Director: Animal Health (AGR 46/2022 R1)

Director: Animal Health (AGR 46/2022 R1)

Job Purpose The Western Cape Government requires the services of a highly capable and self-motivated individual to manage animal disease surveillance, prevention and control for the Department of Agriculture. This individual must be able to engage and interact with stakeholders from a wide spectrum, including from grassroots to senior management level. This post is stationed in Elsenburg, Stellenbosch.
Minimum Requirements * Bachelor of Veterinary Science [BVSc / BVM Ch] (NQF Level 7); * Registration as Veterinarian with the South African Veterinary Council; * Minimum of 6 years middle management experience; and * Successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry Programme for entry into the SMS upon appointment. (Refer to note4 below).
Recommendation * Valid Driver’s licence; * Experience in State Veterinary Services and in disease control measures.
Key Performance Areas * Strategic management, guidance and advice in respect of Animal Health; *Strategic management of the directorate; * Financial management; * People management.
Competencies * Applied strategic thinking; * Interpretation and application of policies and procedures; * Creative thinking; * Facilitation skills; * Decision making; * Presentation skills * Communication (written and verbal) * Research skills * Sound budgeting * Computer literacy * Problem solving
Remuneration All-inclusive salary package of R 1 073 187. 00 per annum (Level 13). Note: The remuneration package consists of a basic salary (70%) and the employer’s contribution to the Pension Fund. The remainder of the package may be structured according to your personal needs.
Notes 1) Only applications submitted online will be accepted. 2) All shortlisted candidates must make themselves available to be interviewed at a date, time and place as decided by the selection panel. Please ensure that you submit your application on or before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department. Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214. 3) All shortlisted candidates 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. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (incompliance with the DPSA directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS Competency Assessment tools. 4) The nominated candidate will be required to complete the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme before they may be appointed into this post. The purpose of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme, which is a public service specific training programme applicable to all applicants who aspire to join the SMS, is to ensure that potential SMS members have a background on processes and procedures linked to the SMS. The duration of the online Pre-Entry Programme is 120 notional hours (15 days). Full details may be sourced by the following link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-preentryprogramme/ 5) Furthermore, thanks to the huge public interest we receive many applications for our positions, and as such will not be able to respond personally to all applications. Therefore, should you not hear from us within 10 weeks from close of advert please consider your application unsuccessful.

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