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Apr 08, 2021

Parliamentary Officer

  • The Presidency
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

POST 11/80 : (Contract linked to the term of office of the Deputy President)
Branch Office of the Deputy President
SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13)

REQUIREMENTS :
A Senior Certificate plus Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent qualification on NQF level 7. A minimum of five (5) years’ experience at middle/senior managerial level. Process Competencies: Communication, both oral and writing, client orientation and customer focus, honesty and integrity, service delivery innovation, research capability, willing to work extended hours, when necessary, problem solving and analysis. Core Competencies: Financial management, strategic capability, leadership, program and project management, people management and empowerment, change management, quality assurance. Knowledge: in depth understanding of the Public Service Regulatory Framework, good understanding of Policy formulation processes within Government, in-depth knowledge of Parliamentary rules (NA NCOP and Joint Rules), good understanding of qualitative research methodologies, good understanding of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human modelling and leadership techniques, understanding of monitoring and evaluation methods, tools and techniques.

DUTIES :
The successful candidate will be responsible to enhance policy development, coordination and integrated strategic planning across all spheres of government through: providing research, content and analytic information support to the Deputy President as a Member of Parliament and as Leader of Government Business in discharging his executive responsibilities, monitoring the Parliamentary Programme through tracking and reporting on the legislative process in Parliament in respect of Bills, Cabinet liaison to ensure efficient processing of the Legislative programme, programme research, content support and quality assurance to the Deputy President on Parliamentary questions and other accountability matters. To facilitate effective communication between The Presidency and its stakeholders through evaluating and contributing towards the strengthening, sustaining and facilitating of operational and communication systems with stakeholders to assist the Deputy President as a Member of Parliament and as the Leader of Government Business office in the execution of his duties, conducting quality assurance of cabinet’s Legislative programme, monitoring and reporting on the quantum and timeousness of Parliamentary questions to the Executive, monitoring Parliamentary questions to the Deputy President for relevance, fortnightly submission of the LOGB report to the Cabinet, follow-up with Parliament the tasks allocated to the LOGB during Cabinet meetings, rendering advisory and liaison services to LOGB Parliamentary Liaison Officers and the Office of the Deputy President. To monitor
and evaluate the implementation of Government policies and programmes through tracking key developments within the legislative and public-policy sectors to contribute to the knowledge management in the Office of the Deputy President, monitoring strategic Parliamentary decisions and outcomes, and communicating these to the counsellor and the Deputy President, monitoring alignment between the respective programmes of the Executive and the Legislature, attend key Parliamentary meetings. To promote nation building and social cohesion and a partnership with the people towards the collective achievement of a common identity and caring society through engaging and fostering professional relationships with strategic partners and institutions (Parliament’s Executive Authority, Whippery, Questions Offices and Senior Management, and Management of the unit through oversight and reporting.

THE PRESIDENCY

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.

NOTE :
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: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/.

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.

Salary

R1 057 326 per annum

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