Parliament South Africa Recruits Deputy Secretary

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11 Dec, 2013

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Government Jobs in South Africa

Parliament’s vision is to build an effective People’s Parliament, thereby sourcing talent that can be nurtured, developed and retained to achieve its organisational objective.
REF: TN/SN01/2013/CP
Remuneration package: R1 492 134 p.a. (5-year contract)
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing overall strategic leadership as the head of the Branch:
Core Business, to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of Parliamentary Core Services, as outlined in the
Constitution and other relevant South African Laws.

Key performance areas will include:

■ overall strategic management and planning to guide a multidisciplinary
executive management team in the following Divisions and Departments ■ executive management of House
Committees of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces ■ executive management of the
Committee and Content support, Research and Information Services, Language Services and Public Participation
■ portfolio leadership ■ people management ■ stakeholder relations.




■ an Honours degree in Political Science, Social Science or Legal Studies ■ 12 years’ varied
experience in general management, of which 5 years must have been at executive level ■ solid experience in
a Public and/or Parliamentary environment is essential.
Skills requirements include: ■ sound knowledge and understanding of law-making and oversight processes
■ thorough understanding of knowledge management and research capabilities ■ thorough knowledge of
Parliament’s role in International Relations ■ financial management acumen ■ thorough knowledge of all
relevant and applicable legislation, particularly the Constitution ■ thorough knowledge and understanding of
public participation ■ thorough knowledge of all relevant and applicable policies and procedures ■ seasoned
professional, with a proven track record in developing strategy to guide and inform management leadership
■ results-driven approach ■ excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate to teams ■ excellent
report-writing skills ■ sound diplomacy and political savvy ■ ability to build strategic partnerships ■ knowledge
of the Financial Management of Parliament Act [FMPA] and Parliament’s mandate.


Remuneration comprises a cost-to-company package, which incorporates all the large-company benefits. The
Parliamentary Services Administration promotes and applies the principles of affirmative action and equal
opportunity. Successful candidates will be expected to sign a performance contract.



How to Apply

Forward your covering letter and CV (not Z83), containing full personal and career details, certified copies of
qualifications and ID and three contactable employment referees, to Ayanda Mbanga Response Management,
P.O. Box 833, Green Point 8051.
Alternatively, you may forward your application via e-mail to:
(quoting the post title and reference number in the subject line).
PLEASE NOTE: The name and reference number of the post/s applied for must always be clearly indicated
in all correspondence. Candidates who do not submit the supporting documentation as requested, will not be
Closing date: 18 December 2013 at 16:30


Short-listed candidates will be subjected to a positive security clearance by the South African
Police Service and/or National Intelligence Agency (NIA), citizenship and qualification checks and
competency-based assessments

If you do not receive any response within two months
of the closing date, please accept that your application
has been unsuccessful. Regret correspondence will
only be with interviewed candidates


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