Department of Communications and Digital Technologies: Director-General

Department of Communications and Digital Technologies

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies is inviting applications from persons who are suitably
qualified to join the Department as it strives to be the employer of choice in the Public Service and the preferred
place in the ICT sector for intellectual stimulation, leadership growth and national contribution.
Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must
be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Failure to
submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. All qualifications are subject
to verification. Due to the large volumes of responses anticipated, receipt of applications will not be acknowledged,
and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. All Senior Management Service
appointments are subject to security clearance procedures before and after assumption of duty,
declaration of financial interests within 30 days of appointment, entering into an employment contract and
signing of a performance agreement. Competency assessments as well as technical exercises will be
conducted for all SMS posts. Before a letter of appointment will be issued, the successful completion of
the Public Service Senior Management Leadership Programme (Nyukela) as endorsed by the National
School of Government available as an online course on www.thensg.gov.za will be required. If you have
not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date, please accept that your application was
unsuccessful. Please note that CV’s submitted will be destroyed after the three (3) months period. The Department
reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). Candidates, whose
appointment/promotion/transfer will promote the achievement of employment equity within the Department, will
receive preference.
CLOSING DATE: 21 August 2020
SMS POST
POSITION: DIRECTOR-GENERAL: COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES (5
YEAR CONTRACT) (REF: DG01)
SALARY: An all-inclusive package of R1 978 533 per annum (Salary Level 16), comprising of a
basic salary (70% of package, employer’s contribution to the Government Employee
Pension Fund (15% of basic salary) and a flexible portion. A non-pensionable allowance
equal to 10% of the annual all-inclusive remuneration package is also payable.
CENTRE: Pretoria, Hatfield
REQUIREMENTS: A comprehensive understanding of public policy, preferable in the ICT sector, and
proven knowledge of the dynamics of the new converged environment. A Senior
Certificate, an Undergraduate Qualification and a Post Graduate Qualification (NQF
level 8) as recognized by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Applicants
should have 8 to 10 years of experience at a senior managerial level (at least 3 years
of which must be with any organ of State as defined in the Constitution, Act 108 of 1996).
Advanced knowledge of South African ICT sector, its policies and how they are
impacted on by global development will be an added advantage. COMPETENCIES:
Extensive knowledge of the Public Service Regulatory Frameworks, inclusive but not
limited to the Constitution, Public Service Act and Regulations, Public Administration
Management Act, 2014 (PAMA), the Public Finance Management Act, 1999, Supply
Chain Management procedures and other relevant prescripts. Sound knowledge of the
ICT regulatory environment. Sound financial and economic monitoring/analysis
capabilities, and proven change management abilities. Advanced knowledge of
management and service delivery innovation, problem solving skills and analysis
attributes. Be client and customer oriented and be computer literate. Excellent
communication skills, both verbal and written. Analytical thinking and research skills.
Strategic thinker / leader / manager who can operate at various levels and in a complex
stakeholder environment. Sound knowledge of the political economy in terms of the ICT
sector.
DUTIES: Reporting to the Minister, the Director-General will be responsible for providing strategic
leadership and direction in delivering the mandate of the Department. He/she will:
Provide overall strategic leadership of the department to achieve the strategic goals and
outcomes of the department. Act as the Accounting Officer of the department in ensuring
that the resources allocated to the department are optimally used to achieve the
strategic objectives of the department. Coordinate and facilitate an affordable
broadband access throughout the Republic, particularly in under-serviced areas (rural
and townships) in line with SA Connect. Coordinate and facilitate the implementation
and completion of BDM. Facilitate and coordinate the development of an inclusive
information society and knowledge economy through the comprehensive e-strategy.
Ensure that all the State-Owned Companies (SOCs) under this department function
optimally and deliver on their respective mandates and where necessary they are
rationalised in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Review Committee.
Facilitate and contribute to the development of modern, sustainable, competitive and
affordable Postal and ICT sector in the Republic. Ensure that there are effective and
integrated policies to drive the growth of this sector in South Africa.
ENQUIRIES : Ms Mathope Thusi +27 12 421 7100