Vacancy: Director-General

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Director-General: Arts and Culture (5-year contract appointment)

Salary: An all-inclusive remuneration package of R1 570 254 per annum, consisting of a basic salary (70% of the total remuneration package), the State’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund (13% of basic salary) and a flexible portion that may be structured in termsof applicable rules and guidelines Ref.: 15914/01 Centre.: Pretoria The position of Director-General in the Department of Arts and Culture is the highest executive position, which is responsible for providing overall leadership, management and strategic direction to the Department.

Requirements: ●Applicants must be in possession of at least a three-year Bachelor’s degree or National diploma in the field of Arts and Culture, Heritage or any other relevant field ●A post-graduate qualification in Social Science will be an advantage ●At least 12 years proven experience in a senior managerial and leadership position ●Extensive knowledge and understanding of the Arts and Culture sector ●In-depth knowledge of Government legislation, policies and the National Programme of Action ●A high level of financial and people management skills ●The ability to inspire staff and communicate effectively in a wide range of situations ●Change and knowledge management skills ●Programme management and Service Delivery Innovation (SDI) ●Problem-solving and analytical skills ●Client orientation and customer focus ●Strong strategic and leadership abilities ●Good communication and interpersonal skills ●Good networking skills.

Key Performance Areas: As the Accounting Officer and Head of the Department, the Director-General will be responsible for ensuring that the Department delivers on the following strategic goals:

●A transformed, coherent and development focussed sector (driving greater policy and planning coherence in the sector towards the achievement of sectoral development outcomes) ●Nation-building through effective social cohesion programme implementation (leading nation-building and societal transformation through effective social cohesion programmes and a focus on multi-lingualism) ●A productive, diverse and inclusive Arts, Culture and Heritage (ACH) sector (protecting, preserving, promoting and developing ACH and advancing the socio-economic inclusivity and contribution of the sector) ●Sound fiscal management and a sustainable ACH sector (ensuring the effective utilisation and leveraging of ACH resources for the benefit of all South Africans) ●Sound governance and modernised systems and processes (sound governance and the modernising of the ACH sector to ensure its efficiency and effectiveness) ●A professional and capacitated ACH sector (building the skills and capacity of the sector to ensure its ongoing development and responsiveness.

Please note: •The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract and sign an annual performance agreement •All short-listed candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks and the successful candidate will have to undergo full security vetting •All applicants are required to declare any conflict or perceived conflict of interest •All applicants are required to disclose memberships of boards and directorships that they may be associated with •The successful candidate will have to annually disclose his/her financial interests •Identified candidates will be subjected to a Government specific competency assessment.

Enquiries: Ms N.P. Maloka, tel. 012 441 3730.

The Department of Arts and Culture is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and it is the intention to promote representivity in the Public Sector through the filling of this post. Persons whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representivity will therefore receive preference. An indication in this regard will expedite the processing of applications. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Government department or online at ALL sections of the Z83 must be completed and signed and the application form should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV (including two recent and contactable referees) and originally certified copies of the applicant’s ID and educational qualifications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) prior to the selection process. If an applicant wishes to withdraw an application, this must be done in writing.

Failure to submit the required documentation will automatically disqualify applications. No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted. The Department reserves the right not to fill the above-mentioned post.

Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number and the name of this publication to: The Chief Director: Human Resource Management, Department of Arts and Culture, Private Bag X897, Pretoria, 0001. Applications can also be hand-delivered to the Department of Arts and Culture, Kingsley Centre, 2nd Floor, corner Church and Beatrix Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria.