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TAMDEV Call For Mentors & Technical Experts

The Presidential Jobs Summit held in October 2018 built on the calls made by President Cyril Ramaphosa for social partners to join with Government in building the economy of South Africa. It resulted in an Agreement being signed by all social partners to implement actions that would realise this.  The TAMDEV initiative (Technical Assistance, Mentorship and Development) is one of the commitments made by Business in its support to build the skills capacity which will enable effective service delivery.

We’re offering exciting country-wide opportunities to Technical and Personal Mentors with 20+ years’ experience who want to make a difference! This role requires an understanding of the public sector, an interest in development, proven analytical capabilities, and a passion for problem-solving.

Requirements: We seek individuals with:

  • a solution-focused approach;
  • an empathetic interpersonal style as well as the ability to create a safe space;
  • exceptional communication and interpersonal skills;
  • 20+ years’ experience in a specific trade with practical, technical skills in Finances, Engineering & Project management; and
  • a sound understanding of the public sector.

We’re creating opportunities for people who want to make a difference, who demonstrate a passion for their trade, and a proven ability to empower others. This includes individuals from all sectors with a range of value-adding experience to support the development of our country. Mentors who are retired or semi-retired and readily available to contribute to the continual improvement and growth of individuals/public institutions are invited to apply.

Please note that this is not a full-time position.  Qualified mentors will be included onto a database and assigned to a project, as and when the need arises.  Mentors will be subjected to a Personality Profiling Assessment for matching purposes.

Mentor Application Form

Semi-Retired & Retirees only (+55 yrs)

Applicants are required to email a detailed CV and their Professional Registration Certificates (for technical experts) to

Tamdev Programme

Business commits to providing Technical Assistance, Mentorship and Development (TAMDEV) to strengthen the capacity of the State with the aim of improving service delivery and creating jobs.

The program is designed to provide:

  • Technical and Management skills and career development
  • Accelerating empowerment in the overall workplace
  • Knowledge and skills transference

Applicants should NOT be active in the job market

Successful applicants will be required to complete a full application (to be emailed)  
Successful applicants may also be called for an interview as well as a Personal Profiling Assessment for matching purposes.


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