Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries: Chief Director-Financial Management

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries


FOR ATTENTION : Human Resource Management
CLOSING DATE : 28 September 2020
NOTE : Application must be submitted on a signed Z83 form obtainable from any Public
Service Department and must be completed in full accompanied by certified
copies of qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached) ID document,
a valid Driver’s License (all attached documentation must not be older than 6
months) together with the recent Curriculum Vitae 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. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to
screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for employment,
including but not limited to: Criminal records; Citizenship status; Credit
worthiness; Previous employment (reference checks); and Qualification
verification. Short-listed candidates will be expected to avail themselves at the
Department’s convenience. Entry level requirements for SMS posts: In terms
of the Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training
Days & Minimum Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April
2015, a requirement for all applicants for SMS posts from 1 April 2020 is a
successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme as
endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is
available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into SMS and the full
details can be obtained by following the below
link: The
successful candidate will be required to provide proof of completion of the NSG
Public Service Senior Management Leadership Programme Certificate for
entry into the SMS. Furthermore, candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will
be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical
elements of the job. Following the interview and the technical exercise, the
Selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial
competency assessment in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the
implementation of competency based assessments. The person appointed to
this position will be subjected to a security clearance, the signing of
performance agreement and employment contract. The department reserves
the right not to make an appointment. If you have not been contacted within
three 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that
your application was unsuccessful. Consideration will be given to the
candidates who previously applied and meet the requirements, and therefore
they need not apply.
“The incumbent will perform the functions of a Chief Financial Officer for the
SALARY : R1 251 183 per annum (An all-inclusive annual remuneration package)
CENTRE : Cape Town
REQUIREMENTS : A relevant degree in Commerce and postgraduate degree in financial
management (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA with a minimum of 5 years’
experience in a senior managerial position within finance; coupled with
expertise in Financial, Facilities, Supply Chain and Revenue Management
related fields. The incumbent should have knowledge of the Public Finance
Management Act, 1999 (Act 1 of 1999) (PFMA) and other relevant legislation,
the planning and budgeting framework for Government (MTEF) as well as
Government financial policies and processes including budgeting and
reporting. The incumbent is required to have knowledge and understanding of
accounting standards and practice including International Financial Reporting
Standards (IFRS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GRAP). In
addition, the incumbent should possess knowledge of the White Paper on the
Transformation of Public Service Delivery (Batho Pele) and other relevant
Government imperatives and priorities. The successful candidate will be
expected to provide leadership and strategic direction as well as ensure the
provision of sound financial management to the Fisheries Branch and the
effective administration of the Marine Living Resources Fund (MLRF).
DUTIES : To provide strategic leadership, direction, advice and support to the
Branch/Fund. Ensure effective management of the Marine Living Resources
Fund. Oversee the provision of effective and sound financial management with
the Branch/Fund. Ensure effective governance and compliance within the
branch/fund. Ensure the provision of effective asset and liability management
within the branch/fund. Oversee the management of resources of the Chief
Directorate. SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Financial Management. Strategic
capability and leadership. Service Delivery Innovation (SDI).Problem solving
and analysis. People management and empowerment. Client orientation and
Customer focus. Communication. Honesty and Integrity. Change
ENQUIRIES : Ms S Middleton Tel No: (082) 371 6088

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