Degree/National Diploma in Economics/Natural Sciences/Development Studies. 3 years’ relevant experience in related field. Understanding of value added development of communities. Job Related Knowledge: Understanding and interpretation of Budget Management, Project Management principles, Departmental land reform programmes, legislation and procedures. Job related skills: People Management, Negotiation, Performance Management, Conflict Resolution, Facilitation, Capacity Building, Map Reading, analysis and interpretation. A valid driver’s licence. Willingness to travel irregular hours.
Provide support to management of the Region and Supervision to Senior Project Officers. Assess sub-ordinates’ quarterly and annual performance. Coordinate Regional Project Implementation. Manage regional project database. Administer regional application. Manage day to day operations of the Senior Project Officers. Check and correct submissions of Senior Project Officers prior to submission to the regional manager. Provide input into the operational plan of the region/unit/District. Identify potential projects within area of responsibility to facilitate planning and budgeting. Acknowledge receipt of project files(s) from regional manager/Deputy Direct: Land Acquisition. Facilitate farm assessment/feasibility in conjunction with Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) and Municipalities (Stakeholders). Prepare presentation for the District Screening Committee for approval of Planning Funds. Conduct farm visits to locate the property and to confirm land claim status. Implement land acquisition project procedures within relevant Policy and programme guidelines, (Recapitalisation and Development Program (RADP) and Proactive Land Acquisition Strategy (PLAS). Facilitate the appointment of service providers to conduct relevant studies. Prepare submission for approval by relevant committees. Engage with internal and external stakeholders. Liaise with relevant role-players/stakeholders with regards to Land Acquisition projects support requirements. Provide feedback on land acquisition offers made by sellers. Respond to Presidential Hotline queries, Director-General Task as and when required. Facilitate project management support. Obtain approval of planning funds for implementation of projects. Develop Terms of Reference’s for procurement of professional services in line with the Supply Chain Management process. Submits invoice for service rendered within stipulated timeframe.