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Assistant Director: Change Management (3 posts)

Argus/Burger 4/7/2015

Department of Health: Assistant Director: Change Management 

Core Title: Human Resource and Support Personnel

Institution: Directorate:  People Strategy. Post A:  Head Office (Cape Town). Post B:  Office of the Chief Directorate: Metro District Health Services. Post C:  Office of the Chief Directorate:  Rural District Office (Mossel Bay) (Head Office, Cape Town)

Service Benefits:          

  • 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.


Minimum educational qualification:

  • An appropriate diploma/degree preferably in Behavioural/Social Sciences.


  • Appropriate experience with large-scale organisational change initiatives.
  • Appropriate managerial experience.

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • A valid driver’s licence (Code B/EB).
  • Willingness to travel and work extended hours.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Good leadership and organisational skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Good project management skills

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of the Departmental Change Management strategy/program.
  • Provide advice and guidance relating to change management.
  • Coordinate and facilitate training relating to change management.
  • Coordinate the management of contracts regarding Service Providers responsible for identified change initiatives.
  • Ensure the maintenance of databases relating to change management programs.
  • Coordinate, monitor and report on change progress.
  • Execute financial and administrative functions.
  • Effective utilisation and management of staff.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. A competency test will form part of the selection process.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement.

No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This posts was also advertised in the Argus/Burger 4/7/2015


R 270 804 per annum

Please note: The cost of living adjustment for April 2015 is not included in this salary notch.
CLOSING DATE: 24 July 2015


The Director
Peoples Practices and Administration
Department of Health
PO Box 2060, Cape Town, 8000
(For the attention of Ms C Versveld)


Ms P Piedt, Tel: (021) 483-3717

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