Jun 11, 2018

Senior Project Officer: Pre-Settlement-Nelspruit

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

Job Description

POST 23/21 :Senior Project Officer: Pre-Settlement (Ref No: 3/2/1/2018/191)
Directorate: Operational Management
SALARY : R281 418 per annum (Level 08)
CENTRE : Mpumalanga (Nelspruit)

Bachelor’s Degree/National diploma in the field of Commerce, Humanities, Agriculture and Development Studies, Town Planning or any other relevant qualification. 2-3 years experience in restitution and land reform environment. Job related knowledge: Development management including strategic management; Research methods and techniques; Community facilitation; Understand and interpret business plan; Thorough knowledge in land reform and development
related issues; At least three local African languages will be an added advantage. Job related skills: Project and contract management; Negotiation; leadership; Communication; Computer literacy. Ability to draft terms of reference for service providers. Ability to manage consultants. A valid driver’s licence (code 8) Willingness to travel, to spend extended period in the field and work irregular hours.

Research, validate and verify the restitution claims to determine compliance with the Restitution Act. Manage negotiations and settlement of urban and rural land claims. Ensure that restitution projects are included in municipalities integrated development programmes and align priorities and financial resources. Obtain verbal evidence regarding the background and circumstances of removal and the claim. Establish the validity of land claims. Prepare and package S42D memorandum for presentation and approval at QCC. Organise and prepare land owners for negotiations for purchase of their properties. Facilitate community meetings and mediate conflict. Liaise with stakeholders and community. Facilitate negotiations through settlement phase, package land claims. Facilitate community participation in projects and write reports for submissions. Asses available documents and decide what documents are still needed. Find documents required for further research, including archival research. Manage, monitor and evaluate implementation of projects. Take responsibility for budgeting. Draw up detailed business plans. Liaise with stakeholders and community. Complete the necessary administrative tasks related to implementation of projects.

Applications can also be submitted by post Private Bag X11305, Nelspruit, 1200
or hand it delivered to: Bell Towers, 18 Bell Street, Nelspruit, 1200

NOTE : African, Coloured and White males and African, Coloured 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.


R281 418 per annum

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