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Jobs: Department of Social Development

DIRECTOR: EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (Ref. 2015/33)

Chief Directorate: Early Childhood Development
Package: R864 177 p. a  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 Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent qualification (NQF level 7) PLUS 5 years of experience at a middle/senior management level. Knowledge of the relevant Public Service legislation. Knowledge and understanding of Children’s Act. Knowledge and understanding of education and social development policies, strategies and programmes pertaining to ECD. Knowledge and understanding of government policies and approach to ECD and Partial Care.

Competencies: Strategic capability and leadership skills. Programme and project management skills. Financial management 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 facilitation skills.

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

Duties: Develop and facilitate the implementation of strategies and programmes relating to the delivery of early childhood development and partial care services. Design and support the implementation of programmes aimed at stimulating, learning and development and provide implementation support services. Conduct compliance monitoring and impact assessment on the implementation of services and programmes. Design and conduct capacity development programmes to provincial and local government.

Enquiries:  Ms MV Ngcobo-Mbere, Tel: 012 312 7948

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. 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.

It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through 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:     9 October 2015

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