APPLICATIONS : Applications must be sent to: The Department of Planning, Monitoring and
Evaluation (DPME), Attention: Human Resource Admin & Recruitment, by
email to (please quote the relevant post and reference
number) or hand delivered at 330 Grosvenor Street, Hatfield, Pretoria.
CLOSING DATE : 11 December 2020 @ 16:30 pm
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 (Nyukela
Certificate) 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: 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.



One-year contract
Office of the Director-General
SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13). (All-inclusive salary package per annum)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate qualification (NQF 7) Administration/Business
Management/Project Management/ Communication/ Public
Administration/Management or any appropriate equivalent qualification with 6
years’ experience in project/programme management (5 Years at MMS level).
An NQF 8 and training in Project Management will serve as an added
advantage. Must have in-depth knowledge and skills to coordinate and manage
programmes and projects and must be able to manage more than one project
at a time. Must have knowledge of government prescripts, policies, practices,
and government programmes; programme and project management
methodology and experience in coordinating government programmes and/or
strategic projects. Ability to work in cross/functional projects/teams, excellent
co-ordination and project management skills, good understanding of
government initiatives and the role of information in government decisionmaking. Demonstrated strategic and operational management ability and
experience. Good interpersonal relations and written & verbal communication
skills. A sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (especially Ms Excel
and Ms Projects) are essential. 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 pressure and
stressful situations. Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality.

DUTIES : The successful incumbent will be responsible to coordinate, monitor and report
on Departmental Programmes and Strategic Projects. Coordinate Programme
and Strategic project priorities and resources and conduct regular audits of
programme and project performance and ensure completeness of programme
and project information. Prepare and update programme and project plans and
status reports. This entails providing support to the Director-General through
coordinating Departmental Programmes and Strategic Projects and monitoring
the implementation of the programmes and projects. Produce quality
programmes and strategic project performance reports and developing &
strengthening of partnerships at departmental / provincial and district levels to
extend DPME’s on-the-ground monitoring capability.
Monitoring/recommending of the Office of the DG’s statutory responsibilities in
terms of PSA and PFMA. Ensuring effective and efficient business/operational
and performance annual planning for the Office of the DG and providing
effective and efficient management/supervision of staff, procurement,
equipment and facilities within the Office of the DG in a supportive role.

ENQUIRIES : Kindly contact Ms Sibongile Mbeleki in connection with the post, applications
and advertisement, Tel No: (012) 312- 0451.

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