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APPLICATIONS : Economic Development Department, Private Bag X 149, Pretoria,0001 or Hand deliver to the dti Campus, Corner Meintjies and Esselen Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, SEDA Building, Block G, Ground Floor

FOR ATTENTION: Ms Nthabiseng Mahlangu

NOTES: Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at http://www.gov.za/faq/docs/employ.pdf. The completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, faxed and emailed will not be considered. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification).

ENQUIRIES: Ms Nthabiseng Mahlangu (012) 394 5603 OR s Maggy Mokhine (012) 394 3426

NOTE: The candidates will be subjected to a competency assessment battery as part of the selection process. The successful candidate will have to sign an annual performance agreement and will be required to undergo a security clearance.

The Economic Development Department (EDD) takes its mandate from government’s economic policies which are geared toward radical economic changes that are sustainable and inclusive. EDD looks forward to receiving applications from individuals who have:

  • strategic and practical management skills
  • passion for co-ordination, facilitation and integration of those processes that will ensure inclusive growth by focusing on poverty, unemployment and inequality
Assistant Economist: Gender And NGP

CLOSING DATE: 6 February 2015

REFERENCE: EDD/2015/01/5


SALARY: Salary band (level 9): R 270 804.00.to R 318 984.00 per annum.

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate Post graduate degree or equivalent qualification. Or experience. At least 1 year experience in Policy issues of gender and the economy. Must have economics analysis background and a know-how of the development of socio-economic policy response. Thorough knowledge and understanding of government and EDD policies and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES:Help to develop proposal to ensure that implementation of the NGP contributes to overcoming the disadvantage position of women in the economy. Assist with annual review of woman’s position in the economy, and how it has been affected by the state actions. Organise regular platforms on women in the economy. Provide advice and inputs to Ministry and DG on gender issues as required.


Deputy Director: Supply Chain Management

CLOSING DATE: 6 February 2015

REFERENCE: EDD/2015/01/4


SALARY: Salary band (level 11): R532 278.00 to R 627 000.00 per annum, all-inclusive flexible remuneration package

REQUIREMENTS: A three-year degree/diploma in Supply Chain Management or Accounting or a relevant equivalent NQF Level 6, with at least six years’ relevant Supply Chain Management experience (of which three years should have been at management level).Proven management experience. In-depth knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations, PPPFA and related prescripts. In-depth knowledge of the Logis system, coupled with a proven work record. Computer literacy including proficiency in writing and excel. Supervisory skills. Good planning and organisational skills. Good interpersonal relations. Good communication skills (written and verbal).The ability to work under pressure and preparedness to work overtime, when required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Formulation and customisation of SCM policies and procedures to suit the needs of the Department. Responsible for the full supply chain management processes of the Department, demand management through to monitoring and reporting. Responsible for receiving of all invoices and ensuring payment is done within 30 days. Responsible for the full implementation of the Asset Management Framework and inventory, including the quarterly asset verification processes and reports. Compilation, implementation and reporting on the operational and risk plans related to supply chain management and asset management. Monthly management reports including but not limited to relevant disclosure notes. Responding to Parliamentary questions within the required timeframes. Attending to audit related to Supply Chain Management. Ensuring a well-coordinated and capacitated Supply Chain Management unit. Provision of after hour travel services to internal clients.


Junior Economist: Skills Development And Economy

CLOSING DATE: 6 February 2015

REFERENCE: EDD/2015/01/3


SALARY: Salary band (level 11): R532 278.00 to R 627 000.00per annum, all-inclusive flexible remuneration package.

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate 3 years Honours degree in Labour Economic related, /or equivalent. 3-5 years relevant working experience. Must have economics analysis background and a know-how of the development of socio-economic policy response. Thorough knowledge and understanding of government and EDD policies and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Development and implementation of demand side planner system for skills. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the national Skills Accord. Review FET partnership with business and establishment pilots. Conduct analytical research and recommend policy initiatives critical for the achievement NGP objective.


Policy Analyst: BBBEE And Inclusive Growth

CLOSING DATE: 6 February 2015

REFERENCE: EDD/2015/01/2


SALARY: Salary band A (level 13): R819 126.00 to R 964 902.00 per annum, all-inclusive flexible remuneration package.

REQUIREMENTS: Appropriate Post-graduate Degree in Economics or equivalent qualification. 3 to 5 Years appropriate senior management experience. Experience in the area of economic policy or development economics policy would be an added advantage.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Development of B-BBEE policy and strategies. Develop inclusive strategies which promote meaningful and broader participation of previously disadvantaged in the economy. Conduct research on employment and developmental impact of government policies and programmes and regulations.


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Key RSA Statistics

43 000

More people were employed in the informal sector, in Q2 of 2014, compared to Q1 2014

Unemployment rate 25.4%

Absorption rate 42.6%

Participation rate 57.1%

Formal sector non-agriculture employment (q\q %) 1.5%

Formal sector non-agriculture gross earnings (q\q %) 4.6%

"Quarterly changes reflect an increase in employment (22 000) and a decrease in unemployment (3 000). This resulted in a slight decrease in the unemployment rate from 25,5% in quarter 2: 2014 to 25,4% (0,1 of a percentage point) in quarter 3: 2014.

Job gains were recorded in both the formal (88 000) and informal (28 000) sectors between quarter 2 and quarter 3. Large gains in the formal sector were observed in the Construction (66 000), Trade (48 000) and Mining (23 000) industries. In the informal sector, the largest gains in employment were observed in the Construction (33 000), Manufacturing (14 000) and Transport (10 000) industries over this period.

Employment declines were observed in the Transport (-25 000), Community and social services (-22 000) and Manufacturing (-18 000) industries."

Source: statssa.gov.za