Apr 08, 2021

Director: Strategic Management

  • The Presidency
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

POST 11/81 : Chief Directorate: Office of the Chief Operations Officer
SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13) (All-inclusive remuneration package)

A Senior Certificate plus an appropriate Bachelor’s degree in Social or Public Management or equivalent qualification (NQF level 7) plus a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a middle/senior managerial level.

Core competencies: Communication, both oral and writing; client orientation and customer focus; honesty and integrity and service delivery innovation. Knowledge management: Financial management; problem solving and analysis; operational capability leadership; program and project management; people management and empowerment; change management; Public Service Regulatory Framework; Policy formulation process within Government; business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resource modelling and leadership technique; and monitoring and evaluation methods, tools and techniques.

The successful candidate will oversee the execution and compliance of strategic planning and annual operational planning process; oversee and monitor the performance of The Presidency on a quarterly and annually basis; compile the inyear and the end-of –year performance information reports to ensure that policies and procedures are maintained for performance information so as to keep them relevant and updated with all legislative changes; oversee quarterly performance review sessions to enable to Accounting Officer an opportunity to interface with management to access the achievement of the performance targets and predetermined commitments against action plan; interact with Budget Office and Human Resource with regards to aligning the operational plan with the resource plans therefore compile all necessary performance information in appropriate inputs for the ENE and AENE; inputs into HR plans etc; quality assure the performance information before the presentation to the Executive Authority, Accounting Officer, Branch Heads, Audit Committee, National Treasury, Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Auditor-General; and ensure a safe storage of performance information for the purpose of publishing quality data. Coordinate and oversee the evaluation of Presidency programmes in line with the approved Departmental Evaluation Plan, as well as coordinating the evaluation function in line with the National Evaluation Planning Framework


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 057 326 per annum

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