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

REF NO:
3/2/1/2021/002
Branch: Rural Development
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
National School of Government (NSG). Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced
Diploma (NQF level 7) in Built Environment Professions in Engineering / Town
Planning / Architecture / Quantity Surveying / Sustainable Agriculture / Rural
Development / Project Management and Honours Degree or Postgraduate
Diploma (NQF level 8) in Built Environment Professions in Engineering / Town
Planning / Architecture / Quantity Surveying / Sustainable Agriculture / Rural
Development / Project Management. Registration as a Built Environment
Professional. Eight (8) to Ten (10) years’ experience at senior managerial level.
Job Related Knowledge: Applicants must have sound knowledge and
understanding of the following: Construction Industry Development Board Act
of 2000 and Regulations; Council for Built Environment Act of 2000; Public
Financial Management Act / Division of Revenue Act / Treasury Regulations,
Practice Notes, Instructions, Circulars. National Building Standards Act of 1977
and Regulations; Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993 and Regulations.
Job Related Skills: Advanced communication, motivational and influential
skills. Strong networking and interpersonal skills. High level presentation and
negotiation skills. Project management skills and advanced computer literacy.
High level planning, organising, problem solving and conflict management
skills. A valid driver’s licence. Ability to work proactively and under pressure.

DUTIES :
Provide social organisation and development towards economic upliftment.
Facilitate community mobilisation and institution building to reduce household
poverty in accordance with Comprehensive Rural Development Programme
(CRDP). Provide strategic direction and policy monitoring and advice in
supporting the NARYSEC Programme recruitment. Coordinate and facilitate
infrastructure development services. Coordinate the funds of all Sector
Departments to facilitate the implementation of projects. Coordinate and
facilitate infrastructure development services to all Agri-Parks sites. Develop
and adapt innovative and appropriate technologies. Promote indigenous
knowledge systems and environment and natural resource utilisation within
rural areas. Conduct research of innovative technology and development
focused on rural innovations and natural resources. Liaise with relevant
organisations regarding technology, research and development programmes /
projects. Provide financial and administrative support services. Manage the
projects across the Provincial Offices. Facilitate the mainstreaming of rural
women, youth and persons with disabilities in Branch. Facilitate alignment of
corporate policies and programmes to support implementation of rural women,
youth and persons with disabilities transformation imperatives.

ENQUIRIES :
Ms K Kgang Tel No: (012) 319 7333
APPLICATIONS : Please ensure that you email your application to: 3212021.002@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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