Attractive remuneration
26 Nov 2013
27 Dec 2013
Contract Type
Full Time


The Authority
The Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) is a body corporate whose mandate is to promote aviation regularity, safety and security and to ensure the efficient use and development of civil aviation in Botswana. CAAB is also responsible under the Civil Aviation Act, 2011 for the regulation of air transport, provision of air navigation and air traffic services as well as the development, operation and management of airports and advising the Government of Botswana on all aspects of civil aviation.

The Position
CAAB wishes to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer and is looking for a results driven and innovative individual to lead and direct the organization as well as to drive the delivery of its mandate.

The Job
Accountable to the Board of Directors, the position calls for a strategic leader who will ensure that CAAB fulfils its mandate as articulated in the Civil Aviation Act, 2011, which includes ensuring the highest safety and operational standards for all airports and air navigation facilities in Botswana in accordance with established international standards. The incumbent will formulate and/or review strategic and tactical plans for accomplishing short and long term objectives of the organisation as well as formulating and/or reviewing business plans and ensuring their efficient and effective implementation.  In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for instituting systems and procedures for the efficient functioning and effective monitoring and control of the organisation’s operations.  The incumbent will keep abreast with the latest aviation orientated technological developments and international aviation practices and procedures in order to introduce appropriate changes for modernisation of aviation facilities and equipment and to advise the Board accordingly.

The Person
The ideal candidate, who will have exceptional proven leadership capabilities, should possess a minimum of a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Transport Management, Economics, Finance, Engineering or equivalent professional aviation qualification. The candidate is additionally required to possess a minimum of ten (10) years senior management experience gained from an organization directly related to the civil aviation industry. It is imperative that the person should possess broad knowledge of finance and corporate governance, as well as sound knowledge of civil aviation trends at national, regional and international levels.

The candidate is expected to have:

a)    Strong leadership skills, with proven ability to foster teamwork;
b)    Expertise in strategic management, budgeting, resource and performance management;
c)    Strong project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
d)    Ability to analyse and interpret operational, economic and financial data and to apply sound management principles in making business decisions;  
e)    Ability to manage stakeholder relations will be key in this role as well as excellent communication and networking skills.

Applicants should note that this is a contract position for periods ranging from three (3) to five (5) years.

CAAB offers attractive remuneration commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Submission of Applications
Interested candidates can apply in confidence, enclosing a letter of motivation and detailed curriculum vitae, as well as names and contact details of three traceable referees to Recruitment Manager, People Connections. Applications can be emailed by clicking on the 'Apply now Button'

The closing date for applications is 27 December 2013.