NATIONAL LIBRARY SOUTH AFRICA (NLSA)
The National Library of South Africa wishes to make the following appointment at Its Pretoria Campus
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
(Five-Year Fixed-Term Contract)
Reference no: 02/0512019
Salary Scale: Market Related
REQUIREMENTS: MBA or equivalent. A PhD in Library and Information Science will be an advantage. At least 10 years of experience in a senior management position in a related field • Must be a South African citizen with in-depth knowledge an understanding of the PFMA, NLSA Act and government relations.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Proven track record in the successful development and implementation of turnaround strategies; strategic capabilities; ability to successfully mobilise financial resources; ability to drive the organisation to a performance based culture; proven mature leadership and management capabilities; tactful diplomat and above average negotiator.
DUTIES: Strategic and Executive Leadership: Develop and review the strategic plan for the NLSA; ensure effective implementation of the strategic plan; fulfil strategic leadership responsibilities; provide visionary leadership to the NLSA; guide the business plans for the NLSA's programmes; ensure effective management of the day-to-day operations and NLSA's executive team. Financial Management: Develop and Manage the NLSA budget in line with PFMA requirements; ensure proper control over the implementation of the budget in line with treasury regulations and report accordingly; ensure effective management of core and grant budgets; ensure compliance with all audit requirements; secure additional funding towards programmes / projects of the NLSA; sustain an unqualified audit opinion.
HUMAN RESOURCES AND TRANSFORMATION: Ensure effective staff recruitment and retention in line with needs, policies and procedures; ensure effective performance management in line with stipulated organisational requirements; ensure effective succession planning and implementation; ensure effective employee relations management; ensure effective employment equity planning and implementation. Strategic Partnership and Relationship: Identify potential / new strategic partnerships and opportunities; ensure active and meaningful contribution to strategic partnerships; ensure that good relations are maintained with the stakeholder community; ensure that the NLSA works effectively with other government department and the Library and Information sector.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION: Provide strategic and thought leadership on the NLSA's key competencies and its role appropriately internally and externally; ensure that the NLSA is a preferred employer of choice; ensure a sustainable ICT governance structure, system and related LIS technologies.
The National Library of South Africa is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and reserves the right not to make an appointment. Appointments will be made according to our Employment Equity requirements and people with disabilities are Invited to apply.
Applications: Interested applicants must submit a covering letter, Curriculum Vitae, proof of qualifications and copy of Identity Document by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or hand deliver to the Human Resources Management Department. No applications from recruitment agencies will be accepted.
Enquiries regarding the application process may be directed to Ms Andile Mahlangu by e-mail to andile.mahlangu@nIsa.ac.za.
CLOSING DATE: 14 JUNE 2019
Should you not receive any correspondence /communication from the National Library of South Africa one month after the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.