DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION – FINANCIAL OFFICER


APPLICATIONS : Applications must be sent to: The Department of Planning, Monitoring and
Evaluation (DPME), Attention: Human Resource Admin & Recruitment, by
email to HR@dpme.gov.za (please quote the relevant post and reference
number) or hand delivered at 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria.
CLOSING DATE : 13 November 2020 at 16:30 pm
WEBSITE : www.dpme.gov.za
NOTE : The relevant reference number must be quoted on all applications. The
successful candidate will have to sign an annual performance agreement and
will be required to undergo a security clearance. Applications must be
submitted on a signed Z.83 accompanied by certified copies of all
qualifications, Identity Document, valid driver’s license (where driving/travelling
is an inherent requirement of the job), proof of citizenship if not RSA citizen,
and a comprehensive CV specifying all experience indicating the respective
dates (MM/YY) as well as indicating three reference persons with the following
information: name and contact number(s), email address and an indication of
the capacity in which the reference is known to the candidate. Only send
documents related to the requirements in the advert. Applicants will be required
to meet vetting requirements as prescribed by Minimum Information Security
Standards. The DPME is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The
employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of the
Department. It is the Department’s intention to promote equity (race, gender
and disability) through the filling of this post(s) Failure to submit the above
information will result in the application not being considered. It is the
applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South
African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Reference checks will be done during
the selection process. Note that correspondence will only be conducted with
the short-listed candidates. If you have not been contacted within three (3)
months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your
application was unsuccessful. Shortlisted candidates must be available for
interviews at a date and time determined by DPME. Applicants must note that
pre-employment checks will be conducted once they are short-listed and the
appointment is also subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which
include security clearance, security vetting, qualification verification and
criminal records. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a written
test as part of the selection process. For salary levels 11 to 15, the inclusive
remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the state’s contribution to the
Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion in terms of
applicable rules. SMS will be required to undergo a Competency Assessment
as prescribed by DPSA. All candidates shortlisted for SMS positions will be
required to undergo a technical exercise that intends to test the relevant
technical elements of the job. The DPME reserves the right to utilise practical
exercises/tests for non-SMS positions during the recruitment process
(candidates who are shortlisted will be informed accordingly) to determine the
suitability of candidates for the post(s). The DPME also reserves the right to
cancel the filling / not to fill a vacancy that was advertised during any stage of
the recruitment process. Entry level requirements for SMS posts: In terms of
the Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days
& Minimum Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015,
a requirement for all applicants for SMS posts from 1 April 2020 is the
successful completion of the Snr Management Pre-Entry Programme as
endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is
available at the NSG) under the name Certificate for entry into SMS and the
full details can be obtained by following the below link:
https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/The
successful candidate will be required to provide proof of completion of the NSG
Public Service Senior Management Leadership Programme Certificate for
entry into the SMS.
MANAGEMENT EHCELON


POST 25/40 : CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER REF NO: 028 /2020
Branch: Corporate Services
SALARY : R1 251 183 per annum (Level 14) (all-inclusive salary package). The
remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the
Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be
structured according to personal needs within the relevant framework.
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : Minimum Qualifications: An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (NQF 7) in
B Com/Financial Management or equivalent with Accounting as a major. A
relevant post-graduate qualification (NQF 8) will serve as an added advantage.
Experience: Minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience in Financial/Supply
Chain Management, of which at least 5 years in the public sector (PFMA
compliant institutions) and at least 5 years at Senior Managerial level (SMS).
Being a Chartered Accountant will be an added advantage General knowledge,
skills and attributes: Above average computer skills. Training in Ms Excel is
essential. Must have a valid driver’s license. Sound technical knowledge of
GRAP (Generally Recognised Accounting Practices) and GAAP (Generally
Accepted Accounting Practices), modified cash-based accounting, public
finance and SCM legislation and other regulatory frameworks. Sound
knowledge of strategic planning and associated budgetary processes.
Strategic and conceptual orientation; above average report writing and
communication and problem solving skills. Management, including people
management and empowerment, project management and operations
management. Ability to provide operational and strategic direction and
leadership. Ability to manage multiple projects. Excellent interpersonal &
communication skills (written & verbal). Personal Attributes: The incumbent
must be assertive and self-driven, innovative and creative, client orientated and
customer focused, solution orientated and able to work under stressful
situations.
DUTIES : The successful incumbent will responsible be to manage the financial and
procurement functions of the Department and ensure sound financial
management. This entails establishing and maintaining appropriate systems
and policies to ensure effective and efficient management of resources;
Provide efficient and effective Supply Chain & Asset Management services to
the Department and provide financial management services to the Department.
Approve and manage contracts / service level agreements entered into by the
Department and obtain legal advice where required and advise the
management pertaining to matters that have strategic and financial
implications. Ensure the equitable allocation, maintenance and effective
utilization of financial resources in line with the strategic objectives of the
DPME, legislative imperatives and good governance. Meet the reporting
requirements and standards under the PFMA and other relevant legislation and
regulations. Ensure adequate internal financial control arrangements and
systems for the accountable delegation of financial powers, asset security,
monitoring, evaluation, early warning and timeous corrective action. Assist the
department by applying cost benefit analysis principles, ensuring value of
money. Oversee the budgetary process within the DPME, exercise budgetary
control and, at a strategic level, provide early warning mechanisms. Develop
and facilitate the implementation of Supply Chain Management consistent with
legislative and applicable prescripts. Oversee the preparation and submission
of the annual financial statements and liaise with the Auditor-General. Liaise
with the relevant role-players within the various spheres of Government
regarding transversal financial and Corporate Governance matters. Develop
and implement effective financial strategies for the DPME. Provide sound
technical advice on the performance of the DPME’s financial matters to the
management. Management of Human Resources in the Chief Directorate:
Financial and Supply Chain Management.
ENQUIRIES : Kindly contact Ms Sibongile Mbeleki in connection with the post, applications
and advertisement, Tel No: (012) 312- 0451.

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