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SECRETARY GENERAL – BOTSWANA RED CROSS SOCIETY

RE- ADVERTISEMENT – SECRETARY GENERAL

REPORTS TO: BOTSWANA RED CROSS SOCIETY NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (BOARD OF BRCS)

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The BRCS invites applications for the position of Secretary General. The position is at tho level of Permanent Secretary.

 

The Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) was established by an Act of Parliament as a neutral, impartial and Independent humanitarian organisation that is auxiliary to the Government of Botswana.

 

BRCS is NOT an NGO It is a National Society (NS) that was constituted on the basis of International and Domestic Law by virtue of the Government being signatory to the Geneva Conventions.

 

The mandate of the 8RCS as stipulated in the Act is to complement Government work on Health, Social Services and Disaster Management. The BRCS forms part of the international Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies which is the largest humanitarian network operating in 190 countries.

 

2. JOB SUMMARY

The Secretary General (SG) is the Chief Executive Officer of the BRCS.

 

Tho Secretary General is responsible for:

Managing the operations of the National Society and ensuring compliance with approved policies, procedures and standards;

Guiding and overseeing financial, personnel and administration functions

Ensuring timeous reporting to the Donors, National Executive Committee (NEC) and International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC).

 

 

3. MAIN DUTIES

Human Capital Management

Ensures a high performing BRCS with efficient operating systems and prudent financial Management

Hiring and managing staff

Ensures efficient and effective professional staff.

I. Leadership Role

Represents BRCS at high level National. Regional and International fora and meetings

Leads the implementation of BRCS Strategic goals

Ensures effective networking, liaison and collaboration with all stakeholders (UN Family, Government of Botswana. Private sector. Local authorities. Media and communities).

Serves as Board Sec rotary

 

II. Financial Management

Leads the preparation and presentation of annual work programme and budgets.

Assumes overall responsibility for adherence to financial policies and donor standards.

 

4. POSITION REQUIREMENTS

I. Education

Degree in Community Development, Social Sciences, Business Administration or Equivalent.

Master s degree will be 3n added advantage.

 

ii. Experience

At least 10 years work experience in a senior position with the following competencies:

Proven track record in managing Human and financial Resources

Experience In Project Management and production of quality reports. Monitoring and Evaluation

Demonstrated skills and experience in Strategic Plan Development

Demonstrated fundraising experience

ill. Required Skills:

Goal oriented

Superior oral and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills in high level settings

Skills to develop and maintain strong relations at all levels

Ability to work under pressure

 

Applications letters with CVs, certified copies of Identity Card and at least three (3) traceable references should be addressed to:

The President

Botswana Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 485
Gaborone

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 23 February 2018

NOTE: correspondence will be limited to shortlisted applicants only: no telephones enquiries please.

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