Jobs: Social Development Apr 2018

Director: Women Empowerment and Gender Focal Point
(Ref No.:R1/A/2018)

Chief Directorate: Gender
Total cost-to employer package: R948,174.00 per annum.

This inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the states’ contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured i.t.o. the applicable rules.

Centre: Pretoria, HSRC Building

Requirements: An appropriate recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science or equivalent qualification (NQF level 7) as recognised by SAQA PLUS five years middle/senior management experience in the gender field. Knowledge of Public Service Regulations. Expertise on gender issues. Knowledge of Legislation, policies on Gender and transformation. Knowledge on Women empowerment. Knowledge of the PFMA. Knowledge of the supply chain processes.

Competencies needed: Project management skills. Internal and external networking skills. Policy development and analytical skills. Financial management skills. Interpersonal skills. Communication (written, verbal and liaison) skills. People management and empowerment skills. Client orientation and customer focus skills. Negotiation skills. Strategic planning skills. Presentation skills. Problem solving skills.

Attributes: Emotional Intelligence. Creative. Honesty and Integrity. Innovative. Computer literacy. Ability to work under pressure. Assertiveness.

Key responsibilities: Manage and monitor the development of policies, legislation, minimum norms and standards, practice in respect of gender issues. Manage capacity development for women empowerment and gender equality matters. Advocate for gender issues to be considered in the departmental planning processes. Adopt a wide set of options for governance and institutional development. Adopt a wide set of options for women empowerment and gender equality. Manage the advocacy and lobbying on gender issues. Provide support to various Directorates for compliance with international and national reporting obligations. Manage the compilation of regular reports for various gender stakeholders and organs of Government.

Note: In terms of the Chief Directorate’s employment equity targets, African males and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Ms D Moema
Tel: 012 312 7394

Applications: The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria, 0001, Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street

For attention:
Ms E Steenkamp

Closing date: 13 April 2018

Note: Curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees and certified copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany your signed application for employment (Z83). In the event of hand delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register book as proof of submission. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial discloser form and will also be required to undergo a security clearance. If the candidate is applying for an OSD post, certificates of service must be attached to the CV. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on short listed candidates and the appointment is subject to positive outcomes of the checks. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. The selection of candidates will be done with due regard to the relevant aspects of the selection process as set out in the Public Service Regulations, 2016 Chapter 4/67. Applications received after the closing date will not be taken into consideration. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered.If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts and candidates whose transfer / promotion/ appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.