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Date Published: 23 Jan 2015 / Closing Date: 16 Feb 2015

CHIEF DIRECTOR: ICT BUSINESS SOLUTIONS DELIVERY: (THREE YEARS CONTRACT APPOINTMENT)
REFERENCE: 15/10/ISM
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

PACKAGE: R988 152 – R1 181 469 per annum (All inclusive package). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: A National Diploma/Degree in Information Systems/Computer Science or equivalent IT related qualification at NQF level 6; MBA/ Business Administration or equivalent degree will be an added advantage; 10 years working experience plus 3 years in a senior management role in the ICT environment; 5 years experience in leading and managing ICT Business Solutions; Relevant certifications and experience in project management, business analysis, process analysis and quality assurance will be an added advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Communication (verbal and written) skills; Ability to formulate and express ideas clearly, effectively and efficiently; Problem solving skills; Collaborative and excellent people skills; Creative and analytical; Ability to work independently and under pressure; Committed, flexible and reliable; Attention to detail and accuracy;

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Provide overall strategic leadership to the ICT Business Solutions Delivery environment; Provide leadership in the implementation of ICT Business Solutions for the Department; Provide leadership and manage the deliverables of the Project Management team, Business and Process Analysis team, Solutions Development team and Quality Assurance team; Develop and manage the ICT Business Solutions Delivery environment’s policies, procedures, standards and practices inclusive of reference materials; Contribute significantly to the development of the Department’s ICT strategy and implementation roadmaps in support of the Department’s short and long term strategic goals and operational needs; Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends and emerging technologies; Manage all key stakeholders relevant to the ICT Business Solutions Delivery environment as well as ICT Third Party vendors for relevant initiatives; Manage all Human and Financial resources assigned to the ICT Business Solutions Delivery environment.

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: 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.


DIRECTOR: HUMAN RESOURCES (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 10/15/WC: CENTRE: WESTERN CAPE
REFERENCE: 10/15/GP: CENTRE: GAUTENG REGION

PACKAGE: R819 126 – R964 902 per annum (All inclusive package). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: Three (3) years Bachelor’s Degree or applicable equivalent qualification in HR; A minimum of Six (6) years’ experience in human resources and six (6) years’ on managerial level; A valid driver’s license (except for people with disabilities).

SKILLS AND COMPETENCES: Strategic capabilities and leadership; Project management; Planning and organising; Financial management; Change management; Research and Knowledge management; Service delivery innovation; Problem solving and analysis; People management and empowerment; Client orientation and customer focus; Communication; Honesty and integrity; Computer skills (MS Office); Presentation and facilitation.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage the implementation of human resources related functions in the Region; Manage the Development and implementation of strategic human resources processes and HR policies in the Region; manage and facilitate the efficient labour relation services in the Region; Administer organisation development, Facilitate Health and Wellness Programme; Manage performance and skills development programmes; Manage effective utilisation of resources in the Directorate.

NOTE: Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be subjected to a competency based assessment.

ENQUIRIES: WESTERN CAPE: Adv H Mohamed Tel. (021) 462 5471
ENQUIRIES: GAUTENG Ms E Dhlamini Tel. (011) 332 9000

NOTE: Separate application must be made quoting relevant reference number

APPLICATIONS: WESTERN CAPE: Please forward your application to: The Regional Head: Private Bag X 9171, Cape Town 8000 or Physical address: 11th floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street Cape Town

APPLICATIONS: GAUTENG: Please forward your application to: Private Bag X6, Johannesburg, 2000 • or Physical address 7th Floor Schreiner Chambers, Corner Pritchard and Kruis Street, JOHANNESBURG

FOR ATTENTION: WESTERN CAPE: Ms L Arenz


FAMILY ADVOCATE LP 8
REFERENCE: 01/15/FA/WC
CENTRE: OFFICE OF THE FAMILY ADVOCATE, GEORGE

PACKAGE: R652 605 – R 919 116 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; At least eight (9) years appropriate post qualification/litigation experience; Admitted as an Advocate; A valid driver’s licence.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Good communication skills, both verbally and writing; Research, investigation, evaluation and report writing skills with attention to detail and Diversity, Dispute and Conflict Resolution Skills; Proven track record of previous managerial experience will be an added advantage.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Execute the mandate of the Office of the Family Advocate; Perform all functions and duties of the Senior Family Advocate (Head of Office) in accordance with relevant legislation; Manage and ensure effective and efficient service delivery at the various service points within the respective jurisdiction (Head of Office); Deal with performance management matters of staff; Conduct advance enquiries, training, mentoring and coaching of all occupational classes in the Office; Identification and implementation of Risk Management Plan; Reporting to the Principal Family Advocate.

Note: Applicants are required to attach service certificates to determine salary in accordance to experience.

ENQUIRIES: Advocate S Ebrahim 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


DEPUTY DIRECTOR: TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECTURE (02 POSTS): (CONTRACT APPOINTMENT ENDING MARCH 2016)
REFERENCE: 15/09/ISM
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

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

REQUIREMENTS: A National Diploma/Degree in Information Systems/Technology/Computer science or equivalent qualification NQF6; Three years experience within the information Systems, LAN and WAN environment, with specific focus on: Server Virtualization; Storage Infrastructure; IT networking, Database and user support; At least two years’ experience as a Technical/Technology/Solutions architect; Knowledge of TOGAF framework (Certification will be an added advantage); Experience working with Microsoft platforms and technologies (Certification as Microsoft professional ie. MCSE, MCITP, etc will be added advantage); Knowledge of EA practices, modeling EA Frameworks and Architecture disciplines; Knowledge of international standards; Knowledge of IT system design; Experience in IT Software and Product hardware evaluation; Experience of hardware and LAN/WAN environment.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Customer service orientated; Organizational skills; Interpersonal and leadership skills; Project & Program Management skills; Good communication (written and verbal) skills; Computer literacy; Ability to work under pressure.

KEY PERFOMANCE AREAS: Develop and maintain a comprehensive current state architecture of the department; Lead the definition and maintenance of target state architecture of the organization in relation to the Technology, Data and Security domains; Develop and evaluate technical and network architecture and standards; Lead the development of multi-year technology roadmaps to achieve target state architectures; Validate technology requirements and recommend operational and policy improvements; Define and document all technical aspects associated with new solutions including solution architecture, implementation procedures and configurations; Provide inputs in development strategies; Conduct research on market trends and potential impact of technical architecture on the Department; Responsible for recommending operational, procedural and policy improvements and provide inputs in development of strategies; Manage workflow, quality of outputs, hardware and software product evaluation; Assist with drafting of responses on audit findings and formulation of relevant departmental policies.

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: 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


IT TESTER / QUALITY ASSURER: (CONTRACT POST ENDING MARCH 2016) (02 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 15/05/ISM
CENTRE: NATIONAL OFFICE, PRETORIA

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

REQUIREMENTS: A National Diploma/Degree in Information Systems/Technology/Computer Science, Business Administration or equivalent qualification at NQF6; Minimum 5 years software testing experience; Software testing certifications will be an added advantage; Tests Analysis experience will be an added advantage; Good practical understanding of software testing methodologies; Understanding of workflow solution testing experience will be an added advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Good communication (written and verbal) skills; Collaborative and excellent people skills; Creative and analytical; Ability to work independently and under pressure; Committed, flexible and reliable; Attention to detail; High degree of accuracy; Proactive and innovative.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Ensure the quality of existing or new IT solutions in accordance with the business requirements, functional and non-functional requirements; Contribute to the development and monitoring of the testing methodology, standards, policies and procedures; Compile test plans, test cases and test summary reports; Design formal and structured test cases to ensure that the business processes as well as the required system functionality are thoroughly tested; Execute the manual and automated tests and log all defects; Perform the required defect tracking and management thereof; Perform user acceptance testing with system users and suggest improvements to internally developed software applications; Contribute to the development, quality control and delivery of end user training material; Work closely with business users, business analysts, designers, developers, vendors, as part of projects.

NOTE: People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ENQUIRIES: Ms E Zeekoei  (012) 315 1150

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.


AREA COURT MANAGER (DEPUTY DIRECTOR) (3 POSTS)
RERERENCE: 03/15/WC; MAGISTRATE OFFICES; PAARL
REFERENCE: 02/15/WC; MAGISTRATE OFFICES WYNBERG
REFERENCE: 2015/02/MP; MAGISTRATE OFFICE, WITBANK

PACKAGE: R532 278.00 – R627 000 per annum. (All inclusive package). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement

REQUIREMENTS: A three year tertiary qualification (Degree) in Administration (NQF Level 6) and/or National Diploma in Service Management (NQF Level 5) plus module on Case Flow Management or equivalent qualification; Six (6) years relevant experience of which three years should be at management level; A valid driver’s licence; Knowledge and experience of financial management, PFMA, office and district administration will serve as strong recommendations. A thorough understanding and knowledge of the department’s various branches will be an advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Communication (verbal and written) skills; Good interpersonal relations; Computer literacy; Language Skills; Ability to operate technical equipment; Motivating skills; Organizing skills; Leadership skills; Finance Management skills; Project Management.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Develop, present and implement strategic and business plans in the area; Play a leadership role in determining and implementing departmental policies; Manage the facilities, physical resources, information and communication related to the courts; Compile, analyse and present court performance statistics and trends as required by relevant use; Develop and implement strategies towards value – added services; Lead and manage the transformation process in the designated offices; Provide case tracking services to the judiciary and prosecuting authority; Perform other duties as required by the Regional Director – Court Operations.

ENQUIRIES: CAPE TOWN: Mr G Maggott  (021) 462 5471
ENQUIRIES: NELSPRUIT: Mr SE Mashele  (013) 753 9300/08

NOTE: Separate application must be made quoting the relevant reference number

APPLICATIONS: CAPE TOWN: Please forward your application to: The Regional Head, Department of Justice, X 9171, Cape Town, 8000 OR Physical address: Plein Park Building Mezzanine floor, Plein Street, Cape Town

FOR ATTENTION: Mr N Luddy

APPLICATIONS: NELSPRUIT: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Regional Head: Justice and Constitutional Development, Private Bag X11249, Nelspruit, 1200 OR hand deliver at Nedbank Centre Building, 24 Brown Streets, 4th floor, Nelspruit, 1200.


DEPUTY DIRECTOR: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (PROCUREMENT)
REFERENCE: 2015/15/MP
CENTRES: REGIONAL OFFICE, MPUMALANGA

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

REQUIREMENTS: Degree/Diploma in Public Management / Administration / Logistics Management / Public Finance and Accounting or Purchasing Management; Three years experience at management level; A valid drivers’ license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Language skills (Oral and written); Computer literacy; Interpersonal & motivating skills; Negotiation skills; Research and data analysis skills; Management and Leadership skills; Project Management skills; Ability to adhere to confidentiality; Problem solving skills; Planning and Organizing skills; Loyal, honest, ability to work under pressure, etc.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Assume financial responsibilities for contract negotiations and procurement; Ensure compliance to the Departmental procurement policy; Manage the adjudication of the Bid process in the Region; Manage the rendering of registry, archives, telecommunication and library services; Ensure the development and maintenance of policies (e.g. telephone, faxing policies); Manage and coordinate the Asset and Fleet Management for the Region; Identify court buildings that require minor and major works services; Prioritize and monitor capital work building services listed on the priority list; Facilitate approval of drawings and sketch plans; Identify needs and allocate office accommodation at the Regional Office; Submit budgetary inputs in respect of all facilities; Compile submission of needs assessment for certification by the Director: Finance, SCM & Auxiliary Services; Coordinate accommodation projects with Department of Public Works; Manage human, financial and physical resources of the Sub-Directorate: Supply Chain Management; Facilitate and conduct training on all key responsibilities.

ENQUIRIES: Mr MH Hlophe  (013) 753 9307

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.


DEPUTY DIRECTOR: FINANCE
REFERENCE: 15/02/FS
CENTRE: REGIONAL OFFICE, BLOEMFONTEIN

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

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors Degree in Finance / B Com Degree or an equivalent qualification in Public Finance and / or Auditing. Five (5) years experience of which three (3) years should be on Management level and Financial Management and Accounting; Knowledge of GRAP / GAAP; Sound track record in Financial Accounting in the Public Service or entities; Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act (PFMA); National Treasury Regulations; Knowledge of financial and operational prescripts that governs the department and public sector. Knowledge of transversal systems used in the department e.g. BAS, PERSAL and JYP. Knowledge of budgeting of Vote Account; Must have budgeting knowledge and skills; Must have payroll and basis conditions of service knowledge; A valid driver’s license.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCES: Communication skills (written and verbal); Problem solving and decision making; Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; Computer literacy (Ms Word, Excel, Power Point and outlook); Communication skills (verbal and written); Numerical, analytical, reporting, financial skills; Assertiveness, accuracy and attention to detail.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Advice and assist the Regional Head and Senior Management in the exercise of powers, functions assigned and delegations. Ensure the effective implementation of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and Treasury Regulations. Ensure compliance with the best practice accounting norms and standards. Manage, monitor and implement financial systems and accounts control. Prepare financial statements. Facilitate internal and external audits. Manage bookkeeping and financial quality control services. Establish and maintain effective, efficient and transparent system and internal control. Determine the long term direction of court finance services and relate these to present and future strategic goals; Manage and direct the finance Directorate staff and budgets.

ENQUIRIES: Ms. M Luthuli at  (051) 407 1800.

APPLICATIONS: Please direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X 20578, Bloemfontein 9300 or hand deliver at 53 Colonial Building, Charlotte Maxeke Street, Bloemfontein, 9300


COURT MANAGERS (2 POSTS)
REFERENCE: 2015/03/MP
CENTRE: WHITERIVER (1) AND VOLKSRUST (1)

SALARY: R270 804.00 – R318 984 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: Three (3) year qualification in Administration and / or National Diploma Services Management (NQF level 5 ) plus the module on Case Flow Management or relevant equivalent qualification; Three years managerial or supervisory experience; A valid EB driver’s license; Computer literacy. The following will serve as strong recommendations: Knowledge of an 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 (verbal and written).

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Coordinate and manage the financial (Vote and Trust Account) resources and human resources of the office; Manage the strategic and business planning processes; Manage the facility, security, physical resources, information and communication related to 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;

ENQUIRIES: Mr SE Mashele  (013) 753 9300/08

NOTE: Male are encouraged to apply including those with disabilities.

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


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (FINANCIAL OPERATIONS MANAGER)
REFERENCE: 2015/08/MP
CENTRE: REGIONAL OFFICE
, NELSPRUIT

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

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate Financial Management degree/three year diploma or equivalent qualification and applicable experience in the finance field; A valid drivers’ licence; At least three years in the financial field; Knowledge of the BAS accounting software, JDAS, PERSAL, PFMA, Treasury Regulations, Budgets and Procurement; Computer literacy; Proven managerial, verbal and written communication skills as well as ability to maintain good interpersonal relations; A thorough understanding and knowledge of the Department’s various branches will be an advantage.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Manage and ensure application of the prescribed financial procedures and methods; Supervise the activities of subordinates entrusted with inter alia, the care of accounts vouchers, documents, financial planning and budgeting, report on budget deviations, cost control and cost analysis programmes, internal control and financial administration; Define and introduce financial control, procedures and methods according to the programme in order to protect the State assets and resources; Ensure by inspection that such procedures and methods are being followed, report on findings and recommend improvements/changes where necessary; Control the level of training of personnel concerned with financial administration on the basis of findings and recommend remedial training where necessary; Perform other duties as required by the Regional Financial Director.

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: 24 Brown Street, Nedbank Centre, 4th floor Nelspruit 1200.


MAINTENANCE OFFICER (MR-1 TO MR-5) (2 POSTS)
(CONTRACT POSITION ENDING 31 MARCH 2016)
REFERENCE: 119/14/NC; CENTRE: MAGISTRATE’S COURT: KUDUMANE (1)
REFERENCE: 120/14/NC; CENTRE: MAGISTRATE’S COURT: POSTMASBURG (1)

MAINTENANCE OFFICER (MR-1 TO MR-5) (8 POSTS) (THESE ARE PERMANENT POSTS)
REFERENCE: 14/04/FS: CENTRE: MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE, WELKOM (2), BETHLEHEM (2) FICKSBURG (1), KROONSTAD (1) AND LADYBRAND (1)
REFERENCE: 15/03/FS; CENTRE: MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE, BOTSHABELO (1)

SALARY: R 141 339.00 – 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 Degree or four year recognized legal qualification; Extensive knowledge and understanding of the maintenance system; and family law matters; A valid driver’s license; Knowledge of computer literacy (experience in MS Office); Certificate reflecting these courses to be attached; Knowledge of the Maintenance Act (Act 99 of 1998).

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Computer literacy (MS Office); Numeracy Skills; Excellent communication skills (verbal and written); Ability to work with the public in a professional and empathetic manner. Ability to work in pressurized environment.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Perform the powers, duties or functions of a Maintenance Officer in terms of the Maintenance Act; Obtain Financial information for the purposes of Maintenance enquires; 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: Perform any other administrative functions as required from time to time.

ENQUIRIES: KIMBERLEY: Mr. J. Tope  (053) 802 1300
ENQUIRIES: FREE STATE: Ms N Dywili  (051) 407 1800

NOTE: Separate application must be made quoting the relevant reference number

APPLICATIONS: KIMBERLEY: 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.

APPLICATIONS: FREE STATE: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X 20578; Bloemfontein, 9300 or hand delivered at 53 Colonial Building, Charlotte Maxeke Street, Bloemfontein 9300

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL POSTS IS 16 FEBRUARY 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.

 

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