Small Business Development Circular 18 of 2021


The Department of Small Business Development is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representativity (race, gender & disability). The candidature of persons whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representativity will receive preference.


APPLICATIONS                       :           can be submitted by email to: [email protected] by quoting the relevant reference number provided on the subject line.

CLOSING DATE                      :           04 June 2021 at 16h00. Applications received after the closing date will not be


NOTE                                         : Applications must quote the relevant reference number and consist of: A fully

completed and signed Z83 form (newly prescribed z83 form effective 01 January 2021); a recent comprehensive CV; contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses must be indicated); copies of qualifications (if available or may be requested at a later stage) and ID document. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). All non-SA citizens must attach a certified copy of proof of permanent residence in South Africa. Personnel suitability checks will be done during the selection process. Applicants could be required to provide consent for access to their social media accounts. All shortlisted candidates for SMS and/or MMS (MMS optional) posts will be subjected to (1) a technical exercise, (2) a generic managerial competency assessment. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 1 month of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Department of Small Business Development is committed to the pursuit of diversity and redress. Candidates whose appointment will promote representivity in terms of race, disability and gender will receive preference (as per EE Plan). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement within 3 months of appointment, as well as completing a financial interest’s declaration form within one month of appointment and annually thereafter. The Department reserves the rights not to fill or withdraw any advertised post. Note: a new application for employment (Z83) form is applicable from 01 January 2021. The new form can be download online at



POST 18/208                            :           ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: SMME PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN



SALARY                                    :           R376 596 per annum

CENTRE                                   :           Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                    : An appropriate undergraduate qualification (NQF level 7) in Public Administration/

Business Management/Development Studies/ Economics. Minimum of 3 years’ experience at a Functional Specialist level. Computer Literacy (MS Office Packages). Additional advantage to those in possession of a B/EB driver’s license. Possess skills in problem solving, planning, organising, analytical thinking, interpersonal, client orientation, customer relations/focus, advanced stakeholder relations, service delivery, innovation and networking.

DUTIES                                     :      Conduct  research  aimed  at  identifying  best  practices  for  new  programmes  for

informal businesses. Research implementation challenges on existing models, programmes and mechanisms. Conduct comparison studies between the available tools on the informal sector ecosystem to assist in selecting the best fit for the South Africa informal businesses. Provide technical and administrative support service. Draft designs for new models, programmes and mechanisms to accelerate the development of informal businesses. Coordinate the pilot of new and revised models, programmes and mechanisms. Pilot programmes to test readiness for implementation or where adjustments should be made to new and improved programmes. Conduct monitoring inspections and write inspection reports on the implementation of informal businesses programmes. Implement norms  and  standards,  identify  weaknesses  and  gaps  in  service  delivery and


implement innovative opportunities to improve service delivery. Communicate with internal, external stakeholders. Draft general (basic to complex) correspondence such as response letters, emails, status reports, presentations, memos, and submissions. Give advice on procedural and technical related matters in respect of policies, procedures and strategies to ensure compliance.

ENQUIRIES                              : Enquiries for all advertised posts should be directed to the recruitment office on

Tel No: (012) 394-5286/ 41140 / 43097

NOTE                                         : Candidates must quote the reference number for the abovementioned position on

the subject line when applying i.e. “REF NO: ASD LED”


POST 18/209                            : HR PRACTITIONER: HRA REF NO: HRA PRACT 

SALARY                                    :           R257 508 per annum

CENTRE                                   :           Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS                    :           A National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree (NQF6/7) in Human Resource

Management / Development / Public Administration / Public Management or related. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Human Resource Management environment. Computer Literacy (MS Package). PERSAL Training (Introduction / Leave / Personnel Administration). Possess skills in Project Management, Stakeholder Management, Citizen Service Orientation, Organisational Communication Effectiveness (Verbal & Non-Verbal), Problem Solving, Planning and organising skills and Technical Proficiency.

DUTIES                                     : Facilitate implementation of HR policies, strategies and plans. Provide

recommendations for the improvement of existing policies, strategies, systems, plans, processes and procedures specifically in the areas of, Recruitment and Selection, Appointment / Transfers / Promotions / Terminations, Employee Service benefits, Leave Administration and in the general HR Administration environment. Develop standardised templates, schedules and registers to support implementation processes. Conduct research on relevant matters and advise on new trends. Conduct awareness, advocacy and training relevant to HR Admin environment. Implement and maintain systems, processes and procedures. In terms of Recruitment and Selection Processes: Administer application process (collect & screen), Facilitate shortlisting and interview processes, Take minutes, Facilitate the verification process, Draft submissions and Compile post files etc. Capture appointments / transfers / promotions / terminations. Implement OSD translations. Implement, advise and safe record keeping of Employee service benefits. Implement and update employee benefits such as Allowances (GEHS / Role Playing / Sessional / Standby, etc), Overtime, Pension, Medical aid and Resettlement etc. In terms of Leave Administration: Capture and update leave applications on Persal. Issue, Receive and Reconcile applications. Perform leave Audits, retrieve and submit documents for Audit requests. Advise, compile and submit PILIR applications to health risk manager. Develop and maintain HR systems. Develop / design databases. Capture / update information on relevant systems. Maintain hard copy filing systems. Maintain electronic filing systems. Safe keeping of personnel records. Compile weekly and monthly reports. Draft general correspondence such as response letters, emails, status reports, memos, presentations and submissions Give advice on procedural and technical related matters in respect of human resources administration related policies, strategies and matters to ensure compliance Conduct formal presentations during awareness workshops / meetings. Provide logistical support services. Arrange meetings, venues and refreshments (includes procurement process). Arrange transport and serve as secretariat on HR meetings.

ENQUIRIES                              : Enquiries for all advertised posts should be directed to the recruitment office on

Tel No: (012) 394-5286/43097

NOTE                                         : Candidates must quote the reference number for the abovementioned position on

the subject line when applying i.e. “REF NO: HRA PRACT”

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