Department of Home Affairs: Deputy Director-General

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Department of Home Affairs

CLOSING DATE : 18 September 2020
NOTE : Applications must be sent to the correct address specified at the bottom of each
position, on or before the closing date; submitted on the Application for
Employment Form (Z.83), obtainable at; accompanied by a
comprehensive CV, citing the start and end date (dd/mm/yr) of each
employment period to be considered, including the details of at least two
contactable employment references (as recent as possible); accompanied by
a copy of the Applicant’s ID, valid driver’s license and relevant educational
qualifications. Applicants who possess (a) foreign qualification(s), must also
submit the evaluated results of such qualifications, as received from the South
African Qualifications Authority (SAQA); and limited to 2.5MB in size, if
emailed. Should an automated acknowledgement of receipt not be received
when an application is emailed, this could mean that the application did not
reach the Department due to the size of the attachments. Should this occur,
kindly resend the application in 2/3 parts, splitting the attachments accordingly.
Shortlisted Candidates will be subjected to an interview and technical test(s)
(which test Candidates’ demonstrated professional and technical competency
against the job requirements and duties). Candidates potentially considered
suitable after the interview and technical test(s), will be subjected to a
competency assessment (which tests the Candidates’ demonstrated
proficiency in the professional dimensions attached to the level of the post);
employment suitability checks (credit, criminal, citizenship, employment
references and qualification verifications); and will be required to complete the
online “Pre-entry Certificate to Senior Management Services” course. The
course is available at the National School of Government (NSG), under the
name “Certificate for entry into the SMS”. Full details can be obtained via the
following link: Candidates wishing to be considered for appointment, are
encouraged to enrol for this course immediately. Appointed persons will be
required to enter into an employment contract; serve a prescribed probation
period; and successfully undergo an appropriate security clearance process
within a prescribed timeframe.
Branch: Information Services
SALARY : R1 521 591 – R1 714 074 per annum (Level 15), (An all-inclusive remuneration
package) structured as follows: Basic salary – 70% of package, State
contribution to the Government Employee Pension Fund 13% of basic salary.
The remaining flexible portion may be structured in terms of the applicable
remuneration rules.
CENTRE : Head Office, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : An undergraduate qualification in Information Technology / Information System
/ Computer Science / Engineering Electrical Computer / Software Engineering
/ Information Security or any cognate field at NQF level 7, and a post graduate
qualification at NQF level 8 as recognised by SAQA. 8-10 years’ experience at
a Senior Management level. A Master’s degree in a relevant field will serve as
an added advantage. Extensive experience in the ICT environment is required.
In depth knowledge and understanding of the GITO Strategy, Standards,
Norms and Policies, as well as GITO Council Regulations. Knowledge of
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Knowledge of the
Protection of Information Act and Minimum Information Security Standards
(MISS). Understanding of Corporate Governance principles (King III), the
Public Service Regulatory Framework, the Public Finance Management Act
and Treasury Regulations, Supply Chain Management policies as well as
Human Resource Regulatory Frameworks. Sound knowledge and
understanding of Departmental Legislation and prescripts. Good strategic
capability and leadership skills. Ability to innovate service delivery. Client
orientation and customer focus. Strong technology
– and business acumen.
Ability to lead change management initiatives. Good networking,
communication, negotiation and problem solving skills. Ability to translate
Technology language into English. Business report writing and presentation
skills. Sound people management and empowerment, as well as financial
management skills. Good program and project management capability. Policy
interpretation, business continuity and accountability. Knowledge and
information management skills. Ability to take decisions and initiate action.
Stamina and the ability to demonstrate resilience whilst working under
pressure. Good time management skills. Computer literate. A valid drivers’
license, willingness to travel extensively and work extended hours are
: The successful candidate will be responsible for, amongst others, the following
specific tasks: Provide strategic direction on IT Operations, IS Governance and
Special Initiatives processes. Provide IT Strategy that is aligned to business
needs / requirements. Oversee the smooth operations of Information Services
Governance programmes, availability of all information systems and IT
infrastructure. Provide strategic direction on strategic alignment of the Branch,
enterprise architectural design, risk and quality service standards, as well as
innovations across the Business Units. Ensure the alignment of
project/programme initiatives with National Policy, imperatives and
international benchmarks. Provide strategic guidance on the establishment
and sign
-off on Project Charters, Governance forums, Resourcing (including
budget/funding) and expected deliverables. Ensure the establishment of an IS
project office. Provide strategic direction for large scale, international and inter

departmental programmes where required. Provide strategic direction on IS
infrastructure, Applications Management and IT Service Management
operations. Provide strategic leadership on the alignment of the National
Strategic Objectives, policy and standards (IT Technology Infrastructure
Library), and the management of ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure
Library) principles within the ICT department, towards achieving ISO 20000
accreditation. Establish a customer relations management strategy for the
Branch. Provide strategic direction on the development of change control
procedures for the ICT team supporting the Change Release Manager. Provide
strategic leadership on the Configuration Management process of hardware
and software assets and the effective management thereof. Develop a
software management strategy in line with the software licenses and ISO
19770 standards. Ensure the effective management of the server room, data
centres, desktops, software, input and output devices, LAN, WAN, information
system security and cyber security. Provide strategic direction on adoption and
implementation of cloud based technology. Provide strategic direction on all IT
Finances in line with Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). Oversee the
management and optimisation of Branch’s budget and expenditure in line with
financial requirements. Oversee the development of financial strategies to
determine the right approach to the market to deal with issues that might arise from contracts issued or tenders. Ensure compliance to policies, standards,
and guidelines in line with recognised financial provisions (i.e. PFMA, Treasury
Regulations, PPP (Preferential Procurement Policy Framework), Government
Recognised and Accepted Accounting Practices (GRAAP). Provide strategic
direction, leadership and ensure strategic repositioning. Participate in the
strategic planning process for the DHA and ensure the cascading of, and
delivery on, the strategic objectives to the Branch. Provide strategic leadership
and expert advice on the interpretation and implementation of Information
Services Legislation and Regulations. Provide strategic advice to the
Accounting Officer on matters that have strategic and financial implications on
Information Services operations. Ensure business transformation and
partnership with various stakeholders. Align tactical plans to business
requirements to ensure effective strategy execution. Liaise with various internal
and external stakeholders to support capacity building initiatives. Provide
strategic direction on the re
-engineering of Standard Operating Procedures
(SOPs) for the Branch, and the identification and implementation of service
delivery improvement initiates. Guide the Branch towards improved IS
performance. Represent the Department in Cluster Committees and other
Government Forums. Build and maintain relationships with internal
stakeholders, Information Services Agencies and other spheres of
government. Oversee the practice of good corporate governance and
compliance pertaining to financial policies, legislations and regulations.
Manage compliance with legislation, regulations, DHA policies, procedures
and audit requirements. Provide strategic direction on the implementation of
national norms and standards where applicable. Report on all risk and financial
indicators including e.g. financial losses, overpayment, etc. according to
required formats. Manage Resources (Human, Financial and Physical) within
the Branch. Monitor and report on the Branch’s performance. Ensure alignment
between Business- and Resource Plans. Implement effective talent
management processes within the Branch (attraction, retention, development).
Manage compliance with the performance management system. Ensure that
employees are equipped with the required skills and resources to perform
optimally. Manage the financial resources, assets, supply chain processes, and
service contracts of the Branch in accordance with relevant Legislation and
Policy Frameworks. Monitor and effectively manage the Branch’s financial
ENQUIRIES : Ms C Mocke Tel No: (082) 301 8580

Leave us your email address and we'll send you all of the new jobs and details