The Department of Public Enterprises Is Hiring for a Projects Assistant

The Department of Public Enterprises Is Hiring for a Projects Assistant


  • Branch: Energy Resources

  • SALARY: R359 517 per annum (Level 08)

  • CENTRE: Pretoria

The Department of Public Enterprises Is Hiring for a Projects Assistant


Applicants must possess a relevant undergraduate qualification at NQF level 6 as recognized by SAQA in Project Management/Administration/Economics/BSC/Engineering/BCom. A minimum of five years in the energy field is required. Among the key competencies and attributes that are essential are:

Knowledge of legislation, regulations, frameworks related to Public Service Administration, specifically Public Sector Planning, and organizational skills. Resolving problems and making decisions. Having excellent computer skills in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and Project). Being self-motivated, acting pro-active, with good interpersonal skills and a multitasker.


Provide logistical and secretarial services. Make sure Meeting/Event Arrangements (such as invites, venues, catering, equipment, etc.) are in place. Ensure that Meeting/Event Arrangements (such as invites, venues, catering, equipment, etc.) are in place.

Provide support for stakeholder engagement and intergovernmental coordination. Provide assistance in engaging stakeholder groups to obtain information and address issues relevant to the Unit. Interdepartmental communication and engagement regarding unit or department issues and information.

Maintain and update stakeholder database. Ensure that action results from stakeholder and interdepartmental engagements are implemented and report on them. Implement specific actions assigned to DPE. Provide technical support to the Unit. Study and review the relevant policy documents (IPAP, NDP, NGP, etc.) pertaining to the activities of the Unit to guide the activities of the Unit.

Assist in drafting proposals, concept notes, TOR, etc. on specific areas of interest to the Unit for analysis. Assist in conducting studies (research and analysis) on sectors or areas of relevance to the Unit. Assess and provide inputs on the technical aspects of relevance to the Unit.

Monitor and evaluate the Unit’s activities to provide progress reports to the DG and Minister. Contribute to the evaluation of the Corporate Plan and other reports from the SOC as necessary. Prepare briefing papers on SOC activities relevant to the Unit based on data and inputs collected from them.

Prepare submissions and monitor their progress with approval, maintaining effective internal administrative processes, and coordinating budgets based on the Unit’s projects. Ensure invoices are paid for services provided. Facilitate planning processes for the Unit. Develop quarterly reports for the Unit.

Coordinate Portfolio of Evidence for the Unit. Arrange travel, travel forms, and claim payments. Maintain records for the Unit.

Enquiries :

Mr Benneth Baloyi Tel No: (012) 431-1029

How to apply

Please submit applications to the Department of Public Enterprises, Private Bag X15, Hatfield, 0028 or hand deliver at 80 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0008 or by email stated below.

FOR ATTENTION : Human Resources

Applicants are not required to submit copies of qualifications and other relevant documents on application, but must submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae and the Z83.

Applicants shortlisted for the position will be required to submit certified copies of their qualifications and other relevant documents to Human Resources on or before the interview date. As part of the application process, the applicant must have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

Please accept that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not heard from us within three months of the closing date of this advertisement.

The department reserves the right to not fill these positions. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine their suitability for employment. If you do not submit the requested documents, your application will not be considered. People with disabilities and EE Target candidates will receive preference. The department reserves the right not to fill these positions.

Closing Date:26 May 2023

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