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Deputy Director: Tourism Safety

Western Cape Government

Department Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Deputy Director: Tourism Safety, Ref No. DEDAT 2019-04

Salary level 11
Enquiries Mrs I van Schalkwyk at (021) 483 9494
Job Type Permanent
Location – Country South Africa
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Town / City Cape Town

Job Purpose

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism is seeking to appoint an individual who is able to facilitate the creation of opportunities to influence economic growth and job creation within the Tourism industry with a key focus on tourism safety. This post is based in Cape Town.

Minimum Requirements
An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (National Diploma/B-Degree) in Tourism and/or Economics or related; A minimum of 3 years’ Management experience; A valid code B driving licence.

Experience working in Government; Project Management experience; Report writing skills; Stakeholder management.

Key Performance Areas
Facilitate the development of sector strategies and policies including the implementation thereof; Maintain networks with key stakeholders and ensure horizontal and vertical alignment with the tourism sector (including tourism safety); Identify sector specific blockages and participate in the unblocking of opportunities in order to achieve strategic outcomes; Oversee, co-develop and support programmes to improve sector competitiveness and development; Facilitate, support and implement an enabling environment for tourists; Human Resource and Financial Management of the sub-directorate.


Knowledge of the following:
HRM processes; Labour relations; Financial management; Project management; Public Serve procedures; Applicable policies and procedures; Relationship management; Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape; Proven computer literacy; Conflict resolution; Problem solving and decision making skills; Creative thinking; Teamwork.

All-inclusive salary package of R 697 011 per annum (Salary Level 11)

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.

Notes Note: 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.

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 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.