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Location: Gaborone, Botswana – Department: Public sector reforms (re- advertisement)

Job Detail:

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) is an independent trust set up by a Presidential Directive. It started operations in 1995 as a non-government policy research institute. BIDPA focuses mainly on Research and PolicyAnalysis and Capacity building in policy analysis. The focus of BIDPA work is informed by the Institute’s mandate as defined in the deed of trust that formed the institution.

BIDPA seeks to recruit qualified and self driven individuals for the following position:

SHE Officer

BIDPA would like to recruit a qualified and self-driven Botswana national on a temporary basis for the following position:

SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT OFFICER

Description of Responsibilities:

The Safety, Health and Environment Assistantis responsible for conducting a risk assessment of the workplace in relation to the COVID 19 situation and recommend appropriate measures to ensure workers health and safety.

Administer required measures and ensure adherence to all health and safety protocols.

Sensitise staff on acceptable conduct and provide any other relevant information aimed at preventing exposure and spread of the virus.

Prepare all necessary reports and documentation required by Management and/or Government pertaining to Covid 19 and any risk related matters in Safety,Health and Environment.

Perform any other duties related to area of specialty as may be required.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent.

TENURE

This would be a temporary appointment for an initial period of three (3) months and may be extended up to six months as and when deemed necessary.

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should submit a narrative letter describing their suitability for the position applied for, a detailed CV, certified copies of Omang, educational certificates, and names and contact details of three referees to:

The Executive Director, BIDPA,

Private Bag BR-29,

Gaborone, Botswana.

Applications may also be submitted through E-mail to recruitment@bidpa.bw

CLOSING DATE:
25 May 2020

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Location: Gaborone, Botswana – Department: Public sector reforms (re- advertisement)

Job Detail:

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) is an independent trust set up by a Presidential Directive. It started operations in 1995 as a non-government policy research institute. BIDPA focuses mainly on Research and Policy Analysis and Capacity building in policy analysis. The focus of BIDPA work is informed by the Institute’s mandate as defined in the deed of trust that formed the institution.

BIDPA seeks to recruit qualified and self driven individuals for the following position:

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW – PUBLIC SECTOR REFORMS (RE- ADVERTISEMENT)

Main Purpose of the Job: To lead research projects and consultancy assignments and share responsibility for capacity building and mentoring of junior researchers. To work closely with government, private sector, non-governmental organisations, development partners and international organizations in the provision of services and in marketing the Institute.

Description of Responsibilities:

To provide leadership in the determination of priorities for policy research and analysis; planning, organisation and implementation of research and consultancy projects in the relevant unit.

To supervise, orient, coordinate and monitor the research activities of the relevant unit, and to ensure that projects are accepted by clients, and delivered within the agreed budgets and terms of the contracts.

To coordinate and organise technical cooperation projects, advisory missions, regional seminars, conferences, technical meetings and training activities to meet Botswana Government needs and the needs of the SADC member states on policy related issues

To advise policymakers on the practical implementation of policies.

Build the capacity of, guide and mentor junior researchers.

Work closely with government, international development cooperation partners, the private sector and non-governmental organisations, who are the main clients for BIDPA.

Promote and market the activities and services of the Institute.

Assist in the fundraising activities of the Institute, including developing and implementing strategies for meeting income generation targets of the Institute through both demand-driven, supply driven and commissioned studies.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

A PhD degree in Public Administration or Political Science, with emphasis on Public Policy

EXPERIENCE:

Five (5) years relevant post PhD research experience.

A strong record of published work in reputable international journals and related outlets.

Proven track record of research and consultancy work of international standing in policy analysis.

Proven track record of work in the formulation of strategies and policies in the relevant field.

Extensive experience in research and in the provision of advisory services to governments and the private sector.

Ample experience in institutional relationships with national governments and international organisations.

Experience in designing instruments for primary data collection and in the analysis of such data is highly desirable.

COMPETENCIES:

An excellent grasp of contemporary policy issues;

Familiarity with the economies of Botswana and Southern Africa;

An excellent grasp of key policy and related issues in the relevant field;

Good writing and presentation skills at both technical and non-technical levels;

Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively with other team members;

Ability to oversee and coordinate the work of junior staff and technical cooperation partners.

REMUNERATION

A competitive and negotiable salary package is offered including relocation costs, medical aid and gratuity. Salary will be commensurate with work experience.

TENURE

BIDPA offers appointment on contract duration of 5 years for citizens and 3 years for non-citizens

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should submit a narrative letter describing their suitability for the position applied for, as well as their experience and achievements, a detailed CV, certified copies of educational certificates, and three references to:

The Executive Director, BIDPA,

Private Bag BR-29,

Gaborone, Botswana.

Applications may also be submitted through E-mail to recruitmentsrf@bidpa.bw;

CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled

Applicants who responded to the previous advert need not reapply. The Institute will only acknowledge short listed applicants.

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Location: Gaborone, Botswana – Department: Research

Job Detail:

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) is an independent trust set up by a Presidential Directive. It started operations in 1995 as a non-government policy research institute. BIDPA focuses mainly on Research and Policy Analysis and Capacity building in policy analysis. The focus of BIDPA work is informed by the Institute’s mandate as defined in the deed of trust that formed the institution.

BIDPA seeks to recruit qualified and self driven individuals for the following position:

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW – INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)

Main Purpose of the Job: To lead research projects and consultancy assignments and share responsibility for capacity building and mentoring of junior researchers. To work closely with government, private sector, non-governmental organisations, development partners and international organizations in the provision of services and in marketing the Institute.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • To provide leadership in the determination of priorities for policy research and analysis; planning, organisation and implementation of research and consultancy projects in the relevant unit.
  • To supervise, orient, coordinate and monitor the research activities of the relevant unit, and to ensure that projects are accepted by clients, and delivered within the agreed budgets and terms of the contracts.
  • To coordinate and organise technical cooperation projects, advisory missions, regional seminars, conferences, technical meetings and training activities to meet Botswana Government needs and the needs of the SADC member states on policy related issues
  • To advise policymakers on the practical implementation of policies.
  • Build the capacity of, guide and mentor junior researchers.
  • Work closely with government, international development cooperation partners, the private sector and non-governmental organisations, who are the main clients for BIDPA.
  • Promote and market the activities and services of the Institute.
  • Assist in the fundraising activities of the Institute, including developing and implementing strategies for meeting income generation targets of the Institute through both demand-driven, supply driven and commissioned studies.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

A PhD degree in Economics (or equivalent), with specialisation in International Trade.

EXPERIENCE:

  •  Five (5) years relevant post PhD research experience.
  • A strong record of published work in reputable international journals and related outlets.
  • Proven track record of research and consultancy work of international standing in policy analysis.
  • Proven track record of work in the formulation of strategies and policies in the relevant field.
  • Extensive experience in research and in the provision of advisory services to governments and the private sector.
  • Ample experience in institutional relationships with national governments and international organisations.
  • Experience in designing instruments for primary data collection and in the analysis of such data is highly desirable.

COMPETENCIES:

  • An excellent grasp of contemporary policy issues;
  • Familiarity with the economies of Botswana and Southern Africa;
  • An excellent grasp of key policy and related issues in the relevant field;
  • Good writing and presentation skills at both technical and non-technical levels;
  • Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively with other team members;
  • Ability to oversee and coordinate the work of junior staff and technical cooperation partners.

REMUNERATION

A competitive and negotiable salary package is offered including relocation costs, medical aid and gratuity. Salary will be commensurate with work experience.

TENURE

BIDPA offers appointment on contract duration of 5 years for citizens and 3 years for non-citizens

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should submit a narrative letter describing their suitability for the position applied for, as well as their experience and achievements, a detailed CV, certified copies of educational certificates, and three references to:

 

The Executive Director, BIDPA,

Private Bag BR-29,

Gaborone, Botswana.

Applications may also be submitted through E-mail to recruitmentsrf@bidpa.bw;

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

Applicants who responded to the previous advert need not reapply. The Institute will only acknowledge short listed applicants.

Apply Now

Location: Gaborone, Botswana – Department: Research

Job Detail:

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) is an independent trust set up by a Presidential Directive. It started operations in 1995 as a non-government policy research institute. BIDPA focuses mainly on Research and Policy Analysis and Capacity building in policy analysis. The focus of BIDPA work is informed by the Institute’s mandate as defined in the deed of trust that formed the institution.

BIDPA seeks to recruit qualified and self driven individuals for the following position:

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW (MACROECONOMICS FORECASTING & PLANNING (RE- ADVERTISMENT)

Main Purpose of the Job: To lead research projects and consultancy assignments and share responsibility for capacity building and mentoring of junior researchers. To work closely with government, private sector, non-governmental organisations, development partners and international organizations in the provision of services and in marketing the Institute.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • To provide leadership in the determination of priorities for policy research and analysis; planning, organisation and implementation of research and consultancy projects in the relevant unit.
  • To supervise, orient, coordinate and monitor the research activities of the relevant unit, and to ensure that projects are accepted by clients, and delivered within the agreed budgets and terms of the contracts.
  • To coordinate and organise technical cooperation projects, advisory missions, regional seminars, conferences, technical meetings and training activities to meet Botswana Government needs and the needs of the SADC member states on policy related issues
  • To advise policymakers on the practical implementation of policies.
  • Build the capacity of, guide and mentor junior researchers.
  • Work closely with government, international development cooperation partners, the private sector and non-governmental organisations, who are the main clients for BIDPA.
  • Promote and market the activities and services of the Institute.
  • Assist in the fundraising activities of the Institute, including developing and implementing strategies for meeting income generation targets of the Institute through both demand-driven, supply driven and commissioned studies.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

A PhD degree in Economics (or equivalent), with specialisation in Macro Economics

EXPERIENCE:

  • Five (5) years relevant post PhD research experience.
  • A strong record of published work in reputable international journals and related outlets.
  • Proven track record of research and consultancy work of international standing in policy analysis.
  • Proven track record of work in the formulation of strategies and policies in the relevant field.
  • Extensive experience in research and in the provision of advisory services to governments and the private sector.
  • Ample experience in institutional relationships with national governments and international organisations.
  • Experience in designing instruments for primary data collection and in the analysis of such data is highly desirable.

COMPETENCIES:

  • An excellent grasp of contemporary policy issues;
  • Familiarity with the economies of Botswana and Southern Africa;
  • An excellent grasp of key policy and related issues in the relevant field;
  • Good writing and presentation skills at both technical and non-technical levels;
  • Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively with other team members;
  • Ability to oversee and coordinate the work of junior staff and technical cooperation partners.

 

REMUNERATION

A competitive and negotiable salary package is offered including relocation costs, medical aid and gratuity. Salary will be commensurate with work experience.

TENURE

BIDPA offers appointment on contract duration of 5 years for citizens and 3 years for non-citizens

APPLICATIONS:

Applicants should submit a narrative letter describing their suitability for the position applied for, as well as their experience and achievements, a detailed CV, certified copies of educational certificates, and three references to:

The Executive Director, BIDPA,

Private Bag BR-29,

Gaborone, Botswana.

Applications may also be submitted through E-mail to recruitmentsrf@bidpa.bw;

 

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled

 

Applicants who responded to the previous advert need not reapply. The Institute will only acknowledge short listed applicants.

Apply Now