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Jobs: Department of Social Development

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.

Director: Legal Services

Ref No: G3/A/2017
Chief Directorate: Legal Services
Total cost-to employer package: R948 174 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

Requirements: An undergraduate Law/Legal qualification (NQF level 7) as recognised by SAQA plus 5 years of experience at a middle/senior managerial level in the field of legal services. Knowledge of the Public Service legislation. Knowledge of legislative drafting and contract formulation. Competencies: Communication skills. People Management and Empowerment skills. Financial Management skills. Client orientation and customer focus skills. Planning and organising skills. Programme and project management skills. Problem-solving skills. Policy analysis skills. Business ethics. Legal administration skills. Research skills. Attributes: Ability to work under pressure. Positive. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Confident. Patient. Accurate. Systematic & logical. Adaptable. Disciplined. Trustworthy. Diplomacy. Assertive. Persuasive.

Duties: Provide legislative review and drafting services and coordinate inputs as well as liaison thereof. Formulate contracts and provide litigation management services. Provide legal advice, opinions and prepare legal documents for the Department, State Law Advisor and provinces. Conduct administrative legal actions to ensure compliance. Advice on the drafting and monitoring of service level agreements. Ensure legal compliance with national, international and continental instruments.

Enquiries: Adv N Dladla, Tel: 012 312-7985

Note: In terms of the Chief Directorate’s employment equity targets, White males and African females as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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

For attention: Ms E Steenkamp

Closing date: 27 October 2017

Note: 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. Short listed 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 for a SMS post 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. 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, 2016 Chapter 4/67. 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 post may direct their enquiries to the person as indicated. Internal applicants must submit and register their employment applications at the register book in the DSD reception area for the attention of Ms E Steenkamp.

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.