Richmond Municipality

The Richmond Municipality hereby invites suitably qualified applicants to apply for the following position.

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

2 YEARS FIXED TERM CONTRACT

The Municipal Manager is the Accounting Officer as per legislation and the Head of the administration and is subject to the policy directions of the Municipal Council. The Municipal Manager is responsible and accountable for the day to day operations of the Municipality. The position will be based in Richmond Municipal Offices.

Remuneration package: Negotiable, attractive, competitive remuneration package for Category 1 Municipality as per Local Government Municipal System Act and Regulations: Appointment and conditions of employment of Senior Managers as well as 2018 Government Gazette No. 42023 on the upper limits of total remuneration packages payable to Municipal Managers and Managers accountable to Municipal Managers.

Key requirements: • A recognised B. Degree in Public Administration/Business Administration/Political Science/Law or equivalent (NQF level 7) • A recognised Postgraduate degree at NQF 8 will be an added advantage • A valid Code EB driver’s licence • Professional Registration recognised by relevant Professional body is recommended • Certificate in Municipal Finance Management (SAQA qualificationID No. 48965) for Accounting Officers of Municipalities as per Regulation 493 dated 15 June 2007 or to be obtained within 18 months of employment • 7-8 years’ experience at Senior management level (preferably at a Local Government or Public Sector) • Proven record in Institutional Transformation and Turnaround of large/medium/ corporate/public sector organisation • Good knowledge of and interpretation of key and related Local Government Acts and Regulations • Good knowledge of Local Government Performance Management Systems, Council Operations and Delegation of powers as well as King 3 Code • A high level of computer literacy and excellent presentation skills.

Key performance areas: • Municipal Transformation and Organisational Development• Basic Service Delivery • Local Economic Development • Municipal Financial Viability and Management • Good Governance and Public Participation.

Competencies: • Leading competencies, Strategic direction and leadership, Programme and Project management • Financial management, Change leadership, Governance leadership • Service delivery management, Knowledge management, Problem solving and Analytical thinking • Client orientation and customer focus • Communication, accountability and ethical conduct • Knowledge and understanding of relevant policies and legislation • Advanced understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management • Advanced understanding of council operations and delegation of powers • Good governance, Budget and finance management • Audit and risk management establishment and functionality • Local government powers and functions, including assignment of national and provincial functions • Skills in Analytical thinking, Policy conceptualization and implementation, Conflict management • Risk and change management, Mediations skills • Diversity management, Strategic leadership and management • Proven record in Institutional Transformation and Turnaround of large/medium/corporate/public sector organisation • Good knowledge of and interpretation of key and related Local Government Acts and Regulations • Good knowledge of Local Government Performance Management Systems, Council Operations and Delegation of powers as well as King 3 Code • Advanced knowledge of relevant policies and legislation; institutional governance systems and performance management • Advanced understanding of Council Operations and Delegation of Powers • Competence in working with all stakeholders including the business sector to achieve municipal goals.

Please 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.

Written application must be submitted on the Prescribed Annexure C of Government Gazette no 37245 dated 17 January 2014. The form needs to be filled in completely and signed on the last page (in the event that the application is not completed properly, the application will be disqualified). The form can also be obtained from the Richmond Municipality website or the Municipal Offices.

The following attachments are required: • The Application form • Detailed CV with three referees with current contact information • Certified copies (dated within three months) of qualifications/certificates, ID and driver’s licence • Applicants are requested to furnish telephone number/s at which they may be contacted.

The application needs to be addressed to the Deputy Mayor: Cllr. K.E. Mkhize for the attention of Strategic Manager: Corporate Services and be posted in the box provided in the reception area, 57 Shepstone Street, Richmond, 3780 or posted to Private Bag X 1028, Richmond, 3780.

Enquiries: Mr S.L. Mthembu, on tel: (033) 212 2155.

Closing Date: 31 January 2020 at no later than 16h00.

No late applications will be considered. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. Applications submitted on a Z83 form WILL NOT be considered. All interviews will be done in English. Should there be no correspondence from the Municipality within sixteen weeks after the closing date, kindly consider your application to be unsuccessful.

Canvassing of councillors and/or officials will disqualify your application. The Municipality reserves the right not to fill this post.