Mar 12, 2021

Deputy Director: Water Sector Collaboration

  • Department of Water and Sanitation
  • Bloemfontein, South Africa
Full time Executive

Job Description

Post 08/123 : Ref No: 190321/05
Branch: Chief Operations Office: Free State: Water Sector Support
Salary: R869 007 per annum (Level 12), (All-inclusive package)

A National Diploma or Degree in Development Studies/Public Management/Environmental Science. Three (3) to five (5) years junior management experience in an Integrated Water Resource environment. A valid driver’s license. (Attach a copy). Knowledge and experience in ISD and IGR. Experience in Community engagements and public participation. Experience in local government support programmes and strategic engagements with stakeholders e.g. Premiers, EXCO, Mayors Forums, MM’s Forums and sector departments forums will be an added advantage. Practical experience in developing strategic documents like Ministers briefing notes, speeches, annual performance plan, operational plans etc. Working experience in Water Services Data collections and advice on strategy to on corrective measures. Programme, project management, change management experience. Knowledge and understanding of business and management principles. Knowledge of strategic planning, resources allocation and human resources. Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act, project management and Water legislations. Problem solving, analysis, strategic capabilities and leadership skills. Knowledge management, Service delivery and innovation. People Management and Empowerment. Client orientation and customer focus skills. Good communication skills both verbal and written. Accountability and ethical conduct.

Co-ordinate stakeholder and engagement and management in the water sector by ensuring co-operation through forums; committees. Implement policies of integrated water sector for component by developing and sharing a vision and mission for the section. Develop and implement performance improvement suggestion scheme. Advices top management and the legislature, as well as relevant sector bodies, on policies and strategies relevant to the section. Communicate with stakeholders and empower stakeholders on departmental policies; Develop the Business Plan/Operational plans for the Sub- Directorate, ensure and manage implementation thereof. Promote sector advocacy through dissemination of information on key sector programmes. Plan and execute IGR/Stakeholders Engagement plans. Manage relationship with the stakeholders. Plan and develop meetings with the stakeholders. Establish partnerships for departmental programmes. Implement strategic objectives of the component. Monitor progress on the implementation of programmes related to intergovernmental relations. Manage community participation programmes. Plan and develop community participation programmes. Responsible for water Services Monitoring. Attend to water and sanitation services customer complaints. Engage community in the departmental programmes and projects through community water sector forums and empower forums. People management. Financial management for the sub-directorate. Represent the Department at IGR platforms.

APPLICATIONS : Free State (Bloemfontein): Please email your applications quoting the relevant reference number to email


NOTE : Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the e-mail address specified on each post.

Applications must be submitted using the newly implemented Z83 form obtainable on the Department of Water and Sanitations website, under career opportunities or the DPSA website, under vacancies in the Public Service (point 4) and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as copies of qualifications and Identity document (all documents must be submitted in one email in a PDF format.

The attachment/s, may not exceeding 10mb) Subject title on the email must clearly display the reference number of the post applied for.

Applicants should forward applications to the correct email address of the post as wrong emailed applications will not be considered.

No late, applications will be accepted.

Original/certified copies must be produced by only shortlisted candidates during the interview date.

A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will not be considered.

All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment.

A pre-entry certificate obtained from the National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants.

Candidates will be required to complete a financial disclosure form and undergo a security clearance.

Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must provide a police clearance certificate from country of origin.

The Department of Water Sanitation is an equal opportunity employer.

In the filling of vacant posts, the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

If you do not hear from us within two (2) months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The department reserves the right not to fill these positions.

Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Targets.


R869 007 per annum

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