RESEARCH AND POLICY ADMINISTRATOR: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

REF NO: RPA/SPB/2019/04-1C

CLOSING DATES: 13 MAY 2019

PERIOD: 12 months contract

SALARY : R208 584 (basic salary) per annum (Level 06) plus 37% in lieu of benefits

CENTRE : Strategy and Policy Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate three year tertiary qualification (at least 360 credits) preferably in Public Management/Public Administration/Policy Development with 18 months proven experience in policy and research methodology or Grade 12 with three years proven experience in policy and research methodology. Preference shall be given to candidates with prior pension administration experience. Computer literacy that includes a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office packages. Knowledge of Public Service Act and Regulations, Public Service Legislation and Regulatory framework. Knowledge of South Africa’s Pension Fund Law. Knowledge of policy development and review process. A good understanding of government policies. Ability to research, write and present high quality policy analysis. Strong interest in government policy affairs. Fluent in Business English. Research skills. Organizing and coordination skills. Critical thinking. Attention to detail. Time management skills. Verbal and written communication. Strong report writing skills. Stakeholder management. Analytical thinking. Business ethics (honesty and integrity). Professionalism. Proactive and resourceful. Dynamic, flexible, reliable and attentive to detail.

DUTIES : The purpose of the position is to provide research and policy administrative support, and the co-ordination, implementation of policy review and development activities within the Strategy, Policy and Business Continuity Unit. Assist in conducting research activities on sector specific programmes: Assist in conducting needs analysis and identifying areas of research. Provide research input for the analysis required to develop, implement, review and evaluate new and existing policies. Assist in the drafting of research specifications, based on needs analysis. Conduct research, using different research methodologies, within timeframes and budget. Assist in responding to external and internal research enquiries. Assist in the compilation of formal research reports. Assist in maintaining the repository of research products and facilitate dissemination of research results: Implement and maintain a research library. Manage numbering and archiving system of researched products. Assist in recording and monitoring research project plans. Create access paths to academic journals. Interact with academic librarians. Assist in the development and review of new and existing policies for the Department: Analyse and identify out-dated policies per business unit in their order of importance for review. Assist in developing and revising business units’ policies. Assist in drafting new policies. Assist in the development and implementation of the checklist for all policies. Develop monthly reports. Support to ad hoc business unit projects: Provide regular support when needed to all ad hoc business unit projects.

ENQUIRIES : Mr Lesiba Sehlapelo Tel No: 012 399 2710

APPLICATIONS : Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or hand-deliver to 14 Loop Street, Cape Town.

FOR ATTENTION : Human Resource Management

NOTE : Must be submitted on a Z83 form with a copy of a comprehensive CV, certified copies of qualifications and ID document in order to be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. The persons appointed to this position will be subjected to a security clearance. The department reserves the right not to make an appointment. No faxed, e-mailed and late applications will be considered. If you have not been contacted within three 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. For more information regarding the requirements and duties in respect of each position, please visit our website at www.environment.gov.za. Click on vacancies and ensure you follow the correct link to the position of interest.