Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science Degree (BVSc / BVMCh). Registration as a Veterinarian with the South African Veterinary Council. 5-years working experience as a State Veterinarian, of which 3 years must be related to Veterinary Public Health and / or export facilitation. Extensive experience in monitoring abattoirs and meat processing establishment. Practical working knowledge and experience in application of the Meat Safety Act and regulatory control including law enforcement. Job related knowledge: Extensive knowledge of the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No 40 of 2000). Knowledge of relevant international norms and standards such as Codex and The World Organization for Animal Health (formerly the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) guidelines related to food of animal origin. Knowledge of utilisation of generic public service support functions. Knowledge of project management, monitoring and evaluation. Job related skills: Analytical skills, Ability to communicate clearly (both verbal and written), 5 Management and organisational skills, Ability to function effective under various types of pressure with professionalism and integrity, Complex problem-solving skills, Ability to think logically and adapt to change, Ability to collect and interpret information and to arrive at a rational conclusion, Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships and work in a team. Pronounced self-motivation to initiate and handle new projects. Ability to prepare documents and draft policies with minimum grammatical / and formatting errors. Extended working hours. A valid driver’s licence.
Manage the implementation of legislative and related matters under the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No 40 of 2000). Develop / review policies, norms and standards for meat and other relevant products of animal origin. Monitor the implementation of the Meat Safety Act and other food safety policies, norms and standards related to food of animal origin in Provinces. Monitor and interpret local and international environment to inform policy needs, updates and impact. Verification of the application of the prescribed Essentials National Standards, Risk Analysis and Risk Management Systems. Monitor the application of food safety management systems in establishments regulated under the Meat Safety Act. Implementation of national programmes related to food safety such as the National Residues Monitoring Programme and the National Microbiological Monitoring Programme. Provide guidance and monitor importation and exportation of food of animal origin and other related animal product. Minimise meat safety related risks to address technical matters related to food safety. Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate management systems for veterinary public health services. Facilitate the accreditation of food safety management systems. Conduct regular audits on the performance of veterinary public health services where services are rendered to ensure compliance with the management systems and international norms. Conduct cost benefit analysis in relation to veterinary intervention strategies. Manage the National Food Safety Programmes (National Residues Monitoring and Control Programmes, National Microbiological Monitoring Programme, National Parasitology Monitoring Programme). Develop and manage implementation of programmes for all commodities of interest. Conduct risk analysis on substances and compounds of interest. Collation and analysis of results based on risk analysis conduct. Co-ordinate the transportation, reception, sorting and storage of all samples. Ensure that establishments that take part in programmes have a sufficient supply of sampling equipments and packing materials. Compilation and submission of reports. Manage the One Health portfolio. Develop policies related to one health. Develop necessary policies on combatting of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Develop antimicrobial usage and antimicrobial resistance surveillance plants for animals and animal products. Develop and implement awareness plans for one health, AMR and judicious use of antimicrobials. Participate in activities related to one health and AMR, both internally and externally. Manage the provision of capacity building programmes to stakeholders and internal staff with regards to Veterinary Public Health Services. Determine training needs of internal staff and external stakeholders. Determine interventions required to address the needs. Plan, implement and coordinate the appropriate interventions. Provide assistance to Provinces on awareness and extension services as and when required. Manage national awareness campaigns related to meat safety. Coordinate extension and awareness services in collaboration with the relevant Directorates, Departments and Provinces. Liaise with stakeholders and represent the Department at relevant events and bodies. Represent the Minister and the Department in various forums, and give inputs at inter-departmental technical meetings, committees and councils. Represent the country and give inputs at international technical meetings, forums, committees, working groups. Liaise with relevant stakeholders on matters related to food safety. Establish and maintain necessary food safety related forums. Manage the resources of the unit (Physical, Human and Financial). Ensure proper utilisation of the budget by monitoring and reporting expenditure. Monitor and ensure proper utilisation of equipments and reporting thereof. Evaluate and monitor performance and appraisal of employees. Ensure capacity and development of staff. Manage discipline.
Dr MSM Molefe Tel No: (012) 319 7688
Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X833, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered to: 184 Jeff Masemola Street (formerly known as Jacob Mare), corner of Jeff Masemola and Paul Kruger Streets, Pretoria or to Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko (formerly Beatrix) Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001.
African, Coloured, Indian and White Males and African Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The application must include only completed and signed new Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the DPSA web site link: https://www.dpsa.gov.za/newsroom/psvc/ and a detailed Curriculum Vitae. Certified copies of Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate and the highest required qualifications as well as a driver’s licence where necessary, will only be submitted by shortlisted candidates to Human Resources on or before the day of the interview date. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualify. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by SAQA. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have all foreign qualifications evaluated by SAQA and to provide proof of such evaluation report. Applications: Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. If you apply for more than 1 post, please submit separate applications for each post that you apply for. Dueto the large number of applications we envisage to receive, applications will not be acknowledged. Should you not be contacted within 3 months of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. Should, during any stage of the recruitment process, a moratorium be placed on the filling of posts or the Department is affected by any process such as, but not limited to, restructuring or reorganisation of posts, the Department reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process and re-advertise the post at any time in the future. Important: DALRRD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity in DALRRD through the filling of posts. The Department reserves the right not to fill a position. Shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for assessments and interviews at a date and time as determined by the Department. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks. The successful candidate will be subjected to undergo security vetting. DALRRD will conduct reference checks which may include social media profiles of the shortlisted candidates. Applicants must declare any pending criminal, disciplinary or any other allegations or investigations against them. Should this be uncovered during / after the interview took place, the application will not be considered and in the unlikely event that the person has been appointed such appointment will be terminated. The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract and sign a performance agreement with the Department.