Stats SA: Deputy Director-General

Stats SA

Stats SA provides scientific knowledge that enables society to understand complex socio-economic
phenomena. It draws its mandate from the Statistics Act, 1999 (Act No 6 of 1999). Stats SA strives to
excel in the following five competencies: Intellectual capability to lead the scientific work of statistics,
Technological competence for purposes of large-scale processing and for complex computations and
accessibility of information to the public, Logistical competence for deployment of (forward and reverse)
logistics of large-scale field operations and for strategic choices regarding operational efficiency and
cost-effectiveness, Political competence in understanding the political environment without being
political or Politicised (commitment of delivery without fear or favour), Administrative competence: The
ability of bringing it all together.

CLOSING DATE : 18 September 2020
NOTE : Applications must be submitted online and must be completed in full on all fields
including the declaration part. Clear indication of the post and reference
number that is being applied for must be stated. A recent, comprehensive CV,
specifying all qualifications and experience, with respective dates and certified
copies of qualifications and ID must be uploaded on the system. General
information: Candidates whose appointments promote representativity in terms
of race, gender and disability will receive preference. All shortlisted candidates
for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test
relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be
communicated by the Department. The shortlisted candidate(s) will be required
to undergo a Competency Assessment and must be available for interviews at
a date and time determined by Statistics South Africa. One of the minimum
entry requirement for SMS position is the pre-entry certificate. For more details
on the pre-entry course visit: The successful candidate(s) will be
required to sign an annual performance agreement, disclose his/her financial
interests and be subjected to security clearance. Applications that do not
comply with the requirements will not be taken into consideration. If you have
not received a response from this Department within three months of the closing
date, please consider your application unsuccessful. NOTE: Statistics South
Africa reserves the right to fill or not fill the below-mentioned posts.
NO: 01/09/20HO
SALARY : R1 521 591 per annum (Level 15) (All-inclusive Remunerative Package)
CENTRE : Head Office, Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : A NQF level 8 qualification in Demography, Statistics, Sociology or Economics,
At least 8 years of relevant experience at senior management level,
Demonstrated understanding of statistical ethics and the fundamental
principles of official statistics, Extensive quantitative research experience,
Demonstrated competence and a proven track record in managing large
household surveys or censuses and compiling statistical reports, A good
understanding of Government policies and initiatives and the role of information
in Government decision-making, Demonstrated strategic and operational
management ability and experience, Experience in leading and managing
transformation, change and diversity, Ability to work in cross-cutting/functional
projects/teams, Knowledge of MS Office Suite, A valid driver’s license.
DUTIES : Drive the production of health and vital statistics including causes of death,
registered births, tourism and migration, marriages and divorces, and other
health statistics, Drive the production of social statistics covering education,
social security and service delivery, Drive the production of population statistics
in relation to census and community survey data, Drive the production of
demographic dynamics including mid-year population estimates (community
survey), Drive the production of labour market statistics and information on
emerging phenomena for measuring employment, Drive the production of
poverty and inequality statistics and information of the dimension of poverty,
Drive research projects to better respond to user demands, Promote
continuous service delivery improvement, Provide leadership in strategic and
operational planning, Ensure effective personnel and financial resource
management, Ensure the continuous service delivery improvement, Represent
Statistics South Africa in national, regional and international forums.
ENQUIRIES : Ms M Montsho Tel No: (012) 310-4889