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Jobs: Social Development

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

Enquiries: Adv A Brink Tel: (012) 741-6846

Closing Date: 12 February 2016

Directions to candidates:
Curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees and certified copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany your signed application for employment (Z83). In the event of hand delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register book as proof of submission. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of 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 compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial discloser form and will 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. 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. The selection of candidates will be done with due regard to the relevant aspects of the selection process as set out in the Public Service Regulations, 2001 (as amended) Part VII/D. Applications received after the closing date will not be taken into consideration. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Candidates requiring additional information regarding the advertised posts may direct their enquiries to the person as indicated above. (n) Internal applicants must submit and register their employment applications at the register book in the DSD reception area for the attention of Ms E de Waal. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts and candidates whose transfer/ promotion/ appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.


Director : Legal Case Assessment and Adjudication (Ref: 2016/01)

Chief Directorate: Social Assistance Appeals
Package: R 864 177 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: Harlequins Office Park, Groenkloof

Requirements: An appropriate recognised four-year Law Degree or equivalent qualification (NQF level 7) as recognised by SAQA Plus five (5) years relevant experience at middle or senior management level within administrative law. Knowledge of interpretation and implementation of Social Assistance Legislation and Administrative Justice.

Competencies needed: Financial management skills. Project management skills. Communication (verbal and written) and liaison skills. Planning and organising skills. Strategic capability and leadership skills. Customer care skills. Analytical skills. Monitoring and evaluation skills. Presentation and facilitation skills. Negotiation skills. Computer literacy. Research skills. Problem-solving skills. Coordination skills.

Attributes: Assertive. Ability to work in a team and independently. Compliant. Diplomatic. Ability to work under pressure. Decisiveness. Adaptive. Confident. Accurate. Self-starter. Trustworthiness.

Key Responsibilities: Coordinate Legal Case Assessment Services. Oversee the effective functioning of the Adjudication and Post Adjudication processes within the policy framework. Manage terms of conduct, proceedings and enlistment of the Panel Members of the Tribunal. Coordinate and manage training of Panel Members of the Tribunal on the Regulatory Framework. Develop, implement and review norms, standards and forms for Legal Case Assessment, Adjudication and Post Adjudication in line with the Social Assistance Act and Regulations and Compatibility with Administrative Justice Legislation. Conduct quality assurance on adjudicated files to ensure compliance to norms and standards of Adjudication. Coordinate strategic or periodic specific reports on the status of appeals and recommend policy reviews. .

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