Cogta Mpumalanga Vacancies 2022 – Deputy Director: Policy & Finance (Administration)

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The Mpumalanga Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs invites qualified candidates to apply for the post of Deputy Director: Policy & Finance (Administration).

  • Directorate : Municipal Infrastructure
  • Post : Deputy Director: Policy & Finance (Administration)
  • Salary Level: 12
  • Salary : R882 042.00 (all-inclusive MMS package)
  • Ref : DD/PFA/COGTA/06
  • Station : Head Office
  • Closing Date: 14 October 2022

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and support municipalities in the implementation of Municipal Infrastructure Grant projects and other Infrastructure grants.
  • Ensure that all municipalities have Comprehensive Infrastructure Plans.
  • Support the roll-out of Basic Services.
  • Ensure that Government priorities are incorporated in the Capital Investment Plans.
  • Render Technical support on the development of project Business Plans and appraisals.
  • Provide technical support to municipalities on infrastructure challenges, planning and development.
  • Monitor performance of municipal Project Management Units and manage the human and financial resources of the Directorate.


  • A Senior Certificate and a National Diploma/ Degree in Civil Engineering/ Project Management or equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Municipal Infrastructure at junior management level.
  • A certificate in Project Management will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Sound knowledge of PFMA, MFMA, Treasury regulations, DORA and other relevant prescripts.
  • Competency in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, Project, Access and PowerPoint), GIS and other drafting softwares.
  • Good Communication skills (verbal and written), report writing, Project Management, Presentation, Innovative thinking and managerial skills.

Directions to Applicants:

Applicants must be submitted on a prescribed New Z83 application form fully completed, obtainable from any Public Service department. Applications must be accompanied by a recently updated comprehensive CV.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit a copy of their ID document, a valid driver’s license (if specified as a job requirement), as well as the relevant highest educational qualifications, on or before the day of the interview.

Applicants are discouraged from sending application through registered mail because the Department will not be responsible for non-collection of these applications. No late applications will be accepted.

All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personal suitability checks on criminal records, citizenship verification, financial records, employment references and qualification verification.

If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. It is the Applicant’s 18 responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Authority (SAQA). The successful candidate will be expected to enter into employment contract and sign a performance agreement with the Department.

How to Apply:

Applications must be posted to: The Director: Human Resource Management, Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Private Bag x 11304, Mbombela.

Hand delivered to: Rhino Building extension 2 No.7 Government Boulevard, Riverside Park, Mbombela 1200.

For enquiries, contact: Mr IPM Moukangwe (013 766 6221) and Mr PP Mokwena (013 766 6225)

The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and preference will be given to the suitable qualified candidates from designated groups in terms of Employment Equity Act.