CHIEF DIRECTOR: LEGAL SERVICES – Department of Health – Pretoria

(REF NDOH 4/2018)

Chief Directorate: Legal Services and Parliamentary Affairs.

SALARY : An all-inclusive remuneration package of R1 127 334 per annum [basic
salary consist of 70% of total package, the State’s contribution to the
Government Employees’ Pension Fund (13% of basic salary) and a
flexible portion]. The flexible portion of the package can be structured
according to the Senior Management Service guidelines.

CENTRE : Pretoria.

REQUIREMENTS : A four-year Legal Qualification. An admission as an Advocate or Attorney
would be an advantage. At least five (5) years’ experience at a senior
management level (strategic management level) within a legal
environment. Experience in providing legal advice, drafting of legal
opinions and negotiating, scrutinizing, drafting, editing legal documents
and/or contracts. Advanced knowledge of the South African
Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Interpretation of
Statutes, Planning and Development Law, Civil Litigation and Mediation,
Public Service Act and Regulations, Public Finance Management Act,
National Treasury Regulations, Promotion of Access to Information Act,
Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, Intergovernmental relations
Framework as well as procurement prescripts. Excellent communication
(verbal and written), interpersonal and computer skills (MS Office
packages). A creative and an innovative thinker. Willingness to travel
frequently and work long and irregular hours. Ability to function well under
pressure. A valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES : Draft and supervise the drafting of all legislation administered by the
department. Provision of legal support (including the management and
coordination of litigation as well as ensuring compliance with the
requirements of chapter 9 institutions) to the department and ministry.
Continued review of the legislation administered by the department.
Effective and efficient management of financial, physical and human
resources. Management of risk and audit queries.

ENQUIRIES : Ms V M Rennie at tel. (012) 395 8504

APPLICATIONS : The Director-General, National Department of Health, Private Bag X828,
Pretoria. 0001. Hand delivered applications may be submitted at
Reception (Brown application Box), Civitas Building, corner of Thabo
Sehume (formerly known as Andries) and Struben streets.Pretoria.

CLOSING DATE : 12 February 2018 Closing Time: 12:00 Midday

NOTE : All 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. Applications should be submitted on
form Z83 obtainable from any Public Service Department, and should be
accompanied by a CV (previous experience must be comprehensively
detailed) and certified copies of qualification certificates (including Senior
Certificate/Grade 12 certificate regardless of the qualification requirement
indicated in the advert), service certificates, including ID and driver’s
licence. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered.
Applications received after the closing date and those that do not comply
with the requirements will not be considered. It is the applicant’s
responsibility to have foreign qualifications and national certificates
(where applicable) evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority
(SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to fill the posts. The
successful candidate will be subjected to personnel suitability checks and
other vetting procedures. Applicants are respectfully informed that
correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If
notification of an interview is not received within three (3) months after
the closing date, candidates may regard their application as
unsuccessful. The Department will not be liable where applicants use
incorrect/no reference number(s) on their applications.