DEPUTY DIRECTOR – MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD SECURITY

Job description

Applications are invited from highly motivated and well experienced self-driven citizens of Botswana for the position of Deputy Director in the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security, Department of Agricultural Research on a contract of 24-36 months REF: ACS 3/25A I (72)

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To coordinate and manage an enabling environment for development and dissemination of Agriculture and Agricultural related technologies

 

Key Performance Areas:

  • Coordinates adherence to set standards and quality assurance
  • Provides guidance to customers and stakeholders on developed policies and strategies specific to agricultural technologies
  • Facilitates collaboration with international institutions on development of Agricultural technologies to mitigate prevailing challenges
  • Monitors implementation of departmental strategies and annual action plans
  • Monitors implementation of approved development and reaserch projects
  • Undertakes any related duty as may be assigned by management

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be holders of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or related field
  • Master’s in the above stated disciplines will be an added advantage

Experience:

  • At least 14 years post qualification experience of which two should have been served as Chief Agricultural Research Officer or equivalent in the Private Sector

Required Competencies:

  • Strategic agility
  • Drive for results
  • Organizational agility
  • Delegation
  • Planning
  • Integrity and Trust

Benefits

Salary scale: E2 (P348 348.00 – P362 412.00) per annum

Leave: 30 working days per annum

Optional Contributory Medical Aid Scheme with BPOMAS (Government pays 50%, Employee pays 50%). However in the event the applicant has been subscribing to other Medical Aid Schemes besides BPOMAS an option to continue membership with respective Medical Schemes will be allowed. Government undertakes to contribute an amount equivalent to the portion that the employee would have been entitled to under BPOMAS.

Gratuity payable at the rate of 30% upon expiry of contract

Closing date and application instructions

Quote the vacancy code number of the post (8 of 2017) and give the following details:

  • Full names and address
  • Brief summary of career with duties (Curriculum Vitae)
  • Copies of Certificates and National Identity Card
  • At least 2 recent references

Applications should be adressed to:

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security

Private Bag 003

Gaborone

Or hand deliver to the following physical address:

Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security

Fourth floor – Office no. 424

Applications not accompanied by all the stipulated documents will not be considered

Important: All applications from serving Public Officers MUST be routed through their Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments. Applications NOT so routed will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to. The following should be provided:

Date of First Appointment

Present post, scale and date of appointment thereto

Closing date: 27 December 2017 at 1630hrs

NB: APPLICANTS WHO HAD RESPONDED TO THE INTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT NEED NOT APPLY

For further information please contact the Human Resource office at 368 9079/368 9096

Location

Gaborone