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Location Kanye
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The National Food Technology Research Centre (NFTRC), a government funded Food Science and Technology Research institution based in Kanye, Botswana, invites applications from qualified and experienced persons for the position of Senior Research Scientist Technology Transfer within the Research & Development Division.

Main purpose of the job: To plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate technology transfer and commercialization of Research and Development output.

Key Performance Areas

  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Budget Management
  • Programme Development

Requirements: A Master’s Degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Process Engineering, or a related discipline, plus proven food industry experience including commercial research and food manufacturing process development are required. Full membership of a recognized professional body is essential.

Applications including detailed curriculum vitae, certified educational certificates, and names and contact details of three referees should be addressed to:

Managing Director
Private Bag 008

OR email: recruitment@naftec.org

CLOSING DATE: 22nd May 2017

Note: NFTRC will only enter into correspondence with short listed candidates

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Title Finance Manager – Applications Closed: 30th June 2016
Location Kanye
Job Information

Vacancy Circular no 2 of 2016 – Finance Manager – 3 Year Fixed Term Contract

This position is within Director of Corporate Services Division.

Main purpose of the job:     

To plan, manage and control the provision of financial management and accounting services to the Centre to ensure the accurate and timely maintenance of accounts and financial reports, adequacy of cash flow, and optimization of investment income to enhance the efficiency of the Centre and facilitate the achievement of the Board’s organizational and business objectives.

Key Performance Areas:                 

  • Accuracy and availability of financial information at different levels of decision making
  • Accuracy of financial forecasts and projections
  • Compliance with international financial reporting and statutory requirements
  • Budget and cash flow management, and maximization of surplus revenue
  • Minimization of audit queries
  • Preparation and presentation of financial reports to management, Board of Directors and financial sponsors (Botswana Government and other Donors)
  • Cost Control and Risk Management

Position Requirements:

Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, and a professional accounting qualification. Membership of an internationally recognized institute in Accounting (ACCA, CA, CIMA). In addition, membership of Botswana Institute of Accountants is a necessity. At least eight (8) years post qualification experience at Senior Management level in a computerized accounting system (preferably ACCPAC). Detailed knowledge of IT Systems to enhance quality management and accounting is a necessity and knowledge of government budgeting process is an added advantage.


  • Interpersonal relations skills
  • Organizational, supervisory and resource management skills
  • Negotiations skills
  • Excellent communication, influence and impact
  • Strategic orientation
  • Proactive, initiative and innovation
  • Managerial skills
  • Analytical skills
  • A good knowledge of regulatory compliance

Remuneration and Benefits:

NFTRC offers attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications including comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of educational certificates and three letters of reference should be addressed to.

The Human Resources and Administration Manager


Private Bag 008



Closing date: 30th June 2016

NB: NFTRC will only enter into correspondence with short listed candidates.

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