ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: RESEARC

Full Time Human Settlements Eastern Cape in Provincial Government
  • Post Date: Aug 3, 2022
  • Apply Before : Aug 15, 2022
  • Salary: R47,709,010.00 / Annual
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Job Details

  • Offered Salary RR477 090 per annum (Level 10) per annum (Level 10)
  • Qualifications Diploma
  • Industry Human and social issues
  • Reference REF NO: DHS07/08/2022
  • Centre Head Office: East London
  • Enquiries
    W. Hartzenberg Tel No: 043 711 9685
  • Where to submit application
    Directions to candidates: Applicants must apply using e-Recruitment system which is available on https://erecruitment.ecotp.gov.za, to report technical glitches or for assistance regarding the system and/or activation of your profile, send an email to: [email protected] (NB: Do not send CV’s to this email). The system is available 24/7 and closes at 23:59 pm on the closing date. However, the technical support is given within working hours and weekdays only i.e. between 08:00-16:30 from Monday to Thursday and between 08:00-16:00 on Fridays. Should you submit your applications to [email protected] and not as specified above – your application will be regarded as lost and will not be considered. NB: The Department will also allow hand delivered/walk-ins/postage applications. Your applications must be addressed to -The Director: Human Resource Management, Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements, Private Bag X13008, Cambridge, 5206 (for postage) and Steve Tshwete House, 31-33 Phillip Frame Road (in front of SARS) Waverly Park, Chiselhurst, East London (for hand delivery and courier
  • Notes
    Applications must be submitted on a duly complete New Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.dpsa.gov.za/documents. Applicants are not required to submit copies of qualifications and other relevant documents on application but must submit a fully completed signed Z83 form and detailed Curriculum Vitae. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other relevant documents to HR on or before the day of the interview. Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of his/her Permanent Residence Permit to his/her application. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within six (6) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Selected candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of twelve (12) months. Misrepresentation in the application documents will result in automatic disqualification and disciplinary action in the event the candidate has already been appointed. The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). Persons with disability and people from previously disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply. Employment equity targets of the department will be adhered to. For SMS (Senior Management Service) Posts: In terms of DPSA Directive on compulsory capacity development, mandatory training and minimum entry requirements for members of the Senior Management Level for SMS appointments. It is a requirement for applicants to produce or attach a pre-entry Certificate for entry into the SMS posts and the full details can be sourced by following the link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme. Applications received after closing date will not be considered.

Job Description

REQUIRMENTS: National Senior Certificate, National Diploma (NQF level 6)/B. Degree (NQF level 7) in Human Settlements/Social Science/Public Management/Public Administration/Development studies or equivalent with 3 years’ working experience at supervisory level. Knowledge of research project planning and execution process with good understanding of applied research, research findings dissemination process, monitoring and evaluation, government policies and planning systems, government programme of action, public service framework, human settlements policies and regulations, information management and performance framework, settlements policies and regulations, information management and performance management. Must possess a valid drivers licence. DUTIES: Conduct research into the housing and human settlement sector. Compile the business plan for the execution of research on identified areas of specific research projects in support of policy development and programme development. Liaise with research partners and stakeholders and maintain a database of relevant institutions. Gather relevant information sources and verify data contributions. Maintain proper mechanisms for data collection and storage. Analyse information, form conclusions and report on findings for consumption and utilization. Administer proper reporting process. Ensure timely and adequate dissemination of research findings. Maintain a database/repository of researched material in a consumable and user-friendly format. Report on a regular basis on researched products through established reporting lines and mechanisms for tracking research applications. Maintain mechanisms for controlling access to and classification of information. Monitor, evaluate and follow-up on research findings. Administer alignment of business and project plans with research findings and recommendations. Maintain mechanisms for monitoring of utilisation application of research findings and recommendations in practice. Ensure adequate co-ordination, interaction and feedback. Intervene timely and/or on an ad-hoc basis with follow-up research and recommendations for utilisation in practice. Institute follow-up procedures and reviews. Manage the allocated resources of the sub-directorate. Ensure sound employment relations. Quality control of the work delivered by the subordinates. Advising subordinates about all aspects of the work. Manage the performance and conduct of subordinates and research section. Ensure that subordinates are trained and developed to be able to deliver work of the required standard efficiently and effectively through the utilisation of inter alia, knowledge management. This would include providing mentorship and guidance to subordinates to assist them to integrate theory and practice, and to develop appropriate skills. Establish, implement and maintain efficient and effective communications arrangements in the unit. The development and management of the work plan of the unit and reporting on progress as required. Skills And Competencies: Facilitation, report writing, presentation, research, computer literacy, negotiation, networking, analytical, financial, project management, strategic planning and motivational skills

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