Research Specialist – Pretoria – Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation – The DPSA

SALARY : R779 295–R917 970 all-inclusive salary package per annum, Level 12 The
remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the
Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured
according to personal needs within the relevant framework.

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (NQF 6) with at least 6 years’
appropriate experience of which 3 years should be in facets of social sector
management, analysis and monitoring and 3 years at ASD level. Competencies /
Skills: The ideal candidate should have the following skills: Project evaluation and
monitoring and interpersonal skills and sound human relations. Should be research
competent, should have policy analysis skills and have technical and infrastructural
knowledge. Should produce good quality of work, be reliable and take initiative.
Should have good Interpersonal relations and communication skills, should be
flexible and have the ability to work with the team. Planning and execution,
leadership skills, the ability to delegate and empower subordinates. Should have
management skills and be able to control financial resources and supervise staff.
Personal attributes: The incumbent must be assertive and self-driven, innovative
and creative, client orientated and customer focused, solution orientated and able
to work under stressful situations and the ability to maintain high levels of
confidentiality.

DUTIES : The successful candidate will be responsible to provide support on research
methodology and impact evaluations. This entails being responsible for project
management and monitoring of specific evaluation and research projects. Being
responsible for the M&E system of the unit and developing a project tracking
system for evaluations in the national evaluation plan. Monitoring progress with
evaluations. Supporting the Directors to track progress and key milestones around
evaluations and ensuring a tracking system is established for implementation of
recommendations from evaluations. Develop and maintain a tracking system for
donor support to the DPME. Ensuring that evaluations and plans for follow-ups are
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posted on departmental and DPME websites. Perform any other knowledge
management activities of the unit.

ENQUIRIES : In connection with the applications kindly contact Ms J Mchunu Tel no: (012) 312-
0462 and in connection with the post, Ms H Dayal at Tel no: (012) 312-0166

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

CLOSING DATE : 29 September 2017 @ 12:00 pm

CENTRE : All posts are based in Pretoria

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 form Z.83
accompanied by 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 preemployment
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.

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