Department of Health

Senior Administrative Officers: 12 Positions Available


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Senior Administrative Officers: 12 Positions Available. Department of Health

Core Title: Administrative Line Function and Support Personnel

Institution: Directorate: Supply Chain Management (Head Office, Cape Town) Anaesthetics, Monitoring, Pathology (2 posts), Ear, Nose & Throat, Maxillo facial, Oral & Dental, Plastic surgery (2 posts), Neuro-surgery, Neurology, Radiology (2 posts), Medical & Surgical general consumables (2 posts) Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic surgery (2 posts), Gastroenterology, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Urology (1 post), Orthopaedics & Spinal surgery, Surgical Instruments & Sterilization (1 post)

Service benefits:

  • 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.


Minimum educational qualification:

  • Senior Certificate (or equivalent) with Mathematics and/or Accountancy as a passed subject and/or Senior Certificate (or equivalent) with experience/competencies that focuses on the Key Performance Areas (KRAs) of the post.


  • Appropriate experience and understanding of medical equipment and consumables and its application within a health care environment.
  • Appropriate experience in procurement environment and experience in clinical sourcing.

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Valid driver’s licence (Code B/EB).
  • Willingness to travel.

Competencies (knowledge/skills):

  • Sound management, report writing and analytical skills and ability to assimilate detailed information.
  • Ability to work under pressure and pay attention to detail and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Provide an integrated demand, acquisition and contract management service of clinical goods and services commodities for the Department through the development, implementation and maintenance of a transformative approach to sourcing in the Department of Health with a focus on: Commodity-based lifecycle costing.
  • End-to-end management of the sourcing process.
  • Supplier relationship and performance management.
  • Internal stakeholder management.
  • Delivery of optimal commercial benefits to the Department.

Note:  CV’s should address experience and knowledge extensively with regard to duties above. Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency tests. No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. 

No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. 

CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. This posts was also advertised in the Argus/Burger 16/5/2015


R 227 802 per annum


Level 8


5 June 2015


Ms M Michaels
Tel: (021) 483-6679

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