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SALARY: R376 596 per annum

CENTRE: Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) in Public Administration/ Business Management/Development Studies/ Economics. Minimum of 3 years experience at a Functional Specialist level. Computer Literacy (MS Office Packages). An additional advantage to those in possession of a B/EB driver’s license. Possess skills in problem-solving, planning, organising, analytical thinking, interpersonal, client orientation, customer relations/focus, advanced stakeholder relations, service delivery, innovation and networking.

DUTIES: Conduct research aimed at identifying best practices for new programmes for informal businesses. Research implementation challenges on existing models, programmes and mechanisms. Conduct comparison studies between the available tools on the informal sector ecosystem to assist in selecting the best fit for the South Africa informal businesses. Provide technical and administrative support service. Draft designs for new models, programmes and mechanisms to accelerate the development of informal businesses. Coordinate the pilot of new and revised models, programmes and mechanisms. Pilot programmes to test readiness for implementation or where adjustments should be made to new and improved programmes. Conduct monitoring inspections and write inspection reports on the implementation of informal businesses programmes. Implement norms and standards, identify weaknesses and gaps in service delivery and implement innovative opportunities to improve service delivery. Communicate with internal, external stakeholders. Draft general (basic to complex) correspondence such as response letters, emails, status reports, presentations, memos, and submissions. Give advice on procedural and technical related matters in respect of policies, procedures and strategies to ensure compliance.

ENQUIRIES: Enquiries for all advertised posts should be directed to the recruitment office on Tel No: (012) 394-5286/ 41140 / 43097

NOTE: Candidates must quote the reference number for the abovementioned position on the subject line when applying i.e. “REF NO: ASD LED”

APPLICATIONS: can be submitted by email to:  by quoting the relevant reference number provided on the subject line.

CLOSING DATE: 04 June 2021 at 16h00. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

NOTE: Applications must quote the relevant reference number and consist of: A fully completed and signed New Z83 form (newly prescribed z83 form effective 01 January 2021); a recent comprehensive CV; contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses must be indicated); copies of qualifications (if available or may be requested at a later stage) and ID document. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). All non-SA citizens must attach a certified copy of proof of permanent residence in South Africa. Personnel suitability checks will be done during the selection process. Applicants could be required to provide consent for access to their social media accounts. All shortlisted candidates for SMS and/or MMS (MMS optional) posts will be subjected to (1) a technical exercise, (2) a generic managerial competency assessment. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 1 month of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Department of Small Business Development is committed to the pursuit of diversity and redress. Candidates whose appointment will promote representativity in terms of race, disability, and gender will receive preference (as per EE Plan). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement within 3 months of appointment, as well as completing a financial interest’s declaration form within one month of appointment and annually thereafter. The Department reserves the right not to fill or withdraw any advertised post. Note: a new application for employment (Z83) form is applicable from 01 January 2021. The new form can be download online at

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