Oct 2017 1st Edition


Chief Executive Officer

(Five-year fixed-term contract)

Salary: R 1,782,687.00 per annum plus 10% non-pensionable HoD Allowance. 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.

Location: Head Office - Pretoria ( Ref No: A3/2017)

Requirements: An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) and a post graduate qualification (NQF level 8) as recognised by SAQA PLUS 8-10 years' experience at a senior managerial level of which at least three (3) years' experience must be within any Organ of State as defined in the Constitution, Act 108 of 1996.

Competencies: 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. Communication (written and verbal). Honesty and Integrity. Attributes: Ability to initiate and support organizational transformation and change. Ability to explore and implement new ways of delivering services that will contribute to the improvement of organizational processes and to build the highest standard of ethical and moral conduct. Ability to provide vision, set organizational direction and inspire other to deliver on the organizational mandate. Ability to work together with civil society, business, academia and international community.

Key Responsibilities: Ensure the effective and efficient management, administration as well as payment of social security grants in South Africa. Provide strategic direction and leadership to ensure continuous improvement of social grants service delivery. Ensure efficient management and administration of the Agency, including the effective utilisation and training of staff, the maintenance of discipline, the promotion of sound labour relations and the proper use as well as care of state property. Render support to the Government and develop as well as implement social security policies. Ensure that policies and legislation are drafted to achieve the strategic goals set by the Minister of Social Development for the Agency. Develop effective strategies and programmes to give effect to policies and legislation. Manage communication and dissemination of information on the social development sector.

Preference will be given to African Female / PWD followed by Coloured Female, respectively as at the time of appointment.

Direction to candidates: (a) Curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees and certified copies of qualification and identity document must accompany your signed application for employment (Z83); (b)In the event of hand delivery of applications, applicant must sign an application register book as proof of submission; (c) 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 assessment). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. (d) The successful candidate for a SMS post will sign an employment contact and an annual performance agreement, complete a financial disclosure form and will also be required to undergo a security clearance. (e) If the candidate is applying for an OSD post, certificates of service must be attached to the CV. (f) It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualification evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). (g) Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. (h) Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on shortlisted candidates and the appointment is subject to positive outcomes of the checks (i) Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. (j) The selection of candidates will be done with due regards to the relevant aspects of the selection process as set out in the Public Service Regulation, 2016, Chapter 4/67. (k) Applications received after the closing date will not be taken into consideration. (l) No faxed or e-mailed application will be considered. (m) If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. (n)

Candidate requiring additional information regarding the advertised post may direct the enquiries to the person as indicated below. (o) Internal applicants must submit and register their employment application at the register book in the DSD reception area for the attention of Ms E Steenkamp. (p) 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.

Forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to: 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. Enquiries: Mr D Chinappan Tel: (012) 312 7504.

If you have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

Visit us at www.sassa.gov.za or toll free: 0800 60 10 11

Closing Date: 15 October 2017

SASSA is a dynamic organisation that provides a range of essential services to a diverse group of South Africans. With offices countrywide, our operational structures aspire to embrace all that is state-of-the-art, offices that are modern and an environment designed to stimulate the worker to achieve, enjoy, progress and prosper.

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