Closing date: 2018/01/31


Tracking Number PT 2017-16
Job Title Economist: Provincial Government Budget Office, Ref No. PT 2017-16
Department Provincial Treasury
Salary level 11
Enquiries Ms M Korsten at (021) 483 9951
Job Type Permanent
Location - Country South Africa
Location - Province Western Cape
Location - Town / City Cape Town
Job Purpose The purpose of this position is to promote effective financial resource allocation and provide research, analysis and advice that informs the preparation of the provincial budget and monitor budget implementation.
Minimum Requirements An appropriate Honours Degree qualification with 6 years’ appropriate work experience; Relevant experience in economic / policy research and/or experience in strategic planning, budgeting and policy analysis; A valid driver’s license.
Recommendation An appropriate Masters Degree; A keen interest in working in an applied economic policy environment.
Key Performance Areas Provide inputs into the budget overview and Medium Term Budget policy statement; Conduct; research and analysis to make recommendations for budget policy and allocations; Monitor and assess performance, budget implementation and alignment of budgets to strategic priorities; Provide support to provincial departments on budget planning and performance related matters.
Competencies Knowledge of public sector strategic planning and budgeting; Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape; Proven computer literacy; Research writing and reporting skills; Strategic thinking and analytical ability.
Remuneration All-inclusive salary package of R 657 558 per annum (Salary Level 11)

Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees' service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Notes Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department.

Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00 should you experience any difficulties with your online application. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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The Western Cape Government is guided by the principles of Employment Equity.
Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard would be appreciated.
Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for any of the positions advertised by the Western Cape Government