Job description
The Person (Applicant)
The BEAPA Board now seeks to employ a self-driven and dynamic individual to serve as the Executive Secretary. This will be the chief executive officer of the organisation responsible to and under the supervision of the Board through its Chairperson, to drive the implementation of BEAPA’s strategic objectives by operationalizing its decisions and policies, and also coming up with fund raising initiatives to enable the Association to be financially self-sustainable.
Job Summary
To be the chief executive officer of the organisation: to provide visionary and strategic leadership; to plan and coordinate Board activities in consultation with the Chairperson; to ensure effective operational and resource management; to ensure successful delivery of projects; to initiate and undertake fund raising initiatives and ensure organisational financial sustainability; to advise and support the Board.
Key Functions or Responsibilities
Organisational Strategy, Board Administration and Support;
General Administration, Programme Development, Service Provision and Support;
Financial Management, Risk Management, Facilities and Equipment Management;
Human Resource Management;
Fund Raising, Revenue Generation and Financial Sustainability Drive;
Board Secretary Services;
To carry out any other duties as instructed by the Board.
Requirements for the Position
Experience and Competencies
A minimum of five years’ work experience in the environmental or natural resource management field in any sector of the economy;
Demonstrable ability to be proactive, initiate, develop and engage in fund raising activities;
Demonstrable ability to conceptualize, develop and write quality proposals to raise funds for projects;
Evidence of ability to network and create win-win organisational partnerships;
Ability to use standard offi ce administration information communications software such as Microsoft Offi ce suite applications e.g. MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word etc.
A Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university majoring (i.e. with at least 50% of course work content) in environmental science, natural resource management, or in a cognate or allied discipline so determined by the Board;
A Master’s degree by course work and dissertation in any discipline. A Master’s degree by the same mode or higher in environmental science, natural resource management or a related field will be an added advantage;
A valid and clean driver’s license;
Proof of citizenship or permanent residence of Botswana.
No criminal record.
Conditions of Service
The office will be based in Gaborone, but the incumbent shall be required to travel as and when necessary outside their duty station;
Salary – BEAPA offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience;
Appointment will initially be for a one year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
Company profile
The Organisation (BEAPA)
Botswana Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association (BEAPA) is a not-for-profit professional society registered with the Registrar of Societies of Botswana. The BEAPA Board is constituted under section 20 of the Environmental Assessment Act No 10 of 2011 as a body corporate that governs the Association.
Among other things, the main function of the Board in terms of section 24 of the Act is to register and certify environmental assessment practitioners in accordance with section 38 of the same Act. Also, and acting in conjunction with the Competent Authority for the Act (the Department of Environmental Affairs Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources & Tourism), BEAPA regulates the quality of environmental assessment practice in Botswana through registration and certification of consultants and reviewers for the purposes of environmental protection, the public good, and ultimately to ensure sustainable development.
Closing date and application instructions
To be considered the application must contain the following as minimum:
Motivational Statement or Letter;
A current CV clearly listing all work experience;
Names of 3 referees with their full contact details, (one references must be employment related, and another must be academic and/or professional related);
Certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts. A transcript of academic record for the Bachelor’s .degree(s) is mandatory.
Applicants are at liberty to provide any additional information to assist the Board to determine their competitive edge for the position.
The position is available immediately. Applicants must indicate in their application letter the timeline by which they will be available to take up the position.
People wishing to apply should email or hand deliver their applications to:
The BEAPA Board Secretary
Fairgrounds Offi ce Park
Plot 50676, Block B, 2nd Floor
Submissions by email should be marked “Application for Executive Secretary Position” in the Subject line. Shortlisted applicants shall be required to produce original documents and also submit certified true copies of the same.
Email address:
DEADLINE: Applications should be submitted by Monday 30 January 2017 at 12 o’clock noon Botswana time. . Applications submitted later than this date shall not be considered.
(NB: Regrettably due to the anticipated number of applications BEAPA will only be able to respond to shortlisted candidates)

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