DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
APPLICATIONS : Direct or hand deliver applications to the addresses as indicated below:
Head Office: Department of Social Development, Private Bag X9144,
Pietermaritzburg 3200 or hand deliver to 174 Mayors Walk Road, Pietermaritzburg
3200 For Attention: Ms PN Mkhize.
EThekwini North, EThekwini South and ILembe Districts: The District Director
Department of Social Development, Private Bag X1503 Durban: 4000 or hand
deliver to: 214 Dr Pixley KaSeme Street, 8th Floor Durban 4000. Attention: Ms TN
UMgungundlovu, UGu and Harry Gwala Districts): The District Director:
Department of Social Development, Private Bag X1724, Pietermaritzburg: 3200 or
hand deliver to 158 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg 3201. For Attention: Mr
Zululand District: The District Director Department of Social Development,
Private Bag X13 ULUNDI, 3838 or hand deliver to King Dinuzulu Highway,
Administration Building, 2nd Floor, Zone 3, Ulundi, 3838. Attention: Ms FN
Umkhanyakude District: The District Director: Department of Social
Development, P. O. Box 246; Mbazwana; 3974 or hand deliver to Ngwenya
Properties; Sodwana Bay Road; Mbazwana; 3974. For Attention: Mr NH Siyaya.
King Cetshwayo District: The District Director: Department of Social
Development, Private Bag X02 Empangeni Rail, 3910 or hand deliver to 10 Bronze
Street, Empangeni Rail, 3910. Attention: Ms NS Mbokazi.
UMzinyathi District: The District Director: Department of Social Development,
Private Bag X2057 Dundee, 3000 or hand deliver to 50 Gray Street, Dundee, 3000.
Attention: Mr CM Ndaba.
Amajuba District: The District Director: Department of Social Development,
Private Bag X6680; Newcastle; 2940 or hand deliver to 941 Church Street,
Charlestown; 2940. Attention: Mr TM Nguse.
UThukela District: The District Director: Department of Social Development;
Private Bag X9917 Ladysmith; 3370 or hand deliver to 108 Rholihlahla Street;
Peters; Ladysmith; 3370. For Attention: Mr PM Mpanza.
CLOSING DATE : 16 August 2019
NOTE : Applications must be submitted on form Z83 and should be accompanied by a CV
and original certified copies of all educational qualifications, Identity document and
a valid driver’s license required by the post advertised. Applications must be
forwarded to relevant address. Applicants must indicate the reference number of
the post applied and the centre on Form Z83. Application forms Z83 (Application
for Employment) should be fully completed and signed by the applicant. Under no
circumstances will faxed or e-mailed applications be accepted. The Department is
an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. Applicants who will promote the
achievement of employment equity targets and who meet minimum appointment
requirements will be given preference. The employment is subject to signing of the
employment contract and annual performance agreement. The candidates will be
required to undergo security clearance, competency based assessment and to
disclose financial interests in accordance with relevant prescripts. Failure to
comply with any of the above instructions will result in immediate disqualification.
If the applicant has not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing
date must accept that his / her application was not successful.
OTHER POSTS: INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME: DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
POST 28/188 : COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER GRADE 1-3 (X6 POSTS)
SALARY : R217 659- R432 459 per annum
CENTRE : Phoenix Service Office Ref No: DSD63/02/2019PHOEN (EThekwini North District)
Umlazi Service Office Ref No: DSD64/02/2019UMLAZ (EThekwini South District)
Ndwedwe Service Office Ref No: DSD65/02/2019NDWE (ILembe District)
Melmoth Service Office Ref No: DSD66/02/2019MEL (King Cetshwayo District)
REQUIREMENTS : Qualifications: National Diploma/ Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development/
Development Studies; A Valid Driver’s license. Knowledge: Public Service Act and
Regulations; Batho-Pele principles; Understanding of human behavior and social
system and legislation to assist with interventions at the point where people
interact with their environments in order to promote self-empowerments;
Knowledge of community development work; skills; attitudes and values of
communities; Ability and competence to coordinate community development
structures and ability to manage projects; Ability to influence individuals and group
to participate in their own self- empowerment; Understanding of social dynamics
of communities; Employee Performance Management and Development System.
Skills: Computer literacy; Planning and organizing; Communication (verbal and
written); Financial Management; Interpersonal; Presentation and facilitation;
Monitoring and Evaluation; Project Management; Research; Report writing;
Problem solving; Numeracy; Language and Driving.
DUTIES : Identify and facilitate the implementation of integrated community development
interventions in partnership with the community and other relevant stakeholders;
Liaise and co-ordinate with all relevant role players; internal and external (in
Departments/ Provinces, NGO’S, local community structures and faith based
organizations) to facilitate collaboration and to establish partnerships to ensure the
sustainability of development actions within the community; Support communities
and perform administrative support on community development and related
activities; Keep up to date with new developments in the community development
field to enhance service delivery.
ENQUIRIES : Ms S Moodley (Phoenix Service Office) Tel No: (031) 507 8827
Ms SP Tantsi (Umlazi Service Office) Tel No: (031) 918 8800
Ms XM Shange (Ndwedwe Service Office) Tel No: (032) 533 5021
Ms S Ngcobo (Melmoth Service Office) Tel No: (035) 450 8700