Chief Directorate: Social Professional Services and Older Persons

Chief Directorate: Social Crime Prevention and Anti-Substance Abuse

SALARY: R316 791 per annum

CENTRE: HSRC Building, Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate recognized Bachelor’s Degree or National Diploma (or equivalent qualification) plus two years’ experience in providing administrative support and financial administration services. Knowledge of the relevant Public Service legislation. Knowledge and understanding of i) financial, provisioning, and procurement prescripts and procedures; ii) document management, tracking and retrieving of information; and iii) departmental operational policies. Competencies needed: Communication (verbal and written) skills. Computer literacy. Problem-solving skills. Planning and organizing skills. Client liaison skills. Office administration skills. Financial administration skills. Coordination skills. Attributes: Friendly and trustworthy. Good interpersonal relations. Accurate. Independent. Assertiveness. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to work under pressure. Adaptive. Confidentiality. Integrity. Disciplined.

DUTIES: Coordinate financial planning, monitoring, and reporting processes. Coordinate performance management and development compliance processes. Coordinate inputs, plans, and reports for audit queries and risk management. Assist with the coordination of meetings and workshops including the administrative and logistical processes thereof. Support Administrative Assistants with procurement processes and provide advice to ensure compliance with the relevant administrative prescripts attached to their functions.

ENQUIRIES: Ms C Legodu Tel No: (012) 312-7548 and Ms S Magangoe Tel No: (012) 312-7786

NOTE: In terms of the Chief Directorate: Social Professional Services and Older Persons’ employment equity targets, African males as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In terms of the Chief Directorate: Social Crime Prevention and Anti-Substance Abuse’s employment equity targets, African and Coloured males and Coloured and Indian females as well as persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, to the Director-General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria, 0001. Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street In the event of hand delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register book as proof of submission. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered.


NOTE: Curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees, and certified copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany your signed application for employment (Z83). Applicants applying for SMS posts are required to successfully complete the Certificate for entry into the SMS and full details can be sourced by following the link: Applicants are expected to pay for the course and may enroll for it at a cost of R265.00. The duration of the course is 120 hours. 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 assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial discloser form, and will also be required to undergo a security clearance. If the candidate is applying for an OSD post, certificates of service must be attached to the CV. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on shortlisted candidates and the appointment is subject to positive outcomes of the checks. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. The selection of candidates will be done with due regard to the relevant aspects of the selection process as set out in the Public Service Regulations, 2016, Regulation 67. Applications received after the closing date will not be taken into consideration. If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Candidates requiring additional information regarding the advertised post may direct their inquiries to the person as indicated above. Internal applicants must submit and register their employment applications at the register book in the DSD reception area for the attention of Ms E Steenkamp. It is our intention to promote representativity (race, gender, and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts, and candidates whose transfer/ promotion/ appointment will promote representativity will receive preference. DSD reserves the right to cancel the filling/ not to fill a vacancy that was advertised during any stage of the recruitment process.