Location: Gaborone, BW

Company: waterutili

Long Description

Closing Date: 13 December 2023

Long Description

Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) is one of the leaders in the water supply industry in the region and strives to be the best internationally. The Corporation prides itself in employing the best human resource capital available to effectively deliver on its mandate and ultimately attain its aspirations.  WUC would like to invite suitably qualified individuals who wish to join an employer of choice and meet the profile, to apply to be considered for the below position based at Head-Office.

Position Purpose

Specialist: Procurement (Projects)


Position Purpose

This role is responsible for facilitating management in compliance to the public procurement legislation (PP Act, 2021) and related procedures and promote the fundamental principles of transparency, competition, value for money, efficiency, fairness and accountability in public procurement for the Corporation.  It acts as an advisor to the Senior Manager – Procurement Oversight Unit on any procurement matters relating to Projects/Works.

The role is accountable for the Corporation’s formal procurement decisions through the Senior Manager – Procurement Oversight Unit with a focus on pre-adjudication, recommendation of an award, rejection, cancellation, or any other appropriate recommendation related to a tender for procurement of works in a procuring entity in accordance with good governance, legal and regulatory compliance.

Position Key Responsibilities

Position Key Responsibilities

Operational Strategy of the Procurement Oversight Unit

Procurement Oversight Unit Management

Stakeholder Management

Procurement Management & Reporting

Compliance & Governance

Accountability & Transparency: Records & Ethics


Position Outcomes & Measures

Position Outcomes & Measures

Compliance to WUC Procurement Policies and Procedures

Effective compliance and monitoring of all procurement matters

Risk Management

Compliance to Public Procurement Act

Management of procurement oversight unit records

Implementation of Government Economic Empowerment Schemes/initiatives

WUC Technical Competencies

Financial Management
Sourcing (Commodity Management, Contract Management and Purchasing)
Supplier Development and Governance
Strategy Translation
Tender Management
Supply Chain Regulatory Framework

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical/ Civil/ Construction Engineering
  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) MCIPS – CMILT or Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM)- CPSM or National Contract Management Association (NCMA)-CPCM will be an added advantage.


A minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience in a Procurement or Procurement Oversight environment.

Experience and knowledge in purchasing, supply management, or financial experience is desirable.



Salary: An attractive Salary Package commensurate to the market

Leave: 30 working days per annum

Pension: A Contributory Pension Scheme (16.5% WUC and 4% Employee)


Other Benefits

Group Life Assurance (24-hour coverage)

75% paid by the Corporation towards Medical Aid

Closing Date

Interested Botswana citizens should address their cover letter to:


Human Resource Director

Water Utilities Corporation

Private Bag 00276





Attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (C.V), certified copies of certificates, National Identity Card (Omang) as well as professional references and names and addresses of two referees.


NB: Cover letter, certificates, identity card (omang), and references should be scanned as one document and uploaded with the cover letter.


Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.


No Physical applications will be accepted.