DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
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
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 : 17 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.
POST 44/145 : SOCIAL WORK POLICY MANAGER GRADE I REF NO: J3/A/2017
Directorate: Families Services and Programmes
SALARY : R712 827 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 recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent
qualification. Registration with the SACSSP as a Social Worker. A minimum
of 10 years appropriate experience in social work after registration of which
five years must be appropriate experience in social work policy development.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of the social development sector.
Knowledge of developmental social welfare legislation, policies and guidelines
pertaining professional compliance. In-depth knowledge of professional/
practice standards for social services practitioners. Knowledge of the Public
Service Regulatory Framework. A valid Code 8 driver’s license. Willingness to
travel. Competencies: Project management skills. Planning and organising
skills. Networking skills. Communication (written, verbal and liaison) skills.
Professional counselling skills. Policy development, formulation and analysis
skills. Financial management skills. Presentation skills. Monitoring and
evaluation skills. People management skills. Ability to compile complex
reports. Computer literacy. Problem-solving skills. Attributes: Ability to work
under pressure. Ability to work in a team and independently. Confident.
Compliant. Accurate. Systematic. Logical. Assertive. Self-starter. Persuasive.
Adaptable. Diversity management. Innovative.
DUTIES : Develop family programmes and conduct training. Conduct training on
Teenage Parents Programme. Conduct capacity building workshops on and
facilitate the implementation of the National Parenting Programme. Monitor the
implementation of the Men Care Programme. Manage staff and perform tasks
delegated by senior management.
NOTE : In terms of the Chief Directorate’s employment equity target, African,
Coloured, Indian and Whites males and Coloured, Indian and Whites females
as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
ENQUIRIES : Ms M Cele, Tel: 012 312 7235
POST 44/146 : BRANCH ADMINISTRATOR REF NO: J3/B/2017
Office of the Deputy Director-General: Rights of Persons with Disabilities
SALARY : R281 418 per annum
CENTRE : HSRC Building, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate National Diploma/ Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
qualification PLUS two years’ experience in providing administrative support
and financial administration services. Knowledge of relevant public service
legislation. Knowledge and understanding of i) financial, provisioning and
procurement prescripts and procedures, ii) document management, tracking
and retrieving of information, iii) departmental operational policies.
Competencies: Communication (verbal and written) skills. Computer literacy.
Problem-solving skills. Planning and organising skills. Client liaison skills.
Office administration skills. Financial administration skills. Coordination skills.
Attributes: Friendly and trustworthy. Good interpersonal relations. Accuracy.
Independent. Assertive. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work under pressure. Adaptive. Confidentiality. Integrity. Disciplined.
DUTIES : Coordinate financial planning, monitoring and reporting processes. Coordinate
performance management and development compliance processes within the
Branch. Coordinate inputs, plans and reports for audit queries and risk
management for the Branch. Assist with the coordination of branch meetings
and workshops, including the administrative and logistical processes thereof.
Support Administrative Assistants with procurement processes and provide
advice to ensure compliance with the relevant administrative prescripts
attached to their functions.
NOTE : In terms of the Branch’s employment equity targets, Coloured females and
persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
ENQUIRIES : Mr M Toni Tel: 012 312 7109/ 7627
POST 44/147 : ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT REF NO: J3/C/2017
Chief Directorate: HIV and Aids
SALARY : R183 558 per annum
CENTRE : HSRC Building, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree/ National Diploma (or equivalent
qualification) plus a minimum of one (1) year administrative experience and/or
a Senior Certificate (or equivalent qualification) plus extensive administrative
experience. Knowledge of i) relevant Public Service Legislation, ii) financial,
procurement prescripts and procedures, iii) document management, tracking
and retrieving of information. Competencies: Communication (verbal and
written) skills. Computer literacy. Problem-solving skills. Planning and
organising skills. Customer care skills. Office administration skills. Attributes:
Friendly and trustworthy. Good interpersonal relations. Accurate.
Independent. Assertiveness. Ability to work independently and as part of a
team. Ability to work under pressure. Adaptive. Confidentiality. Integrity.
DUTIES : Serve as a Chief User Clerk and facilitate the procurement of resources.
Support managers in preparing financial plans and reports. Administer all
logistical arrangements for the business unit that is welcome visitors/clients
and prepare for meeting venues and distribution of relevant documentation,
check invoices for correctness and certify them for payment, make copies and
allocate correspondence to relevant officials and other components. Process
all the relevant claims and distribute salary advices for staff. Provide records
management services, type documents and track responses. Take minutes
and make follow-ups on decisions taken during unit meetings. Participate in
core functions of the unit (25%) as part of personal development.
NOTE : In terms of the Chief Directorate’s employment equity target, Coloured males
and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
ENQUIRIES : Ms R Pooe, Tel: 012 312 7832
POST 44/148 : REGISTRY CLERK REF NO: J3/D/2017
Directorate: NPO Compliance Monitoring
SALARY : R 152 862. 00 per annum.
CENTRE : HSRC Building, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent qualification. Knowledge of registry duties,
practices as well as the ability to capture data, and operate computer. Working
knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework governing the
Public Service. Knowledge of storage and retrieval procedures in terms of the
working environment. Understanding of the work in registry. Competencies:
Computer skills. Planning and organising skills. Communication (verbal,
written and liaison) skills. Attributes: Flexibility. Ability to work in a team and
independently. Self-starter. Confidence. Interpersonal relations.
DUTIES : Provide registry counter services. Handle incoming and outgoing
correspondence. Render an effective filing and record management service.
Operate office machines in relation to the registry function. Process
documents for archiving and/ or disposal.
NOTE : In terms of the Chief Directorate’s employment equity target, Coloured males,
White females as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
ENQUIRIES : Ms L Mswane, Tel: 012 312 7683