: REF NO: SECDEF/14/13/23
(5-year contract)
SALARY : R2 068 458 per annum (Level 16), (all-inclusive salary package), which
consists of a basic salary (70% of package, employer ‘s contribution to the
Government Employee Pension Fund (15% of basic salary) and a flexible
portion to be structured. A non-pensionable allowance equal to 10% of the allinclusive non-pensionable HOD allowance.
CENTRE : ARMSCOR Building, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria.
REQUIREMENTS : A Senior Certificate, an Undergraduate Qualification and a Postgraduate
Qualification (NQF level 9) as recognised by SAQA. Must have 8-10 years
proven experience at senior managerial level, at least 3 years of which must
be within any organ of State, as defined in the Constitution, Act 108 of 1996.
The successful candidate must have a Nyukela Public Service SMS Pre-entry
Programme Certificate. To access the SMS pre-entry certificate course and for
further details, please click Kindly note that there is specific amount to be paid in order
to enrol for the course. The successful candidate must have executive
management experience with strong leadership capabilities and an extensive
experience in strategic and managerial positions at an executive level. He/she
must have an understanding of the functioning of government, constitution and
the role of the Defence Secretariat as defined in the Constitution, Act 108 of 1996.

The successful candidate must have an understanding of the
Constitutional mandate of the Department, the relevant government
acts/legislation (Defence Act and regulations, Public Service Act and
regulations; PFMA and treasury regulations and relevant policies and
prescripts governing entities within the portfolio and impacting on the
Department and its relationship with International, National, and other
stakeholders. Knowledge of the government security sector and will be
expected to be innovative and have organisational abilities, good writing skills,
project management, financial management skills and change management
amongst other.
DUTIES : Serve as the Head of the Department of Defence (DOD) and Accounting
Officer in accordance with all legislations, regulations and policy prescripts.
Perform such functions as may be entrusted by the Minister of Defence &
Military Veterans (MOD & MV) that enhances civil control and Parliamentary
oversight of the military. As the principal departmental policy advisor, assist the
MOD & MV in providing national defence policy and strategy direction. Provide
& define Departmental strategic direction in alignment with the priorities,
outcomes, policies, and deliverables of Government, including the
development of departmental policies, strategies and plans, and the provision
of an appropriate Departmental organisational form and structure. Provide
DOD governance, risk, and compliance systems for defence resources, with
specific reference to the human, financial logistics and ICT domains. Provide
for strategic control in the Department, including performance management,
monitoring and evaluation; risk management; internal audit and compliance
reporting. Manage the Departmental relationships with key Stakeholders and
Assurance Providers. Provide defence science, engineering and technology
services that enable defence capital acquisition. Provide corporate support
services to the MOD & MV. Provide an Arms Control Secretarial and budgetary
and administrative support to the National Conventional Arms Control
Committee and its Inspectorate. As Head of the Secretariat, he/she manages
the Defence Secretariat.
ENQUIRIES : Major General N.E. Mkhize Tel No: (012) 339-5201
APPLICATIONS : Department of Defence, Human Resource Division (Chief Directorate Human
Resource Management), Private Bag X976, Pretoria, 0001 or may be hand
delivered to Bank of Lisbon Building, Paul Kruger and Visagie Street, Pretoria
where it may be placed in a wooden box at the reception. Please use reference
number and not the post number.
NOTE : It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the
South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The shortlisted candidates will
be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical
elements of the job the details will be communicated by the department on the
date of the interview. The competency assessment will be limited to successful
candidates during the interview process only. Shortlisted candidates will be
subjected to personnel suitability checks (pre-employment screening) which
may include social media profile checks. Successful candidates will have to
undergo a full security vetting while in the employ of the department and a
negative outcome shall nullify the employment contract (Top Secret security
clearance). Failure to submit the required documents will result in your
application not being considered. Successful candidates will be required to
disclose their financial interests within one (1) month of appointment and will
be required to enter into a five (5) year employment contract and performance
agreement with the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans. Applicants must
quote the relevant reference number provided. Applications received after the
closing date will not be considered. Failure to comply with the above
instructions will result in applications being disqualified. The department
reserves the right to not fill the advertised post. Due to the large volumes of
applications anticipated, correspondence will be limited to shortlisted
candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after
the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Z83 application form

CLOSING DATE : 10 May 2023 (Applications received after the closing date and faxed copies will
not be considered).
NOTE : Applications must be submitted on the prescribed form Z83 (obtainable from
any Public Service Department office i.e effective 01 January 2021 or on the
DPSA web site link: Should an
application be received using incorrect application employment form Z83, it will
be disqualified, which must be originally signed and dated by the applicant and
which must be accompanied by a detailed CV only (with full particulars of the
applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge & experience).
Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of
qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview
which should not be older than six months. 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.

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