Project Coordinator: Pre-Settlement Management at Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (North West)

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

Directorate: Operational Management
Salary: R491 403 per annum (Level 10)
Location: North West: Mmabatho Ref No: 3/2/1/2022/678 (X1 Post)


  • Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a Bachelor’s Degree / National Diploma in Commerce / Agriculture / Development Studies / Social Science / Law / Economics.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Restitution or Land Restitution environment.
Job related knowledge:
  • Development management including strategic management, Research methods and techniques.
  • Community facilitation.
  • Understanding and interpretation of business plan.
  • Thorough knowledge in land reform and development related issues.
Job related skills:
  • Project management skills,
  • Negotiation skills,
  • Contract management skills,
  • Leadership skills,
  • Computer literacy skills,
  • Communication skills,
  • Ability to draft terms of reference for service providers and manage consultants.
  • A valid driver’s licence.
  • Willingness to travel, to spend extended periods in the field and work irregular hours.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the lodgement of land claims.
  • Categorise claims per local municipality.
  • Engage municipalities on claims to be settled.
  • Validate land claims.
  • Conduct oral and archival research.
  • Conduct site inspection process (Mapping).
  • Identify homestead.
  • Partaking in analysis of aerial photographs reports.
  • Facilitate where there are overlapping land claims.
  • Facilitate separation of tenants, beneficial of occupation and registered land rights.
  • Verify lodged claims.
  • Conduct in loco inspection.
  • Produce in loco inspection report.
  • Assist in closing of commitment register.
  • Coordinate clearance of suspense account.
  • Manage payment of beneficiaries.
  • Negotiate the settlement of claims.
  • Conduct options exercise with claimants. Identify claims for historical and current valuation by the Office of the Valure-General.
  • Escalate historical valuation for offers.
  • Package chosen options report and sign off.
  • Settle the claims. Conduct verification process.
  • Conduct analysis of family tree.
  • Sign off
    completed name verification report.
  • Draft Section 42D.

Enquiries: Mr KE Sebitiele Tel: (018) 388 7115

Application Process

Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X74, Mmabatho, 2735 or hand delivered to: Cnr James Moroka and Sekame Drive, West Gallery, Megacity, Mmabatho, 2735.

NOTE: African, Coloured, Indian and White Males and Indian and White Females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 05 December 2022 at 16:00

The application must include only completed and signed new Z83 Form,
obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the DPSA web site link: and a detailed Curriculum Vitae. Certified copies of Identity Document, Grade 12 Certificate and the highest required qualifications as well as a driver’s licence where necessary, will only be submitted by shortlisted candidates to Human Resources on or before the day of the interview date. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified.

Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by SAQA. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have all foreign qualifications evaluated by SAQA and to provide proof of such evaluation report (only when shortlisted).

The requirements for appointment at SMS level include the successful completion of the Senior Management Pre-entry Programme as endorsed by the NSG. Prior to appointment, a candidate would be required to complete the Nyukela Programme: Pre-entry Certificate to Senior Management Services as endorsed by DPSA which is an online course, endorsed by the National School of Government (NSG). The course is available at the NSG under the name Certificate for entry into the SMS and the full details can be sourced by the following link: No appointment will take place without the successful completion of the pre-entry certificate and submission of proof thereof.

All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment in compliance with the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Directive on the Implementation of Competency Based Assessments. The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools.

Applications: Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered. If you apply for more than 1 post, please submit separate applications for each post that you apply for.

Due to the large number of applications we envisage to receive, applications will not be acknowledged. Should you not be contacted within 3 months of the closing date of the advertisement, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. Should, during any stage of the recruitment process, a moratorium be placed on the filling of posts or the Department is affected by any process such as, but not limited to, restructuring or reorganisation of posts, the Department reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process and re-advertise the post at any time in the future.

Important: DALRRD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity in DALRRD through the filling of posts. The Department reserves the right not to fill a position. Shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for assessments and interviews at a date and time as determined by the Department. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks. The successful candidate will be subjected to undergo security vetting. DALRRD will conduct reference checks which may include social media profiles of the shortlisted candidates.

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, the application will not be considered and in the unlikely event that the person has been appointed such appointment will be terminated. The successful candidate will be appointed subject to positive results of the security clearance process. The successful candidate will be required to enter into an employment contract and sign a performance agreement with the Department. All applicants are required to declare any conflict or perceived conflict of interest, to disclose memberships of Boards and directorships that they may be associated with.