Botswana - United Nations Hosts Virtual Job Opportunities Seminar

The Permanent Mission of Botswana to the United Nations virtually co-hosted a United Nations Jobs Seminar for fresh tertiary graduates and senior professionals. The Botswana - United Nations Jobs Seminar was held from the 4th – 7th October 2021. The theme of the virtual seminar was, ‘Creating Awareness for Decent, Quality and Sustainable Employment Opportunities for Batswana in the United Nations System’.

The main objective of the virtual seminar was to raise participant’s awareness on employment opportunities available in the United Nations system as well as to impact knowledge on the organisation’s job application process and recruitment requirements. Participants also had the opportunity to acquaint themselves with standardised written applications; competency-based interviews, assessment styles, United Nations Personal History Profile (PHP) and the Inspira portal.The seminar attracted about 2146 fresh graduates and senior professionals drawn from the Labour Market Observatory (LMO) Jobseekers Database.

The seminar was a collaborative effort between the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation (MIAC), Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity & Skills Development (MELSD), the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC and the United Nations Office of Human Resources.

The following speakers gave remarks and presentations that sought to advance the objectives of the seminar; Ambassador Collen V Kelapile, Permanent Representative of Botswana to the United Nations, Permanent Secretary Mr Gaiemelwe Goitsemang of the Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development (MELSD); Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Molefe of the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation and Mr Meshack  Tafa, Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Botswana Human Resource Development (HRDC).

This annual Seminar is part of the Ministry of International and Cooperation’s (MIAC)’s efforts of facilitating Batswana to secure job opportunities in the international system in accordance with His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Botswana, Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabatswe Masisi’s vision and MIAC of contributing to Botswana’s Vision 2036.



News Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2022