CHIEF DIRECTOR: ADVOCACY AND MAINSTREAMING, RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES – DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN, YOUTH AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

REF NO:
DWYPD/002/2020
SALARY : R1 251 183 per annum (Level 14) fully inclusive remuneration package
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
Appropriate undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) in Disability
Studies, Economic Sciences, Human Rights Law, Social Sciences. PostGraduate qualification (NQF level 8) in Disability and/or Management
Studies will be an added advantage. Minimum of 5 years’ relevant
experience at senior managerial level. In-depth knowledge and ability to
apply international treaties and instruments impacting on the lives of
persons with disabilities, understanding disability from a socio-political
and human rights perspective, sound understanding of universal design
and access theory and application, inclusive of reasonable
accommodation support measures as well as advocacy and
mainstreaming approaches. Good understanding of government decisionmaking and procedures. Ability to work across spheres of government and
interact at a senior level. Advanced planning, organisational and
communication skills. Strong strategic capability and skills in policy
analysis, analytical thinking, programme and project management,
financial and people management skills. Solution-orientated and ability to
work under tight deadlines and manage stressful situations. The
successful applicant will be subject to personal security vetting at a top
secret level.

DUTIES :
To ensure maintenance and implementation of a 365 days integrated
national disability inclusion campaign. Provide technical support for
collaborative and coordinated implementation of the White Paper on the
Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Facilitate development of partnership
projects aimed at accelerating and advancing the realisation of socioeconomic rights of children and adults with disabilities. Facilitate and
support standardisation and embedding of universal access and design
across public service delivery value chains. Facilitate embedding of
disability inclusion in government-wide decision-making processes
through, among others, effective support services to the National
Disability Rights Machinery. Ensure effective management of the Chief
Directorate, inclusive of full compliance with all legal and public sector
prescripts.

ENQUIRIES :
Ms Lidia Pretorius Tel No: (012) 312 7051, email: LidiaP@dsd.gov.za

NOTE
preference will be given to applicants with disabilities

APPLICATIONS :
The Director-General, Department of Women, Private Bag X931, Pretoria,
0001, or hand de
livered at 36 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria.

FOR ATTENTION :
Mr J Mahlangu

CLOSING DATE :
31 January 2020 at 16:00

NOTE :
Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any public
service department or on the internet at www.gov.za/documents and must
be accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as original certified
copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document, that were certified not
longer than six (6) months previously. Non-RSA citizens/permanent
resident permit holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence
Permit. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be
accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African
Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the requested
documents will result in the application not being considered. Should you
not hear from the Department within three (3) months of the closing date
of this advertisement, please consider your application to be
unsuccessful. The Department reserves the right not to fill and/or make
an appointment to any of the advertised posts. All short-listed 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 for
Senior Management posts, 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. Designated employees shall be required to disclose
their financial interests within 30 days after assumption of duty. Successful
candidates shall be required to enter into a performance agreement within
three (3) months of assuming their duties in the Department, and within
one (1) month of the date of their appointment conclude the prescribed
contract of employment. Appointments will only be made on the first notch
of the advertised salary level. Note: if any applicant fails to sign the Z-83
form that will constitute an automatic disqualification. The Department of
Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities is an equal opportunity
employer. In the filling of these posts, the objectives of section 195 of the
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and the Employment Equity
Act, 1998 (Act 55 of 1998) will be taken into consideration. Women and
persons with disabilities in particular are encouraged to apply.

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