DIRECTOR: BOOKS AND PUBLISHING

Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R1 057 326 per annum, (an all-inclusive remuneration salary package) consisting of a basic salary (70% of the total remuneration package), State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund (13% of basic salary) and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of applicable rules and guidelines
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Library and information services
  • Reference REF NO: DSAC-06/01/2022
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Enquiries
    Mr VC Mabaso Tel No: (012) 441 3072
  • Where to submit application
  • Notes
    Please quote the reference number in the heading/ subject line. There will be no follow up emails to this address, correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Please indicate the post title/ reference number in the subject line of the email. Applications received after the closing date, as well as applications received via mail or hand delivery will NOT be considered or accepted. Applications are hereby invited from suitably and qualified persons to apply for the following positions. Applicants are advised that a new application for employment (Z83) has been in effect since 01 January 2021. The new application for employment form can be downloaded at www.dpsa.gov.za-vacancies. Applications submitted using the old Z83 form will not be considered. Ensure that you sign your Z83 before you scan it. Please use your signature or valid e-signature and not your name written in block/typed print. A Z83 not signed and initialled will be deemed a regret. The application form should be accompanied by a recent comprehensive CV; with three contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses must be indicated); Applicants must submit copies of qualifications (Matric certificate and other educational qualifications), Identity Document and Drivers licence (where required). Such copies need not be certified when applying for a post. Only send documents related to the requirements in the advert. Failure to submit the required documentation will automatically disqualify applications. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Applicants must be South African citizens or a Permanent Resident; All non-SA citizens must attach a certified copy of proof of permanent residence in South Africa. If an applicant wishes to withdraw an application, it must be done in writing. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Only shortlisted candidates for a post will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from the Department in that regard. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to employment checks and personnel suitability checks and the successful candidate will have to undergo full security vetting. The appointment will be subject to positive vetting results. We encourage all applicants to declare any criminal and or negative credits records. Short-listed candidates must avail themselves for an interview on a date, time at the venue/ method to be determined by the Department. Interviews will/ may be conducted via a virtual medium which will be discussed with each shortlisted applicant. The applicant should have the necessary data and equipment for this purpose. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract and sign an annual performance agreement. Since employees are encouraged to work remotely during the period of lockdown, the successful candidate will be required to enter into a remote working contractual agreement in order to manage accountability, performance and liabilities based on clearly agreed upon deliverables with the respective Supervisor/ Manager. 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 the DPSA Directive on the implementation of the competency-based assessments. The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency tools. NOTE: Prior to appointment for a SMS post, a candidate would be required to submit proof of completion of the Nyukela Programme: Pre-entry Certificate to Senior M

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS: An undergraduate qualification (NQF Level 7) as recognised by SAQA in African Literature /Languages/ Publishing ccoupled with five (5) years appropriate experience at a middle/ senior management level in the arts, culture and heritage sector, with relevant understanding of literary environment or books or publishing industry; A pre-entry certificate for SMS must be completed before an appointment can be considered; Experience in government administration environment and background in project management is recommended; Good understanding of PFMA and relevant government legislation and policies ; Problem solving and conflict management; Experience and ability to work in cross-functional projects / teams; Excellent coordination and project management skills; Research skills; Advanced computer literacy; Generic management competencies, including analytical and strategic capability and leadership, programme and project management, people management, empowerment and financial management; Must be in possession of a Code 08 driver’s licence. DUTIES: The purpose of this position is to promote the culture of reading and development of the books and publishing sector; Management and facilitation of Books & Publishing programmes; Coordinate creation of relevant committees for the enhancement of Books and Publishing Industry; Ensure successful implementation of Literary projects/programmes following the necessary project management processes; Development and execution of Books & Publishing policy; Host internal consultation processes for adoption of the strategy/policy; Ensure implementation of the strategy/policy on the projects run by the Unit; Human and Financial resource management; General administrative and operational functions.

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