Supply Chain Management Practitioner: Acquisition Management, Ref No. DSD 190/2021

Western Cape Department of Social Development - Cape Town, Western Cape

Closing date yi 31st ka January 2022

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  • The Department of the Social Development, Western Cape Government has an employment opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to render an acquisition and contract management services with regard to supply chain management.


  • An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (National Diploma/B-Degree or higher);
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a supply chain management environment.

Skills & Competencies

  • Policy Development;
  • Financial norms and standards (Public Finance Management Act – PFMA, National Treasury regulations – NTR’s, Provincial Treasury Directives/Instructions – PTI’s);
  • Budgeting processes;
  • National and Provincial instruments and legislation pertaining to human resources;
  • Financial norms and standards (Public Finance Management Act – PFMA, National Treasury regulations – NTR’s, Provincial Treasury Directives/Instructions – PTI’s);
  • Financial management processes;
  • Strategic Sourcing and Preferential Procurement / BEE;
  • Procurement activities; Industry trends and best practices per commodity groups;
  • Procurement best practices including sourcing strategies and the different mechanisms for procurement;
  • Procurement policies/procedures/contract management;
  • Records management, inclusive of registry services, and policy and procedures governing these functions;
  • General support service such as transport management and policy and procedures governing these functions;
  • Analytical thinking, strategic thinking, budgeting. written and verbal communication, numeracy, computer literacy, ability to analyse, conceptualise and implement policy, conflict resolution, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, presentation, problem solving, research.


  • Acquisition Management;
  • Develop and implement strategic sourcing plans;
  • Compile bid documents;
  • Contract management and Administration;
  • Administer the conditions of contracts;
  • Facilitate, renew, extend and cancel contracts;
  • Logistics Management;
  • Generate, receive and process orders;
  • Manage store and inventory (stocktaking, issuing etc.).

Additional Information

  • Only 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.
  • 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 0861 370 202.
  • Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.


  • R321 543 per annum (Salary Level 8)

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.


  • Ms J Smith at (021) 483 3695