Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)
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Coal Specialist X2
Closing Date: 11/01/2013
Closing Time: 12:00
Posted Date: 24/12/2012
Location: Gaborone
Contract type: Full time
SalaryScale to be negotiated
Responsable office:
General description:

The Australian Government-funded Australia-Africa Partnerships Facility (AAPF), managed by Cardno Emerging Markets, is working with the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) to recruit for two coal specialist roles based at the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MWEWR) in Gabarone, Botswana. 
 
The two roles are a Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator for MWEWR's Coal Development Unit (CDU), established in 2012 to facilitate development of the coal value chain for Botswana; from mining, coal washing, power generation, transportation, storage at ports to shipping.

“The mandate of the CDU is to facilitate monetisation of Botswana coal by developing and implementing an accelerated coal monetisation strategic plan, coordination of the optimisation of the coal value chain, directing the planning of the coal and coal related rail development, undertake coal facilitatory projects and will be the contact point between government and the private sector,” the Botswana Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Ponatshego Kedikilwe, said.

Job description:

Coordinator
The Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the development and execution of MWEWR's coal monetisation program, aimed to ensure that coal becomes one of the country's main sources of revenue by 2025.

 

Deputy Coordinator
The Deputy Coordinator will be required to assist with coordinating the development and execution of MWEWR's coal monetisation program through the development of seaborne coal infrastructure.

 

Job requirements:

Coordinator
The ideal candidate would possess a minimum of 14 years professional experience in the relevant area including the management of mega infrastructure projects, preferably in coal mining. Also, at least an MSc in mining engineering or related subject and, ideally, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).   

Deputy Coordinator
The ideal candidate would possess a minimum of 10 years professional experience in transport logistics, including in the management of mega infrastructure projects, preferably in rail development. Also, at least an MSc in civil engineering or related subject and, ideally, an MBA. 

Both positions are three years (renewable). An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated. 

How to apply:

To express interest in either role, please submit your application by e-mail, including cover letter (no more than four pages) and a detailed resume (no more than four pages) nominating three referees, quoting the job title of the position you are applying for to the Recruitment Manager at Recruitment.aapf@cardno.com
 
The closing date for applications is close of business Friday 11 January 2013. 
 
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

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