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Full-time Infrastructure Development and Planning Director

at Mhlonto Local Municipality in Qumbu

Job Title: Infrastructure Development and Planning Director

Requirements and competencies:

• Must have a recognized three year degree or diploma in financial management or equivalent qualification.
• Must be in possession of CPMD certificate.
• A minimum of 5 years experience at management level with in the local government environment.
• A visionary, inspirational, innovative financial expert.
• A proven ability to take charge of the municipal finances.
• Ability to draft financial policies and procedures.
• An in-depth knowledge and understanding of legislation applicable at local government.
• Must be computer literate and the use of GIS software would be of additional advantage.
• Ability to build and maintain relationship between the council, municipal administration and other stakeholders.
• Knowledge of principles of project management.
• Ability to monitor technical and engineering projects including buildings and roads either built or maintained by the municipality.
• A proven ability to develop partnerships, provide vision, set organizational direction and to inspire others as part of a team.
• Strong communication (written and verbal), report writing, presentation and facilitation skills.
• Must have a valid code 08 driving license.

Key performance areas:

• Provide strategic leadership, planning and performance management in the technical department.
• Administer engineering contracts and projects including low cost housing and infrastructure.
• Design execution, execution and management of infrastructural services.
• Monitoring all constructions that take place in the municipality.
• Implementing, monitoring and evaluating the key performance objectives, indicators and the council’s targets of the integrated development plan and service delivery and budget implementation plan.
• Erection and maintenance of roads and storm water drainage.
• Must manage and monitor the performance of staff in order to achieve the short, medium and long term goals of the municipality.
• Must provide an advisory support to the mayor, executive committee and the council.
• Must have a clear understanding of shortfalls on infrastructure that currently face the municipality.
• Must draft plans that would guide investors in the municipality.
• Must have knowledge of municipal legislation, regulations and policies and be able to draft infrastructural related by-laws.
• Must manage the use of municipal plant and heavy machinery.
All inclusive market related remuneration package is offered with full range benefits and performance incentives to a successful candidate.
As a strategic person he/she has to:
• Sign a performance agreement within 21 days after the appointment.
• Accept a probationary period of 12 months.
• Disclose annual benefits in terms of the municipal systems act No.32 of 2000 and has to abide by the code of conduct of municipal officials as enshrined in the same act.
• Send certified copies of certificates.

How to Apply:

Applications with CVs and certified certificates must be posted or sent by hand to:
The Acting Municipal Manager
Mr T.P Mase

Deadline: 19/08/2013

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