Chief Director: Oceans Economy and Project Management (OC22/2022)

By | September 15, 2022

Salary: R 1 269 951 per annum (all-inclusive package)
Centre(s): Cape Town (Foretrust Building)
• Undergraduate (NQF Level 7) or relevant qualification recognized by SAQA in
Natural/Economic Sciences. Five (05) years of experience at senior management level.
• Extensive experience in Ocean Economy or Maritime and thorough understanding and
experience of project management.
• Successful completion of the Public Service Senior Management Leadership Programme.
• A thorough understanding and experience of project management
• Knowledge and understanding of policies and relevant legislation pertaining to the
various aspects of the Oceans and Coasts Environment.
• Knowledge of an intergovernmental system.
• Knowledge of government Administration and financial procedures’
• Knowledge and experience in Planning, Monitoring & Reporting.
• Knowledge of Public Service and Departmental procedures and
• Knowledge of Government policies and procedures, in particular
• Sound organising and planning skills.
• Project and Programme management skills.
• Good communication skills.
• Computer literacy.
• Leadership.
• Facilitation Analytical skills.
• Presentation skills.
• Honesty.
• Ability to work long hours voluntarily.
• Ability to gather and analyse information.
• Ability to develop and apply policies.
• Ability to work individually and in team.
• Good interpersonal relations skills.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Ability to work with difficult persons and to resolve conflict.
• Must be articulate.
• Must have a sense of responsibility and loyalty.
• All applications must be submitted on a signed new Z83 application form (click bold underlined text to download
PDF form) accompanied by a recent detailed curriculum vitae to be considered.
• Please note that should you not use the newly amended Z83 and completed, initialed and signed in full,
the department reserves the rights to disqualify your application.
• Applications may be forwarded to: The Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the
Environment, Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or hand-deliver to 14 Loop Street Cape Town. Marked for
attention: Human Resources Management.
• It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority
(SAQA). Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.
• The National Department Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in
terms of the department’s equity plan. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
• Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only.
• Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for
employment, including but not limited to: criminal records; citizenship status; credit worthiness; previous
employment (reference checks); social media checks, and qualification verification.
• Short-listed candidates will be expected to avail themselves at the department’s convenience.
• Entry level requirements for senior management service (SMS) posts:
o In terms of the Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days and Minimum
Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a pre-entry certificate obtained from
National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants.
o The course is available at the NSG under the name “certificate for entry into SMS” and the full details can
be obtained by following the below link:
o Shortlisted candidates must provide proof of successful completion of the course.
o Furthermore, candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends
to test relevant technical elements of the job.
o Following the interview and the technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend
a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the DPSA directive on the implementation
of competency-based assessments.
• The person appointed to this position will be subjected to a security clearance, the signing of a performance
agreement and an employment contract.
• The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
• If you have not been contacted within three (03) months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept
that your application was unsuccessful.
• Must be initiative and creative.
• Manage, facilitate and support the implementation of the delivery plans for the
Marine Protection Services and Ocean Governance Focus Area.
• Engage with implementing departments to identify challenges.
• Assist with implementation challenges.
• Undertake the budgeting process (application & allocation) for projects supported
within the DFFE.
• Manage and analyse the implementation of initiatives within Operation Phakisa:
Oceans Economy and provide project management capacity.
• Coordinate reporting on delivery plans.
• Assess progress on implementation across implementing departments.
• Report on implementation progress.


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