Ministry of Local Government Botswana (MLG) Current Job Vacancies

Ministry of Local Government Botswana (MLG) Current Job Vacancies

The ministry oversees 16 local authorities and semi-autonomous local authorities categorized into City, Town and District Councils inclusive of tribal administrations. These institutions are decentralized to facilitate the Ministry’s development programmes and services at local level. They foster local democracy and governance while also promoting social welfare and economic empowerment of disadvantaged groups.Departments/Sections of the Ministry

  • Department of Local Government Finance and Procurement
  • Department of Local Governance and Development Planning
  • Department of Tribal Administration
  • Department of Local Government Technical Services 
  • Department of Social Protection
  • Department of Community Development
  • Rural Development
  • Corporate Services 

Departments/Sections and Key Functions

Department of Local Government Finance and Procurement

  • ​To facilitate sound financial management and control,
  • To ensure availability of adequate resources to local authorities for them to meet their statutory responsibilities,
  • To produce valuation rolls to local authorities,
  • To examine accounts of local authorities, and
  • To procure and distribute food in communities to targeted beneficiaries.

Department of Local Governance and Development Planning

  • To deliver effective local governance through district development planning, development and monitoring of policies, statutes and guidelines.  
  • Department of Tribal Administration
  • To ensure that all tribal administrative institutions across Botswana are made more effective and efficient. 

Department of Local Government Technical Services 

  • To provide technical advice to local authorities and other departments of the ministry on matters pertaining to the development of infrastructure.
  • Department of Social Protection
  • To coordinate, monitor and evaluate social protection programmes/projects delivery to improve the quality of life of Batswana. Service delivery is guided by divisions such as child protection services, family welfare, elderly and social benefits services, information, research and public relations division, specialized services and departmental management.

SALARY SCALE B5/3 P26,764-P49,044
LEAVE; 20 working days per annum
BENEFITS; 1) Optional Contribution Medical Aid Scheme (Government pay 50% & employee pay 50%)
2)Contributory Pension Scheme(Government pays 15% & employee pay 5%)
Applicants must be in possession of Cambridge or BGCSE certificates.
Those in possession of Certificates In Human Resource Management/Public Administration/Law or any other related fields will have an advantage
To record Customary Court proceedings & carry other clerical services at Customary Courts.
Record both criminal & civil case
Prepare monthly, quarterly & annual returns concerning case.
Issues livestock permits
Records minutes during kgotla meetings
Collects court & compensatory fines
Undertake any other duties assigned by management
Full names, address & date of birth
Brief summary of career with duties (CV)
Certified copies of certificates and ID
In case of serving officers,the following should be provided;
Date of first appointment
Present post & date of appointment thereto
Applications should be addressed to ;
The director
Department Of Tribal Administration
Private Bag 00401
Or hand deliver to Department of tribal administration Main Mall,Tirelo House,2n floor Records management Office No.19

IMPORTANT: All applicants from serving Public officers should be routed through their heads of Department & Permanent Secretaries. Applications not so route will not be considered.
For further information please contact Human Resource Administration at 3974986
Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.
SOURCE ; BW daily news dated o5/10/17 page 13
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  • Gaborone City Council.
  • Francistown City Council.
  • Lobatse Town Council.
  • Sowa Town Council.
  • Selebi Phikwe Town Council.
  • Jwaneng Town Council.
  • Kgatleng District Council.
  • Kweneng District Council.
  • Kgalagadi District Council.
  • Central District Council.
  • Chobe District Council.
  • Ghanzi District Council.
  • North-East District Council.
  • North-West District Council.
  • Southern District Council.
  • South-East District Council

Services offered at Local Authorities

  • Accessing World Wars I and II Veterans Pension
  • Children in Need of Care
  • Destitute Allowance
  • Tertiary Education Funding (Rural Area Development Programme)
  • Old age pension Fund
  • Rural Area Development Programmes
  • Payments of Rates
  • Issuing of trade licensing/early childhood day care Centers
  • Leasing of open spaces and renting out  parks
  • Collection of Rubble/household waste /garden waste
  • Planning permission
  • Maintenance of internal roads
  • Maintenance of street lights and traffic lights
  • Settlement of Civil Disputes
  • Using Tribal court (Kgotla) for consultation and decision-making 
  • Ipelegeng – unemployment relief 
  • School Transportation (Rural Area Development Programme) 

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