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City of Johannesburg Jobs: Deputy Director: Community Based Planning

Full Time

City of Johannesburg Jobs: Deputy Director: Community Based Planning

Department: Group Strategy, Policy Coordination and relations
Branch: Strategic Coordination and Management Support
Designation: Director: Strategy Coordination and Management Support
Salary Range: R62 284.19 pm (basic salary excluding benefits)

Appointment Requirements:

 Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Policy, Public Administration or Business Management/NQF level 7;
 At least 10 years’ experience or more of strategic administrative leadership;
 Proven track record of providing a strategic support service to an executive at a similar level;
 Experience in supervising multiple, diverse service functions simultaneously with a strong supervisory and team leadership skills;
 The ability to work with various levels of personnel in a fast-paced environment;
 Experience in a policy environment;
 Experience compiling and managing budgets;
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
 Previous experience in National/Provincial/Local Government Policy, Legislation and protocols; and
 Business administration, public administration, or a closely related field and fiscal management experience involving payroll, purchasing and budgeting and supervisory experience, or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.

Primary Function:

This position directs and provides strategic leadership, analytical, human resource and business solution support and coordination of the core business unit functions’ service
delivery mandate. The position ensures the effective business continuity of the department by ensuring that strategic, business and performance planning and monitoring is carried out effective.
Furthermore, the position ensures that essential business and administrative support is provided to the Group Head and senior management. The position leads and directs the Policy Coordination function for the City in terms of the decision-making process, including peer review of major policy initiatives; and enabling effective policy alignment, integration, and planning for the City.

Key Performance Areas: Strategy Articulation and Administration. Policy Coordination, Project Management. Planning, Organizing and Budgeting. Financial Management. Department Performance Management and Reporting.

Leading Competencies:

Has in-depth knowledge of national policy and legislation impacting on municipalities. In-depth knowledge of the issues impacting service delivery. Proven ability to
effectively manage the office of an executive in a complex and demanding environment and guidance to administrative support staff. Demonstrated ability to strategically manage an administrative support service within a multidisciplinary environment, including demonstrated ability to provide professional supervision, development. High level ability in the use of e-mail, electronic diaries, tele-conferencing, videoconferencing, City systems and Microsoft Office applications, i.e. Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Demonstrated expertise in complaint handling processes and of ethical and professional practice standards, with the ability to operate effectively in a high volume, sensitive and complex work environment. Excellent interpersonal, liaison and communication skills, including the capacity and ability to negotiate or communicate on behalf of the HOD with senior and external stakeholders. Excellent written communication skills, including ability to prepare documents and briefing notes for the HOD and Unit Heads on complex and sensitive issues. Knowledge of financial
principles and practices. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as filing and record management systems, and other office procedures and terminology. Must be
capable of gathering and analysing information. Sound knowledge of risk management. Ability to supervise subordinate employees to include establishing and applying standards for performance in a fair and impartial manner, distinguishing between effective and ineffective procedures and job performance, providing appropriate discipline interpreting and implementing instructions by
management. Ability to maintain and ensure the confidentiality of employee personnel files and contents.

Core Competencies:

Strategic Perspective. Excellent communication skills. Leadership and people management skills. Goal orientation. Handling of confidential matters. Emotional intelligence. Change management. Attention to deal. Performance management skills. Financial management. Planning and organizing skills. Integrity. Risk Management. Adherence to policies and regulations
This is an employment equity targeted position and preference will be given to African/White Males and African/White Females including people with disabilities.
Contact Person: Sirelda De Klerk
Tel No: (011) 407 6452
Workplace: 48 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein
All applications will be through the website using this link:
Group Strategy, Policy Coordination & Relation Director Strategy Coordination and Management Support