EASTERN CAPE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (ECDC)
HEAD: TRADE, INVESTMENT AND INNOVATION (TII)
GRADE 21 (TCTC PACKAGE)
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head; TII will be responsible for strategic innovation and advancing the EC Province’s trade, investment promotion and coordination.
The KPA’s also include identifying and establishing projects with meaningful impact, business fraternity, prospective entrepreneurs and making relevant decisions. While providing key strategic leadership of the business unit, the incumbent will be required to make presentations, submit reports to senior stakeholders in government and the private sector, partners, the shareholder as well as manage own departmental teams.
a. Honours degree in Economics
b. An MBL/MBA/ Masters in Economics will be an added advantage;
c. 10 years’ experience of which 5 years should be at senior management position in a similar/related environment;
d. Exposure to and experience across all critical organisational business drivers;
e. Experience acquired from a Development Finance environment/IPA will be an added advantage.
The successful candidate must possess the following;
Strong analytical skills and business acumen;
A sound record of decision making and judgement;
Excellent Communication and Presentation skills;
Ability to manage risk especially in projects and investments;
Strong networking skills high level communication ability
Ability to take initiative and attention to detail;
Ability to source and secure investments; and
High level of computer literacy and report writing skills.
a. This is a 5-year fixed- term appointment and the successful candidate will be subjected to signing a performance contract.
b. Candidates that meet the outlined requirements should submit their applications along a detailed CV with at least three contactable references, certified copies of educational qualifications, identity document and valid driver’s license
c. Candidates will be required to attend interviews as well as undergo psychometric assessments.
d. Background checks and verification of qualifications will be conducted on the shortlisted candidates
e. If you have not been contacted within 8 weeks after the date of the advertisement, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
f. In making its appointments, ECDC reserves the right to apply the principles enshrined in the Employment Equity Act, its policies and plans.
Please send your detailed CV to
Closing date: 07 February 2021