Open Call for Application: OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR – GENERAL 2023 Job as Deputy Director: Risk Management for South African

ERRATUM : Please note, the Deputy Director: Risk Management position which was published on Public Service Vacancy circular 01 (01/216) dated 13 January 2023 with a closing date of 30 January 2023, was advertised with incorrect Salary Level 12. The correct Salary Level is 11 as specified above. Candidates, who applied, may re-apply to be considered for the position.

Closing Date is 27 March 2023.


To assist the Department in identifying, assessing and evaluating risks that could prevent
achievement of the business objectives.


Risk Assessments: Facilitate the Branch risk workshops and risk registers Assess the
effectiveness of controls in the registers.

Assess action plans on a quarterly basis, obtain portfolio of evidence for completed actions and facilitate changes to residual risks.

Attend all Branch planning sessions (strategic planning/exco/manco meetings) to assist the Branches with risk management processes in line with the Risk Management Strategy and policy.

Finalise and quality assure all project risk registers.

Attend all project meetings of the Branches to identify risks that could prevent the achievement of the project objectives as well as risks to the business/operationalisation of the project.

Risk Governance: Develop/review/update and obtain approval of Risk Policy, Risk Strategy, Risk Appetite, thresholds.

Check adherence to the Risk and BCM policies and strategies.

Risk training and awareness: Educate and train risk staff, risk champions and all employees in the department on risk management principles, trends, best practice, etc.

Provide support to risk champions, at least every quarter, in updating Branch risk registers and assessing the management of risks.

Create awareness in the Department on risk management (newsflash/classroom training, etc).

Business Continuity Management: Facilitate the BCM and disaster management initiatives for the Department.

Provide guidance to Branches on BCM.

Quality assure and ensure updated Business Continuity Plans are signed off by business. Coordinate testing of all BCPs per test plan.

Compile reports on progress of BCM for reporting to Opscom, AC, ICT Steercom, Branches and RMC meetings at least every quarter.

Create awareness in the Department on BCM (newsflashes, physical training, workshops, etc).

Risk reporting: Produce reports on risk and BCM deliverables.

Compile reports for the Risk Management Committee meetings every quarter and when requested. Produce reports on trends and concentrations in the Department re Risk and BCM.

Management of resources in risk team: Recruit, develop and performance manage staff.

Mandatory requirements:

• A three-year National Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree in Risk Management /
Business Management / Internal Audit or Public Administration

• 3-5 years’ experience in risk management and Business Continuity Management

• 3-5 years managing resources in a risk and/or governance environment.


Experience in conducting risk assessments within an organisation.

Experience in developing and compiling risk registers. Experience in conducting risk awareness and training.

Experience in risk governance (Risk Policy, strategy, risk appetite). Experience in risk reporting.

Experience in high-level stakeholder management. Experience in project, financial and human resources management.

A thorough understanding of Risk Management and Business Continuity Management.

Attention to detail and quality of work. Communication skills (verbal & written), research and analytical skills, negotiation skills, project management skills, interpersonal skills, planning and organising skills & time management skills, mentoring and coaching.

Knowledge and understanding of Public Service Regulations, Public Service Act, Public Finance Management Act and Treasury Regulations. Proficient in MS Packages.

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted: Via e-mail to [email protected] (Ref no. should appear in subject-line), by post to the Registry Office, The Department of Trade Industry and Competition, Private Bag x84, Pretoria, 0001; Hand- delivered to the dtic Campus, corner of Meintjies and Robert Sobukwe Streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria.

The application must include only completed and signed new Form Z83, obtainable from (Careers), any Public Service Department or on the internet at, and a detailed Curriculum Vitae.

Certified copies of qualifications and Identity Document or any other relevant documents to be submitted by only shortlisted candidates to HR on or before the day of the interview date. the dtic reserves the right not to fill any advertised position(s).

Open Call for Application: OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR – GENERAL 2023 Job as Deputy Director: Risk Management for South African