Republic of SA Government Communication & Information Systems-Deputy Director-General: Corporate Services

To apply

  • Applicants with disabilities are welcome to apply.
  • Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment form (Z.83). Please print and complete the form or obtain it from any Public Service department.
  • The completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document (certification stamp should not be older than three months).
  • Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification).
  • Forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number and the name of the publication in which you saw this advertisement, to: The DG of Government Communication and Information System, Private Bag X745, Pretoria, 0001, or hand delivered to Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Frances Baard Street (corner Festival Street), Hatfield, Pretoria, for attention Mr S Ndlovu.

GCIS is an equal opportunity employer and practicing affirmative action employment. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender, disability) in the department through filling these posts.

Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within one month after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The successful candidate must disclose to the DG particulars of all registrable financial interests, sign a performance agreement and employment contract with the DG within three months from the date of assumption of duty and obtain a top secret security clearance. All appointments are subject to the verification of educational qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks and security vetting.

Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend generic managerial competency assessment.


Deputy Director-General: Corporate Services

Ref No: 3/1/5-20/51
Centre: Pretoria
Salary: R1 521 591 per annum (All-inclusive salary package) of which 30% may be structured according to the individual’s needs.

Requirements: Envisaged for appointment to this position is a seasoned and experienced Senior Manager with a minimum of eight (8) to ten (10) years’ experience at Senior Managerial Level. A valid driver’s license. Certificate: Nyukela Public Service SMS Pre-Entry Programme. An undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) and a post graduate qualification (NQF level 8) in Bachelor of Administration, Human Resource Management/ Development, Business Administration, Public Management or equivalent qualification as recognised by SAQA which is related/relevant to the duties mentioned below. Excellent writing skills with extensive report writing experience. Strong Financial, People Management skills and Computer Skills. Experience in any of the following fields: Corporate Services, Human Resources, Strategic Planning and Performance Management, Information Technology Management and Finance. Process Competencies: Knowledge Management, Service Delivery Innovation, Problem Solving and Analysis, Client Orientation and Customer Focus, Communication. Required Core Competencies: Strategic Capacity and Leadership, People Management and Empowerment, Financial Management, Change Management, Programme and project Management.

Duties: Provide effective strategic leadership and management to the Branch: Corporate Services to the Department. Ensures and oversee that all Chief Directorates and Directorates reporting under Corporate Services provides adequate support to the Department in line with its mandate, vision and mission. Lead and manage the following Chief Directorates and Directorates: Human Resources, Strategic Planning and Performance Management, Information Technology Management, Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Legal Services. The Head of this Branch must also deputies for the Director-General in providing leadership in Government communication. Carry out all functions delegated to him/her by the DG. Develop and implement various strategies and policies to improve service delivery within and outside the department, including capacity of the organisation to cope with change. Co-ordinates the planning and implementation of strategies and policies aimed at improving service delivery. Plan and report to various stakeholders including parliament, audit and risk Committees. Develop Business and Strategic Plans for the Branch. Ensures that structures and governance processes are in place and aligned to achieve the strategic objectives of the Department. Strongly lead line managers in spearheading restructuring and change management process of the Department. Ensure compliance of the Branch and the Department at large with general Government regulatory legislation and framework applicable to the work of the Chief Directorate and Directorates reporting under the Branch: Corporate Services. Develops and maintain effective monitoring systems and mechanisms.

Closing date: 21 August 2020
Enquiries: Ms Z Ngwenya: 012 473 0472


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