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Office Of The Premier
Directorate Economic Development
Package All-inclusive remuneration package of R 1 782 687 - R 2 008 200 (SMS Grade D). In addition, the incumbent qualifies for a 10% non- pensionable allowance applicable to Heads of Department
A 3- 4 years Bachelor’s Degree in Economics 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 Extensive knowledge of the following: Legislation governing the Economic sector in order to give sound advice and leadership. The current economic climate locally and globally supported by interventions to grow the South African economy. Management and oversight of provincial public entities. Management experience gained in a large organization with a multi-billion-rand budget as well as a good understanding of and competency in Financial Management Systems including cost containment, budgeting, expenditure control, revenue collection and revenue generation. 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, financial management as well as project and programme management are a pre-requisite. Capabilities should include service delivery innovation, compliance with the Public Service Act and Regulations, Legislation and Regulations governing Economic 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.
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 Re-industrialisation including the intergovernmental Programme of Action. The successful candidate 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 contributing to the broader strategic environment of Gauteng. Use research to find effective ways of growing the economy. Improve the quality of life of the youth of Gauteng. Promote Gauteng as a Global City Region. Promote universal access to the economy for the targeted groups including creation of sustainable employment. Specific areas of focus include the following- Implementation of the Economic Development Plan. Promotion of the Township Economy Revitalisation Strategy. Responsible for the overall management of the economic growth programmes by aligning all departmental plans with the National Development Plan, National and Provincial Government Strategic Objectives. Mobilise stakeholders to partner with for economic growth and development. Create an enabling regulatory environment and stimulating business practices that promote inclusive economic growth. Promote and attract trade and investment to the economy. Direct investment into strategic economic infrastructure and proactively link communities to economic opportunities in Gauteng.
Applicants should please note the following: 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. Qualifications will be verified (It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Qualifying applicants should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, Application Form (Z83), certified copies of qualifications and at least three (3) contactable referees quoting the relevant reference number to: The Director: Internal Human Resources Management, Ms Merles Motlhabane, Office of the Premier, 30 Simmonds Street, Johannesburg 2001 or by mail to Private Bag x 61 Marshalltown, 2107. Email or on No late applications will be considered.
Enquiries ENQUIRES: Ms Sylvia Mtshali Tel: (011) 298 5654
Number of Posts 1
Closing Date 2018/05/11
Criteria Questions
Do you have 3- 4 years Bachelor’s Degree in Economics ?
Do you have a post graduate qualification in Public Management or Business Administration?
Do you have 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 ?
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.