Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)
Environmental Advisor
Reference No. VACANCY CIRCULAR NO 1 OF 2013 (REF: JA01VD)
Closing Date: 08/03/2013
Closing Time: 23:59
Posted Date: 18/02/2013
Contract type: Full time
SalaryScale F2 (P398, 808.00 per annum)
Responsable office:
General description:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified citizens for the above position in the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Coal Development Unit, Gaborone.


Leave:                             30 working days per annum.


Benefits:                1.         Optional Contributory Medical Aid Scheme

                                                (Government pays 50% and Employee pays 50%).

2.         Compulsory Pension Fund Scheme for Permanent & Pensionable Appointments (Government pays 15% and Employee pays 5%).

3.         For new entrants, a contract of 24-36 months with gratuity payable at the rate of 25% upon expiration of contract


Qualifications:        BSc (Environmental Science/ Resource Management Discipline) or any Related Field. MSc (Environmental Science/ Resource Management Discipline)



Experience:              At least 14 years experience on management of environmental issues of a mega project would be preferable



Main Purpose of the Job:          

Ensure that all projects that are intended to facilitate a speedy implementation of the

monetization of the country’s vast coal resources comply with acceptable international

environmental standards and practices thereby ensuring foreign direct investment (FDI)          


Key Performance Areas:


  • Responsible for providing inputs that ensure environmental compliance for all projects undertaken to ensure the facilitation of the monetisation of the country’s coal resources, by among other thing, participating in with the appointment of

(a)       Consultants in the requisite qualifications.

(b)       Identification and introduction of mitigation measures to mage the risk to the environmental management plans.

  • Inputs in procurement of Firms for the provision of consultancy services – Technical (Engineering and Environmental), legal and Financial and monitors their performance.  By giving and input in the preparation of Expression of Interest and Request for Proposal and spearheading the short listing and selection processes for the ESIA Consultant, with particular focus on ultimately achieving environmental compliance for all the projects.

(a)       Continual review of project risks and find appropriate mitigating measures, with particular focus on ensuring environmental compliance.

(b)       Prepares regular reports for the main stakeholders on environmental oversight.

(c)       Assists with the monitoring of various agreements with service providers.

  • Assists in Managing of expenditure.

(a)       Tracks expenditure.

·         Develops and manages budget.

(a)       Develops budget

(b)       Monitors and evaluates.



1.      Shaping Strategic Direction


                                i.            Having a clear understanding of the tasks at hand

                              ii.            Making complex decisions

                            iii.            Creating the new and different


2.      Focus on delivery


                       i.            Focusing on delivery of robust Bankable feasibility studies

                     ii.            Managing of project risks and effecting appropriate mitigating measures

                   iii.            Managing work processes and systems


3.      Integrity


                       i.            Acting with honour and character

                     ii.            Demonstrating personal flexibility


4.      Engagement


                                i.            Sharing the vision

                              ii.            Handling tough people calls

                            iii.            Getting work done through others



        i.            Management

      ii.            Leadership

    iii.            Negotiation

    iv.            Project management




Please quote the Vacancy Circular No. and provide the following details:


            a) Brief summary of career with duties (CV)

b)     Names and contact details of two (2) traceable referees.

·         Date of first appointment

·         Present post and date of appointment thereto.



IMPORTANT:    Applications from serving Public Officers must be routed through their Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments. Applications not so routed will not be considered.


Applications should be addressed to:   The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources

Private Bag 0018




Or Hand delivered at MMEWR Head Office

Fairgrounds Office Park

Block C



CLOSING DATE: 08 March 2013


For further information required contact Human Resource Management Unit on 3656658/3656685/3656688

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