Senior Human Resources Practitioner (Analysis)

Reference number: HRMC 45/14/6

Branch: Human Resources Management, Chief Directorate: HR Strategy and Planning

This is a re-advertisement, candidates who applied previously need NOT to reapply

SALARY: R227 802 to R268 338 per annum (Level 8). In addition, a range of competitive benefits are offered.

CENTRE: Head Office, Pretoria,

REQUIREMENTS: Equity Requirements: Coloured, Indian, White Male / Female candidates are encouraged to apply

- A 3 year Diploma / Degree in Human Resources or Social Science or a relevant NQF level 6 equivalent qualification is required

- A minimum of 2 years’ experience in Human Resources environment is required

- Knowledge of Human Resources Legislation and Prescripts

- Knowledge of Public Service Regulatory Framework

- Understanding of the Skills Development Act, Employment Practices and Employment Equity Act

- Willingness to work extended hours

- A valid driver’s licence and computer literacy is required. Preference will be given to candidates from the local area where the post is located.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for amongst others, the following specific tasks:

- Facilitate HR forecasting in line with organizational strategy

- Implement and maintain comprehensive workforce analysis

- Conduct research and provide recommendations to inform organizational capacity requirements

- Identify the gaps between the needs and what is available and recommend the necessary action plans to bridge the gaps

- Conduct HR analysis and continuous HR audit in the Department

- Implement HR best practices to address challenges of HR supply and demand in the labour market

- Align the HR acquisition, development and utilization with available resources i.e. finance, infrastructure and technology

- Facilitate and implement HR Planning capability at National and Provincial level

- Facilitate and align HR plan with overall DHA strategic plan

- Participate in the strategic and other planning processes in the department to ensure the alignment of HR plans to DHA directives

- Compile tactical plans aligned to business requirements to ensure effective strategy execution

- Implement and ensure continuous performance improvement initiatives

- Liaise with various internal and external stakeholders and benchmark with various institutions for best practice

- Implement the best practices to contribute towards improved organizational performance

- Report on all risk and financial indicators including e.g. financial losses, overpayment, etc. according to required format

- Interpret and implement all organizational circulars, policy and other communication that impacts on the operations of the business unit

- Comply with Regulatory requirements on asset management in line with PFMA and supply chain and procurement framework.

ENQUIRIES: Mr K Marobe, Tel No: (012) 406 2895

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct applications to Head Office: The Director General: Department of Home Affairs, Postal Address: Private Bag X114, Pretoria, 0001, Physical Address: 232 Cnr Johannes Ramokhoase (Proes) and Thabo Sehume (Andries) Street, Pretoria, 0002

The Department of Home Affairs is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender, disability) through the filling of positions. Candidates whose appointment / transfer / promotion will further the objective of representivity will receive preference.

CLOSING DATE: 23 June 2014

NOTE: Applications must be sent in time to the correct address as indicated at the bottom of each position, to reach the address on or before the closing date. Applications send to a wrong address and / or received after the closing date or those that do not comply with the requirements, will not be taken into consideration. In the event of hand-delivery of applications, applicants must sign an application register as proof of application. Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z.83), obtainable from any Public Service department or at and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, including the details of at least two contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the applicant) and certified copies of qualifications and identity document (with an original certification stamp). It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of foreign qualifications to submit evaluated results by the South African Qualifications Authority. Where a valid driver’s licence is a requirement, applicants must attach certified copies of such licences. No faxes or e-mailed applications will be considered. If no contact is made within three months of the closing date, please accept that the application was unsuccessful.

Successful candidates will be required to enter into a performance agreement and be subjected to security clearance procedures. Successful candidates may be required to undergo a competency assessment. Candidates who possess a tertiary qualification, as well as those who promote representivity (especially People with Disability), are encouraged to apply.

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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