Mar 2016 2nd Edition

Jobs: Department of Human Settlements March 2016

Applications: Must be forwarded to URS Response Handling by post: P O Box 11506, Tierpoort, 0056 / email: / fax: 086 654 1819. Applications may also be submitted online at: (including all required documents as one attachment).

Please direct all application enquiries (including hand-delivery options) to: URS Response Handling, tel. (012) 811 1900. The Department of Human Settlements is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability). The Candidature of persons whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.

It will be expected from the selected candidates to be available for the interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department of Human Settlements. Applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are short-listed and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification and criminal records. If you apply for more than one position in the Department, please submit separate application forms for each post. Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department and must be accompanied by a detailed CV, together with certified copies of qualification certificates and your ID/Passport. Failure to submit the required documents will result in your application not being considered.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within four (4) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
The Department of Human Settlements is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) through filling these positions. To further the objective of representivity within the Department, only Women and People with Disabilities will receive preference.

Please note that these are re-advertisements, candidates who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply.

Closing Date: 19 March 2016

Chief Director: Human Settlement Planning

Salary: R1 042 500 per annum (all-inclusive salary package) Ref. No.: DOHS/05/2016 Pretoria
Requirements:  The position is available for a person in possession of an appropriate Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Engineering and related disciplines in the Built Environment or equivalent qualification as well as a minimum of five (5) years experience at senior management level in the human settlements and/or housing and/or built environment sector
The candidate must have a clear understanding of the human settlements, housing and built environment and an advantage would be knowledge of and experience in strategic and operational management of planning, funding, implementation and monitoring of targets, outputs and outcomes in the built environment.

The successful candidate will be required to provide strategic leadership, management, co-ordination and administration in the development, innovation, application, maintenance, monitoring and evaluation of national human settlements and housing programme and project planning, funding and implementation, legislation, policies, plan and implementation frameworks.

  • The successful candidate will be required to lead, develop and build coalitions, networks and partnerships in the development, implementation and monitoring of necessary required frameworks to ensure that the Department is able to achieve its mandate from relevant funding sources
  • Good programme and project management skills, knowledge, understanding and experience will be required of the successful candidate including the ability to develop strategies, manage and operationalise plans and frameworks and the implementation thereof
  • Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of the PFMA and other relevant legislation
  • The ability to build and maintain sound interpersonal relations
  • Proven skills in both written and verbal communication and the ability to work under pressure in a rewarding but demanding environment
  • A valid driver’s licence is also required.

Duties: The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • The strategic and operational management of the devising, creation, innovation and development of the required human settlements and housing planning frameworks and instruments as required and consistent with the mandate as required in terms of legislation, policy, regulations and development objectives of the Department
  • Ensure that the Department achieves intergovernmental, sector and societal planning alignment, outputs, targets and outcomes as consistent with the National Development Plan, Strategic and Annual Performance Plan and Medium Term Strategic Framework of Government and Department
  • Manage the strategic operations of the Department related to macro intergovernmental and sector planning for the application of government funding for human settlements and housing
  • Provide strategic and operational development, implementation and application of human settlement and housing development planning frameworks at national, provincial and municipal level and with private sector partners and communities
  • Provide policy, implementation, monitoring and evaluation support related to the Department’s strategic planning outcomes
  • Manage and provide leadership for the Chief Directorate including human resource, financial and administrative management of the Unit
  • Perform priority tasks as required by the Director-General.

Enquiries: Mr N. Chainee, tel. (012) 421 1603.

Branch: COO Chief Directorate: Regulatory Compliance

Director: Entities Oversight
Salary: R864 177 per annum (all-inclusive salary package)
Ref. No.: DOHS/04/2016, Pretoria

Requirements: The position is available for a person in possession of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in Corporate Law, Economics, Financial Management, Public Administration/Management or Monitoring and Evaluation

  • A management qualification will be an advantage
  • The suitable candidate must have five (5) years experience at middle/senior management level
  • The suitable candidate must have knowledge and experience of state owned public entities
  • He/She must have a good working knowledge of corporate governance, financial management, performance monitoring and evaluation, compliance monitoring; as well as the application of the PFMA and applicable corporate governance protocols in the public sector
  • Knowledge of the financial Human Settlements policies and legislation will be an added advantage
  • The candidate must have good communication skills, performance analysis skills and report writing skills and must be able to work under pressure and maintain sound interpersonal relations
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Duties: The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Monitor and evaluate financial and nonfinancial performance of the human settlements public entities against approved MTSF and annual performance targets
  • Ensure compliance and good corporate governance of the human settlements entities in line with their mandating legislation and with applicable corporate governance laws, regulations and protocols such as the PFMA and Treasury Regulations and the King III Code
  • Administer and manage the process of establishment, review and rationalisation of the mandates and corporate forms of the human settlements entities
  • Facilitate and support the processes for the appointment of the Boards/ Governance Structures of the human settlements public entities
  • Overall management of human resources, financial management and risk management of the Directorate: Entities Oversight.

Enquiries: Ms T. Moloi, tel. (012) 421 1472

Branch: Corporate Services Chief Directorate: Human Resources

Director: Human Resource Administration
Salary: R864 177 per annum (all-inclusive salary package)
Ref. No.: DOHS/03/2016 Pretoria

Requirements: Applicants must have an appropriate Bachelor’s degree/National diploma with a minimum of five (5) years experience on middle management level

  • Knowledge of the Public Service Act, Public Service Regulations, PFMA and Treasury Regulations as well as DPSA Directives on HRM Matters
  • Knowledge of policy development
  • Knowledge of Persal
  • Computer literacy, problem solving, analytical and research skills as well as written and verbal communication will be important
  • The ideal candidate must be creative, customer focused and Client Orientated, possess good presentation and have excellent negotiation skills coupled with people management skills.


  • Render a responsive and effective recruitment and selection services •Manage and implement conditions of service for employees •Manage and maintain the PERSAL System 
  • Manage human capital records (HR Registry) •Manage Organisational design, Job Evaluation and Performance Management and Development systems •Coordinate the development and review of the HR Plan and the consolidation of the implementation reports
  • Management of the Directorate’s resources.

Enquiries: Mr T. Ramovha, tel. (012) 444 9111.

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