Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

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Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

In accordance with Sections 76(4) and 77 of the Public Finance Management Act, 1 of 1999, read with Chapter 3.1 of the Treasury Regulations, the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and interested individuals to serve on the Audit and Risk Committee.

APPLICATIONS : Director-General, Department of Women, Private Bag X931, Pretoria, 0001, or 36 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, by hand.

FOR ATTENTION : Mr VS Shongwe (012) 359 0244

CLOSING DATE : 004 February 2022

  • Applications must include a detailed CV (with two recent and contactable referees), as well as certified copies of any qualifications and identification documents. A copy of the Permanent Residence Permit must be attached by non-RSA citizens/permanent resident permit holders. If you have a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by a certificate of evaluation from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The application will not be evaluated if all of the required documents are not submitted. Please consider your application failed if you do not hear from the Department within three (3) months of the closing date of this advertisement. The Department maintains the right to reject any and all applications for the position.
  • If an applicant is shortlisted, more checks may be done, and their appointment is contingent on the results of these checks, which may include security clearance, security vetting, qualification verification, and criminal record verification. The post will be filled on a temporary basis pending the issuance of security clearance. The position will be re-considered/terminated if a security clearance is not given.
    Candidates that are chosen will be required to sign a contract with the Department.

Note that the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities is an equal opportunity employer; in filling these positions, the objectives of Section 195 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act 55 of 1998) will be considered; women, youth, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


TERM : The term of office is three years (on a part-time basis), with approximately six meetings per year (four ordinaries and two special meetings).

SALARY : The remuneration will be determined in accordance with Treasury Regulations.

CENTRE : Pretoria

  • A three-year NQF 7 qualification in any of the following fields (a higher qualification will be an extra advantage) is required: Information Technology/Legal/Social Sciences/Risk Management/Accounting and Auditing Candidates should have more than ten years of executive management experience in governance, risk management, and internal controls Experience serving on oversight committees A knowledgeable person who keeps up to date with the developments of the Internal and External Audit and Risk Management professions and developmental aspects Understand the major financial reporting issues
  • Skills: Analytical thinking ability and good communication skills Courage to challenge answers and ask relevant questions, willing to devote time and energy to serve the public interest Encourage openness and transparency, healthy skepticism, and professional approach High level of integrity, inquisitiveness, and independent judgment, knowledge of the public sector fund’s risk and control Ability to offer new perspectives Strong leadership (among committee members, management, internal and external auditors)
  • .Knowledge about women’s, youth’s, and people with disabilities’ socioeconomic empowerment will be advantageous. Applicants who are currently sitting on the Audit Committee will be given priority. Applicants must have no commercial or personal relationships to the Department of Women, Youth, and People with Disabilities.

  • The Audit and Risk Council is an advisory committee that provides support to the Department by overseeing internal controls, risk management, and governance processes. The Committee submits quarterly reports to the Executive Authority. The Committee shall perform its duties in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act and Treasury Regulations, as well as the approved Audit and Risk Committee Charter.
  • The Audit and Risk Committee is expected to provide advice to the Department on risk management, internal control, and governance processes, including, among other things, performing a reliable oversight of financial and non-financial reporting, as well as having a thorough understanding of the applicable prescripts. Maintain an effective and efficient internal audit function and combine assurance in order to offer the appropriate assurance to the Executive Authority. Oversee the organization’s risk management, the integrity of reporting, and sustainability issues.
  • The Chairperson will preside over Audit and Risk Committee meetings and maintain a positive working relationship with management, and internal and external auditors. Initiate the Audit and Risk Committee’s yearly evaluation and take steps to address the deficiencies identified by the assessment.

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