Deputy Director: Presidential Hotline Operations

Tracking Number: EMCM326-2014
SAP Number: To be determined
This position seeks to attract: All Categories

Division: Strategic Executive Support
Section: Presidential Hotline Operations
Job Type Classification: Permanent

Basic Salary Scale: R 396 348.00 - 524 808.00 per annum
Total Remuneration Packages: R643 965.97 - R807 600.03 per annum

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

Appointment requirements:
An appropriate three (3) year tertiary career-related qualification (Degree or National Diploma) or equivalent qualification
Relevant experience with involvement in the management and quality assessment of all reports to be tabled at Mayoral Committee or similar Committee Meetings
Managerial experience
Computer literate

Personal attributes / competencies:
Sound knowledge of the relevant legislation that govern employment practices, i.e. MFMA, EEA, SDA, BCEA and LRA, Corporate Governance; In-depth understanding of Government strategic thinking and policies in relation to stakeholder management and how they can practically be applied; Considerable knowledge of modern policies and practices of public personnel administration; Understand and interpret Batho Pele Principles policies and procedures and explain them to others; Ability to develop and maintain stakeholder databases; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials, labour unions and the general public; Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration; Ability to plan activities, goals, and objectives of staff members and the department and monitor compliance to same as dictated by Group policy; Principles and practices of project management; Proven leadership and strategic abilities • sound financial management skills • project management skills and proven administration skills • detailed knowledge of Provincial, National and Regional economies • knowledge of global economic trends • experience in economics, industrial and labour policy as well as working with the business sector • the ability to establish creative links across programs and sectors • ability to make high level business presentations and decisions • sound knowledge of organisation, managerial processes and ability to grasp the complexities of the strategic domain and an understanding of all relevant legislation and regulations including the Constitution and Municipal Systems Act; Sound financial management, analytical thinking, good leadership qualities, excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills; Ability to motivate, good business acumen, assertiveness and creativeness; Results driven, excellent problem solving skills, excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills; Project Management and business process re-engineering skills; Adaptability/ Flexibility, conflict resolution, focus on strategy; Innovative, planning and organising, conceptual thinking, press relation skills

Manage all presidential hotline and related functions in the CoT (Presidential Hotline, Document Management and Project Management).

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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