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Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)
Rail and Logistics Engineer
Reference No. VACANCY CIRCULAR NO 1 OF 2013- (REF: JA01VF)
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:        Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or equivalent. Post graduate specialization in transport and logistics management is preferred



Experience:          At least 14 years experience on management of a mega projects,

five of which should have been at senior managerial level in transport                 operations management preferably in a railway environment



Main Purpose of the Job:          

  • To plan, organize, direct, manage and control the cost effective, competitive, safe conveyance of coal and freight throughout Botswana railways’ network and adjoining railway administrations to optimize utilization of assets and resources, maximize profitability and meet customer service expectations and ensure adherence to Coal Development Unit (CDU) operational regulations to promote reliability and safety throughout the network

Key Performance Areas:



·         Establishment of supply chain and marketing policies and procedures

·         Increased volumes of traffic and numbers of customers to optimise network capacity.

·         Development of cost recovery, cost containment and profit improvement solutions

·         Provision of a world class customer service

·         Accuracy and reliable interpretation of available data and market tracking.

·         Development of strategic business alliances.

·         Enhanced awareness of Coal Development Unit (CDU) products and services by the public in general and particular target markets

·         Cost effective management of budget in order to reduce operating costs.

·         Safety, and avoidance of accidents and incidents.

·         Establishment of operating procedures, regulations and policies

·         Optimal utilization of rolling stock and human resources.

·         Adherence to agreed train and delivery schedules.

·         Cost effective management of budget in order to reduce operating costs and maximize profitability.

·         Training and Development of staff.


·         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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