Mar 26, 2021

Director: Social Protection Services

  • Statistics South Africa
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

Director: Social Protection Services (South African National Statistics System (SANSS)

REF NO: 32/03/21HO
SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13) (All-inclusive package)

A three-year tertiary qualification (NQF 7 SAQA recognised) in Statistics, Social Sciences, Demography, Economics and or Econometrics. At least six years proven experience in the statistical production processes, data collection, survey methodology and report writing. Training in project management, and statistical analysis. Extensive knowledge on the need for monitoring and evaluation systems and the purpose they serve. Extensive experience in official and national statistics. Five (5) years of experience at a middle management level. Knowledge of MS Office Suite. Knowledge of SAS or any other statistical packages. A valid driver’s license.

Provide technical support and advice to entities of the NSS within the social protection services sector. Ensure coordination and alignment of production of social protection statistics. Ensure establishment of clearance protocol for social protection statistics. Ensure development and reviewing of social protection annual plans and sector strategies for the directorate. Manage staff, budget and other resources.


Stats SA provides scientific knowledge that enables society to understand complex socio-economic phenomena. It draws its mandate from the Statistics Act, 1999 (Act No 6 of 1999).

Stats SA strives to excel in the following five competencies: Intellectual capability to lead the scientific work of statistics, Technological competence for purposes of large-scale processing and for complex computations and accessibility of information to the public, Logistical competence for deployment of (forward and reverse) logistics of large-scale field operations and for strategic choices regarding operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness, Political competence in understanding the political environment without being political or Politicised (commitment of delivery without fear or favour), Administrative competence: The ability of bringing it all together.

APPLICATIONS : All applications must be submitted online on the following link:

NOTE : Applications must be a submitted online and must be completed in full on all fields including the declaration part.

Clear indication of the post and reference number that is being applied for must be stated.

A recent, comprehensive CV, specifying all qualifications and experience, with respective dates and certified copies of qualifications and ID must be uploaded on the system.

General information: Candidates whose appointments promote representativity in terms of race, gender and disability will receive preference.

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.

The shortlisted candidate(s) will be required to undergo a Competency Assessment and must be available for interviews at a date and time determined by Statistics South Africa.

One of the minimum entry requirement for SMS position is the pre-entry certificate.

The successful candidate(s) will be required to sign an annual performance agreement, disclose his/her financial interests and be subjected to security clearance.

Applications that do not comply with the requirements will not be taken into consideration.

If you have not received a response from this Department within three months of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Note: Statistics South Africa reserves the right to fill or not fill the below-mentioned posts.


R1 057 326 per annum

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