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Office Of The Premier
Johannesburg, Gauteng
refs/000739
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT- DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Directorate Department of Social Development
Package R 1 689 750 - R 1 903 506 (All inclusive remuneration package per annum) plus a 10% non- pensionable allowance applicable to Heads of Department
Requirements
A 3- 4 years Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Social Studies and a post graduate qualification in Public Management or Business Administration. A minimum of 10 years’ experience at senior management level of which 5 years must be as a member of the Senior Management Service (SMS) in the Public Service. Key Competencies: Proven ability to operationalize and ensure compliance with legislation and policy developments at national, provincial and local level. Demonstrable experience in management at an executive level. Strategic leadership, change management and project management. Capabilities should include service delivery innovation, compliance with the Public Service Act and Regulations, Legislation and Regulations governing Social issues Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and financial regulatory frameworks underpinning good corporate governance in South Africa. Excellent co-ordination, communication, networking, negotiation, corporate governance and multi-tasking skills. Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work long hours. Competence in one or more of the official South African languages will be an added advantage.
 
Duties
Support Serve as Accounting Officer of the Department in accordance with the provisions of the PFMA; Providing strategic leadership to the Department; Overseeing the development, implementation and monitoring of organisational programmes in line with organisational policies; Ensuring sound financial management and application of good corporate governance principles. The successful candidate will be directly accountable to the Member of the Executive Council for the realisation of the Ten Pillar Programme of Radical Transformation, Modernisation and Reindustrialisation including the intergovernmental Programme of Action. The successful candidadte will work closely with the Gauteng City Region (GCR) Executives, Accounting Officers, Oversight committees, stakeholders and business on implementing the Premier’s vision of a ‘smart province. Over-seeing the development, implementation and monitoring of Departmental programmes and projects; structures, systems and processes to deliver on mandates and making a contribution to the broader strategic environment of Gauteng. Specific areas of focus include the following: Enhancing universal access to resources for migrants, minorities, and other disadvantaged groups. Implement the accelerated Transformation Strategy. Implement programmes to provide support to victims of crime. Strenghten efforts to combat drug and alcohol abuse and implement targeted interventions in hotspots. Provision of integrated community care based programmes. Enhance social protection to those in greatest need including older persons and vulnerable groups. Enhance sustainable livelihoods through the expansion of social cooperatives, war on poverty interventions, welfare to work programme, income generating and skills development programmes including community development interventions. Creating opportunities for access to information, programmes and knowledge through education.
   
Notes
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. The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract with the Premier of Gauteng and conclude an annual performance agreement with the Member of the Executive Council within three (3) months upon commencement of duty. The appointment of the successful candidate is subject to the issuing of a positive security clearance at the level of Top Secret by the State Security Agency. The incumbent will be required to disclose her/his financial interest in accordance with the prescribed regulations. Applications must be submitted on the Z83 Form accompanied by copies of qualification(s), identity document (certified in the past 12 months), proof of citizenship if not RSA citizen, a comprehensive CV, indicating three reference persons: Name and Contact Numbers, A relationship with reference , Reference checks will be done on nominated candidate(s). Note: Failure to submit these copies will result in the application not being considered. Please do not send any original certificates, diplomas or testimonials. Applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are short-listed and that their appointment is subject to the outcome of these checks include security clearance, security vetting, qualification verification and criminal checking. Note that correspondence will only be conducted with the short-listed candidates. If you have not been contacted by the DPSA within three (3) months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. We thank all applicants for their interest.APPLICATIONS: Can be forwarded to the attention of the Director: Internal HR Management through on the following options: Post to: The Director: Internal Human Resource Management, Department of Office of the Premier, The Director: Internal Human Resource Management, 30 Simmonds Street, Johannesburg or posted to Private Bag X61 Marshalltown 2107 or Email Recruitment.Premier@gauteng.gov.za or online on www.gautengonline.gov.za
Enquiries Ms Merles Motlhabane, Tel No: (011) 355 6417
Number of Posts 1
Closing Date 2017/05/18
Criteria Questions
Do you have a 3- 4 years Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Social Studies?
Do you have a post graduate qualification in Public Management or Business Administration?
Do you have a minimum of 10 years experience at the Senior Management level of which 5 years must be as a member of the Senior Management Service (SMS) in the Public Service?
                         
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged, If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.