ASSISTANT PROGRAMME DIRECTOR- ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY

Department/Faculty
Pathology
Closing Date
Mon, 2 Sep. 2019

FACULTY OF MEDICINE

ASSISTANT PROGRAMME DIRECTOR- ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY (3 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT, RENEWABLE FOR A FURTHER TERM OF THREE YEARS ON THE BASIS OF SATISFACTRORY PERFORMANCE)

VACANCY NO:  FM/PAT 2/2019

A vacancy exists for the position of Assistant Programme Director in Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Botswana.

The University of Botswana (www.ub.bw) is the largest and most prestigious institution of higher learning in the country. It has opened the country’s first Faculty of Medicine and is establishing an adjacent new state-of-art 450-bed Academic Hospital. The first MBBS undergraduate intake was in August 2009. Undergraduate medical training is by a Problem Based Learning [PBL] Hybrid approach which is integrated and community oriented. A number of MMed programs are active.

Duties: (1) Assist the Head of the Department (HOD) in implementing the education of undergraduate and postgraduate students in teaching hospital as well as the National Health Laboratory. (2) Provide diagnostic support and teaching in the area of specialty (3) Assist the Head of Department in academic staff recruitment (4) Work with the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, hospital (Ministry of Health) staff, Head of Department and Hospital Superintendent to set priorities in education, recruitment and infrastructure enhancement (5) Assist the HOD to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of academic programmes. (6) Act for the HOD as may be required (7) Any other duty as may be assigned by the HOD.

Requirements: (1) An undergraduate medical degree and a specialist qualification in Anatomic Pathology with a minimum of 5 years of post-specialization experience in professional practice in the relevant field. The qualification must be registerable by the BHPC with a specialist status (2) Must have been a lecturer (preferably Senior Lecturer) in the preceding 12 months prior to appointment (3) At least 1 year of distinctive record of leadership and administration of university level institution or HOD is desirable.

Attributes and skills required(1) Excellent communication and organizational skills (2) Strong academic leadership skills and sympathy for the values and culture of the University (3) Good management, human relations, sound analytical and coordinating skills.

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

Applicants are to address the stated qualification 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 CV’s (including telephone, telefax and e-mail), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, and THREE (3) reference letters.  Applicants should inform their referees to:  (i) Quote the vacancy number and position applied for and (ii) submit their references directly to the address below;

The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Medicine, Corner of Notwane and Mabuto Road, University of Botswana, Private Bag 00713 Gaborone, Botswana; or Email to nkangana@mopipi.ub.bw. Hand delivered applications should be sent to Faculty of Medicine, UB Teaching Hospital, 3rd Floor, Office F 4003 or 4004

NB:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.