Mar 26, 2021

Director: Information Services

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

Job Description

Director: Information Services (South African National Statistics System (SANSS)

Ref No: 35/03/21HO

SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13) (All-inclusive package)

A three-year tertiary qualification (NQF 7 SAQA recognised) in Information Technology (IT), Statistics, or Social Science. Five (5) years of experience at a middle management level. Knowledge, understanding, and experience of international and national development frameworks. Knowledge, understanding, and experience of the need for indicator technical metadata to develop visualisations. Knowledge, understanding, and experience of the international standard called SDMX. Database and System development. Extensive knowledge, and experience in statistical production using the statistics value chain. A valid driver’s license.

Ensure implementation of systems to update all development indicators.Manage the development and maintenance of indicator dissemination portal. Ensure development and maintenance of NSS catalogue of data sources for dissemination. Ensure development of indicator visualisation for dissemination.

Ensure development of SDMX compliant DSDs and MSDs. Ensure
development of operational plans, policies and procedures within the
directorate. Liaise with inter


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.

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