Duties:  The successful candidate will be expected to (i) evaluate the nature of problems of students to identify the real problems and work out a meaningful plan of action for intervention (ii) identify and utilize the resources available to assist students (iii) provide crisis intervention and emergency services to clients with emotional distress and refer students to other community resources (iv) provide opportunities for students to understand themselves and their living conditions (v) identify students at risk and provide appropriate remedy (vi) provide consultation services within the university and relevant community agencies (vii) participate in service evaluation and research of the Unit (viii) participate in training Interns, Practicum students attached to the Centre (ix) provide counselling services to students and staff (x) participate in community service (xi) and attend to other professional duties as assigned by the Centre.

Requirements:  (i) A Master Degree in Guidance and Counselling/Counsellor Education /Counselling and Human Sciences or Counselling Psychology/Social Work/Clinical Psychology.

(ii) Excellent interpersonal, organizational presentation and research skills, individual and group counselling skills, working knowledge of personal computers. (iii) With at least three years related work experience, preferably in a higher education environment/similar setting (Doctoral Degree an added advantage).

Remuneration:  The University of Botswana offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.  For more information on the University, please visit our website:

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: 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.

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

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 5 April 2024