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Deputy Director: Veterinary Services at MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT: CORPORATE SERVICES
EXTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT
VACANCY NO.22 OF 2023
REF: MOA 4/9/2 I (38) DATE: 28 September 2023
VACANCY: DEPUTY DIRECTOR – VETERINARY SERVICES – E2 (1 POST)
Applicants are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Deputy Director under Department of Veterinary Services on a contract of 24 to 36 months.
Salary Scale: E2 (P427, 860 – P445.176 per annum)
Leave: 30 working days per annum

Benefits:
I. For new entrants to the Public Service, a contract of 24 to 36 months with gratuity payable at the rate of 30%.
II. Optional contributory Medical Aid Scheme with Botswana Public Officer Medical Aid Scheme (BPOMAS) (Government pays 50% and the employee 50%). However, in the event the applicant has been subscribing to any other Medical Aid Schemes besides BPOMAS an option to continue membership with that Medical Scheme will be allowed. Government undertakes to contribute an amount equivalent to the portion that the employee would have been entitled to under BPOMAS.

Qualifications
Degree in Veterinary Medicine or related field.

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Experience
A minimum of twelve (10) years’ experience in Veterinary Services, two (2) years of which must have been served as Chief Veterinary Officer on grade D1 or equivalent in the related fields.
Main Purpose of the Job
To coordinate and manage Department functions aimed at the prevention and control of animal diseases in Botswana.
Key Performance Areas
Provides professional advice and direction on livestock development and agricultural resource conservation policies, legislations, and strategies.
Advise the Director on relevant legislation revision on disease control strategies.
Engage relevant stakeholders to exchange information on the international disease situations. Supervises implementation of animal disease investigation, prevention and control programs Coordinates the maintenance of meat hygiene standards at abattoirs.
Liaises with neighboring countries on world animal disease situations.
Monitor and inspect disease control activities and presents progress reports to the Director.

Required Competencies
• Deciding and Initiating Action
• Leading and Supervising
• Working with People
• Adhering to Principles and Values
• Persuading and Influencing
• Analyzing
• Formulating Strategies and Concepts
• Adapting and Responding to Change

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JOB APPLICATION DETAILS

APPLICATION DETAILS
Applications
Quote the vacancy number of the advert and provide the following details:-
• Brief summary of career with duties (Curriculum Vitae).
• Copies of certificates and valid identity.
• Present post, scale and date of appointment thereto.
• At least two (2) references.
Applications not accompanied by all the stipulated documents will not be considered.
Important

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. 425

Closing Date: 13 October 2023 by 1630hrs

Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

For more information please contact Human Resources Office at 3689610/ 3689079

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