Job Opportunity: Assistant Director

The Head Office in Bisho is doing a re-advertisement for an Assistant Director for Special Programmes, Interested candidates should apply on or before the 19th of December 2022. The Salary Package ranges between R393 711 to R463 764 depending on working experience. For any questions about this Job Advert please contact Mr T. Gantsho/ Mr. O. Desi at Tel No: 043 605 7091 For e-Recruitment Enquiries send eMail to:


National Senior Certificate, a B Degree or Advanced Diploma (NQF 7) in Social Science or Development Studies, or any other pertinent equivalent qualification. In addition, you should have at least 3 years of relevant expertise in the field of special programs at a salary of 7 or 8. Having supervisory experience will be helpful. The following abilities and qualities are necessary: Decision-making, Diversity Citizenship, Organizational Communication Effectiveness, Problem Analysis, Self-Management, Computer Literacy, Team Membership, and Technical Proficiency are among the competencies that fall under this category. A current driving license (NB this does not apply to persons with disabilities).


Contribute ideas to the creation of SPU policies and guidelines. Ensure networking and lobbying on behalf of designated groups. Coordination and delivery of reports on regional program performance relative to SPU targets, which will include: Provide and facilitate capacity building programs, carry out departmental program education and awareness campaigns, and carry out administrative and associated tasks.


Applications must be filed on a properly filled-out New Z83 form, which can be found online at or at any Public Service Department as of January 1, 2021. While a fully completed and signed Z83 form as well as a thorough Curriculum Vitae are necessary, applicants are not required to send copies of their credentials or other pertinent papers at the time of application. NB: The Z83 is presently not downloadable and, as a result, cannot be signed. As a result, applicants who submitted their applications through the e-recruitment system will not be dismissed for an unsigned Z83; rather, they will be asked to sign on the day of the interview.

On or before the day of the interview, HR will need shortlisted candidates to provide certified copies of their credentials and other pertinent documentation. If you have a foreign degree, it must be provided with an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Your application will be rejected if any required documents are missing. Only the candidates who have been shortlisted will be able to correspond. Please acknowledge that your application was unsuccessful if you have not heard from us within six (6) months after the advertisement’s closing date. A personnel appropriateness check will be performed on the chosen individuals, including checks of their criminal histories, citizenship, financial situation, educational background, and prior employment. Security clearance procedures will also be applied to successful candidates.

Candidates may be required to take a skills or knowledge test, as appropriate. Successful candidates will be appointed following a twelve (12) month probationary period. If an applicant makes a false statement in their application materials, they will be automatically disqualified and, if they have already been hired, subject to disciplinary action. The Department retains the authority not to appoint anyone to the position that was advertised (s). People with disabilities and those who came from historically underprivileged communities are encouraged to apply.

The department’s employment equity goals shall be followed. For positions with SMS (Senior Management Service): For entry into the SMS posts, applicants must present or attach a pre-entry Certificate (Nyukela) as offered by the National School of Government (NSG), in accordance with the DPSA Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Compulsory Training, and Minimum Entry Requirements for Members of the Senior Management Level. For more information, visit Candidates who are hired will have a 12- to 24-month probationary term. Using the required DPSA SMS competence assessment tools, the competency assessment will examine general managerial competencies.

How To Apply

APPLICATIONS : Applications are submitted via one of the options below: Via the e-recruitment system which is available at The eRecruitment System Closes at 11:59 pm on the closing date. To report technical glitches, for any assistance regarding the system, and/or for activation of your profile, send an email with your ID Number, your profile email address, and details of the issue to: (NB: For technical glitches only – No CVs). Technical support is limited to working hours: (08:00 -16:30 Mon-Thursday and 08:00-16:00 on Fri). Should you submit your applications / CVs to: and not as specified – your application will be regarded as lost and will not be considered. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. No Faxed, No e-mailed applications will be accepted.