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Jobs: Department of Social Development May 2017

Management Echelon

Chief Director: Social Mobilisation and Community Empowerment
Ref : V1/A/2017
Branch: Community Development
Total cost-to- employer package: R1, 068,564.00 per annum  This inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the states’ contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and flexible portion that may be structured i.t.o. the applicable rules. 
Centre: HSRC Building, Pretoria 

Requirements: An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA in social sciences Plus 5 years of experience at a senior managerial level in the field of Community Development. Knowledge of the relevant Public Service legislation. Knowledge and understanding of the relevant legal framework. Knowledge of- a) Community Development policies and practices; b) the IGR and IDP; c) the practice of community development and community interventions; d) stakeholder management; e) local government processes; f) Intergovernmental Relations policies; g) government processes; h) community-based planning and research; and i) social and community mobilisation dynamics. Knowledge and understanding of the PFMA.       

Competencies Strategic capability and leadership skills. Programme and project management skills. Financial management and administration skills. Policy analysis and development skills. Information and knowledge management skills. Communication (verbal and written) 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 facilities skills. Risk Management skills. 

Attributes Good interpersonal relationship. Ability to work under pressure. Innovative and creative. Ability to work in a team and independently. Confidentiality. Adaptability. Diplomatic. Cost consciousness. Honesty and Integrity.    

Duties:  Manage and coordinate community development research and interventions. Manage and facilitate the development of social and community mobilisation programmes for social change. Manage and facilitate the development of community development services, practice, programme and policy implementation support. Promote good governance in public entities and statutory bodies. Manage the development of community and capacity enhancement as well as youth development programmes. Facilitate the development and implementation of policies, legislation, minimum norms and standards, practice guidelines in respect of social mobilisation.       

Note: In terms of the Department’s employment equity target, African, Coloured and White males, African Coloured and Indians females as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries:
Mr P Netshipale 
Tel: 012 312 7662

Director: Children’s Legislation and Monitoring,
Ref: V1/B/2017
Chief Directorate: Children’s Legislation, Monitoring and Reporting
Total cost-to-employer package: R898,743.00 per annum This inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the states’ contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and flexible portion that may be structured i.t.o. the applicable rules.
Centre:  Pretoria, HSRC Building

Requirements:  An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) in Social Work or equivalent qualification as recognized by SAQA PLUS 5 years of experience at a middle/senior managerial level in the field of policy and legislation development in the children’s sector. Knowledge and experience in the field of child care and protection services. Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions. Knowledge and understanding of human behaviour and social system. Broad knowledge of the relevant legislation, international and regional instruments and policies pertaining to child care services. Good understanding of the relevant Public Service legislative framework such as the PFMA, Public Service Act and Regulations.
Competencies Project management skills. Policy development and implementation skills. Writing and presentation skills. Communication and liaison skills. Coordination skills. Planning and organising skills. Analytical skills. Problem-solving skills. Business ethics. Counselling skills. Strategic capability and leadership skills. Monitoring and evaluation skills. Negotiation skills. Client orientation and customer focus skills. Computer literacy. Financial management skills. Research skills. Facilitation skills.

Attributes Confidence. Trustworthiness. Integrity. Patience. Accuracy. Diplomacy. Assertiveness. Compliance. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to work in a team and independently. Creative and innovative. Friendliness.

Duties:  Manage the development of policies, norms and standards. Manage and facilitate the drafting of regulations to the Children’s Act. Manage and facilitate training to social workers and other professionals to implement the Children’s Act. Manage and facilitate indicators as well as quality assurance mechanisms to implement the Children’s Act. Provide advice and guidance to issues pertaining to legislation monitoring and evaluation of norms and standards. Manage and facilitate the review of the Children’s Act including the development of policies to strengthen proposals to amend the Act. Monitor, coordinate and evaluate intersectoral and interdepartmental compliance and reporting on the implementation of international, regional and national obligations.

Note:  In terms of the Department’s employment equity target, African, Coloured and White males, African, Coloured and Indian females as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries:  
Ms C Nxumalo
Tel: (012) 312-7386

Director: Supply Chain Management,
Ref : V1/D/2017
Chief Directorate: Financial Management and Administration
Total cost-to-employer package: R898 743 per annum This inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the states’ contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and flexible portion that may be structured i.t.o. the applicable rules.
Centre:  Pretoria, HSRC Building

Requirements:  An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) in Commerce,  Purchasing and Supply Chain Management with accounting as a subject within the curriculum, as recognized by SAQA PLUS 5 years of supply chain management experience at a middle/senior managerial level. Knowledge of the relevant Public Service legislation, regulations and policies. Knowledge of government procurement systems including Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, BBBEE, LOGIS, BAS, PFMA.

Competencies Negotiation skills. Strategic planning skills. Programme and project management skills. Economic and statistical analysis skills. Financial management skills. Policy analysis and development skills. Information and knowledge management skills. Communication skills. Service delivery innovation skills. Problem solving skills. People Management and empowerment skills. Client orientation and customer focus skills. Stakeholder management skills. Planning and organising skills. Presentation and facilitation skills.

Attributes Good interpersonal relationship. Ability to work under pressure. Confidentiality and sensitivity. Ability to work in a team and independently. Adaptability. Diplomatic. Independent thinker. Cost consciousness. Honesty and Integrity.

Duties:  Manage the relationship between the Department and its different categories of service providers. Manage the procurement process with the department including the compilation of bid documents. Implement and promote BEE and PPPFA policies. Manage the Departments LOGIS system. Provide strategic direction with regard to supply chain management functions to the Directorate and the Department. Develop and implement an asset management system for Department, including the maintenance of the asset register. Assist and advise management in preparing and managing service contracts. Manage the development and maintenance of a database of service providers in the department. Oversee the stock management system. Advise management in all supply chain management matters. Secretariat to the Bid Adjudication Committee, supplier development, relationship management, demand management, acquisition management, assets and inventory management, contract management.

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

Enquiries:
Ms S Mgwaba
Tel: (012) 312 7844

Director: Institutional Performance Assessment and Reporting
Ref :  V1/E/2017
Chief Directorate: Monitoring and Evaluation
Total cost-to employer package: R898, 743.00 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:  Preoria, HSRC Building

Requirements:   A Postgraduate qualification (NQF level 8) in Social or Economic Sciences as recognized by SAQA PLUS five (5) years of experience at middle/senior managerial level. Knowledge of the relevant Public Service legislation. Knowledge and understanding of i) government reporting requirements;     ii) qualitative and quantitative research; and statistical analysis methodologies. Knowledge and understanding of social development programmes.

Competencies Strategic planning skills. Project management skills. Research skills. Analytical skills. Financial management skills. Policy analysis and development skills. Information and knowledge management skills. Report writing skills. Communication skills. Service delivery innovation. Institutional performance assessment and reporting. Problem-solving skills. Client orientation and customer focus skills. Stakeholder management skills. Planning and organising skills. Presentation and facilitation skills.

Attributes Good interpersonal relationship. Ability to work under pressure. Innovative and creative. Ability to work in a team. Confidentiality and sensitivity. Independent thinking. Honesty and Integrity. Cultural sensitivity.

Dutues:  Compile departmental quarterly and annual reports to assess programme performance against targets. Provide support and monitor the implementation of recommendations on institutional performance. Produce and provide reports in response to requests from Parliament, The Presidency and other stakeholders. Provide technical assistance to Social Development Sector to improve capacity and technical expertise in monitoring and evaluation. Participate and contribute to government led country initiatives. Coordinate and collate inputs on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and produce reports thereof. Coordinate Management Performance Assessment Tool (MPAT).

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

Enquiries:
Mr T Buthelezi
Tel: 012  312 7880

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: 26 May 2017

Note: A curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties and the names of two referees must accompany your application for employment (Z83). • It will be required of the successful candidate to undergo an appropriate security clearance. • 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. • An indication in this regard will facilitate the processing of applications. • Applicants must please note that they will be required to show proof of original qualifications during the selection process. • Correspondence will be limited to successful 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. • It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).  All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated.  • 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 discloser form and will also be required to undergo a security clearance.•Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on short listed candidates and the appointment is subject to positive outcomes of such checks. •Applications received after the closing date will not be taken into consideration. • No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. 

“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 these posts and candidates whose transfer / promotion/ appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.

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