• Reference Number : refs/008591
  • Number of Posts : 1
  • Package : R 1 057 326 – 1 245 495 per annum plus (all inclusive remuneration package)
  • Enquiries : Ms Sylvia Mtshali: Tel No: (011) 355 6280

Requirements :

An appropriate NQF level 7 qualification in Social Science. An appropriate postgraduate qualification in the Social Sciences will be an added advantage. 5-10 years relevant functional experience in middle management with proven managerial skills, 3 years of which should be in the public sector environment. The successful candidate must possess strong strategic, leadership, and management skills. A good understanding of government priorities and knowledge of the South African political landscape and the socio-economic environment within which Public Service delivery takes place. S/he should possess a good knowledge of Government policies and Prescripts. S/he should have experience in research, policy development, formulation and analysis as well experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams.

Key Competencies:

Policy analysis, formulation and research; analytical and problem-solving skills; Good communication (written and verbal), financial management, programme and project management, people management and empowerment skills. Service delivery innovation and strategic planning skills with a strong focus on client orientation.


Diplomacy, ability to work under pressure, in a team and independently and to cope with a high workload discipline. S/he must be assertive, innovative and creative.

Duties :

As part of the senior management team in the Office of the Premier, the incumbent will be responsible for the overall management and/or coordination of the following functions: Provide strategic and technical policy and research advice, and co-ordinate support to Departments in the Social Cluster on Executive Council matters. Manage the development and coordination of the Social Cluster Cabinet Programme (Executive Council programme) and identify issues that require the collective consideration of the Social Cluster in line with the provincial strategic priorities; Executive Council decisions and from environmental scans on socio-economic and development issues related to the social sector. Provide leadership of the Directorate, ensure that performance targets of the directorate are achieved and manage resources efficiently and effectively in accordance with Public Service policies and prescripts and ensure sound human resources management.

Notes :

Applicants should also note the following:

• All shortlisted 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 committee will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment. The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. • The successful candidate will be required to conclude an annual performance agreement within three (3) months upon commencement of duty. • The appointment of the successful candidate is subject to the issuing of a positive security clearance at the level of Secret by the State Security Agency. The incumbent will be required to disclose her/his financial interest in accordance with the prescribed regulations. NB. Requirement for all posts, Nyukela Programme: Pre-entry Certificate to Senior Management Services as endorsed by DPSA which is an online course, endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into the SMS and the full details can be sourced by the following link: Qualifications will be verified (It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).


Qualifying applicants should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, New Application Form (Z83), which can be found on the, certified copies of qualifications and at least three (3) contactable referees quoting the relevant reference number on the Disability Connect website, in person to The Director: Internal Human Resources Management, Ms Merles Motlhabane, Office of the Premier, 65 Ntemi Piliso Street, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg 2001 or by mail to Private Bag x 61 Marshalltown,2107,, or email

Employer : Gauteng Treasury

Location : Johannesburg

Closing Date : 03-05-2021

Criteria Questions
Are you in possession of an appropriate NQF level 7 qualification in Social Science?
Do you have 5 to 10 years relevant functional experience at Middle Management level of which 3 years is in the Public Services?

Please Note :

  • Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.

Please note: 

Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.


Download Z83 here