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Municipal Manager : Bitou Municipality

Company Name : Bitou Municipality
Job Title : Municipal Manager
Ref.No : Notice 259/2016
Closing Date : 18 October 2016
Location : Plettenberg Bay

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Website : http://www.bitou.gov.za/careers
Guideline : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/1673-Municipal-Manager.pdf

Municipal Manager :

Total Cost :
** A total remuneration package (in terms of Local Government Upper limit of total remuneration packages payable to the Municipal Manager) per annum may be offered subject to compliance with the minimum prescribed higher education qualification, experience and attainment of demonstrated evidence of competent, advanced or superior competency level as measured against the competency framework for municipal managers. (Grade 3 Municipality)

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Term :
** The post is subjected to a fixed term contract of employment not exceeding 5 years, as well as acceptable conduct and performance during the term

Duties/Responsibilities :
** The development and management of an economically effective, accountable administration which is equipped to implement the municipality’s integrated development plan, to operate in accordance with the municipality’s performance management system and to understand the needs of the local community;

** The management of the provision of services to the local community in a sustainable and equitable manner;
** The appointment, training, discipline and effective utilization of staff;

** The promotion of sound labour relations and compliance with applicable labour legislation;
** Advising the political structures and political office bearers, managing communications between these parties as well as carrying out their decisions;

** The administration and implementation of the municipality’s by-laws and other legislation;
** Exercising of any powers and performing any duties delegated by the municipal council, or by other delegating authorities of the municipality;
** Facilitating participation by the local community in the affairs of the municipality;

** Developing and maintaining a system for the assessment of community satisfaction with municipal services;
** The performance of any other function that may be assigned by the municipal council and as accounting officer;

** Responsible for all income and expenditure of the municipality, all assets, the discharge of all liabilities of the municipality, as well as the proper and diligent compliance with applicable municipal finance management legislation.**

Requirements :
** B Degree in public administration/political sciences/social sciences/law, or equivalent at an acceptable institution;
** Compliance with the minimum competency requirements as legislated;

** A postgraduate qualification in fields related to public administration will be an added advantage;
** 5 year’s minimum relevant experience at a senior management level and a proven institutional transformation record in the public or private sector;

** The required core competencies as stipulated in Annexures A and B of the Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers Government Notice 21 in Government Gazette 37245 dated 17 January 2014;
** Advanced knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation;

** Advanced understanding of institutional governance system and performance management;
** Advanced understanding of council operations and delegation of powers;
** Proven track record of good governance, audit and risk management, budget and finance management;

** Ability to be an innovative and strategic leader;
** Good facilitation and communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape;
** Valid driver’s license and NO criminal record.

How to Apply :
** All applications must be submitted with a detailed CV, certified copies of qualifications and ID document, the names of three references from current and previous employers and a fully completed application form, are available from the municipal website of the Municipality,

To be couriered to :
Bitou Municipality,
Private Bag X1002,
Plettenberg Bay 6600,


Hand delivered to :
The Human Resources Section,
Sewell Street,
Plettenberg Bay 6600.
For attention the Acting Municipal Manager : Mr. Monde Stratu;

Note :
** For any enquiries you can contact the Acting Senior Manager – Human Resources, Mr. Martin Davidson on tell – 044 501 3000.

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