Vacancy Circular No. 11 of 2017
VACANCY: Director, Policy Development & Research (1 POST)
SALARY SCALE: E1 (P397, 092- P413, 160) per annum
LEAVE: 30 working days per annum
BENEFITS: i) Optional contributory medical aid scheme with the Botswana Public Officers’ Medical Aid Scheme (BPOMAS)- Government pays 50% and employee pays 50%)
ii) A contract of 24 to 36 months, with gratuity at the rate of
30% payable upon expiry of contract.
To be considered for appointment, applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences with majors in Economics/Statistics, Public Policy or Business Administration or equivalent. A post graduate qualification in these areas will be an added advantage.
Applicants should have a minimum of sixteen (16) years of relevant work experience, two (2) years of which should have been served satisfactorily at Senior Management level or E2 level or its equivalent.
To plan and coordinate research activities, continually develop/review policies, regulations, new initiatives for the improved quality of management of Civil and National Registration, Immigration and Citizenship and Gender Affairs resources.
Professional Advice
• Provides professional and technical support to public and private organisations on research issues for Immigration, Citizenship, Civil & National Registration and Gender Affairs.
• Consults relevant stakeholders in the formulation and review of relevant Policies.
• Advises Government on Immigration, National Registration as well as Gender Policies
Policy Formulation and Review
• Provides strategic direction and leadership in the development of appropriate policies for the Ministry.
• Coordinates the planning and reviewing of policies, programmes and projects.
• Provides overall guidance on the implementation of Acts that are relevant to Immigration, Citizenship, Civil and National Registration and Gender Affairs.
• Develops System and framework for monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects.
Research and Analysis
• Provides technical guidance to the researchers and ensures effective implementation of research recommendations.
• Designs data collection tools, oversees data collection and analysis strategies.
• Manages the information database
• Analyses research reports, develop recommendations and presents to Senior Management.
• Establishes links with Ministry Departments and Parastatal organisations to ensure that research is conducted in relevant policy areas.
• Mobilises resources for policy research projects and related activities from within government and partners.
Policy Implementation
• Facilitates implementation of Immigration, Citizenship, Civil & National Registration and Gender Affairs policies, regulations, standards, programmes and procedures.
• Monitors progress in implementing key Policies, programmes and reforms.
• Monitors compliance and enforcement of Immigration, Civil and National Registration and Gender Affairs regulations and standards.
• Collaborates with the Public Relations Division to develop a programme for effective communication of the Ministry’s policies, programmes and projects to its stakeholders.
Monitoring and Evaluation
• Guides the development and management of a monitoring and evaluation framework on the various Policies and Programmes within the Ministry.
• Advises Ministry on the impact of Policies and strategies the Ministry is implementing as well as the best implementation approaches to follow.
• Conducts internal and external environment assessment in relation to Policies and Regulations to continuously assist the Ministry in achieving its long and short term objectives.
• Keeps abreast of trends and changes in planning and policy development, and makes recommendations for their adoption where necessary to enhance the Ministry’s planning and policy.
• Establish effective partnerships and consultation mechanism for policy and program development with non-government, private and government stakeholders.
• Strategic Management
• Leadership
• Supervisory
• Policy Development
• Strong analytical skills
Managing Complexity
• Analytical and Strategic Thinking
• Deciding and Initiating Action
• Teamwork and Partnering
• Communicating Effectively
Drive for Results
• Planning and Execution
• Supervision and Accountability
• Innovating and Driving Change
Focusing on Customers
• Delivering Quality Service
1. Applicants should quote the reference number and the vacancy circular number and give the following details:
a. Full name, address and place of birth
b. Brief summary of career with duties (Curriculum Vitae)
c. Certified copies of academic and professional certificates, and National Identity Card (Omang).
d. At least two (2) recent work related references.
e. In case of serving Public Officers;
i. Date of first appointment.
ii. Present post, scale and date of appointment thereto.
2. In the case of serving Public Officers, their applications must be routed through their Permanent Secretaries. Applications not so routed will not be considered.
3. Applications should be addressed to: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Private Bag 002, Gaborone, or hand delivered to the Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Records Management Unit, 2nd Floor, Block 8 Government Enclave.
4. E-mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted nor considered.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Only shortlisted applicants will be entered into correspondence with.
CLOSING DATE: 12 January 2018
For further information please contact: HR Division of the Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs at Telephone No: 3611240/3611255.