South African Department of Employment & Labour Senior Practitioner: Gender, Disabilities & Youth Jobs

South African Department of Employment & Labour Senior Practitioner: Gender, Disabilities & Youth Jobs


  • Three-year tertiary qualification in Humanities, Social Sciences.

  • 2 years’ functional experience in gender, disability and /or youth sector.


  • Gender Equity and Women Empowerment Programmes.

  • Promotion of rights of people with disabilities.

    Legislative Requirements:

  • Public Service Regulations.

  • Basic Condition of Employment Act.

  • Public Finance Management Act.

  • National Youth Development Policy Framework.

  • National Youth Policy.

  • National Youth Development Agency Act.

  • United National Conventions on the Rights of persons with Disabilities.

  • Commission on Gender Equality Act.

  • Employment Equity Act with its applicable Codes of Good Practice.


  • Communication.

  • Interpersonal.

  • Confidential and Code of Ethics.

  • Negotiation.

  • Decision making.

  • Organisational.

  • Computer Literacy.

  • Problem solving.


  • Implement and Promote Gender, Disability and Youth programmes in accordance with accepted quality standards.

  • Implement policies, strategies and guideline to promote mainstreaming, development and empowerment of woman, people with disabilities and youth.

  • Evaluate implementation of Gender, Disability, Youth issues with Guidance. Liaise with and improve integration of internal activities, events, programmes and initiated projects focusing on GDY.

  • Supervision of Staff.


  • Applications quoting the relevant reference number must be submitted on the new form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at Received applications using the incorrect application for employment (old Z83) will not be considered.

  • Each application for employment form must be fully completed, duly signed and initialled by the applicant. Failure to sign this form may lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process.

  • A recently updated comprehensive CV as well as copies of all qualification academic transcripts including Senior Certificate, ID-document and a Driver’s license where applicable should accompany a fully completed, initialled and signed new form Z83.

  • Applicants must submit copies of qualifications, ID document and other relevant documents as indicated. Such copies need not be certified when applying for a post.

  • The communication from the HR of the Department regarding the requirements of the certified documents will be limited to shortlisted candidates. Therefore, only shortlisted candidates for the post will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following the communication from HR.

  • Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their applications.

  • Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification,
    it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

  • Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered. The Department does not accept applications via fax. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.

  • Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

  • Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification). The Department reserves the right not to make any appointment(s) to the above post.

  • A pre-entry certificate obtained from National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants. The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into SMS and the full details can be obtained by following the below link:

  • All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical competency exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which be communicated by the Department.

  • Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools.

  • The successful candidate will be expected to sign an Internship performance agreement. The Department is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The Employment Equity Plan of the Department shall inform the employment decision.

  • It is the Department’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of this post(s)

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; South African Department of Employment & Labour Senior Practitioner: Gender, Disabilities & Youth Jobs

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