CHIEF DIRECTOR: OFFICE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD – DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

REF NO:
C3/A/2020
Branch: Welfare Services
SALARY : R1 251 183 per annum. This inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic
salary, the states’ contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and
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 in Social
Sciences plus five years of experience at a senior managerial level. Registration
with the South African Council for Social Service Professions as a Social Worker
will be an added advantage. Knowledge of the Children’s legislation on regional
and international instruments. Knowledge of the Children’s Act and other
legislation that have an impact on children’s issues. Knowledge and understanding
of chapter nine institutions focusing on children’s issues. Knowledge and
understanding of prevention and early intervention programmes. Competencies
needed: Strategic capability and leadership. International relations engagement.
Programme and Project management. Financial management and administration.
Policy analysis and development. Information and knowledge management.
Communication skills. Computer literacy. Service delivery innovation. Problemsolving and change management. People management and empowerment. Client
orientation and customer focus. Stakeholder management. Presentation and
facilitation. Cost consciousness. Honesty and integrity. Self-starter. Assertiveness.
Attributes: Good interpersonal relations. Ability to work under pressure. Innovative
and creative. Ability to work in a team and independently. Adaptability. Diplomacy.
Independent thinker.

DUTIES :
Facilitate the development, implementation and monitoring of the National Plan of
Action for Children. Manage, coordinate and ensure strengthening of the country’s
institutional mechanisms for child rights delivery. Manage and coordinate the
strengthening of child rights advocacy and social mobilisation. Coordinate and
monitor the integration of services for child rights through the Inter-Sectoral
Committee on Child Rights. Develop generic indicators to broadly monitor the
children’s sector nationally and provincially. Develop an integrated data collection
tool to ensure compliance and reporting on national legislation, regional and
international instruments. Facilitate and monitor compliance and reporting to
national, regional and international child rights commitments, obligations and
international instruments (AU and UN) for children.

ENQUIRIES :
Ms I Sekawana Tel No: (012) 312-7352
NOTE : In terms of the Branch: Welfare Services’ employment equity targets, African and
Coloured males and Coloured females as well as persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS :
Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to the
Director-General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria,
0001. Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street In the event of hand
delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register book as proof
of submission. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered.
FOR ATTENTION :
Ms E Steenkamp

CLOSING DATE :
16 October 2020
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). Applicants applying for SMS posts are
required to successfully complete the Certificate for entry into the SMS and full
details can be sourced by following the link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/trainingcourse/sms-pre-entry-programme/. Applicants are expected to pay for the course
and may enroll for it at a cost of R265.00.

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