Forestry Fisheries and the Environment Circular 23 of 2021




Department Of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


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, marked for the attention: Human Resources Management.

CLOSING DATE                     :           12 July 2021

NOTE                                        : Application must be submitted on a New signed Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department and must be completed in full accompanied by certified copies of qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached), ID document, a valid Driver’s License (all attached documentation must not be older than 6 months) together with the recent Curriculum Vitae in order to be considered. Please note that should you not use the newly amended Z83 and completed, initialled, and signed in full, the department reserves the rights to disqualify your application. 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). 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:                                                                                                                 The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of completion of the NSG Public Service Senior Management Leadership Programme Certificate for entry into the SMS. 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.




POST 23/05                             :           DIRECTOR: FORESTRY SECTOR TRANSFORMATION REF NO: FMO02/2021


SALARY                                   : R1 057 326. per annum (An all-inclusive annual remuneration  package)  The  remuneration package includes a basic salary (70% of package), State’s contribution to the Government Employee Pension Fund (13% of basic salary) and a flexible portion which can be structured according to the individual’s personal needs.

CENTRE                                  :           Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  : An appropriate Undergraduate qualification in Forestry/ Natural Science or relevant qualification within the related field (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA. Extensive experience in the relevant field. Applicants must have 5 years of experience at middle management level. Knowledge of Expanded Public Works programme, integrated sustainable rural development and urban renewal programme. Knowledge and understanding of Transformation programmes. Understanding of the Transformation regulatory Transformation Act, Skills Development Act, Skills Levies Act, Environment, and legislation. Undertaking of skills audit. Knowledge of policy development and business process management. Understanding of change


management and financial management. Programme and Project Management skills. Sound organising, planning and leadership skills. Excellent communication, analytical, innovative, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work under pressure and long hours. Proof of completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG).

DUTIES                                    : Ensure coordination and administration of the Forest Sector Charter Codes. Ensure effective functioning and funding of the Forest Sector Charter Council. Facilitate the development and ensure effective implementation of the Forestry Transformation Strategy and priorities. Manage and facilitate the development of capacity for transformation in the sector. Implement the transformation sector calendar. Conduct surveys, data analysis and implement intervention plans. Coordinate the reporting process for participants. Facilitate funding to promote and support transformation of the sector. Ensure coordination and facilitation for the growth of the sector in line with the Masterplan. Ensure governance structures required for the implementation of the Masterplan are operational. Monitor and evaluate targets set in the Masterplan. Promote and monitor the implementation of transformation programmes. Facilitate the development of a database for vulnerable groups (i.e, youth, women, people living with disabilities and communities) within the forestry sector. Create awareness on sector forestry programmes with specific reference to Masterplan and the Transformation Charter. Liaison with key sector role players to promote the implementation of the Forest Sector Charter and the Masterplan.

ENQUIRIES                             : Ms Pumeza Nodada, Tel No: (012) 309 5702 / Cell: 0660827189

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