South African Social Security Agency – Pretoria – Social Development – The DPSA

SALARY : R1 782,687 per annum plus a 10% non pensionable HoD allowance. 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. The successful candidate will be required to enter into a
performance agreement, sign an employment contract and disclose her/his financial
interest within one month of appointment and thereafter on an annual basis.
CENTRE : Head Office, Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) and a Post graduate qualification
(NQF level 8) as recognised by SAQA plus 8 – 10 years of experience at senior
managerial level of which at least 3 years experience must be within any organ of
State as defined in the Constitution, Act 108 of 1996. Competencies needed:
Strategic capability and leadership. Programme and project management. Financial
management. Change management. Knowledge management. Service delivery
innovation. Problem-solving and analysis. People management and empowerment.
Client orientation and customer focus. Communication (written and verbal). Honesty
and Integrity. Attributes: Ability to initiate and support organizational transformation
and change. Ability to explore and implement new ways of delivering services that
will contribute to the improvement of organizational processes and to build the
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highest standard of ethical and moral conduct. Ability to provide vision, set
organizational direction and inspire other to deliver on the organizational mandate.
Ability to work together with civil society, business, academia and international
community.

DUTIES : Ensure the effective and efficient management, administration as well as payment
of social security grants in South Africa. Provide strategic direction and leadership
to ensure continuous improvement of social grants service delivery. Ensure efficient
management and administration of the Agency, including the effective utilisation
and training of staff, the maintenance of discipline, the promotion of sound labour
relations and the proper use as well as care of state property. Render support to the
Government and develop as well as implement social security policies. Ensure that
policies and legislation are drafted to achieve the strategic goals set by the Minister
of Social Development for the Agency. Develop effective strategies and
programmes to give effect to policies and legislation. Manage communication and
dissemination of information on the social development sector.

ENQUIRIES : Mr D Chinappan, Tel no: (012) 312-7504

NOTE : Preference will be given to African females/PWD followed by Coloured females,
respectively as at the time of appointment.

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 : 15 October 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.