BITRI invites suitably qualified applicants for the following positions:


Main Purpose of the Position:
The electric mobility assistant technician will demonstrate to and guide the electric mobility trainees through a hands-on approach, the technologies of electric vehicles and effectively support the Electric Mobility Team in performing ICE to EV conversions, which responsibilities will include:
 Assist the capacity-building facilitators with the planning and practical activities of the training modules.
 Organise the workshop to facilitate the running of the training sessions.
 Receive and organise spares for BEVs and ICE to EV conversion activities in a digital database.
 Assist with coordination of vehicle disassembly and assembly, testing and related quality assurance procedures.
 Maintain a record of each ICE to EV converted vehicle worked on for future maintenance needs.

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A minimum of a National Craft Certificate in Auto Mechanics, Auto Electrical or any related trade AND training in electric mobility or electric vehicles technologies from a recognised institution or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to BITRI is required.
Experience and Working Knowledge
The incumbent shall have as a minimum:
• 2 years’ experience in the field of their trade. This experience can be a cumulation of short internship work experiences.
• Prior experience in the automotive, maritime or heavy plant machinery industries will be an advantage.
• Good communication skills, ability and interest to work across a range of different projects in the electric mobility programme, good organisational skills, attention to detail, ability to work under tight timelines and ability to work independently and overtime.
• Rehearsed computer skills particularly in MSWord and MS Excel.

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BITRI offers attractive working conditions and remuneration commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The above position is for a TWO (2) year fixed term contract.
Application letters with comprehensive CVs, certified copies of certificates and names of 3 traceable referees should be submitted to the following address:
The Chief Executive Officer
Botswana Institute for Technology, Research and Innovation (BITRI)
C/o Plot No. 50654, Machel Drive
Private Bag 0082, Gaborone
Tel: 3607500 Email: and

The closing date for applications is 7th June 2024.

NB: Due to the anticipated high number of applications, BITRI will only respond to shortlisted candidates.