Government Technical Advisory Centre Circular 27 of 2021


The GTAC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and people with disabilities in particular. Our buildings are accessible for people with disabilities.


APPLICATIONS                     : Potential candidates may apply online on the GTAC website at Please visit the GTAC website at for more information. NB only online applications will be acceptable.

CLOSING DATE                     : 23 August 2021 at 12pm

NOTE                                       : Only South African Citizens, and Permanent Residents need apply as per PSR

  1. Applications should be accompanied by a duly completed and signed Z83 form (obtainable from any Public Service department). The post title and reference number must be clearly indicated on the Z83 form. A recent comprehensive CV accompanied by copies of qualifications, pre-entry certificate into Senior Management Services (SMS), and ID should be submitted. Certification of qualifications (originally certified copies of qualifications will be limited to shortlisted candidates). Short listed candidates must make themselves available for a panel interview on the date determined by the GTAC. All short-listed candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks and the successful candidate will undergo the SMS Competency Assessment and security vetting in order to confirm employment. Late applications, and those not meeting the requirements, will not be considered. If you have not received feedback from the GTAC within 1 month of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful. Note: The GTAC reserves the right to fill or not fill the advertised posts. The DPSA Directive on Compulsory Capacity Development, Mandatory Training Days and Minimum requirements was amended with effective date of 01 April 2020. According to the directive requirement for appointment at SMS level will be the completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry programme as endorsed by the National School of Government. The applicant should therefore have a proof that they have registered the for the Pre-entry certificate and have completed the course before the appointment. The cost of the pre-entry certificate is for the candidate’s expense. To access the pre-certificate course, please visit: programme/




POST 27/17                            :            DIRECTOR: PERFORMANCE AND EXPENDITURE REVIEWS_PUBLIC


(Term: Permanent)


SALARY                                  : R1 057 326 – R1 245 495 per annum (Level 13), (all-inclusive package)

CENTRE                                  : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  :          A Bachelor degree (NQF 7) qualification in Economics, Finance and/or Public

Finance, with a specialisation in programme management an advantage. A public finance-related qualification is an added advantage. A minimum of 5 years in middle/senior managerial level. At least 6 -10 years’ experience in the field of finance and/or economics. Experience in public finance management an advantage, with experience in programme management an added advantage. Competencies Required: Development Finance: Knowledge of development financing approaches and methods including the financing of long-term projects and public services based upon a non-recourse or limited recourse financial structure, in which project debt and equity used to finance the project are paid back from the cash flow generated by the project. Economic Development: Knowledge of South African economic development policies and programmes with a specific focus on approaches and methodologies to making markets work for the poor. Grant Management: Knowledge of government funding models including grant funding (non- repayable funds) approaches and methods and the regulatory environment governing the management of public funds. This includes knowledge of the South African grant funding reforms initiative and grant management systems. Financial and Fiscal Analytics: The ability to design, apply and work with numerical data modelling tools and methodologies for policy and public expenditure costing,  funding,  budgeting,  spending,  recording and reporting.


Mathematical Analytics: The ability to design, apply and work with calculus (including differential, integral and stochastic), linear algebra and differential equations, and probability and statistics in order to forecast future values and/or growth. Project Management: Knowledge of project management principles, methods, or tools for appraising, conceptualising, structuring, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring, evaluating and reporting on project impact, costs, work, and contractor performance. Public Finance Economics: Knowledge of field of economics that studies government activities and the alternative means of financing them. Quantitative Data Analytics: The ability to design and apply quantitative statistical techniques using financial data in order to calculate current costs, identify gaps and inefficiencies, determine trends and forecast future costs and risks. Effective Communication: Ability to transmit and receive information clearly and communicate effectively to others by considering their points of view in order to respond appropriately. This may involve listening, interpreting, formulating and delivering: verbal, non-verbal, written, and/or electronic messages. It includes the ability to convey ideas and information in a way that brings understanding to the target audience. Results Orientation: Concern for holding yourself and others accountable for achieving results or for surpassing a standard of excellence. It includes the process of setting measurable objectives, implementing change and then checking back to determine the effect of your efforts. Legislative Knowledge: Knowledge of the regulatory environment and processes regarding the implementation of policies, legislation and services delivery programmes, and knowledge of the NT and/or DPSA and/or other regulatory prescripts regarding Public Finance Management Act, Preferential Procurement Act, and National Treasury Regulations amongst others. Problem Solving and Analysis: The ability to understanding a situation, issue, problem, etc., by breaking it into smaller pieces, or tracing the implications of a situation in a step-by-step way. It includes organising the parts of a problem, situation, etc., in a systematic way; making systematic comparisons of different features or aspects; setting priorities on a rational basis; and identifying time sequences, causal relationships, or if-then relationships. Create timely and well-developed solutions by examining alternatives, risks and consequences. Client Service Orientation: The ability to interact with and respond to internal and external client needs and expectations in a manner that puts into practice the Batho Pele spirit and meets and exceeds service delivery standards, with priority given to client satisfaction. Computer Literacy: Knowledge and ability to use computers and technology efficiently. Refers to the comfort level someone has with using computer programs and other applications associated with computers (MS Office, Internet, email). Includes the ability to learn new applications associated with the business.

DUTIES                                    :        To manage the evaluation and provision of advice on the cost and expenditure

efficiencies and effectiveness of government service delivery policies, programmes and institutions. Performance and Expenditure Review Projects Initiation and Inception Management: Manage, in collaboration with the Deputy Director-General: PEPA, the planning and scheduling of the annual project plan for the implementation of the ‘strategic service delivery programmes performance and expenditure’ review agenda of Government. Performance and Expenditure Review Projects Establishment Management: Manage the establishment of projects including the project number and budget codes allocation, project service level agreement and documents uploading and/or filing technical expertise identification, procurement and contracting (where necessary / with Professional Services). PER- Policy Landscape and Programme Elements Analysis Management: Manage the research and evaluation of the policy and programme elements. Manage the analysis and determination of policy and programme alignment. Manage the development, quality assurance and submission of the policy landscape and programme elements report. PER- Programme Chain of Delivery: Manage the analysis of the programme deliverables and identification of existing and possible data sources. Manage the development, quality assurance and submission of the chain of delivery and performance indicators report. PER- Programme Expenditure Analysis Management: Manage the identification, quality assurance and checking of programme expenditure source data and information. Manage the analysis of current flow of funds (PET exercise) and expenditure for each programme element per geographical location. Manage the  development,   quality  assurance  and   submission   of   the programme


expenditure analysis report. PER- Programme Cost Modelling and Value Analysis Management: Manage the development of the live interactive costing model, including modelling techniques and scenarios. Manage the inputting of programme data, differentiation of capital, personnel, and other operational costs, and identification of main cost drivers. Manage the development, quality assurance and submission of the cost modelling and value analysis report. PER- Performance and Expenditure Reviews Reporting and Management: Manage the identification of opportunities and/or needs for enhancing efficacy and/or efficiencies and make recommendations. Manage the preparation and provision of tools and methodologies, for enhancing the efficacy and/or efficiencies of the programme costing, financing and expenditure management. Performance and Expenditure Review Projects Administration, Reporting and Closure: Manage and monitor the administration of projects including project logistics and arrangements administration, project progress reports, time sheets and invoices checking and approval, project budget and expenditure reports management and submission, project documentation filing and administration and client management processes.

ENQUIRIES                            : Kaizer Malakoane Tel No: (012) 315 5442.Email address:

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