Assistant Director: Administrative Support (Facility Management)- Kraaifontein, Ref No. DSD 10/2023 R1

Western Cape, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Job Purpose

The Department of Social Development, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to ensure that residential care centres managed by DSD, outsourced partners and NPO organisations adhere to international protocols, national legislations, outsourced service specifications, transfer agreement standards and national and operational standards; effective management of the Quality assurance practices and contract compliance monitoring. This post is stationed in Kraaifontein.

Minimum Requirements

An appropriate 3-year Bachelors Degree/BCom (equivalent or higher qualification) in financial management; A minimum of 3 years relevant supervisory level experience.

Key Performance Areas

Facilitate the budgeting process for facility management;
Manage and oversee the supply chain process for the component and insourced facilities;
Manage all financial administration services for component and insourced facilities;
Manage all logistical and administrative support services to funded facilities; Management of staff;
Human Resource Management
Participation in the recruitment of staff in the numbers and grades appropriate to ensure the achievement of the directorate’s business plan;
Motivate, train and guide staff within the division, to achieve and maintain excellence in service delivery;
Actively manage the performance, evaluation and rewarding of staff within the division;
Monitor information capacity building within the division;
Active involvement in the compilation of a human resource plan, a service delivery improvement programme, and an information resources plan, for the directorate;
Promote sound labour relations within the division; Actively manage and promote the maintenance of discipline within the division;
Perform all the managerial tasks with regard to the component;
Give strategic direction to and manage policy issues with regard to the functions of the components under his/her command;
Communicate on managerial level with regard to the functions of the component.

Knowledge of the following:

Facility management and quality assurance and in-depth interventions;
Modern systems of governance and administration;
Policies of the government of the day;
Constitutional, legal and institutional arrangements governing the South Africa public sector;
Project management processes;

Skills needed:

Strong conceptual and formulation;
Leadership skills with specific reference to the ability to display thought leadership in complex applications;
Team building and strong inter-personal; Written and verbal communication;
Problem solving and decision making;
Financial management;
Change management;
Problem solving and analysis;
Client orientation and customer focus.