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Please note that applications must not be sent via e-mail. Hardcopies must be posted to our HR division as indicated on each advertisement. E-mailed applications are not considered as valid. Your application should be accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, a driver's license and a CV (where applicable).

Available internship positions are advertised along with the other vacancies in each region. View information on Legal and Other Related Careers in the Justice System.

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Date Published: 19 July 2015 / Closing Date: 11 August 2015

FAMILY ADVOCATE LP 7 – LP8
RERERENCE: 138/15/FA/WC
CENTRE: OFFICE OF THE FAMILY ADVOCATE, CAPE TOWN

PACKAGE: R589 482 – R919 116 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement)

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB Degree or recognized four (4) year legal qualification; Admitted as an Advocate or qualifies to be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court; The right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa; At least five (5) years appropriate post qualification/litigation experience; A valid driver’s licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Litigation; Advocacy; Legal research and drafting; Dispute resolution; Case flow management.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Execute the mandate of the Office of the Family Advocate; Perform all functions and duties of the Family Advocate in accordance with relevant legislation; Endorse settlement agreement or commenting thereon; Institute enquiries to ascertain the best interest of the minor child by means of ADRS procedures and evaluation; Attend to Hague matters when delegated to do so; Attend to relevant circuit courts within the provinces.

ENQUIRIES: Advocate G Parker Tel: (021) 426 1216

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
The Regional Head, Department of Justice, Private Bag X9171, Cape Town, 8000 OR Physical Address: Mezzanine Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town

FOR ATTENTION: Mr N Luddy

ENQUIRIES: Advocate G Parker at Tel: (021) 426 1216

DEPUTY DIRECTOR: PERFOMANCE MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)
REFERENCE: 15/224/HR
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE; PRETORIA

PACKAGE: R532 278 - R627 000 per annum (All inclusive). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree/equivalent qualification in Human Resource; A minimum of 6 years experience in HR especially in Performance Management Development System (PMDS); A minimum of 3 years experience in Management.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Planning and organising; Facilitation skills; Customer service orientation; Effective communication; Problem analysis; Self-Management; Technical Proficiency in PDMS; Computer literacy.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Ensure alignment of SMS members Performance Agreements to the departmental strategic plan, Annual Performance Plan and Branch Business Plan; Develop and Implement PDMS Policy; Manage poor performance by ensuring that mechanism are put/ set up in place within the Department; Design and facilitate PMDS developmental and training programme; Provide guidelines in the utilization of performance reward budget, moderations and assessment; Provide effective people management. Ensure reporting on performance to DPSA and PSC

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ENQUIRIES: Ms E. Sebelebele  (012) 357 8662

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
Postal address: The Human Resource: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001.OR Physical address: Application Box, First Floor Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR: ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)
REFERENCE: 2015/75/MP,
CENTRE: REGIONAL OFFICE, MPUMALANGA

PACKAGE: R532 278 - R627 000 per annum (All inclusive). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate 3 year Degree/National Diploma on NQF level 6, preferable with Psychology as one of the subjects; Minimum 6 years experience in Human Resource environment with a minimum 3 years experience on junior/management level; A valid driver’s licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Good Customer relations; Co-ordination and Planning skills; Performance Consulting; Relationship Management; Accuracy and attention to detail.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Design plans and strategies to implement Batho Pele Principles and programmes; Monitor and enhance compliance to Batho Pele Principles, values and ethics of the department and to provide status reports; Ensure implementation and compliance to departmental service standards charter; Facilitate service delivery improvement plans; Liaise with relevant stakeholders on all service delivery matters and outreach programmes; Implement the departmental sports and recreation codes; Co-ordinate and implement EAP policies and activities; Co-ordinate PWD’s programmes, needs and forum in line with Batho Pele Principles; Facilitate the identification of OD interventions; Monitor the implementation of the EEA.

ENQUIRIES: Ms DCM Haasbroek (013) 753 9319

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X11249, Nelspruit, 1200 OR Physical address: 24 Brown Street, Ned bank Centre, 4th floor Nelspruit.

OFFICE MANAGER
REFERENCE: 15/222/LD
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE; PRETORIA

PACKAGE: R532 278 – R627 000 per annum (All inclusive). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A Degree in Administration or equivalent qualification; A minimum of 3 years’ experience in junior management; Knowledge of Financial Management in the Public Service will be an added advantage; Knowledge of the Public Service environment; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Strategic thinking; Project Management; Training and Communication skills; Policy development; Research skills; Extensive knowledge and understanding of public services policies and procedures; Financial management.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Apply policy or line function tasks as required, such as analysis of reports; Coordinate external strategic alliances between the office of the DDG and other stakeholders; Provide support within the Branch to achieve timeous performance management obligations in line with policies; Coordinate the development of Strategic, operational plans and monthly reports; Manage general support services in the Branch by setting up and maintain systems to ensure efficiency; Draft Employment Equity, Human Resources Plan and monitoring compliance; Prepare budget reports, monitor expenditure and analyses of reports.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Ms P. Leshilo (012) 357- 8240

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
Postal address: Human Resource: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001. OR Physical address: Application Box, First Floor Reception, East Tower, Momentum Building, 329 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: STRATEGIC SUPPORT (OFFICE MANAGER) IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL HEAD (12 MONTHS CONTRACT POSITIONS, SUBJECT TO SIGNING A PERFOMANCE AGREEMENT (RENEWABLE)
REFERENCE: 135/15/WC
CENTRE: REGIONAL OFFICE, CAPE TOWN

SALARY: R371 001.48 per annum (Salary includes 37 % in lieu of benefits). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: Three years appropriate Bachelor’s Degree in Law or three years National Diploma in Public Administration or equivalent qualification; Minimum of 5 years middle management experience; Knowledge of Departmental strategic goals; Knowledge of the Public Service and the working of Government; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Strategic thinking and leadership skills; Project Management; Research and negotiation skills; Creative and analytical; Problem solving and decision making; Conflict management; Accuracy and attention to detail; Understanding confidentiality in Government; Report writing; Communication (oral and written) skills; Computer literacy (MS Office, intranet and Internet); Presentation skills; Customer service orientation; Ability to work independently, yet as part of a team when required and work under pressure and meet deadlines; Professionalism; Policy analysis and implementation; Financial management; Key Performance Areas: Support the Regional Head in communicating department strategic objectives and vision, mission and values; Supervise the admin staff in the office of the Regional Head; Manage logistical arrangements for the integrated branch meetings and operations; Oversee the administration of follow- up of Regional Head instructions to ensure prompt execution by relevant branches; Liaise with Senior Managers, National Office and other stakeholders with regards to Corporate Services matters; Manage and control recording on complicated Regional Head enquiries and attendance to the proceedings of strategic tasks; Prepare presentation and briefing notes for the Regional Head; Disseminate complex information to all cluster branch heads; Ensure exchange of regular information between the Regional Head and Senior Managers; Compile, analyze and report progress on monthly and quarterly basis, memoranda regarding al matters related to the office of the Regional Head; Monitoring and tracking of business objectives; Report on all Major projects undertaken in the Region Execute research, analyze information, provide input and compile complex documents/ submissions of a strategic and policy making nature; Provide office support services (including information and document management); Prepare presentation and briefing notes for the Regional Head

ENQUIRIES: Mr N Luddy Tel. (021) 462 5471

APPLICATIONS: Forward your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag x 9171, Cape Town 8000 OR Physical address: Plein Park Building, Mezzanine floor, Plein Street, Cape Town.

FOR ATTENTION: Mr N Luddy

FAMILY COUNSELLOR SUPERVISOR (GRADE 1) (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 137/15/FA/WC
CENTRE: OFFICE OF THE FAMILY ADVOCATE, GEORGE
REFERENCE: 201/15EC
CENTRE: OFFICE OF THE FAMILY ADVOCATE: PORT ELIZABETH

SALARY: R293 976 – R340 797 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with the OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors Degree in Social Work which allows for professional registration with the SACSSP; Professional registration with the SACSSP as a Social Worker; A minimum of 5 years appropriate experience in social work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP; Social work supervisory experience will be an added advantage; Knowledge and experience in Mediation; Court experience in evidence, knowledge and application of family law, including mediation in certain divorce matters Act, maintenance Act and Domestic Violence Act, children’s Act( inclusive of Hague Convention on international child abduction); A valid drivers licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Supervisory Skills; Computer literacy(MS Office); Communication skills( verbal and written); Mediation, Interviewing, conflict resolution, evaluation and report writing skills; Diversity and conflict management; Attention to detail.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Supervise the work of Family Counselors; Provide mentoring and professional guidance to the Family Counselors in the office and monitor case flow management of family counselors; Quality assure and evaluate information, recommendations made in the best interest of children in Family Law disputes; Conduct mediation and/or inquiries as part of a multi-disciplinary team in matters relating to parental responsibilities and rights, specifically but not limited to care, contact and guardianship, child abduction and related Family Law disputes; Act as expert witness for the Family Advocate in Court; Network and conduct awareness campaigns regarding the functions and role of the Office of the Family Advocate; Travel to township and rural areas to conduct inquiries and interview parties and source references in the Family Law disputes, alternatively ensure that Family Counselors are doing so; Report on the performance of the Family Counselors in the office to the Head of Office.

ENQUIRIES: WESTERN CAPE: Ms L Baartman Tel: (021) 426 1216

APPLICATIONS: WESTERN CAPE: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Department of Justice, Private Bag X9171, Cape Town, 8000 OR Physical Address: Mezzanine Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town

FOR ATTENTION: Mr M Ketelo

ENQUIRIES: EASTERN CAPE: Mrs M. De Lange @ 041-5081300

APPLICATIONS: EASTERN CAPE: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X 9065, East London, 5200

ERRATUM

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ASSET & DISPOSAL MANAGEMENT POST 27/37

Kindly be inform that the above mentioned post advertised in the DPSA Vacancy Circular 27 of 2015 posted on the 13 July 2015 reflect four (3) years of experience. Please note that the correct years of experience are 3 years.

Enquiries: Ms P Raadt 011 ( 332 9000
We apologize for any inconvenience caused

CLOSING DATE IS 11 AUGUST 2015


NOTE: Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.gov.za. A Z83 & CV must be accompanied by certified copies of qualifications and identity document.  A drivers license must be attached if indicated as a requirement.  A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will not be considered.

The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a personnel vetting process.  Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you do not hear from us within 3 months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. The department reserves the right not to fill these positions.