Oct 2014

Jobs: Department of Social Development

CHIEF DIRECTOR: HIV/AIDS and Burdens of Diaseases 
BRANCH: Integrated Development 
TOTAL PACKAGE: R988 152 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 Degree or equivalent qualification PLUS 5-10 years senior management experience in implementing HIV and AIDS, TB and other burdens of diseases programmes or in the relevant field. A relevant post-graduate Degree in will be an added advantage. Knowledge of the public service legislation. Knowledge and understanding of the HIV and AIDS national strategy as contained in the National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS, STI and TB. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, TB and other burdens of diseases in a Social and economic context. Knowledge and understanding of human behavior and social system. Knowledge and understanding of Social Development policies and programmes pertaining to HIV and AIDS, TB and other burdens of diseases.

Competencies needed
Strategic capability and leadership skills. Programme and Project management skills. Financial management skills. Policy analysis and development skills. Information and knowledge management skills. Communication (written and verbal) skills. Service delivery innovation skills. Problem solving and change management skills. People management and empowerment skills. Client orientation and customer focus skills. Stakeholder management skills. Presentation and facilitation skills. Research skills. Monitoring and evaluation skills.

Personal attributes
Confidentiality. Ability to work under pressure. Innovative and creative. Ability to work in a team and independently. Adaptability. Diplomatic. Independent thinker. Cost consciousness. Honesty and integrity. Assertiveness.

Provide strategic direction in the review and development of the legislative framework (policies, norms and standards, strategies, guidelines and programmes) to guide the implementation of and the relevant Social Development strategies and programmes in line with the National Strategic Plan for HIV, STI and TB. Lead the implementation of the Comprehensive Strategy in addressing the social and structural drivers of HIV and TB and other burdens of diseases across the public service. Lead the implementation of Home and Community Based Care and support programs including the strengthening of community system for ensuring community response. Ensure the alignment of the behavioral change, prevention and care and support strategies with other social development programmes to strengthen community and family systems. Manage the implementation of National Action Plan in mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS and TB on key populations including women, people with disabilities, vulnerable children and youth as well as older persons. Lead and collaborate with other government departments, SANAC structures and relevant stakeholders in ensuring the implementation of behavioral change, prevention and response mechanisms in relation to social drivers of HIV and AIDS, TB and other burdens of diseases. Lead and oversee the design and implementation of quality assurance and monitoring framework to ensure compliance to policies, norms and standards and oversee research and impact of the implementation thereof. Provide overall management of the Chief Directorate.

Mr P Netshipale Tel: (012) 312-7662

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

Ms E de Waal

31 October 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.

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