Provincial Director of Operations – Mapumalanga

Should you have applied for a similar or same position and you were not considered for short listing, please don’t apply for this role.

Yes it is in the public sector.

My client is tired of seeing the same old candidates being regurgitated from one SOE to a state department to another SOE.

WE are head hunting a dynamic energetic, youthful candidate with new and innovative ideas. Someone with courage to ask have we tried this, to ask uncomfortable questions, BUT

Yes but someone who delivers.; who implements the strategy that has already been agreed upon – improved service delivery is not a buzzword for you – it has meaning, it means, committment, doing, resolving complex challenges…. not making them worse.

Location: Menlyn
Purpose: To lead, direct and manage the Mapumalanga Provincial service centre, informed by clearly understood provincial and member specific needs and requirements; ensuring the representation of expressed needs and requirements at national level; and driving integration and teamwork in the delivery of integrated and multi-dimensional programs and solutions to critical LG Challenges.
1.Business Integration
2.Strategic and Business Planning
3.Financial and Budget Management
4.People management and promoting a high performance culture
Salary: R 100 000 per month
Package: R 1.2 million tctc
Country: ZA

Minimum requirements:

Relevant Post-graduate degree. MBA will be advantageous. Valid Driver’s Licence
At least 5 years experience operating at a senior management level within a medium to large-sized organization including previous experience in the LG Sector.
Sound track record in managing complex stakeholder relationships and a well-developed lobbying and advocacy skillset
Previous management experience in a multidisciplinary unit is desirable; Previous experience in developing and implementing strategy is essential.
 Understanding of relevant strategic, government policy and regulatory directives (International, national and provincial)
 In-depth understanding of Local Government Sector, challenges and mandates
 Knowledge of the Mapumalanga business and sustainability requirements
 Understanding of project/ programme management principles
 Practical knowledge of financial management and budgeting principles and practices. CLOSING DATE IS 6 APRIL
Additional comments:
As part of the senior leadership team, the Provincial Director of Operations (PDO) will be required to have a sound understanding of the sectors and professional disciplines applicable to its mandate; and legislative frameworks and new developments impacting on SALGA to ensure informed decision making.
The incumbent is expected to have experience in managing across multi-disciplinary functions and to have a sound understanding of all disciplines and sectors, and to lead and direct professionals (Advisors and Senior Advisors) with sound to in-depth knowledge and expertise in their respective sectors and professional disciplines. A high level of emotional maturity and sound business acumen and political savvy is required in this role.
Provinces continue to be plagued by capacity challenges to fulfil the broad scope of this SOE  mandate.


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