DIRECTOR: MUNICIPAL GOVERNANCE


DIRECTORATE: MUNICIPAL GOVERNANCE

POST TITLE: DIRECTOR: MUNICIPAL GOVERNANCE

SALARY: R 1 057 326 – R 1 245 495 PER ANNUM

(All inclusive remuneration package to be structured in accordance with the rules of the Senior Management Service)

CENTRE: PIETERMARITZBURG

REFERENCE: 1/2020 (MAG)

REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate must be in possession of an undergraduate (NQF level 7) qualification as recognised by SAQA in Law or related qualification coupled with 5 years’ experience at a middle management/ senior management level in the local government environment. Furthermore the recommended candidate will be required to produce his/her SMS Pre-entry certificate as offered by the National School of Government (NSG) prior to the appointment being made.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

The successful candidate must have: ■ Knowledge of legislation ■ Knowledge of Legal framework of Local Government ■ Awareness and understanding of the municipal environment ■ Knowledge of conflict resolution and policy analysis ■ Knowledge of project management ■ Knowledge of research and development of legislation ■ Planning, conflict resolution and negotiation skills ■ Team development, decision making and problem solving skills■ Time management and management of finance skills ■ Good communication skills (verbal & written) ■ Computer literacy in MS Office ■ A valid code 8 driver’s license.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will be required to regulate, monitor and support municipal governance and ensure compliance with the following key responsibilities:- ■ Manage the establishment of municipal institutions ■ Ensure governance compliance ■ Manage informal and formal interventions and conflict resolution at municipalities ■ Support municipalities in respect of legal matters ■ Facilitate the compilation of the legislative framework ■ Management of resources

ENQUIRIES: Mr S Duma

TELEPHONE: 033 355 6314

HOW TO APPLY

NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
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 licence 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:
Project Management (2 Posts), Civil Engineer: Sustainable Service Delivery, Electrical
Engineer: Sustainable Service Delivery, 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.

APPLICATIONS TO BE POSTED TO:

The Chief Director, Human Resource Management
and Development, Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs,
Private Bag X9078, Pietermaritzburg, 3200 or HAND DELIVERED TO: 330 Langalibalele
Street, Pietermaritzburg for the attention of Mr LA Nyilenda, Closing date:
(Applications received after this date will not be accepted).
The Department is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer and is committed to empowering people living with disability.