Chief of Staff

Location: Head Office, Pretoria
Reference : (PPSA 02/11/2023)
All –Inclusive Package: R1, 371 558.00 – R1, 635 897.00 per annum
(Fixed term contract linked to the term of the Public Protector)

An appropriate undergraduate degree in Law (B. Proc, LLB); or Public Administration at NQF level 7 as recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) •A minimum
of 8 years’ relevant experience of which 5 years being at Senior Management • Must have worked in a legal environment • Must have governance and administration experience •
A post graduate degree will be an added advantage • Valid driver’s license • Excellent appreciation of the Public Protector mandate in line with the constitution, Public Protector
Act, and other enabling legislation giving mandate to the Public Protector • Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and Treasury Regulations

Competencies, skills and knowledge:

  • Leadership skills • Strategic and analytical thinker • Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills (verbal and written) at a high level • Excellent computer literacy •
    Well-developed writing skills • Management and administration with excellent supervisory skills • Report writing skills • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of the
    administration and procedures relating to the specific working environment including the Public Protector Act, the Constitution and other enabling legislation • Public Sector
    experience • Knowledge of legislation and regulations relevant to Public Protector South Africa • Knowledge of the functioning of government and parliament • Planning and
    organising skills • Project Management skills • Communication and customer service for stakeholder management as well as international relations • Ethical conduct • Accuracy •
    Innovator, self-starter with the ability to work independently •

Key responsibilities:
Provide executive support to the Public Protector and Deputy Public Protector and manage and coordinate affairs of the Private Office, including staff supervision to ensure all Public
Protector and Deputy Public Protector administration support needs are taken care of • Create an effective and efficient link between the Private Office and the overall administration

  • Quality assure submissions to the Public Protector and follow up progress on implementation of Leadership Decisions• Oversee International Relations and protocol in the Public
    Protector’s office • Analyse investigation case load and reports and provide business intelligence reports to the Public Protector • Monitor investigations of EMEA and Special
    Attention Matters (SAM) • Manage and ensure compliance with statutory reporting requirements (Strategic and Annual Performance Plans and Annual report) • Oversee the interface
    between PPSA and Parliament (parliamentary questions, briefings etc.) • Coordinate communication between Public Protector and internal and external stakeholders • Oversee the
    compliance and implementation of the service delivery charter of the Public Protector South Africa • Coordinate and act as the secretariat of Leadership meetings and supervise
    Dashboard secretariat • Coordinate stake holder activities in collaboration with Customer and Stakeholder Management branch • Ensure that necessary research and sourcing of
    information is done for the Public Protector • Provide general administration and office management in the Public Protector’s Office • Manage the budget and expenditure of the
    Public Protector’s Private Office •

Enquiries: Mr T Khunou on tel. (012) 366 7031

Note: All appointments will be done in terms of the Public Protector Act and a 12 month probation period which may be extended to 18 months will be applicable. The successful candidates will be expected to sign the secrecy declaration form and a performance agreement within 2 months of accepting the position.

All successful candidates will have to undergo security clearance and vetting.

The Public Protector South Africa reserves the right not to fill the vacancy.

Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter with a detailed CV, 3 contactable references, recently certified (within 6 months) copies of qualifications (matric certificates, certificates of qualifications), a valid Driver’s License(where required) and ID document. Applications not complying with the above will be disqualified.

Correspondences will be limited to the short-listed candidates. Should you not be contacted within 2 months, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

The Public Protector South Africa is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to the achievement and maintenance of representivity (race, gender and disability).

Preference will be given to the candidates whose appointment or promotion meets the requirements for Employment Equity representivity in the Institution.

Please direct your application, stating the relevant reference number as follows: For the attention of Mr. T Khunou by email to


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