Featured job vacancy: DG, department of small business development

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APPLICATIONS                  :           Applications can be submitted by post to: The Registry Office, Department of Small Business Development, Private Bag X672, Pretoria 0001 or submitted via email to: recruitment@dsbd.gov.za by quoting the relevant reference number provided for each post.


FOR ATTENTION                :           Mr Dillon Ivasen


CLOSING DATE                  :           5 June 2020


NOTE                                   :           Applications must quote the relevant reference number and consist of: A fully completed and signed Z83 form; a recent comprehensive CV; contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses must be indicated); certificated copies of qualifications and ID (certified in the past 3 months) document. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). All non-SA citizens must attach a certified copy of proof of permanent residence in South Africa. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to (1) a technical exercise, (2) a generic managerial competency assessment and (3) personnel suitability checks on criminal record, citizenship verification, financial records check, qualification verification, reference checks. Applicants could be required to provide consent for access to their social media accounts. Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a pre-employment screening and a Top-Secret security vetting to determine the suitability of a person for employment. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contracts of five years and a performance agreement with the Minister for Small Business Development within 3 months of appointment, as well as completing a financial interests declaration form within one month of appointment and annually thereafter.


POST                                 :             DIRECTOR-GENERAL (5 YEAR CONTRACT) REF NO: ODG 24/20


SALARY                             :            R1, 978,533.00 per annum (Level 16), (an all-inclusive remuneration package) comprising basic salary (70% of package), employer’s contribution to the Government Employee Pension Fund (15% of basic salary) and a flexible portion. A non-pensionable allowance equal to 10% of the annual all-inclusive remuneration package is also payable.


CENTRE                            :             Pretoria


REQUIREMENTS              :             Qualifications: A Senior Certificate, an undergraduate qualification (NQF 7) and post-graduate qualification (NQF 8) in the field of either Economics, Business Development, Business Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Development Finance or Development Studies as recognised by SAQA. Must have 8 -10 years of senior management experience, of which, at least 3 years must be with any organ of state as defined in the Constitution, Act 108 of 1996. Knowledge and Experience: Knowledge of the Constitution, Public Service Act, 1994, Public Administration Management Act, 2014, Public Finance Management Act, 1999, and the National Development Plan. Experience in executive management, and possess strong leadership and strategic management capabilities. He/ she must also have an experience in monitoring and evaluation of government policies as well as thorough understanding of government policy and administrative processes. He/ she must have strong organizational abilities, good writing skills, good interpersonal skills and be computer literate.  


DUTIES                             :             Serve as the accounting officer of the department in line with the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). Coordinate and organise the resources of the Department and its agencies to implement the National Development Plan (NDP) and Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) priorities pertaining to Small Business Development. Provide strategic leadership and management of the department through providing strategic vision and direction, leading the formulation, execution, monitoring and evaluation of the strategic and annual operational plans. Strengthen the department’s governance, compliance and organizational capacity to deliver on its mandate; which entails ensuring that the department has the appropriate organizational structure to deliver on its plans, has the required systems to track, monitor and report on its performance to the Minister and other oversight structures and control points including the Audit and Risk Committee, Parliament, etc. Profile and market the programmes of the department, and create a conducive environment to achieve higher levels of employee performance and engagement; to enable their ability to develop and coordinate Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMME) development interventions geared towards an inclusive economy and general economic growth. Manage the development and delivery of the response to the needs of SMMEs and Co-operatives, informed by credible research, strategic diagnosis and the monitoring and evaluation thereof. Provide strategic and administrative support to the Minister in carrying out their responsibilities and mandate of the department. Coordinate the contribution of the agencies of the department towards the vision, goals and objectives of government with respect to SMME development and support.


ENQUIRIES                      :             Mr Dillon Ivasen    Tel No: (012) 394 3097

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