DCoG Vacancies

Deputy Director: Disaster Risk Reduction and Planning

REF NO: 26086/01

SALARY : R733 257 per annum (Level 11) (All-inclusive remuneration package) CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : A three-year National diploma/Bachelor’s degree in Disaster Management/Development Studies/Environmental Management/Sciences/Natural Sciences/Public Administration and/or Management qualification or equivalent with 3 to 5 years’ experience in a disaster risk management field. Additional requirements: A driver’s license and travel extensively. Generic competencies: Planning and organising. Coordination. Problem solving and decision making. Project management. People management and empowerment. Client orientation and customer focus. Team leadership. Diversity management. Communication (verbal and written). Technical competencies: Policy and legislation relevant to the disaster risk management function in South Africa and Internationally. Concept of disaster risk reduction. Project management methodologies. Provincial and Local Government environment. Core philosophy of disaster risk reduction and mainstreaming risk reduction into development initiatives. Intergovernmental Relations. Knowledge, understanding, interpretation, packaging and application of spatial data.

DUTIES : The successful candidate will perform the following duties: Facilitate the development, coordination and alignment of disaster risk reduction and disaster management planning. Develop guidelines on the integration of disaster risk reduction plans into Integrated Development Plans, Spatial Development Frameworks and climate change adaptation. Develop national risk reduction strategies and national preparedness and response plans for each specific risk/hazard. Facilitate and manage the establishment of public private partnerships to promote risk reduction and enhance resilience of communities, infrastructure, environment and business to disasters. Conduct disaster assessments and assess 15 the post disaster recovery projects and reports to enhance disaster risk reduction programmes and disaster management plan

APPLICATIONS : Applications may be posted to URS Response Handling, P O Box 11506, Tiegerpoort, 0056; submitted electronically via email: cogta42@ursonline.co.za or via fax: 086 415 5709. FOR

ATTENTION : URS Response Handling Tel No: 012 811 1900

CLOSING DATE : 31 May 2019

ENQUIRIES : Ms M.J. Lekalakala Tel No: (012) 848 4616

NOTE : The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process and the verification of educational qualification certificates. Applications must be submitted on a signed Z83 Form (application form), obtainable from any Public Service department website, and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of ID and all qualifications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and to provide proof of such evaluation. Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date will not be considered. It is important to note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all information and attachments in support of the application are submitted by the due date. Due to the large number of responses anticipated, correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. Thank you for the interest shown in the Department.