RESEARCH AND POLICY ADMINISTRATOR REF NO: RPA/SPB/2020/06-1CRA


RESEARCH AND POLICY ADMINISTRATOR REF NO: RPA/SPB/2020/06-1CRA

(12-months contract)

Strategy and Policy

The purpose of the position is to provide research and policy administrative support, and the co-ordination, implementation of policy review and development activities within the Strategy, Policy and Business Continuity Unit.

SALARY: R208 584 per annum (Level 06) (basic salary) plus 37% in lieu of benefits

CENTRE: Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate three year tertiary qualification (at least 360 credits) preferably in Public Management/Public Administration/Policy Development with 18 months proven experience in policy and research methodology. Grade 12 with three years proven experience in policy and research within a Retirement Fund/Employee Benefits/Medical Administration environment, Preference shall be given to candidates with prior pension administration experience. Computer literacy that includes a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office packages, Knowledge of Public Service Act and Regulations, Public Service Legislation and Regulatory framework, Knowledge of South Africa’s Pension Fund Law, Knowledge of policy development and review process, A good understanding of government policies, Ability to research, write and present high quality policy analysis, Strong interest in government policy affairs, Fluent in Business English, Research skills , Organizing and coordination skills, Critical thinking, Attention to detail ,Time management skills ,Verbal and written communication, Strong report writing skills, Stakeholder management, Analytical thinking, Business ethics (honesty and integrity), Professionalism, Proactive and resourceful, Dynamic, flexible, reliable and attentive to detail.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions and include, but not limited to: Assist in conducting research activities on sector specific programmes: Assist in conducting needs analysis and identifying areas of research. Provide research input for the analysis required to develop, implement, review and evaluate new and existing policies. Assist in the drafting of research specifications, based on needs analysis. Conduct research, using different research methodologies, within timeframes and budget. Assist in responding to external and internal research enquiries. Assist in the compilation of formal research reports. Assist in maintaining the repository of research products and facilitate dissemination of research results: Implement and maintain a research library. Manage numbering and archiving system of researched products. Assist in recording and monitoring research project plans. Create access paths to academic journals. Interact with academic librarians. Assist in the development and review of new and existing policies for the Department: Analyse and identify out-dated policies per business unit in their order of importance for review. Assist in developing and revising business units’ policies Assist in drafting new policies. Assist in the development and implementation of the checklist for all policies. Develop monthly reports. Support to ad hoc business unit projects: Provide regular support when needed to all ad hoc business unit projects

ENQUIRIES: Mr Ismael Radebe Tel No: (012) 319 2299

APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, in the heading to the email below: # Disclaimer during COVID 19 lockdown stages: With the restrictions on social distancing during phases 5 to 2, you may email your application with the relevant supporting documentation to [email protected] quoting the reference number in the heading.

FOR ATTENTION: Mr Ismael Radebe – Recruitment Note: A 12 month contract position for a Research and Policy Administrator is currently available at Head Office of the GPAA in the Strategy and Policy Unit.

CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2020 at 12h00 noon No late applications will be considered.

NOTE: Take note of the disclaimer mentioned on each advert during COVID lockdown. It is preferred that applications with supporting documentation, including signed Z83 be emailed to the respective email addresses indicated on each advert. Ensure that you use the correct inbox/email. Applications send to the incorrect inbox will be deemed a regret. Ensure to sign your Z83 before you scan it. A Z83 not signed, will be deemed a regret. Only send documents related to the requirements in the advert. Requirement of applications: Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable on the internet at http://www.gpaa.gov.za (Originally signed). The relevant reference number must be quoted on all applications. Application should consist of (1) a comprehensive CV (specifying all experience and duties, indicating the respective dates MM/YY as well as indicating references with full contact details) (2) certified copies of all qualifications (including matriculation), Identity document, valid driver’s license (where driving/travelling is an inherent requirement of the job) and proof of citizenship if not RSA Citizen. Note: All copies must be certified in the past 6 months. Failure to submit the above information will result in the application not considered and deemed a regret. The candidate must agree to the following: Shortlisted candidates must be available for interviews at a date and time determined by GPAA. Applicants must note that pre-employments checks and references will be conducted once they are short-listed and the appointment is also subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include but not limited to: security clearance, security vetting, qualification/study verification, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, previous employment verification and criminal record. Applicants will be required to meet vetting requirements as prescribed by Minimum Information Security Standards. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will only be conducted with the short- listed candidates. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. The candidate must take note of: It is intended to promote representativeness through the filling of these posts and the candidature of persons whose promotion/ appointment will promote representativeness, will receive preference. Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For salary levels 11 – 15, the inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the state’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion in terms of applicable rules. SMS will be required to undergo a Competency Assessment as prescribed by DPSA. All candidates shortlisted for SMS positions will be required to undergo a technical exercise that intends to test the relevant technical elements of the job. One of the minimum entry requirements for SMS is the pre-entry certificate. For more details on the pre-entry course visit: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/ The GPAA reserves the right to utilize practical exercises/tests/competency assessments for non-SMS positions during the recruitment process (candidates who are shortlisted will be informed accordingly) to determine the suitability of candidates for the post(s). The GPAA reserves the right to cancel the filling/not to fill a vacancy that was advertised during any stage of the recruitment process. The successful candidate will have to sign and annual performance agreement and will be required to undergo a security clearance.