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Chief Directorate: Municipal Local Economic Development Support

Directorate: Project Implementation and Institutional Support

SALARY : R316 791 – R373 167 per annum

CENTRE : Pietermaritzburg

REQUIREMENTS : The ideal candidate must be in possession of a National Diploma or NQF level 6 qualification as minimum as recognised by SAQA in Town Planning /Development Planning/Development Studies/Tourism/Agriculture/Project Management or related field coupled with minimum of 2 years’ experience in the urban/rural development and project management with administrative and research experience.Essential Knowledge, Skills And Competencies Required: The successful candidate must have:- Knowledge of policy preparation, research and analysis, Knowledge of local government legislation, Knowledge of Organizational skills including ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, Ability to conduct research, Good report writing skills, Problem solving and presentation skills, Self-motivated and driven skills, Skills of meeting deadlines, People management skills, Relationship Management skills, Good communication skills (verbal & written), Computer literacy in MS office, A valid code 8 driver’s license.

DUTIES : The successful candidate will be required to render planning, monitoring, administrative support and research functions to LED Institutions Development activities of the Directorate with the following key responsibilities:- Monitor the implementation of LED Framework in municipalities taking into account priority sectors of the Province (e.g. Agriculture, Tourism, Manufacturing, etc.) as well as potential for public private sector partnerships, Provide support in the rollout of LED support programmes in DDAs and municipalities, Assess programme implementation progress in DDAs/ Municipalities, Render administrative functions and support to the Deputy Director and the Directorate.

ENQUIRIES : Ms N Buthelezi at Tel No: (033) 8975891


CLOSING DATE: 10 July 2020 (Applications received after this date will not be accepted).

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z83) available from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV together with originally certified copies of qualifications, driver’s license and ID. Applicants who possess a qualification which was obtained from a non-South African University must produce SAQA evaluations when submitting their applications. Failure to comply with any instruction will disqualify applicants. Appointment is subject to a positive outcome obtained from the NIA on the following checks (Security Clearance, Qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment). Faxed or late applications will not be accepted. Should applicants not receive any response from the Department within three months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. All shortlisted 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 the technical exercise, the selection committee will recommend the candidates to attend a generic management competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment tests generic management competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The following posts are being re-advertised: Director: Disaster Management; Civil Engineer: Water (2 Posts), Civil Engineer: Mechanical/ Civil (2 posts), Deputy Director: Prosecutions and Senior Legal Administration Officer. All applicants who applied previously need to re-apply if they wish their applications to be considered.

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