Director Institutional Planning

New vacancy - open to all applications

Overview of role

Appreciating that an effective strategy must be tested and adapted to stay abreast of the changing environment and that organisational goals are cascaded down the organisation effectively, implemented robustly and monitored fervently is at the heart of this role. The Director coordinates and facilitates the organisation’s strategic processes and tasks to ensure that strategy is executed in the most optimal, integrated manner. The office is also key in delivering BIUST’s motto of Driving Change.

Job description

  • Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and indirectly to the Council, you will lead the development and implementation of the strategic planning and reporting frameworks, set the strategic roadmap with the executive team, guide the corporate planning process throughout the organisation and provide specialist knowledge, business intelligence data, best practise benchmarking information, integrative planning and budgeting methods and implementation and monitoring tools.
  • You will be measured on the quality of planning, goals and targets, cascading and communicating the strategy, availing insightful research, providing specialist input and contribution, performance reporting and people management.

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • To be successful you will need a master’s degree in Strategy, Business, Education or Development along with at least 10 years of post-qualification experience, 4 of which should be in an Senior Management Capacity (reporting directly to CEO) with experience and responsibility for the institutional planning/strategy function preferably in a higher education institution.
  • Most important will be your ability to demonstrate experience and competence as a strategic practitioner and the ability to help the university align its goals, effort and performance.

Closing date for applications is 30 April 2021

Company profile

The Botswana International University of Science and Technology’s vision is to be a premier research-based university of Science, Engineering & Technology internationally recognised for the quality and excellence of its teaching and learning; research and innovation and engagement. Because business strategy is the battle plan for realising the vision, BIUST is in search of a professional to captain the Directorate of Institutional Planning.



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