Department Of Trade And Industry Vacant Positions

By | December 9, 2021

Department Of Trade And Industry Vacant Positions, the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) plays a key role in the transformation of the South African economy to ensure broader and meaningful participation by all sectors of society.

The aim of the dti is to facilitate sustainable economic activity and employment for all South Africans

Why work for us

When joining the dti, you join South Africa’s economic pulse and a rainbow nation with a diverse workforce. the dti is well positioned in the heart of the country’s Capital City, Pretoria. This location makes it easier for both clients and employees to access our central location.

Our modern Campus is well equipped with tranquil gardens and a wellness clinic with an occupational nurse. Our on-site Learning Center provides all employees with personal development opportunities, from seminars (local and international), conferences, workshops, and training courses (internal and external) as well as on the job skills transfer through mentoring and coaching.

the dti functional career opportunities

DivisionsFunctions and DutiesMinimum Entry RequirementsAdditional Requirements and AttributesCareer Opportunities
CCRD – Consumer & Corporate Regulation DivisionThe main kinds of work being performed are related to policy formulation and regulation; law enforcement; and education and awareness rising.The specific qualifications and experience that are needed differ across the different business unit but generally qualifications in Commerce and Law are requiredBusiness writing skill
Legislative Capacity
Research skill
Financial Management
Presentation skills
Company Law and Policy
Commercial Law and Policy
Consumer, Competition Law and Policy
Legislative Drafting
Regulated Industries
SEZ and Economic Transformation DivisionSEZ and Economic Transformation Division provides strategic direction in the development of policies and strategies, which seek to create an enabling environment for small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs). It also aims to enhance the competitiveness of local and provincial economies. In so doing, it strives to achieve inclusive shared equity, increased growth and job creation.The specific qualifications and experience that are needed differ across the different business units but generally qualifications in Commerce, Economics and combination of BSc plus an Economics or Management degree are required.Analytical skillsKnowledge managementPublic policy managementResearch skillsFinancial ManagementBroad-Based Black Economic Empowerment
Cooperative Development
Economic Infrastructure and Logistics
Enterprise Development
Innovation and Technology
Local Economic Development
Trade and Industry Advisors
IDPDD – Industrial Development Policy Development DivisionThe Industrial Development Division (IDPDD), supported by government procurement, facilitates industrial development, to create an enabling environment for competitiveness, growth and job creationThe Industrial Development Division (IDPDD), supported by government procurement, facilitates industrial development, to create an enabling environment for competitiveness, growth and job creationAnalytical skills
Knowledge management
Public policy management
Research skills
Financial Management
Electro Technical
Aerospace and Defense
Capital Equipment and Allied Industries
Agro Processing
Chemical and Allied Industries
Technical Infrastructure; and
Trade and Industry Advisors
ITED – International Trade & Economic Development DivisionITED is mainly a policy development division which seeks to design policy instruments to facilitate economic activity aimed at SA’s further integration into the global economy. It also aims to negotiate international trade agreements on a bilateral and multilateral basis within the context of a global trade environment and to manage SA’s tariff regimeGenerally qualifications in Commerce; Science; Economics / International Relations are requiredNegotiation skills
Analytical skills
Research skills
Financial management
Trade Rules
Bilateral Relations and Policy
Market Access
Non Proliferation and Legal
TISA-Trade Investment South AfricaTISA provides leadership to key growth sectors in the economy, and develops South Africa’s capacity to export to various markets and increase foreign direct investment in the country.Generally Qualifications in Commerce, Economics, Business Management; Marketing and AccountingProject management
Marketing skills
Negotiation skills
Information and knowledge management
Financial Management
Export Information
National Pavilions
Export Promotion
Export Facilitation
Investment Promotion
Foreign Service / International Relations; and
Trade and Industry Advisors
IDIAD-The Enterprise OrganisationAround 80% of the staff in this division are involved in incentive administration. Most of the work is done by the Trade and Industry Advisors who act as assessors/evaluators and also checkers of documents.In the product Development unit the minimum requirement should be an Honours in Economics or FinanceAnalyzing contracts
Interpretation of financial statements
Legal knowledge
Analyses and interpretation of business plans
Presentation skills
Incentive Product Development
Incentive Administration
Economists; Trade & Industry Advisors


DivisionsFunctions and DutiesMinimum Entry RequirementsAdditional Requirements and AttributesCareer Opportunities
GSSSD-Group Systems and Support Services Division.GSSSD comprises five business units:Legal Services 

Human Resources and the Learning Centre; 

Office of the Chief Operations Officer. 

Office of the Chief Information Officer
Qualifications in Law 

Qualifications in Human Resources Management 

Qualifications in Social science or Law 

Qualifications Information Technology
Presentation skillsNegotiation skills

Computer skill
Legal advisor

Human Resource practitioner

IT Technician
ODG- Office of the Director GeneralCommunications and Marketing; and Media services 

Corporate Governance and Compliance Management
Qualifications in Marketing, Journalism, graphic design, public relations, communications and media studiesProject managementMarketing skillsNegotiation skillsInformation and knowledge managementNetworking skillsWriterPublisherEvents CoordinatorOutreach Programme officerStakeholder relationsPhotographerAdvertising

Apply for positions

Registering on our e-Recruitment system adds your details into the dti talent pool and also has the following benefits:

  • Once-off registration – a quick and easy web-based method to apply for advertised positions, anywhere, anytime;
  • Receive personally tailored job alerts based on the preferences you have provided, so you need never miss an advertised position again;
  • Receive immediate confirmation of your applications and track your application status;
  • Receive updates on the positions you have applied for as well as general communications;
  • Inclusion in the dti talent database will ensure that your CV will be considered for head-hunted positions available at the department; and
  • Maintain and update your CV in a few easy steps.

Attention: Job scam alert

the dti is aware of an advertisement currently circulating on social media claiming that the Department and Transnet is recruiting for general work posts in all nine provinces. Please note that this is not the case and the message is a hoax. All posts that are available and open for application are advertised on the dti‘s official website in the careers section.

Explore and apply for current vacancies at the dti, by clicking here.