South Africa, Western_Cape

SALARY : All-inclusive sa lary package of R948 174. – R1 116 918. per annum (Level 13)

CENTRE : Human Settlements, Western Cape Government

REQUIREMENTS : The ideal candidate will be in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree qualification (or equivalent) within social sciences or economics discipline (NQF 7 as recognised by SAQA); Will have a minimum of 5 years middle/ senio r managerial experience be in possession of a valid South African driver’s licence. Recommendations: Candidates with more than 8 years’ managerial experience will be advantaged. Qualifications in the fields of Development Studies, Policy Studies or Economi c Development will be beneficial to any candidate applying for this position, especially if the qualification is on post graduate level. - Experience within a public sector environment focusing on policy development and research will also be advantageous. Competencies: Knowledge of applicable policies, legislation, guidelines, standards, procedures and best practice relating to human settlements. Knowledge of research methodologies. Knowledge of latest policy and research developments within the sector. Kno wledge of public service procedures. Knowledge of Human Resource and Financial Management. Basic knowledge of Labour Relations legislation and regulations. Understanding of the current human settlement environment, with specific reference to the Western Ca pe. Proven leadership skills with specific reference to the ability to display thought leadership in complex applications. Proven strategic planning, organising and people management skills. Proven conceptual and formulation skills. Proven analytical skill s. Proven networking skills. Proven problem solving and dispute resolution/conflict management skills. Proven communication (written and verbal) report writing skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape. Computer literacy in MS Office, Intranet, Internet and other relevant software packages. Ability to conceptualise and drive strategic planning processes. Ability to innovate and be flexible in approaching policy challenges. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. A bility to communicate at all levels across sectors.

DUTIES : Manage and facilitate research in support of sustainable human settlements. Ability to manage and provide strategic direction to research projects which contribute towards sustainable human settl ements development and the overall strategic goals of the Department. Facilitate processes for the ethical collection and organisation of primary and secondary data for research required to support sustainable human settlement development initiatives. Ensu re that personal information that is collected through research initiatives are maintained in line with the relevant legislation. Build and foster partnerships and networks which assist and ensure human settlement sector research remains relevant and provi des a basis for consultative support as provided by the Directorate to municipalities and stakeholders. Manage and facilitate the development of human settlements policies and guidelines to support sustainable human settlements, in line with relevant legis lation. Provide strategic direction to human settlement policy development processes in line with the human settlements legal framework. Facilitate the development of human settlement policies, guidelines and policy briefs, as well as the accompanying poli cy analysis and reviews (including policy evaluation). Contribute towards national policy development processes and make recommendations for new policies or policy reviews. Facilitate and manage consultative support to municipalities and departmental stake holders. Strategic management. Define and review, on a continuous basis, the purpose, challenges, objectives and priorities of the directorate. Contribute to the strategic direction in departmental decision making processes and activities of the department / 97 directorate, including the annual report. Determine and evaluate short and medium term goals for the attainment of the directorates objectives as set out in the strategic plan. Support knowledge sharing and manage partnerships. Facilitate and coordinate the hosting of knowledge sharing sessions within the department as well as ensuring effective communication of policy and research outputs to various audiences. Serve on relevant knowledge and information management committees. Initiate and manage partners hips with research entities such as academic institutions and other organisations as relevant as well as engage and represent the Department on the CHEC committee (including providing strategic input into the CHEC research agenda). Human Resource and Finan cial Management. Manage and coordinate people provisioning and development. Promote and ensure sound labour relations within the area of responsibility including the adherence to disciplinary standards and codes. Facilitate performance evaluation and the i mplementation of related performance based rewards as well as manage transformation processes. Prepare budgets and adjustments for the directorate, i.e. act as the directorate's (sub) programme manager. Monitor and exercise control of all fiscal processes within the directorate, whilst ensuring effective utilisation of financial resources.

ENQUIRIES : Ms JJ Samson at 021 483 2869)

APPLICATIONS : Only applications submitted online will be accepted. To apply submit your application online only: www.westerncape.gov.za/jobs DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

CLOSING DATE : 26 March 2018 at 16:00

NOTE : Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department. Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00 should you experience any difficulties with your online application. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. OTHER POST

END DATE :31/07/2018

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