Deputy Directors: HRA & P

Reference number: EDU008

SALARY: R532 278 – R 627 000 per annum, Level 11

CENTRE: Butterworth

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate B degree qualification with at least 5 years relevant experience in HRM field, or relevant experience of which at least 4 have been at supervisory level. A relevant post-graduate degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage. The candidate must be in possession a valid driver’s license and computer literate. Additional Requirements: An extensive knowledge of the Public Service Human Resource Management with specific reference to the Employment of Educators Act, 1998 and PAM, Public Service Act and Regulations, PFMA, Treasury Regulations. Project management, human resources and financial management skills. Analytical, problem solving, policy formulation and research skills. Cogent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with a spectrum of stakeholders. Leadership, team building negotiation, conflict management and interpersonal skills Excellent writing skills and grounded knowledge of the PERSAL system. Ability to mentor employees, as well as the capacity to manage change in a complex, multi-level diverse organization.

DUTIES: In consultation with Employment Equity Committee, create recruitment plan to satisfy the needs according to priorities. Liaise with internal stakeholders to ensure the availability of funds before advertising the post / s. Oversee and coordinate posts to be advertised. Control and oversee and recruitment procedures. Conduct reference check to potential employees. Render advice and support to all functionaries and Senior Managers and Departmental directorates. Develop, improve, interpret and monitor the implementation of departmental human resource policies / procedures / delegations. Oversee and co-ordinate departmental interviews. Manage the administration of personnel practice procurement and utilization matters. Report to Senior Management as may be required. Supervise subordinate and quality assure their work as well as their PMDS

ENQUIRIES: Mr. TK Dimbaza / Mrs. NT Sipahlanga (040-6084548 / 4064).

Eastern Cape Provincial Government is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In line with the employment equity plan of the Department, this advertisement intends to achieve equity in the workplace. People from the designated groups are therefore encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application quoting the relevant reference number, for the attention of Chief Director: Human Resource Management and Administration, Department of Education, Private Bag X0032, Bhisho 5605.

CLOSING DATE: 20 June 2014

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on Z83 form with an original signature, obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae, together with originally certified qualifications, Identity Document and driver’s license. It will be expected of all candidates to be available for interviews on date, time and place as determined by the Department. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. It is the responsibility of applicants with foreign qualifications to submit evaluated qualifications by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The department of Education welcomes people with disabilities and females are encouraged to apply. All shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo competency assessments. Appointment is subject to State Security Agency securing screening. Please note that communication will be limited to the shortlisted candidates only. Candidates will be expected to undergo competency profiling and security clearances. Note candidates will be required to undergo vetting processes.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

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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