DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL: FOOD SECURITY AND AGRARIAN REFORM – DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

REF NO:
3/2/1/2021/003
Branch: Food Security and Agrarian Reform
SALARY : R1 521 591 per annum (Level 15) (All-inclusive package). The package
includes a basic salary (70% of package), and a flexible portion that may be
structured in accordance with the rules for SMS
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
Successful completion of Pre-entry Certificate for SMS as endorsed by the
NSG. Bachelor’s Degree (NQF 7) and Honours / Postgraduate (NQF 8) in
Agricultural Studies / Agricultural Economics. 8 to 10 years’ experience at
senior managerial level. Job Related Knowledge: Applicants must have sound
knowledge and understanding of the following: Knowledge and understanding
of all relevant legislation and regulations that govern the Public Service
including the Public Financial Management Act and Treasury Regulations, the
Public Service Act, the Labour Relations Act etc. Understanding of the South
African government imperatives, priorities and sector requirements (especially
with regards to capacity development, agrarian reform and food security
matters). Knowledge of Government policies and priorities in terms of food
security. Knowledge and understating of the food security systems in the
country. Knowledge and understanding of international laws, agreements and
commitments and their impact on food security. Knowledge and understanding
of the Southern African Development Community, African Union and United
Nations activities around matters related to food security. Understanding of
social development and poverty aspects affecting the country. Understanding
of health and nutrition matters. Understanding of rural and small farmers issues
and requirements. Knowledge and understanding of the white paper on the
transformation of the Public Service (Batho Pele). Job Related Skills: Financial
management. Strategic Capability and Leadership. Programme and Project
management. Knowledge management. Service Delivery Innovation. Problem
Solving and Analysis. People management and Empowerment. Client
Orientation and Customer Focus. Communication. Honesty and Integrity.
Change management. Extended working hours. Travel (Including international
travel).

DUTIES :
Provide national frameworks to promote sustainable household food security
programmes. Oversee partnerships with other national and International
stakeholders involved in the food security initiatives. Develop and provide
strategic support to Land Reform beneficiaries. Facilitate the provision of the
DALRRD education and Training in support of sustainable growth and
equitable participation in the sector. Provide national extension support
services. Develop and assess the effectiveness of various extension and
advisory service delivery methodologies or approaches relevant for the sector.
Provide sound development finance services for development of DALRRD
programmes. Coordinate the development of national policy and facilitate the
implementation of financing programmes. Provide strategic direction and
guidance with regards to the management of resources within the Branch.
Provide support to the Minister and Director-General in relation to the
development of solutions for challenges specific to the Branch, to ensure
delivery of the Branch related key result areas (including playing a direct role
regarding inputs into strategy, being accountable for relevant inputs to
parliamentary committee meetings, cluster meetings, implementation of the
sector plan, etc.). Lead the Branch in the implementation of policy priorities and
the realisation of the Branch’s strategic objectives – including setting of targets.
ENQUIRIES : Ms K Kgang Tel No: (012) 319 7333
APPLICATIONS : Please ensure that you email your application to: 3212021.003@dalrrd.gov.za
before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

CLOSING DATE :
23 April 2021 at 16:00

NOTE :
The requirements for appointment at Senior Management Services (SMS) level
include the successful completion of the Pre-entry Programme as endorsed by
the National School of Government (NSG). Applicants should therefore at least
have proof that they have registered for the Pre-entry Certificate, which can be
accessed using the following link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/trainingcourse/sms-pre-entryprogramme/. Shortlisted candidates must provide proof
of successful completion of the course. No appointment will take place without
the successful completion of the Pre-entry Certificate and submission of proof
thereof. All shortlisted candidates 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.

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