Are you looking for exciting career opportunities in the tourism sector? The Department of Tourism has announced several vacancies, providing an excellent chance to join a dynamic and diverse team. The Department of Tourism Vacancies are open to qualified and passionate individuals who are ready to contribute to the growth and development of the tourism industry in South Africa.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the Department is committed to promoting representivity in terms of race, gender, and disability. If you meet the requirements and are eager to make a positive impact, we encourage you to apply for the positions listed below before the closing date.

Available Department of Tourism Vacancies

1. Director: Programme Planning and Implementation

  • Reference No.: DT 02/2024
  • Salary: R1 162 200 per annum (Level 13)
  • Centre: Pretoria
  • Requirements: A SAQA recognised B-degree (NQF7) in Social Sciences with 5-10 years of working experience in a middle management position. Sound knowledge of the tourism sector and project management. Public service and departmental procedures related to Human Resources Development (HRD). Pre-entry certificate required.
  • Duties: Establish strategic direction, monitor implementation of strategic and business plans, oversee operational plans, align individual performance to business objectives, implement and report on strategic frameworks, compile management reports, develop community engagement action plans, facilitate stakeholder engagement sessions, develop training programs, manage budget and human resources, and monitor equipment utilization.
  • Contact: Dr S Ngomane Tel No: (012) 444 6436

2. Deputy Director: Strategic Sector Partnerships

  • Reference No.: DT 03/2024
  • Salary: R1 003 890 per annum (Level 12)
  • Centre: Pretoria
  • Requirements: Bachelor’s degree/National Diploma (NQF6) in Tourism/Economics or related field. 3-5 years’ experience in middle management. Knowledge of Framework for Strategic and Annual plans, Government Wide Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, Managing Programme Performance Information, contract management, financial management, stakeholder management, and a valid driver’s license.
  • Duties: Policy and strategy alignment, identifying areas for government intervention, facilitating partnerships and institutional relations, managing reporting on national programmes, coordinating stakeholder activities, disseminating information on local government tourism development, strategic partnerships for responsible tourism, and promoting universal accessibility to tourism infrastructure.
  • Contact: Ms Y Dheda Tel No: (012) 444 6197

3. Assistant Director: Advocacy, Awareness, and Facilitation Programmes

  • Reference No.: DT 04/2024
  • Salary: R552 081 per annum (Level 10)
  • Centre: Pretoria
  • Requirements: Degree or National Diploma in Tourism Management/Social Studies. 3-5 years of middle management experience. Knowledge of the tourism sector, SETA landscape, Human Resource Development, Skills Development Act, Tourism Act, and relevant departmental procedures.
  • Duties: Creating awareness and advocacy on skills development, monitoring work-readiness programmes, establishing relevant structures for synergy among role players, promoting tourism culture, implementing stakeholder engagements, education and skills training programmes, foreign education and training awareness, coordinating stakeholder platforms, monitoring domestic tourism growth, and developing stakeholder consultation frameworks.
  • Contact: Ms MP Jones Tel No: (012) 444 6574

4. Assistant Director: Buildings & Energy Management

  • Reference No.: DT 05/2024
  • Salary: R444 036 per annum (Level 09)
  • Centre: Pretoria
  • Requirements: B Degree/National Diploma in Property/Facilities Management. 2 years of experience in property/facilities management. Knowledge of financial management, building-related policies, National Building Regulations, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and government processes.
  • Duties: Maintaining lease database and contracts, space and parking allocation, developing maintenance schedules, compiling asset management plans and maintenance reports, verifying municipal and rental accounts, energy efficiency programmes, ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations, and managing human resources.
  • Contact: Mr L Molefe, Tel No: (012) 444 6115

5. Assistant Director: Transport Services

  • Reference No.: DT 06/2024
  • Salary: R444 036 per annum (Level 09)
  • Centre: Pretoria
  • Requirements: B Degree/National Diploma in Transport Management or equivalent. 3-5 years of supervisory experience in transport management in the Public Sector. Knowledge of Treasury Regulations, National Road and Traffic Management prescripts, Transport Circulars, financial management, and a valid driver’s license.
  • Duties: Weekly vehicle inspections, allocating transport requests, developing driver schedules, fleet analysis and transport-related reports, monitoring fleet management systems, vehicle maintenance, verifying transport invoices, processing payments, subsidised vehicle requests, and managing human resources.
  • Contact: Ms O Sekgweleo Tel No: (012) 444 6773

6. Spatial Mapping Officer

  • Reference No.: DT 07/2024
  • Salary: R376 413 per annum (Level 08)
  • Centre: Pretoria
  • Requirements: Bachelor of Science Degree in GIS/Informatics/Computer Science or related studies. 2-3 years’ experience in GIS principles, database development, data capturing, map development, and data analysis. Certificates in GIS and database development are advantageous. Knowledge of tourism planning, analytical thinking, stakeholder engagement, and computer literacy.
  • Duties: GIS support services, developing tourism GIS products database, geo-coding, data cleaning, data capturing, map preparation, and administrative support.
  • Contact: Ms L Kunene, Tel No: (012) 444 6362

7. Tourism Visitor Information Officer (x2)

  • Reference No.: DT 08/2024
  • Salary: R376 413 per annum (Level 08)
  • Centre: Pretoria
  • Requirements: Degree/National Diploma in Travel and Tourism/Tourism Management or Customer Services. 2-3 years of experience in tourism visitor services and complaints management. Legal experience is advantageous. Knowledge of financial management, policy analysis, report-writing, and tourism sector legislation.
  • Duties: Updating national tourism information database, handling enquiries and complaints, managing FAQs database, compiling operational reports, visitor statistics analysis, maintaining information desk, assisting with projects and administrative tasks, compiling customer satisfaction surveys, providing logistical support, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Contact: Mr J Ndhlovu, Tel No: (012) 444 6391

Application Details

  • Closing Date: 31 May 2024. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Application Submission: Applications quoting the relevant reference number must be forwarded to Chief Director: HR Management and Development, Department of Tourism, Private Bag X424, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-delivered to Tourism House, 17 Trevenna Road, Sunnyside, Pretoria.
  • Application Form: Applications must be submitted on a duly completed New Z83 form.

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Apply today and take a step towards a fulfilling career in the tourism sector with the Department of Tourism!