Department of Rural Development and Land Reform: Director

Posted on :

11 Dec, 2013

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SALARY : R771 306 per annum (Level 13) (All inclusive package to be structured in accordance with the
rules for SMS)

LLB Degree or equivalent qualification in law. * At least 5 years appropriate recognised and proven
experience in the development and drafting of legislation after obtaining the relevant law degree
(applicants must cite examples of legislation drafted by them and attach copies if possible). * At
least 4 years experience as a middle manager in the public service or private sector. * Computer
skills. * Valid driver’s licence. * Preparedness to travel extensively across the country. * The
following will be an added advantage: * Successful completion of a legislation drafting course. *
Excellent communication skills. * Presentation skills. * Knowledge of the Department’s policies and


Manage the Directorate: Legislation Development under the supervision of the Chief Director:
Legal Services. * Supervise the Legislation Specialists and Legislations Researchers. * Manage
the Department’s legislative programme and ensure that targets on the programme are met. *
Continuously liaise and co-operate with the Policy Research and Development Unit to ensure that
policy and legislation development are co-ordinated and supplement each other. * Research the
law for purposes of amending legislation or drafting new legislation. * Draft legislation. * Present
Bills to Parliamentary committees. * Manage the entire process necessary to have Departmental
legislation passed by Parliament. * Develop an action plan for each Bill and manage compliance
with the action plans by all roll players. * Develop subordinate legislation (Proclamations,
Regulations and Government Notices). * Advise the Minister and Director-General on all legislative
matters. * Create capacity in the Department with regard to the development of legislation. * Give
strategic and operational direction to the Directorate. * Serve on various committees and task
NOTE : Appointment is subject to a positive security clearance and the signing of a performance agreement.
CLOSING DATE : 03 January 2013
IMPORTANT : Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number to: The Department of Rural
Development and Land Reform, Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or hand it delivered to 184 Jeff
Masemola Street, (Formerly known as Jacob Mare) corner of Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger streets,
Pretoria, for the attention of: Human Resource Management.
The suitable candidate will be selected with the intention of promoting representivity as
contemplated in the relevant component’s Employment Equity Plan.


The Department reserves the right not to appoint any applicant in this position and reserves the
right to conduct pre-employment security screening. We are zero tolerance to fraud and
corruption Department and we urge you to report any suspicious of fraud and corruption to the
National Anti-Corruption Hotline (NACH) 0800 701-701.
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Applications must be submitted on form Z 83, obtainable from any Public Service Department and
should be accompanied by a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (previous experience must be
comprehensively detailed) and certified copies of qualifications, service certificates and identification
document. Applicants with foreign qualifications must submit a SAQA evaluation report on the
qualification. Non-SA citizens must attach a certified copy of proof of permanent residence in South
Africa. In addition to completing the Z83, applicants are required to disclose any pending criminal,
disciplinary or any other adverse allegations or investigation against them. Applicants must also provide
the full names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three referees. Failure to submit the
requested documents may result in your application not being considered. (Applications lacking
evidence of relevant experience will not be considered). If you apply for more than one post in the
Department, please submit separate application forms for each post. Applicants will be expected to be
available for selection interviews at a time, date and place as determined by the Department. If you
have not been contacted for an interview within three months of the closing date, please note that your
application was not successful. Correspondents will be entered into with short-listed candidates only.

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