Department of Cooperative Governance Vacancies: Public Service Vacancy Circular 30

Department of Cooperative Governance Vacancies: Public Service Vacancy Circular 30


The vision of the Department of Cooperative Governance is service excellence for improving lives through cooperative governance. The Department intends to invest in human capital, increase integrated technical capacity directed at service delivery innovation and promote representativity in the Department through the filling of these posts. Applicants whose appointment/transfer/promotion will promote representativity will therefore receive preference.

CLOSING DATE : 08 September 2023

NOTE : Applicants are advised that a new application for employment (Z83) has been
in effect since 1 January 2021. The new application for employment form can be downloaded at Applications submitted using the old Z83 form will not be accepted.

Applications must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV, with specific starting and ending dates in all relevant positions and clarity on the levels and ranks pertaining to experience as compared to the Public Service, as well as current remuneration package, as well as at least 2 contactable references. Only shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit certified documents/ copies on or before the interviews. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date will not be considered. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise (or exercises/follow-up engagements/second round interviews/or any other method) that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job. Following the interview and technical exercise(s), the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA directive on the implementation of competencybased assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools.

Core competencies: Strategic capacity and leadership. People management and empowerment. Advanced programme and project management. Change management. Financial management. Process Competencies: Knowledge management. Service Delivery Innovation. Advanced problem-solving and analysis. Client orientation and customer focus. Advanced communication skills (written and verbal). The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of a pre-employment screening process which includes criminal records and verification of educational qualification certificates.

It is important to note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all information and attachments in support of the application are submitted by the due date. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. The Department reserves the right to make an appointment. The below posts are senior management posts.

The requirements for appointment at Senior Management Service level include the successful completion of Senior Management Pre-entry Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government. Applicants must register for the Pre-entry Certificate, which can be accessed using the following link:

Candidates must provide proof of successful completion of the course prior to
appointment. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Ms Zimbini Mahonono Tel No: (012) 334 0694


Applications must be submitted electronically via email to cogta14[email protected]. URS Response Handling Tel No: (012) 811 1900.

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