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Marine Trainer at The South African Weather Service (SAWS)



The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is a Section 3(a) public entity under the Ministry of Forestry,

Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) and is governed by a Board. The organisation is an authoritative

voice for weather and climate related services in South Africa and is a member of the World

Meteorological Organisation (WMO) to fulfil a range of international obligations of the government.

South African Weather Service (SAWS) strives to be a Weather and Climate Centre of Excellence

providing innovative solutions to ensure a weather-smart region, sustainable development and

economic growth.

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The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is therefore seeking to appoint an efficient and enthusiastic

person to undertake the role of:

Marine Trainer (Re-advertisement)

Salary total package: Negotiable

Centre: Centurion

(Ref. WS04/072021)

Job summary:

The position of Meteorological Forecaster Trainer is mainly responsible for delivering marine theory

and practical forecaster competency WMO related training as well as other courses within the Post

Graduate Certificate in Weather Forecasting of SAWS and to further develop and enhance the courses

to the international marine competency requirements of WMO and the needs of internal and external



Key Performance Areas:

  • Responsible for delivering and assisting in other courses within the Post Graduate Certificate in

Weather Forecasting of SAWS and to further develop and enhance these courses for use within

Public, Marine and Aviation Forecasting practical’s

  • Design, develop and deliver online, face to face or blended learning courses to commercial clients
  • Design, develop and deliver short courses and blended courses for the continuous training of

personnel in Meteorology

  • Give lectures and practical training to other students of the Regional Training Cen

Private Bag X097, Pretoria, 0001 • Tel: + 27 (0) 12 367 6000 • • USSD: *120*7297#

  • Transfer all courses of responsibility including commercial courses onto the Moodle distance

learning platform for online training delivery and keep them updated

  • Responsible for linking of other external stakeholders, especially training institutions like

Universities with the Regional Training Centre and the Regional Training Centre with internal

stakeholders such as Marine Operations within SAWS

  • Actively partake in the continuous training/training needs of marine weather forecasters in South

Africa, South African Development Community (SADC) region and beyond

  • Administrative duties, including training needs analysis, student and monthly training reports sent

to the Qualification Manager: Forecasting. Knowledge of all Regional Training Centre and South

African Qualification Authority (SAQA) regulations as well as WMO competency requirements for


  • Stay abreast with the newest developments in the meteorological environment to be able to give

effective training

  • Participate in Assessor and Moderator training and any other training required as per personal

development plan

  • Maintain the Total Quality Management platform of RTC with respect to courses of own

responsibility and for other areas when instructed to do so

  • Represent the Regional Training Centre in the area of specialization on the activities of regional

and International Meteorological bodies when instructed to do so

  • As SAQA representative the incumbent shall try to keep abreast with the developments in SAQA

and a relevant Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) and be actively involved with the

SAQA/SETA process

  • As a WMO recognised RTC, stay abreast with the latest developments in the field of forecasting

such as marine competencies

Minimum Requirements and Attributes:

• BSc Hons Degree in Meteorology (specializing in weather forecasting) or Atmospheric Sciences

degree which is Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologist (BIP-M) compliant (WMO regulations)

with weather forecasting related training.

Private Bag X097, Pretoria, 0001 • Tel: + 27 (0) 12 367 6000 • • USSD: *120*7297#

  • At least 4 month’s experience in meteorological forecasting practises of which marine weather

forecasting experience will be an added advantage

  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent knowledge and proficiency in weather observations will be an added advantage

Attributes and Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good communications skills (written and verbal) at all levels within the business and with


  • Good Computer proficiency
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Good knowledge of meteorology

Please Note:

Enquiries for the above-mentioned positions must be directed to: Ms Thembisa Bixa, at Tel. (012)

367 6208.

Complete the E1 form (can be downloaded on and forward your application

(Comprehensive CV with copies of qualifications) stating the name of the position & the reference

number to [email protected] No faxed or posted applications will be accepted.

All applicant’s personal information received will be used for purpose of this recruitment

process only

Note: Recruitment Agency applicant submissions will not be considered

Private Bag X097, Pretoria, 0001 • Tel: + 27 (0) 12 367 6000 • • USSD: *120*7297#
Preference will be given to People living with disabilities in line with SAWS EE targets. This is an EE

position and preference will be given to females, Africans, Indians and Coloureds (AIC).

Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. Candidates who have not been

contacted within 3 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your

application was unsuccessful. The South African Weather Service is an equal opportunity employer.


Record Reference HCM-ADVERT- Marine Trainer

Closing Date: 26 July 2021


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Government Jobs

Household Aid at Western Cape Department of Health



Institution: Oudtshoorn Hospital
(Garden Route District)

Service benefits:

  • 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.

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Minimum requirement:

  • Basic numeracy and literacy.

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Willingness to work shifts, weekends, night duty and overtime.
  • Ability to do physical work and operating machines or equipment in a cost-effective manner.
  • Willingness to undergo formal and Informal training.


  • Appropriate cleaning experience within a health-related environment.

Competencies (knowledge and skills):

  • Knowledge of Infection Control and Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the rest of the multi-disciplinary team as well as the public.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Good communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Duties (key result areas/outputs):

  • Ensure a high standard of hospital hygiene, safety and cleanliness is maintained.
  • Effective linen management.
  • Serving of meals and beverages to patients on ward level.
  • Cost effective utilization of consumables or resources.
  • Assist with loading and off-loading of stock.
  • Attend in-service training appropriate to services delivery and optimal support to the supervisor and colleagues.
  • Effective management of waste.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Z83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must: Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of 3 referees and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s. A separate application form must be completed for each post. Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered. Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement. No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. CV’s will not be returned. Excess personnel will receive preference. Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered. Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with a disability are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. (Oudtshoorn Courant 17/9/2021, PSVC 33/2021)

Closing Date: 1 October 2021


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Government Jobs

Security Officer (SR4) at South African Government Department of Labour



Centre: Provincial Office: Western Cape (1 post)

Cape Town Labour Centre (1 post

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Reference number: HR 4/4/10/359 (Provincial Office)

HR4/4/10/360 (Cape Town)

Salary: Commencing: R 145 281.00 per annum

Enquiries: Mr. Quinton Bowman Tel: 082 901 3232

Requirements: Grade 12 / Senior Certificate and Grade C Security Certificate. Twelve (12) months security experience. Knowledge: Access to Public premises and vehicles Act Evacuation procedures Minimum Information Security Standards Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority Procedures Batho Pele Principles Public Service Regulations Act Departmental Policies and Procedures. Skills: Verbal and written communication Interpersonal relations Problem solving Communication Conflict Management Coordination Computer literacy.

Duties: Control access in and out of the Labour Centre and a Provincial Office (Daily) Secure the flow of information and assets within the Labour Centre and Provincial Office (Daily) Conduct security patrols of the buildings and offices to ensure safety of employees and clients (Daily) Conduct internal investigations and enforce security rules and regulations (Daily).

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 13 September 2021 at 16:00

NB: All attachments for on line application must including Z83 be in PDF and in one (1) file, indicate the correct job title and the reference number of the post on the subject line of your email. Use the correct email address associated with the post. Failure to do so, your application will be disqualified.

NOTE: Applications quoting the relevant reference number must be submitted on the new form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at Received applications using the incorrect application for employment (old Z83) will not be considered. Each application for employment form must be fully completed, duly signed and initialled by the applicant. Failure to sign this form may lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process. The fully completed, initialled and signed new form Z83 should be accompanied by a recently updated comprehensive CV as well as copies of all qualification(s) academic transcripts including senior certificate, ID-document and a Driver’s license where applicable. Applicants must submit copies of qualifications, ID document and other relevant documents as indicated. Such copies need not be certified when applying for a post. The communication from the HR of the Department regarding the requirements of the certified documents will be limited to shortlisted candidates. Therefore, only shortlisted candidates for the post will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following the communication from HR. Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their applications. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered. The Department does not accept applications via fax. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification). The Department reserves the right not to make any appointment(s) to the above post. A pre-entry certificate obtained from National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants. The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into SMS and the full details can be obtained by following the below link: All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical competency exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate will be expected to sign an Internship performance agreement. The Department is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The Employment Equity Plan of the Department shall inform the employment decision. It is the Department’s intention to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filling of this post(s)

Applications: Chief Director: Provincial Operations: PO Box 872, Cape Town, 8000

or hand deliver at: Department of Employment and Labour, No.9 Long Street,

Cnr Riebeeck and Long Street Cape Town

For Attention: Sub-directorate: Human Resources Management, Western Cape

Email: [email protected]

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