Oct 2015 2nd Edition

Jobs: Department of Social Development Oct 2015

Chief Directorate: Auxiliary Services
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: HSRC Building, Pretoria

Requirements:  An appropriate three year Bachelors Degree/ National Diploma in the Built environment field (NQF level 7) and Advanced Project Management PLUS a minimum of 5 years’ of experience at a middle/senior managerial level in managing projects. Knowledge of i) relevant public service legislation; ii) the project management discipline and life cycle (Project Management Body of Knowledge, PRINCE2); iii) project management techniques and tools; iv) System Development Life Cycle; and v) Construction industry.

Competencies: Financial performance monitoring and evaluation skills. Strategic capability and leadership skills. Programme and project management skills. Financial management skills. Policy analysis and development skills. Communication (verbal and written) skills. Service delivery innovation. Problem-solving skills. People management and empowerment skills. Client orientation and customer focus skills. Stakeholder management skills. Presentation and facilitation skills. Planning and coordination skills. Time Management skills. Risk management skills. Contract management skills. Conflict management skills. Capacity building skills. Analytical skills. Quality management skills. Computer literate.

Attributes: Good interpersonal relations. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to work in a team and independently. Adaptability. Compliant. Independent thinker. Cost consciousness. Honesty and Integrity.

Duties: Design project management tools and methodologies, processes and standards. Manage and approve the feasibility assessment report studies. Develop prioritisation model for determination of capital projects. Provide technical direction towards the design and finalisation of appropriate construction procurement and contracting strategies for the maintenance of DSD facilities. Conduct generic management functions.

Enquiries:  Mr O Ramachela, Tel: (012) 312 7666

Note: 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). 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 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.

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

For attention:  Ms E de Waal

Closing date:     23 October 2015

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