Hiring in South Africa right now? Senior Project Officer, Pre-Settlement Management

Directorate: Operational Management 
SALARY : R331 188 per annum (Level 08) 
CENTRE : Gauteng (Pretoria) 
REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a National Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Law / Agriculture / Development Studies / Social Science. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Land Restitution environment. Job related knowledge: Knowledge of Restitution of Land Rights Act, Knowledge of Land Reform, Knowledge of Rural Development and Knowledge of African languages spoken in the Province. Job related skills: Sound communication skills, Negotiation skills, Excellent report writing skills, Computer literacy, Project management skills and Good networking skills. Initiative, ability to take responsibility and meet deadlines. Ability to produce report on a word processor. Ability to facilitate community meetings. Ability to draft terms of reference for service providers. Ability to manage consultants. Willingness to travel, to spend extended periods in the field and work irregular hours. Ability to work under pressure. A valid driver’s licence. 
DUTIES : Investigate and validate restitution claims. Gather oral and documentary evidence. Compile research reports and gazette land claims. Verify the beneficiaries of lodged claims. Compile family tree and gather supporting documents. Compile verification reports. Negotiate the settlement of claims. Conduct options from the claimants. Conduct resolutions of the claims. Prepare Terms of Reference for valuation and Office of the Valuer-General (OVG) recommendations. Compile spreadsheet for valuations. Conduct deeds research for properties. Facilitate the finalisations of lodged claims. Compile offers from OVG recommendations. Compile Section 42D on approved offers. Engage with stakeholders and manage land claim enquiries. Respond to all enquiries (Ministerial, Chief Director, Director-General, Chief Land Claims Commissioner, Premier). Respond to Presidentials. 
ENQUIRIES : Ms N Duiker Tel No: (012) 337 3658 
APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X09 Hatfield, 0028 or hand delivered to: Suncardia building, 6th floor, 524 Corner Stanza Bopape and Steve Biko Street, Arcadia, 0083 for the attention of Human Resource Management. 
NOTE : Coloured, Indian and White Males and Coloured, Indian and White Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.