Health Circular 30 of 2021


The Department of Health is registered with the Department of Labour as a designated Employer and the filling of the following posts will be in line with the Employment Equity Act (including people with disabilities).


APPLICATIONS                     :             The Director-General, National Department of Health, Private Bag X 399,

Pretoria. 0001.

FOR ATTENTION                   :             Ms T Morake: [email protected] quoting the reference number

CLOSING DATE                     :             20 September 2021, Closing Time: 12H00 Midday

NOTE                                       :             All short listed candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical

exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Applications should be submitted on the new Z83 form obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a CV (previous experience must be comprehensively detailed), qualification certificates (including Senior Certificate/Grade 12 certificate regardless of the qualification requirement indicated in the advert) need not be certified, including ID and driver’s license. Only e-mailed applications will be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications and national certificates (where applicable) evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The department reserves the right not to fill the post. The successful candidate will be subjected to personnel suitability checks and other vetting procedures. Applicants are respectfully informed that correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If notification of an interview is not received within three (3) months after the closing date, candidates may regard their application as unsuccessful. The Department will not be liable where applicants use incorrect/no reference number(s) on their applications.




POST 31/31                            :             DIRECTOR: MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE ABUSE REF NO NDOH:


Chief Directorate: Non-Communicable Diseases Directorate: Mental Health & Substance Abuse. Pretoria.


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

basic salary consists of 70% of total package, can be structured according to Senior Management Service guidelines.

CENTRE                                  :             National Department of Health – Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  :             SMS pre-entry Certificate. A degree (NQF 7 as recognised by SAQA) in health

sciences or social sciences in one (1) of the following disciplines: Psychiatry, Psychology, Occupational Therapy or Psychiatric Nursing and a postgraduate qualification in a mental health discipline. Five (5) years’ experience in the discipline of mental health. At least five (5) years’ experience in middle/senior management (Deputy Director Level). Knowledge of Clinical Mental Health and related policies and legislation, PFMA, National Treasury Regulations and Public Service Regulations. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), computer office package and analytical skills. Ability to work independently and under pressure. A valid driver’s license.

DUTIES                                    :             Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate mental health and substance

abuse legislation, policies, and plans. Develop programmes for prevention of substance abuse and mental illness. Provide stewardship and support provinces in implementing integrated mental health and substance abuse programmes, policies, and legislation. Provide leadership in coordinate provision of medical benefits for TRC Victims. Manage the Directorate in terms of human resources, financial and risk management. Ensure intersectoral, interdepartmental, intradepartmental, and international liaison and collaboration on mental health and substance abuse services.

ENQUIRIES                            :             Ms APR Cele on email: [email protected]

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