Assistant Director: Energy, Ref No. DEDAT 04/2020


Western Cape Government


15 May 2020

Reference Number



Undisclosed basic salary


Job Advert Summary

The global energy transition from traditional energy approaches into new energy forms, from centralised to decentralised systems, from economies of scale to modular, from analogue to digital and from fossil fuel intensive to renewable and lower carbon sources presents unique challenges and opportunities for South Africa and the Western Cape. This entails taking a strategic approach towards a future energy system in the Western Cape that is a secure, sustainable, affordable, low carbon and inclusive.

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape Government has an exciting employment opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to join the Energy unit and the Green Economy sub-programme, to operate in this dynamic, exciting and fast-paced environment. The opportunity is to work as part of the team in co-ordinating and collaborating with partners to discover and develop opportunities and solutions to address both urgent short-term energy issues and long-term systemic energy issues towards a low carbon and energy resilient path for the Western Cape. This includes assistance with strategy development, stakeholder coordination and relationship management, conceptualisation and research, pre-project implementation and project management. Examples of Energy unit projects include the Liquified Natural Gas importation, accelerated uptake of Solar PV through innovative finance, regulation and technology adoption and energy sector and market development. This post is based in Cape Town, CBD.Minimum RequirementsAn appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (National Diploma/B-Degree); A minimum of 3 years’ experience in administration and/or project management of which 1 year must be in the energy sector.RecommendationExperience in the economic development.Duties and ResponsibilitiesSupport the strategic processes and decision making of the section; Conduct and analyse research and intelligence; Develop and manage data-sources and information systems; Assist with the conceptualisation of projects and programmes; Project Management of projects and programmes aligned to overall strategy framework; Co-ordinate stakeholders as relevant to the development and implementation of projects and programmes.CompetenciesWorking knowledge of Financial Management; Knowledge of the following: Green Economy, sustainability, energy and climate change; Monitoring and evaluation methods, tools and techniques; Project Management; Labour relations; Proven computer literacy; Communication (written and verbal) skills; Continuous improvement; Applied strategic thinking; Applying technology.RemunerationR 376 596 per annum (Salary Level 9)

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.NotesOnly 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 and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing 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 you may contact the helpline at (contact number). Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.Attachments (if applicable)

Contract Type:

Permanent, Permanent/Contract


Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa