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Jobs: Department of Military Veterans

NB: Kindly note that preference will be given to military veterans. The Department of Military Veterans is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of these posts and candidates whose appointment/promotion/transfer will promote representivity will receive preference.

Chief Director: Military Veterans’ Heritage, Memorial, Burials and Hon­ours

Reference number: DMV 01/04/2016
Salary/Package: R1 042 500 pa (Level 14)

Requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s De­gree/National Diploma or equivalent and 6-10 years appropriate working experience in senior management position with proven managerial skills. Must be a strategic thinker with good leadership skills, intuitive thinker, good team player, incisive and decisive, empathetic, personal drive, firm and fair and have Policy analysis skills. A good knowledge of Public Service Act, Public Service Regulations, Ba­sic Conditions of Employment Act, Labour Relations Act and other employment legislations. Good office management skills, good organisational skills, good inter-personal relations, coordination skills and be able to work independently.

Key Performance Areas/Duties: Manage Military Veterans’ heritage, memorial and honours services. Identify and develop military veterans’ heritage, me­morial and honour policies, processes, strategies and procedures as well as ensuring the successful implementation thereof and advice management and the department on policy matters with specific ref­erence to military veterans’ heritage, memorial and honour policies. Review processes and procedures de­veloped and interrogate their efficiency and effective­ness. Conduct research and impact analysis per­taining to exhumation and repatriation in line with the government policies and international guidelines and keep track of new developments and advice the De­partment. Manage burial support services, identify and maintain military veterans’ cemeteries. Manage the recognition and honoring of military veterans in their life and in memorial. Represent the Department in with various Fora meetings (nationally and provin­cially). Manage, coordinate and market military vet­erans’ heritage, memorial and honour events, pro­jects and campaigns and the department’s program of action by conceptualizing and coordinating Military Veterans’ heritage, memorial and honour events. Monitor and analyse all events on military veterans’ heritage, memorial and honour as well as planning and organizing conferences. Liaise and co-ordinate with governmental, non-governmental institution and other structures and organizations. Ensure ex­ternal funding for military veterans, departmental and Ministerial activities by engaging donor, companies and private sector role-players.315 1111 Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001

Chief Director: Military Veterans Beneficiary Support

Reference number: DMV 02/04/2016
Salary/Package: R1 042 500 p.a (Level 14)

Requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma or equivalent. 6 to 10 years appro­priate working experience in senior management position with proven managerial skills. Thorough understanding of Public Service Must be a stra­tegic thinker with good leadership skills, intuitive thinker, good team player, incisive and decisive, empathetic, personal drive, firm and fair and have Policy analysis skills. A good knowledge of Public Ser­vice Act, Public Service Regulations, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Labour Relations Act and other employment legislations. Good office management skills, good organisational skills, good inter-person­al relations, coordination skills and be able to work independently.

Key Performance Areas/Duties: manage, coor­dinate and facilitate military veterans’ beneficiary services. Develop and monitor the implementa­tion of legislative framework pertaining to military vet­erans’ beneficiary support services. Manage the de­velopment and implementation of military veterans transiting, registration and eligibility and verification. Conduct assessments and identify bottlenecks in terms of beneficiary services and compile rele­vant report. Facilitate the provision of dispute res­olution when the need arise. Ensure proper man­agement of military veteran programmes. Manage military veteran database and benefits information. Develop and maintain military veterans’ and ben­eficiary database. Ensure integrity and security of database information. Manage the transition for military veterans from active service to civilian service. Ensure deregistration of military veterans and registration of beneficiaries and dependents and conduct verification processes and advice the department on legibility and benefits. Develop part­nerships and network with relevant stakeholders. Establish and maintain good relations within the department, NGO’s and all stakeholders. Liaise and co-ordinate with governmental, non-governmental institutions and other structures and organizations. Represent the department in with various FORA meetings (nationally and provincially). Manage resources (physical, human and financial) ensure proper implementation of the budget by monitoring, projecting & reporting expenditure. Monitor and re­port on the utilisation of equipment. Evaluate and monitor performance and appraisal of employees. ensure capacity and development of staff. Enhance and maintain employee motivation and cultivate a culture of performance management.

Director: Heritage, Memorial, Burials and Honours

Reference number: DMV 03/04/2016
Salary/Package: R864 177 p.a (Level 13)

Requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s degree/National Diploma or equivalent qualification, 5 years relevant managerial experience, insight into pre­scripts, which impact on the administration of Mil­itary Veterans affairs thorough understanding of policy analysis, formulation and interpretation and understanding of Public Service Regulatory Frame­work.

Key Performance/Duties: Co-ordinate and pro­vide technical support on the implementation of Mil­itary Veterans heritage, memorials, burials and honor policies, regulations, practices and procedures. De­velop strategies and plans on the monitoring and reviewing of Military Veterans Heritage, Memorials, Burials and Honour policies and plans. Manage and analyse data on Military Veterans Health Heritage, Memorials, Burials and Honour information for reporting purposes and produce reports there­of. Advice department on appropriate policies, strate­gies, programs, projects, processes and procedures with respect to Military Veterans Heritage, Memori­als, Burials and Honour services. Coordinate and ensure compliance with departmental prescripts in all matters concerning Military Veterans heritage, memorials, and honour services. Report on strate­gic frameworks in the area of functional responsi­bility. Monitor performance with respect to Military Veterans Heritage, Memorials, Burials and Honour services as per departmental policies. Participate in the development of operational plans of the Chief Directorate. Manage and co-ordinate memorials, honour and burials support services. Identify and ensure, where and when required, that military vet­erans burial sites are maintained ito departmental policies and in partnership with local authorities. Facilitate support services to families in connection with burials, re-burials and exhumations. Manage the provision of honour services to surviving mili­tary veterans. Manage the provision of posthumous honours to fallen military veterans. Develop part­nerships and network with relevant stakeholders. Establish and maintain good relations within NGO’s and all stakeholders. Liaise and co-ordinate military veterans activities with governmental, non-gov­ernmental institutions and other structures and or­ganizations. Represent the department in various meetings involving military veterans affairs Manage resources (physical, human and financial). Ensure proper implementation of the budget by monitoring, projecting & reporting expenditure. Monitor and re­port on the utilisation of equipment. Evaluate and monitor performance and appraisal of employees. Ensure capacity and development of staff. Enhance and maintain employee motivation and cultivate a culture of performance management.3

Director: Military Veterans Beneficiary Support

Reference number: DMV 04/04/2016
Salary/Package: R864 177 p.a (Level 13)

Requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s degree/National Diploma or equivalent qualification, 3 years relevant managerial experience, Insight into pre­scripts, which impact on the administration of Mil­itary Veterans affairs, Thorough understanding of policy analysis, formulation and interpretation and understanding of Public Service Regulatory Pre­scripts.

Key Performance Areas/Duties: Develop and facilitate the implementation of military veter­ans beneficiary support policies, regulations, practices and procedures. Develop, monitor and review Military Veterans Beneficiary Support strate­gies, policies and plans. Manage and analyse data on Military Veterans benefits and support services for reporting purposes and produce reports thereof. Coordinate and ensure compliance with the require­ments for the implementation of Military Veterans benefits and support legislations, policies, strategies, programs, projects, processes and procedures. Report on strategic frameworks in the area of functional responsibility. Manage the development of operational plans of the Directo­rate Coordinate and facilitate the granting of military veterans benefits and support services. Oversee the determination of eligibility, registration and verification processes. Conduct assessments and identify ser­vice delivery bottlenecks in the area of Military Vet­erans benefits and services and compile relevant reports. Facilitate the provision of dispute resolution when the need arise. Ensure proper management of military veteran programmes. Participate in the management of military veterans database and benefits information. Oversee the development and management of national military veterans’ database. Manage and ensure linkages with provincial sourc­es of information and ensure data integrity and security. Ensure categorization of the type of information to be made available to the public. Ensure that all relevant information is available for addition to the Government website. Develop strategies for awareness campaigns and conduct periodic infor­mation sessions.Facilitate the transition of military veterans from active service to civilian life. Manage registration and deregistration processes in respect of military veterans and advice the department on legibility and benefits. Develop partnerships and network with relevant stakeholders. Establish and maintain good relations within the department, NGO’s and all stakeholders. Liaise and co-ordinate with governmental, non-governmental institutions and other structures and organizations. Represent the department in various meetings. Manage re­sources (physical, human and financial). Ensure proper implementation of the budget by monitor­ing, projecting & reporting expenditure. Monitor and report on the utilisation of equipment. Evaluate and monitor performance and appraisal of employees. Ensure capacity and development of staff. Enhance and maintain employee motivation and cultivate a culture of performance management.

Director: Socio-Economic Pro­gramme

Reference number: DMV 05/04/2016
Salary/Package: R864 177 p.a (Level 13)

Requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s degree/National Diploma or equivalent qualification, 3 years relevant managerial experience, Insight into legisla­tion, which impacts on the administration of Mili­tary Veterans affairs, tthorough understanding of policy analysis, formulation and interpretation and understanding of Public Service Regulatory Pre­scripts.

Key Performance/Duties: Manage and give tech­nical support on the implementation of military vet­erans socio-economic support policies, regulations, practices and procedures. Develop, monitor and review Military Veterans Socio-Economic support strategies, policies and plans. Manage Military Veterans Socio-Economic information for reporting purposes and produce reports thereof. Oversee Military Veterans Socio-Economic programmes and related projects. Report on strategic frameworks in the area of functional responsibility. Monitor the im­plementation of Military Veterans Socio-Economic support according to departmental objectives. Par­ticipate in the development of operational plans of the Chief Directorate. Participate in the preparation of service level agreements and ensure imple­mentation thereof. Determine possible future need for service by conducting a gap analysis. Identify line function departments and other services provid­ers. Design and maintain analytical reports benefi­cial to the department. Participate and monitor con­tract drafting and prepare bids and proposals where necessary. Implement and monitor service level agreements. Establish and maintain a database of all stakeholders/clients. Develop, monitor and evaluate the referral, service delivery protocols and systems and ensure compliance. Ensure quality reporting on sourcing of goods and services. Consolidate procurement plan based on inputs from various stakeholders. Develop partnerships and network with relevant stakeholders.Establish and maintain good relations within the department, NGO’s and all stakeholders. Liaise and co-ordinate with governmental, non-governmental institutions and other structures and organizations on ben­efits and access. Represent the department in various meetings. Manage resources (physical, human and financial). Ensure proper implementation of the budget by monitoring, projecting & reporting expenditure. Monitor and report on the utilisation of equipment. Evaluate and monitor performance and appraisal of employees. Ensure capacity and devel­opment of staff. Enhance and maintain employee motivation and cultivate a culture of performance management.

Assistant Director: Labour Relations Officer: Human Resources Management

Reference number: DMV 06/04/2016
Salary/Package: R289 761 p.a (Level 9)

Requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s degree/Na¬tional Diploma in Labour Relation or equiva­lent qualification with 3 to 5 years relevant first level managerial experience in Labour Relations. Certifi­cates in Conciliation/Arbitration/Negotiations and ex­perience in Labour relations will be an advantage. Knowledge of the Public Service Act, 1994, PFMA, Public Service Regulations & Instructions, Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 and the Individual Griev­ance Regulations. Computer literacy (MS Office), Communication- (written and verbal), Strategic and analytic thinking-, inter personal relations- and prob­lem solving and decision making skills. Ability to in­terpret and apply policy, and be able to work under pressure and independently

Key Performance/Duties: To develop, inter­pret and ensure correct implementation of Labour Relations and Employee Health and Wellness strategies, policies, procedures and practic­es. Conduct investigations on all alleged mis­conduct cases. Manage employer-employee relations by ensuring that appropriate corrective measures are implemented. Manage and monitor industrial actions (strikes/lockouts, picketing and protest action). Manage and monitor the employee wellness program. Develop partnerships and net­work with relevant stakeholders. Manage and control the Grievance Office. Implement and maintain policy for dealing with individual grievances in the De­partment of Military Veterans. Perform Secretar­iat duties for effective management of individual grievances. Ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the Grievance information Technology System Support (GITS) in the DMV.

Security Officer (Sub-Directorate: Security Management)

Reference number: DMV 07/04/2016
Salary/Package: R196 278 p.a (Level 7)

Requirement: Grade 12 with 2 to 3 years’ expe­rience in policing, military or security fields, or a minimum of Grade C SOB certificate with PSIRA. 2 to 3 years’ experience as a security officer and com­pleted VIP protection course / training, firearm and other weapons management course / training

Key Performance/Duties: Co-ordinate the pro­vision of surveillance services. Work with security officers from the service provider in monitoring and authorizing entrance and departure of employees and visitors. Collaborate with the personnel from the pri­vate security (Red Alert) in screening and deter­mining whether visitors and service providers have necessary authorization to access departmental premises. Circulate among visitors, patrons, and employees to preserve order and protect property. Investigate and report on issues related to the breach of security procedures / standards and entry of unauthorized persons in the depart­ment. Observe and report suspects to police, or apprehend offenders when appropriate and detain them until police arrive and hand them over. Col­laborate with the personnel from the private secu­rity (Red Alert) in monitoring alarm systems and closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems. Respond to emergency situations as they arise. In collabo­ration with personnel from the private security (Red Alert) Ensure that private individuals / visitors are escorted when venturing into the office areas of the department. Assist in the allocation of parking and the monitoring thereof. Ensure safekeeping and guarding of departments assets and proper­ties. Collaborate with personnel from the private security (Red Alert) to ensure that premises are secured by being patrolled and inspected. Report and Investigate theft, break inns, disturbances cas­es in collaboration with the Police and the private security personnel. Write reports of daily activ­ities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences. Prevents losses and damages by reporting irregularities; informing violators of policy and procedures and restraining trespassers.Collaborate with personnel in checking doors, gates and windows for signs of unauthorized entry and to ensure that they are locked when not in use or after hours, detect and report fraud, of­fences and unlawful acts by employees and visitors. Collaborate with personnel from the private secu­rity (Red Alert) in conducting searches of person­nel, vehicles and bags etc. Administer the biomet­rics system Manage the scanning of the fingers of employees for the purpose of the bio-metrics system; administer the bio-metrics system in order to monitor the activities of employees in relation to arrival, lunch and departure times. Print and pres­ent bio-metrics reports. Provide to the Director-General and VIPs protection / escort and chauffer services. Assist with the provision of weapons and ammunition escort services to the Director-General and the VIP’s, assist in the development, consul­tation and implement a pro-active plan to counter threat and risk to the VIP’s and the Director Gen­eral, assist in the development, consultation and implement a re-active plan to manage threat and risk to the VIPs and the Director General. Assist in the development, consultation and implement an emergency exit plan to counter threat and risk to the VIP’s and the Director General. Assist in conduct­ing situational and environmental analysis for the engagements / meetings and external interactions of the VIP’s and the Director General in order to counter threats and risks.

Administrative Officer (Chief Directorate: Research & Policy Development)

Reference number: DMV 08/04/2016
Salary/Package: R196 278 p.a (Level 7)

Requirements: A diploma or Degree in Office Man­agement, Public administration or equivalent quali­fication, 2 to 3 years’ experience at clerical or senior clerical level or as an intern in a relevant office.

Key Performance/Duties: Provide secretariat support services by typing documents, take minutes during meetings. Compile and distribute agendas and min­utes. Circulate and collect attendance registers during meetings. Receive and re-route incoming calls. Record and relate massages. Operate and ensure that office equipment is in good working order. Coordinate and schedule meetings. Coordi­nate the provision of refreshments and water during meetings. Follow-up with the supervisor regarding scheduled meetings and appointments. Manage the cancellation and rescheduling of appointments. Provide records management and filing services. Ensure the effective flow of information to and from the office. Receive and register incoming correspondence. File and safe keep documents in line with the file plan and other relevant regulations and practice. Register and distribute outgoing correspondence. Maintain the confidentiality of docu-ments. Receive clients and visitors. Receive and seat visitors. Provide refreshments to clients and visitors where necessary. Re-spond to general enquiries of visitors. Manage the tidiness of the office. Provide administrative and logistical support services. Order stationary for the office, serve as a chief user clerk and coordinate the procurement of Office supplies, computer consumables and stationary for the office. Check invoices for correctness and certify them for payment. Coordinate the payment of invoices. Make bookings for venues, accommodation and manage travel arrangements. Ensure the processing of S&T and overtime. Collate and compile reports and any other information as requested. Obtain the necessary signatures on documents. Scrutinise documents to determine actions. Manage the leave register and the submission of leave forms for the office. Monitor budget spending for the office in order to note under and over utilisation. Collect and coordinate all documents that relate to the budget and funding requirements.

Administrative Assistant (Directorate: Office of the Director-General)

Reference number: DMV 09/04/2016
Salary/Package: R158 985 p.a (Level 6)

Requirements: A diploma or Degree in Office Management, Public administration or equivalent qualification, 2 to 3 years’ experience at clerical or senior clerical level or as an intern in a relevant office.

Key Performance/Duties: Provide secretariat support services by typing documents, take minutes during meetings. Compile and distribute agendas and minutes. Circulate and collect attendance registers during meetings. Receive and re-route incoming calls. Record and relate massages. Operate and ensure that office equipment is in good working order. Coordinate and schedule meetings. Coordinate the provision of refreshments and water during meetings. Follow-up with the supervisor regarding scheduled meetings and appointments. Manage the cancellation and rescheduling of appointments. Provide records management and filing services. Ensure the effective flow of information to and from the office. Receive and register incoming correspondence. File and safe keep documents in line with the file plan and other relevant regulations and practice. Register and distribute outgoing correspondence. Maintain the confidentiality of documents. Receive clients and visitors. Receive and seat visitors. Provide refreshments to clients and visitors where necessary. Respond to general enquiries of visitors. Manage the tidiness of the office. Provide administrative and logistical support services. Order stationary for the office, serve as a chief user clerk and coordinate the procurement of Office supplies, computer consumables and stationary for the office. Check invoices for correctness and certify them for payment. Coordinate the payment of invoices. Make bookings for venues, accommodation and manage travel arrangements. Ensure the processing of S&T and overtime. Collate and compile reports and any other information as requested. Obtain the necessary signatures on documents. Scrutinise documents to determine actions. Manage the leave register and the submission of leave forms for the office. Monitor budget spending for the office in order to note under and over utilisation. Collect and coordinate all documents that relate to the budget and funding requirements.

Administrative Assistant (Office of the Deputy Director-General: Empowerment and Stakeholder Management)

Reference number: DMV 10/04/2016
Salary/Package: R158 985 p.a (Level 6)

Requirements: A diploma or Degree in Office Management, Public administration or equivalent qualification, 2 to 3 years’ experience at clerical or senior clerical level or as an intern in a relevant office.

Key Performance/Duties: Provide secretariat support services. By typing documents, take minutes during meetings. Compile and distribute agendas and minutes. Circulate and collect attendance registers during meetings. Receive and re-route incoming calls. Record and relate massages. Operate and ensure that office equipment is in good working order. Coordinate and schedule meetings. Coordinate the provision of refreshments and water during meetings. Follow-up with the supervisor regarding scheduled meetings and appointments. Manage the cancellation and rescheduling of appointments. Provide records management and filing services. Ensure the effective flow of information to and from the office. Receive and register incoming correspondence. File and safe keep documents in line with the file plan and other relevant regulations and practice. Register and distribute outgoing correspondence. Maintain theconfidentiality of documents. Receive clients and visitors. Receive and seat visitors. Provide refreshments to clients and visitors where necessary. Respond to general enquiries of visitors. Manage the tidiness of the office. Provide administrative and logistical support services. Order stationary for the office, serve as a chief user clerk and coordinate the procurement of Office supplies, computer consumables and stationary for the office. Check invoices for correctness and certify them for payment. Coordinate the payment of invoices. Make bookings for venues, accommodation and manage travel arrangements. Ensure the processing of S&T and overtime. Collate and compile reports and any other information as requested. Obtain the necessary signatures on documents. Scrutinise documents to determine actions. Manage the leave register and the submission of leave forms for the office. Monitor budget spending for the office in order to note under and over utilisation. Collect and coordinate all documents that relate to the budget and funding requirements.

Administrative Assistant (Chief Directorate: Strategic Support)

Reference number: DMV 11/04/2016
Salary/Package: R158 985 p.a (Level 6)

Requirements: A national diploma or equivalent tertiary qualification in office management or relevant field is a requirement and minimum of 2 years’ experience at clerical or senior clerical level or as an intern in relevant field. Knowledge, skills, training and competencies required: Basic organizational skills, communication and interpersonal skills. Incumbent must be a lateral thinker with excellent analytical skills, numerical and reporting writing skills, and excellent demonstration of end–user computer skills, Ms Word, Excel, Access and Power Point. The incumbent must be able to work independently and in possession of valid driver’s licenses.

Key performance areas: Provide secretarial support services such as typing of documents, play the role of secretary in meetings, compile and distribute agendas and minutes, receive and routine incoming calls, record and relate messages, operate and ensure that office equipment is in good working order, coordinate and schedule meetings, coordinate the provision of refreshment and water during meetings, follow up with the supervisor regarding scheduled meetings and appointments and manage the cancellation and rescheduling of appointments. Provide records management and filling services, ensure the effective flow of information to and from the office, receive and register incoming correspondence, file and safe keep documents in line with the file plan and other relevant regulations and practice, register and distribute outgoing correspondence and maintain the confidentiality of documents. Receive clients and visitors, receive and seat visitors, provide refreshment to clients and visitors where necessary, respond to general queries of visitors and manage tidiness of the office. Provide administrative and logistical support services, order stationery for the office, serve as a chief user clerk and co-ordinate the procurement of office supplies, computer consumables and stationery for the office, check invoices for correctness and certify them for payment, coordinate the payment of invoices. Co-ordinate travel and accommodation bookings for personnel in the Directorate, collate and compile reports and any other information as requested, obtain the necessary signatures on documents, scrutinise documents to determine actions, manage the leave register and the submission of leave forms for the office, monitor budget spending for the office in order to note under and over utilisation and collect and coordinate all documents that relate to the budget and funding requirements.

Directions to candidates: The suitable candidates will be selected with the intention of promoting representivity and achieving affirmative action targets, as contemplated in the relevant components Employment Equity Plan. The Department reserves the right not to appoint any applicants to these positions and to conduct pre-employment security screening.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

NB: PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO MILITARY VETERANS

Applications must be submitted on form Z83, ob­tainable from any Public Service Department, and should be accompanied by comprehensive Cur­riculum Vitae (previous experience must be com­prehensively detailed) and certified copies of qual­ifications, service certificates, driver’s license and Identification Document. Applicants with foreign qualification must be submitting a SAQA evalu­ation report on the qualification. Non-SA citizens must attach a certified copy of proof of permanent residence in South Africa. In addition to complet­ing the Z83, applicants are required to disclose any pending criminal, disciplinary or any other adverse allegation or investigation against them. Appli­cants must also provide the full names, address and telephone numbers of at least 3 references. Failure to submit the requested documents may re­sults in your application not being considered (ap­plications lacking evidence of relevant experience will not be considered). If you apply for more than one post in the Department, please submit a sep­arate application form for each post. Applicants will be expected to be available for selection interviews at a time, date and place determined by the Department. If you have not been contacted for an interview within three (3) months of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful. Kindly note that a security clearance and verification of qualification by SAQA will be conducted to successful shortlisted candidates. Kindly note that Matric qualification is a pre-requi­site to all advertised posts. Correspondence will be entered into with short-listed candidates only.

Unless otherwise stated, please forward applica­tions, quoting the relevant reference number, to The Director-General, Department of Military Veterans, Private Bag X943, Pretoria, 0001 or may be hand delivered at corner 328 Festival & Arcadia Streets, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0001. All enquiries should be directed to: Ms Charmaine Twala at (012) 765 9442 or Mr Caiphus Mailula (012) 765 9355, Closing date: 9 May 2016. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.