PERSONAL ASSISTANTS (X 2) – The Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)




The Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) is a parastatal organisation under the Ministry of Tertiary Education Research Science and Technology (MoTERST). It started operating in November 2013 and draws its mandate from the BQA Act No.24 of 2013. Its main objectives are to provide for and maintain a National Credit and Qualifications Framework (NCQF) and to coordinate the Education, Training and Skills Development Quality Assurance System.


The BQA invites applications from qualified candidates to fill the following positions.




Job Summary:


To provide secretarial services to the department.


Key Performance Indicators


·         Managing the Director’s diary and appointments.

·         Provision of secretarial support to Senior Management and/or Board.

·         Courteous / friendly customer service

·         Promptness and timeliness


Position Requirements



A minimum of BGCSE and a National Diploma in Secretarial Studies from a recognised institution.


At least 3 years’ experience as a Secretary/Personal Assistant in a professional office environment.


Required Competencies

Computer literate.  Experience with systems and applications relevant to the specific work area.

·Records keeping skills, fast typing skills and telephone etiquette, customer care skills

·Organising and office management skills

·Communication and interpersonal skills

·Flexibility, dependability and dedication

·Compliance with procedures instructions, rules and regulations

·Service oriented and client focused



BQA offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities and challenges of the job.

Terms of employment

Permanent and Pensionable

Application procedure

Applications with CVs, list of referees and certified copies of certificates and Omang should be forwarded on or before Tuesday 3rdFebruary 2017 to:


The Chief Executive Officer

Botswana Qualifications Authority

Private Bag BO 340



Physical Address:

BQA Offices

Office No. S33 (2nd Floor)

Plot 66450, Block 7, Gaborone

Tel: 365 7200


N.B. Preference for interviews will be given to applicants who address the main duties/key performance indicators of the position as part of their application. Applicants should specify what experiences have equipped them to effectively perform in the role. We regret that due to an anticipated overwhelming response, BQA shall only enter into correspondence with shortlisted candidates. BQA shall not return any applications and associated documentation submitted by applicants.