NOTE: Applications must consist of a fully completed and signed Z83 form; a recent comprehensive CV; contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses must be indicated); the relevant reference number must be quoted on the application. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). All non-SA citizens must attach a certified copy of proof of permanent residence in South Africa. All short listed candidates will be required to submit certified copies of their identity document and qualifications before the interviews. During the interview the shortlisted candidates might be required to write a technical exercise test that is relevant to the post. The National School of Government reserves the right not to make an appointment. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.
CLOSING DATE: 24 November 2017
POST 01: DEPUTY DIRECTOR: INDUCTION (Ref: NSG 11/2017) Chief Directorate: Induction
SALARY: An inclusive remuneration package commencing at R657 558.00 per annum, comprising basic salary (70%75% of package), contribution to the Government Employee Pension Fund (15% of basic salary) and a flexible portion (salary level 11)
REQUIREMENTS: A relevant Degree/Diploma. Experience in Human Resources Management and Development or Public. Administration. Good project and people management skills. Ability to deliver within time frames as reflected in project plans. Good communication and liaison skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels. Report writing skills. Research skills. Planning and time management Analytical skills, problem-solving skills. Monitoring and Evaluation skills. Negotiation skills. Team work. Client orientation and customer focus skills. Change management skills .Good written and verbal skills; A good theoretical and practical knowledge of managing induction training projects on a large scale; knowledge of a range of methodologies for training and learning; good administration and management skills; project management capability; ability to write project proposals; ability to manage and track training projects, knowledge of procurement procedures; Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite. Knowledge of curriculum design and development. Professionalism. Confidence, Integrity, Diplomacy, Assertiveness, Resilience, Flexibility and zeal.
DUTIES: Manage individual and organizational training providers that deliver induction training and development programmes in national and provincial departments and collaboratively with local government. Ensure that capacity exists (recruitment of IIC’s) in client departments for the delivery of induction training interventions. Make recommendations on the quality of training material, scheduling. Train trainers who are tasked with the delivery of induction training interventions. Collaborate with curriculum design unit in the development of content. Support the M&E unit to analyse training evaluation questionnaires and recommend appropriate interventions. Identify all stakeholders involved in the delivery of induction training and keep them abreast of policy and process developments. Conduct research on appropriate training methodologies and advise accordingly. Conduct training learning networks with stakeholders, trainers and IICs. Manage the sub-directorate in terms of human resources and financial responsibilities.
ENQUIRIES: Ms L Lepan, (012) 441-6088
POST 02: X 2 DEPUTY DIRECTOR: MARKETING AND SALES FOR ONE YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT (REF: NSG 12/2017) Chief Directorate: Marketing
SALARY: An inclusive remuneration package commencing at R657 558.00 per annum, (salary level 11).
REQUIREMENTS: A degree or equivalent in Marketing and or Business Development. At least 3-5 years ‘functionalist specialist experience in a business development or marketing/sales/ environment. Competence in Public Relations will be an added advantage. Valid driver’s licence. Knowledge &Skills: In depth knowledge and understanding of sales and marketing principles. Good knowledge of the public service and its legislative frameworks. High level of knowledge Business Development processes, training needs analysis & the public service decision-making processes. Needs to understand the product and how it will address training needs of departments. Communications/Skills: Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Excellent negotiation and presentation skills. Excellent customer/stakeholder relationship management skills. Customer service excellence. Persona Attributes: Strong persuasive skills. Ability to build/maintain solid long-term relationships with clients. Project Management skills. Innovative. Professionalism. Confidence. Integrity. Diplomacy. Assertiveness and a high degree of self-motivation. Resilience and ability to manage work pressure. Display professional demeanour. Willing to work additional hours and travel extensively
DUTIES: Effective Marketing and Sales initiatives of the NSG products and services. Growth of excising client base and meeting both base and stretch targets. Interpret and implement the NSG Marketing Strategy. Conduct Market Research and Segmentation. Maintain and manage business and lasting relationships with key stakeholders and constantly promote the good image of the NSG. Translate market intelligence findings into NSG business and clear ability to interpret and translate MPAT, AG and OPC reports. Develop relationships with various public service departments in an effort to secure bulk deals. Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts in the public service. Locate and/or propose potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and pursuing opportunities. Research and remain abreast of competitor product developments. Identify content acquisition opportunities. Assist in closing new business deals. Explore other revenue generating opportunities. Regular engagements with NSG Streams and Contact Centre to ensure up-to-date course content and follow-up on quotations not yet converted into bookings. Secure and manage Memorandum of Agreements (MOA’s). Manage and secure signed MOA’s with key client departments. Project manage MoA’s in relation to training (closing the deal) by establishing and managing project teams for MOA’s already agreed/finalised and signed. Compile status reports on MOAs on a quarterly basis and as and when required. Disseminate product knowledge based on research outputs (identified through TNA) in departments and local government. Assist in marketing campaigns to increase awareness of the product/services of NSG. Develop advertising and promotional material. Contribute to the crafting of the business plan based on professional knowledge and experience. Contribute to the divisional sales plan by providing details on prospects, current client interactions, list of opportunities, pipeline of new business, challenges and mitigation of challenges and all issues related to executing of annual plan. Liaising with management ensuring sales targets are met.
ENQUIRIES: Ms Z Lamati, (012) 441-6019
POST 04: X 4 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: MARKETING AND SALES FOR ONE YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT (Ref: NSG 13/2017) Chief Directorate: Marketing
SALARY: (Salary level 9) commencing at R334, 545 per annum plus 37 percent
REQUIREMENTS: A degree or equivalent in Marketing and or Business Development. At least 3 – 5 years relevant administrative experience in business development, marketing/sales. Competence in Public Relations will be an added advantage. Valid driver’s licence. Knowledge &Skills: Knowledge and skills of marketing products and services. Good knowledge and understanding of marketing and sales principles. Basic knowledge on consumer behavior. Ability to maintain the department’s stability and reputation by complying with regulations and professional ethics. Knowledge of Business Development processes, training needs analysis & the public service decision making processes. Needs to understand the NSG products and how it will address training needs of departments. Display professional demeanour. Willing to work additional hours and travel extensively. Communications/Skills: Good communication skills (written and verbal). Good presentation skills. Ability to Negotiate. Customer/stakeholder relationship management skills. Persuasive skills. Ability to build/maintain solid long-term relationships with client. Basic Projects management skills. Personal Attributes: Innovative. Professionalism. Confidence. Integrity. Assertiveness and Self Motivated. Resilience. Willing to work additional hours and travel extensively.
DUTIES: Support and enhance relationships with counterparts in the public service in an effort to secure bulk deals. Maintain relationships with key contacts in the public service. Propose potential business deals by contacting potential partners and discovering and pursuing new opportunities. Research and remain abreast of competitor product development. Assist in closing new business deals. Provide inputs during the negotiating of contracts and development of the tariff strategy .Follow up on Memorandum of Understanding (MoA’s) in relation to training (closing the deal). Follow up with client departments on quotations requested and not yet taken up. Serve as marketing/sales liaison officers at the NSG. Receive and follow up on queries and complaints and channel through to manager. Provide inputs to the development of business. Support Implementation of market research findings and recommendations to internal stakeholders. Effective Marketing and Sales initiatives of the NSG products and services. Marketing NSG programmes through conducting exhibitions at relevant for a. Facilitating advertisement of NSG programmes. Facilitating production of marketing materials (course directory, brochures, folders, etc.) in collaboration with streams at TMD and Communications. Updating stakeholder database to assist NSG marketing initiatives. Provide inputs into database of stakeholders. Ensure NSG course directory is distributed and updated, Provide input to the review and updating of brochures and marketing materials on NSG course offerings. Collate and distribute information relevant to product development. Support the implementation the Marketing Strategy by identifying promotion strategies that fit the segment/training/ products/geography. Provide operational support for the implementation of the marketing strategy. Support in supervision of sub-ordinates and other participants in sub-component’s activities. Financial management, in support of the Manager of the sub-component’s activities. Support Planning, organising and controlling activities pertaining to marketing/sales functions. Assist in dissemination of information to all stakeholders (team, clients, managers, etc.) and reporting on activities. Promote the good image of the NSG at all times. Assist with the compilation of monthly and quarterly reports.
ENQUIRIES: Ms Z Lamati, (012) 441-6019
POST 02: X2ADMINISTRATORS: MARKETING AND SALES FOR ONE YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT (Ref: NSG 14/2017) Chief Directorate: Marketing
SALARY: (Salary level 5) commencing at R152, 862 per annum plus 37 percent
REQUIREMENTS: Grade 12/equivalent. Post Matric Diploma or Certificate in Marketing will be an added advantage. 0-1 year experience in providing monthly reports, tracking documents, making logistical arrangements and drafting submissions will be an added advantage. Competence in Public Relations will be an added advantage. Valid driver’s licence. Knowledge &Skills: Understanding of the public service. General knowledge of delivery of administrative/logistical support services. Computer literacy (MS Excel, word, power). Familiarity with NSG training procedures and training processes. Interpersonal skills. Problem solving. Ability to work as part of a team and understand information and ideas presented in writing. The ability to listen to and understand information. Good telephone etiquette and marketing skills (interact with persons at various levels). Good time management skills (ability to function efficiently under extreme pressure). Marketing skills. Good office administration skills (document tracking, storage and retrieval systems. Persona Attributes: Systematic. Organized. Attention to detail Willingness to learn. Ability to meet deadlines. Strong work ethic. Responsible. Team player. Language proficiency.
DUTIES: Assist with administration and coordination of annual events (PSTF, Public participation events etc.) Liaise and coordinate business meetings with client departments. Assist the marketing team to collate copy and images for brochures and pamphlets. Support the marketing team with the development and implementation of marketing campaigns. Liaise with stakeholders to source flyers, posters and marketing packs. Update stakeholder database. Receiving and processing incoming & outgoing documents. Assist the marketing teams with the production of routine emails as needed. Preparing documents for meetings. Assist with the preparation of presentations. Prepare and package material for courier. Maintain the inventory of promotional items. Maintain the Marketing calendar. Ensure that the storeroom is well managed and items are easily accessible. Ensure well established and updated filing system for the unit. Establish and maintain relations with the marketing administrators within MPSA portfolio and other departments. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders in relation to procurement of goods and services for the marketing unit. Obtain quotations, complete procurement forms for the purchasing of standard marketing items. Request for petty cash, facilitate invoice payments and orders required in marketing unit. Checking SCM forms for correctness and compliance with policies (proof reading, accuracy of information provided). Regular Liaison with Finance to ensure proper implementation of financial and SCM policies. Keep and maintain the asset register of the marketing assets and materials.
ENQUIRIES: Ms Z Lamati, (012) 441-6019
CLOSING DATE: 01 December 2017 @ 16h00
POST 01: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: COST ACCOUNTING (Ref: NSG 14/2017)
Chief Directorate: Office of the Chief Financial Officer
SALARY: Salary level 9 commencing at R334 545.00 per annum.
REQUIREMENTS: B Degree or equivalent in Accounting / Public Finance / Financial Management. 3 to 5 years’ experience in state accounting or in cost and management accounting. Job Knowledge: Good understanding of accounting principles. Exposure in the fields of budgeting, reporting and planning. Good knowledge of Treasury Regulations and Public Finance Management Act. Competency/skills: Numeracy & Accuracy. Excellent analytical skills. Planning and organizing skills. Presentation skills. Report writing skills. Problem solving skills. Good communication skills. Skills in Public Service Finance. Record keeping. Organizing skills. Budgeting and Financial Accounting. Good computer literacy skills in the MS Office Suite especially Excel, Pastel, BAS, Persal. Capability to work in a team environment. Persona Attribute: Dynamic, self-motivated, enthusiastic, energetic, confident. Attention to details.
DUTIES: Verify the captured Departmental revenue and expenditure. Prepare reports for National Treasury and GEPF according to the requirements. Prepare reports for Executive Management of the organization monthly quarterly, biannually and annually. Prepare reports for the Executive Management of the organization about all virement within the organization. Prepare a presentation of budget and expenditure to the relevant stakeholders on monthly basis. Analyse and evaluate progress against financial targets per the annual business plan and report variances to executive management. Identify and analyse budget trends and report variations to the relevant Chief Directors or Directors in the Department and provide recommendations and advice to address significant variances. Report on breakeven points by products and streams. Report on margins by product and streams. Report on periodic variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances. Analysing audits of costs and preparing reports. Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of services (Course Fees). Making estimates of new and proposed course fees .Conduct ongoing process cost constraint analyses. Analysing capital budgeting requests. Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by GRAP. Analysing data collected and recording results. Analysing actual development costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual costs. Recording cost information for use in controlling expenditures. Manage short-to-medium and long term financial planning in line with the various budgeting processes. Manage and co-ordinate the budget planning processes and maintain a performance budget monitoring system. Facilitate the compilation of budget estimates and monthly forecasts in branches. Develop the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), Adjusted Estimates of National Expenditure (AENE) and Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE). Ensure that the required budget inputs are received from managers and that inputs are consolidated for submission. Provide advice and support to stakeholders and review the final draft budget inputs for submission to the relevant authorities. Provide inputs and recommendations to the development of the strategic and annual performance plans including coordinating, analyzing and advising to ensure that the strategic and annual performance plans are aligned to the budget. Verify that budgets projections are correctly capture on the accounting system.
ENQUIRIES: Mr K Hlalethwa, (012) 441-6096
POST 01: SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER: AFRICA AFFAIRS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS (Ref: NSG 15/2017)
Chief Directorate: International Relations, Special Projects and Communications.
SALARY: (Salary level eight commencing at R281 418.00 per annum.
REQUIREMENTS: B Degree or equivalent in International Relations Political Science /Development Studies /Public Administration/ or equivalent. 3 – 5 years’ relevant experience in an international relation environment. Job Knowledge: Knowledge and understanding of the Public Service Legislative and regulatory framework. Understanding of international relations, with particular reference to the African continent. Familiarity with the African Union/NEPAD/ SADC structures and processes. Understanding of the continental Governance and Public Administration Programme. Competency/skills: Diplomacy and ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality. Client orientation and customer focus. Language proficiency. Planning and organizing. Problem solving. Decision making. Diversity management. Communication and information management. Interpersonal. Facilitation and presentation. Negotiation and influencing. Report writing. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with local and international stakeholders. Computer literacy. Persona Attribute: Dynamic, Client focused. Self-motivated, enthusiastic, confident. Attention to details. Innovative thinking. Analytical. Interpersonal relations. Team work. Initiative. Openness and transparent.
DUTIES: Identify trends and assess pertinent issues in the in African Affairs programmes and special projects. Provide information, inputs, recommendations and background documentation.
Monitor trends and developments pertaining to the areas of responsibility. Participate in interdepartmental/Inter-Governmental and stakeholder relationships and meetings held by DIRCO. Liaise with and co-ordinate international programmes. Engage with representatives of foreign governments and multilateral institutions and other relevant stakeholders. Participate in events to market, promote and strengthen the NSG to be a thought leader in the African continent. Negotiate with counterparts on the African continent. Provide support to the facilitation and co-ordination of the NSG’s local and African institutional forums. Provide support with international visits, protocol and travel guidelines for international partnership in NSG. Organise workshops/feedback sessions after international travel. Ensure minute taking and document distributing at meetings. Draft submissions, documents, letters, reports etc. Assist in mentorship and coaching programmes. Support the operationalization of the NSG’s International Relations Framework.
Competency/skills: Diplomacy and ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality. Client orientation and customer focus. Language proficiency. Planning and organizing. Problem solving. Decision making. Diversity management. Communication and information management. Interpersonal. Facilitation and presentation. Negotiation and influencing. Report writing. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with local and international stakeholders. Computer literacy. Persona Attribute: Dynamic, Client focused. Self-motivated, enthusiastic, confident. Attention to details. Innovative thinking. Analytical. Interpersonal relations. Team work. Initiative. Openness and transparent.
ENQUIRIES: Mr D Williams, (012) 441-6732