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Jobs: National Development Agency

Chief Executive Officer (Three-year contract - renewable) Johannesburg (Ref. 2015/33)

Requirements: As this is a role of ultimate accountability and stature, a postgraduate degree in a related field (such as Social Development, Public Policy Studies, Business Management or Business Administration) is essential, whilst a Master’s degree or MBA would be an added advantage. Ten years’ experience in an executive/senior leadership role in a Government/NGO is also imperative. Extensive experience in strategic planning and execution, operating at board level and organisation transformation (culture/financial/service). Extensive knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act and its regulatory requirements.

Competencies needed: High-level communication (external media). Marketing/fundraising/revenue sourcing locally and internationally. Exceptional relationship building at all levels. Political understanding. Strategic capability and leadership. Programme and project management. Financial management. Change management. Knowledge management. Service delivery innovation. Problem-solving and analysis. People management and empowerment. Client orientation and customer focus. Honesty and integrity.

Attributes: Ability to initiate and support organisational transformation and change. Ability to explore and implement new ways of delivering services that will contribute to the improvement of organisational processes and to build the highest standard of ethical and moral conduct. Ability to provide vision, set organisational direction and inspire others to deliver on the organisational mandate. Ability to work together with civil society, business, academia and the international community.

Key responsibilities: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the incumbent will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the NDA, according to the requirements set out by the NDA Act. This position is the final accountability point in relation to the executive management responsibilities of the organisation, which include leadership and governance, community relations/advocacy as well as operational, human resources and financial planning and management.

Enquiries: Mr D Chinappan, tel. (012) 312-7504

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.

Note: • A Curriculum Vitae with a detailed description of duties and the names of two referees must accompany your application for employment • It will be required of the successful candidate to undergo an appropriate security clearance • 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 of 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 Qualifications Authority (SAQA) • All short-listed 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 • 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.

Applications: The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria 0001 or deliver by hand at the HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street

For attention: Mr D Chinappan.

Closing date: 4 December 2015

DSD and NDA support persons with disabilities.

Enquiries: Mr D Chinappan Tel: 012 312 7504

To advertise in Vuk'uzenzele call: Dorris Simpson:  dorris@gcis.gov.za,  012 473 0065 or 083 273 1439