ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: DISASTER RESPONSE COORDINATION REF NO: COGTA21/04/ADDRC
SALARY: R376 596 per annum (Level 09)
REQUIREMENTS: A Grade 12 Certificate, a three-year Bachelor’s degree, or a three-year National Diploma in Development Studies, Environmental, Social Science, Disaster Management, or equivalent qualifications. A minimum of 3 to 5 years in the Disaster Risk Management field or related field. A valid driver’s license. The successful candidate is expected to travel extensively. Generic competencies: Planning and organizing. Coordination. Problem-solving & decision making. Project Management. Client orientation and customer focus. Team leadership. Diversity management. Communication (verbal and written). Technical competencies: Policy and legislation relevant to the disaster risk management function in South Africa, the region, and internationally. Provincial and Local Government environment. Intergovernmental Relations.
DUTIES: The successful candidate will perform the following duties: Coordination of disaster response process: Coordinate the mobilization of resources across sectors before, during, and after the disaster occurrences. Conduct disaster damage assessments and facilitate disaster classification process. Maintain the disaster incident reporting system. Update and maintain the database on disaster classifications and declarations. Monitor and report on the disaster grant-funding to organs of state. Assist in the review and updating of guidelines on classification and declaration processes. Facilitate the development, review, and assessment of the disaster response and contingency plans of organs of state. Participate in the task teams on disaster planning and response. Coordination of disaster recovery process: Analyse and assess the progress of implementation of reconstruction and rehabilitation projects. Monitor the professional service providers for damage assessments and cost verification. Review and update the PSP standard operating procedures. Inculcate good practices on disaster recovery particularly on the building back better principle. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of disaster intervention measures: Facilitate the establishment of integrated institutional structures to enable effective disaster response. Monitor and report on the implementation of immediate integrated and appropriate response and relief measures. Capture and populate data in the M&E system. Assist in ensuring compliance with regards to the Division of Revenue Act (DORa) and related frameworks on grants expenditure reporting, transfer of grants, annual review of grant frameworks, and DORa. Render support and technical guidance to organs of state, stakeholders, and structures on disaster response: Prepare and update reports, represent the department, and present reports to relevant structures. Facilitate and coordinate the participation of stakeholders in the existing structures for disaster response. Provide technical guidance to stakeholders on the implementation of the Disaster Management Act. Assist in the coordination of stakeholders and facilitation of engagements on disaster response matters. Provide secretariat services to relevant structures and engagements within the directorate and the NDMC.
ENQUIRIES: Ms. M Pitso Tel No: (012) 848 4606
APPLICATIONS: for application, inquiries contact Asanda Mpelwana. Basadzi Media and Personnel PTY (LTD) has been appointed to the Response Handling for these COGTA vacant positions.
CLOSING DATE: 14 April 2021
NOTE: Applicants are advised that a new application for employment (Z83) has been in effect since 1 January 2021. The new application for employment form can be downloaded at www.dpsa.gov.za-vacancies. Applications submitted using the old Z83 form will not be accepted. Applications must be accompanied by (1) a comprehensive CV, with specific starting and ending dates in all relevant positions and clarity on the levels and ranks pertaining to experience as compared to the Public Service, as well as at least 2 contactable references, (2) a copy of the applicant’s South African ID Document, (3) a copy of the applicant’s drivers’ license, (4) a copy of the Grade 12 Certificate as well as all qualifications mentioned in the CV, (5) a SAQA verification report for foreign qualifications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and to provide proof of such evaluation. Incomplete applications, applications received after the closing date, or applications without SAQA verification reports for foreign qualifications will not be considered. The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process and the verification of educational qualification certificates. It is important to note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all information and attachments in support of the application are submitted by the due date. Due to the large number of responses anticipated, correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful