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Chief Director: Protocol and Ceremonial Services (Ref. 138873/1)

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. Candidates will be subjected to a security clearance up to the level of “Top Secret”.
APPLICATIONS: The Presidency, Private Bag x1000, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand deliver at 535 Johannes Ramokhoase Street (former Proes Street), Arcadia, Pretoria.
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.
Branch: Corporate Management
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.
Core Competencies: Strategic Capability and Leadership, People Management and Empowerment, Programme and Project Management, Financial Management, Change Management, Policy Analysis, Research Analysis. Process competencies: Communication, planning and organising, client orientation and customer focused, service delivery innovation, computer literate, Honesty and integrity, Problem solving, analysis and reporting.
DUTIES: Manage staff and co-ordinate logistics for outgoing and incoming state official and working visits of the Principals in conjunction with their Private Offices and DIRCO. Provide strategic leadership in management and coordination of Chancery of Orders and operationalization of State and official funerals. Planning and coordination of the Inauguration. Chairing the Presidency’s Protocol committee responsible for domestic invites, sitting plan for all public engagements and sectorial meetings. Coordinate the entire sitting plan and Order of Proceedings. Manage all public engagements of the Principals. Support the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO) in the coordination of the international programme. Manage and coordinate the swearing in of the Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Minister after the inauguration.
ENQUIRIES: Ms Nonhlanhla Mshengu, Tel: (012) 300-5895