DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY VETERANS
NB: KINDLY NOTE THAT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO MILITARY VETERANS THE DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY VETERANS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. IT IS OUR INTENTION TO PROMOTE REPRESENTATIVITY (RACE, GENDER AND DISABILITY) THROUGH THE FILLING OF THESE POSTS AND CANDIDATES WHOSE APPOINTMENT/PROMOTION/TRANSFER WILL PROMOTE REPRESENTATIVITY WILL RECEIVE PREFERENCE.
The service of a visionary, dynamic, versatile and experienced Executive Manager is required to fill these positions within the Department of Military Veterans. The successful candidate for the Director-General post will be expected to enter into an employment contract for 5 years and to sign an Annual Performance Agreement with the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans.
Key Performance Areas/Duties: Ensure operational efficiency and improvement of IT Governance in the Department, effectively plan, manage, assign and coordinate the day-to-day tasks and activities of the ICT Operations team inclusive of processes, procedures, risk management and financial governance, ensure the integrity and smooth operation of the departmental ICT infrastructures, systems and applications, ensure Backup and Disaster Recovery systems are adequate, in place and operational, engage with the department's project groups, and other key business stakeholders to ensure ICT services are provisioned to meet business needs, ensure periodic review and audits are performed across all key ICT operational infrastructures and systems, perform procurement activities in support of general ICT operations, Take responsibility and accountability for the complete management of projects and tasks, including planning, scheduling and implementation, within allocated budgets and quality controls, plan and deploy information security mechanisms and ensure compliance with relevant regulatory frameworks and authorities through researching, developing and implementing information security policies. Manage the development of Enterprise Architecture domain to ensure that the department sustains a holistic and integrated view of technology standards and solutions, create an enabling environment for line and support functions to perform their functions more effectively and efficiently, Ensure confidentiality and reliability of proprietary information and intellectual property, oversee identified deficiencies for IT policies, standards and best practices to ensure that architectural criteria and practices continue to meet the strategic needs of the Department, develop and maintain computing standards relative to an overall strategy to provide an appropriate degree of standardization, develop and implement governance processes, frameworks and procedures within the Directorate in compliance with GITO requirements, render advice to senior management on relevant technology trends and their applicability to business enhancement, oversee the management of business agreements (BAS) and Service Level Agreement (SLA) of suppliers of information management and Information Technology goods and services, contribute to the business strategy formulation processes.
POST: DIRECTOR: LEGAL SERVICES
Ref No.: DMV02/04/2019
Salary/Package of R1 005 063 — R1 183 932 per annum (All inclusive) (Level 13)
Centre: National Head Office (Pretoria)
Salary: Appointment is on Level 13. The remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured according to personal needs within the relevant framework.
Requirements: A minimum of an LLB degree or equivalent qualification, plus a postgraduate degree in Law (LLM) and admission as an Attorney/Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, at least 5 years' relevant experience as a legal advisor, Legislative drafting skills (drafting of all types of legal agreements), negotiation skills, experience in providing litigation support in court cases for and against the Department, Compliance management skills. The ability to support the Department's processes by providing legal advice, computer literacy, good communication and interpersonal skills, Project management skills, strategic capability and leadership, innovative and analytical thinking skills, planning and organising skills, knowledge of and experience in financial management, problem-solving skills, people management skills.
Key Performance Areas/Duties: The purpose of the Directorate: Legal Services is to ensure that a professional, credible, accessible and quality-assured legal service is rendered to the Department of Military Veterans, the Ministry and their stakeholders. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following: Advising the DG and the Minister on exercising their statutory responsibilities in order to avoid and minimise legal risks, reviewing existing legislation, identifying shortcomings and drafting and implementing new legislation, as well as overall management of the Department's annual legislative programme, effectively managing litigation and litigation support in cases for and against the Department and the Minister, undertaking compliance management, i.e. effectively managing general compliance with internal and external legislation, providing legal training and building the capacity of DMV personnel to understand and engage with legal matters, such as contracts and service level agreements.
Management competencies: Strategic capacity and leadership, people management and empowerment, advanced programme and project management, change management, financial management, knowledge management, Service Delivery Innovation, advanced problem solving and analysis, client orientation and customer focus, advanced communication (written and verbal) and advanced presentation/public speaking skills.
Kindly note the following instruction with regard to the advertised posts: All short-listedcandidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. 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 be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process and the verification of educational qualification certificates.
Applications must be submitted on a signed Z83 Form (application form), obtainable from any Public Service department website, and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, certified ID and copies of all qualifications. It is the applicant's responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and to provide proof of such evaluation. Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date will not be considered. It is important to note that it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all information and attachments in support of the application are submitted by the due date. Due to the large number of responses anticipated, correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. Thank you for the interest shown in the Department. This is a Senior Management posts. Candidates should therefore possess managerial skills. Candidates who are short-listed, could expect to undergo management competency assessments.
Post your complete application to the address as indicated below:
Direct applications to the Department of Military Veterans for attention of:Director: Human Resource Management
Postal address: Private Bag X943, Pretoria, 0001
Physical address:Department of Military Veterans, 328 Festival Street Hatfield Pretoria 0083
Contact person: Ms Dineo Masemola or Mr Caiphus Mailula (012) 765 9454
NB: Please take note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Those who applied via DPSA may not submit their application, however contact the above number to confirm if your application was received.
Closing date: 7 June 2019 at 16H00