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GOVERNMENT JOBS - BOTSWANA Ministry of Agriculture


VACANCY: PRINCIPAL PROCUREMENT OFfi I - (D2) [RE-ADVERTISEMENT] Tenable at Gaborone.
REF: ACS 3/25A I (58) 12 December 2016
SALARY SCALE: D2 (P231 709 – P255 828) per annum.
LEAVE: 30 working days per annum

BENEFITS:
Optional contributory Medical Aid Scheme (Government pays 50% and employee pays 50%). Contributory Pension Fund Scheme (Government pays 15% and the employee 5%).
QUALIFICATIONS:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Economics, Bcom or related fi eld. A Master’s Degree in the same fi eld will be an added advantage.

EXPERIENCE: 
A minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience two (2) of which should have been served at the level of D3 in the Public Service or equivalent level in a Parastatal or Private sector organization.

COMPETENCIES:
i) Managing Vision and Purpose 
ii) Analytical and Strategic Thinking
iii) Decision Quality 
iv) Innovation Management 
v) Strategic Agility
vi) Building Effective Teams
vii) Communicating Effectively
viii) Planning and Execution
ix) People Management and Development
x) Integrity and Trust

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
To facilitate formulation of tender contracts between suppliers and the Ministry as well as provide advice on compliance to procurement regulations and guidelines.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
- Advises the Ministry on stock range of different quantities of supplies to ensure that adequate stocks are held to meet the demand.
- Monitors contractual agreements to ensure compliance, recommends amendments and extensions to contracts and advises on contractual rights and obligations.
- Facilitates bulk procurement of supplies to ensure compliance with local procurement programme.
- Conducts market research to ensure that advertised specifications are aligned to the new product developments.
- Analyses material and equipment losses; investigates losses; discusses findings with management; recommends policy and procedure changes; prepares and coordinates the implementation of changes.
- Authorizes purchase orders of authorized limit and submits exceeding amount to the supervisor for approval.

Applicants
Quote the vacancy Code No. of the post and give the following details:
a) Full names, address, date and place of birth.
b) Brief summary of career with duties (Curriculum Vitae).
c) Recent certified copies of certificates and National Identity Card.
d) At least two (2) recent references.

Applications should be addressed to: - Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture
Private Bag 003
GABORONE

Or hand delivered to the following physical address:
Ministry of Agriculture
Fourth floor – Office No. 424
Applications not accompanied by all the stipulated documents will not be considered.

IMPORTANT
All applications from serving Public Officers MUST be routed through their Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments. Applications NOT routed will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to. The following should be provided:
Date of First Appointment
Present post, scale and date of appointment thereto.
Closing Date: 30 December 2016@ 1630 hrs
For further information please contact Agnes Tsele -3689610 and Rosticah K. Dimo - 3689096

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