Duties: Manages laboratories/workshops on a day to day basis, e.g. delegation of duties, supervision and training of subordinate staff; (ii) Acts as a Safety Officer for the Department and reports to the Chief Technician/Head of Department; (iii) Maintains standards and a high productivity in the laboratories/workshops; (iv) Demonstrates where appropriately competent, the use of laboratory/workshop equipment and experimental techniques to classes; (v) Inspects, maintains, services and repairs all equipment, machinery tools and materials where appropriate; (vi) Advises in the purchase of materials and state of experiments or practical exercises and projects; (vii) Keep equipment inventory and be responsible for purchase requisitions for the department; (viii) Supervise all laboratory staff; (ix) Where necessary, represents the technical staff in Departmental board meeting; (x) Undertakes duties as maybe assigned.

Requirements: Candidates should: (i) have at least a Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences field or related field, the possession of a Masters would be an added advantage (ii) 5 years post qualification relevant experience (iii) At least 3 years of service at a level of Technician excluding the period of full-time study and a record of outstanding service and must have strong interpersonal and communication skills

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Remuneration: The University offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information, please visit the university website at

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 CVs (including telephone, fax and e-mail), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, three reference letters, and send complete documentation to: The HR Manager, Faculty of Education, University of Botswana, Private Bag UB 00702, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 5731; Fax (267) 318 5096; E-mail:

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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 acknowledged.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Office No. 111 or 104 at Block 231 (231/111 or 104).

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: 23 November 2022