABORONE

 

 

QUALIFICATION: Degree in Human Resources Management, Economics/Industrial Relations or Behavioral Science plus at least a Diploma in Labour Law.

EXPERIENCE: 16 years relevant work experience

SALARY SCALE: E1 – (P397, 062 – P413, 160)

LEAVE: 30 Working Days

BENEFITS:
 Optional contributory Medical Aid Scheme (Government contributes 50% and Employee 50%).
 A contract of 24-36 months, with gratuity payable at the rate of 25% upon the expiry of the contract.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

 

 

To effectively develop and evaluate the strategic plan of the Department of Labour and Social Security and advices the public, workers and employers, on labour administration and labour inspection matters.

DUTIES:

• Plans and directs the activities of the Department.
• Formulates draft revisions to provisions which are not consistent with the laws of Botswana or the International Labour Standards and proposes amendments to the Minister.
• Coordinates implementation of all policy matters within the Department.
• Initiates review of the labour legislation i.e the Employment Act, Trade Disputes Act, Workers Compensation Act, Trade Unions and Employers’ Organisation Act.
• Advises Botswana missions directly and or through the Department of Foreign Affairs on all matters pertaining to Departmental activities.
• Maintains liaison with other Government Ministries and Independent Departments, Parastatal organisations, private organisations ,employers and workers organisations.

 

• Initiates formulation of policies governing labour relations through constant review of statutes to ensure compatibility with prevailing socio-economic conditions.
• Represent the Government in international conferences/meetings/seminars.
• Participates in stakeholder meetings such as HLCC Sectoral Meetings, Business Monitoring Meeting with MTI, Police, and Trade UNIONS Conferences and advices on labour matters
• Prepares mandatory reports such as the ILO Reports on Ratified and Un-ratified Conventions.
• Prepares the Annual Labour Reports for submission to Parliament by the Minister in terms of the Employment Act.
• Prepares the ILO Reports for submission to Parliament by the Minister.
• Advises members of the public on more complex aspects of labour and social security issues through the media, workshops and seminars.
• Responds to matters or appeals from persons who have been aggrieved by decision of the Department of Labour staff.
• Gives technical advice to the Advisory Boards as per Section 143 of the Employment Act.

 

• Advises Government Ministries and Independent Departments, employers, Workers and Parastatals organisations on labour matters.
• Carries out general supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organisational policies and regulations such as appraising performance.
• Monitors feedback from the Department’s clients on the adequacy of the services provided and takes corrective actions.
• Prescribes appropriate case-management and follow up progress of cases.
• Examines and resolves queries from Department and referred clients relating to labour issues.

 

 

KEY COMPETENCIES

Mastering Complexity
• Analytical and Strategic Thinking
• Deciding and Initiating Action

Engagement
• Team working and Partnering
• Communication Effectively

Drive for Results
• Planning and Execution
• Supervision and Accountability
• Innovating and Driving Change

 

Focusing on Customers
• Delivering Quality Service

Applicants should quote the Vacancy Circular number and provide the following:

a) Full name, address, date and place of birth
b) Detailed Curriculum Vitae
c) Certified copies of certificates, Omang and at least two recent references,
d) Date of first appointment, Present post and date into current post.
e) In addition, applicants are required to submit an electronic summary of their CV. Please e-mail [email protected] and [email protected] to request for the required CV format.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development
Private Bag 516
GABORONE

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
All applications must be routed through Heads of Departments. Applications not so routed will not be considered.

ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE RESPONDED TO.

CLOSING DATE: 13 FEBRUARY 2018

 

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