DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
APPLICATIONS : May be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to: Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria.
FOR ATTENTION : Human Resources Management
CLOSING DATE : 02 October 2023
NOTE : Application must be submitted on a New signed Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department accompanied by a recent detailed Curriculum Vitae only, to be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications, Senior Certificate, identity document and driver’s license on or before the day of the interview. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The National Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the Department’s equity plan. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for employment, including but not limited to: Criminal records; Citizenship status; Credit worthiness; Previous employment (reference checks); and Qualification verification. Short-listed candidates will be expected to avail themselves at the Department’s convenience. Entry level requirements for SMS posts: In terms of the Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days & Minimum Entry Requirements for SMS that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a requirement for all applicants for SMS posts from 1 April 2020 is a successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG) submitted prior to appointment. The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into SMS and the full details can be obtained by following the below link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entryprogramme/. Furthermore, candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. 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 person appointed to this position will be subjected to a security clearance, the signing of performance agreement and employment contract. The Department reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you have not been contacted within three 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Re-advertisement previously applied employees need not re-apply as previously applied application will still be considered.
SALARY : R1 162 200 per annum, (all-inclusive salary package)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : An undergraduate qualification in Natural/Physical Sciences/ Environmental Development Planning or relevant qualification on (NQF7) within the related field as recognised by SAQA. Applicants must have five (5) years of experience at a middle/senior managerial level within the field of Environmental Management. Knowledge of environmental and development issues (globally, regionally, locally). Proven competence in the area of sustainable energy Training courses in Greenhouse Gas. Specialist knowledge of the latest international and national theory and developments in respect of environmental impact, land use and spatial planning legislation, policies, and strategies. Ability to manage and plan for activities including projects. Ability to develop, interpret and apply policies, strategies and legislation. Knowledge of HR management practices, legal issues, negotiations and dealing with conflict. Demonstrated grounding in finance, Public Service procedures and policies. Knowledge of HR management practices, legal issues, negotiations skills and ability to deal with conflict; Stakeholder engagement; Strategic Capability and Leadership; Programme and Project Management; Financial Management; People Management and Empowerment.
DUTIES : Conduct research and prepare greenhouse gas data and related information to facilitate the development, review and refinement of SA national emissions trajectory and development of emissions pathways and scenarios. Provide support on climate change mitigation interventions undertaken to facilitate implementation of South Africa’s Low Emission Development. Analyse and report progress in the implementation and effects of key mitigation actions to South African and international audiences. Continuously develop and upgrade the tools/ system that will be used to evaluate, monitor, and verify national climate change mitigation responses. Facilitate and coordinate carbon sinks research and climate change mitigation responses related to land and ocean. Facilitation of the development, review and alignment of existing and new sector policies, legislation and regulation that have an impact on national carbon sinks. Facilitate and coordinate arrangements for the implementation of carbon sinks programmes and projects through formalization of institutional arrangements. Facilitate research and analysis to inform climate change mitigation decision and responses for the Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use sector. Conduct research to facilitate the development, review and refinement of SA national emissions trajectory and development of emissions pathways and scenarios.
ENQUIRIES : Mr J Witi Tel No: (012) 399 9048