MDP RESEARCH ASSISTANT (2 Positions)

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

VACANCY NO: IRC 1401

Applicants are invited from suitable Batswana for the position of Research Assistants in the School of Graduate Studies, Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) for a period of two (2) years.  MDP is a modular cross-disciplinary programme at the University of Botswana.

Duties: The successful candidates will be expected to (i) assist the MDP Coordinator in the day-to-day administration and management of the MDP programme; (ii) perform administrative duties of the MDP programme such as filing and archiving academic records and training materials, arranging teaching schedule and organising field or research trips; (iii) be the first point of contact for programme-related queries and support the delivery of teaching and learning experience for all students; (iv) carry out any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the MDP Programme Coordinator. Successful candidates will work under the supervision of the MDP Programme Coordinator.

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Requirements: Applicants should have: (i) a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or Environmental Science or related fields; (ii) previous experience in academic research, programme administration and management; and (iii) Masters’ degree in Social Sciences or Environmental Science or related fields shall be an added advantage.

Remuneration: The University offers a competitive salary benefits commensurate with qualification and experience. For more information on the University, please visit our website:  www.ub.bw

How to Apply: Applicants are to address the stated qualification and provide other information to assist the University determine their suitability for the position.  They should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CV’s (including telephone, telefax and email), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, and send complete documentation to: The Human Resource Manager, Appointments and Administration (Support), University of Botswana, Private Bag 0022, Gaborone:  Botswana.  Telephone: (267) 3552040/2048/4147, Fax: (267) 3974796; E-mail: mfetane@ub.ac.bw/ ramahobok@ub.ac.bw. Applicants should inform their referees to: (i) Quote the Vacancy number and position applied for and (ii) submit their references directly to the above address, before the stipulated closing date. Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be processed.

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Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Block 108, Office No. 205 (108/205).

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 10 June 2024