CHIEF DIRECTOR: ECONOMIC PLANNING, TRADE AND SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R1 2 511 83 per annum (Level 14), All-Inclusive Remuneration Package of 60% or 70% of the inclusive salary package must go into the basic salary.
  • Qualifications Diploma
  • Industry Business, finance and economy
  • Reference REF NO: 01/DEDECT/2021-22/NW
  • Centre Mahikeng
  • Enquiries
    Mr Lufuno Tshikovhi Tel No: 018 388 1178
  • Where to submit application
  • Notes
    NOTE: The North West Department of Economic Development, Environment Conservation, and Tourism is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment, especially in respect of race, gender and disability. White males and females are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted on a newly prescribed Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service Department, which must be signed and dated (an unsigned and not dated Z83 form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV, as well as, copies of all educational qualification/s.( Matriculation Certificate must also be attached), ID document and driver’s licence (where applicable), including the details of at least three contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the applicant).Only shortlisted candidates for a post will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview. Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their application. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by 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 three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks (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. The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). No faxed, and late applications will be considered. 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. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection committee will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency-based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA competency assessment tools. Applications: Complete application forms and supporting documents, quoting the relevant reference number, should be forwarded as follows

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS: Relevant and appropriate recognised Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) NQF 8 in the field of Business Economics or Economics or Trade and Investment. Postgraduate qualification(s) in the mentioned field of study will be an added advantage. Extensive experience in the field of economic development, export and investment promotion. Knowledge and understanding of the sector and industry development. Experience of conducting research. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in related working field at Senior Management Service (SMS) level in the Public Service or equivalent to SMS level in the Private Sector. Valid driver’s license. Pre-entry Certificate for SMS is compulsory. Financial management, Strategic capability and leadership, Programme and Project management, Change management, Knowledge Management, Service delivery Innovation, Problem solving and Analysis, People 183 management and Empowerment, Client orientation and customer focus, Communication, Honesty and Integrity. Computer literacy. DUTIES: Develop and implement interventions and strategies to stimulate economic growth and development through industry development, trade and investment promotion. Facilitate and coordinate the development of the major Provincial economic sectors (agro processing, manufacturing, mining beneficiation, tourism and green economy). Facilitate the support to industries in order to contribute to the acceleration of economic growth rate. Address the millennium development goals, national and provincial goals of job creation and the constitutional mandate. Facilitate and undertake research that will inform the development and review of economic development plans, policies and strategies in alignment with national and provincial priorities. Conduct research and feasibility studies on prospective projects in terms of, inter alia, technical, socio-economic, environmental and financial management and market processes to aid decision-making about the type of project support and links to sector development. Manage the implementation of broad economic strategies and other imperative initiatives to transform the provincial economy .e.g. Special Economic Zones (SEZ), Black industrialists and Industrial parks. Develop and implement key economic sectors strategies that influence provincial economy growth and development. Facilitate and manage creation of an enabling environment for key Provincial industries that have the potential to significantly contribute to job creation, skills development, establishment and growth of small medium and large business and support BBBEE through rural and township economy within the four districts of the Province. To enhance the competitiveness of the province’s priority economic sectors and ensure that they can compete within a global, continental and international scale. Manage strategic projects and partnership/service level agreements with key stakeholders in provincial prioritised economic sectors and ensure that are successful completed within budgetary timelines and performance requirements. Manage the performance of the Chief Directorate.

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