DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE – VARIOUS POSTS

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

The Department of Defence is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to
promote representativeness (race, gender and disability). The candidature of persons whose
transfer/appointment will promote representativeness will receive preference.


CLOSING DATE : 05 February 2021 at 16:00.
NOTE : The advertisement(s) contained herein is/are meant for the attention/perusal
of all interested job seekers, whether they are serving employees/officials of
the DOD/Public Service, unemployed persons or persons employed outside
the Public Service. Persons not employed by the DOD/Public Service are
encouraged to apply for the vacancies advertised in this circular. Applications
must be submitted on the prescribed employment form Z83, i.e. effective 01
January 2021 (obtainable from any Public Service department), which must be
originally signed and dated by the applicant and which must be accompanied
by a detailed CV (with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications,
competencies, knowledge & experience) and clear certified copies of original
educational qualification certificates, ID document and Driver’s license (where
applicable). Should an application be received using incorrect application for
employment form Z83, it will be disqualified. Applicants applying for more than
one post must submit a separate form Z83 (as well as the documentation
mentioned above) in respect of each post being applied for. If an applicant
wishes to withdraw an application it must be done in writing. Should an
application be received where an applicant applies for more than one post on
the same applications form, the application will only be considered for the first
post indicated on the application and not for any of the other posts. Under no
circumstances will photostat copies or faxed copies of application documents
be accepted. The successful candidates will be subjected to Personnel
Suitability Checks (criminal record-, citizenship- & financial/asset record
checks and qualification and employment verification). Successful candidates
will also be subjected to security clearance processes. Successful candidates
will be required to sign a performance agreement. Applicants who do not
receive confirmation or feedback within 3 (three) months after the closing date,
please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the large volume of
responses anticipated, receipt of applications will not be acknowledged and
correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. For more
information on the job description(s) please contact the person indicated in the
post details. Successful candidates will be appointed on probation for the
period of twelve (12) months in terms of the prescribed rules. Applications
received after the closing date will not be considered. These posts are readvertisement and those applicants who have previously applied must reapply.
MANAGEMENT ECHELON

POST 02/01 : CHIEF AUDIT EXECUTIVE (DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL):
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE REF NO: CAE 01/21/01
(Permanent)
SALARY
R1 521 591 per annum (Level 15) (All-inclusive salary package).
CENTRE : ARMSCOR Building, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria.
REQUIREMENTS : An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) and a Postgraduate Qualification
(NQF level 8) in Internal Audit /Finance as recognised by SAQA. Must have 8-
10 years proven experience at senior managerial level within the Audit/Finance
environment. Must be fully registered with a Professional Body. No
appointment shall be recommended without a Certificate for entry into the SMS
(The course is available at the National School of Government or following
link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry programme.
The successful candidate must have executive management experience with
strong leadership capabilities and an extensive experience in strategic and
managerial positions at an executive level. He/she must have an
understanding of the functioning of government. The successful candidate
must have an understanding of the Constitutional mandate of the Department,
the relevant government policies and legislation impacting on the Department
and its relationship with International, National, and other stakeholders.
Knowledge of the government security sector, though not essential, would be
advantageous. He/she will be expected to be innovative and have
organisational abilities, good writing skills, project management skills, and must
possess the SMS Core Management Criteria: Strategic Capability and
Leadership, Client Orientation and Customer Focus, Problem Solving and
Analysis, People Management and Empowerment, Financial management and
Change Management.
DUTIES : Provide strategic direction for Defence Internal Audit Services. Serve as the
Functional Authority for Defence Internal Audit in the Department and Assist
the HOD and AO in the development of requisite Defence Internal Audit
Delegations and the assignment of duties as provided for in law. Direct and
shape Defence Internal Audit and the conducting of Audit Services in the
Department through the development and maintenance of the following:
Internal Audit Charter, Internal Audit functional policies, Internal Audit
Framework and Strategy, Internal Audit Plans including the interface with the
Special Defence Account and related matters. Ensure alignment of all internal
audit strategies, policies and plans with relevant national standards and norms
applicable to internal audit. Develop and promulgate standard operating
procedures applicable in the conducting of audit exercises. Develop the
necessary departmental plans for Defence Internal Audit and in particular, the
Defence Rolling 3-Year Strategic Audit Plan. Establish departmental
management bodies for the management of Defence Internal Audit. Manage
the departmental relationship with all internal and external assurance
providers. Provision of independent, objective assurance and consulting
services through a systematic disciplined approach and make
recommendations for improvements-Review the reliability, validity and integrity
of financial statements as and when required including internal controls in the
finance system. Review performance information as provided in the Quarterly
and Annual Report. Facilitate the appointment and convening of the Audit
Committee. Present regular internal audit reports to the Audit Committee.
Ensure that the DOD’s APP is timeously tabled at the Audit Committee meeting
for review in preparation for tabling in Parliament. And any other duties that
may be assigned in line with the post.
ENQUIRIES : Major General N.E. Mkhize Tel No: (012) 339 5023.
APPLICATIONS : To the Department of Defence, Human Resources Division (Chief Directorate
HR Management), Private Bag X 976, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered to Bank
of Lisbon (Cnr Paul Kruger and Visagie Street)
FOR ATTENTION : Ms K.B. Muregu


POST 02/02 : CHIEF DEFENCE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (DEPUTY DIRECTORGENERAL): DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE REF NO.CDIA 01/21/02
(Permanent)
SALARY :
R1 521 591 per annum (Level 15) (All-inclusive salary package)
CENTRE : ARMSCOR Building, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria.
REQUIREMENTS : An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) and a postgraduate qualification
(NQF level 8) as recognised by SAQA. A qualification in International Relations
would serve as an advantage. Must have 8-10 years proven experience at
Senior Managerial level of which at least five (5) years should be within an
international affairs environment. No appointment shall be recommended
without a Certificate for entry into the SMS (The course is available at the
National School of Government or following
link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry programme.
The successful candidate must have executive management experience with
strong leadership capabilities and an extensive experience in strategic and
senior managerial positions. He/she must have an understanding of the
functioning of government. The successful candidate must have an
understanding of the Constitutional mandate of the Department, the relevant
government policies and legislation impacting on the Department and its
relationship with International, National, and other stakeholders. Knowledge of
the government security sector would be advantageous. He/she will be
expected to be innovative and have organisational abilities, good writing skills,
project management skills, and must possess the SMS Core Management
Criteria: Strategic Capability and Leadership, Client Orientation and Customer
Focus, Problem Solving and Analysis, People Management and
Empowerment, Financial management and Change Management.
DUTIES : Serve as the Functional Authority for Defence Diplomacy in the Department
and provide strategic direction for Defence International Affairs. Direct and
shape Defence International Relations and the conducting of Defence
Diplomacy in the Department. Support the EA and HOD in the execution of all
Defence Diplomacy prerogatives, including the full administration of bilateral
and multilateral international obligations. Assist the HOD & AO in the
development of those International Agreements related to the conducting of
Defence Diplomacy Capability. Develop and maintain the required
departmental policies, frameworks, strategies and systems appropriate for the
Defence Diplomacy Capability. Develop reports for the HOD and the EA to
report to Parliament and Cabinet on Defence Diplomacy matters. Ensure
alignment of DIA initiatives with the priorities and initiatives in the Presidency,
MoD and South Africa’s Foreign Policy. Coordinate and facilitate DOD
international agreement liaison initiatives. Facilitate the approval of all DOD
international agreements in line with the legal prescripts. Compile
comprehensive instructions with regard to the maintenance and/or
enhancement of international defence agreements, establish internal control
systems for all defence international agreements. Ensure adherence to
international treaties and other legal instruments binding on SA. Establish and
maintain liaison with relevant international organisations, e.g. SADC, AU, UN.
Direct and manage Defence Diplomacy functional policies, develop the
necessary departmental plans for Defence Diplomacy and manage Defence
Diplomacy specific risks. Analysing of international legal instruments, including
Treaties, PACTS, MOU’s and Protocols. Manage and administer the Defence
Diplomacy Capability in accordance with departmental Resource Management
Framework, Policies and Procedures. And any other duties that may be
assigned in line with the post.
ENQUIRIES : Major General N.E. Mkhize Tel No: (012) 339 5023
APPLICATIONS : To the Department of Defence, Human Resources Division (Chief Directorate
HR Management), Private Bag X 976, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered to Bank
of Lisbon (Cnr Paul Kruger and Visagie Street)
FOR ATTENTION : Ms K.B. Muregu


POST 02/03 : CHIEF DEFENCE LEGAL SERVICES (DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL):
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE REF NO: CDLS 01/21/03
(Permanent)
SALARY :
R1 521 591 per annum (Level 15) (All-inclusive salary package).
CENTRE : ARMSCOR Building, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria.
REQUIREMENTS : A Postgraduate degree in law (NQF Level 8) is required as recognised by
SAQA. A Master’s Degree (NQF Level 9) in the Legal field will serve as an
advantage. Admission as an Attorney/Advocate of the High Court of South
Africa is required. Must have 8-10 years proven experience at Senior
Managerial level within the legal environment, of which, at least 3 -5 years
should be as a practising attorney/advocate. No appointment shall be
recommended without a Certificate for entry into the SMS (The course is
available at the National School of Government or following
link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry programme.
The successful candidate must have executive management experience with
strong leadership capabilities and an extensive experience in strategic and
managerial positions at an executive level. He/she must have an
understanding of the functioning of government. The successful candidate
must have an understanding of the Constitutional mandate of the Department,
the relevant government policies and legislation impacting on the Department
and its relationship with International, National, and other stakeholders.
Knowledge of the government security sector, though not essential, would be
advantageous. He/she will be expected to be innovative and have
organisational abilities, good writing skills, project management skills, and must
possess the SMS Core Management Criteria: Strategic Capability and
Leadership, Client Orientation and Customer Focus, Problem Solving and
Analysis, People Management and Empowerment, Financial management and
Change Management.
DUTIES : Serve as the Functional Authority for Defence Legal Support Services in the
Department. Strategically direct and manage all Defence Legal Support
Services processes in the Department, including legal advice, contract
management, litigation, civil claims, defence-related legislation, international
and domestic legal instruments and labour-related legal matters. Provide legal
support services to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, the Head of
Department and Accounting Officer, the Chief of the South African National
Defence Force and the Department of Defence as a whole. Provide the primary
DOD interface with the State Law Advisor (at DoJCD), the State Law Advisor
(International Law at DIRCO); the State Attorney and relevant Defence
Functional Authorities. Manage, oversee and quality assure all defence-related
litigation matters and civil claims. Provide legal advice on and ensure that the
EA and HOD are informed about the impact of decisions taken under the
Military Justice System that may have civil litigation consequences for the
Department. Maintain the Defence Legislative Programme. Provide legal
support to the President and the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans (as
the case may be) (or in the case of an emergency, the Sec Def) in fulfilment of
the prescribed legal measures for Employment of the Defence Force for
Service in terms of the Constitution, 1996 and the Defence Act, 2002. Provide
legal advice and input in the development of National Security Policy, National
Defence Policy and Foreign Policy. Monitor and analyse external legislation for
possible impact on the DOD and propose amendments to DOD Regulations,
Policies, Procedures and Processes as required. Provide legal inputs to the
Minister, HOD/AO and CSANDF on all defence policies prior to promulgation.
Assist the Minister, HOD/AO and CSANDF, as required, in the development of
International Agreements, Business Agreements and Service Level
Agreements. Provide Legal Advice on any matter that may affect the
Department or any Defence related matter. And any other duties that may be
assigned in line with the post.
ENQUIRIES : Maj General N.E. Mkhize Tel No: (012) 339 5023
APPLICATIONS : To the Department of Defence, Human Resources Division (Chief Directorate
HR Management), Private Bag X 976, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered to Bank
of Lisbon (Cnr Paul Kruger and Visagie Street)
FOR ATTENTION : Ms K.B. Muregu


POST 02/04 : CHIEF DEFENCE MATÉRIEL (DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL):
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE REF NO: CDM 01/21/04
(Permanent)
SALARY :
R1 521 591 per annum (Level 15) (All-inclusive salary package).
CENTRE : ARMSCOR Building, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria.
REQUIREMENTS : An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) and a Postgraduate Qualification
(NQF level 8) in Engineering/Science/Technology Management as recognised
by SAQA. A Master’s Degree (NQF Level 9 & 10) will serve as an advantage.
Must have 8-10 years proven experience at senior managerial level within
engineering management/technology management/research and
technology/project management in a technical environment/ supply chain
management/ business process improvement /research and development
environment or related field. Must be Fully Professionally Registered. No
appointment shall be recommended without a Certificate for entry into the SMS
(The course is available at the National School of Government or following
link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry programme.
The successful candidate must have executive management experience with
strong leadership capabilities and an extensive experience in strategic and
managerial positions at an executive level. He/she must have an
understanding of the functioning of government. The successful candidate
must have an understanding of the Constitutional mandate of the Department,
the relevant government policies and legislation impacting on the Department
and its relationship with International, National, and other stakeholders.
Knowledge of the government security sector, though not essential, would be
advantageous. He/she will be expected to be innovative and have
organisational abilities, good writing skills, project management skills, and must
possess the SMS Core Management Criteria: Strategic Capability and
Leadership, Client Orientation and Customer Focus, Problem Solving and
Analysis, People Management and Empowerment, Financial management and
Change Management.
DUTIES : Serve as the Functional Authority for Defence Materiel Division in the
Department. Develop and maintain the required departmental policies,
frameworks, strategies, plans and systems appropriate for Defence Materiel
Division including the Defence Long-Term Capital and Technology Plan
aligned to the Defence Capability Development Plans. Manage technology
development projects funded by the DOD and ensure compliance to the PFMA,
Defence Act, SDA Act and other relevant statutes. Assist the Services by
providing programme oversight, guidance, and support in making
environmental indicator determinations. Implement one clean-up programme
per plan announced, including coordinating clean-up guidance with other
Departments. Establish and manage an Intangible Asset Management
function. Develop the National Defence Industry Strategy and the Defence
contribution to other National Strategies, including the Industrial Policy Action
Plan (IPAP).Direct and manage Acquisition of DoD specific materiel and
Technology Development requirements. Manage the Intellectual Property
Rights derived from Research and Development activities funded by the DOD.
Lead the interdepartmental team in establishment of the Defence Evaluation
and Research Institute. Provide support to the Defence Industry in line with the
Defence Review 2015, and the Defence Industry Strategy. Provide
administrative and expert support to the NDIC. Serve as the Functional
Authority on all Supply Chain Management in the Department. Implement
(develop & roll-out) and manage a Supply Chain GRC Framework and monitor
compliance to it. Manage and monitor the Departmental Service Level
Agreement with Armscor (SOC) (PTY) Ltd. And any other duties that may
assigned in line with the post.
ENQUIRIES : Maj General N.E. Mkhize Tel No: (012) 339 5023
APPLICATIONS : To the Department of Defence, Human Resources Division (Chief Directorate
HR Management), Private Bag X 976, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered to Bank
of Lisbon (Cnr Paul Kruger and Visagie Street)
FOR ATTENTION : Ms K.B. Muregu

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