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Jobs: Department of Science and Technology Oct 2015

The mission of the Department of Science and Technology is to provide leadership, an enabling environment, and resources for science, technology and innovation in support of South Africa's development. To assist us in achieving this, we wish to appoint dynamic individuals in the following positions:

Chief Financial Officer

Salary: R1 042 500 per annum (all inclusive package)

Requirements: Honours or postgraduate degree in finance (NQF7); Six to 10 years' relevant working experience in the field of financial management; Sound knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act, budget processes, National Treasury Regulations and Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act; Strategic leadership and human resource management skills.

Duties: Provide leadership in financial management, supply chain management and financial accounting; Provide strategic leadership in the allocation of resources in the organisation

Reference: DST20906

Enquiries: Mr Johan Jansen van Rensburg, Tel 012 843 6701

Director: Office of the Deputy Director-General Technology Innovation

Salary: R864 177 per annum (all inclusive package)

Requirements: Honours degree or Btech in Business Management/Public Administration; Masters degree will be an added advantage; Minimum of six to ten years' relevant work experience in a similar executive environment; Extensive knowledge of government financial systems (including budgeting, expenditure and control); business planning processes and project management; administration and management of project teams; and matrix organisational structure management; Excellent communication, negotiation, coordination and team-dynamic management skills.

Duties: Support the Deputy Director-General in the efficient and effective management and coordination of the Programme through the provision of management support with regard to finances, planning, human resources and administration processes; Manage internal Programme-related liaison; Develop and manage all administrative processes in the Office of the Deputy Director-General; Monitor adherence to DST policies in procurement and employment practices; Manage quality assurance of all documentation and submissions; Attend to all queries directed to the Office of the Deputy Director-General; Manage human resources and coordinate the development of performance agreements for the Programme; Coordinate personal development plans for staff in the Programme; Manage the programme structure; Monitor and implement decisions taken by Opco, Exco and Ministerial Management Meetings; Manage the finances of the Programme; Coordinate and manage MTEF budget processes; Facilitate and manage the strategic planning and business planning processes within the Programme; Develop a planning and reporting calendar for the Programme in line with departmental events; Ensure compliance and control.

Reference: DST20909

Enquiries: Mr Johan Jansen van Rensburg, Tel 012 843 6701

Director: Research Development

Salary: R864 177 per annum (all inclusive package)

Requirements: Honours degree or Btech in science or social sciences and humanities; Masters degree will be an added advantage; Minimum of seven years working experience in  research (at least four years) and management (at least three years); Knowledge of the national science and higher education system, and of relevant government policies and strategic imperatives; Demonstrate established networks in the relevant institutions; Experience of quantitative and qualitative research; Development of strategic frameworks, project management, people management, financial management, verbal and written communication skills, high level of computer literacy; The incumbernt must have ability to work under pressure, demonstrate ability and experience in working both autonomously and collaboratively with relevant stakehodlers, creative and take initiative.

Duties: Develop and implement programmes in consultation with other divisions in the Department and with DST entities; Develop strategic documents; Evaluate and monitor policies, strategies, frameworks and programmes; Manage external partnerships strategically; Provide strategic leadership with the directorate; Ensure effective utilisation of the directorate's resources according to the PFMA; Provide leadership role in managing directorate and provide empowerment opportunities.

Reference: DST 20910

Enquiries: Ms Dolly Masuku, Tel 012 843 6692

The closing date is 16 October 2015.

The Department of Science and Technology is an affirmative action employer and coloured, white females and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for these posts.

Applications must be accompanied by a signed Z83 form and up-to-date curriculum vitae (including three contactable referees), as well as recently certified copies of all qualifications and the applicant's identity document.

To apply, go to www.dst.gov.za and click on Jobs. Select the relevant position and upload your CV. Any question about the application process may be directed to help@jonti.co.za or 0861 113 460. You can also post your Z83, CV and application letter to the Chief Director: Human Resources, Private Bag X894, Pretoria, 0001, or hand-deliver them to the Department at Building 52, CSIR Campus, Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria.

Note: Confirmation of permanent appointment will be subject to the applicant passing a security check and confirmation of the applicant's qualfications. It is the responsibility of applicants to have any foreign qualifications verified by the South African Qualifications Authority. The Department will respond only to shortlisted candidates, who will be interviewed on a date and at a time specified by the Department. The Department reserves the right not to appoint anyone to the above posts, and to withdraw them, readvertise them or fill tehm by way of transfer or deployment if this is considered int he interests of service delivery.

All candidates for Senior Management Service (SMS) positions will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics for 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 complaince with the DPSA directive on the implementation of competency-based assessment, and using the mandated DPSA SMS competency-assessment tools).