Director Policy and Research


Director- Policy and Research


Policy and Research


R 1 057 326.00 per annum (All-inclusive package)

Matric plus a three-year Degree in Public Administration/Policy Development. A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience at middle/senior managerial level. Extensive experience in the development, review and analysis of policies in general, with specific to Human Settlements being an added advantage. Strong understanding and application of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Understanding of the operations, challenges and policy/legislation gaps of the human settlements sector. Ability to identify policy reviews following identified gaps in policies and legislation, to improve the provision of human settlements. An ability to coordinate units and information provision and analysis, to improve the provision of human settlements. Experience in developing or reviewing policies that cuts across through all spheres of government. A valid driver’s license. Competencies and skills: Report writing, Presentation skills, Computer literacy, Analytical thinking, Communication: verbal and written, Coordination skills, Service delivery oriented, Time management skills, Problem solving skills, Interpersonal skills.

Facilitate, manage, coordinate, review and advise on policy, research and development in respect of human settlements and related policies, for the Department of Human Settlements. Effectively manage the work of the directorate, provide support and an analysis of policies and legislation that may have an impact on the development of Human Settlements. Conducts or participates in the development, review, revision, interpretation and or implementation of policies, procedures, standards and guidelines. Participates in the planning, coordination, development and implementation of long term goals and objectives that supports the development of human settlements. Coordinates compliance with rules, regulations and policies. Develops and maintains an information hub of all policies and legislation, both developed by the Department as well as other entities that are an interested and affected part to the work done by the Department of Human Settlements. Develop policy related to all relevant programmes that facilitate the successful creation or management of human settlements and publish research on the impact thereof. Ensure effective personnel management. Manage allocated resources in line with the Public Finance Management Act and its related regulations. Representation of the Department of Human Settlements at various policy forums.

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Applications should be submitted strictly online at and it should be accompanied by a Z83, comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) as well as certified copies of qualifications and Identity. Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Following the interview and exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic management competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic management and development for SMS posts.


Ms. Khosi Kunene – 072 315 9992

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