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Jobs: Social Development Feb 2018  

Director: Women Empowerment And Gender Focal Point

Chief Directorate: Gender
Centre: HSRC Building, Pretoria
Ref No. A1/A/2018
Total cost-to employer package: R948 174 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. 

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Requirements: An appropriate recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science or equivalent qualification (NQF level 7) as recognised by SAQA PLUS five years middle/senior management experience in the gender field. Expertise on gender issues. Competencies needed: Project management skills. Internal and external networking skills. Policy analysis and development skills. Financial management skills. Communication (written, verbal and liaison) skills. People management and empowerment skills. Client orientation and customer focus skills. Negotiation skills. Strategic planning skills. Presentation skills. Computer literacy. Attributes: Creative. Innovative. Ability to work under pressure. Ability to work in a team and independently. Adaptive. Honesty and Integrity. Independent thinker. Cost consciousness. Business ethics.

Duties: Develop policy on gender issues. Influence the development of the departmental policies in respect of gender issues. Monitor the implementation of policy, both at national and provincial spheres. Develop plans to assist various directorates of the Department to comply with the National and International obligations on gender. Support the National Gender Machinery in the compilation of country reports and where necessary to assist in representing the South African Government and International gender fora as appropriate. Compile regular reports for various gender stakeholders and organs of Government on the activities of the Gender Focal Point. Commission research and develop appropriate research proposals on gender issues. Develop or procure appropriate training on gender issues for national and provincial Departments in collaboration with the Directorate: HRD and Performance Management. Develop and/or facilitate the development of, the gender machinery (institutional arrangement) of the Department of Social Development at national and provincial level in order to ensure implementation of South Africa’s National Policy Framework for Women’s Empowerment and Equality. Manage the human, financial and material resources of the Gender Focal Point.

Note: In terms of the Chief Directorate’s employment equity targets, African males and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries: Ms D Moema Tel: (012) 312-7394

Director: Human Resource Management

Chief Directorate: Human Capital Management
Centre: HSRC Building, Pretoria
Ref no. A1/B/2018
Total cost-to employer package: R948 174 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.

Requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA or equivalent qualification in the field of human resource management PLUS five (5) years of relevant experience at a middle/senior managerial level. Sound knowledge of the, i) Public Service Act, ii) Public Service Regulations, iii) Employment Equity Act, iv) Basic Conditions of Employment Act, v) Codes of Remuneration, vi) Public Finance Management Act, vii) Labour Relations Act, viii) Collective Agreements, xi) Integrity Management Framework and Ethics.Competencies needed: Negotiation skills. People management and empowerment skills.




Financial management skills. Client orientation and customer focus. Service delivery innovation. Project management skills. Good communications skills (written verbal and liaison). Presentation skills. Planning and organising skills. Problem-solving skills. Computer literacy. Attributes:  Ability to work independently and in a team. Ability to work under pressure and to cope with high workload. Innovative and creative. Integrity and honesty. Assertive. Self-starter. Accurate and compliant. Honesty and integrity.

Duties: Efficient management of the Directorate: Human Resource Management. Manage recruitment, selection, appointment, transfer and promotions. Facilitate the review, development and implementation of delegations in terms of the Public Service Act and Public Service Regulations and Departmental policies with regard to human resource management. Manage compensation, conditions of service of employees and human resource personnel records. Manage employee health and wellness programmes. Manage conflict of interest, including financial disclosures of employees and applications for external remunerative work.

Note: In terms of the Chief Directorate’s employment equity targets, African males and females, Coloured females as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries: Mr D Chinappan Tel: (012) 312-7504

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

Closing date: 16 February 2018

Directions to candidates: 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, Regulation 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. Candidates requiring additional information regarding the advertised posts may direct their enquiries to the person as indicated above. Internal applicants must submit and register their employment applications at the register book in the DSD reception area for the attention of Ms E Steenkamp. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts and candidates whose transfer/ promotion/ appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.

It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of this post and candidates whose transfer / promotion/ appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.

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