Jun 11, 2018

Deputy Director: Land Acquisition and Recapitalization

  • Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
  • Ladysmith, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

POST 23/16 :Deputy Director: Land Acquisition and Recapitalization (Ref No: 3/2/1/2018/186)
Directorate: Strategic Land Acquisition
SALARY : R779 295 per annum (Level 12) (All inclusive package to be structured in
accordance with the rules for MMS)
CENTRE : KwaZulu-Natal (Ladysmith District)

Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Economics. 3 - 5 years management experience in the agricultural or related field. Job related knowledge: Land Reform: Provision of Land and Assistance Act; Land Reform (Land Tenants) Act; Agrarian transformation as well as key priorities of government; Comprehensive Rural Development Programmes (CRDP); Recapitalisation and Development Programmes; Relevant prescripts pertaining to land reform and redistribution. Job related skills: People management; Strategic thinking; Writing and communication; Strategic management. A valid driver’s licence (code 08).

Manage the provision of land acquisition and warehousing services. Development of regional strategy. Use PLAS to acquire land. Provide land to small holder farmers. Monitor Implementation at the district. Ensure conducting of area based plans. Manage the identification of movable and immovable assets for acquisition by the state for beneficiaries. Ensure development of service level agreements on leased assets with beneficiaries and caretaker or service provider. Manage the process of valuation of movable assets. Manage the identification and facilitation of land reform strategic institutional partnerships. Ensure assessment of company legal compliance for the formation of institutional partnerships. Ensure assessment of the risk profile and business plan of the strategic partners to determine the business compatibility between the SP and beneficiaries. Provide District land acquisition services. Manage the implementation on redistribution programmes. Manage the implementation of land acquisition and development services. Manage the identification and selection of potential recapitalisation projects. Conduct the analysis and the selection of CRDP projects based on agricultural assessment reports and development needs. Profile selected projects to establish baseline information and recruit suitable partners for the development of business plans. Prioritise selected projects in accordance with the agricultural Land Holdings  Policy Framework and State land lease and Disposals policy. Implement recapitalisation project procedures within the relevant policy and programme guidelines. Analyse and assess recapitalisation business plans. Liaise with relevant stakeholders regarding recapitalisation projects. Work together with commercial agricultural and private farming sector to promote black economic empowerment. Create partnerships between emerging and established farmers. Create linkages between agricultural produce retailers and small farmers through procurement and contracting-out. Monitor the maintenance of accurate and accessible recap project support requirements. Facilitate the provision of mentorship strategic support to the black emerging farmers. Facilitate the provision of Co-management arrangement, share-equity arrangements and contract farming support on recapitalisation projects. Manage human, financial and other resources of the Sub-Directorate. Manage and supervise human resource of the SubDirectorate. Manage and monitor finances of the Sub-Directorate. Manage the procurement of items for the Sub-Directorate. Ensure effective use of physical resources and equipment. Ensure effective management of business risk and audit management plans.

Applications can also be submitted by post Private Bag X9132, Pietermaritzburg,
3200 or hand it delivered to: 270 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3200

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


DRDLR is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

It is our intention to promote representivity in DRDLR through the filling of posts.

We reserve the right not to fill a position.

DRDLR has a dual system where Applicants can apply online via the eRecruitment
System or manually submitting a Z83.

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 upload those course certificates applicable to the post that you apply for.

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 competency assessments at a time, date and place as determined by DRDLR.

The Department reserves the right to conduct pre-employment security screening and appointment is subject to positive security clearance outcome.

Applicants must declare any/pending criminal, disciplinary or any other allegations or investigations against them.

Should this be uncovered post the interview the application will not be considered for the post and in the unlikely event that the person has been appointed such appointment will be terminated.


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