Reference Number: ECOD17200
Position: Divisional Head: Job Creation & Skills Development

Workplace:  EBSN Offices, Cnr Voortrekker and Monument Road, Kempton Park

Salary: R1 047 497 - R1 300 000 per annum (TCTC)


Key performance areas:

  • Develop, plan and drive the Department’s overall skills for the economy, job creation and infrastructure development strategy, planning and implementation programme;
  • Ensure the effective design and integration of project management principles, frameworks, tools and systems to enable effective implementation of intervention programmes.
  • Develop and oversee a social compact for skills development and job creation, and ensure mutually beneficial partnerships, relationships through effective partnership management and administration of agreements
  • Provide overall programme coordination, management and reporting of CoE’s Job Creation programmes, including the EPWP, CWP and related Community Empowerment interventions and programmes 
  • Provide overall direction in terms of programme management and implementation on behalf of the department
  • Identify and manage project interfaces and interdependencies within and across programmes and projects
  • Ensure effective programme coordination with stakeholder departments in order to maximize the economic impact of strategic social and infrastructure programmes and projects.
  • Ensure stakeholder coordination to leverage external funding to fund catalytic and strategic skills for the economy and job creation programmes.
  • Ensure cost effectiveness, broad-based empowerment and community empowerment programmes to enable delivery, performance, project planning and coordination.
  • Ensure financial management and controls, good corporate governance and effective management.


Core Requirements:


  • Bachelor of Administration (BPublic Admin) or Business Management (BCom) Degree or equivalent relevant NQF Level 7 qualification
  • 8 years’ relevant management experience of which at least 4 years’ must have been at senior management level 
  • Track record of excellence in project management and/or a related professional accreditation will be advantageous
  • Strategic capability an leadership skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • People management and empowerment skills.


Interested candidates whose background and experience match these challenging and exciting positions are invited to submit their CV’s and application form obtainable from our website ( and copies of qualifications by email to

Enquiries: Tel: Lily Mputhi (011) 999 7532. Please quote reference number on application.

Note: The successful candidate who does not have the NQF Level 5 Finance Management qualification will be required to obtain it within 18 months, in terms of the National Treasury Requirement.

Appointments will be made on a 5 (five) year fixed term and will be subject to the signing of an employment contract, performance agreement and disclosure of financial interest.  Candidates will be subjected to relevant competency assessment as well as security clearance / vetting processes.

Applications will not be considered if the necessary copies of the required qualifications, identity documents, driver’s license (if applicable) and current professional registration (if applicable), are not attached to the application / CV. Candidates may be requested to submit proof of the NQF level applicable to the qualifications they have obtained.

Should candidates not be informed of the outcome of the application within six weeks of the closing date, it should be regarded as having been unsuccessful. The City of Ekurhuleni subscribes to the principles of the Employment Equity Act and reserves the right not to appoint.