Mar 2015

Jobs: Department of Social Development

DIRECTOR: Youth Development
REFERENCE: 2015/05
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.
CENTRE: HSRC Building, Pretoria

Degree in Social Science PLUS 3-5 years experience at MMS level in the field of  youth development. Knowledge of the relevant Public Service legislation. Knowledge of youth development.
Competencies needed
Financial performance monitoring and evaluation. Strategic capability and leadership. Programme and project management. Financial management. Policy analysis and development. Communication skills. Service delivery innovation. Problem-solving and change management. Economic and statistical analysis. People Management and empowerment. Client orientation and customer focus. Stakeholder management. Presentation and facilitation.
Good interpersonal relationship. Ability to work under pressure. Innovative and creative. Ability to work independent and as part of a team. Adaptability. Diplomatic. Independent thinker. Cost consciousness. Honesty and Integrity.

Manage the Directorate: Youth Development. Facilitate and manage the development and implementation of the social development specific youth development strategy. Facilitate and monitor the development and implementation of programmes aimed at protection and empowerment of youth. Promote and facilitate the development and implementation of norms and standards for services to youth. Ensure strengthening of partnership and coordination mechanisms with the sector and externally with government departments and non-governmental organisations to enhance effective delivery. Support and promote the development of capacity building programmes for all categories of social service professionals working in the field of youth development. Represent the department at all relevant public forums related to youth development. Participate in process related to the refinement and development of new policies and legislation for youth.

ENQUIRIES: Ms S Motsuenyane Tel: 012 312 7792

APPLICATIONS TO BE FORWARDED, QUOTING THE RELEVANT REFERENCE NUMBER TO: The Director-General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria 0001. Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria


CLOSING DATE: 19 March 2015

REFERENCE: 2015/06
BASIC SALARY: R123 738.00 per annum
CENTRE: HSRC Building, Pretoria

Grade 12 Certificate (or equivalent) PLUS 1 to 2 years’ experience in the receptionist field Knowledge of:
i) Customer care principles.
ii) Telephone etiquette.
iii) Document tracking, storage and retrieval.
iv) Ms Office Suite.
v) Basic provisioning administration.
vi) Filing systems.
Competencies needed
Thorough knowledge of sign language. Excellent communication skills. Planning and organising skills. Interpersonal relations. Problem-solving skills. Typing. Initiative. Adaptability. Business ethics.
Personal attributes
Confident. Friendly. Patient. Accurate. Compliant. Precise. Adaptable. Diplomatic. Independent. Ability to work under pressure. Well organised and effective. Innovative. Ability and independently. Good listener.

Answer telephone, screen and direct calls. Receive clients or visitors and ensure that they are Deal with queries from the public and customers. Render general administrative and clerical and sort mail and deliveries. Scan, manage and draft notices, documentation, supporting Provide efficient customer care services.

ENQUIRIES: Mr B Futshane, Tel: 012 312 7982

APPLICATIONS TO BE FORWARDED, QUOTING THE RELEVANT REFERENCE NUMBER TO: The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria, 0001. HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street , Pretoria.


CLOSING DATE: 19 March 2015

NOTE: A curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees, certified copies and identity document must accompany your signed application for employment (Z83). Shortlisted posts will be required to undergo competence assessment. The successful candidate will sign an agreement, complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance. is applying for an OSD post, certificates of service must be attached to the CV. No faxed or will be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your considered. Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on short listed candidates and the appointment to positive outcomes of the checks. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that 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 and candidates whose transfer / promotion/ appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.
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