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General Manager: Technical Services

  • Full Time
  • Mkhuze

Umkhanyakude District Municipality


Category 3 District Municipality
R857 571.00 (Minimum) – R980 082.00 (Midpoint) – R1 102 590.00 (Maximum)

• Must be in possession of Matric • Recognized three year B Degree in Civil Engineering or related fields • Minimum 5 years’ experience at senior management level • Registration with Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as Pr Eng. Pr Tech Eng. or Pr Techni. Eng. in terms of the Engineering Profession of South Africa Act. 46 of 2007.

• Financial management, change management, service delivery innovation, knowledge management, problem solving and analytical thinking, people and diversity management, client orientation and customer focus, communication, accountability and ethical conduct. Knowledge of strategic financial and performance management, operational financial management, supply chain management, audit and accountability, the constitutional requirements for logical government and local government legislation, local government powers and functions, including assignment of national and provincial functions, developmental local government, performance management and reporting, sophisticated understanding of the global, national and regional context in which the Municipality operates, sophisticated understanding of local, regional, national and international political context, legislation, policy and implementation, expert knowledge in more than one functional field/discipline. Skills in analytical thinking, policy conceptualization and implementation, conflict management, risk and change management, mediations skills, diversity management, strategic leadership and management, project management, governance, ethics and values.

Key performance areas:
• Manage complex civil infrastructure projects from conceptualization, design, contract management, quality assurance and compliance, and ensure their proper integration to the District’s overall plan (IDP) • Perform financial monitoring through commissioning, operations and maintenance to ensure effective and efficient functioning of the Department within the budgetary constraints of the Municipality • Manage all grant funds allocated to the Municipality • Provide professional advisory services to local municipalities and project conceptualization, design, project management and implementation • Oversee the management of all requirement and capital resources to ensure accountability by the Department • Manage and source all the Department’s contract and tenders according to the approval SLAs, Council requirements and procurement policy • Ensure adherence to the SLAs terms of reference, letter of appointment and contracted project timelines as per project timelines and as per project brief • Ensure provision and management of a potable water supply and sanitation in the areas of the Municipality’s jurisdiction, according to national guidelines.

Enquiries may be directed to:
The General Manager: Corporate Services, Mrs N. M. Mthembu on tel. (035) 573 8600, during office hours.

NB: Qualifications and SA citizenship checks will be conducted on all shortlisted candidates. Successful candidates will be subjected to competency, psychometric assessment, security clearance and other additional checks. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The successful candidates will be required to sign an employment contract before commencement of duty, a performance agreement and disclosure of financial interest.
Applications should be made on the Application Form for Employment which can be obtained from the Municipality or download from the municipal website:,  completed applications forms, comprehensive CV and certified copies of certificates including CPMD/MFMP, Identity Document, and driver’s licence should be forwarded to:
uMkhanyakude District Municipality
P O Box 449, Mkhuze, 3965.

Please note that applications received by fax or e-mail transmission will not be accepted.
The Municipality reserves the right to make an appointment. Should you not be contacted within thirty (30) days from the closing date, your application shall be deemed to have been unsuccessful. The Municipality subscribes to an Affirmative Action Programme, which is non-racist, non-discriminatory and based on merit.