DIRECTOR: BIOSECURITY SERVICES. REF NO: EP9001/2020. SALARY : R1 005 063 per annum (all inclusive remuneration package). CENTRE : Cape Town.

Closing date: 23 August 2020

REQUIREMENTS : Bachelor’s Degree (NQF level 7) in Natural or Physical Sciences, or Environmental Management or Development Planning. A minimum of Five years’ experience at Middle Management level. Knowledge and experience (minimum 10 years) in natural resource management, planning, implementation, research and development. Specific knowledge of and experience in invasive species prevention and management, including risk assessments; legal requirements, permitting, compliance and enforcement, pathway and vector control; eradication techniques, advocacy and data management.

Knowledge of Public Service and Departmental procedures and prescripts. Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). People management, change management and empowerment skills. Strong strategic planning and leadership skills. Good analytical, innovative, problem solving, interpersonal and conflict management skills. Commitment of Departmental values. Human Resources Management experience. Able to work under pressure, long hours and travel extensively.

DUTIES : Manage policy, legal and strategic development for the effective provision of biosecurity management in the country. Manage data management, monitoring and evaluation, and research and administrative functions, for the effective provision of biosecurity management in the country. Provide strategic leadership and overall management responsibility for the implementation of the invasive species risk assessment frameworks, the Issuing Authority functions, early detection and rapid response, and eradication interventions.

Co-ordinate the development and deployment of biosecurity interventions at ports of entry in order to prevent the entry of (potentially) invasive species into the country. Provide strategic leadership, co-ordination and support for the implementation of post-border compliance and enforcement functions and other relevant Competent Authority functions.

ENQUIRIES : Ms P Diphaha Tel No: 021-814 8099.

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