Sep 2017 1st Edition

Jobs: Social Development - Sep 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.

Post: Director: Sectoral and Corporate Strategy And Planning
Ref No: T2/2017
Chief Directorate: Strategic Management and Change Management
Total Cost-To Employer Package: R898 743 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 appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification (NQF level 7) PLUS five (5) years of experience at a middle/senior management level in the field of strategy planning and management. Knowledge of the relevant Public Service Regulatory Legislations. Knowledge and experience in general management. Knowledge of risk management.

Competencies: Financial management skills. Knowledge management skills. Change management skills. People management and empowerment skills. Client orientation and customer focus. Communication (written, verbal and liaison) skills. Analytical skills. Planning and organising skills. Problem-solving skills. Computer literacy.

Attributes: Interpersonal relations. Ability to work independently and under pressure. Innovative and creative. Independent thinker. Ability to work in a team and independently. Cultural sensitivity. Adaptability. Confident. Political sensitivity. Cost consciousness. Honesty and integrity.

Responsibilities: Develop the annual strategic and performance plans for the department. Formulate and evaluate the Social Development Sector Strategy. Align the national strategic plan with the sector strategy (priorities). Facilitate the development of operational plans for business units in the Department. Conduct strategic environmental analysis and annual strategic reviews in the context of both government and the Department’s commitments. Facilitate the institutional transformation process. Provide support to Provincial Social Development Departments with regard to planning. Develop, maintain and update the strategic information portal for planning purposes.

Note: In terms of the Chief Directorate’s employment equity target, African males and females as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries: Ms N Vilakazi, Tel: 012 312-7293

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: 15 September 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 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 post 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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