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Chief Director: Cabinet Secretariat (Ref. 138873/2)

The Presidency is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability). The candidature of persons whose transfer/appointment will promote representivity will receive preference. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATIONS: The Presidency, Private Bag X1000, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand deliver at 535 Johannes Ramokhoase Street (former Proes Street), Arcadia, Pretoria
FOR ATTENTION: Ms Kefilwe Maubane
CLOSING DATE: 15 December 2017 @16:30
NOTE: Applications must be submitted on form Z83 and should be accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, ID as well as a comprehensive CV in order to be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). All shortlisted candidates 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. Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this 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. Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. The recommended candidate will be required to enter into a performance agreement and submit a financial disclosure annually. 
Branch: Cabinet Office
SALARY: All-inclusive package of R1,127,334 per annum (level 14) which consist of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion in terms of applicable rules.
CENTRE: Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate three year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification on NQF level 7 (as recognised by SAQA). A minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience at senior management level. Understanding of government planning, policies and processes.
Core Competencies: Knowledge management, Good verbal and written communication skills, planning and organising, client orientation and customer focus, strategic leadership, programme and project management, research analysis, policy analysis, computer literacy, honesty and integrity, change management, interpersonal skills, financial management, problem solving, analysis and reporting, people management and empowerment.
DUTIES: responsible for Cabinet activities such as drafting Cabinet Agendas, attend Cabinet Meetings and writing Cabinet meeting minutes. Oversee the process of drafting agendas, minute taking and related logistical arrangements for cabinet committee meetings. Foster a common understanding of the functioning of Cabinet and its committees, the decision-making process and to clarify and streamline working processes. Foster working relationships in support of the Cabinet system. Align annual Presidency planning, budgeting, reporting and performance processes. Develop chief directorate strategic planning and operational plans. Develop policies on how cabinet functions in relation to the uniform drafting of agendas and minutes, as well as the managing of meetings of Cabinet and its committees. Financial management of the component. Provide administrative advice to the Principals and the Secretary of the Cabinet on issues relating to the functioning of Cabinet and its Committees and participate in formulating overall policies guiding the general activities of the Presidency.
ENQUIRIES: Ms Nonhlanhla Mshengu, Tel: (012) 300 5895