Deputy Directors: Organisational Design and Development

Reference number: EDU006

SALARY: R 532 278 – R 627 000 per annum, Level 11

CENTRE: Head Office- Zwelitsha

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or a National Diploma (NQF Level 6) as a minimum qualification in Human Resources / Business Administration / Public Administration / Organisational Development and 5 - 10 years’ full-time experience in the field of strategic human resource management, workforce planning and development, organisational behaviour and industrial psychology including management thereof. A qualification on work study methodology and measurements will serve as an added advantage. The applicant must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and computer literate. Candidates should have a solid foundation in the principles and procedures of organisational development, including best practices in this arena. He / she must be a good communicator with excellent organisation and writing skills who can interact at senior level. Working knowledge and application of the EQUATE job evaluation system to perform job evaluations. Additional Requirements: An understanding of government priorities, national and provincial priorities and the workings of the Public Service. In-depth knowledge of the Public Service Management Framework with specific reference to the Public Service Act, Public Service Regulations and other relevant education legislation and policies.

DUTIES: The determination of the department organizational structure aligned to the strategic objectives of the department. The implementation of job evaluation system in accordance to the Public Service Regulations, 2001. The determination of job descriptions for the department. The rendering of OD interventions to promote efficiency and productivity in the department. The management and supervision of Sub-Directorate Human Resources. Coordination of statutory reports for the Directorate. Assist with the development of organizational design principles which supports the department’s long-term goals. Provide input into the development and implementation of frameworks for organizational development which includes workforce planning, organizational design and systematic changes •Execute and administer job evaluation for the Department.

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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