Gauteng Officer of the Premier




REF: 009458

SALARY: R1 978 533 – R2 228 820 (all-inclusive remuneration package) plus a 10% non-pensionable allowance applicable to Heads of Departments.


REQUIREMENTS: • An appropriate undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) in the Health sector and a postgraduate qualification in Public Management or Business Administration or equivalent • 8 to 10 years’ experience at senior management level of which 5 years’ must be as a member of the Senior Management Service (SMS) in the Public Service or equivalent senior management position • Extensive knowledge of legislation governing the Health sector in order to give sound advice and leadership.

KEY COMPETENCIES: • Proven ability to operationalize and ensure compliance with legislation and policy development at national, provincial and local level • Demonstrable experience in management at an executive level, with a multi-billion-rand budget as well as a good understanding of and competency in Financial Management Systems including cost containment, budgeting, expenditure control, revenue collection and revenue generation • Knowledge and understanding of government priorities • Insight into Government’s Outcomes Based Approach, including performance monitoring and evaluation. Strategic leadership change management and project management • Capabilities should include service delivery innovation, exceptional reporting skills as well as the ability to communicate eloquently, compliance with the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and financial regulatory frameworks underpinning good governance in South Africa • Excellent co-ordination, communication, networking, negotiation, corporate governance and multi-tasking skills • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work long hours • Willingness to work irregular hours and travel extensively.

DUTIES: • Support the Member of the Executive Council in her duties as political head of the portfolio • Serve as Accounting Officer of the Department in accordance with the provisions of the PFMA • Providing strategic leadership to the Department • Overseeing the development, implementation and monitoring of organisational programmes in line with organisational policies • Ensuring sound financial management and application of good corporate governance principles • Driving the implementation of the Growing Gauteng Together (GGT) 2030 Plan of Action and work closely with the Gauteng City Region (GCR) Executives, Accounting Officers, Oversight committees, stakeholders and business on implementing the Premier’s vision of a ‘smart province • Management of provincial entities reporting to the department including the repositioning of entities to drive the delivery agenda of the GPG, Overseeing the development, implementation and monitoring of Departmental programmes and projects; structures, systems and processes to deliver on mandates and contributing to the broader strategic environment of Gauteng • Work closely with the Health Intervention Task Team appointed by the Minister of Health and Premier to improve the delivery of sustainable healthcare to the citizens of Gauteng • Drive the Gauteng Provincial Government comprehensive health response to COVID-19 • Overall management of Health Services within the Gauteng Department of Health by aligning all departmental plans with the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement (NSDA), National and Provincial Government Strategic Objectives • Facilitation, promotion and implementation of a Health Service Delivery Model that will reduce the burden of disease within the province • Overall management of Health Services within the Gauteng Provincial Government by aligning all departmental plans with national and provincial government objectives and strategies • Coordination and management of the diverse responsibilities and relationships of the Department with internal and external stakeholders • Provision of strategic leadership that will contribute to the effective management of health services in the province • Represent the department at various intergovernmental fora at provincial and national level.

NOTE: This is a re-advertisement of REF NO 008391 candidates who previously applied should not re-apply as the applications will be reviewed. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts 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 committee will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment. The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract with the Premier of Gauteng and conclude an annual performance agreement with the Member of the Executive Council within three (3) months upon commencement of duty. The appointment of the successful candidate is subject to the issuing of a positive security clearance at the level of Top Secret by the State Security Agency. The incumbent will be required to disclose her/his financial interest in accordance with the prescribed regulations.

ENQUIRES: Ms Sylvia Mtshali, on tel: (011) 355 6280 or Ms Gugulethu Mdhluli, on tel: (011) 355 6178.

It is the department’s intention to promote equity by achieving all numeric targets as contained in the Department’s Employment Equity Plan by targeting the required race/gender for appointment. To promote equity, males of all races are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS: Applications may be directed to: The Director: Internal Human Resources Management, Ms Merles Motlhabane, Office of the Premier, 65 Ntemi Piliso Street, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg 2001 or by e-mail: or online at (GPG Professional Job Centre). (Please do not send applications to 30 Simmonds Street).


NOTE: Applications must be submitted on the new Z83 Form available on accompanied by copies of qualification(s), identity document (certified in the past 3 months), proof of citizenship if not RSA citizen, a comprehensive CV, indicating three reference persons: Name and Contact Numbers, A relationship with reference, Reference checks will be done on nominated candidate(s). Note: Failure to submit these documents will result in the application not being considered. Please do not send any original certificates, diplomas or testimonials. Applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are short-listed and that their appointment is subject to the outcome of these checks include security clearance, security vetting, qualification verification and criminal checking (It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority-SAQA). Note that correspondence will only be conducted with the short-listed candidates. If you have not been contacted by the Gauteng Office of the Premier within three (3) months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Note: Requirement for all SMS posts, Nyukela Programme: Pre-entry Certificate to Senior Management Services as endorsed by DPSA which is an online course, endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into the SMS and the full details can be sourced by the following link: All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts 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 department. Following the interview and the technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance 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 assessments tools. Gauteng Office of the Premier reserve the right to utilise practical exercise/test for non-SMS positions and during the recruitment process (candidates who are shortlisted will be informed accordingly) to determine the suitability of candidates for the post(s). Gauteng Office of the Premier reserves the right to cancel the filling/not fill a vacancy that was advertise during any stage of the recruitment process. We thank all applicants for their interest.