Apr 08, 2021

Chief Director: Strategy and Special Projects

  • The Presidency
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

SALARY : R1 251 183 per annum (Level 14) (All-inclusive remuneration package

A Senior Certificate plus Post-graduate (NQF level 7) in Political or Management Science or equivalent qualification. Minimum of 5 years’ senior managerial experience in the field management. Core competencies: Communication, both oral and writing. Client orientation and customer focus. Honesty and integrity. Service delivery innovation. Willing to work extended hours, when necessary. Ability to work under pressure and to juggle multiple tasks on tight deadlines. Problem solving and analysis. Knowledge management. Financial management. Strategic capability leadership. Program and project management. People management and empowerment. Change Management. Knowledge: Good understanding of Policy formulation process within Government. Demonstrated ability to manage a broad scope of projects, to coordinate the activities, and to interface with a wide range of stakeholders both within and outside government. In depth understanding of the Public Service Regulatory Framework. Good understanding of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resource modelling and leadership techniques. Demonstrated ability to conduct complex analyses to provide essential information necessary for operational decision-making. Understanding of monitoring and evaluation methods, tools and techniques. Proven ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and graphic means. Strong team orientation, collaborative style and inclusive approach to engaging stakeholders across spectrum. Ability to synthesise widely divergent viewpoints and interests.

Provide project management, strategic planning, and implementation support to further the delivery of strategic initiatives and assigned responsibilities to the Deputy President; Ensure the implementation of responsibilities delegated to the Deputy President is aligned to the priorities set by the President, and the strategic direction as provided by the Deputy President; Ensure that meetings of the statutory and other bodies the President chairs and/or participates in are organised and achieve their purpose; Ensure that the Deputy President’s initiatives aimed at improving the performance of government service delivery are implemented; Coordinate with project teams and ensure that special projects delegated to the Deputy President are implemented in collaboration with government departments, state agencies and partners outside the state; Ensure that the quality of all documentation submitted to the Deputy President is of an acceptable level, to assist the Deputy President in his coordination and decision making roles; Contribute to new areas of focus around social development issues, including on social cohesion, social inclusion, gender, youth, and vulnerable groups; Organise regular interactions between the Deputy President and important stakeholders in society and Nedlac social partners; Monitor the implementations of internal decisions and public commitment of the Deputy President; Prepare briefing notes in preparationof Cabinet and statutory meetings; Responsible for human resources, the unit Operational Plan and the budget.


The Presidency is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability).

The candidature of persons whose transfer/appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.

Candidates will be subjected to a security clearance up to the

level of “Top Secret”.

APPLICATIONS : The Presidency, Private Bag x1000, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand deliver at Government
Avenue, Union Buildings, Pretoria.

Applications must be submitted on the improved Z83 form (Employment application form) which must be fully completed and compulsory to be signed and dated, accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, ID as well as a recent updated comprehensive CV with at least names of three (3) referees with current contact details in order to be considered.

Certification of all qualifications and ID document must not be older than six (6) months.

All qualifications will be verified.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and furnish this Department with an evaluation certificate from SAQA.

The mandatory requirements for appointment at Senior Management Service (SMS) level will be the completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry programme as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG).

Applicants should therefore have proof that they have registered for the Pre-Entry Certificate, which can be accessed using the following link:

All shortlisted SMS candidates 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, be required to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments).

The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools.

Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.

If you have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a pre-employment screening and a Top Secret security vetting to determine the suitability of a person for employment.

Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered.

In addition, the successful candidates will have to disclose their financial interests.

The successful candidates will be required to enter into employment contracts and a performance agreement.


R1 251 183 per annum

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