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REGIONAL MANAGER (3 POSTS) Directorate: Veterinary Public Health Full-time Job

3 weeks ago   Public Service   Johannesburg   11 views Reference: 22
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Mpumalanga (Mbombela Ref No: 3/2/1/2022/446)

Eastern Cape (Stutterheim Ref No: 3/2/1/2022/447)

Gauteng (Johannesburg Ref No: 3/2/1/2022/448)


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. Extensive experience in primary animal health care, animal identification and / or related sectors. Experience in regulatory veterinary services. Experience in conducting inspections and audits of establishments regulated under regulatory veterinary services. Experience in performance management of subordinates. Job related knowledge: Knowledge of the provisions of the Veterinary and Para-veterinary Professions Act, 1982 (Act 19 of 1982) in relation to compulsory community services. Practical working knowledge of the Animals Protection Act, 1962 (Act No 71 of 1962) as amended, the Performing Animals Protection Act, 1935 (Act No 24 of 1935) as amended, the Animal Identification Act, 2002 (Act No 06 of 2002), and the Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act No 35 of 1984) as amended. Knowledge of project management, monitoring and evaluation. Job related skills: Analytical skills, Ability to communicate clearly (both verbally and written), Management and organisational skills, Ability to function efficiently under various types of pressure with professionalism and integrity, Complex problem-solving skills, Ability to think logically and adapt to changes, 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 document and draft policies with minimum grammatical and formatting errors. Extended working hours. A valid driver’s licence.


Manage the implementation of legislation and related matters. Contribute to the development, review and auditing of policies, standards, guidelines related to veterinary services. Monitor / audit the application of the relevant risk management systems. Monitor / audit the application of the legislation, policies, guidelines, norms and standards to identify gaps and trends in the sector. Establish, coordinate and manage the implementation of the Animal Identification and Traceability System in accordance with the relevant policies, legislation and / or prescripts. Facilitate the implementation of relevant national veterinary services mandates at regional level. Coordinate and manage Primary Animal Health Care, Compulsory Community Service (CCS) and veterinary public health in the regions. Coordinate and manage activities with regards to the implementation of the Compulsory Community Service programmes as prescribed under the Veterinary and Para-veterinary Professions Act, 1982 (Act No 19 of 1982) as amended. Ensure procurement of items and materials for the programmes managed. Approve, audit and register compulsory community service facilities in line with the applicable policies. Monitor the performance of CCS veterinarians at their allocated CCS facilities. Conduct audits on CCS facilities to ensure compliance with the management systems and norms and standards. Develop guidelines, procedures, norm and standards relating to primary animal health care. Approve and register mentors for the performance of the compulsory community service. Conduct cost benefit analysis in relation to veterinary intervention strategy. Coordinate and consolidate regional CCS reports. Coordinate and consolidate regional animal health reports and deliverables. Coordinate and consolidate regional veterinary public health reports and deliverables. Manage activities with regard to animal welfare. Coordinate the implementation of the operational framework for animal welfare. Participate in the review of animal welfare legislation. Participate and represent the Department in animal welfare forums such as Livestock Welfare Coordinating Committee (LWCC), etc. Attend to legal matters pertaining to the Department with respect to animal welfare legislations. Coordinate and manage the delivery of extension service related to Primary Animal Health Care, Veterinary Hygiene and Animal Identification to stakeholders and communities. Conduct training for and audit the compulsory community service mentors. Determine information / training needs of stakeholders (communities, farmers, DALRRD officials, Provincial officials, etc.). Develop and conduct awareness campaigns on matters of primary animal health care, veterinary public health and animal identification and traceability of animals. Provide technical inputs and / or training to other regulatory and nonregulatory stakeholders. Represent the Department in various fora, interdepartmental, international technical meetings, committees, council and working 7 groups. Identify and assist in the selection of primary animal health care project sites in the Provinces. Manage the resources (Physical, Human and Financial) of the unit. Ensure proper utilisation of the budget by monitoring and reporting expenditure. Monitor and ensure proper utilisation of equipment and reporting thereof. Evaluate and monitor performance and appraisal of employees. Attend to human resource related issues for the CCS veterinarians in the region. Ensure capacity and development of staff. Manage discipline. Coordinate and / or implement DALRRD Veterinary Services activities in the region. Perform technical veterinary functions necessary to implement national programmes and directives. Liaise with stakeholders on behalf of the Department. Collect, collate and consolidates data necessary for national programmes. Represent the DALRRD Veterinary Services as may be required.


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.

Company Description
CLOSING DATE : 05 August 2022 at 16:00
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.