The Department of Health is registered with the Department of Labour as a designated Employer and
the filling of the following posts will be in line with the Employment Equity Act (including people with

APPLICATIONS : The Director-General, National Department of Health, Private Bag X828,
Pretoria. 0001. Hand delivered applications may be submitted at
Reception (Brown application Box), Civitas Building, corner of Thabo
Sehume (formerly known as Andries) and Struben streets. Pretoria. OR
emailed to:, quoting the reference number.
CLOSING DATE : 07 December 2020
NOTE : All short-listed candidates for SMS posts 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 (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. Applications should be submitted on form
Z83 obtainable from any Public Service Department, and should be
accompanied by a CV (previous experience must be comprehensively
detailed) and certified copies of qualification certificates (including Senior
Certificate/Grade 12 certificate regardless of the qualification requirement
indicated in the advert), service certificates, including ID and driver’s
licence. No faxed applications will be considered. Applications received
after the closing date and those that do not comply with the requirements
will not be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign
qualifications and national certificates (where applicable) evaluated by the
South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves
the right not to fill the posts. The successful candidate will be subjected to
personnel suitability checks and other vetting procedures. Applicants are
respectfully informed that correspondence will be limited to short-listed
candidates only. If notification of an interview is not received within three
(3) months after the closing date, candidates may regard their application
as unsuccessful. The Department will not be liable where applicants use
incorrect/no reference number(s) on their applications.


Branch: HIV/AIDS, TB, Maternal and Child Health
SALARY : R1 521 591 per annum (An all-inclusive remuneration package) (basic
salary consists of 60% of total package, the State’s contribution to the
Government Employee’s Pension Fund (13% of basic salary) and a
flexible portion). The flexible portion of the package can be structured
according to Senior Management Service Guidelines.
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : An undergraduate qualification and a post-graduate NQF8 qualification in
Health Sciences, a qualification in MBCHB, as recognised by SAQA. A
minimum of eight (8) years’ experience at a senior management level.
Experience must include health policy development and implementation.
Good strategic leadership, strong clinical and management
(administrative) skills. Communication (written, liaison and verbal) skills.
A good record of accomplishment of managing strategic
programmes/projects of national scope. Knowledge of accounting and
internal auditing, revenue, expenditure, assets and liability management
as well as transactional and developmental finance. Knowledge of
government protocols, processes and regulations. High level of ability to
analyse, synthesise information, and formulate policies and strategies.
Willingness to travel frequently and work long irregular hours. Ability to
function under pressure. A valid driver’s licence. N.B. With effect from 01
April 2020, all applicants into SMS positions are required to have enrolled
for an on-line SMS Pre-entry Certificate offered by the National School of

DUTIES : Develop a policy framework and monitor the implementation and
management of; HIV/AIDS programmes, Women’s, Maternal and
National TB Control programme as well as develop a policy framework to
facilitate the implementation of quality norms and standards for the health
and development of children and youth. Provide strategic leadership and
overall management of resources. Facilitate a risk management process
in the Department.

ENQUIRIES : Ms VM Rennie on Tel No: (012) 395-8503 / 083 770 3682

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