Vacancies

General Manager: Heritage Management 

(Pretoria) Ref: 02/2016/17

Five Year Fixed-Term Contract – A market related package is offered

 The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) whose mandate encompasses the protection, promotion and preservation of heritage, seeks the professional services of a qualified, self-motivated, driven and goal oriented candidate for the above position.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of Heritage Management business unit which forms the core business of the organisation. Other key responsibilities will include strategy development, resource management, monitoring, reporting and consistent alignment across all core operational units. This position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

The NHC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and people with disabilities in particular.Take note that the NHC will verify all qualifications and experience and that original documents must be submitted on appointment and all qualifications obtained abroad will be evaluated by SAQA. The preferred candidate will be subjected to competency assessment, signing of a 5 year employment contract and performance agreement. The NHC reserves the right not to make an appointment. Consideration will be given to applicants who meets minimum requirements of advertised post.

Interested persons should forward their applications and detailed Curriculum Vitae to Human Resources Manager: National Heritage Council, P.O. Box 74097, Lynnwood Ridge 0040 or e-mail hr@nhc.org.za. Enquiries can be directed to the same email.

Closing date: 13 January 2017 at 12:00pm. No late applications will be accepted

Applications not responded to within 30 days of closing date must be considered unsuccessful.

More information about the vacancy:

Job Title General Manager: Heritage Branch
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
Paterson Grading: E-Lower
Closing Date: 13 January 2017 at 12:00pm (No late applications will be accepted)
Term: Five Year Fixed-Term Contract
Reference: 02/2016/17
Enquiries: n.bam@nhc.org.za

Job purpose

General Manager is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of Heritage Branch and strategy development, progress monitoring and reporting and consistent alignment across all core operational units.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer must ensure that Heritage Branch objectives are executed timeously.

Requirements:

  • A Post Graduate qualification in Heritage Management or an appropriate equivalent qualification.
  • Extensive experience in the area of intangible cultural heritage or a related Public Service field. A minimum of eight years’ experience at senior management level.
  • Knowledge of Programme-based cultural heritage resource operational planning, research and development, Public Service Regulations, Ability to negotiate with high level executives in public and private sector to secure investment opportunities.
  • Programme and Project Management skills; Service based-outcomes and orientated.
  • Sound organising, planning and leadership skills. Knowledge of HR management practices.
  • Ability to develop, interpret and implement policies, strategies and legislation. Good communication, analytical, innovative, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of Department of Arts and Culture White Paper, National Heritage Act, 1999 (Act 11 of 1999), National Heritage Resources Act (Act 25 of 1999), Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations and King III.
  • Ability to work under pressure and long hours.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the implementation of Heritage Programmes and Projects in the country according to best management practices.
  • Oversee the ongoing development and transformation of the Heritage Sector through targeted programmes and interventions.
  • Oversee operations through a well- developed data management system and ensure regular reporting against approved plans.
  • Ensure strategic leadership and overall management of intangible cultural heritage
  • Coordinate the heritage and culture sector of the EPWP, reporting, and to provide monitoring and evaluation and information management systems support to the programmes and projects funded by the Branch.
  • Manage and implement effective monitoring protocol for the Branch. Manage the evaluation function of Branch activities.
  • Manage the planning and quality assurance process for skills development programmes within the sector.
  • Prepare and circulate framework documents to programme managers. Ensure focused value resourcing as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Co-ordinate research, planning, quality assurance and establishment and review of norms and standards for the programmes and projects funded by the Branch.
  • Coordinate the Branch’s administrative services.
  • Initiate and Manage MOU’s and MOA.
  • Implementation of bilateral and cultural agreements initiated by mother body.
  • Solicit funding for strategic programmes and projects.

The salary is negotiable according to E – Lower Paterson Grading and includes all benefits as specified in the National Heritage Council Conditions of Service.

All applications must be accompanied by certified copies (not older than three months) of qualifications, identity document (ID) as well as a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) in order to be considered.

Take note that the NHC will verify all qualifications and experience and that original documents must be submitted on appointment and all qualifications obtained abroad will be evaluated by SAQA.

Preferred candidate to be subjected to competency assessment, signing of an employment of contract and performance agreement.

The NHC reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Consideration will be given to applicants who meet minimum requirements of advertised post.

Interested persons should forward their applications and detailed Curriculum Vitae to Human Resources Unit: National Heritage Council, P.O. Box 74097, Lynnwood Ridge 0040 or e-mail hr@nhc.org.za. Enquiries can be directed to the same email.

Closing date:  13 January 2017 at 12:00pm. No late applications will be accepted

Applications not responded to within 30 days of closing date must be considered unsuccessful.

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2016/2017

The Department of Arts and Culture invites applications for internship opportunities that the department is offering for 2016/2017.

Requirements: Unemployed graduates who have successfully completed a 3 year Degree or National Diploma in any field specified below and who are between the ages of 18 to 35 years may apply. Students that still need to finish or qualify for a Degree or Diploma should not apply.

The Department of Arts and Culture is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Qualifying  people with disabilities  are encouraged to apply.  

Monthly Stipend: R4000.00 per month

Read more information: Internships for 2016

Closing Date: 05 August 2016