DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY FISHERIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The National Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action employer.


APPLICATIONS : May be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and
the Environment, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to:
Environment House, Erf 1563 Arcadia Extension 6, Cnr Soutpansberg and Steve
Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria, marked for the attention: Human Resources
Management.
Applications for Western Cape, Free State Bloemfontein; Northwest (Brits),
must be submitted to the Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and
the Environment, For Attention: Private Bag X4390, Cape Town, 8000 or handdeliver to 14 Loop Street Cape Town.


CLOSING DATE : 15 November 2021


NOTE : Application must be submitted on a New signed Z83 form obtainable from any
Public Service Department and must be completed in full accompanied by certified
copies of qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached), ID document, a
valid Driver’s License (all attached documentation must not be older than 6 months)
together with the recent Curriculum Vitae in order to be considered. Please note
that should you not use the newly amended Z83 and completed, initialled, and
signed in full, the department reserves the rights to disqualify your application. It is
the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South
African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The National Department of Forestry,
Fisheries and the Environment is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented
designated groups in terms of the Department’s equity plan. Persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. Correspondence will be limited to successful
candidates only. Short-listed candidates will be subjected to screening and security
vetting to determine their suitability for employment, including but not limited to:
Criminal records; Citizenship status; Credit worthiness; Previous employment
(reference checks); and Qualification verification. Short-listed candidates will be
expected to avail themselves at the Department’s convenience. Entry level
requirements for SMS posts: In terms of the Directive on Compulsory Capacity
Development, Mandatory Training Days & Minimum Entry Requirements for SMS
that was introduced on 1 April 2015, a requirement for all applicants for SMS posts
from 1 April 2020 is a successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-Entry
Programme as endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course
is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into SMS and the full
details can be obtained by following the below
link:https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entryprogramme/ The
successful candidate will be required to provide proof of completion of the NSG
Public Service Senior Management Leadership Programme Certificate for entry
into the SMS. Furthermore, candidates shortlisted for the SMS post will be
subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of
the job. Following the interview and the technical exercise, the Selection Panel will
recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in
compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency-based
assessments. The person appointed to this position will be subjected to a security
clearance, the signing of performance agreement and employment contract. The
department reserves the right not to make an appointment. If you have not been
contacted within three 3 months after the closing date of the advertisement, please
accept that your application was unsuccessful.


MANAGEMENT ECHELON


POST 37/08 : DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL: CLIMATE CHANGE AND AIR QUALITY
MANAGEMENT REF NO: CCAQ012/2021


SALARY : R1 521 591 per annum, (An all-inclusive annual remuneration package). The
remuneration package includes a basic salary (70% of package), State’s
11
contribution to the Government Employee Pension Fund (13% of basic salary) and
a flexible portion which can be structured according to the individual’s personal
needs.
CENTRE : Pretoria


REQUIREMENTS : An undergraduate qualification in Environmental Science/Management and a post
graduate qualification (NQF level 8) as recognised by SAQA. Extensive experience
in the relevant field. Applicants must have 8-10 years of experience at senior
management level. Knowledge of international environmental and development
issues (globally, regionally, and locally). Experience in international liaison and
coordination, an awareness of SA and government’s priorities. Ability to manage
Units and plan for activities, including projects and policy matter. Ability to negotiate
with high-level executives in public and private sector, to secure Government’s
investments and opportunities. Ability to develop, interpret and apply policies,
strategies and legislation. Programme and Project Management skills. Service
orientated. Sound organising, planning and leadership skills. Knowledge of HR
management practices. Ability to develop, interpret and implement policies,
strategies and legislation. Excellent communication, analytical, innovative, problem
solving, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act
(PFMA) and Treasury Regulations. Ability to work under pressure and long hours.
Proof of completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry Programme as endorsed
by the National School of Government (NSG).


DUTIES : Monitor and evaluate national climate change responses in order to ensure
informed climate change response decision-making and lead and/or support,
inform, monitor and report efficient and effective national, provincial and local
climate change mitigation responses. Lead and/or support, inform, monitor and
report efficient and effective national, provincial and local climate change
adaptation responses. Ensure that reasonable legislative and other measures are
developed, implemented and maintained in such a way as to protect and defend
the right of all to air and atmospheric quality that is not harmful to health and wellbeing. Prepare for, negotiate and inform the implementation of multi-lateral, minilateral and bilateral climate change agreements and reporting. Effectively manage,
facilitate and coordinate the department’s international relations, engagements and
cooperation agreements. Development, implementation and management of an
efficient and knowledge management system provides high-level advocacy for
sustainable consumption and production. Manage environmental sector
performance and facilitate the development and implementation of the strategic
and operational plans for the sector.
ENQUIRIES : Mr G. Ntshane Tel No: 012 3998628 / cell: 079 879 9656


OTHER POSTS
POST 37/09 : DEPUTY DIRECTOR: STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

REF
NO: CCAQ13/2021
SALARY : R869 007 per annum, (an all-inclusive annual remuneration package)
CENTRE : Pretoria


REQUIREMENTS : A National Diploma on NQF level 6 or Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science or an
equivalent relevant qualification. A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in the
relevant field. Experience in the field of environmental knowledge and information
management would be a distinct advantage. General, but detailed, environmental
knowledge including ecology, climate change and pollution-related (green, brown
and blue) focus areas. Experience in the use of research and general informationgathering techniques. Project management and excellent written and verbal
communication skills. Experience in analysis and trend or linkage identification.
Participatory process management, facilitation, mediation, networking and
negotiation skills. Good Interpersonal and administrative skills. Experience in the
use of various research and general information-gathering techniques; Project
design and Project management skills. Excellent communication skills both verbal
and written. Self-motivated and innovative. Improvement and service-oriented.


DUTIES : The purpose of the job is to provide early warning of-, and possible responses to-,
significant or potentially significant threats to-, and opportunities for-, sustainable
development. To this end, the incumbent will: Implement and manage the
department’s Quarterly Environmental Threat, Weakness and Opportunity Scan
(QETWOS) system and associated reports, submissions and presentations;
Manage and maintain the unit’s research and intelligence-gathering initiatives
including, among others, the DEA-CSIR Rapid Response Research (3R) Facility
and contracted intelligence gathering agencies; Identify, establish and/or maintain
strategic unit contact and stakeholder networks and information-sharing structures
including, among others, the department’s Standing Committee on Information
Management and Systems (IMS), brown bag information sessions, etc.; Manage
the undertaking of the biennial national environmental awareness survey and the
establishment of the Citizen’s Environmental Awareness Index; and Compile high
quality Ministerial or top management briefing and response option submissions on
issues identified by management as being significant threats, weaknesses or
opportunities
ENQUIRIES : Mr P. Lukey Tel No: 012 399 9249


POST 37/10 : DEPUTY DIRECTOR: NRM REGIONAL OPERATIONS SUPPORT

REF NO:
EP9007/2021
SALARY : R869 007 per annum, (all-inclusive package)
CENTRE : Northwest (Brits)


REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a National Diploma in Natural/ Environmental
science or equivalent qualification within related field and. 3-5 years’ experience in
Natural Resource Management or relevant field. Extensive knowledge in
Environmental related legislation, Natural resource management, Invasive alien
species management, South African National Standards, Financial management,
Project management, Personnel management Contract administration. Ability to
establish and manage relevant systems and controls, To develop, interpret and
apply policies, strategies and legislation and Strategic planning and budgeting. Be
able to perform in-house training for staff. Knowledge of project management.
Skills: Excellent technical skills, Good numerical skills and understanding statistics,
Sound organizing and planning, Advanced skills in financial management, Policy
development and analysis, Stakeholder engagement, leadership, Facilitation and
Negotiation, excellent communication (verbal, presentation and report writing), and
problem-solving skills. The incumbent must be able to work long hours voluntarily,
independently and efficiently under pressure. Ability to work with difficult persons
and to resolve conflict. Proactive, take Initiative responsibility and creativity. The
candidate must have a valid driver’s license and willing to travel.


DUTIES : The successful incumbent will manage financial and operational compliance to
agreed deliverables of all implementing agent contracts. Develop project scope in
line with operational standards and terms of reference as agreed on between the
Department and implementers. Oversee assessment and processing of payments
to implementers in line with NRM operational standards and terms of project scope.
Ensure that targeted hectares, job opportunities, Socio-economic targeting and
training planned achieved in line with terms of project scope. Ensure that targets
for payments to implementers are based on planned figures and that all data is
being captured in the correct format prior to new drawdowns being paid out.
Develop and review Annual Plans of Operations (APOs) for Natural Resource
Management projects within the province. Coordinate and ensure that both initial
and follow-up invasive alien plant clearing, and land restoration are done in line
with the Regional integrated clearing. Participate and coordinate a steering
committee to allow members to share their views about policy and implementation
of the programmes. Conduct monitoring and reporting of projects to ensure
compliance with relevant legislative framework. Integrate APOs with other functions
and land user compliance.
ENQUIRIES : Ms T Puling Tel No: (012) 399 9755


POST 37/11 : DEPUTY DIRECTOR/REGIONAL PROGRAMME LEADER: NATURAL
RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES REF NO: EP9008/2021
SALARY : R869 00 per annum, (all-inclusive remuneration package)
CENTRE : Free State

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate 3-year Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Natural
Sciences/Environmental Management plus 3-5 proven relevant experience in
natural resource management planning and implementation. Knowledge and
experience in operational natural resource-based rural development middle
management. Knowledge of Public Service and Departmental procedures and
prescripts. Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). People
Management, Change Management and Empowerment skills. Strong strategic
planning and leadership skills. Good analytical, innovative, problem solving,
interpersonal and conflict management skills. Negotiation skills and an ability to
interact at all relevant levels in provincial, local government, the private sector and
with land-owners and land-users. Human Resources Management experience.
Able to work under pressure, long hours and travel extensively.


DUTIES : The incumbent will be expected to Manage the Natural Resource Management
Regional Office for the Eastern Cape Province including Working for Water and its
sub programmes, Support the Director: Operations Southern Regions in the ongoing development of the Working for Water programme in the province: Manage
the Working for Land, Working for Energy and Working for Forests Programmes in
the Province, Provide financial management for the budget responsibilities in a
manner that will ensure both optimal outcomes and a clean audit, Prepare and
manage region/province budgets, operational plans, long-term treatment plans and
project annual plans of operations and oversee Financial Management related to
the implementation of projects in the province. Manage Cross-cutting Functions of
the Programmes of the Branch in the Province. Manage and Promote co-operative
governance in the Province. Promote Cooperative Governance in the Province by
ensuring provincial alliance with policies and strategies of key organs of state within
the province.
ENQUIRIES : Ms D Soginga Tel No: (021) 441 2731/ 082 467 2667


POST 37/12 : DEPUTY DIRECTOR: LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

REF NO: CFO12/2021
SALARY : R733 257 per annum, (an all-inclusive annual remuneration package)
CENTRE : Pretoria


REQUIREMENTS : National Diploma on NQF level 6 or Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics Management
or equivalent relevant qualification. A 3-5 years of experience in related field.
Knowledge of procurement and business practices. Ability to establish and manage
Demand systems and controls. Knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting.
Ability to develop, interpret and apply policies, strategies and legislation. Ability to
work long hours voluntarily. Ability to gather and analyse information. Ability to work
under pressure. Ability to work with difficult persons and to resolve conflict.
Advanced skills in financial management; project management Good interpersonal
relations and Stakeholder engagement skills. Supervisory Experience.


DUTIES : Ensure procurement of goods and services. Comply with verification of a Log 2
form. Issuing of orders for goods and services. Monitor the expediting of order.
Ensure unqualified audit for orders. Ensure Chief User Workshops are conducted.
Manage Provisioning System (Logis) and processing of inventory. Timeously
record Logis technical error with Helpdesk. Analyse Logis generated reported.
Ensure correctness of the newly created Item Control Number on Logis Confirm
User Access and Administrators access rights are reviewed. Monitor the
Warehouse, Transit and distribution of inventory. Ensure reconciliation and
authorization of the travel & accommodation transaction process to the
Department. Authorise BAS Payment Advices for Travel and Accommodation
Payments. Submit outstanding documents to reconcile Amex statement. Compile
No Show report for Travel and Accommodation. Verify the correctness of travel
booking commitment report. Ensure adherence to Service Level Agreements
payment terms. Maintenance of the Invoice Tracking System. Ensure the
expediting of invoices. Monitor the correctness, completeness and accuracy of the
Management Reports. Verify the correctness of accruals, commitment and
inventory report. Reconciliation of the Logis & BAS Commitment report.
ENQUIRIES : Mr M Thage Tel No: 012 399 9663

POST 37/13 : DEPUTY DIRECTOR: PROCUREMENT PERFORMANCE AND COMPLIANCE


MONITORING (LOGISTICS, DISPOSAL AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

REF NO:
CFO09/2021
SALARY : R733 257 per annum, (an all-inclusive annual remuneration package)
CENTRE : Pretoria


REQUIREMENTS : National Diploma on NQF level 6 or Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics or Supply Chain
Management or Equivalent relevant qualification. A minimum of 3-5 years’ relevant
experience required. Knowledge of Logistics Management, Asset and disposal
management, procurement and business practices. Ability to establish and manage
Logistics and asset management systems and controls. Knowledge of strategic
planning and budgeting. Ability to develop, interpret and apply policies, strategies
and legislation. Knowledge of HR management practices, legal issues, negotiations
and dealing with conflict. Ability to control and manage the logistical management
and assets of the department. Knowledge of Government budgeting processes,
Financial accounting; Auditing, Forensic Accounting, Risk management and Public
Service financial legislative frameworks. Programme and Project Management;
Financial Management; Change Management; Knowledge Management skills.
Ability to work under pressure. Supervisory experience.


DUTIES : Review all financial transaction documentation related to commitment, accruals,
inventory reconciliation, disposal management, asset register and reconciliation to
ensure full compliance with Supply Chain Management legislation and prescripts.
Provide Asset and Logistical management guidance, advice and support in the
development and preparation of the inputs to the financial statements such as
inventory, commitments, accruals and Asset register to ensure that they are
accurate and correct. Ensure quality of transactions including authorized purchase
orders to ensure that checklist is verified and compliant. Ensure detailed
documentation and verification reviews of asset and disposal management.
Monitoring compliance to Supply Chain Policy and Procedures, PFMA and its
Regulations. Ensure sound corporate governance and improved compliance with
Supply Chain Management reporting requirements (Internal and external
reporting). Provide quality assurance services on all logistical, assets, disposal and
losses transactions.
ENQUIRES : Ms L Nesane Tel No: 012 399 9045


POST 37/14 : DEPUTY DIRECTOR: MEDIA LIAISON REF NO: CMS25/2021


SALARY : R733 257 per annum, (all inclusive remiuneration package)
CENTRE : Pretoria


REQUIREMENTS : National Diploma on NQF level 6 or Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Media
Studies, Communication or relevant qualification within the relevant field. A
minimum of 3-5 years’ experience at in the integrated communication management
or media related field. Strong relationships / networks with the media industry.
Understanding of South African and foreign media. Impeccable command of
English language. Strong journalistic writing skill. Ability to assimilate complex
technical information for specific audience. Ability to lead, motivate and coach a
team. Knowledge of project management, finance, procurement and public service
procedures. Excellent communication (written and verbal), coordination, planning
and organizing skills. Thinking Demand: information evaluation, creativity,
innovative and logical in decision-making. Ability to work well under pressure, work
irregular hours and meet tight deadlines. Good interpersonal skills. A valid driver’s
license and ability to drive long distances.


DUTIES : Render effective media engagement function for the department and ministry.
Develop and execute comprehensive communication strategies and media plans.
Coordinate proactive media interviews, press briefings and other media
engagement activities. Facilitate responses to media queries while adhering to tight
deadlines. Draft and distribute media statements, advisories and fact sheets. Draft
and ensure the publication of opinion pieces, letters of the editors, and speeches
for the Minister and Deputy Minister. Develop content on the programmes, policies,
projects and any other issues related to the work of the department. Lead the media
monitoring and analysis function for the department. Manage the implementation
of Service Level Agreements with service providers. Coordinate performance
reports for the Directorate.
ENQUIRIES : Mr P Mbelengwa Tel No. (012) 399 8842


POST 37/15 : ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: PROJECT AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT –


ADAPTIVE CAPACITY FACILITY

REF NO: CCAQ14/2021 (X3 POSTS)
(Three-Year Contract)
SALARY : R376 596 per annum, plus 37% lieu of benefits
CENTRE : Garden Route (WC)/ Amathole (EC)/ uMzinyathi (KZN) District Municipalities
(please indicate centre of preference)


REQUIREMENTS : National Diploma on NQF Level 6 or Bachelor degree in Public Administration or
equivalent relevant qualification coupled with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience
in a related field. Knowledge of Project Management and some Project Budgeting
and Administration. Knowledge of PFMA, as well as Public Service legislation and
Departmental policies and procedures. Technical and financial reporting especially
relating to donor funding, budgeting and forecasting as well as tracking expenditure
for public and donor-funded projects. Skills: Organising skills; Basic Facilitation
skills; Communication skills; Computer literacy; Technical writing skills;
Presentation skills. Project Management skills; Interpersonal skills; Analytical
thinking and Networking skills. Personal Attributes: Strong familiarity with project
management software tools, methodologies, and best practices. Experience seeing
projects through the full life cycle. Proven ability to complete projects according to
outlined scope, budget, and timeline. Strong organization, coordination and
planning ability. Excellent verbal and written communication. Interpersonal, selfdriven and approachable. Solutions-driven and proactive. Ability to work both
independently and in a team; ability to work under pressure.


DUTIES : Manage contracts with service provider and subcontractors by assigning tasks and
communicating expected deliverables. Provide support in managing resources
needed to reach objectives in an effective and efficient manner with the service
provider. Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan. Provide
support on the preparation of documentation required for any purpose by the
Department or the donor partner government. Measure project performance to
identify areas for improvement. Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and
standards throughout. Project execution. Ensure timely completion of the project
within the relevant budget. Provide budget and forecasting support at various
timeframes for use by both the Department and the donor partner government with
the Departmental Finance unit. Ensure service provider is adhering to procurement
rules around finance and reporting. Support service provider in financial reporting
and forecasting – aligning with criteria. Provide donor fund oversight to service
provider. Verifying financial reports submitted to the ACF by the service provider.
Provide support on the amendment and finalization of concept notes into tender
documents. Provide support on the compilation of narrative and expenditure
reports. Maintain project expenditure and asset database. Liaise with ACF to
confirm availability of funds for any procurement process. Provide support on the
consolidation of inputs for the procurement plan. Provide support on the resource
mobilisation. Support the development of a project pipeline for the District and
Province. Provide support on capacity-building for climate finance.
ENQUIRIES : Mr T Phago Tel No: 012 399 8538


NOTE : NB: All Applications to be forwarded to Pretoria address


POST 37/16 : PROJECT COORDINATOR REF NO: EP9009/2021


SALARY : R316 791 per annum, (Total package of R460 251 per annum/ conditions apply)
CENTRE : Northern Cape (Upington)


REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate 3-year Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Natural /
Environmental Science. 3-5 Years’ experience in relevant field. Understanding of
Project management. Knowledge of Alien vegetation control. Good communication
skills and sound organisation and planning skills. Knowledge of Working for Water
policies and procedures, knowledge of legislation relevant to alien vegetation
control will serve as an added advantage. Knowledge of the Public Service and
Departmental procedures and prescripts. Computer literacy, knowledge of the
Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). People management, change
management and empowerment skills. Valid driver’s license and willingness to
travel and work long hours with limited supervision.


DUTIES : Provide project planning support services to the project by developing a strategic
clearing plan and an Annual Plan of Operation (APO) for approval of budget
allocation. Facilitate the implementation of project plans through the establishment
of stakeholder engagement. Monitor implementation of project plans by conducting
site audits to ensure compliance with Working for Water policies/standards, health
and safety prescripts and various environment and agriculture legislation which
govern alien vegetation control. Render project close out services by conducting
final site inspections and facilitating in the handing over of cleared land to the land
user.
ENQUIRIES : Mr N Manngo Tel No: (053) 836 7600

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