Senior Human Resource Planning Practitioner

Reference number: POST 22/61

Directorate: HR OD, Strategy and Planning

SALARY: R227 802 per annum

CENTRE: Pretoria, HSRC Building

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate Degree / Diploma and a job evaluation certificate or equivalent qualification PLUS 1-2 years experience in conducting job evaluation and work study investigations and human resource planning and information management. Successful completion of Certificate in management services / organisational development / business process management / operations management will be an added advantage.
- Knowledge of the relevant Public Service Legislation. Knowledge and understanding of the equate system and PERSAL.
- Knowledge of job evaluation principles and processes.
- Knowledge and understanding of work study techniques, procedures and methods.
- Knowledge of human resource planning and employment equity processes. Competencies needed
- Knowledge and information management skills.
- Communication (written and verbal) skills.
- Presentation skills.
- Job analysis skills.
- Benchmarking skills.
- Project coordination skills.
- Analytical skills.
- Client liaison skills.
- Report writing skills.
- Policy-analysis skills.
- Computer literacy.
- Problem-solving skills.
- Planning and organising skills. Personal attributes
- Good interpersonal relations.
- Accurate.
- Self-starter.
- Innovation and creativity.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Adaptive.
- Disciplined.
- Honesty, integrity and trustworthy.

DUTIES: Key Responsibilities:
- Conduct human resource capacity assessments and work study investigations.
- Conduct job evaluation and ensure the alignment of the post establishment to the organisational structure at all times.
- Maintain the post establishment information on PERSAL and updating the costing model.
- Compile personnel expenditure reports, provide estimate national expenditure inputs and prepare memos and minutes.
- Assist with the implementation of recommended initiatives regarding organisational efficiency.
- Assist with the coordination of processes pertaining to employment equity, human resource planning and assessment of the performance of human resource components.
- Coordinate processes to inform of employment equity and human resource planning processes.

ENQUIRIES: Mr F Rampfumedzi Tel: (012) 312-7211

It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts and candidates whose transfer / promotion / appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.

APPLICATIONS: The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria, 0001, Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street


CLOSING DATE: 20 June 2014

NOTE: A curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees, certified copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany your signed application for employment (Z83). Shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be required to undergo competence assessment. The successful candidate will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance. If the candidate is applying for an OSD post, certificates of service must be attached to the CV. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on short listed candidates and the appointment is subject to positive outcomes of the checks.

Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The Department of Social Development supports persons with disabilities.

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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