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Disaster Management Officer (2 posts)

  • Full Time
  • Ixopo
  • Salary: R391 188.77 – R425 320.50 p.a.(Plus applicable benefits)

Harry Gwala District Municipality

The Harry Gwala District Municipality situated in IXOPO invites applications from innovative and committed individuals for the under mentioned position:



Salary Grade: (D2) R391 188.77 – R425 320.50 p.a.(Plus applicable benefits)

Ref No. SOC/F 5/5/4/2/2

Requirements: • Grade 12 (Matric) • NQF Level 6/7 in Disaster Risk Management and/or Public Administration or relevant qualification • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Disaster Management field in Local Government • A valid driver’s licence • Proficient in computer (MS Word, PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Access) • Must be able to fairly understand and speak IsiZulu, IsiXhosa and English • Fire fighter 1 and 2 Hazmat Awareness and Hazmat Operation Certificates which are SAESI accredited (South African Emergency Services Institute) will be an added advantage.

Key performance areas: • Ensure proper implementation of operational plans, programmes, and policies in relation to the functioning of the Disaster Management Centre • Must have the ability to conduct Risk Assessment for the entire Municipality in order to update the Disaster Risk profile on a regular basis • Attend to all incidents or disasters as and when notices are received and further provide relief material where necessary and compile reports • Conduct educational community awareness to ensure minimisation and/or avoidance of impact in the occurrence of incidents/disasters • Ensure stakeholder consultation and participation as articulated in the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 (as amended) • Must be able to assist in the coordination of the Advisory Forum at a District and Local Municipality level • Perform any other duties as requested by your Supervisor and Manager.

The ideal candidate must: • Be systematic in approaching issues • Be able to plan effectively and implement strategies as well to remain calm during disaster conditions with a sense of urgency • Be prepared to work long hours, overtime and/or standby when a need arises • Have good communication skills, is essential • Be physically fit in order to carry the responsibilities attached to this position.

Enquiries should be directed to: The Human Resources Office, on tel: (039)834 5504/8752/8756.

Applications must be submitted with an Application Form of Harry Gwala District Municipality which can be found on our website accompanied by a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of educational qualifications, identity document and driver’s licence must be addressed to the Municipal Manager for Attention: Miss N Lungwengwe, Executive Director: Corporate Services, Harry Gwala District Municipality, Private Bag X 501, IXOPO, 3276, to reach us no later than 15h00, 18 October 2019.

NB: Canvassing with Councillors and Management will lead to disqualification. Further correspondence will be confined to shortlisted candidates. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

NB: Applications that are submitted without Harry Gwala District Municipality application form will not be considered.

The Council reserves the right not to continue with the interviews and appointments thereof if it feels that no suitable candidates could be found.