DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
APPLICATIONS : Direct or hand deliver applications to the addresses as indicated below: – For
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
UMgungundlovu, UGu and Harry Gwala Districts) The District Director:
Department of Social Development, Private Bag X1724, Pietermaritzburg:
3200 or hand deliver to 174 Mayors Walk Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201. For
Attention: Mr PC Madonsela.
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
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 : 13 December 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 licence 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.
OST 43/145 : COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER (X6 POSTS)
SALARY : Grade 1-3: R217 659- R432 459 per annum
CENTRE : Phoenix Service Office Ref No: DSD74/03/2019PHOEN (EThekwini North
Umlazi Service Office Ref No: DSD75/03/2019UMLAZ (EThekwini South
District) (3 Posts)
Ndwedwe Service Office Ref No: DSD76/03/2019NDWE (ILembe District)
Melmoth Service Office Ref No: DSD77/03/2019MEL (King Cetshwayo
REQUIREMENTS : Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development/ Development
Studies; A Valid Driver’s licence. Knowledge: Public Service Act and
Regulations; Batho-Pele principles; Understanding of human behaviour and
social system and legislation to assist with interventions at the point where
people interact with their environments in order to promote selfempowerments; 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