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Company Name : Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Job Title : Director – Veterinary Public Health
Department : Agricultural Production, Health and Food Safety
Closing Date: 14 October 2016
Location : Pretoria
Remuneration Level : R898 743 per annum

Website : http://www.daff.gov.za/
Guideline : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/1629-director.pdf

Director – Veterinary Public Health :

** The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is looking to appoint a dynamic individual with a passion to manage the sub program Veterinary Public Health in the Agricultural Production, Health and Food Safety Branch.

Related / Similar Post : DAFF Agricultural Remedies Registration

** Reporting to the Chief Director: Animal Production and Health, the incumbent will manage the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No 40 of 2000) and Animal identification Act, 2002 (Act No. 6 of 2002).

Requirements :
** The ideal candidate will possess a relevant BVSc/ BVMCH degree and must be registered with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) as a Veterinarian under the provisions of the Veterinary and Para Veterinary Professions Act, 1982

** Backed by 5 years experience in a managerial/senior / State Veterinarian position and sound knowledge and understanding of policies that govern veterinary public health issues as well as: All relevant legislation and regulations that govern the Public Service including the PFMA and Treasury Regulations, the Public Service Act, the Labour Relations Act, etc.

** Government imperatives and structures;
** The Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF), Government planning framework;
** The White paper on the Transformation of public service delivery (Batho Pele).
** Extensive knowledge of the national, regional and global trade environment with regard to food safety and quality assurance.
** A valid driver’s licence and ability to drive and the ability to travel locally and internationally to carry out duties

Duties :
** The incumbent’s key responsibilities will include, inter alia: Manage the Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000) and Animal Identification Act, 2002 (Act No. 6 of 2002);
** Preparation of strategic and/or operational plans for Veterinary Public Health (VPH).;
** General high level management policy advice, problem solving and information sharing in respect of the components policy, legislation and prescripts in respect of Veterinary Public Health.

** Report on quarterly basis on the areas of functional responsibilities.
** Prioritise (re-prioritise) resources.
** Undertake corporate representation in respect of Veterinary Public Health.
** Manage and comply with delegated responsibilities.

** Undertake efficient budgeting and expenditure control as well as procurement according to PFMA (Act No. 11of 1999), treasury regulations and departmental prescripts.
** Plan for and manage transformation in the component;
** Serve on the Departmental Management Committee;

** Manage Veterinary Public Health through the setting and analyses of essential information and national standards;
** Control and certify the health status of animal products for imports and exports, including the co-ordination and implementation of policies of Veterinary medicines.
** Facilitate the implementation of meat safety regulatory services.

** Facilitate access to Veterinary Public Health Services.
** Manage animal identification. Liaise with provinces and other stakeholders with regard to management of Veterinary services.
** Ensure the management and development of human resources.

Contact Us :
Enquiries : Dr MB Modisane, tel. 012 319 7463.
Applications : daff18@humanjobs.co.za or
fax: 086 537 4525

Note :
** All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the department.

** Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments).

** The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tool”.
** In terms of the departmental employment equity target, priority will be given to African and Indian male and People with disability.

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