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Assistant Director: Acquisitions


The Presidency is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability). The candidature of persons whose transfer/appointment will promote representivity will receive preference. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be subjected to a security clearance up to the level of “Top Secret”.

Applications: The Presidency, Private Bag x1000, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand deliver at Government Avenue, Union Buildings.
For Attention: Ms Kefilwe Maubane
Closing Date: 27 May 2022

Note: Applications must quote the reference/post number and submit a fully completed signed and dated NEW Z83 form, which can be downloaded at “From 1 January 2021 should an application be received using the incorrect application for employment (Z83), it will not be considered”. A recent updated comprehensive CV with at least names of three (3) referees with current contact details and e-mail addresses; copies of ID, Matric and highest qualifications should be attached (Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents/copies on or before the day of the interviews). Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and furnish this Department with an evaluation certificate from SAQA. Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks on criminal records, citizen verification, financial records and qualification verification to determine the suitability of a person for employment. The successful candidates will be required to enter into employment contracts and a performance agreement within 3 months of appointment and will have to disclose their financial interests.

POST 17/197: Assistant Director: Acquisitions
Directorate: Supply Chain Management
Salary: R382 245 per annum (Level 09)
Centre: Pretoria

Requirements: A Senior Certificate plus Bachelor’s Degree/Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management/Public Administration or Management or equivalent qualification (NQF level 7). A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management environment with 3 years at supervisory level (level 8) in Acquisition Management.

Competencies: Computer skills, strong communication skills at all levels, both oral and writing; excellent report writing skills, strong managerial skills, client orientation and customer focus; honesty and integrity; service delivery innovation, organizing skills, ability to work under pressure. Must have knowledge of Supply Chain Management procedures, and Logistical Information System (LOGIS). Central Supplier Database, The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Public Financial Management Act, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, Treasury Regulations, Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017, Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act and its code of good practice and Public Service Regulatory Framework.

Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key performance areas: Liaise with ASD: Demand Management and end-users in coordinating the department’s Demand and Procurement Plan. Ensure that the department procure needs in line with Demand and procurement plan. Liaise with end-users and suppliers/service providers on request for goods and services. Ensure administration of procurement (from specification/terms of reference approval to publication of awards) is in line with applicable legislations. Provide secretariat services to Bid Evaluation Committee and Bid Adjudication Committee (includes obtaining approval). Prepare bid documents in terms of approved specifications/terms of references; publish invitations to bids; receiving and opening of bid documents; coordinate bid committee meetings; and preparing and publishing awards. Liaise all stakeholders regarding procurement requirements (i.e. end-users, suppliers/service providers, other government institutions). Ensure adherence to the timeframes as indicated in the process flow by divisions. Ensure a proper record management for both quotes and bids proceedings. Authorization of request for quotations (RFQ). Ensure that request is pre audited and checked for compliance before approval. Advise the on different method of procurement and any other procurement related query. Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to relevant stakeholders. Supervision of subordinate.

Enquiries: Ms M Selomo - 012 300 5951