Apr 2017 1st Edition

Jobs: Sol Plaatje Local Municipality - Apr 2017

Executive Director: Infrastructure and Services

Reference Number: 2016/013
(AA Position)


  • 5-year Contract, however council reserves the right to make an offer of a permanent appointment.
  • Salary negotiable as per ministerial guidelines published annually, as per Government Gazette No. 40117.
  • Shortlisted candidates will undergo competency assessments (Government Gazette No 37245).


Applicants will be required to meet the minimum competency requirements as published for senior managers.

Purpose of position:

The key performance areas associated with this job includes the following:

  • Responsibility for the operations of the Directorate Infrastructure and Services with specific reference to Electricity, Water and Sanitation, Housing, Solid Waste, Building Services, Transport and Roads & Stormwater.
  • Responsibility for the development, maintenance and ongoing review of policies relating to the operations of the directorate.
  • The development, maintenance and ongoing review of human resources arrangements in support of the functioning of the directorate.
  • The development, implementation and review of organisational arrangements in support of the directorate.
  • The rendering of advice, guidance and support to Council and its entities regarding good governance, legislative compliance and legal and procedural matters pertaining to the functioning of the directorate.
  • Responsibility for the financial management of the directorate.
  • The integration and alignment of all programmes, projects and activities undertaken by the directorate with the Municipality IDP and Budget.
  • Control over and overarching accountability for the line functions within the directorate.

To be successful in the job, the following competencies are required:

  • Strong envisioning and strategic thinking capabilities.
  • The ability to drive processes to conclusion.
  • The ability to facilitate multi-disciplinary and cross-functional ways of working.
  • The ability to interact effectively with politicians and managers.
  • Sound knowledge of local government and its operations.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering (preferably) or Electrical and / or equivalent qualification as prescribed in the Engineering Profession Act (Act 46 of 2000).
  • Diploma or certificate in management.
  • Registered as professional engineer.
  • Five years senior management experience gained in an organisation of similar size and complexity.
  • Highly developed project management and planning skills.
  • Proven ability to scrutinise in-house and privately compiled documentations.
  • Knowledge of institutional policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Working knowledge of budgeting and financial management.
  • Computer literacy.

Closing date: 13 april 2017 @ 16:00

Your application will be subject at any point in time in the recruitment and selection process to:

  • Security vetting
  • The signing of an employment contract, a performance agreement in disclosure of financial interest (Government Gazette, 17 January 2014).

To apply, forward the Sol Plaatje application form, accompanied by a cover letter, CV and applicable certified copies of ID and qualifications, to fax: 086 650 0314 or e-mail: work@solplaatje.org.za or drop off in the application box on the 3rd floor, New Civic Building for attention: Miss Christine Janse.

Application forms can be obtained from:

Please state the reference number and vacancy particulars. Applications will not be considered if received after the closing date/time or incomplete (without application form and certificates).

Telephonic enquiries: Miss Christine Janse at 053 830 6705

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