Vacancy: Principal Librarian

Please see below to apply:


The Department of Health is registered with the Department of Labour as a designated Employer and the filling of the following posts will be in line with the Employment Equity Act (including people with disabilities).

APPLICATIONS : The Director-General, National Department of Health, Private Bag X828, Pretoria. 0001. Hand delivered applications may be submitted at Reception (Brown application Box), Civitas Building, corner of Thabo Sehume (formerly known as Andries) and Struben streets.Pretoria.


CLOSING DATE : 29 May 2017 Closing Time: 12h00 Midday

NOTE : All short-listed candidates for SMS 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. Applications should be submitted on form Z83 obtainable from any Public Service Department, and should be accompanied by a CV (previous experience must be comprehensively detailed) and certified copies of qualification certificates (including Senior Certificate/Grade 12 certificate regardless of the qualification requirement indicated in the advert), service certificates, including ID and driver’s licence. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. Applications received after the closing date and those that do not comply with the requirements will not be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications and national certificates (where applicable) evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to fill the posts. The successful candidate will be subjected to personnel suitability checks and other vetting procedures. Applicants are respectfully informed that correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If notification of an interview is not received within three (3) months after the closing date, candidates may regard their application as unsuccessful. The Department will not be liable where applicants use incorrect/no reference number(s) on their applications.


Chief Directorate: Health Information Management Monitoring and Evaluation. Directorate: National Health Information Systems

SALARY : R281 418 per annum (plus competitive benefits)

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : A Degree / National Diploma or equivalent qualification in Library Studies, At least 3 years experience as a librarian, Knowledge of Inmagic Genie web-based system, archive record management and public sector administration, Experience in government libraries, Good communication (written and verbal), cataloguing and classification, interpersonal and computer literacy (Microsoft Office package) skills, A valid driver’s license.

DUTIES : Disseminate Information Centre information, Literature searches through systems and databases, Catalogue and classify library materials, Create serials database on Genie, Journal administration, Manage services rendered at the Information Centre, Promote information that is available on DoH website, Manage stock-control processes, Manage risk and audit queries.

ENQUIRIES : Mr M Cabuko at Tel no: (012) 395 9663