Department: Economic Development,Tourism and Environmental Affairs
PROVINCE OF KWAZULU-NATAL
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for filling the following positions:
Chief Director: Financial Management
Total salary package: R1 127 334 per annum (all-inclusive salary package to be structured in accordance with the rules of SMS) (Level 14) (Ref. CD: FM 01/MAR 2018)
Requirements: • An appropriate Honours degree or equivalent qualification in Finance/Accounting, with majors in Accounting • A minimum of 5 years’ experience at senior management level coupled with extensive experience in the field of financial management covering all aspects (Accounting, Budgeting, Reporting, Asset Management, and Supply Chain Management) • A valid driver’s licence • Admission as a Charted Accountant will serve as an added advantage to candidates.
Knowledge and competences required: • An in-depth knowledge of and insight into the Public Sector and in particular the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations, Public Service Regulations and relevant statutory provisions • Generally Recognised Accepted Audit Practices (GRAAP), Generally Accepted Audit Practices (GAAP), Preferential Procurement Policy Framework (PPPF), legislation and regulations that governs the operation of Government • Macro-economic policies and strategies affecting the operation of the public and private sector entities (including monetary, fiscal, trade protocols and agreements, micro-economic reform strategy, transportation policies and legislation, IDZ legislation etc) • South African Economy • Research and development methodologies • Analysis and interpretation of economic information • Strategic business planning • Partnership development and management • Programme and project financing. Skills: • The ability to communicate at all levels: Provincial Departments, Senior Management, Private Sector Organisations, Media, International Organisations and General Public • Advanced computer skills in MS Office suite • Strategic planning and negotiating • Programme and project management • Report-writing and presentations • Service delivery innovation, change management, financial management, people management and empowerment.
Key responsibilities: • Provide strategic management and guidance on measures such as prudent financial management, including annual review, implementation and integrated Financial Management Systems • Coordinate the implementation of strategies on financial support services ie accounts management, accounting and financial systems and on SCM (procurement and assets management) • Provide functional leadership and guidance regarding financial budgetary and reporting • Facilitate the participation of role-players in the functional environment regarding transverse financial matters • Provide an effective, efficient and economical management and utilisation of the resources allocated to the unit.
This post is being re-advertised, candidates who applied before are encouraged to re-apply.
In terms of the Departmental Employment Equity targets and Employment Equity Plan, females and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Enquiries: Ms P Ncapayi, tel. (033) 264-2557
Director: Media Liaison
Total salary package: R948 174 per annum (all-inclusive salary package to be structured in accordance with the rules of SMS) (Level 13) (Ref. DIR: MEDIA 02/MAR 2018)
Requirements: • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Media Studies/Communication at NQF level 7 PLUS a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a Middle/Senior Management level • A valid driver’s licence.
Competences needed: • Broad knowledge of and insight into the Constitution, PFMA, Public Service Act and Regulations, Public Service Code of Conduct, service delivery (Batho Pele), employment legislation (eg Labour Relations Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act) • The ability to develop policies and strategies (media relations strategy, etc) • Strategic planning skills • Knowledge of media law, crisis communication management, partnership development and management. Skills: Communication and presentation • Writing and public speaking • Media • Negotiation • Management • Research • Analytical thinking • Interpersonal relations • Language proficiency • Conflict management • Budget and financial management • Time management • Planning and organising • Computer literacy • Basic driving.
Key performance areas: • Provide effective liaison services with media rganisations • Coordinate effective media liaison services to the MEC and Department • Manage effective Public Relations services to enhance the positive image of the MEC and the Department • Develop and analyse policies, strategies and legislation that are related to communication services • Manage human and financial resources of the office of the Directorate.
Enquiries: Mr H Mchunu, tel. (033) 328-8000
Deputy Director: Parliamentary and Protocol
Total salary package: R657 558 per annum (all-inclusive salary package to be structured in accordance with the rules of MMS) (Level 11) (Ref. DD: PROTOCOL 03/MAR 2018)
Requirements: • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree/National Diploma in Public Administration/Management or Humanities • 3 years’ managerial experience and extensive administrative experience at provincial level • A valid driver’s licence.
Competences needed: • A thorough knowledge and understanding of parliamentary/Legislature and Cabinet rules and processes • Broad knowledge of service delivery • Working knowledge and an understanding of the new regulatory framework for the Public Service, eg Public Service Regulations, Public Service Code of Conduct and Public Service Act, as well as other relevant statutory provisions • Knowledge of the Constitution • A good understanding of the PFMA and administrative procedures • Knowledge of service delivery (Batho Pele), employment legislation (eg Labour Relations Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and Employment Equity Act). Skills: • Administrative • Policy analysis and development • Research • Presentation and project management • Analytical and innovative thinking • Competence in financing, budgeting and expenditure controls will be desirable • Administrative, policy analysis and development • Language proficiency, ie verbal and written communication • Conflict management • Time management • Basic driving.
Key performance areas: • Coordinate Parliament and cabinet activities • Coordinate and provide support on protocol services in the Ministry’s office • Facilitate the proper implementation of policies, strategies and legislation related to protocol and parliamentary services • Manage human and financial resource of the components.
Enquiries: Mr H Mchunu, tel. (033) 328-8000
Deputy Directors: District Coordinators for SBD (2 Posts)
Total salary package: R657 558 per annum
(all-inclusive salary package to be structured in accordance with the rules of MMS) (Level 11) (Ref. DD: SBD 4/MAR 2018)
• iLembe District • eThekwini Metro
Requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, with majors in Business Management/Business Economics/Economics/Entrepreneurship/Business Finance or Accounting • 3 years’ practical work experience in driving small enterprise development programmes and initiatives • A valid driver’s licence.
Competencies needed: • Knowledge of business support and skills development interventions for SMMEs • Broad knowledge of the National Small Business Act, Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act, Integrated Strategy on the Promotion of Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprises • Good knowledge of socioeconomic conditions of the SMME sector and dynamics of SMME development in KZN • Knowledge of provincial and national economic policies and strategies • Knowledge of the PFMA and administrative procedures and Public Service Regulations • The ability to interpret and apply policies, development priorities of KwaZulu-Natal Province and management, project management, business planning, entrepreneurship, KZN Small Enterprise Development Strategy • Computer literacy • Knowledge of the Public Service Act and regulations, service delivery (Bato Pele) principles. Skills: • Management • Project management • Business planning • Negotiation • Marketing
• Communication • Networking • Driving (with a valid driver’s licence) • Report-writing • Presentation • Strategic thinking • People and team management • The ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
Key performance areas: • Coordinate and provide business and entrepreneurial support to SMMEs in iLembe/iTheku district municipal areas • Facilitate and coordinate training and capacity building programmes for SMMEs in iLembe/iTheku district municipal areas • Facilitate access to finance from various sources for SMME in the iLembe/iTheku district municipal areas • Facilitate access to markets for SMMEs in the iLembe/iTheku district municipal areas • Coordinate the implementation of policies and strategic framework related to SMME development in the iLembe/iTheku district municipal areas.
Enquiries: Mr B Madlala, tel. (033) 264-2780 or Mr M Dube, tel. (033) 264-2513
Director: Information Technology
Total salary package: R948 174 per annum (all-inclusive salary package to be structured in accordance with the rules of SMS) (Level 13) (Ref. DIR: IT 05/MAR 2018)
Requirements: • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree/BTech in Information Technology (IT)/Information Systems or Computer Science or equivalent qualification (NQF level 7) • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience at Middle Management/Senior Management level in ICT environment • A valid driver’s licence • Computer literacy.
Competencies needed: • Good working knowledge and understanding of an IT Service Management environment • Extensive technical experience in an IT environment that has included an IT service desk, networks, data centre and web infrastructure • Extensive knowledge of the Microsoft, Open Source and Apple Mac technologies and systems • A good understanding and knowledge of data centres, Wide and Local Area Networks (WANs and LANs) and the Internet and web infrastructure • Experience in and exposure to IT Service Management, COBIT and the ITIL frameworks • Knowledge of IT Security and Architecture and IT management experience • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the regulatory framework applicable to the public service, in particular the Constitution of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996), PFMA, Public Service Act and Regulations, the Code of Conduct for Public Servants, IT Governance framework, Service Delivery (Batho Pele) • Broad knowledge of public service regulations • People management skills • Client and service delivery orientation and focus • IT financial and procurement management experience • Good interpersonal skills • The ability to work well in a team and independently • Logical and analytical thinking • Problem-solving and innovative • Communication, document management and project management skills.
Key performance areas: • Manage the development and implementation of Information Technology Strategy for the Department • Ensure that the IT governance committees are established and functioning • Provide strategy leadership and direction at business unit level to the Directorate and to effectively manage the IT Directorate • Report on IT matters at management level • Ensure the development and management of IT information • Manage the development of Information Technology enabler policies and strategies and procedures • Manage human relations • Minimise IT risk • Manage financial and other physical resources of the Directorate.
Note: In terms of the Departmental Employment Equity targets and Employment Equity Plan, females and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Enquiries: Mr F Mbuli, tel. (033) 264-2518
Deputy Manager: HR Policy and Planning
Total salary package: R657 558 per annum
(all-inclusive salary package to be structured in accordance with the rules of MMS) (Level 11) (Ref. DD: HR POL 06/MAR 2018)
Requirements: • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree/3-year National Diploma in Human Resource Management/Public Management/Public Administration • 3-5 years’ management experience • 3 years’ functional experience in the fields of policy development, policy research, policy drafting or related fields of Human Resource policy development.
Competencies needed: • Thorough knowledge of policy development and understanding of the Public Service, legislation and regulatory framework • Demonstrated ability to use human resource information systems for planning, monitoring and reporting • Extensive knowledge of and experience in all legal prescripts applicable to the public service and in particular the Constitution of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996), PFMA, Public Service Act and Regulations, Treasury Regulations, the Code of Conduct for Public Servants, Labour Relations Act, Service Delivery (Batho Pele) • Broad knowledge of the public service regulations, various policies, acts and regulations that govern Human Resource practices • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply policies, in particular the Public Service Regulations • Computer skills • Report-writing and presentation skills • Facilitation skills • Preparedness to work in a team • The ability to communicate at all levels • Interpersonal skills • Analytical problem-solving • Decision-making • Project management • Conflict management • Computer literacy
• Research skills • The ability to work within tight time constraints and independently.
Key performance areas: • Facilitate and develop policies and strategies • Manage all Employment Equity initiatives, including employment equity plans policy and reports • Manage the development and implementation of HR planning functions • Manage the Human Resources of the component • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of implemented HR policies and the analysis of national/provincial policies and plans environment • identify critical areas for interventions.
Enquiries: Mr F Mbuli, tel. (033) 264-2518
Deputy Director: Human Resource Development
Total salary package: R657 558 per annum (all-inclusive salary package to be structured in accordance with the rules of MMS) (Level 11) (Ref. DD: HRD 07/MAR 2018)
Requirements: • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree/3-year National Diploma in Human Resource Management/Public Management/Training and Development/Management of Training and Development • 3-5 years’ management experience • 3 years’ functional experience in Human Resource Development/Training and Development services.
Competencies needed: • Thorough knowledge of Public Service transformation and management issues • The White Paper on Transformation in the Public Service • Departmental policies and procedures • An understanding of the Public Service, legislation and regulatory frameworks • Knowledge of and experience in HRD policy implementation and monitoring • Knowledge of bursary scheme administration, Skills Development Planning and Workplace Skills Plans (WSPs) • Extensive knowledge of and experience in all legal prescripts applicable to the public service, in particular the Constitution of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996), PFMA, Public Service Act and Public Service Regulations, Treasury Regulations, the Code of Conduct for Public Servants, Labour Relations Act, Service Delivery (Batho Pele) • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply policies, in particular Public Service Regulations and HRD principles • Problem-solving and analysis • People and diversity management • Client orientation and customer focus • Computer skills • Report-writing and presentation skills • Facilitation skills
• Prepared to work in a team • The ability to communicate at all levels • Interpersonal • Analytical problem-solving • Decision-making • Project management • Conflict management • Computer literacy • Research skills • The ability to work within tight time constraints and independently.
Key performance areas: • Facilitate and ensure the implementation of human resource development strategies within the Department (eg Career Management Strategy, Training and Development Strategy, etc) • Manage and assure quality of orientation and induction services • Develop the operational strategy for human resource development functions • Manage career development within the Department • Manage the Department’s statutory obligations regarding training and development • Manage skills development facilitation within the Department • Manage the human resources of the component.
Enquiries: Mr F Mbuli, tel. (033) 264-2518
Environmental Officer (Specialised Production):
Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement (4 Posts)
Salary: Appropriate salary will be determined according to the regulatory framework (based on OSD) (Level OSD) (Ref. EO: ENV 08/MAR 2018)
• Ethekwini (2) • Amajuba • Umkhanyakude
Requirements: • An appropriate, recognised 4-year degree or equivalent qualification in Environmental Management or relevant Natural Sciences field • 3 years’ experience in an environmental management field • Qualified as an Environmental Management Inspector (EMI) • A driver’s licence.
Competences required: • Good working knowledge of a variety of environmental laws (National Environmental Management Act and all the associated regulations, such as Environmental Impact Assessments and Regulations, including specific environmental management acts, such as National Environmental Management: Waste Act, National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, and National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act • A good working knowledge of administrative and criminal enforcement tools as well as environmental auditing • Knowledge and understanding of the regulatory framework for the Public Service, eg Public Service Act, PFMA, Treasury Regulations, Public Service Regulations, Labour Relations Act, Employee Performance Management and Development Framework and Promotion of Administrative Justice Act • Proven verbal and written communication skills • Computer literacy • Presentation skills • Problem-solving skills • Good interpersonal relations • The ability to timeously produce thorough and informative documents and to formulate clear concise and legally defensible decisions.
Key performance areas: • Render proactive compliance monitoring, which includes verification adherence to environmental requirements by the reviewing of conditions contained in the ROD/EA and Environmental Management Plans • Conduct proactive Sector Compliance Inspections and other projects (triggered by identified issues in particular sector, with/without ROD) • Render reactive compliance monitoring and conduct compliance enforcement operations • Participate in compliance promotions/awareness, which include promoting environmental rights and justice • Perform and manage administrative and related functions.
Enquiries: Mr D Gwede or Ms X Madiba, tel. (036) 634-5000 or (033) 347-1820
Notes to Candidates
The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Applications from candidates whose appointment will bolster the Employment Equity profile of the Department will serve as an added advantage and will be considered favourably; hence candidates from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act are encouraged to apply.
All information submitted will be treated as confidential. The Department reserves the right to withhold the filling of the abovementioned posts at any time prior to an appointment being made.
All applications must be submitted on the prescribed Application for Employment form (Z83) obtainable from any Public Service department, which must be originally signed and dated. The application form must be accompanied by certified copies of qualifications (not copies of previously certified copies), Identity Document and a comprehensive CV. Should an applicant be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
The appointment is subject to positive outcome obtained from the State Security Agency to the following checks: Security clearance; qualification; citizenship; and previous employment verifications. The Department will conduct a reference checks with the HR of the current and/or previous employer(s), apart from referees listed.
Misrepresentation in the application documents will result in automatic disqualification and disciplinary action in the event the candidate has already been appointed. The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s).
Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.
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 (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency-based assessment). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools.
Forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number and the name of the publication in which you saw this advertisement, to the Head of Department, Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X9152, Pietermaritzburg 3200, for the attention of Ms Sindi Mazibuko. Applications may also be hand-delivered on the Ground Floor, 270 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg 3201.
Closing date for receiving applications: 3 April 2018 at 16:00
Candidates are discouraged from sending their applications through registered mail, as the Department will not take responsibility for non-collection of such applications.
Applicants requiring additional information regarding an advertised post must direct their enquiries to the person whose name appears under each post.
Due to the anticipation of the volume of applications we will receive in response to this advertisement, correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Should you not hear from us within 6 months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Applicants are informed that applications, copies of qualification and CVs will not be returned.
Under no circumstances will faxed or e-mailed applications be considered. The onus is on applicants to ensure that their applications are posted or hand-delivered timeously.