Department of Defence: Director-Risk Management


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of all interested job seekers, whether they are serving employees/officials of
the DOD/Public Service, unemployed persons or persons employed outside
the Public Service. Persons not employed by the DOD/Public Service are
encouraged to apply for the vacancies advertised in this circular. Applications
must be submitted on the prescribed form Z83 (obtainable from any Public
Service department), which must be originally signed and dated by the
applicant and which must be accompanied by a detailed CV (with full
particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge
& experience) and clear certified copies of original educational qualification
certificates, ID document and Driver’s license (where applicable). Failure to
comply with the above instructions will result in applications being disqualified.
Applicants applying for more than one post must submit a separate form Z83
(as well as the documentation mentioned above) in respect of each post being
applied for. If an applicant wishes to withdraw an application it must be done in
writing. Should an application be received where an applicant applies for more
than one post on the same applications form, the application will only be
considered for the first post indicated on the application and not for any of the
other posts. Under no circumstances will photostat copies or faxed copies of
application documents be accepted. The successful candidates will be
subjected to Personnel Suitability Checks (criminal record-, citizenship- &
financial/asset record checks and qualification and employment verification).
Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes.
Applicants who do not receive confirmation or feedback within 3 (three) months
after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to
the large volume of responses anticipated, receipt of applications will not be
acknowledged and correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates
only. For more information on the job description(s) please contact the person
indicated in the post details. Successful candidates will be appointed on
probation for the period of twelve (12) months in terms of the prescribed rules.

Defence Policy, Strategy and Planning Division
Chief Directorate: Strategic Management
SALARY : R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13)
CENTRE : Pretoria
REQUIREMENTS : Appropriate Bachelor’s or Honour’s degree/Postgraduate Diploma in Risk
Management, Auditing, Strategic Management, Finance, Compliance, Public
Administration and Public Management of higher education band NQF Level
8. Pre-entry Certificate for the Senior Management Service. Special
requirements (Skills Needed): Relevant working experience at least 5 years at
Middle/Senior Managerial level. Knowledge of Government MTSF Policies,
Governance Policies, PFMA, National Treasury Regulations, Public Service
Regulations and the Public Sector Risk Management Framework. Knowledge
of risk management prescripts, standards and wider intra-departmental
activities in government. Affiliation with relevant professional bodies (IRMSA,
IIA, Compliance, Ethics etc).Recommended: Quantitative techniques.
Appropriate exposure within the risk management environment and knowledge
and understanding of the core processes in the Public Service. Compliance,
Ethics and Strategic Management knowledge. Ability to effectively and
correctly interpret and apply policy, instructions and regulations. Ability to
compile, effective management reports and to present it at senior level. Able
to work accurately under pressure and to travel as and when required. Welldeveloped verbal and written communication skills, specifically in English.
Good interpersonal and HR management skills. Strongly orientated towards
delivering effective, efficient service and aiming for zero defects. Strongly
motivated leader with good leadership qualities. Ability to work effectively and
very accurately with figures. In possession of or able to obtain a DOD secret
clearance. Essential: Thorough knowledge of microcomputer applications
Word for Windows, Excel and PowerPoint. Analytical and innovative thinking
ability as well as problem solving skills. Proven ability to design, develop,
implement and maintain effective management plans in support of the Defence
Policy, Strategy and Planning process.
DUTIES : Promulgate risk management policy and instructions: Define risk management
policy requirements. Develop risk management policy and instructions. Coordinate and facilitate the approval and implementation of risk management
policy and instructions. Promulgate risk management strategy and plan:
Participate in the departmental environmental analysis processes. Identify
departmental objective risks. Develop risk management strategy, which
includes a Framework on Risk Appetite and Tolerance levels, develop planning
guidelines; and develop departmental risk management implementation plans.
Create situational awareness wrt identified risks. Execute performance
monitoring, control and reporting wrt risk management: Establish an internal
control framework for risk management: Conduct performance monitor and
evaluate. Compile departmental risk management reports. Internal
management of the directorate: Compile the operational plan of the directorate.
Participate in the process to acquire identified resources. Maintain allocated
resources. Participate in the process to dispose/retire allocated resources,
including budget. Ensure the preserving of the directorate’s documentation,
Management of HR component.
ENQUIRIES: Ms A.M.G. van der Colf Tel No: (012) 355 5987