Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)
Mining and Coal Engineer
Reference No. VACANCY CIRCULAR NO 1 OF 2013- (REF: JA01VE)
Closing Date: 08/03/2013
Closing Time: 23:59
Posted Date: 18/02/2013
Contract type: Full time
SalaryScale F2 (P 398,808.00 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 (Mining Engineering) or any Related Field. MSc (Mining Engineering)


Experience:           At least 14 years experience on management of a mega projects would be preferable


Main Purpose of the Job:          

  • To ensure that all projects that are intended to facilitate a speedy implementation of the monetization of Botswana’s vast coal resources with particular emphasis on the mining and utilization of coal, not losing sight of the need to preserve and protect the environment.


Key Performance Areas:


·         Responsible for providing inputs that ensure optimisation of coal utilisation of all projects undertaken to ensure the facilitation of the monetisation  of the country’s coal resources, by among other things, participating in with appointment of 

a.         Consultants in the requisite qualifications.

b.         Identification and introduction of mitigation measures to manage the risk to the environment by monitoring and enforcing environmental management plans related to coal mining.

·         Inputs in the procurement of Firms for the provision of consultancy services i.e. Technical (Engineering and Environmental), Legal and Financial and monitors their performance.  By giving an 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 optimising coal utilisation for all the projects.

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

(b)       Prepares regular reports for the main stakeholders’ coal mining.

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

·         Ensures that Firms engaged for the provision of services abide by the laws of the land especially on mining

·         Assists in the Managing of expenditure

(a)       Tracks expenditure.

·         Develops and manages budget

(a)       Develops budget

(b)       Monitors and evaluates budget



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 three (3) 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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