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City of Johannesburg Jobs: Deputy Director: Community Based Planning

Full Time

Department: Office of the City Manager
Branch: Integrated and Community Based Planning
Designation: Deputy Director: Community Based Planning
Salary Range: R50 238.79 pm (basic salary excluding benefits)
Appointment Requirements:

 A degree in planning, development studies, management or related discipline or commensurate qualification or experience/NQF level 7;
 This position requires at least 7-9 years relevant experience in development and planning within a large organization in a management level in either the public or private sector;
 Strategy conceptualization, development and design;
 Project management;
 It is necessary that the successful applicant has management experience; and
 Experience with project management within an organization.

Primary Function:

The Deputy Director: Community Based Planning will be responsible for the coordinatation and management of Community Based Planning processes in the City of Johannesburg, ensuring effective and efficient participatory planning to promote community action and participation; and to link these to the delivery requirements for the Institutional Performance Management System to ensure effective service delivery.

Key Performance Areas: Drive and manage the processes of community-based planning in the CoJ, which allow for effective and efficient service delivery at grass root level. Manage and oversee the development of community-based planning within the City’s Integrated planning processes. Equip the Executive with strategic information in relation to Community-based planning. Provide consolidated feedback to City Manager/COO i.t.o Cluster planning processes. Form Strategic and developmental partnerships with NGOs and CBOs private sector.

Leading Competencies:

Knowledge of public participation in local government and regulation and legislation that drives it. Sound knowledge of strategy formulation and strategic planning in Public Sector, including principles and practices. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal negotiation and liaison skills and the ability to work in partnership with senior officials and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Sound knowledge of data analysis and evaluation, and the ability to translate data into accessible reports for diverse audience. Excellent conceptual, analytical and problem identification and resolution skills and the ability to interpret and related legislation. Substantial strategic thinking, risk management and planning skills experience, together with the capacity to initiate or develop innovative solutions to often complex, multi-faceted issues and problems. Sound understanding of applying public administration principles and implementing contemporary management practices, particularly as they relate to Community Based Planning functions. Principles and practices of project management. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Ability to handle the demands of various personality types. Maintain strong professional and positive demeanor.

Core Competencies: Computer Literacy (Microsoft Word). Good communication Skills. Coordinating
skills. Negotiation skills. 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: Leyandre Ndlovu
Tel No: (011) 407 6452

Workplace: 48 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein
All applications will be through the website using this link:
Office of the City Manager Deputy Director: Community Based Planning