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Gender Officer

  • Full Time
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Salary: R(C5) R297 642.54 - R323 737.42 p.a. (Plus applicable benefits))

Harry Gwala District Municipality


Harry Gwala District Municipality, situated at 40 Main Street Ixopo, within the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, invites applications from suitably qualified dynamic and mature candidates whose background and experience match these challenging and exciting position.



Salary Grade: (C5) R297 642.54 – R323 737.42 p.a. (Plus applicable benefits)) • Ref No. COP/J/ 5/5/4/2/1

Requirements: • Grade 12 (Matric) • NQF Level 6 in Public Management or relevant qualification • Relevant two years’ experience in gender issues in Local Government as well as facilitation, consultation and coordination skills or relevant experience • Computer literacy • A valid motor vehicle driver’s licence.

The ideal candidate must: Be informed and able to implement legislative mandates relative to Gender Programmes, must be able to interpret information/data, relay instructions or clarification to Local Municipal Gender Forums and outside the Municipality to other cohorts, must be able to prepare reports.

Key performance areas: • Plan and coordinate the implementation of procedures, systems and controls related to the receiving, updating and recording of information and activities associated with gender issues • Monitor the progress of gender programmes/initiatives and consolidate information • Liaise with Provincial and National Gender Commission/ Forums through correspondence and meetings to gather information on relevant programmes and joint ventures • Coordinate the implementation of funding policies for gender programmes by establishing a Fundraising Committee at Ward Level • Access and use available resources through ongoing advocacy and lobbying at Provincial and National Departments • Network with other Stakeholders (Government Departments and NGOs) for the implementation of gender programmes within the Municipality and attend events when required • Successfully communicate gender initiatives, programmes/projects and policies • Ensure linkage of Gender National, Provincial and Local Programmes in line with gender machinery goals and objectives.

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


Applications must be submitted with an Application Form which can be found on our website: accompanied by a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of educational qualifications 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 the 28 June 2019 by not later than 15h00.

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.

NB: Canvassing with Councillors or Management will lead to immediate disqualification. Harry Gwala District Municipality subscribes to the National Equity Strategy.

The Council reserves the right not to continue with the interview and appointment if it feels that no suitable candidates identified.

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