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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.
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 : 10 November 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. Short listed 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 for a SMS post will sign an annual
performance agreement, complete a financial disclosure form and 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. Candidates requiring additional
information regarding the advertised post may direct their enquiries to the
person as indicated. 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.




Branch: Specialised and Professional Services
SALARY : R 1 370 973 00 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 : HSRC Building, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) in Social Work and
a Postgraduate qualification (NQF Level 8) as recognised by SAQA PLUS
minimum of 8 to 10 years’ experience at senior management level.
Registration as a Social Worker with the SACSSP Knowledge of i) relevant
Public Service legislation. ii) Prevention of Treatment of Substance Abuse Act.
iii) National Drug Master Plan. iv) Domestic Violence Act. v) Probation Act. vi)
Child Justice Act. vii) VEP policy. viii) Treasury Regulations. ix) Public
Management and Administration principle. x) Public Finance Management
Act. xi) White Paper on Transformation of the Public Service. xii) MACRO,
MISO & MICRO policies such as DORA, MTSF, NDP, MTEF. Track record in
preparation and management of strategic plans, business plans and
budgeting. xii) Knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS National Strategy
as contained in the National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS, STI and TB. xiii)
Understanding and knowledge of social development and people with
disabilities frameworks. xiv) Knowledge of financial prescripts of the Public
Service, costing methodologies and performance measurement and xv)
Knowledge of Public Service Statutory Framework. Competencies needed:
Strategic capability and leadership. Programme and project management.
Financial management. Policy analysis and development. Information and
knowledge management. Communication. Service delivery innovation.
Problem-solving and change management. People Management and
empowerment. Client orientation and customer focus. Stakeholder
management. Presentation, facilitation and coordination. 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. Cost
consciousness. Honesty and Integrity
DUTIES : Participate in the JCPS Cluster and other relevant Government sectors.
Manage and facilitate the implementation of anti-substance abuse
programmes and provide secretariat support to the Central Drug Authority.
Oversee the implementation of social crime prevention and victim protection
and empowerment programmes. Oversee the implementation of professional
social services. Oversee and provide leadership in developing, monitoring,
facilitation and implementation of policies, legislation, norms and standards,
strategies and programmes relating to social crime prevention, victim
empowerment, anti-substance abuse, violence and crime. Provide advice and
guidance to social development sector, cluster and participate in various fora
in relation to social crime prevention, victim empowerment and anti-substance
abuse. Provide strategic direction and leadership to the Branch. Oversee the
implementation of programmes on HIV and AIDS.
NOTE : In terms of the Departmental employment equity targets, African, Coloured
and White males and females as well as persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.
ENQUIRIES : Mr D Chinappan, Tel: 012 (312-7504)


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