Aug 2016 1st Edition

Jobs: Limpopo Office of the Premier

Applications: The Acting Director General, Office of the Premier, Private Bag X 9483, POLOKWANE, 0600 or Hand delivered to the Office of the Premier, No 40 Hans Van Rensburg Street, Mowaneng Building, Office No.A013, General Records (Registry), Ground Floor.

Management Echelon

Director General: Office of The Premier
(5) Years Fixed Term Contract) Ref No. OTP/14/16/01
Salary: R1, 656 618 per annum (SMS Grade D, salary level 16). Non-pensionable HoD allowance: 10% of the payable inclusive remuneration package
Centre: Polokwane

Requirements: An undergraduate qualification NQF level 7 and a post graduate qualification NQF level 8 as recognised by SAQA; At least 8 -10 years’ experience at a Senior  managerial level(5 years of which must be with an organ of State as defined inthe Constitution, Act 108 of 1996). Extensive experience in an independent constitutional institution supporting democracy or public entity will be an added advantage. Ability to interact at both strategic and operational levels; Proven managerial skills; Key Competencies and Skills: Demonstrated ability to: Apply strategic thinking processes to influence the conceptualisation of a vision, align internal processes, systems and goals to the vision, give direction and inspire staff  to enable the Office of the Premier (OTP) and support to the Provincial Admin as a whole to optimally deliver on its Constitutional and legislative mandates; Continuously identify ways to improve internal processes within and outside the Office so as to enable the Provincial Admin as a whole to deliver effectively, economically and efficiently on its  mandates; Apply own judgement and take bold decisions in the context of varied levels of risk and ambiguity; Work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations; Apply purposeful and goal-directed thinking processes to evaluate information, assess situations and courses of action and to formulate inferences, calculate possibilities and reach logical conclusions through an unbiased, rational approach; Identify problems, their root causes, interrelations between problems and find solutions to them; Exchange information and ideas, both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner appropriate for the audience in order to explain, persuade, convince and influence others to achieve the desired outcomes; Understand, interpret and apply relevant legislation, policies, regulations, instructions, standards and guidelines to support the Office of the Premier and Provincial Admin as a whole to effectively and efficiently deliver on its mandate.

Competencies: Core and Process Competencies: Strategic Capability and Leadership; People Management and Empowerment, Programme and Project Management; Financial Management; Change Management; Computer Literacy; Knowledge Management, Service Delivery Innovation; Problem Solving and Analysis; Client Orientation and Customer Focus; Communication; Public Service Knowledge; Negotiation skills, Policy formulation; Analytic thinking and Honesty and Integrity.

Personal attributes: Assertiveness, Self-driven, team player, innovative.

Duties:The successful candidate will be the Director General and Accounting Officer responsible for:- Oversee the administration of Provincial  and National legislation; Coordinate the preparation and initiation of provincial legislation; Ensure that the Limpopo Provincial Administration has the necessary capacity in terms of governance, policies, business processes and systems; Manage performance of the provincial administration, monitor and evaluate service delivery and governance in the province; Develop and oversee the implementation of policy and planning in the province; Strengthen intra and inter-governmental relations as well as international relations; and Provide corporate management of the Office of the Premier; Maintain high quality standards in the output and encourage others to meet similar standards; Manage allocated resources, both human and capital, effectively, economically and efficiently.

Enquiries: Mr. Junior Maboya (015) 287 6290

For Attention: Ms. Suzan Mahlase or Mr. Junior Maboya

Closing Date: 22nd August 2016

Note: Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at The completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, faxed and emailed will not be considered. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification). Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of 12 months. The successful candidate will be subjected to a security clearance. The successful candidate must be willing to sign an oath of secrecy with the Department. All shortlisted candidates for these 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 Office of the Premier. The successful candidate will be expected to enter into a performance agreement with the Executive Authority and sign a five (5) year contract of employment upon assumption of duty with the Premier. The candidates will be required to disclose his/her financial interests in accordance with the applicable prescripts. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend a candidate 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.

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