WATERBERG DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY
Waterberg District Municipality is an equal opportunity employer subscribing to the Employment Equity Act, and hereby invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the under-mentioned post: Women and disabled are encouraged to apply.
MANAGER: PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The contract of employment will be on a permanent basis in line with Section 56 (8) and Section 57 (7) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Act, 2022 (Act No. 3 of 2022)
REF: 4/3/1/ PF- MC36LDLD001
Annual Total Remuneration Package: Minimum - R907 864; Midpoint - R1 037 559; Maximum - R1 150 465 per annum for a category 3 Municipality; (Annual Total Remuneration Package will be determined by competence, qualification, experience, and knowledge read together with the guidelines as set out in Government Gazette 47538 dated 18 November 2022). The successful incumbent shall be expected to sign employment contract, performance agreement and disclosure of financial interest form. The candidates recommended for appointment to the post must undergo a competency assessment and security vetting. The recruitment for the Manager: Planning and Economic Development is in accordance with the Local Government: Regulations on appointment and Conditions of employment of Senior Managers and other relevant legislations and Regulations.
The incumbent will be stationed at Waterberg District Municipality with its Offices in Modimolle Town.
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor of Science degree in Building Sciences / Architect / Bachelor’s degree in Town Planning and Regional Planning or Development Studies or equivalent •The applicant must have a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience at middle management level and must have proven successful Professional Developmental / Town and Regional Planning experience •Project Management certificate or diploma; or registration as a Professional Planner in accordance with the Planning Professional Act, 2002 (Act No. 36 of 2002) will serve as an advantage •The applicant must be computer literate and have a valid driver’s licence and his/her own roadworthy vehicle.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: •Good knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation •Good understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management •Good knowledge of supply chain management regulations and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000) •Knowledge of geographical information systems •Knowledge of spatial, town and development planning.
The incumbent must have the following Leading and Core Competencies as per the Government Gazette No. 37245 of 17 January 2014:
•Strategic direction and leadership; people management; programme and project management; financial management; change management; and Government leadership •Moral competence; planning and organising; analysis and innovation; knowledge and information management; communication and results & quality focus.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: As the Manager Planning and Economic Development, the incumbent will subject to the policy direction of the municipal council be responsible and accountable for: •Administration and development of District Spatial Development Framework •Develop and maintain GIS •Provide support to the development and review of IDP •Formulation of development policies, strategies and action plans •Formulate, develop and implement economic development policy and LED strategies •Facilitate research on economic development and maintain database •Stimulate local economy by promoting job creation, investment and the development of SMME’s •Assist category B municipalities with land use management and development planning •Manage the implementation of LED DP projects •Leverage Government and international donor funds to support IDP and sector plans •Manage marketing, tourism and transport •Management of the Department according to the strategies of the municipalities •Prepare and submit reports to the Municipal Manager and relevant political structure •Efficient and effective development and management of systems, procedures, processes, and resources for the day to day operation of the Department.
CLOSING DATE: 09 MAY 2023 AT 16H00
All applications must be submitted on an official Waterberg District Municipality’s application form that is downloadable on our website: www.waterberg.gov.za or obtainable from the reception desk. The form must be accompanied by a detailed updated CV, recently (not older than 3 months) originally certified copies of qualifications, ID, driver’s licence and a signed covering letter that indicates the position you are applying for and must be sent by post to: The Municipal Manager, Waterberg District Municipality, Private Bag X 1018, Modimolle, 0510 or hand-delivered to Waterberg District Municipality, Harry Gwala Street, Registry Section, Room 27. (COVID-19 regulations must be adhered to) Faxed, e-mailed, late applications and those without the relevant accompanying documents will not be considered.
NOTE: Qualifications, employment background check and a security vetting (criminal record check) will be done for the shortlisted candidates.
Further enquiries may be directed to Ms R.P.T. Makibelo on tel. 014 718 3367 or Mr J. Matlou on tel. 014 718 3339 during office hours.
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Should you not be contacted within 90 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.
The Waterberg District Municipality reserves the right not to appoint or fill the advertised post.
P. RAPUTSOA - MUNICIPAL MANAGER