Intsika Yethu Municipality

 INTSIKA YETHU MUNICIPALITY 

The appointment to this position will be made on a fixed-term performance-based contract in terms of Sections 54A, 56 and 57 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000), as amended (the MSA), read together with the Local Government: Municipal Performance Regulations, 2006, and the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act: Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels, 2007.

COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

DIRECTOR: COMMUNITY SERVICE 

(FIVE-YEAR FIXED-TERM PERFORMANCE-BASED CONTRACT) 

REF NO. HRM 01/03/2021 

REMUNERATION: A total remuneration package will be determined by the competences, qualifications, experience and knowledge as per the National Gazette No. 41173 on Upper limits of total remuneration packages payable to Managers directly accountable to Municipal Manager. 

Minimum requirements: • Matric or Grade 12 • A three (3) year degree in Social Science and Humanities/Public Administration or equivalent • A post-graduate qualification will be an added advantage • A Certificate in Municipal Financial Management, Certificate Programme in Municipal Development (CPMD) • At least five (5) years’ experience at middle management of which three (3) must have been in a senior management position within local government or related fields • Ability to provide innovative and strategic leadership is essential • A valid Code B. driver’s licence. 

Key performance areas: The Director: Community Services as a Senior Manager designated by the Accounting Officer to be responsible and accountable for the overall performance of Community Services Directorate will be required to: • Strategically lead, manage and perform duties of the Community Services Directorate by developing and implementing departmental objectives, policies, procedures, systems, controls and monitoring and reporting mechanisms as delegated by the Accounting Officer to the Director • Drive and oversee the Directorates’ budget inputs, implementation, monitoring and reporting • Develop and drive a law enforcement strategy that ensures that the traffic section operates effectively and efficiently • Ensures public safety within the Municipality • Develop and drive a fire services strategy that creates awareness on prevention of fires and that ensures that prescribed response times are adhered to • Develop and drive a facilities management strategy that ensure effective management, maintenance and upgrading of all community facilities including sports fields and parks • Ensures that cemeteries are managed in an efficient and effective manner • Ensures that community members have access to library services • Oversees the maintenance and control of the Municipal commonages and pounds • Develop and drive waste management strategies to effectively manage and reduce waste and keep public open spaces well maintained • Implement, manage and monitor the directorate‘s performance management systems • Oversee departmental policy and by-law formulation and monitors that these are implemented properly • Ensure that the directorate has adequate resources and capacity to perform its duties. 

Key competencies required: • Ability through a proven track record to craft and successfully execute a departmental strategy in line with the objectives of the broader organisation • Proven attributes of integrity, honesty, maturity, courtesy, transparency and commitment to ensure progressive democratic and accountable governance that delivers sustainable and efficient services • Ability to effectively manage, inspire and encourage people, respect diversity, optimise talent and build and nurture relationships in order to achieve institutional objectives • Ability to maintain the high quality standards while achieving desired outcomes and results • Ability to communicate and negotiate at all levels and with all stakeholders in government, civil society and in corporate • Ability to lead and successfully implement projects and programmes. 

Intsika Yethu Municipality Council is committed to the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, Act No. 55 of 1998 for the advancement of previously disadvantaged and disabled people. Intsika Yethu Municipality reserves the right not to appoint any applicant to the said vacancy after the advertisement thereof. Correspondence will only be entered with the short listed candidates. If you have not heard from us within 03 months of the closing date, regard your application as unsuccessful. The Council nevertheless appreciates the interest shown by all applicants. 

Interested persons should fill the application form applicable to Senior Managers that is available at the Municipal offices and website together with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of qualification, identity document and valid driver’s license, must be addressed to: The Municipal Manager, Intsika Yethu Municipality, P/B X 1251, Cofimvaba, 5380 and should reach the aforementioned by not later than 16h30 on 31 March 2021. 

Failure to attach the required documents will disqualify your application. Canvassing of Councilors is not permitted and proof thereof will result in disqualification. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. 

For enquiries please contact: Mrs. N. Fololo, the Director: Corporate Services, at tel. (047) 874 8713