Overview of role

Reporting to the CEO, the individual will develop and lead Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide a high performance culture that emphasises empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a flexible and adaptive workforce. 

To ensure that the Company is staffed by a suitably qualified, stable, productive and motivated labour force 

To review terms and conditions of employment, including remuneration, benefits and allowances and ensure that they are externally competitive and equitably applied internally

Job description

  • Formulates the Company’s HR plans and strategies in collaboration with departments and units and oversees their execution to ensure achievement of Botswana Oil’s goals and objectives
  • Advises executive management on all HR issues to facilitate sound HR decisions for Botswana Oil
  • Workforce analysis, determines optimum staff requirements and design of organizational structure that maximizes synergies across functions to support achievement of the Company’s strategic plan
  • Coordinates and consolidates manpower budgets (physical and financial) and prepares medium and long term manpower forecasts
  • Develops and implements an effective HR management system
  • Reviews the Company’s HR policies and practices and detailed terms and conditions of employment to ensure that the Company can compete effectively in appropriate markets for critical and required skills
  • Training needs analysis; designs and implements relevant training programmes aimed at building capacity
  • Liaises with heads of divisions, departments on identification of suitable training institutions and programmes to meet the needs of the Company
  • Manages and coordinates training and development budget for the Company
  • Coordinates recruitment and selection to facilitate the appointment and retention of high performing operational and support staff
  • Advises on the development and implementation of appropriate performance management processes to enhance organizational and individual performance, and the development of appropriate reward systems and mechanisms to attract, motivate and retain staff
  • Establishes appropriate consultation and communication mechanisms and processes
  • Ensures equitable implementation of the Company’s terms and conditions of employment, disciplinary and grievance procedures and other HR initiatives through constant monitoring of processes and pro-active interventions to minimize employee grievances and disputes
  • Acts as the Company’s chief negotiator with employees on matters relating to terms and conditions of employment and management – employee relations
  • Submits regular reports on HR projects and functions
  • Undertakes other related duties as directed by Superior
Key Performance Areas
  • General Conditions of Service for all employees
  • Corporate Training
  • Staff Welfare
  • Industrial Relations
  • Budgetary control

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration or relevant advanced Degree in Social Sciences focusing on management and developing of workforce
  • Minimum 5 (five) years experience gained in senior position with a HR department of a large organization
  • Hands-on experience in implementing HR services, policies and programmes, and providing advice to senior management
  • Professional qualification in Human Resources Management
  • Membership of relevant HR institute body will be a distinct advantage 
  • Knowledge of Botswana’s labour laws and practice is essential
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills; ability to demonstrate clear and effective two-way communication style with a wide range of people and situations
  • Demonstrated ability to persuade, influence and negotiate with others
  • Proven track record and ability to manage change and interpersonal conflict
  • Ability to understand social, economic and financial implications of decisions made
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff to realise their full potential and to embrace the organisational goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive work relations with a wide variety and level of stakeholder groups
  • Must demonstrate a personal commitment to excellence
  • Proficiency in computer applications including computerized HR information systems and other related software packages

Company profile

Botswana Oil Limited (BOL) serves as the government of Botswana’s transformation agent in the oil industry and is mandated to ensure security and efficient supply of petroleum products for Botswana, manage state owned strategic fuel reserve facilities, strategic stocks as well as bulk storage and distribution. Owned 100% by the government of Botswana, the entity is also responsible for facilitating participation of citizen companies in the petroleum sector. Botswana Oil Limited is registered under the Company’s Act and started operating in July, 2013.

Closing date and application instructions

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Deadline: Thursday 10 March 2016

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