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New Vacancies/Posts

Published: 15 Sep 2014 / Closing Date: 06 Oct 2014

COURT MANAGER (2 POSTS
REFERENCE: 145/14/WC
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE, ATLANTIS
REFERENCE: 144/14/WC
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE, MITCHELLS PLAIN

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 per annum. (The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement).

REQUIREMENTS: A three (3) year Bachelor’s Degree in Administration/ National Diploma Service Management (NQF Level 5) plus the module on Case Flow Management or relevant and equivalent tertiary qualification; At least 3 years’ managerial or supervisory experience; A valid driver’s license; Short listed candidates may be subject to competency assessment test.
The following serve as a strong recommendation: Knowledge and experience in office and district administration; Knowledge of the financial management and PFMA; Experience in managing Trust (Third Party Funds) and Vote Account; Experience in the Court environment will be an added advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Strong leadership and management capabilities; Strategic capabilities; Good communication skills (verbal and written); Ability to supervise staff; Computer literacy

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Coordinate and manage the financial (Vote and Trust Account) resources of the office; Coordinate and manage the human resources of the office; Manage the strategic and business planning processes; Manage the facility, physical resources, information and communication related to courts; Management of Security; Implement the department policies at the courts; Compile and analyze court statistics to show performance and trends; Provide case tracking services to the judiciary and prosecuting authority; Compile annual performance and statutory reports to the relevant users; Develop and implement customer service improvements strategies; Lead and manage the transformation of the office.

ENQUIRIES: Mr J Manuel at Tel: (021) 462 5471

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


ASSISTANT MASTER, MR3- MR5
REFERENCE: 14/256/MAS
CENTRE: MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT: KIMBERLEY


SALARY: R183 126 – R662 397 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: LLB Degree or four year recognized legal qualification; 2 years appropriate post qualification legal experience; Knowledge of the Administration of Estates Act, Compliance Act, Mental Health Act, Insolvency Act, Companies Act, Close Corporations Act, Trust Property Control Act and other relevant legislation; Experience in the functional field and services provided by Master’s of the High Court.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Estate duties; Case flow management; Trust; Administration of estate; Legal research and drafting; Planning and organizing; Dispute Resolution; Time management; Communication skills; Ability to work under pressure and independently in a highly pressurizes environment.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage the administration of Deceased estates, Insolvent estates, Trust, Curatorship and the operations regarding the Guardian’s Fund; Provide strategic direction to the office; Ensure that departmental policy, procedures and legislation are implemented; Manage the operations regarding the Guardian’s Funds and resources in the office; Ensure continuous quality improvement of processes and policies.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. S. Maeko  (012) 315-1996

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Human Resources: 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.


LEGAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER (MR3-MR5): (2 POSTS) (LEGAL PROCESS)
REFERENCE: 14/199/CLO
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

NOTE: This is a re-advertised post; candidates who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply as the post requirements have changed.

SALARY: R183 126 – R662 397 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB (or equivalent); At least 2 years appropriate post qualification legal experience; Knowledge of South African legal system, legal practices and related spheres with specific reference to criminal law; Knowledge of criminal procedures, practice and court rules (Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, High Court and Magistrate Courts); Knowledge of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; Ability to stay up-to-date with new developments in South African law (especially Administrative Law) and to conduct independent legal research; Experience and knowledge of judicial system and functioning of courts; Appropriate knowledge of and experience in office administration.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Legal research and drafting skills; Report-writing and analytical skills; Computer literacy (MS Office); Good planning and decision-making skills; Good interpersonal and language skills; Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Administer and advise role players on the following: Section 84 (2)(j) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; Section 271B and 271C of the Criminal Procedure Act No.51 of 1977; Section 327 of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977; Section 333 of the Criminal Procedure Act,1977; Section 23 of the Supreme Court Act No. 59 of 1959; Debt Collectors Act No. 114 of 1998; Conduct legal research on principles and case law relevant to legal matters; Handle ad hoc tasks in line with instructions; Draft legal instruments; Office administration

ENQUIRIES: Ms K Ngomani ((012) 357 8661

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The 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

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL POSTS IS 06 OCTOBER 2014

Published: 05 Sep 2014 / Closing Date: 29 Sep 2014 / Amended: 12 Sep 2014

PROVINCIAL MANAGER: COURT INTERPRETING
REFERENCE: 159/14EC – (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)
CENTRE: CENTRE: REGIONAL OFFICE, EAST LONDON


SALARY: R532 278 – R627 000 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A grade 12/NQF level 4 and relevant tertiary education at NQF level 6 or equivalent qualification; Proficiency in three or more indigenous languages and English; Six years relevant experience in interpreting of which three years must be at supervisory level; Driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Communications skills; Listening skills; Interpersonal skills; Time Management; Computer literacy; Analytical Thinking; ; Understanding confidentiality in Government; Problem Solving; Planning and Organizing; Ability to work under pressure;

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage legal interpreting and language services; Develop and manage the legal interpreting and language services operational plan; Provide effective people management and deal with other resources; Manage special projects of legal interpreting and language services; Manage evaluation and Quality Assurance; Manage compliance of the code of conduct.

ENQUIRIES: Ms. Pretorius ( (043) 702 7000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X9065, East London, 5200.


DEPUTY DIRECTOR: RISK MANAGEMENT
REFERENCE: 14/241/COO
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

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

REQUIREMENTS: A 3 years Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Economic Sciences or Administration; 5 years experience in risk management and risk software of which 3 years must be at management level; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy; Communication (verbal and written skills); Facilitation and Presentation skills; Coordination and Report writing; Financial management skills; Research and analytical skills; Presentation and facilitation skills; Supervisory skills; Accuracy and attention to details.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Monitor and manage risk profiles associated with business continuity management; Liaise with stakeholders in their areas of responsibility; Ensure identification and execution of management of risks processes; Conduct project risk analysis and evaluation for various strategic projects; Assist in budget review, monitoring and control including cash flows; Ensure the implementation and operation of risk committees; Liaise with Auditors and monitor implementation of audit recommendations; Monitor and evaluate the implementation of Risk Policy and Strategy.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Mr. Cecil Sibiya  (012) 357 8056

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal Address: The 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 Building, Pretoria, 0001.


OFFICE MANAGER IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL
HEAD, REFERENCE: 2014/58/MP
CENTRE REGIONAL OFFICE MPUMALANGA

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree/Post graduate or equivalent qualification; Minimum 3 years experience in management; 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, team player; work under pressure and meet deadlines; Financial management.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Provide support to the Regional Head in decision making and planning; Attend to correspondences in the Regional Head’s office; Monitor and track business objectives; Oversee the office’s activities and resources of the Regional Head; Provide effective people management

ENQUIRIES: Mr MH Hlophe  (013) 753 9300 / 07

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X11249, Nelspruit, 1200 OR Physical address: Application Box, Fourth Floor Room 4.26, 24 Brown Street, Nedbank Centre, Nelspruit.


SENIOR AUDITOR: GENERAL ASSURANCE
REFERENCE: 14/255/IA
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate 3 year Degree or National Diploma with majors in Auditing/Internal Auditing and Accounting; At least 3 years experience in Internal Auditing of which 1 year should be as a team leader or potential to lead a team; Must be conversant with Auditing and Accounting standards; Successful candidates will be required to complete a security clearance; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Analytical skills; Report writing skills; Interpersonal relations; Planning and organizing; Computer literacy; Communication (written and verbal) skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Provide inputs to the enhancement of audit methodologies and technologies; Conduct research for the Internal Audit Unit services; Monitor and update the Internal Audit training and development plan; Evaluate, monitor and report on progress on audit projects; Review performance, provide coaching and guidance to staff; Maintain management information for the Internal Audit unit; Build relationships with clients, external auditors, other assurance providers and keep them informed on an ongoing basis.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Ms D Modibane (012) 315 1668

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: Human Resources: The 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.


OFFICE MANAGER
REFERENCE: 14/251/SA
CENTRE: STATE ATTORNEY: PRETORIA


SALARY: R270 804 – R327 126 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate 3 years degree or equivalent qualification; 3 years relevant experience of which at least 1 year should be at supervisory level; Knowledge of Performance Management System and 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: Communication skills (written and verbal); Interpersonal skills; Computer literacy (Ms Office, Intranet and internet); Planning and organizing skills; People management; Customer service orientation; The ability to work independently, under pressure and meet deadlines.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Provide administrative functions in the office of the State Attorney; Manage all personnel, financial and all other resources of the office; Provide library and archive services; Manage the registry, security, office building and budget services; Compile monthly and quarterly statistics and submit to Chief Litigation Office; Provide effective people management.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Ms Khanyisa Ngomani: Tel (012) 357 - 8661

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


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: FORENSIC AUDITOR (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 14/254/COO
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: 3 years Bachelor’s Degree or National Diploma in Auditing, Accounting, Law or Police Administration; Diploma/Certificate in Forensic Auditing or Criminal Justice and Auditing or Investigation; 3 years hands-on experience in Forensic Auditing or Forensic Investigations; Advanced knowledge of financial investigations and ability to apply knowledge in practical situations; Knowledge of relevant applicable legislation; The successful candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy; Communication skills (verbal and written); Problem solving skills; Interpersonal skills; Analytical skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Investigate allegation/irregularities falling within the Department mandate; Ensure reporting on finalized investigation and resolutions to management; Provide generic management function; Advise management on areas where inadequate measures exist to mitigate risks; Co-ordinate the forensic audit assignments with other units within the Department; Provide effective people management.
NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Ms MD Modibane  (012) 315-1668

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: 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


SOCIAL WORKER/ FAMILY COUNSELLOR (GRADE 1-4)
REFERENCE: 131/14/FA/WC
CENTRE: OFFICE OF THE FAMILY ADVOCATE, GEORGE

SALARY: R183 495 – R 417 918 124 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination) (The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement)

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification; Appropriate experience in Social Work after registration as Social Worker with the SACSSP; Registration with SA Council for Social Service Professional (SACSSP); Knowledge and experience in Mediation; Knowledge and application of Family Law, including Mediation in certain Divorce Matters Act, Maintenance Act and Domestic Violence Act (inclusive Hague Convention on International Child Abduction); A valid drivers’ licence.

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

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Conduct mediation and/or inquiries as part of a multi- disciplinary team in custody, access, guardianship, child abduction and related family law disputes; Evaluate information and compile forensic court reports and make recommendations to the best interest of children in 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 townships and rural areas to conduct inquiries and interview parties and source references in family law disputes; Report on the performance to the Head of Office.

NOTE: Candidates whose name appears on Part B of the child Protection Register as mandated by the Section 123 (5) of the Children’s Act, 2005 need not apply. Applicants are required to attach proof of registration with SACSSP.

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

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


ASSISTANT MASTER, MR3- MR5
REFERENCE: 14/250/MAS
CENTRE: MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT: MAFIKENG


SALARY: R183 126 – R662 397 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: LLB Degree or 4 year recognized legal qualification; 2 years appropriate post qualification legal experience; Knowledge of the Administration of Estates Act, Compliance Act, Mental Health Act, Insolvency Act, Companies Act, Close Corporations Act, Trust Property Control Act and other relevant legislation; Experience in the functional field and services provided by Master’s of the High Court.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Estate duties; Case flow management; Trust; Administration of estate; Legal research and drafting; Planning and organizing; Dispute Resolution; Time management; Communication skills; Ability to work under pressure and independently in a highly pressurized environment.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage the administration of Deceased estates, Insolvent estates, Trust, Curatorship and the operations regarding the Guardian’s Fund; Provide strategic direction to the office; Ensure that departmental policy, procedures and legislation are implemented; Manage the operations regarding the Guardian’s Funds and resources in the office; Ensure continuous quality improvement of processes and policies.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. S. Maeko  (012) 315-1996

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Human Resources: 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.

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL POSTS IS 29 SEPTEMBER 2014

Published: 29 Aug 2014 / Closing Date: 22 Sep 2014

DEPUTY DIRECTOR: FEATURE WRITER
REFERENCE: 14/242/PEC
DIVISION: MEDIA RESEARCH AND LIAISON
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

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

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate 3 year Degree or equivalent qualification in Journalism; 3 years’ experience in Writing; 3 years in management level; Experience in print media and online publications will be an added advantage; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Office); Good communication (written and verbal) skills; Ability to multi- task and manage priorities in a fast paced environment; Excellent writing and editing skills; Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; Good organizational skills; Ability to write comprehensive feature articles, analysis and opinion pieces and a range of topics; Interpersonal skills.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Conduct appropriate research and develop content on a range of issues; Write comprehensive and well researched feature articles in simple language; Attend workshops, conferences and meetings with the aim of generating story ideas; Write positive articles that communicate achievements of the department and government; Ensure that all articles suit the style of newsletter; Write feature articles and opinion pieces for the media.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Mr. Cecil Sibiya (012) 315 4561

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


SENIOR LEGAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER: (MR-6)
REFERENCE: 14/249/CLO
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

SALARY: R340 716 – R828 138 per annum. (Salary will be determined in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: An LLB or 4 year recognized legal qualification; At least 8 years appropriate post qualification legal experience; Knowledge of the South African Legal System; Experience in providing legal support in civil matters for and against the Department; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy; Communication and Interpersonal Relations; Innovative and Analytical thinking; Planning and Organizational skills; Financial management; Research and report writing skills; Project management.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Investigate, evaluate and conduct litigation analysis;
Ensure policy formulation, implementation and provide inputs for strategic planning;
Render advice to improve performance and provide to Parliamentary enquiries;
Monitor and evaluate implemented corrective action.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Ms K. Ngomani 012 357 8661

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


COURT MANAGER,
REFERENCE NR: 76/14/NC
CENTRE: POSTMASBURG MAGISTRATE OFFICE

SALARY: R270 804.00 – R327 126.00 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A three year bachelor degree in Administration/ National Diploma Service Management (NQFLEVEL 5) plus the module on Case Flow Management or relevant and equivalent tertiary qualification; At least three years’ managerial or supervisory experience; A valid drivers’ licence; The following will serve as a strong recommendation: Knowledge and experience in office and district administration; Knowledge of the financial management and PFMA; Experience in managing Trust (Third Party Funds) and Vote Account; Experience in the Court environment will be an added advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Strong leadership and management capabilities;
Strategic capabilities; Good communication skills (verbal and written); Ability to
Supervise staff; Computer literacy.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Coordinate and manage the financial (Vote and Trust Account) resources of the office; Coordinate and manage the human resources of the office; Manage the strategic and business planning processes; Manage the facility, physical resources, information and communication related to courts; Management of Security; Implement the departmental policies at the courts; Compile and analyze court statistics to show performance and trends; Provide case tracking services to the judiciary and prosecuting authority; Compile annual performance and statutory reports to the relevant users; Develop and implement customer service improvements strategies; Short listed candidates may be subjected to competency assessment test.

ENQUIRIES: Ms S. Ruthven  (053) 8390000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X6106, Kimberley, 8300. OR hand delivers at the New Public Buildings, (Magistrates Court) of Knight and Stead Streets, 7th floor, Kimberley, 8301. Email or faxed applications will not be considered.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: MEDIA RESEARCHER
REFERENCE: 14/226/PEC
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 per annum (All inclusive). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: Degree/Diploma in Communications/Journalism or equivalent qualification; 3 years Communication experience with knowledge of communication disciplines; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Communication skills (verbal and written); Computer literacy; Creative and analytical; Interpersonal relationship skills; Ability to work independently and under pressure; Willingness to work flexible hours.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Media monitoring and analyses and impact assessments; Assist with conducting and/or commissioning communication – related audits, surveys and research on perceptions, information needs and other relevant areas; Access and analyze relevant surveys; Arrange focus groups to test content, products and campaigns; Develop systems and methods to evaluate the impact of government communication; Analyze messaging, key issues and develop relevant research reports; Advise/assist communicators in media monitoring and communication related matters; Assist in the development of communication strategies.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ENQUIRIES: Ms M.D Modibane  (012) 315 1668

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: BIDS AND NEGOTIATIONS
REFERENCE: 14/248/CFO
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

SALARY: R270 804 - R318 984 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A Degree / National Diploma or equivalent qualification; At least 3 years SCM experience in Supply Chain Management; Knowledge of PFMA, PPPFA, BBBEE, Treasury Regulations and relevant prescripts; Knowledge of procurement policies and procedures.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Good communication (verbal &written) skills; Good organizational skills; Motivating skills; Strategic planning skills; Good planning skills and decision making skills; Good interpersonal relations; Ability to work under pressure and self motivated

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage the bidding, monitor bid evaluation and adjudication process; Manage the process of validating received bid proposals; Provide professional secretariat services to the Departmental Bid adjudication committee; Monitor the reporting to Auditor General and National Treasury; Provide effective people management.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Ms. E. Zeekoei ( (012) 315 1436

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


ESTATE CONTROLLER, (02 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 14/245/MAS: CAPE TOWN
REFERENCE: 14/247/MAS: GRAHAMSTOWN
CENTRE: MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT: CAPE TOWN (1) AND GRAHAMSTOWN (1)

SALARY: R141 339 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 year legal qualification.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Legal research and drafting; Case flow management; Estate duties; Trust; Dispute resolution; Communication skills (verbal and written); Problem solving; Customer focus; Attention to detail; Computer literacy.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Administer deceased- and insolvent estates, Curatorships, Trusts and all aspects related to the administration thereof; Render professional service to clients in line with the service level agreements; Identify and report opportunities or problems that may impact on service level agreements or effectiveness of operations to the Assistant Master; Provide effective people management; Prepare all monthly management and court reports in the prescribed formats;

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

ENQUIRIES: Mr. S. Maeko  (012) 315 1996

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


MAINTENANCE OFFICER: MR-1 – MR-5 (TWO (2) CONTRACT POST ENDING 31 MARCH 2015) REFERENCE NR: 53/14/NC AND REFERENCE NR: 54/14/NC
CENTRES: MAGISTRATE OFFICE KEIMOES (1) AND MAGISTRATE OFFICE DOUGLAS (1)
(These posts are re- advertisements; candidates who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply)

SALARY: R141 339.00 – R662 397.00 per annum. (Salary will be determined in accordance with experience as per OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: LLB or four year recognized legal qualification Extensive knowledge of the maintenance system; Proficiency in at least two official languages; Understanding of all services and procedures in the area of maintenance and other areas of family law; A valid code EB driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Office); Excellent Communication skills (written and verbal); Numeric skills; Communications skills; Facilitation skills; Ability to: Work with public in a professional and empathetic manner; Explain legal terminology and processes in simple language; Manage time effectively and develop good facilitation skills; Think innovatively and work in pressurized environment.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Perform duties or functions of a Maintenance Officer in terms of the Maintenance Act; Obtain financial information for the purposes of maintenance enquiries; Guide maintenance investigators in the performance of their functions; Appear in the Maintenance Court and conduct proceedings in terms of the Maintenance Act; Implement Bench Orders.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. J. Tope  (053) 839 0000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X6106, Kimberley, 8300. OR hand delivers at the New Public Buildings, (Magistrates Court) of Knight and Stead Streets, 7th floor, Kimberley, 8301. Email or faxed applications will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL POSTS IS 22 SEPTEMBER 2014

Published: 26 Aug 2014 / Closing Date: 15 Sep 2014

CLUSTER MANAGER: COURT INTERPRETING (3 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 14/77/KZN (2)
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE COURTS: DURBAN (Successful candidate will be stationed at Empangeni Magistrate Court) and EMLAZI (Successful candidate will be stationed at Nongoma)
REFERENCE NR: NC/13/13
CENTRE: UPPINGTON MAGISTRATE OFFICE, (The post is a re-advertisement; candidates who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply)

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 per annum per annum per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: Grade 12 and relevant tertiary qualification at NQF 6 or equivalent qualification; Proficiency in any indigenous languages predominantly spoken in the area where the post is advertised and English; Six years experience in court interpreting of which three years at supervisory level; A valid driver’s licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Communication skills (verbal and written); Listening skills; Interpersonal skills: Time management; Computer Literacy (MS Office); Analytical thinking; Problem solving; Planning and organizing; Ability to work under pressure.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage legal interpreting , language services and stakeholder relations in the cluster; Develop and manage the business plan for the cluster; Manage special projects of legal interpreting and language services; Co-ordinate the interpreting and language services activities, manage training and developing of Courts Interpreters.

Note: Separate applications must be made for each center

ENQUIRIES: KWAZULU-NATAL: Mr J.N. Mdaka  (031) 372 3000
ENQUIRIES: NORTHERN CAPE: ENQUIRIES: Ms C. Mashibini  (053) 839 0000

APPLICATIONS: KWAZULU-NATAL: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X54372, DURBAN, 4000

APPLICATIONS: KIMBERLEY: Postal address: The Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X6106, Kimberley, 8300. OR hand delivers at the New Public Buildings, (Magistrates Court) of Knight and Stead Streets, 7th floor, Kimberley, 8301. Email or faxed applications will not be considered.


COURT MANAGER (3 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 14/79/KZN (1)
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE COURT: MOOI RIVER (Successful candidate will be stationed at Howick Magistrate Court)
REFERENCE: NR: 79/14/NC (1);
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE: SPRINGBOK
REFERENCE: 14/78/KZN (1)
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE: INGWAVUMA

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A 3-year qualification in Administration and/or a National Diploma in Services Management ( NQF level 5) plus the module in Case Flow Management or equivalent qualification; 3-year’s managerial or supervisory experience; A valid driver’s licence;
The following will serve as strong recommendations: Knowledge of and experience in office and district administration; Knowledge of financial management and the PFMA; Skills and Competencies: Strong leadership and management capabilities; Strategic capabilities; Good communication (written and verbal); Computer Literacy:

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Co-ordinate and manage the financial and human resources of the office; Co-ordinate and manage risk and security in the court; Manage the strategic and business planning processes; Manage the facility, physical resources, information and communication related to courts; Implement the departmental policies at the courts; Compile and analyze court statistics to show performance and trends; Support case flow management at the court; Compile annual performance and statutory reports to the relevant users; Develop and implement customer service improvement strategies; Lead and manage the transformation of the office; Manage the projects intended to improve court management; Manage the communication and relations with the internal and external stake holders; Manage service level agreement.

Note: Separate applications must be made for each center

ENQUIRIES: KWAZULU-NATAL: Ms T.O. Majola  (031) 372 3000
NORTHERN CAPE: Ms S Ruthven  (031) 8390000
KWAZULU-NATAL: Ms P C Shange (031) 372 3000

APPLICATIONS: KWAZULU-NATAL: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X 54372, DURBAN, 4000 or Physical Address: Recruitment, First Floor, 2 Devonshire Place, Durban

APPLICATIONS: NORTHERN CAPE: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X6106, Kimberley, 8300. OR hand delivers at the New Public Buildings, (Magistrates Court) of Knight and Stead Streets, 7th floor, Kimberley, 8301. Email or faxed applications will not be considered.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
REFERENCE: 14/75/KZN
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE COURT: DURBAN

SALARY: R270 804 – R318 984 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A 3-year qualification in Administration or equivalent qualification; 3-year’s managerial or supervisory experience; A valid code EB driver’s licence;
The following will serve as strong recommendations: Knowledge of and experience in office and district administration; Knowledge of financial management and the PFMA; Skills and Competencies: Strong leadership and management capabilities; Strategic capabilities; Good communication (written and verbal); Computer Literacy:

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Co-ordinate and manage the financial and human resources of the office; Co-ordinate and manage risk and security in the court; Manage the strategic and business planning processes; Manage the facility, physical resources, information and communication related to courts; Implement the departmental policies at the courts; Compile and analyze court statistics to show performance and trends; Support case flow management at the court; Compile annual performance and statutory reports to the relevant users; Develop and implement customer service improvement strategies; Lead and manage the transformation of the office; Manage the projects intended to improve court management; Manage the communication and relations with the internal and external stake holders; Manage service level agreement.

ENQUIRIES: Ms P.C. Shange  031 372 3000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X 54372, DURBAN, 4000 or Physical Address: Recruitment, First Floor, 2 Devonshire Place, Durban


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: FINANCIAL OPERATIONS MANAGER (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 14/76/KZN (1)
CENTRE: PORT SHEPSTONE CLUSTER
REFERENCE: 14/VA95/NW (1)
CENTRE: ODI CLUSTER – NORTH WEST

SALARY: R270 804 – R297 006 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A three-year Degree/National Diploma in Financial Management or equivalent qualification; Three years relevant financial experience; Knowledge and understanding of the PFMA, Treasury Regulations and relevant government regulations and policies; A valid driver’s license; Knowledge and practical experience of BAS, Supply Chain Management and budgeting process within government.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy; Proven managerial, verbal and written communication skills as well as ability to maintain good interpersonal relations; Ability to work under pressure and overtime, if required; A thorough understanding and knowledge of the Department’s branches will be an added advantage; Facilitation, people, motivational and driving skills; Ability to work extended hours, when required.

KEY PERFOMANCE AREAS: Identify financial problems and risks by compliance assessments and report findings to the Court Manager, Area Court Manager and the Regional Finance Manager; Define and introduce financial control, procedures and methods towards sustaining a NAQ status; Identify training needs and ensure that capacity building is in line with identified needs; Facilitation of financial capacity building interventions; Identify financial problems and risks at the courts within the cluster; Monitor and render support with cluster’s monthly reconciliation of third party funds; Monitoring of audit recommendations and action plan to ensure compliance; Monitor and support courts with budget formulation, allocation, executing and reporting; Monitor and report on effective supply chain and asset management processes within the cluster; Assist and support with the implementation of financial systems

Note: Separate applications must be made for each center

ENQUIRIES: NORTHERN CAPE: Mrs M.W. Lubengwana  (031) – 372 3000
ENQUIRIES: NORTH WEST: Mr. IZ Baloyi at  (018) 397 7061.

APPLICATIONS: KWAZULU-NATAL: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
Postal Address: The Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development; Private Bag X54372, Durban, 4000 or Physical Address: Recruitment, First Floor, 2 Devonshire Place, Durban

APPLICATIONS: NORTH WEST: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to:
The Regional Head, Private Bag X2033, Mmabatho, 2735 or hand deliver it at 22 Molopo Road, Ayob Gardens, Mafikeng.


MAINTENANCE OFFICER (MR-1 – MR-5) CONTRACT POST ENDING 31 MARCH 2015)
REFERENCE NR: 80/14/NC
CENTRE: MAGISTRATE OFFICE JAN KEMPDORP

SALARY: R141 339.00 – R662 397.00 per annum. (Salary will be determined in accordance with experience as per OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: LLB or four year recognized legal qualification Extensive knowledge of the maintenance system; Proficiency in at least two official languages; Understanding of all services and procedures in the area of maintenance and other areas of family law; A valid code EB driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Office); Excellent Communication skills (written and verbal); Numeric skills; Communications skills; Facilitation skills; Ability to: Work with public in a professional and empathetic manner; Explain legal terminology and processes in simple language; Manage time effectively and develop good facilitation skills; Think innovatively and work in pressurized environment.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Perform duties or functions of a Maintenance Officer in terms of the Maintenance Act; Obtain financial information for the purposes of maintenance enquiries; Guide maintenance investigators in the performance of their functions; Appear in the Maintenance Court and conduct proceedings in terms of the Maintenance Act; Implement Bench Orders.

ENQUIRIES: Mr. J. Tope  (053) 839 0000

APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X6106, Kimberley, 8300. OR hand delivers at the New Public Buildings, (Magistrates Court) of Knight and Stead Streets, 7th floor, Kimberley, 8301. Email or faxed applications will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL POSTS IS 15 SEPTEMBER 2014


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.

 

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