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General Manager: Corporate Services

Umdoni Municipality




Applications are herewith invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment in terms of the Municipal Systems Act, Act No. 32 of 2000 and Local Government Regulations on the Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers of 17 January 2014, Government Gazette Number 37245 on a five (5) year fixed-term contract.




Remuneration: Minimum: R811 416,00 – Midpoint: R911 704,00 – Maximum: R1 011 991,00 p.a.
(Package will be paid as per determination of upper limits circular released by the Minister of Corporative Governance and
Traditional Affairs dated 08 November 2018) • MN 167/2019

Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration/Management Sciences/Law or equivalent • A qualification relating to the National Treasury Competency Requirements for Senior Officials e.g. CPMD/MFMP will be an added advantage, however the new employee shall be required to attain the minimum Competency Level in the Unit standards for each competency area within 18 months from the date of appointment • Computer literacy in Word, Excel and Power-Point programs is required • A valid driver’s licence is essential • 5 years’ experience at middle management level • Good knowledge and understanding of relevant Policy and Legislation • Good knowledge and understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management • Good knowledge of Corporate Support Services, including human capital management, legal services, facilities management, information communication technology and Council Support • Good knowledge of supply chain management regulations and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000) • Good governance • Labour Relations Act, and other labour-related prescripts • Legal background and Human Capital Management and knowledge of coordination and oversight of all specialized support functions.

Key performance areas: • Direct and coordinate the programs specific to Corporate Services department • Ensure that the administration of the Municipality is running smoothly, that all administrative and legal processes and prescripts are complied with • Provide sufficient and proper HR functions, appoint the necessary staff and ensure proper training and functioning • Ensure that the property portfolio of the Municipality is properly administered, maintained and all related matters are being dealt with • Ensure that proper labour relations is practised in the workplace • Ensure that all legal matters are attended to, that all contracts, tenders, documentation comply with legislative procedures and to provide legal advice where needed • Oversee Council Support and ICT function and ensure that Municipal Administration runs smoothly • Ensure that a service of high quality, standards and professional is rendered by the Departments within Corporate Services.

An application must be submitted on an official application form available on our website: and must be accompanied by a CV, copies of certified Certificates, ID copy and driver’s licence. The application must include academic qualifications, proven experience and competencies, contactable references, registration with the relevant body (as an added advantage), full details of any dismissal for misconduct and any disciplinary actions whether pending or finalized, with the current or previous employer.

Short-listed applicants will be screened for criminal records and/or any pending criminal cases and their qualifications will be verified. Candidates who applied should note that, in terms of the Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers: Chapter 3 Section 10(3)(g) and (h), they need to disclose their financial interest as prescribed and the need to undergo security vetting. As part of the requirements, the recommended candidates will undergo a competency assessment test. Any misrepresentation or failure to disclose information as contemplated in sub-regulation (3) and (4) shall be regarded as a breach of the Code of Conduct for Municipal Staff as provided in Schedule 2 of the Act and shall be dealt with in terms of the Disciplinary Regulations. An appointed candidate shall be required to sign an employment contract and performance agreement as prescribed in the Act.

Further information can be obtained by contacting: Dr Vuyiwe Tsako using the e-mail:

Please note that applications should be addressed to: The Municipal Manager, Umdoni Local Municipality, P O Box 19, Scottburgh, 4180, attention: Municipal Manager, Dr V.P. Tsako.

CLOSING DATE: 17 MAY 2019 AT 12:00.

Please note that fraudulent qualifications or documents will immediately disqualify any application.

Umdoni Local Municipality is an Employment Equity Employer.