ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: DEMAND PLANNING – HEALTH

REF NO:
NDOH 7/2020 (X5
POSTS)
(Contract Posts Ending March 2022)
Office: Chief Directorate: Sector Wide Procurement.
Directorate: Affordable Medicine.
SALARY : R376 596 per annum (plus 37% in lieu of service benefits)
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
A National Diploma or equivalent NQF 6 qualification in Supply Chain
Management or Statistics. An orientation towards the quantitative disciplines
in statistics and economics will be an advantage. A minimum of three (3) years’
experience in Demand and or Supply Planning in a public or private sector.
Knowledge of general supply chain management. Familiar with relevant
legislation including Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act 1 of 1999), as
amended, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA), Treasury
Regulations, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (BBBEEA).
Familiar with the broad concepts such as the national medicines policy,
essential medicines lists, standard treatment guidelines. Understanding of big
data techniques. Good leadership, planning, organisational, administrative,
quantitative and analytical skills including demand forecasting and planning,
interpersonal, customer orientation, communication (written and verbal) and
computer (Microsoft office package) skills. Ability to work independently and in
a team. A valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES :
Data presentation, analysis, interpretation and base statistical forecast.
Conduct data acquisition and data governance. Cleanse the data acquired
from Provincial and or National medicine procurement systems. Enrichment of
demand plans with provincial and national program input. Engage with relevant
programme teams, clinical teams and other stakeholders to validate/source
additional insights for enrichment purposes. Cash up of the forecast in support
of the financial budgeting process. Collate current costs for all items. Monitor
demand plans and conduct demand review. Track accuracy of forecasts,
forecast bias and forecast value add. Publish demand plan to key stakeholders
and provide management information and feedback to key customers. Compile
demand plan reports as required and publish it to the various stakeholders in
province and at national. Manage risks and audit queries.

ENQUIRIES :
Ms K Jamaloodien on Tel No: (012) 395 – 8130

CLOSING DATE : 6 April 2020 12:00 Mid-day

CLOSING DATE :
03 April 2020 at 12h00 noon No email or faxed applications/No late
applications, 12H00 No late applications will be considered. No faxed/e-mailed
/late applications will be considered.

NOTE :
Requirement of applications: Applications must be submitted on form Z83,
obtainable on the internet at http://www.gpaa.gov.za (Originally signed). The
relevant reference number must be quoted on all applications. Application
should consist of (1) a comprehensive CV (specifying all experience and
duties, indicating the respective dates MM/YY as well as indicating references
with full contact details) (2) certified copies of all qualifications (including
matriculation), Identity document, valid driver’s license (where driving/travelling
is an inherent requirement of the job) and proof of citizenship if not RSA Citizen.
Note: All copies must be certified in the past 6 months. Failure to submit the
above information will result in the application not considered and deemed a
regret. The candidate must agree to the following: Shortlisted candidates must
be available for interviews at a date and time determined by GPAA. Applicants
must note that pre-employments checks and references will be conducted once
they are short-listed and the appointment is also subject to positive outcomes
on these checks, which include but not limited to: security clearance, security
vetting, qualification/study verification, citizenship verification, financial/asset
record check, previous employment verification and criminal record. Applicants
will be required to meet vetting requirements as prescribed by Minimum
Information Security Standards. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have
foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority
(SAQA). Correspondence will only be conducted with the short- listed
candidates. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the
closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was
unsuccessful. The candidate must take note of: It is intended to promote
representativeness through the filling of these posts and the candidature of
persons whose promotion/appointment will promote representativeness, will
receive preference. Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For salary
levels 11 – 15, the inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary,
the state’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a
flexible portion in terms of applicable rules. SMS will be required to undergo a
Competency Assessment as prescribed by DPSA. All candidates shortlisted
for SMS positions will be required to undergo a technical exercise that intends
to test the relevant technical elements of the job. One of the minimum entry
requirements for SMS is the pre-entry certificate. For more details on the preentry course visit: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entryprogramme/ Disclaimer: No appointment on SMS level will be effected without
proof of the completion of the pre-entry certificate. The GPAA reserves the right
to utilize practical exercises/tests/competency assessments for non-SMS
positions during the recruitment process (candidates who are shortlisted will
be informed accordingly) to determine the suitability of candidates for the
post(s). The GPAA reserves the right to cancel the filling/not to fill a vacancy
that was advertised during any stage of the recruitment process. The
successful candidate will have to sign and annual performance agreement and
will be required to undergo a security clearance.

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