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Jobs: Social Development Feb 2018

Post: Chief Director: Poverty Alleviation, Sustainablelivelihood and Food Security (Ref: F1/A/2018)

Branch: Community Development
Total Package: R1 127 334.00 per annum
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 undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) as recognised by SAQA plus 5 years of experience at a senior managerial level in the field of community development. Knowledge of the Public Service legislation. Knowledge of economic development programme. Knowledge and understanding of government developmental plan and approaches. Knowledge and understanding of social development policies and programmes. Knowledge of critical government transformation programmes. Understanding of Poverty Alleviation Initiatives and Programmes. Understanding of Census Report 2011 and Poverty Statistics. Understanding of the National Development Plan (NDP) vision 2030. Knowledge of special poverty relief projects. Understanding of the State of the Nation Address.

Competencies needed: Strategic capabilities and leadership skills. Programme and project management. Information and knowledge management. People management and empowerment. Problem-solving and change management. Policy analysis and development. Client orientation and customer focus. Service delivery innovation. Financial management and administration. Communication (verbal and written). Computer literacy. Stakeholder management. Planning and coordination. Presentation and facilitation. Quality management.

Attributes: Good interpersonal relationship. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to work in a team and independently. Adaptability. Compliant. Independent thinker. Cost consciousness. Honesty and Integrity.

Duties: Develop and review integrated Community empowerment frameworks (guidelines, policies, strategies, programmes and approaches) to facilitate the implementation of poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods programmes. Design and facilitate the implementation of community-based poverty alleviation, sustainable livelihoods and economical empowerment interventions. Design, develop and coordinate food and nutrition security programmes. Design programmes to capacitate community members, households, cooperatives and existing and emerging small and medium enterprises to effectively participate in the local economy value chain. Facilitate and coordinate community development research, planning and impact assessment.

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

Enquiries: Mr P Netshipale, Tel (012) 312 7662/ 7556

Post: Chief Director: Special Projects and Innovation (Ref: F1/B/2018)

Branch: Strategy and Organisational Transformation
Total Package: R1 127 334.00 per annum

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 undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) as recognised by SAQA plus 5 years of experience at a senior managerial level. Knowledge of the Public Service legislation. Knowledge and understanding of the relevant legal framework. Knowledge of strategic planning and policy development and implementation. Knowledge of design of Programme and Project Management Systems. Knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting. Knowledge and understanding of PFMA. Understanding of EPWP framework. Knowledge of special poverty relief allocations. Understanding of the State of the Nation Address. Understanding of the National Development plan (Vision 2030).

Competencies needed: Financial management and administration. People management and empowerment. Communication. Analytical skills. Strategic capabilities and leadership skills. Client orientation and customer focus. Programme and project management. Presentation and facilitation. Strategic planning. Computer literacy. Project Management Systems. Service delivery innovation. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting. Policy analysis and development. Information and knowledge management. Problem-solving and change management. Stakeholder management.

Attributes: Good interpersonal relationship. Ability to work under pressure. Innovative and creative. Ability to work in a team and independently. Ability to inspire others. Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks. Confidentiality. Adaptability. Diplomatic. Cost consciousness. Honesty and Integrity.

Duties: Manage the strategic integration of special initiatives, esp. EPWP Social Sector Plan, into existing departmental and sector programmes. Manage and oversee the development of innovative mechanisms and best practices towards institutionalising of special projects in the social development sector. Provide institutional coordination, capacity building and campaigns of special programmes in the social development sector. Establish and manage the institutional mechanisms to ensure coordination and driving, aligned to the three spheres of government (IGR). Facilitate the Joint Implementation Plans with sector departments, participating institutions and partnerships. Align the departmental programmes with the government’s broader priorities and strategies.

Note: In terms of the Branch’s employment equity targets, African and Coloured males, African females and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries: Ms NI Vilakazi, Tel (012) 312 7293/ 7490

Post: Director: Sectoral Programme Planning and Coordination (Ref: F1/C/2018)

Branch: Strategy and Organisational Transformation
Total Package: R948 174.00 per annum
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 undergraduate qualification in Social Work (NQF level 7) as recognised by SAQA plus 5 years of experience at a middle/ senior managerial level. Knowledge of the relevant Public Service Legislation. Knowledge of public service, planning, monitoring and evaluation policy framework.

Competencies needed: Strategic planning. Programme and project management. Financial management. Policy analysis and development. Information and Knowledge management. Communication. Service delivery innovation. Problem-solving. People Management and empowerment. Client orientation and customer focus. Stakeholder management. Planning and organising.

Attributes: Good interpersonal relationship. Ability to work under pressure. Creative and Innovative. Ability to work in a team and independently. Adaptability. Cost consciousness. Honesty and Integrity.

Duties: Identify and ensure the alignment of sectoral and special projects to social development sector strategic plans. Conduct strategy analysis to inform the implementation of special projects and alignment with national and departmental priorities. Coordinate the development of project plans, Programme management frameworks, guidelines and tools. Facilitate collaborations with national departments and relevant stakeholders on sectoral plans and implementation processes. Facilitate innovation, incubation and replication of best practices in the social development sector. Provide advice on resource planning requirements to support the implementation of programmes.

Note: In terms of the Branch’s employment equity targets, African and Coloured males, African females and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Enquiries: Ms NI Vilakazi, Tel (012) 312 7293/ 7490

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: 16 March 2018

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, 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 above. 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.