The Department of Small Business Development is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. It is the DSBD’s intention to promote representativity (race, gender, youth & disability). The candidature of persons whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representativity will receive preference.

SALARY : R424 104 per annum

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : Undergraduate qualification (NQF7) in Development Studies / Accounting Sciences / Agriculture & Environmental Sciences / Economic & Management Sciences / Human Sciences / Science / Public Administration / Engineering & Technology as recognised by SAQA. 3 years’ experience at a Functional Specialist level in a Regional and Local Economic Development Environment. Valid driver’s license. Have proven competencies: Communication (Verbal and Written), Planning and organising, Analytical Thinking and Problem-Solving, Interpersonal skills, Client orientation and customer focus, Stakeholder relations, Service delivery and innovation, Networking, and Project Management.

DUTIES : Review research aimed at identifying key challenges, needs, and trends in Local Economic and Regional Development. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to ensure alignment and integration of small business development support to enhance support at local and regional. Provide technical and administrative support service during working groups and facilitate implementation of resolutions on unlocking of barriers and management issues. Promote the role of local government in LED and Regional Development in line with the District Development Model (DDM) and other applicable policies and frameworks inclusive of but not limited to: (strengthening the role of state entities in partnership arrangements, clarifying the role of the private sector in contributing to and participating in partnership-driven initiatives). Communicate with stakeholders, clients, management & colleagues: Written, Verbal, and formal presentations/workshops/information sessions.

ENQUIRIES : Enquiries for all advertised posts should be directed to the recruitment office Tel No: (012) 394-5286/43097

APPLICATIONS : Candidates must submit applications to and quote the reference number for the abovementioned position on the subject line (email) when applying i.e. “REF NO: “REF NO: ASD: R&LEDC”

NOTE : The Department of Small Business Development is committed to the pursuit of diversity and redress. Candidates whose appointment will promote representativity in terms of race, disability, youth & gender will receive preference as per the DSBD EE Plan.

CLOSING DATE : 23 February 2024 at 16h00. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.