DALRRD Jobs 2022 — Deputy Director: Strategic Land Acquisition

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Directorate: Strategic Land Acquisition
SALARY : R882 042 per annum (Level 12), (all-inclusive package to be structured in accordance with the rules for MMS)
CENTRE : Free State (Bloemfontein)

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a National Diploma in Agricultural Studies / Agricultural Economics / Development Studies. Minimum of 3 years’ experience at junior management level in land acquisition environment. Job related knowledge: The Land Reform: Provision of Land and Assistance Act as amended. Land Reform (Land Tenants) Act. Restitution of Land Rights Act. Extension of Land Tenure Security Act. Knowledge of Agrarian Transformation as well as a key priorities of government. Knowledge of Comprehensive Rural Development Programmes (CRDP). Relevant Prescripts Pertaining to Land Reform and other relevant prescripts. Job related skills: Communication skills (verbal and written), Strategic management skills, Negotiation skills, Computer literacy, Stakeholder relationship skills, Facilitation / coordination skills, Presentation skills, Financial management skills, Project management skills and Interpersonal relations skills. A valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES : Manage the provision of land acquisition and allocation services. Manage the conducting area-based plans. Manage the identification of movable and immovable assets for acquisition by the state for emerging farmers. Manage development of service level agreement on leased assets with emerging farmers and caretaker or service provider. Manage the process of valuation of immovable assets. Provide regional land acquisition and allocation services. Manage the implementation of the land redistribution programmes. Manage and coordinate the implementation of land acquisition and development support service. Manage the selection of suitable candidates for land allocation. Monitor allocation acquired land to category and targeted groups. Monitor the alignment of land allocated to the beneficiary selection policy. Monitor the selection process of beneficiaries for the land allocation. Coordinate land allocation approval process through relevant approval structures. Manage the identification of land reform strategic institutional partnership. Ensure assessment of company legal compliance for the formation of institutional partnerships. Ensure assessment of the risk profile and business plan of the strategic partners to determine the business compatibility between the strategic partners and the emerging farmers.

ENQUIRIES : Mr E Du Toit Tel No: (051) 400 4200
APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X20803, Bloemfontein, 9300 or hand delivered during office hours to: 136 Charlotte Maxeke Street, Bloemfontein, 9300.

NOTE : African, Coloured, Indian and White Males and African, Coloured, Indian and White Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
CLOSING DATE : 25 November 2022 at 16:00

NOTE : The application must include only completed and signed new Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the DPSA web site link: https://www.dpsa.gov.za/newsroom/psvc/ and a detailed Curriculum Vitae. Certified copies of Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate and the highest required qualifications as well as a driver’s licence where necessary, will only be submitted by shortlisted candidates to Human Resources on or before the day of the interview date. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by SAQA. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have all foreign qualifications evaluated by SAQA and to provide proof of such evaluation report (only when shortlisted). The requirements for appointment at SMS level include the successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry Programme as endorsed by the NSG. Prior to appointment, a candidate would be required to complete the Nyukela Programme: Pre-entry Certificate to Senior Management Services as endorsed by DPSA which is an online course, endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into the SMS and the full details can be sourced by the following link: https://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/. No appointment will take place without the successful completion of the pre-entry certificate and submission of proof thereof. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Directive on the Implementation of Competency Based Assessments. The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. Applications: Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. If you apply for more than 1 post, please submit separate applications for each post that you apply for. Due to the large number of applications we envisage to receive, applications will not be acknowledged. Should you not be contacted within 3 months of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. Should, during any stage of the recruitment process, a moratorium be placed on the filling of posts or the Department is affected by any process such as, but not limited to, restructuring or reorganisation of posts, the Department reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process and re-advertise the post at any time in the future. Important: DALRRD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity in DALRRD through the filling of posts. The Department reserves the right not to fill a position. Shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for assessments and interviews at a date and time as determined by the Department. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks. The successful candidate will be subjected to undergo security vetting. DALRRD will conduct reference checks which may include social media profiles of the shortlisted candidates. Applicants must declare any pending criminal, disciplinary or any other allegations or investigations against them. Should this be uncovered during / after the interview took place, the application will not be considered and in the unlikely event that the person has been appointed such appointment will be terminated. The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract and sign a performance agreement with the Department. All applicants are required to declare any conflict or perceived conflict of interest, to disclose memberships of Boards and directorships that they may be associated with.