DALRRD Vacancies November 2022 — Chief Evaluation Analyst

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Directorate: Evaluation
SALARY : R382 245 per annum (Level 09)
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a 3-years Bachelor’s Degree / National Diploma in Social Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Public Administration, Demography and Development studies (NQF Level 6). Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Evaluation. Job related knowledge: Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems, tools, indicator development, research methodology, legislation and policies administered by the Department. Experience in conducting social research from both public and or private. Knowledge and understanding of government wide monitoring and evaluation framework. Project and programme management. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying monitoring and evaluation principles in social research. Job related skills: Good interpersonal relations, Good stakeholder liaison skills, coordination and problem-solving skills, Good report-writing skills, Good communication skills (verbal and written), Presentation skills, Good computer skills, Statistical analysis and interpretation skills, Data management skills and Research skills. Ability to customize and target information to user requirements. Ability to work under pressure and long hours, as well as willingness to travel long distance for extended periods. A valid driver’s licence.

DUTIES : Develop and maintain evaluation frameworks and guidelines. Conduct literature review and assessment of best practice for benchmarking. Coordinate and facilitate the development of the departmental evaluation plan. Evaluate strategic projects and programmes according to the departmental evaluation plan. Assess and analyse research material to inform evaluation studies. Engage with stakeholders to foster buy-in for evaluations. Facilitate the development of programme evaluation plans. Facilitate the development of evaluation concept notes. Develop evaluation design and methodology. Write Comprehensive Evaluation reports for DALRRD. Facilitate capacity building of evaluation within the Department. Design and implement data collection methods for statistical and non-statistical data. Conduct research to inform appropriate data collection tools methods. Design appropriate data collection tools for evaluations. Conduct evaluation fieldwork. Analyse and interpret evaluation data. Develop appropriate data capturing tools. Ensure capturing of data. Clean data and make follow-ups on missing variables. Analyse collected data. Produce quality data analysis reports presenting findings in a graphic, tabular and narrative form. Monitor the implementation of evaluation recommendations for organisational learning and continuous improvement. Develop monitoring tools for the implementation of evaluation recommendations. Assist stakeholders with the development of improvement plans to address evaluation recommendations. Periodically monitor the implementation of evaluation improvement.

ENQUIRIES : Mr K Themba Tel No: (012) 312 9637
APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered during office hours to: 184 Jeff Masemola Street (formerly known as Jacob Mare), corner of Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria or to Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001.

NOTE : 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.