DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND POSTAL SERVICES - DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL: ICT POLICY AND STRATEGY
DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND POSTAL SERVICES
The Department is an equal opportunity department and the Department’s intention is to promote equity through the filling of these posts. Applications from females (all race groups) for the Snr Management positions will therefore receive preference in line with the Department’s Employment Equity Plan.
APPLICATIONS: RPT Marketing has been retained to handle responses for all positions mentioned in this advertisement. Please forward your application via email to: email@example.com or hand deliver your application to Hampton Office Park, 20 Georgian Crescent East Street, Highbury house, Bryanston, 2158 (quoting the relevant reference in the subject line).
Enquiries for applications: Ms Tumi Morake, tel. 010 880 2636, during office hours (08:30am-16:00pm)
Post content enquiries can be directed to Ms Tania Beukes at (012) 427 8184 or Ms Louisa Kgang (012) 421 7006.
All shortlisted candidates for SMS positions 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 using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tool. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Please note that CV’s submitted will be destroyed after a three (3) month period. The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). Candidates whose appointment/promotion/transfer will promote the achievement of employment equity within the Department, will receive preference.
CLOSING DATE: 06 SEPTEMBER 2019
ENQUIRIES: (012) 421 7006 (Louisa) / (012) 427 8184 (Tania)
POSITION: DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL: ICT POLICY AND STRATEGY
(REF NO: DDG2)
BRANCH: ICT POLICY AND STRATEGY
SALARY: An all-inclusive remuneration package of R1,521,591-00 per annum
REQUIREMENTS:Masters Degree in Technology Policy or Engineering and 10+ years’ experience at senior management level of which at least 5 years’ experience must be related to the strategy environment. PHD would be an added advantage. The candidate must have addressed international, regional and national conferences of ICT. He or She must have published 5 or more series papers in the subject of ICT policy and strategy.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: At an advanced level required in the following: A comprehensive understanding of the ICT including Digital, Cloud, IoT, AI and Big Data. Must have published at least five peer reviewed works in Policy Journals. A strong background and understanding of global ICT Policy environment. Understanding of AGILE, digital transformation and data sovereignty issues. Monitoring and evaluation methodologies. Government operations, policies and legislation. Understanding of internationally recognized research methodologies. Data collection and analysis methods and understanding of policy legislation. Strategic management capabilities to lead the ICT Policy and Strategy Branch. Communications skills (both written and verbal).
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: The successful candidate will provide strategic management and leadership in the development of the Information and Communication Technology’s (ICT) policy and regulatory framework including reviewing and monitoring implementation as well as its impact on the wellbeing of the citizens of South Africa. • The candidate must have a deep understanding of Global trends in ICT and Digital Technologies. • The candidate must understand the functioning of the ITU, OECD ICT unit, ICANN and all respective sub-structures and related organizations. • He or she must understand global ICT dynamics, trade wars including services dialogue within the WTO and other regional trade organizations. • The candidate must understand of Europe’s GDPR and implications to European companies residing in SA and be able to develop strategies on how to respond to such. • Understanding import tariffs and how they impact universal broadband services and mobile communications. • Develop a Data Price Policy of South Africa with objectives of reducing data pricing. ● Establish methodologies for the delivery of informed and robust ICT policies and regulatory frameworks in support of an inclusive growth of the South African economy. ● Ensure that development of ICT policies and regulatory frameworks are underscored by credible quantitative and qualitative analysis. ● Establish methodologies for ICT policy and strategy implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and review in order to measure its impact on the wellbeing of the citizens of South Africa. ● Ensure an effective promotion and practice of good corporate governance and compliance in accordance with all relevant legislation, regulations, declarations, treaties, memorandum of understandings, etc. ● Perform generic management functions attached to the seniority of the post. ● Oversee the development and management of the strategic planning of the branch.