Secretary for Police Service Post (Director General) at the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service

Secretary for Police Service Post (Director General) at the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service

DEADLINE: 01 September 2023

Secretary for Police Service Post (Director General) at the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service

  • REF NO:CSP/14/2023
  • (Five Year Contract)
  • Re-advertisement of Ref No: CSP/05/2022. Applicants who previously applied should re-apply if still interested.
  • SALARY: R2 158 533 per annum, (all-inclusive package)
  • CENTRE: Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or Commerce or Social Science or Law (NQF 7) and post graduate qualification (NQF 8) or relevant equivalent qualification. 8 – 10 years’ experience at a Senior Management level (which five years must be at the level of SMS in the Public Service). Completion of pre-entry certificate for Senior Management Service (SMS) is mandatory requirement. Basic understanding of Civilian Secretariat for Police Service Act. Extensive knowledge and experience in policy drafting and partnerships strategies, analysis and implementation; interpretation of constitutional law and basic understanding of the Police Service Act; policy formulation; understanding of government policies and initiatives within the crime fighting environment as well as the role of information, partnerships and stakeholder management in Government decision-making. Good understanding of the safety and crime prevention structures within and outside the justice and security cluster. Good understanding of the PFMA and Public Service Regulatory Framework; Strategic capability, leadership and management skills in leading and managing transformation, change and diversity; Applied strategic planning and facilitation; Financial management and budgeting, problem-solving and analytical skills. Strong stakeholder management, good communication, presentation, strong interpersonal and negotiation skills including multi-national negotiations, honesty and integrity. The successful candidate will be directly responsible to the Minister of Police for the performance of the statutory functions of the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service, its operations and the realization of agreed output and targets. In accordance with Civilian Secretariat for Police Service Act Section 7, sub- paragraph 4, the Secretary must not be a member or former member of the Police Service of the Republic contemplated in section 199(1) of the Constitution, are not eligible for appointment, so they may not apply.

DUTIES: Provide strategic leadership and overall management of the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service Act. Ensure effective and efficient administration and management of the budget in compliance with the Public Finance Management Act. Ensure effective civilian oversight; monitoring and evaluation of the South African Police Service. Oversee the review and development of policing policies and render strategic policy advice and other support to the Minister of Police to direct effective Policing. Ensure the provision of evidence based research and evidence led and cost based policy development on policing, crime and safety to the Minister of Police to inform policing policy and decision making. Coordinate the Minister’s stakeholder engagements and public participation on policing and safety and security matters. Oversee the legislation review and development process including presentation of bills to Parliament. Ensure the implementation of government wide crime and violence prevention programmes and strategies. Advise the Minister on any matter related to effective policing, safety and security. Oversee the management and facilitation of inter-governmental, civil society and public-private partnerships. Provide the necessary support on the implementation or compliance with international obligations. Monitor and advise on the utilisation of the budget of the police service to ensure compliance with policy directives or instructions of the Minister. Provide oversight and leadership on the functions of the National Forensic Oversight and Ethics Board (DNA Board) and the Office of the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (DPCI) Judge. in consultation with the Minister. Develop and maintain sound relationships with relevant Parliamentary Committees. Lead and or participate in meetings with provincial civilian oversight structures. Management of physical, human and financial resources.

ENQUIRIES :         Dipsy Wechoemang Tel No: (012) 493 1400/079 6936 585

APPLICATIONS: Can also be emailed to [email protected] OR Applications must be mailed timeously to Private Bag X922, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered or couriered to 258 Lilian Ngoyi Street, Pretorius Street, Fedsure Building 2nd floor, Pretoria at the Reception Desk. No late applications will be accepted.

Directions to candidates

  • Applications on form Z83 with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge and experience (on a separate sheet if necessary or a CV) must be forwarded to the department in which the vacancy/vacancies exist(s). NB: PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS MUST PLEASE USE THE NEW Z83 WHICH IS EFFECTIVE AS AT 01 JANUARY 2021.
  • Applicants must indicate the reference number of the vacancy in their applications.
  • Applicants requiring additional information regarding an advertised post must direct their enquiries to the department where the vacancy exists. The Department of Public Service and Administration must not be approached for such information.
  • It must be ensured that applications reach the relevant advertising departments on or before the applicable closing dates.



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