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Assistant Director: Business Planning

Western Cape Government

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Title Assistant Director: Business Planning
Department of Social Development
Salary level 9

Ms M Johnson at (021) 4836 3781

Job Purpose:
The Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government seeks to employ a competent individual to perform the strategic and operational planning processes for the department. This post is stationed in Cape Town.

Minimum Requirements:
An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (National Diploma/B-degree); A minimum of 3 years relevant experience.


Key Performance Areas:
Coordinate and conduct the strategic and operation planning processes for the department; Facilitate and perform all tasks required in the strategic planning process; Facilitate and perform all tasks required in the development of the annual performance plan and simultaneously collaborate with the directorate finance in the development of the EPRE; Develop the project plan; Perform all tasks required in the development of the operational plan; Gather and analyse all relevant information; Compile strategic documents and reports; Collaborate with the Directorate: Research and Strategic Information Management in the compilation of strategic documents and reports to inform the business planning cycle; Develop SDIPs (Service Delivery Improvement Plans); Design project plans to develop SDIPs for the department; Perform all required tasks in the publication of the Annual Performance Plan, Annual Report and citizen’s report for the department; Collaborate with the sub-directorate communication in the printing, translation and proof-reading of the annual performance plan.

Knowledge of the following: Applicable policies, legislation, guidelines, standards, procedures and best practices; Public service procedures; Labour Relations Act; Strategic management processes; Global, regional and local political, economic and social affairs impacting on the Western Cape Government; Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape; Strategic thinking skills; Project management skills.

R356 289 per annum (Salary level 9)

Note on remuneration:
Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.