Health Circular 37 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 X399, Pretoria.

Applications should be emailed to: [email protected] quoting the reference number indicated per advertised post.

FOR ATTENTION                   : Ms T Morake

CLOSING DATE                     : 08 November 2021 at 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. Following the interview and 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 competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. 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). Copies of qualification certificates (need not be certified) should be attached (including Senior Certificate/Grade 12 certificate regardless of the qualification requirement indicated in the advert) including ID and driver’s license. Only emailed applications will be considered. Applications received after the closing date and those that do not comply with the requirements will not 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 posts. 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 37/18                            :            CHIEF DIRECTOR: HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH REF NO: NDOH



SALARY                                  :            R1 251 183 per annum, (an all-inclusive remuneration package) (basic salary

consists of 70% of total package). The flexible portion of the package can be structured according to Senior Management Service Guidelines.

CENTRE                                  :            National Department of Health. Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  :            An undergraduate qualification (NQF 7) as recognised by SAQA in Health Science.

A qualification in Health Economics will be an advantage. At least five (5) years’ experience at a Senior Management level in Human Resources Management or related field. Experience should include the development, implementation and monitoring of HRH workforce policies, planning, education, and training programmes. SMS pre-entry Certificate is required for appointment finalisation. Knowledge of global trends and best practices in HRH policy and planning. Knowledge of local HRH Information Systems (e.g. PERSAL and ICSP Online). Performance, procurement and financial management. Good communication (verbal and written), microsoft office package, planning, organisational and management skills. Ability to work independently ability and under pressure as well as work long and irregular hours. A valid driver’s license.

DUTIES                                    :       Provide strategic leadership and facilitate the development and implementation and

monitoring of HRH policies. Provide strategic direction of HRH Planning, Management and  Development. Ensure.  The maintenance of  a  well-developed


HRH Information Systems. Strengthen stakeholder relations. Provide strategic leadership and overall management to the Directorate within the Cluster.

ENQUIRIE                               :            Ms VM Rennie on email: [email protected]


POST 37/19                            :            DIRECTOR: MONITORING AND EVALUATION REF NO: NDOH: 12/2021

Chief Directorate: Health Information Research, Monitoring and Evaluation


SALARY                                  : R1 057 326 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                                  :            Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  : An undergraduate degree (NQF 7 as recognised by SAQA) in Epidemiology/Public

Health, Health Policy and Management or related qualifications. A postgraduate qualification (NQF 8) in a Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Measurement, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management will be an advantage. At least five (5) years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation within the public health sector at middle/senior management (Deputy Director Level). SMS pre-entry Certificate is required for appointment finalization. In-dept knowledge of outcome- based, monitoring, reporting, evaluation, and programme/project management. Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research design and methodologies. Knowledge of South African Health System, challenges and priorities as well as health policies and programmes. Proven experience in Biostatistical and statistical software including, EPI-INFO, STATA, SPSS, DHIS. Data collection tools development, data management, analytic, report and scientific writing and facilitation skills. Microsoft Office package. Ability to work independently and under pressure. A valid driver’s license.

DUTIES                                    : Developing and monitoring an integrated monitoring and evaluation plan.

Undertake evaluation of NHI and other priority programmes. Review and ensure compliance to the internal monitoring policy on APP and Operational plans. Prepare and submit quarterly reports to medium term strategic framework. Manage production of the highly quality annual report of the Department. Prepare descriptive/analytic reports on indicators and evaluation reports. Coordinate Department’s preparation of the country’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs reports). Management of risks and audit queries. Compile and submit narrative quarterly performance reports to Audit Risk Committee.

ENQUIRIE                               :            Ms T Zondi Tel No: 012 395 8420




POST 37/20                            :            PHARMACEUTICAL POLICY SPECIALIST REF NO: NDOH 13/2021

Directorate: Affordable Medicines


SALARY                                  :            Grade 1: R897 936 – R953 040 per annum Grade 2: R981 843 – R1 026 095 per annum

CENTRE                                  :            Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  :          Grade 1: A Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, current registration as a Pharmacist

plus at least seven (7) years appropriate experience after registration as a Pharmacist with the South African Pharmacy Council. Grade A Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, current registration as a Pharmacist plus a minimum of eleven (11) years appropriate experience after registration as a Pharmacist with the South African Pharmacy Council. Salary grade will be determined in accordance with the above requirements as per the OSD guidelines. Originally certified certificates of service must be submitted with your application as well as proof of current registration as a Pharmacist. Qualification and years of experience required are indicated above. Knowledge and understanding of the National Drug Policy and National Health Policy. Knowledge and Understanding of the Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List. Knowledge and Understanding of the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act 101 and Pharmacy Act 53, as amended. Knowledge and understanding of evidence-based medicine principles, rational medicines use and antimicrobial resistance. Good communication (verbal and written), presentation, interpersonal, problem-solving, planning, organisational, supervisory and  computer skills  (MS  Office  package).  A valid  driver’s  license.


Willing to work irregular hours when required at times. Candidate may be required to do a practical competency assessment.

DUTIES                                    : Support the implementation of the Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committees

(PTC). Promote the rational use of pharmaceutical commodities by health care professional and patients. Provide input related to rational medicines use to internal and external stakeholders with adequate relationship management and communication. Manage the medicines-related system linked to the STGs and EML. Risk Management.

ENQUIRIES                            : Dr Janine Jugathpal Tel No: (012) 395 8445


POST 37/21                            :            DEPUTY DIRECTOR: ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT REF NO: NDOH



SALARY                                  :            R733 257 per annum, (an all-inclusive remuneration package)

CENTRE                                  :            Human Resource Management and Development, Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                  :            Bachelor’s degree/National Diploma recognised by SAQA at NQF Level 6 in

Organisational Development/ Management Services/ Operational Management or Production Management. At least five (5) years’ experience in an OD environment at Assistant Director or equivalent level. Experience should include business process engineering, job description development, work study technique, job evaluation procedures, systems and methods, work study investigations. Proven experience working on PERSAL post establishment. Knowledge and understanding of legislations and prescripts which impacts on organisational developments as well as understanding of the legislative framework governing the Public Services. Interpersonal, negotiations, analytical, strategic planning, policy analysis and development, change and knowledge management skills as well as good communication skills (both written and verbal). Good command of Microsoft office package. Ability to work independently and in a team. Valid driver’s license.

DUTIES                                    : Manage and ensure the undertaking of organisation and post establishment

investigations. Development and maintenance of functional structures and business process for core and support functions within the department. Facilitation of Change Management. Manage and oversee the administration of the PERSAL system with regard to post establishment. Manage and ensure all posts are subjected to job evaluation. Facilitate the development of job descriptions for all posts on the post establishment. Management of resources and risks in the component.

ENQUIRIES                            : Ms Q Gambu Tel No: 012 395-8413

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