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Office of the Public Service Commission: Jobs / Vacancies (Jun 2019) – Senior Specialist Researcher

Office of the Public Service Commission hereby invites applications for recruitment to the post of Senior Specialist Researcher. The application will close on 7th June 2019 @ 15:45.

Location: Pretoria

Office of the Public Service Commission advertised post is as follows:

  • SENIOR SPECIALIST RESEARCHER: ORGANISATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE (DIRECTOR LEVEL) REF NO: SSR/OAPS/7/2019

Requirements

  • A SAQA recognized Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification (new NQF level 7) in one of the following: Public Management or Public Administration or Social Sciences with proved primary research experience.
  • A relevant post graduate qualification will be an added advantage.
  • 5 years relevant experience in a senior management post.
  • Minimum 10 years of leading and conducting research on public administration.
  • Proven and strong research capability and research supervision skills.
  • Conceptual ability in the design and implementation of research projects.
  • An experienced evaluator/ consultant/ policy analyst/ researcher, preferably somebody specialising in the organisation and administration, governance and management of institutions, underpinned by the nine principles in section 195 of the Constitution.
  • A strong understanding of the Constitution and the intersection between the rights, values and principles as they relate to public administration.
  • Experience and knowledge in the application of the provisions of the relevant legislation and regulations that govern the Public Service.
  • Strategic understanding and knowledge of the application of the Constitutional Values and Principles (CVPs) as contained in Section 195.
  • An understanding of how current public administration management and operational processes comply, or do not comply, with the CVPs.
  • Excellent project management and problem solving abilities.
  • Exceptional understanding of the policy environment within which Public Service delivery takes Proven and strong research capability and research supervision skills.
  • Conceptual ability in the design and implementation of research projects.
  • An experienced evaluator/ consultant/ policy analyst/ researcher, preferably somebody specialising in the organisation and administration, governance and management of institutions, underpinned by the nine principles in section 195 of the Constitution.
  • Good people management skills and the ability to work with and across teams.
  • Good liaison skills and the ability to manage relations with different stakeholders.
  • Sufficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite e.g. Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • A Valid Driver’s License and willingness to travel.

How to apply

Forward your application, stating the relevant reference number to: The Director-General, Office of the Office of the Public Service Commission, Private Bag X121, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-deliver at Commission House, Office Park Block B, 536 Francis Baard Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, or you can email your application to [email protected] For Attention: Mr M Mabuza

ENQUIRIES: Ms IL Mathenjwa TelNo: (012) 352 1109