Dec 2014 / Jan 2015

Jobs: Department of Social Development

The Department of Social Development offer the following employment vacancies:

DIRECTOR: Food and Nutrition Security Coordination
REF: 2014/19 (Three-Year Contract)
BRANCH: Integrated Development
TOTAL PACKAGE: R819 126 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.

An appropriate Bachelors Degree or equivalent qualification in Food or Agricultural Science PLUS minimum of six years management experience of which three years should be in the Food and Nutrition Environment. Post graduate training in food security and project management qualification will be an added advantage. Knowledge of relevant Public Service legislation. Knowledge of food and nutrition security policies and programmes.

Competencies needed
Strategic capability and leadership skills. Programme and project management skills. Financial management skills. Policy analysis, development and implementation skills. Change management skills. Knowledge management skills. Communication (verbal and written) skills. Planning and organising skills. Service delivery innovation skills. Negotiation and problem-solving skills. People management and empowerment skills. Client orientation and customer focus skills. Stakeholder management skills. Facilitation and coordination skills. Monitoring and evaluation skills.

Personal attributes
Interpersonal relations. Ability to work under pressure. Innovative and creative. Independent thinker. Ability to work in a team and independently. Adaptive. Cost consciousness. Honesty and Integrity. Confidentiality.

Develop and implement the food and nutrition security policy, strategies, guidelines, norms and standards. Develop and implement food and nutrition security programme monitoring framework and report thereon for the social development sector. Coordinate and facilitate integration of food access and nutrition programme interventions implemented by the participating stakeholders. Facilitate resource mobilisation awareness programmes and institutional structures to implement food access and nutrition security programmes. Conduct research on food and nutrition security to enhance programme implementation.

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

Ms E de Waal

19 December 2014

A curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees, certified copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany your signed application for employment (Z83). Shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be required to undergo competence assessment. The successful candidate will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial disclosure form and 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. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. 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. If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. “The Department of Social Development supports persons with disabilities”

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

Mr P Netshipale Tel: (012) 312-7662

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