Chief Operations Officer
University of Botswana Office of the Vice Chancellor
Botswana

Chief Operations Officer

Office of the Vice Chancellor

Chief Operations Officer

Vacancy No. IRC 937

The current host of converging social and economic forces, both national and global require the University to re-position itself to be relevant and responsive to the changes that are taking place in its external environment. This requires a fundamental root and branch rethink of the University which will involve preserving the qualities that have built its reputation, while at the same time deciding what to change and possibly discard and what new things it should be doing. The end state will be a University of Botswana that is fit for purpose and ready to serve the needs and expectations of the nation and the future generations of its citizens.

Through its new strategy ‘Creating a Future for the Knowledge Generation,’ the University is thinking about that future and how it will position itself for systematic and enduring change.  To achieve this, the University wishes to invite suitable applicants for the following Executive positions; 

Job Overview

As a member of Executive Management Team and reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the incumbent is responsible for leading and directing the formulation and effective delivery of the University’s operations support services strategy that will support the implementation of the University’s overall strategy and ensure that the University functions optimally.

The incumbent will also ensure provision of customer focused processes that ensures effective and efficient delivery of operational support services to the University’s stakeholders.

Principal Accountabilities: The successful candidate will be expected to lead and undertake the following:

  1. Transformational Operations Strategy
  2. Operations Planning
  3. Operations Policy
  4. Functional Management
  5. People Management
  6. Human Resources
  7. Facilities Planning and Management
  8. Information Technology
  9. Operational Quality Management
  10. Corporate Records Management
  11. Marketing and Communication
  12. University Development
  13. University Governance and Management
  14. Project Management

Education, Qualifications and Experience: Master’s level qualification in Business Management or relevant Managerial discipline with substantial level of professional achievement commensurate with a Senior Management University leadership role.

Desirable Professional Standing: (i) Professional graduate accreditations and memberships (ii) Continuous professional development certification.      

Work Experience: (i) A minimum of 6 years’ experience at senior management level (Director and above) in charge of operations preferably in a University or a large organization (ii) A minimum of 6 years’ professional management experience with a proven record of Senior Management experience and achievement in strategy and operations management in a University.

Remuneration: The University of Botswana offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants are to address the stated qualifications and provide other information to assist the University determine their suitability for the position. They should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CVs (including telephone, telefax and e-mail), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, and send complete documentation to:

The Deputy Director, Appointments and Administration, University of Botswana, Private Bag 0022, Gaborone, Botswana; Telephone: (+267) 355 2324/ 4200/ Fax (+267) 395 9399.

Applicants should inform their referee/s to: (i) Quote the Vacancy number and position applied for and (ii) submit their references directly to the above address, before the stipulated closing date.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to the West Wing of the Administration Building, Block 108, Office 211 or 207.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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