Deputy Director: Economic Policy & Strategy Development

Tracking Number: EMCM330-2014
SAP Number: S60040326
This position seeks to attract: All Categories

Division: Economic Intelligence
Section: Economic Policy & Research
Job Type Classification: Internship

Basic Salary Scale: R396 348 – R524 808 per annum
Total Remuneration Packages: R643 965.97 - R807 600.03 per annum

Location - Depot / Town or City: Centurion
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa
For Enquiries (Contact Person): Thea Louw (012 358 1226)

Appointment requirements:
An appropriate three (3) year tertiary career-related (Degree or National Diploma) qualification in a Economics or Social Sciences field or equivalent qualification
A Honours and/or Master’s degree will be an advantage
Relevant experience in an economic policy or finance and strategy environment
Management/supervisory experience
Computer literate

Personal attributes / competencies:
Strong analytical ability; Familiarity with economic-related data and the importance thereof; Ability to work under pressure; Proactive individual; Ability to demonstrate high levels of innovation; Ability to organise and prioritise own work and organise research within the project timetable/timelines; Strong computer literacy including excel and advanced statistical computer programmes; Excellent communication skills; Effective team work; Good attention to detail; Willingness to work flexibly in order to achieve project demands; Willingness to learn new skills; Reliable and loyal

To manage and guide the Economic Policy and Research team within the Office of the Chief Economist
Economic and Socioeconomic Research
Policy Research and Strategy Development
Strategy Development
Strategy Implementation and Monitoring
Project management and implementation
Develop and oversee the Division’s publications
Stakeholder relationship building and management
Co-ordinating stakeholder events
Rendering of administrative support where required
Maintaining of the sub-unit’s records.

Closing date: 30 May 2014

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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