Comprehensive Social Security – Social Development – The DPSA

SALARY : R1 299 501 per annum This inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic
salary, the states’ contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a
flexible portion that may be structured i.t.o. the applicable rules.

CENTRE : Harlequins Office, Groenkloof

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification (NQF level 7) and a
post graduate qualification (NQF level 8) as recognised by SAQA PLUS a minimum
of 8 to 10 years of relevant experience at a senior managerial level. Knowledge of
the relevant Public Service Regulatory Framework. Knowledge of acts governing
the implementation of social development services and programmes.
Understanding and knowledge of comprehensive social security and the legislative
framework, systems, processes and programmes. Competencies: Strategic
capability and leadership skills. Programme and project management skills.
Financial management skills. Policy analysis and development skills. Information
and knowledge management skills. Communication (written and verbal) skills.
Service delivery innovation skills. Problem-solving and change management skills.
People management and empowerment skills. Client orientation and customer
focus skills. Stakeholder management skills. Presentation, facilitation and
coordination skills. Attributes: Good interpersonal relations. Ability to work under
pressure. Innovative and creative. Independent thinker. Ability to work in a team
and independently. Cultural sensitivity. Adaptability. Confidentiality. Political
sensitivity. Diplomatic. Cost consciousness. Honesty and integrity.
DUTIES : Manage and provide leadership in the review and development of comprehensive
social security (Social insurance, social security, appeals and inspectorate)
legislative, regulatory and compliance frameworks. Manage the operations of the
Inspectorate for Social Assistance and the development of the appropriate
institutional form and relevant frameworks. Manage the provisioning of social
security budgeting, modeling and forecasting services. Manage and coordinate the
implementation of the social security reform programmes. Manage the operations
of social assistance appeals. Provide advice and guidance to the social
development sector, cluster and participate in various fora in relation to
comprehensive social security.

ENQUIRIES : Mr Z Dangor, Tel no: (012) 312 7647

NOTE : In terms of the Department’s employment equity target, African, Coloured and
White males and African, Coloured and Indian females as well as persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS : The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901,
Pretoria, 0001, Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street

FOR ATTENTION : Ms E Steenkamp

CLOSING DATE : 03 March 2017

NOTE : Curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees
and certified copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany your
signed application for employment (Z83). In the event of hand delivery of
applications, applicants must sign an application register book as proof of
submission. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts 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, 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. The successful
candidate will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial
discloser form and will also be required to undergo a security clearance. If the
candidate is applying for an OSD post, certificates of service must be attached to
the CV. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated
by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the
requested documents will result in your application not being considered.
Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on short listed candidates and the
appointment is subject to positive outcomes of the checks. Correspondence will be
limited to shortlisted candidates only. The selection of candidates will be done with
due regard to the relevant aspects of the selection process as set out in the Public
Service Regulations, 2016 Chapter 4/67. Applications received after the closing
date will not be taken into consideration. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be
considered. If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing
date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Erratum: Please note the following amendments on the posts the were advertised
in PSVC 06: the two System Analyst posts in the Directorate: Systems
Development is a contract position until 31 March 2018. The two posts of System
Analyst were advertised in Circular No. 06 of 2017, Ref: (D1/B/2017) with 24
February 2017 as a closing date and the Enquiries is: Ms M Nkhethoa Tel no: (012)
312 7108 and the post of Internal Auditor: Financial Audits in the Directorate:
Financial and Compliance Audits is also a contract position until 31 March 2018,
Ref: (D1/D/2017) with 24 February 2017 as a closing date, Enquiries: Mr B Fikeni
Tel no: (012) 312 7883