EASTERN CAPE RURAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (ECRDA)
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT
Position : Executive: Rural Financial Services
Task Grade Level : 20
Location : Head Office
Reporting Line : Chief Executive Officer
Duration : 5-Year Contract
Start Date : As soon as possible
Position advert nr : D2
NOTE: Applicants must please clearly indicate the name and position number on the application.
Main purpose of the Position:
To carry out strategic management of rural financial services for rural development
Assessed Advanced or Superior proficiency level on the following leading competences: - Strategic Direction and Leadership - People Management - Programme and Project Management - Financial Management - Change Leadership - Governance Leadership - Stakeholder Relations
Assessed Advanced or Superior proficiency level on the following core competences: - Moral Competence - Planning and Organising - Analysis and Innovation - Knowledge and Information Management - Communication - Results and Quality Focus
Key Performance Areas:
1. Leadership: • Participate with the CEO in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the ECRDA, and the Division • Identify, assess, and inform the CEO of internal and external issues that affect the Division • Act as a professional advisor to the CEO on all aspects of the Division's activities • Foster effective team work between the CEO and the Executive, and between the Executive and staff • In addition to the CEO, act as a spokesperson for the Division • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the CEO as appropriate and jointly with the CEO when appropriate • Represent the Division at ECRDA activities to enhance the profile of the role of the Division In order to ensure that appropriate strategic leadership is provided to the Division to carry out its business
2. Operational Planning and Management: • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the Division • Ensure that the operations of the Division meet expectations of its clients, Board, and stakeholders • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the Division • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement Division’s policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the CEO or Board as appropriate • Ensure that personnel and client files are securely stored and privacy / confidentiality is maintained • Provide technical support to the CEO and Board by preparing Division-specific meeting agenda and supporting materials In order to ensure the planning and day to day operational management of the Division
3. Programme planning and management: • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Division's programmes and services • Ensure that the programmes and services offered by the Division contribute to the ECRDA's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programmes and services of the Division to maintain or improve quality • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects In order to ensure the overseeing of programmes and projects, and management of implementation
4. Rural Financial Services: • Oversee the provision of demand-oriented financial services for rural small businesses and entrepreneurs, especially women and poorer households • Oversee the support to funded rural enterprise projects to achieve success in order to reduce loan impairments • Drive the development of alternative securitisation solutions to increase lending to people with no security • Develop partnerships to increase access to financial services to rural people • Oversee business plan development and technical support • Oversee product development, product performance review, and product optimisation • Oversee credit control, collections, and portfolio performance In order to ensure that rural financial services are provided and managed to ensure optimisation of rural entrepreneurship and sustainable livelihoods.
5. Financial planning and management: • Work with staff, CFO, CEO and the Board to prepare comprehensive budgets to secure adequate funding for the operation of the Division • Approve expenditures within authority delegated by the CEO and Board • Administer the funds of the Division according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the Division • Provide the CEO and Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the programme expenditures of the Division • Ensure that the Division complies with all public financial legislation In order to ensure proper planning and financial management for the
Human resources planning and management: • Determine staffing requirements for Division programme delivery • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations • Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the Division's objectives • Ensure that all staff receive orientation to the Division and that appropriate training is provided • Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis, and conducting quarterly performance reviews and an annual performance assessment • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance • Discipline staff when necessary using appropriate techniques, including dismissing staff when necessary using appropriate and legally defensible procedures In order to ensure appropriate planning and management of human resources for the Division
7. Stakeholder relations / advocacy: • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the Division, and identify changes in rural development trends and landscape • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with stakeholders (e.g. businesses, communities, public entities) and other organisations to help achieve the goals of the ECRDA In order to ensure strong stakeholder relations with the ECRDA stakeholders
8. Risk management: • Identify and evaluate risks to the Division's people (clients, staff), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks • Ensure that the ECRDA carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage for people and assets of the Division, where applicable and necessary • Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage In order to ensure proper risk mitigation for the Division
9. Perform any other related duties as instructed by the CEO
The application, which should as minimum contain a covering letter, CV, certified copies of your identity document, qualifications and drivers licence, must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Without prejudice, correspondence will be limited to the short-listed candidates.
• Further be informed that if you have not been contacted within 1 month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
• ECRDA is committed to the provisions of the Employment Equity Act (Act No. 55 of 1998)
• ECRDA reserves the right to appoint or not to make an appointment.
• Interviews will be conducted via MS Teams virtual platform, unless stated otherwise
• Administrative enquiries may be directed via email to Sarieta Maasdorp at email@example.com
• Technical enquiries may be directed via email to C. Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE: 29 June 2021 at 12h00 midday. Late applications will not be accepted.