SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER: LAND ACQUISITION – DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM

REF NO:
3/2/1/2019/247
Directorate: Strategic Land Acquisition
This is a re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously must reapply.
SALARY : R316 791 per annum (Level 08)
CENTRE : North West (Dr Kenneth Kaunda District)

REQUIREMENTS :
An appropriate 3 year Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Economic or
Natural Science. 2-3 years’ relevant working experience. Job related
knowledge: Understanding and interpretation of Budget Management, Project
Management, Departmental land reform programmes, legislation and
procedures, Understanding of the value-added development of communities.
Job related skills: Project Management, Financial Management, People
Management, Performance Management, Conflict resolution, Facilitation,
Capacity building and good negotiation, Map reading, analysis and
interpretation. A valid driver’s license. Willing to travel and work irregular
hours.

DUTIES :
Screen potential projects within area of responsibility to facilitate planning and
budgeting. Acknowledge receipt of project file(s) from Regional
Manager/Deputy Director: Land Acquisition. Make arrangements with the
farmer/land owner for farm assessment. Conduct farm assessment in
conjunction with Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF),
Persons with Disabilities in Agricultural and Rural Development (PDARD) 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 Programme (RADP) and Proactive Land Acquisition
Strategy (PLAS). Facilitate the appointment of service providers to conduct
relevant studies. Engage in the land price negotiations process. Prepare
submissions for approval by relevant committees. Liaise with relevant roleplayers/stakeholders with regards to land acquisition projects support
requirements. Liaise with land acquisition and warehousing at National Office
to assess the valuation reports and give a mandate for land price
negotiations. Investigate and respond to the presidential enquiries, ministerial
tasks and queries. Liaise with the office of the Public Protector to investigate
and respond to the queries within 7-14 days. Liaise with the bank (land bank)
to investigate and determine the settlement amount for rescue purposes.
Obtain mineral rights information on identified property from the Department
of Minerals. Consult with Eskom on electricity related matters.

ENQUIRIES :
Mr K Sebitiele Tel No: (018) 388 7115

APPLICATIONS :
Applications can be submitted by post Private Bag X74, Mahikeng, 2745 or
hand it delivered to: Cnr James Moroka and Sekame Drive, West Gallery,
Megacity, Mmabatho, 2735.
NOTE : Coloured, Indian and White males and African, Coloured, Indian and White
females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

CLOSING DATE :
28 June 2019 at 16:00
NOTE :
DRDLR requests applicants to apply manually by submitting applications on
form Z83 obtainable from any Public Service department that should be
accompanied by comprehensive CVs (previous experience must be
expansively detailed) and certified (certification must not be older than 12
months) copies of qualifications, service certificates (in case of an OSD post),
identification document and permanent residency/work permit. Reasonable
accommodation shall apply for People with Disabilities (including where a
driver’s licence is a requirement in a non-Occupational Specific Dispensation
(OSD) post). All applicants must be SA Citizens/Permanent Residents or
Non-SA Citizens with a valid work permit. Applicants will be expected to be
available for selection interviews and/or competency assessments at a time,
date and place as determined by DRDLR. The Department reserves the right
to conduct pre-employment security screening and the appointment is subject
to a positive security clearance outcome. Applicants must declare
any/pending criminal, disciplinary or any other allegations or investigations
against them. Should this be uncovered during/ after the interview took place,
note that the application will not be considered and in the unlikely event that
the person has been appointed such appointment will be terminated.Please
ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late
applications will be considered. It would be appreciated if you can only attach
course certificates applicable to the post requirements. Failure to submit the
requested documents may result in your application not being considered. If
you apply for more than one post, submit separate applications for each post
that you apply for. Correspondents will be entered into with short-listed
candidates within three months after the closing date of the post. If by then
you have not been contacted for an interview you were not successful in your
application.