National Librarian – Ministry of Youth Empowerment Sport and Culture Development

Purpose of the Job

To coordinate the development and implementation of library policies and programmes


Coordinate the development and review of library policies and legislation
Develop strategies for implementing the Legal Deposit Law and issuance of the ISBN
Oversee the development and implementation of Library procedure manuals and internal operation policies and standards
Provide guidance in the development and implementation of appropriate Library Information Technologies
Establish collaboration with international library agencies and advise the Policy Specialisation best practices
Coordinate the standardization of promotional/publicity requirements (materials) and prioritize for implementation
Initiate formulation and implementation of programmes for people with disabilities
Monitor and review the implementation of approved library projects in liaison with the Planning
Coordinate the preparation of regular progress reports required by different stakeholders
Guide the development and implementation of departmental strategies and annual performance plans


Managing vision and purpose
Managing through systems
Dealing with Ambiguity
Customer focus
Managing Diversity
Innovation Management
Quality Decision Making



Degree in Library and Information Studies/Social Sciences/Humanities or related field. Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies/Social Sciences/Humanities or related field will be an added advantage


A minimum of twelve (12) years relevant post qualification experience


Optional Contributory Medical Aid Scheme (Government pays 50%, Employee pays 50%)
Contributory Pension Fund (Government pays 15%, Employee pays 5%)
For new entrants to the Public Service, a contract of 24-36 months with gratuity payable at the rate of 25% upon expiry of contract

Salary Scale: E2 (P 348,348 – P362,412) per annum

Leave: 30 working days per annum
Closing date and application instructions

Applicants should;

Quote the number of the vacancy circular – Vacancy Circular No. 14 of 2017 and give the following details

Full name and contact details
Brief summary of career with duties (CV and current basic salary)
Certified copies of certificates and National Identity Card

At least two (2) recent work related references (of not more than 2 years)

In the case of serving officers, the following should be provided;

Date of first appointment
Present post, salary scale and date of appointment thereto


All applications from serving public officers should be routed through their Heads of Department and Permanent Secretaries. Applications not so routed will not be considered

Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to

Applications should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development

Private Bag 00514


OR Hand Deliver at MYSC, Central Business District (CBD) behind High Court of Botswana, sixth floor, Records Management Unit.

Closing Date: 21 August 2017