Employment Opportunities in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

APPLICATIONS: Please forward your application, quoting the reference number or post name in the subject line in order to receive an acknowledgement. Hand-delivered applications can be submitted to the OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Pretoria.

CLOSING DATE: 02 December 2016, Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

NOTE: For other relevant information and how to apply, please visit the Department’s website: www.dirco.gov.za. Your application must include a duly completed and signed Z83 form, accompanied by a CV and certified copies of qualifications and Identity Document.

All appointments will be subject to a process of security clearance, reference checking and qualification verification. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).We thank all applicants for their interest. The Department reserves the right not to make appointments. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within four (4) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

 

MANAGEMENT ECHELON

POST 46/10 / 20728/01: DIRECTOR: DIPLOMATIC TRAINING AND INTERNATIONAL TRAINING

Branch: Diplomatic Training, Research and Development
Chief Directorate: Diplomatic Academy

Directorate: Diplomatic and International Training Programmes

SALARY: R898 743 per annum, Level 13. This all-inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension fund and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of the applicable rules. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance contract.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate NQF level 7 qualification as recognized by SAQA or equivalent qualification; A post graduate (NQF 8) qualification will be added advantage; 5 years’ experience in middle/ senior management in the training environment.

COMPETENCIES: Understanding of South Africa’s foreign policy; Strategic leadership and management skills; Innovation and creativity skills; Effective negotiating capability; Orientation to public Service Awareness, ethical and professional behaviour; Understanding of the training delivery process; Knowledge of all legislative framework related to the Public Service Regulatory Framework.

DUTIES: Design and develop diplomatic training programmes; Manage the assessment processes for diplomatic training; Manage the delivery of diplomatic training programmes (outcomes based education) for diplomatic training; Manage accreditation process of diplomatic training programmes and compliance with legislative and other directives; Establish and maintain stakeholder relations and participate in Government training academies fora; Manage the overall performance of the directorate and participate in corporate governance.

ENQUIRIES: Ms N Mathe, Tel no: (012) 351-0674

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to directordtrd@dirco.gov.za Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

OTHER POSTS

POST 46/11: DEPUTY DIRECTOR: FOREIGN SERVICE

Branches: Africa (2 Posts); Global Governance and Continental Agenda (7 Posts); Asia and Middle East (3 Posts)

SALARY: R726 276 per annum. This all-inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of the applicable rules.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a three year National Diploma/Degree qualification in Political Science, International Relations or related fields as recognized by SAQA with two or more of the following subjects: Economics, International Trade and Investment, Political Economy, History, Development Studies, Political Science and Law; At least 6 – 10 years’ experience at junior management level in an International Relations field; A postgraduate qualification in Economics, International Relations or related field, with supervisory experience, will be an added advantage.

COMPETENCIES: Analytical skills; Written and verbal communication skills; Customer focus and responsiveness; Applied strategic thinking; The ability to impact on and influence others; Conflict management; The ability to network and build relationships; Planning, organising and applied project management skills; Problem-solving and decision-making skills Team leadership, including diversity management; People and financial management skills; Negotiation skills; Cultural and security sensitivity.

DUTIES: Serving in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, the officer will be required to work as a team member in support of South Africa’s foreign policy and strategic objectives. This includes the facilitation and implementation of the following services: Managing the Sub-Directorate dealing with a specific region/international organization; Ensuring the day-to-day implementation of policy and strategic objectives and priorities; Managing staff and resources; Ensuring the maintenance and regular updating of country profiles and analysis of trends and developments; Ensuring the accuracy of information on the executive database and departmental website; Ensuring the effective functioning of desk activities; Assessing and evaluating the policy positions, objectives and strategies of foreign countries/organisations within the area of responsibility and making recommendations on possible strategies for implementation of SA’s foreign policy objectives; Preparing submissions, reports and briefing documents to facilitate the development and implementation of foreign policy priorities and objectives, to inform Senior Management of developments and to facilitate effective decision-making and problem-solving; Supporting South African missions abroad with appropriate information and/or materials to enhance their effectiveness; Developing and facilitating implementation of programmes and agendas and providing substance support for diplomatic activities, such as State, Official or Working Visits and bilateral or multilateral interactions; Liaising with counterparts at partner departments and foreign missions/international organisations to advance South African interests; Preparing/providing substance support for responses to Parliamentary Questions; Providing substance support for departmental processes, such as Strategic Planning, Annual Reports, progress and performance reports, Portfolio Committee briefings and other such reports, as may be required.

ENQUIRIES: Mr M Ramoshaba, Tel no: (012) 351- 0259

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to ddfs@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/12 / 20728/02: DEPUTY DIRECTOR: FRENCH LANGUAGE TRAINER AND COORDINATOR

Chief Directorate: Diplomatic Academy
Directorate: Language Services and Training

SALARY: R612 822 per annum, Level 11. This all-inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of the applicable rules.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate NQF level 7 qualification as recognized by SAQA with French as a major subject; At least three (3) years’ recent experience in training French as a foreign language at a tertiary institution; South African citizenship

COMPETENCIES: Fluency in French; Excellent French writing skills; Knowledge and skills of language teaching and language proficiency assessment; Knowledge of global trends in teaching French as a foreign language; Ability to interpret and translate; Advanced level of computer literacy; The use of technology in language training; The design of digital material for French language training; Experience with French e-learning platforms; Excellent administrative skills; Knowledge of South Africa’s foreign policy; Leadership and management skills; Inter-personal skills; Client orientation and customer focus; Problem solving skills.

DUTIES: Coordinate and manage French language training; Provide French language training to officials from DIRCO and other Government Departments; Provide on-line support and tutoring for e-learning students; Design training courses in French for the Directorate: Language Services and Training; Convert course material into electronic training material; Design effective French language assessment tools; Assess trainees; Manage the Directorate’s assessment process; Undertake research that informs training in the Directorate.

ENQUIRIES: Ms C Colarossi, Tel no: (012) 351 0101

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to ddfrench@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Candidates should be prepared to present a 10 minute mock beginner lesson. Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement

 

POST 46/13 / 20728/05: DEPUTY DIRECTOR: GOVERNANCE, PERFORMANCE AND IT AUDITS 2 POSTS

Chief Directorate: Internal Audit

SALARY: R612 822 per annum, Level 11. This all-inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of the applicable rules.

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate NQF level 7 qualification as recognized by SAQA in Information Technology, Informatics, Computer Science; At least 4 - 8 years’ experience in IT Auditing of which 4 years should be at a junior or middle management level; Higher / Postgraduate Diploma (NQF level 8) in Computer Auditing as well as studying towards a professional qualification, e.g. CIA / CA (SA) / CISA would be an added advantage; Registration with Professional Body such as CIA/ CA (SA) / CISA; Active membership with Isaca will be an advantage; Ability and willingness to travel extensively abroad; Valid code B driver’s license.

COMPETENCIES: Knowledge and implementation of COBIT and COSO Frameworks; Information Technology /Finance experience; Information Technology knowledge (IT Infrastructure, IT Operations, IT Security, ERP systems); Experience in auditing techniques (CAATs), data analytics, including scripting; Understanding of business processes and systems; Knowledge and understanding of enterprise-wide risk management; Knowledge of the public sector regulatory framework, e.g. the Public Finance Management Act and Treasury Regulations; Strategic and analytical thinking; Leadership skills; Client service orientation; Interviewing and investigating skills.

DUTIES: Provide strategic and operational management support for the ICT Audits; Manage and execute the Information Technology Audits; Conduct internal audit in a computer environment; Review and execute audit plan.

ENQUIRIES: Ms B Bangani/ Mr P Thipa Tel no: (012) 351 0047/1461

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to ddgperf@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/14: DEPUTY DIRECTOR: OPERATIONAL, COMPLIANCE AND FORENSIC AUDITS

Chief Directorate: Internal Audit

SALARY: R612 822 per annum, Level 11. This all-inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of the applicable rules.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate NQF level 7 qualification as recognized by SAQA in Internal Audit and Financial Accounting with specialization in Forensic Investigations; At least 4 – 8 years’ experience in Internal Audit with knowledge of Forensic Auditing of which 4 years should be at a junior or middle management level; Postgraduate Diploma (NQF level 8) in Internal Auditing as well as studying towards a professional qualification, e.g. CIA / CA (SA) and knowledge of forensic auditing would be an added advantage; Active membership with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is compulsory (proof of membership to be provided); Ability and willingness to travel extensively abroad; Valid code B driver’s license.

COMPETENCIES: Strategic and analytical thinking; Knowledge of auditing/internal auditing; Leadership skills; Understanding of business processes and systems; Knowledge of the public sector regulatory framework, e.g. the Public Finance Management Act and Treasury Regulations; Client service orientation; Interpersonal skills; Computer literacy; Knowledge and understanding of enterprise-wide risk management; Ability to work independently and under pressure.

DUTIES : Provide strategic and operational management support for the Compliance Audits; Review and execute audit plan; Conduct internal audit in a computer internal audit in a computer environment; Identify the indicators of fraud and other irregularities; Perform supervisory / management responsibility for the sub-directorate; Recommend management measures to improve the economical, effective and efficient utilisation of resources within the DIRCO.

ENQUIRIES: Ms B Bangani/ Mr P Thipa Tel no: (012) 351 0047/1461

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to ddocfa@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/15 / 20728/06: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Branch: Corporate Management
Directorate: Employee Health and Wellness (EHW)

SALARY: R612 822 per annum, Level 11. This all-inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of the applicable rules.

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology as recognised by SAQA; Proof of registration with Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA); At least 6 to 10 years’ relevant post qualification experience.

COMPETENCIES: Thorough knowledge of psychosocial (Employee Health and Wellness) issues in the workplace; Sound knowledge of all employee health and wellness framework in Public Service; Trauma and crisis management skills; Knowledge of the relevant legislation and prescripts; Knowledge of relevant psychometric tests; Analytical thinking; Problem-solving skills; Communication and interpersonal skills; Planning and organising skills; Counselling and psychotherapeutic skills; Facilitation and presentation skills; Report-writing and project management skills.

DUTIES : Implement psychological interventions to DIRCO employees and their families; Conduct psychological interventions to transferred officials and their families; Implement health and productivity programmes; Conduct training and capacity building on mental health issues; Keep abreast with the latest trends and development on psychological, health and wellness issues.

ENQUIRIES: Mr M Teka Tel no: (012) 351 1692

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to cp@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/16 / 20728/08: DEPUTY DIRECTOR: STATE GUESTHOUSES (Guesthouse Manger)

Branch: State Protocol & Consular Services
Directorate: State Guesthouses

SALARY: R612 822 per annum, Level 11. This all-inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of the applicable rules.

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a three year National Diploma/Degree qualification as recognized by SAQA in Hospitality Management or related field; At least 3 - 5 years junior management experience in Hospitality Services; Valid code B driver’s license.

COMPETENCIES: Project management skills; Strong planning and organisational skills; Strategic capability and leadership; Financial management skills; Customer focus; Negotiation and networking skills; Problem solving skills; Supervisory skills; Computer literacy; Competency in a foreign language would be an advantage; Willingness to travel and work long hours.

DUTIES : As core responsibilities, the incumbent will direct and co-ordinate activities in the day-to-day operation at one of the State Guesthouses and will provide efficient catering services to our Principals and guests as required; Implementing strategic, dynamic and proactive Guesthouse services; Managing catering and accommodation services; Manage events services in the Guesthouses; Manage planning, budgeting and purchasing processes at the Guesthouse; Manage the overall performance of Guesthouse personnel; Additional duties for the successful candidate will include ad hoc projects within the Directorate/Branch.

ENQUIRIES: Ms M Ramoraswi, Tel no: (012) 351 1161

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to ddguesth@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a practical exercise. Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/17: DEPUTY DIRECTOR: STATE VISITS

Branch: State Protocol and Consular services
Directorate: State Visits

SALARY: R612 822 per annum, Level 11. This all-inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of the applicable rules.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a three year National Diploma/Degree qualification as recognized by SAQA in Public Management Studies or related field; A valid Top Secret Security Clearance; 3-5 years’ experience in junior management level; Valid code B driver’s license.

COMPETENCIES: Project management skills; Strong communication and interpersonal skills; Strong planning and organisational skills Communication skills (verbal and written); Ability to work long, irregular hours and under pressure; Negotiation skills; Networking skills; Problem solving skills; Computer literacy; Ability to attend to detail; Leadership skills; Willingness to travel extensively, both domestically and abroad; Computer literacy; Knowledge and understanding of protocol procedures and guidelines; Financial management.

DUTIES: To manage the process of incoming and outgoing visits of the President and the Deputy President, Minister and Deputy Ministers of Department of International Relations and Cooperation; Manage the process of all visits abroad of the President, the Deputy President, the Minister and Deputy Ministers of International Relations and Cooperation and their spouses, as well as visits by foreign Heads of State and Government, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, their Deputies and their spouses to the Republic of South Africa; Responsible for liaison between the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and 2nd and 3rd spheres of Government in terms of protocol and to facilitate incoming/outgoing visits of delegates following the evaluation and implementation plan; Ensure adherence to the prescripts of the State Protocol Manual and Operational Guidelines and Procedures in planning and executing official visits; Manage the Sub-Directorate and provide direction and technical support; Manage state assets.

ENQUIRIES: Mr G M Koessler, Tel no: (012) 351-10961

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to ddstatev@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/18: DEPUTY DIRECTOR: ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2 POSTS

Office of the Chief Operations Officer
Directorate: Organisational Development

SALARY: R612 822 per annum, Level 11. This all-inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of the applicable rules.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate NQF level 6 qualification as recognized by SAQA in Management Services or equivalent qualification; At least 3-5 years of experience at a junior managerial level in Organisational Development and Job Evaluation; Possession of a certificate in Job Evaluation by the school of governance; PERSAL Certificate will be an added advantage.

COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of Public Service Act, Public Service Regulations; Knowledge of guides, principles and directives in the Organisational Development field; Knowledge of job evaluation and the development of job descriptions; Knowledge of project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle; Planning and organising skills; Problem solving and decision making; Policy analysis and development, facilitating and people management skills; Ability to work as a team and independently; Ability to work under pressure; Adaptability and analytical thinking.

DUTIES: Develop and review job evaluation policy of the department; Manage and provide organisational design support services; Provide business process re-engineering and management support services; Manage and provide job evaluation and the development of job descriptions; Manage and conduct work-study investigations to improve organisational effectiveness and efficiency; Manage the resources of the sub-directorate.

ENQUIRIES: Ms LL Mogakane Tel no: (012) 351 0438

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to ddod@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Candidates will be subjected to a practical exercise. Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/19: OFFICE MANAGER TO DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL

Branches: State Protocol and Consular Services (1 post); Finance and Asset Management (1 post)

SALARY: R612 822 per annum, Level 11. This all-inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of the applicable rules.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of an undergraduate qualification (NQF level 6) qualification as recognized by SAQA in Office Management / Administration / Social Science / Finance or related fields; At least 3 - 5 years relevant experience on a junior management level; Experience working with SA missions abroad would be an added advantage; In-depth knowledge of Government policies and international relations would be an advantage; Valid code B driver’s license.

COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of relevant applicable public service wide regulations; Knowledge and understanding of South Africa’s Foreign Policy; In-depth knowledge of budget and procurement processes; Ability to resolve simple technical problems/issues in his/her field; Remains abreast with the procedures and processes that apply in the office of the DDG; Knowledge, capabilities and practices associated with the support of administrative and management activities; Knowledge and ability to use computers and technology efficiently; Computer literacy (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

DUTIES : Provide effective and efficient management and administrative support service of the office of the DDG; Manage, administer and facilitate the budget processes in the office of the DDG; Manage and implement effective secretariat support functions; Prepare and process submissions and other documentation in the office of the DDG; Manage staff under supervision.

ENQUIRIES: Ms T Mahlangu, Tel no: (012) 351-1576

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to ddoff@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/20: DEPUTY DIRECTOR: DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITIES

Directorate: Diplomatic Immunities

SALARY: R612 822 per annum, Level 11. This all-inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured in terms of the applicable rules.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a three year National Diploma/Degree qualification as recognized by SAQA in Public Management Studies or related field; 3-5 years of experience at junior managerial level in Public Management; Experience in Protocol would be an added advantage.

COMPETENCIES: Client focus; Interpersonal Skills; Numeracy; Quality control and coaching; Stress tolerance; Innovation; Information monitoring; Organisational and planning skills; Computer literacy.

DUTIES: Manage the Diplomatic Accreditation process in terms of the legal prescripts and in accordance with the Service delivery Charter; Provide advice to relevant stakeholders and clients on matters related to accreditation of diplomats; Manage and coordinate the development of Business Process Management project (BPM); manage the sub-directorate.

ENQUIRIES: Mr A Laubscher, Tel no: (012) 351 10605

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to dddipli@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/21: ASSISTANT DIRECTORS: FOREIGN SERVICE

Branches: Africa (8 Posts); Global Governance & Continental Agenda (5 Posts); Americas and Europe (1 Posts) and Asia and Middle East (6 Posts)

SALARY: R389 145 per annum, Level 10

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a three year National Diploma/Degree qualification in Political Science, International Relations or related fields with two or more of the following fields: Economics; International Trade and Investment; Political Economy; Political Science; International Relations; History; Development Studies; At least 3 years related experience in the fields mentioned above within an international relations environment.

COMPETENCIES: Analytical skills; Written and verbal communication skills; Client service focus and responsiveness; the ability to manage conflict; the ability to network and build relationships; Planning and organisational skills; Problem solving and decision-making skills; Negotiation skills.

DUTIES: Serving on a bilateral or multilateral desk, the successful candidates will be required to work as part of a team in support of South Africa’s foreign policy and strategic objectives. This includes the facilitation and implementation of the following services: Managing the process for the development of country profiles/profiles of international organisations; Analysing and evaluating trends and developments in foreign countries/ international organisations and making recommendations on policy considerations; Conducting research on relevant issues and drafting submissions, reports and briefing documents to facilitate the development and implementation of foreign policy priorities and objectives; Supporting South African missions abroad by offering appropriate information and/or materials to enhance their effectiveness; Providing logistical substance support for diplomatic activities, such as State, Official or Working Visits and bilateral or multilateral interactions; Liaising with counterparts at partner departments and foreign missions/international organisations to advance South African interests; Preparing/providing substance support for responses to Parliamentary Questions; Providing substance support for departmental processes, such as strategic planning, annual reports, progress and performance reports, Portfolio Committee briefings and other such reports, as may be required; Assisting with the routine and developing work of the desk.

ENQUIRIES: Ms T Mahlangu, Tel no: (012) 351 1576

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to asdfs@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/22 / 20728/03: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINER

Chief Directorate: Diplomatic Academy
Directorate: Language Services and Training

SALARY: R311 784 per annum, Level 09

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of a three year National Diploma/Degree qualification as recognized by SAQA with English as a major subject; Post graduate qualification (NQF level 8) in teaching and or linguistics; At least three (3) years’ recent experience in training English at a tertiary institution; South African citizenship.

COMPETENCIES: Advanced computer literacy; Excellent communication skills; Planning, co-ordination and organising skills; Problem-solving skills; Sound interpersonal relations; Client orientation and customer focus; The ability to work as a team member; Knowledge of South African foreign policy/international politics; Exposure in teaching English as a foreign language; Assessor / Moderator training.

DUTIES: Train English to DIRCO officials; Design English language training courses; Convert language trainers’ course material into electronic training programmes; Design, co-ordinate and execute assessments for language training; Account and report to the Deputy Director.

ENQUIRIES: Ms C Colarossi, Tel no: (012) 351-0101

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to asdenglish@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Candidates should be prepared to present a 10 minute mock-lesson on English for diplomatic purposes. Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/23 / 20728/04: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: SPANISH LANGUAGE TRAINER

Chief Directorate: Diplomatic Academy
Directorate: Language Services and Training

SALARY: R311 784 per annum, Level 09

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or a SAQA approved equivalent qualification with Spanish as a major subject; At least three (3) years’ recent experience in training Spanish as a foreign language at a tertiary institution; South African citizenship; Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate Bachelor's Degree or a SAQA approved equivalent qualification with Spanish as a major; At least three years recent experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language at an institute of higher learning; South African citizenship.

COMPETENCIES: Fluency in Spanish; Good communication skills; Leadership skills; Planning and coordination skills; Problem-solving skills; Excellent administrative skills; Advanced computer skills; Use of technology in language training; Client orientation and focus; Sound interpersonal relations; Ability to work as a team member; Assessor or Moderator training; Knowledge of South African foreign policy/international politics.

DUTIES: Train DIRCO and other public sector officials in Spanish; Design training materials in Spanish for the Directorate: Language Services and Training; Design, co-ordinate and administer assessments for language training; Undertake research that informs progressive language training.

ENQUIRIES: Ms C. Colarossi Tel no: (012) 351-0101

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to asdspanish@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Candidates should be prepared to present a 10 minute mock beginner lesson. Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/24: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: OPERATIONAL, COMPLIANCE AND FORENSIC AUDITS

Chief Directorate: Internal Audit

SALARY: R311 784 per annum, Level 09

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of an undergraduate Diploma(NQF level 6) qualification as recognized by SAQA in Internal Audit / Financial Accounting with specialization in Forensic Investigations; Postgraduate diploma (NQF level 8) in Forensic Audits or a Certificate in Criminal Justice would be an added advantage; Studying towards the CFE / CIA / CA (SA) qualification and knowledge of forensic auditing will be an added advantage; At least 3 – 5 years’ experience in auditing of which 1 year must be at a supervisory level; Active membership with the IIA is compulsory (proof of membership to be provided); Membership with the ACFE will be an added advantage; Ability and willingness to travel extensively abroad; Valid code B driver’s license

COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of the public sector regulatory framework, e.g. the PFM and Treasury Regulations; Client service orientation; Interpersonal skills; Computer literacy; Knowledge and understanding of enterprise-wide risk management; Ability to work independently and under pressure.

DUTIES : Plan, execute and review audits; Participate in conducting internal audit in a computer environment; Identify the indicators of fraud and other irregularities; Provide strategic and operational management support for the Forensic and Compliance Audits; Perform supervisory Responsibilities.

ENQUIRIES: Ms B Bangani/ Mr P Thipa Tel no: (012) 351 0047/1461

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to asdocfa@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/25 / 20728/07: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: PHOTOGRAPHER 2 POSTS

Branch: Public Diplomacy
Directorate: Publishing and New Media

SALARY: R311 784 per annum, Level 09

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a three year National Diploma/Degree qualification as recognized by SAQA in Photography; At least 3 – 5 years’ experience in the photography field; Extensive knowledge on Single Lense Reflex (SLR) digital cameras; Extensive knowledge of editing programmes on Apple Macintosh Computers (Adobe Photoshop); Newspaper photography will be an added advantage (photo journalism); Extensive travel required nationally and internationally (Short notice / irregular hours); Valid code B driver’s license.

COMPETENCIES: Basic understanding of South Africa’s foreign policy; Computer literacy on (Apple Mac, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office); The ability to capture the essence of each event in an extremely limited timeframe; The technical ability to capture the photograph correctly exposed, in focus and composed; Packaging and distribution high quality and informative photographs to stakeholders; Ability to download photographs, caption all images before handing over to the picture librarian for back-up; Ability to arrange all logistical arrangement for the shoot (accreditation, traveling etc.); Excellent communication and written skills; Good interpersonal skills; Analytical skills, networking and building relations; Conflict management; Problem solving and decision making; Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines; Ability to work in a team and as individual; Time management.

DUTIES: Provide photographic coverage of ministerial and departmental events: Ensure that all logistical arrangements are done prior to event; Determine desired images and picture composition; Select and adjust camera equipment achieve desired results; Take photographs of events; Adhere to relevant protocol required at all time; Dress appropriately according to DIRCO’s dress policy. Prepare and distribute photographic material for internal and external stakeholders: Place file info on images; Prepare (resize, clean image, select appropriate image) images for distribution; Email or place images on CD or Flash disk for distribution to stakeholders; Place all images in the Picture Library and on Social Media platforms i.e. Flickr. Build and maintain platforms suitable for distribution of DIRCO images Identify new platforms for photographic materials; Create new media contacts where photographs can be used; Supply media with images.

ENQUIRIES: Ms M Greeff, Tel no: (012) 351 11743

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to asdphoto@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Shortlisted candidates should present a portfolio of five (5) images, relevant to the position; Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a practical exercise. Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/26: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITIES

Directorate: Diplomatic Immunities

SALARY: R311 784 per annum, Level 09

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a three year National Diploma/Degree in Public Management Studies or related field; 3-5 years of experience in Protocol or related field.

COMPETENCIES: Client focus; Interpersonal Skills; Numeracy; Quality control and coaching; Stress tolerance; Innovation; Information monitoring; Organisational and planning skills; Computer literacy.

DUTIES: Formalize appointments of South African Heads of Diplomatic Missions in terms of international practices; Process the documentation for the accreditation of foreign Diplomatic Heads of Mission; Supervision of staff.

ENQUIRIES: Mr A Laubscher, Tel no: (012) 351 10605

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to asddipli@dirco.gov.za

NOTE: Please quote the reference number or post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.

 

POST 46/27: OFFICE MANAGER TO THE CHIEF DIRECTOR

Branches: Public Diplomacy (3 Posts); State Protocol and Consular Services (1 Post); Diplomatic Training, Research and Development (1 Post); Corporate Management (1 Post); Office of the Chief Operations Officer (1 Post); Africa (2 Posts); Global Governance and Continental Agenda (1 Post); Asia and Middle East (1 Post) and Americas & Europe (3 Posts) Salary Level 9

SALARY: R311 784 per annum

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in possession of an appropriate NQF level 6 qualification as recognized by SAQA in Office Management / Secretarial Studies or related field; At least 3 – 5 years of experience in Administration and / or secretarial field; Supervisory experience will be an added advantage; Valid code B driver’s license; In-depth knowledge of Government policies and international relations would be an advantage.

COMPETENCIES: Established excellent relations with stakeholders and service providers; Excellent communication and written skills; Good interpersonal skills; Accuracy and attention to detail; The ability to work in a team and with external stakeholders; In-depth knowledge of and skills in compiling and monitoring budgeting expenditure; Attention to detail; Problem-solving ability; The ability to work under pressure; Reliability and good organisational skills; Research skills; Willingness to work long hours; Computer literacy (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

DUTIES : Liaise with various stakeholders within and outside the Department; Provide an information and office management function to the CD; Manage correspondence & distribution of documents; Compile and monitor budgetary expenditure for the CD; Provide logistical support to the CD; Undertake special projects and ad hoc duties.

ENQUIRIES: Ms N Ramoshaba, Tel no: (012) 351 1521

APPLICATIONS: Please e-mail your application to asdoff@dirco.gov.za

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