DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE – CHIEF DIRECTOR: INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION AND BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY


The vision of the Department of Cooperative Governance is one of having a well-co-ordinated system of
Government consisting of National, Provincial and Local spheres working together to achieve sustainable
development and service delivery. The Department intends to invest in human capital, increase integrated
technical capacity directed at service delivery and promote representivity in the Department through the
filling of this post. Candidature of persons whose appointment/transfer/promotion will promote
representivity will therefore receive preference.


APPLICATIONS : Applications may be submitted electronically via email to
recruitment@cogta.gov.za.
FOR ATTENTION : Recruitment and Selection Unit Tel No: (012) 334 0628 / 0629/ 0732.
CLOSING DATE : 05 February 2021
NOTE : Applicants are advised that a new application for employment (Z83) has been in
effect since 01 January 2021. The new application for employment form can be
downloaded at www.dpsa.gov.za-vacancies. Applications submitted using the old
Z83 form will not be accepted. Applications must be accompanied by (1) a
comprehensive CV, with specific starting and ending dates in all relevant positions
and clarity on the levels and ranks pertaining to experience as compared to the
Public Service, as well as at least 2 contactable references, (2) a copy of the
applicant’s South African ID Document, (3) a copy of the applicant’s drivers’ license,
(4) a copy of Grade 12 Certificate as well as all qualifications mentioned in the CV,
(5) a SAQA verification report for foreign 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, applications received after the closing date or applications without
SAQA verification reports for foreign qualifications will not be considered. All
shortlisted candidates 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. Core competencies: Strategic capacity and
leadership. People management and empowerment. Advanced programme and
project management. Change management. Financial management. Process
Competencies: Knowledge management. Service Delivery Innovation. Advanced
problem solving and analysis. Client orientation and customer focus. Advanced
communication skills (written and verbal). Advanced presentation/public speaking
skills. Technical Competencies: Systems Development. Computer Systems. IT
Management and Government IT policies. Business Systems. The successful
candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance
process and the verification of educational qualification certificates. 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. The below post is a senior management post. The requirements for
appointment at Senior Management Service level include the successful
completion of Senior Management Pre-entry Programme as endorsed by the
National School of Government. Application should therefore have proof that they
have registered for the Pre-entry Certificate, which can be accessed using the
following link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entryprogramme/. Shortlisted candidates must provide proof of successful completion of
the course.
MANAGEMENT ECHELON


POST 01/01 : CHIEF DIRECTOR: INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION AND BUSINESS
TECHNOLOGY

SALARY : R1 251 183 per annum, (An all-inclusive remuneration package). The package
includes a basic salary (70% of package) and a flexible portion that may be
structured in terms of the applicable guidelines.
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : A Grade 12 Certificate and an undergraduate qualification (NQF Level 7) in
Information Technology/Information Systems or equivalent qualification as
recognised by SAQA. A relevant post-graduate qualification and / or completed ICT
related certification programmes will be an advantages. Experience: At least 10
years’ relevant experience in the ICT environment, with 5 years relevant experience
at senior management level. A valid South African driver’s license. A strong
background an experience in developing and implementing innovative business
solutions in a complex and dynamic environment will be an advantage.


DUTIES : The successful candidate will be required to provide leadership on and manage the
provision of effective and efficient information and communication technology
related services. Duties will include: Oversee the development and implementation
of ICT policies, procedures and standards in line with the applicable legislation,
regulations and best practices. Plan, implement, maintain and support ICT
infrastructure. Provide software engineering and application development support.
Provide ICT and mobile communication support services. Provide records and
knowledge management services.

ENQUIRIES : Mr T Tidimane Tel No: (012) 334 0734