DIRECTOR: ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R1 057 236 per annum (Level 13), (All-Inclusive Remuneration Package of 60% or 70% of the inclusive salary package must go into the basic salary)
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Business, finance and economy
  • Reference REF NO: 04/DEDECT/2021- 22/NW
  • Centre Mahikeng
  • Enquiries
    Mr. Kakona Tlhomelang Tel No: 018 388 6529
  • 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: Appropriate undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) in Degree in Entrepreneurship / Business Management / Business Economics / Social Science specializing in Community Development / International Relations. A minimum of 5 years of experience at a Middle/Senior Management level with three 3 years relevant experience in Enterprise Development Support or empowerment. Completed SMS pre-entry Certificate is compulsory. A valid driver’s license. A proven knowledge of and experience in organizing and coordinating start-up business development support services, public outreach programmes and campaigns, start up business policy advocacy programmes and stakeholder relations. Intimate knowledge of public enterprise development support priorities and legislative and policy frameworks and other prescripts applicable to Small Business Development. Applied knowledge of organisational and project management skills. Strong people skills, ability to lead and motivate teams and work in a consultative manner. Knowledge of Expanded Public Works Programme, integrated sustainable rural development and urban renewal programme. Knowledge and understanding of Economic transformation programmes. Understanding of the Transformation regulatory frameworks.ie Employment Equity Act, Black Economic Empowerment Act and 185 its Codes of good practice, Skills Development Act, Skills Levies Act, Undertaking of skills audit. Knowledge of policy development and business process management. Understanding of change, excellent analytical thinking and report writing skills. Must be prepared to travel and work long hours where necessary. DUTIES: Promote economic transformation and inclusive economy. Facilitate the participation of targeted groups in the mainstream economy. To develop lead and support the development of start-up enterprises. Develop and support economic transformation programmes targeting youth, women, people with disabilities and military veterans. Facilitate the development and ensure effective implementation of the localisation Strategy and priorities. Manage and facilitate the development of capacity for transformation within key economic sectors in the province. Conduct surveys, data analysis and implement intervention plans. Coordinate the reporting process for participants. Facilitate funding to promote and support economic transformation. Ensure coordination and facilitate participation of targeted groups (women, youth, people with disabilities and military veterans in the mainstream economy. Promote and monitor the implementation of transformation programmes. Facilitate the development of a database for vulnerable groups (i.e, youth, women, people living with disabilities and communities) within the economic sector. Create awareness on opportunities available within the economic sector for youth, people with disabilities and military veteran’s. Manage the Empowerment Fund.

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