Title:  Project Planner – 5 Year Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date:  27 February 2024

Jwaneng, BW

Description: Debswana Diamond Company would like to invite suitably qualified innovative, results oriented and self-driven individuals to apply for the position listed and described below and join a professional team driven by service excellence, where the demands of the business are met by encouraging team work and addressing the needs of the individual.

Purpose of the Role

  • To perform Planning in a project environment for more than one project;
  • To integrate Planning into project controls in a project environment for more than one project, i.e., integrate Planning with cost control , estimation, project administration, and document control


Key Job Responsibilities

  • Ensures transfer of project Planning-data between financial, accounting, planning, and procurement systems; the review of errors arising from such transfers; and coordinating actions to rectify such errors

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the safety, health and environmental program in area of responsibility
  • Estabilishes and maintains effective relationships with all key stakeholders and partners to ensure achievement of business objectives
  • Initiates and implements creative and innovative ideas to continuously improve and sustain business performance
  • Implement knowledge management principles through application of tools and methodologies to continuously improve and sustain business performance
  • Ensures transfer of cost analysis – data between financial, accounting, planning and procurement systems; the review of errors arising from such transfers and coordinating to rectify such errors.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of Planning standards and procedures, and advises the Senior Specialist – Planning about necessary changes to ensure continuous improvement
  • Manages and controls allocated timing and operates within approved parameters
  • Project Planning-related reporting
  • Project Planning-related governance
  • Planning-related contractual obligations (e.g., the impact and management of time).
  • Planning trends-determination, change request control that impacts on time, changes to schedule- baselines, and monitoring & measurement of the associated time-related impacts
  • Coordinates and checks estimation-related integration between project management work, support work and technical/specialist work, including inter-technical/specialist work
  • Planning, setting-up, and managing Estimation as part of the project controls system.


  • Diploma in related field or Artisan Qualification or Equivalent
  • Diploma in Project Management will be an added advantage


  • >5 Years in a Project Planning environment

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

Technical Competencies

  • Scope Management
  • Project Control Management
  • Data Integration
  • Estimate Management
  • Cost Control / Engineering
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Change Management
  • Operational Readiness
  • Document and Information Management
  • Front-end-loading (FEL

Behavioral Competencies

  • Business Acumen
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Developing Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment
  • Innovation
  • Impact and Influence
  • Change Leadership
  • Planning, Coordination and Execution
  • Managing Performance and Holding People Accountable

Closing Date: 27 February 2024

Debswana is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that we only contact shortlisted candidates.

Fixed Term Contract

Job Segment: Project Manager, Risk Management, Change Management, Document Control, Front End, Technology, Administrative, Management, Finance