• Internal Audit Manager

    INTERNAL AUDIT MANAGER & LEGAL COUSEL/BOARD SECRETARY

    Date of Open
    14-06-2021
    Closing Date
    30-06-2021
  • Chief Executive Officer

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Date of Open
    02-06-2021
    Closing Date
    22-06-2021
Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has been promoting the development of the country’s beef and related beef products globally since independence. BMC strives to generate sustainable wealth for the Botswana livestock industry through efficient and equitable procurement, globally competitive operations and achievement of maximum market value for products. As BMC employees we seek pride and passion in our values where we are always in pursuit of excellence and remaining customer focused at the same time.  We are results oriented and strategically driven. We are  turning the business back to profitability and regaining our customer and national confidence. Be part of the change as;
Internal Audit Manager As Internal Audit Manager you will ensure that the Commission’s main business risks are being managed properly and its internal Control framework is operating effectively. You will provide Independent and objective opinions of the Group’s operations and report regularly to  Management, Board  Finance Audit and Risk Committee, and to the Board. Administratively you will report to the Chief Executive Officer. Key tasks:
  • Shall establish and ensure implementation of Internal Audit policies, strategies and procedures in accordance with best practice (including financial, operational and administrative processes and procedures).
  • Establish and ensure the implementation of operational policies and programmes which will optimise the utilisation of resources and delivery of quality audit of services to all functions, including financial and operational audits.
  • In conjunction with other Departments, shall develop and ensure the implementation of appropriate controls are put in place to provide the necessary procedural checks and balances necessary to protect the organisation from non-compliance and potential fraud activities.
  • Draw a risk-based annual audit plan for approval by the Board Finance Audit and Risk Committee, and ensure implementation.
  • Plan and schedule audit assignments by assessing and prioritising financial and operational activities, ensuring that high risk areas are addressed and that such risks are minimised through audit recommendations made, to improve the soundness and effectiveness of the internal control systems.
  • Undertake audits and prepare audit reports which highlight significant weaknesses with the internal control system and advises on the reliability and integrity of financial and operational information.
  • Develop and present constructive corrective action plans to Management and the Board Finance Audit and Risk committee to rectify weaknesses identified during audits.
  • Review the internal control systems established to ensure compliance with those policies, plans, procedures, laws and regulations that could have significant impact on operations.
  • Review the means of safeguarding assets, physical, financial or otherwise, and where appropriate, verifying the existence of such assets.
  • Review operations and programmes to ascertain whether results are consistent with the established goals and objectives, and whether the operations are being carried out as planned.
  • Provide reasonable assurance to the Board on the adequacy of systems and processes of risk management and corporate governance by reviewing them and providing constructive criticism as required.
  • Liaise with External Auditors and ensure that External Auditors have access to such records as they deem necessary to carry out their work and, together with the Chief Financial Officer, assist in resolving Audit queries.
  • Undertake any audit that may be assigned by the Finance Audit and Risk Committee or Board.
You have the following personal Attributes:
  • Understanding the Group business
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Self starter and able to work on your own
Minimum qualification and experience required:
  • Business Degree in Accounting /Finance
  • Professional qualification in CIA/ ACCA/CIMA/CA, BICA
  • Membership of an internationally recognised audit or accounting institution (e.g. IIA, CIA, ACCA, CIMA, BICA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is advantageous
  • 7 years of experience of which 3 years as head of Internal Audit in large Organisations.
Legal Counsel/Board Secretary Main purpose of the Job: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing the provision of legal services and board secretarial services to the Commission to ensure compliance with the provisions of legislation, international reporting standards and corporate governance requirements. Your key tasks are;
  • Board Administration
Drafting Board annual meeting plan and ensures compliance to approved schedules Preparing and collating Board papers and ensuring timely packaging and delivery to the Board members. Ensuring efficient and effective communication between the Board and BMC Management Researching and providing informed advise
  • Custodianship of Board Records
Maintaining a register of bonds, leases, contracts and securities, Committees and Board minutes  
  • Contracts negotiations and agreements
Ensuring the implementation of contract processes and procedures to protect the interest and rights of the business of the Commission
  • Provision of legal advice
Providing full legal advise to all departments within the BMC and to the Board Preparing and editing legal position papers, and related documents on behalf of the Commission as required. Maintaining litigation register  Knowledge and Skills:
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Innovative and proactive
  • Good inter personal, negotiating and communication skills
Minimum qualification and experience required: Bachelor of Laws and admitted to practice in the courts of the Republic of Botswana Company secretarial qualification will be an added advantage. 5 years’ post qualification experience, with applicable knowledge of communications and public relations frameworks The last date to receive the applications is on 25thJune 2021 Job Application Procedure Send cover letter, certified copy academic certificate and CV; including a list of names of three (3) referees to Executive Manager, Human Capital, Botswana Meat Commission, Private Bag 4, Lobatse, Tel +267 534000  Ext 1220; OR email [email protected] Correspondence will be entered into with shortlisted candidates only.      
As an essential part of the national economy of Botswana since independence, the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) has made a significant contribution to the development of the country over the years and currently operates one of the largest export abattoirs in Africa, exporting beef regionally to the African market and internationally in European, Asian and Middle Eastern Markets. Constant monitoring by the Botswana Veterinary Services allows the BMC, which is certified to the ISO 9001 quality system throughout its process, to maintain its high standard of production. For the role of Chief Executive Officer, BMC seeks a strong strategist and turn-around specialist with excellent business and financial acumen, along with out-standing leadership and management capabilities, to steer the organization as it transforms to a truly commercial self-sufficient entity. An early remit will be the comprehensive restructuring of the BMC operations to: deliver a significantly reduced cost base; improve throughput at all BMC plants; improve process efficiencies; achieve best prices for BMC products at least cost and ensure the organisation’s sustainability.
The role calls for exceptional communication and negotiating skills in order to develop relationships with key stakeholders, both locally and internationally, and influence deci-sion-makers at the highest level. Versatility and entrepreneurial flair is also required to allow for the swift and effective response to the ever-changing demands of the local, regional and international industry. Your 10 years of experience in an Executive Management position in the commercial sector, along with your knowledge of the food processing and manufacturing industry procedures, will ideally position you for this role. Additionally, a related business degree or equivalent is essential, and a post graduate qualification will be advantageous. If you are a result oriented, decisive, strategically driven, well grounded professional and are ready to assume a leadership challenge, then this is your opportunity to be part of BMC’s future and make a difference to the beef industry in Botswana.To apply, please send cover letter, certified copies of academic certificates and CV; including a list names of three (3) referees to Executive Manager, Human Capital, Botswana Meat Commission, Private Bag 4, Lobatse, or email to [email protected] Correspondence will be entered with shortlisted candidates only. Closing date for applications is 22 June 2021