ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: EMPLOYEE RELATIONS – NATIONAL SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT

COORDINATION /NSG09/2019
SALARY : commencing at R376 596 per annum plus competitive benefits cost to
company (Level 09)
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
B Degree or equivalent in Labour Relations/ Industrial Relations/ Human
Resources or equivalent. 3 – 5 years’ experience in Labour Relations of
which 1 year on a supervisory level. Knowledge: In depth knowledge of the
Public Service Act & Regulations, Labour Relations Act, and relevant MPSA
Directives and Determinations. Advanced knowledge of the legislative
frameworks in the public service. Advanced knowledge of Departmental
Policies and procedures. Advanced knowledge of policy development
practices. Ability to understand, interpret and apply policy initiatives
emanating from government and linking it to Labour Relations.
Competencies/ skills: Basic Numeracy skills. Good analytical skills. Good
written and verbal communication skills. Listening skills. Planning, organizing
and execution skills. Investigation skills. Interest based conflict resolution
skills. Conciliation and Mediation skills. Presentation and facilitation skills.
Good report writing skills. Problem solving skills. Negotiation and influencing
skills. Interpersonal skills. Good computer literacy skills in the MS Office
Suite. Interpersonal proficiency. Language proficiency. Good time
management skills. Technical skills. Coaching and mentoring skills. Quality of
work. Delegation and empowerment. Research, analysis and interpretation
skills. Policy formulation & implementation skills. Personal Attributes:
Acceptance of responsibility, Sense of judgement, Reliability, Client focused,
Trust worthy, Enthusiastic, Confident, Attention to details, Innovative, creative
and proactive, Flexibility, Ability to work independently and as part of a team,
Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality, Demonstrated ability to
maintain objectivity.
DUTIES : Facilitate the provision of employee/ labour relations services and to
implement related support systems. Facilitate the development of
departmental policy and guidelines related to labour matters, disputes,
grievances and disciplinary processes. Render unbiased and specialised
advisory service in the organisation on all labour related policies,
agreements, strategies, procedures and legislation. Facilitate collective
bargaining and labour dispute resolution and prevention matters which
includes conciliations and arbitrations. Conduct preliminary investigations,
resolutions and referral of complaints, grievances and misconduct cases.
Facilitate mediation/conciliation meetings and prepare the necessary
documents and bundles. Analyse investigation reports and compilation of
recommendation reports. Facilitate disciplinary hearings and ensure
implementation of sanctions. Facilitate consultation and negotiations
processes. Monitor the implementation of arbitration awards and collective
agreements. Facilitate strike management within the department. Facilitate
processes to build capacity on Labour Relations in the department, which
includes training of investigating and presiding officers and training of
employees at large on labour relations matters. Conduct advocacy and
awareness campaigns on labour relations matters. Promote and strengthen
the trust relationship with organised labour by engagements with internal
shop stewards. Facilitate the provision of policy co-ordination services and
implement systems that support policy development practices. Develop and
maintain protocols and guidelines for policy development and approval
processes. Consult with relevant stakeholders on sources of authority and
legislative frameworks applicable in relevant policies and the impact thereof
on other policies and frameworks. Co-ordinate the development, review and
implementation of NSG policies, standard operating procedures and
strategies in accordance with specific relevant legislative prescripts. Provide
presentation readiness support at policy forum, Departmental Bargaining
Chamber and SMS Manco levels. Support policy dialogue in the department
by coordinating departmental policy forum meetings and policy advocacy
sessions. Ensuring that the NSG has access to policy material through
correct versions for circulation to all staff. Provide advice and support to
internal units on policy development and approval matters. Submit approved
labour relations reports, within a predetermined reporting structure. Assist in
co-ordination of compliance reporting with regard to HRM&D & MPAT
requirements. Ensure compliance with relevant legislative frameworks,
directives applicable to labour relations. Ensure that qualitative monthly,
quarterly and annual reports are submitted timeously (statistically & advisory).
Manage labour relations records and ensure records are captured, archived
and correctly recorded. Generic junior management functions: Planning,
organise and reporting processes in the unit including preparation of inputs to
the Directorate and departmental reports. Management of the activities of the
section including performance and development of personnel within the unit.
Manage human resources and assets of the unit.

ENQUIRIES :
Ms Z Lamati, (012) 441-6019
In connection with the applications kindly contact Ms Letty Raseroka (012)
441 6626 or Mr Mogoto Tel No: (012) 441 6017

APPLICATIONS :
Principal: National School of Government, Private Bag X759, Pretoria, 0001
National School of Government by hand at ZK Matthews Building, 70
Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria. E-mailed and faxed applications will not
be accepted.

FOR ATTENTION :
Ms L Raseroka, HR Unit
NOTE : Applications must consist of: A fully completed and signed Z83 form; a recent
comprehensive CV; contactable referees (telephone numbers and email
addresses must be indicated); the relevant reference number must be quoted
on the application. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an
evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
All non-SA citizens must attach a certified copy of proof of permanent
residence in South Africa. Candidates are required to submit certified copies
of their identity document and qualifications before the interviews. During the
interview the shortlisted candidates might be required to write a technical
exercise test that is relevant to the post. The National School of Government
reserves the right not to make an appointment. Correspondence will be
limited to shortlisted candidates only.
CLOSING DATE :
28 June 2019 at 16h00