Apr 2017 1st Edition

Jobs: Social Development - Apr 2017

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.

Chief Director: Early Childhood Development and Partial Care

Reference number: J1/A/2017
Branch: Children, Families and Professional Services
Total cost-to employer package: R1,068,564.00 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 recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent qualification (NQF Level 7) as recognised by SAQA PLUS 5 years’ experience at a senior management level. Registration as a Social Worker with the South African Council for Social Services Professions.  Knowledge of the relevant Public Service legislation. Knowledge and understanding of the Children’s Act, government strategy and approach to ECD and partial care. 

Competencies needed: Strategic capability and leadership skills. Programme and project management skills. Financial management skills. Policy analysis and development skills. Information and knowledge management skills. Communication skills. Service delivery innovation. Problem-solving and change management skills. People management and empowerment skills. Client orientation and customer focus skills. Stakeholder management skills. Presentation and facilitation skills. Interpersonal relation skills.

Attributes: Ability to work under pressure. Innovative and creative. Ability to work in a team and independently. Adaptability. Diplomatic. Independent thinker. Cost consciousness. Honesty and integrity.

Duties: Manage and facilitate the implementation of legislation and policies relating to the delivery of early childhood development and partial care services. Manage the development of strategies and models for package of services, capacity building, funding and infrastructure models. Manage the development and implementation of norms and standards to inform the delivery of comprehensive early childhood development and partial care services across the spheres of government and related sectors. Manage the design and implementation of quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation framework as well as ensure compliance to policies, norms and standards. Manage the establishment and implement coordinating mechanisms to bring all participating sectors in government, NGOs and private sector together to ensure the delivery of integrated early childhood development and partial care services. Provide planning and implementation guidance to the social development sector, clusters and participate in various fora in relation to the delivery of early childhood development and partial care programmes.

In terms of the Branch’s employment equity targets, African, Coloured and White males as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries: Ms C Nxumalo, Tel: 012 312 7386

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

Closing date: 18 April 2017

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. Short listed 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 for a SMS post 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. 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, 2016 Chapter 4/67. 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. Candidates requiring additional information regarding the advertised posts may direct their enquiries to the person as indicated. Internal applicants must submit and register their employment applications at the register book in the DSD reception area for the attention of Ms E Steenkamp. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts and candidates whose transfer / promotion/ appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.

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