CHIEF SECTOR EXPERT: GOVERNANCE – DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION

REF NO:
024/2019
NPC Secretariat
SALARY :
R1 251 183 per annum (Level 14) (all-inclusive salary package). The
remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the
Government Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured
according to personal needs within the relevant framework.
CENTRE :
Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
Bachelor Degree (NQF 7) in Public Administration, Public Law/Governance or
Development Planning, or equivalent. At least 8 years’ experience in policy and
planning, governance, public administration as well as government planning or
equivalent, of which 5 years must be at a Senior Managerial (SMS) level. A
postgraduate qualification (NQF 8) will be an added advantage.
Competencies/Skills: The successful candidate will have demonstrated indepth knowledge of governance systems in the state and the country more
broadly. Must have demonstrated in-depth knowledge of policy and planning,
and the relevant legislative environment for governance, and related
monitoring systems and processes. Should produce good quality work and
meet deadlines. Excellent financial, HR and strategic management skills, and
programme and project management skills. Good interpersonal relations and
written & verbal communication skills. Good computer skills. Personal
attributes: Assertive, self-driven and creative, client-oriented and solutionoriented, ability to work under pressure and to maintain high levels of
confidentiality.

DUTIES :
The incumbent will provide technical support to the National Planning
Commission (NPC), in respect of public administration, law, governance issues
related to development policy and planning. Facilitate NPC interface with
relevant structures and processes in government responsible for policy,
planning and implementation in this area of work. Conduct research and
international benchmarking of policy and legislative practices, institutional
models for development planning and governance, including in respect of the
Justice and Crime-prevention sector. Lead strategic, programme and project
planning of the NPC’s work on the public sector and governance. Ensure highquality reports are produced as required, as well as provide strategic advice on
policy, planning and legislative matters relevant to this area of work. Maintain
adherence to the NPC’s statutory responsibilities in terms of PFMA and Public
Service Act, and ensure efficient and effective annual performance and
operational planning and management/supervision of staff, procurement,
equipment and facilities within the unit.

ENQUIRIES
In connection with the applications kindly contact Mr N Nomlala Tel No: (012)
312-0452.

APPLICATIONS :
Applications must be sent to: The Department of Planning, Monitoring and
Evaluation (DPME), attention Ms K Mogotsi, by mail to Private Bag X944,
Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered at 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria.
website:www.dpme.gov.za

CLOSING DATE :
13 September 2019 @ 16:30 pm

NOTE :
The relevant reference number must be quoted on all applications. The
successful candidate will have to sign an annual performance agreement and
will be required to undergo a security clearance. Applications must be
submitted on originally signed Z.83 accompanied by original certified copies of
qualification(s), Identity Document, valid driver’s license (where
driving/travelling is an inherent requirement of the job), proof of citizenship if
not RSA citizen, and a comprehensive CV specifying all experience indicating
the respective dates (MM/YY) as well as indicating three reference persons
with the following information: name and contact number(s), email address and
an indication of the capacity in which the reference is known to the candidate.
Applicants will be required to meet vetting requirements as prescribed by
Minimum Information Security Standards. All copies must be certified in the
past 12 months. Failure to submit the above information will result in the
application not being considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have
foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority
(SAQA). Reference checks will be done during the selection process. Note that
correspondence will only be conducted with the short-listed candidates. If you
have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of the
advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Shortlisted candidates must be available for interviews at a date and time
determined by DPME. Applicants must note that pre-employment checks will
be conducted once they are short-listed and the appointment is also subject to
positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, security
vetting, qualification verification and criminal records. Shortlisted candidates
will be required to complete a written test as part of the selection process. For
salary levels 11 to 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. The DPME
reserves the right to utilise practical exercises / tests 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
DPME also reserves the right to cancel the filling / not to fill a vacancy that was
advertised during any stage of the recruitment process.