The purpose of the Department of Women is to lead, coordinate and oversee the transformation agenda on women’s socio-economic empowerment, rights and equality through mainstreaming, monitoring and evaluation.

Applications must be delivered to the Director-General, Department of Women, Youth and Person with Disabilities, Private Bag X931, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered at 36 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria.


Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any public service department or on the internet at and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of all qualification(s) and ID-document. Non-RSA citizens/ permanent resident permit holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permit. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Should you not hear from the Department within three (3) months of the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the post(s). All short-listed candidates for senior management posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. Designated employees shall be required to disclose their financial interests. Senior managers shall be required to enter into a performance agreement within three (3) months of assuming their duties in the Department.


If the applicant fails to sign the Z-83 form that will constitute an automatic disqualification. The Department of Women is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of these posts, the objectives of section 195 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No. 55 of 1998) will be taken into consideration. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Appointment(s) will only be made on the first notch of the advertised salary level.

Current Vacancies:

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No of Positions

Closing Date


Chief Director: Social Empowerment and Participation

  24 July 2020 at 16:00




24 January 2020 at 16:00




17 January 2020

See also the Public Service Circulars on the DPSA website