EXTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT
VACANCY CIRCULAR NO 27 OF 2024
REF: ENT 4/26/11IV (38)
DATE: 11 June 2024
VACANCY: PRINCIPAL URBAN PLANNER I – D2 – GABORONE X 1 POST
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism’s overall goal is to develop and implement policies, strategies and programmes to provide leadership and professional guidance on all matters pertaining to the conservation and management of the country’s environment and its natural resources for sustainable development and tourism.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Botswana Citizens for the
position in the Ministry Development Agency. of Environment and Tourism – Kasane/Kazungula
SALARY SCALE: D2 (P337,008 – P371,628 per annum)
LEAVE: BENEFITS 30 working days per annum.
• Optional contributory Medical Aid Scheme (Government pays 50% and Employee pays 50%)

QUALIFICATIONS: 36 months contract
Gratuity at the rate of 30% of contract earnings Degree in Urban Planning, Urban and Regional Planning or Town Planning. Master’s Degree in the above will be an added advantage.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 10 years work experience in urban planning and design. Demonstrable experience In urban planning and design projects Is required. Additionally, applicants must have demonstrable experience n the use of ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Sketchup, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Earth, Adobe InDesign and related design software. Evidence of this must be included in the application. Applicants without ArcGlS competence will not be considered.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Reporting to the Chief Planner, the Principal Planner will be responsible for the urban planning and design component of the Kasane/Kazungula Redevelopment Project, graphical representation of spatial data, urban design analysis, predefined planning and tourism planning.

Key Performance Areas
•Project management.
•Develop spatial planning frameworks.
•Preparing town planning and new housing proposals.
•Obtaining planning consent for proposals.
•Liaising with the planning team on the development of new site proposals.
•Keeping up to date with planning regulations, policy and legislation.
•Preparing supporting documentation for proposals including key data related to projects: land use, infrastructure support, demographic and costing facts and figures.
•Attending and presenting at proposal meetings, planning consent boards, appeal panels and pubSc inquiries.
•Preparing budgets and overseeing the financial administration of planning projects.
•Communicating with key stakeholders involved in the project including external and Government Agencies.
•Performing surveys and held studies where required.
•Maintaining continual professional development in accordance with the requirements of the professional institute.
•Risk management
•Time management.
•Quality assurance.
•Any other duties required to meet the exigencies of the service.

COMPETENCIES:
•Creativity
•Decision Quality
•Problem Solving
•Managing and Measuring Work
•Total Work System
•Communication and Presentation Skill
•Drive for Results
•Ethics and Values
•Conflict Management
Applications:
Applicants should quote the reference and vacancy circular number and provide the following:
a) Full name, address, Date and place of birth
b| Brief summary of careers with duties (Curriculum Vitae}
c| Certified copies of Gertlhcate(s) and Omang (National Identification Card)
d| Date of first appointment
e)Present post and date of appointment thereto
f)Two references (not older than 3 months)

Important:
All applications from serving public officers should be routed through their Heads of Departments and Permanent Secretaries. Applications not so routed will not be considered.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements stipulated above will not be responded to.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Applications should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Private Bag BO 199
Gaborone
OR
Hand delivery to:
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Open Records Management Unit
Second Hoot Office 205

Closing Date: 28th June 2024

For any further enquiries please contact the Human Resource Management Division at 3647995/3647938