DIRECTOR: HUMAN LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES – DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE

REF NO:
29/DAC/2019
Chief Directorate: National Language Services
SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum, (An all-inclusive remuneration package)consisting
of a basic salary (70% of the total remuneration package), State’s
contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund (13% of basic
salary) and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of applicable
rules and guidelines
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
An NQF 7 qualification as verified by SAQA specialisation in Languages, IT
or HLT-related. Experience in project management dealing with software
development would be an added advantage. 5 years proven experience in
middle/senior managerial level. A strong interest in communication,
languages and research, Strong verbal and written communication skills, A
good understanding of the PFMA, NLPF and relevant government legislation
and policies, Generic management competencies including analytical and
strategic capability and leadership, planning and organising, quality and
action orientation, people management and empowerment and financial
management.

DUTIES :
The successful incumbent will be responsible for executing the following:
Securing the continuation of the National Centre for HLT (NCHLT) through:
Facilitating, coordinating and monitoring of the execution of the NCHLT Text
and Speech development projects. Evaluating all HLT deliverables before
submitting to South African Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) for
storage and management. Ensuring that proofs of outputs are captured and
available to Internal Audit for verification. Development of HLT applications
that: demonstrate the potential of HLT to improve public service delivery and
promote access to information; can promote access to information and
services in the citizen’s official language of choice. Market and popularise
the concept of the HLT industry. Work towards deployment of HLT
applications in government structures. Monitor global HLT scene to update
local aims and strategies. Drive the process of locating HLT within broader
Information Society. Supervise staff. Provide support and advice to staff
(e.g. through regular working meetings) so that they may take greater
responsibility and a proactive approach towards HLT project facilitation,
coordination and monitoring. Create opportunities for professional growth.
Managing staff performance. Oversee proper management of all content
related to HLT projects, including proposal review documentation, progress
reports, site visit reports and minutes. Oversee safe archiving of HLT content
according to formalised content management system for immediate
availability. Ensure that HLT project outputs (software, corpora, core
technologies) are received on time, stored safely and verified against TOR
specifications by means of internal evaluation procedure, approved and
delivered to SADiLaR. Ensure that agreements are signed, reviewed
timeously for continuity of operations, and that we carry out our
responsibilities as stipulated in the agreements, e.g. transfer of funds.

ENQUIRIES :
Ms NP Maloka Tel No: (012) 441-3730

APPLICATIONS :
Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number and
the number and the name of this publication to: The Director: Human
Resource Management, Department of Arts and Culture, Private Bag X897,
Pretoria, 0001. Applications can also be hand delivered to the Department
of Arts and Culture, Sechaba House (previously known as VWL Building),
202 Madiba Street, cnr Madiba and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria

CLOSING DATE :
22 November 2019

NOTE :
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified persons to apply for
the following post(s). Applications must be submitted on Form Z83,
obtainable from any Government department or online at www.gov.za. All
sections of the Z83 must be completed and signed and the application form
should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV (including two recent and
contactable referees) and Original Certified Copies of the applicant’s ID and
educational qualifications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign
qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA)
prior to the selection process. Applicants applying for more than one post
must submit a separate form Z83 (as well as the documentation mentioned
above) in respect of each post being applied for. If an applicant wishes to
withdraw an application, it must be done in writing. Failure to submit the
required documentation will automatically disqualify applications. No faxes
or e-mails will be accepted. The Department reserves the right not to fill the
above-mentioned post(s). The successful candidate will be required to enter
into an employment contract and sign an annual performance agreement.
All short-listed candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks
and the successful candidate will have to undergo full security vetting. All
applicants are required to disclose memberships of boards and directorships
that they may be associated with. The successful candidate will have to
annually disclose his/her financial interests. Identified candidate(s) will be
subjected to a Government specific competency assessment. It is the
Department’s intention to promote equity in terms of race, gender and
disability through the filling of these posts with a candidate whose
transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representivity.