Okhahlamba Municipality

Okhahlamba Municipality an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with its seat in Bergville invites suitable qualified candidates to apply for the following senior management position. Okhahlamba Municipality is one of the Local Municipalities within Uthukela District in KwaZulu-Natal and it consists of the following towns: Bergville, Winterton, Geluksberg, and Cathkin.



Remuneration total all inclusive package: is in terms of Gazette for upper limits of total remuneration packages payable to Municipal Managers and Managers directly accountable to Municipal Managers, of Category 2 (Minimum: R811 416.00 – Midpoint: R911 704.00 – Maximum: R1 011 991.00) p.a.

The appointed candidate has to sign performance agreement for the period of 3 years.

Requirements: • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/B.Tech: Engineering; or equivalent • Registration as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council is a pre-requisite • 5 years’ experience at middle management level, or as project/programme manager • Extensive practical experience in Engineering, Municipal Infrastructure such as roads, bridges, etc., local government and understanding of challenges facing local government including project management • Proven ability to communicate and negotiate in all spheres and level of government • Knowledge of Municipal Infrastructure fund programmes and reporting thereof • Proven ability to manage and implement extensive infrastructural development programmes across a vast rural area • Communication and report writing skills and ability to communicate in IsiZulu would be an added advantage • Compliance with the MFMA: Minimum Competency Levels in unit standards as per Government Notice No. R493 of Gazette No. 29967 of 15 June 2007 • A person who does not meet minimum competency levels in unit standards will be given an opportunity attain the minimum competency levels within 18 months from the date of appointment.

Competencies: • Good knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation • Good knowledge and understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management • Extensive knowledge of the public office environment; and • Able to formulate engineering master planning, project management and implementation • Registration with a recognised relevant engineering professional body • Computer literacy • A valid driver’s licence.

Key performance areas: • Ensure that settlement partners within the Okhahlamba Municipal area are sustainable and are service delivery oriented • Ensure that all Council operations are influence by IDP and Budget • Accountable for overall planning, implementation and optimization of all Council Infrastructural, Technical related and projects • Lead and manage the staff within the functional area so that they are able to meet their objective • Control and monitor and implement the budget for the department so that the budget is in line with Council requirements and objectives • Prepare and submit reports to Municipal Manager, EXCO, Council and relevant standing committees • Full competency according to the Treasury Regulations and not holding any political office in a political party whether in a permanent, temporary or acting capacity.

Responsibility: Management and co-ordination of the provision of services to local communities in a suitable and equitable manner including but not limited to: • Provision of project management within the council and manage a labour force to undertake the maintenance of roads, storm water, sewerage, housing, electricity, building projects and maintenance of infrastructure • Provide reports to council • Manage consultants and Contractors working on projects • Implementation of National Building Regulations • Fleet maintenance, mechanical engineering and monitoring the implementation of IDP • Control of municipal vehicles and equipment • Implement Occupational Health and Safety Act • Report writing to Municipal Manager, Committees, EXCO and Council • Manage the overall departmental performance.

NOTE: Qualification and SA citizenship checks will be conducted on all short-listed candidates. Security vetting will be done. Successful candidates will be subjected to additional checks including competency assessment. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The successful candidate will be required to sign an employment contract before commencement of duty, a performance agreement and disclosure of financial interest.

Enquiries in respect to the above position should be directed to: The Municipal Manager, Mr S.N. Malinga, on tel. (036) 448 8000 during office hours,

Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, together with certified copies of qualifications, application letter and certified ID copy, should be sent to: The Municipal Manager, Mr S.N. Malinga, Okhahlamba Municipality, P O Box 71, Bergville, 3350. No scanned, e-mailed, or faxed applications will be accepted.


PLEASE NOTE: Candidates are required to complete the prescribed “Annexure C” application form as per Government Gazette No. 37245 of 17 January 2014 which is obtainable from all Municipalities as well as the internet at HYPERLINK http://www.gpwonline.co.za/” www.gpwonline.co.za Failure to do so will result in the candidate being disqualified. Certified copies (not older than 3 months) of academic qualifications and a detailed CV must accompany your application.

The Municipality reserves the right not to appoint. Canvassing for the appointment will automatically disqualify the applicant. If no reply to your application has been received within 30 days of closing date, you should consider your application as being unsuccessful. The candidate will be required to disclose all financial interest and will be subjected to competency assessment. Appointment is subject to the signing of an employment contract and performance agreement in terms of section 57 of the Municipal Systems Act and will be done in accordance with the Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers.