Specialist: Sustainable Services Cluster

Department: Group Governance
Branch: Governance and Reporting
Designation: Specialist: Sustainable Services Cluster
Remuneration: R49 989,72 pm (basic salary, excluding benefits)
Location: 33 Hoofd Street, Braampark, Braamfontein

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Commerce degree or postgraduate degree in the following areas: Commercial
    Law/Economics/Internal Audit/Informatics/Accounting or Finance and/or LLB (4-year
    Bachelor of Laws) degree (NQF level 7) and/or Bachelor of Science postgraduate degree
    in Physics/Chemistry/Environmental Management/Geoinformatics and/or Bachelor of
    Engineering (4-year degree);
  • Minimum of 6 – 8 years’ working experience in a role that required the candidate to
    undertake either: preparing annual financial statements or extensive legal and/or good
    governance experience in a legal environment or experience in gathering and analyzing
    information, and developing and communicating recommendations to clients and/or senior
  • Valid driver’s license.

Primary Function:
The specialist will be required to work independently with respect for their allocated
cluster committees, whilst being required to operate as part of a team and share
knowledge and expertise with other specialists in the unit and the broader Group
Governance department. A very close working relationship is necessary with peers,
the Deputy Director: Sustainable Services Cluster, the Deputy Director: Economic
Growth Cluster, the Deputy Director: Good Governance Cluster, the Deputy Director:
Human and Social Development Cluster, the Deputy Director: Governance and
Reporting and with members of the department. On a day-to-day basis, there is
interaction with senior management and staff at all levels in the Group as well as the
cluster, to ensure administrative arrangements and effective support in relation to
governance and reporting, and other meetings/events as required. The incumbent is
required to monitor, evaluate, analyse and report on the performance results from
Municipal Entities so that the Department is informed of the financial status and risks
to each entity. Oversight must be provided on key performance indicators of municipal
entities in line with sector plans to ensure attainment of service delivery objectives. The
incumbent also be responsible to responsible to report on and advise on corrective
action plans to correct non-compliance with corporate governance and legislative
issues in all the Municipal Entities. Oversight must be provided as a shareholder
representative to the Board and Board Committees of the Municipal Entities by
attending their respective meetings and communicating the deliberations of those
meetings to the shareholder. To develop and direct enterprise governance systems
and processes in the Municipal Entities to assist the City in monitoring and conducting
an assessment of shareholder value derived from the Municipal Entities. Ultimately

creating shareholder value through monitoring of service delivery performance and
municipal legislative compliance.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on the financial performance of service delivery performance,
    as well as assess and report on the financial position, and identify financial risk for
    municipal entities;
  • Develop key performance indicators in line with sector plans;
  • Develop and direct enterprise governance systems and processes in the municipal entities
    to assist the City in the monitoring and assessment of shareholder value derived from the
    municipal entities.

Leading Competencies:

  • Computer literacy with intermediates to advance Excel skills;
  • Attention to detail and high levels of accuracy and excellent planning, organising, and time
    management skills;
  • Analytical thinking;
  • Resource and financial management skills;
  • Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills;
  • Ability to operate in a highly intensive customer service and public interface environment
    with continued pressure to deliver high-quality work standards;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Good communication and resources management;
  • Business acumen.

Core Competencies:

  • Strategic Management, People Management, Stakeholder Management, Conflict
    Management and Risk and Asset Management/Financial Management.

“All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will be
considered. The City of Johannesburg applies the principles of employment
equity as per National legislation and policy guidelines and will consider
designated groups in line with these requirements. Preference will be given to
previously disadvantaged groups including those with disabilities.
Appointments will be made in accordance with the approved Employment
Equity Plan to promote its equitable representation in terms of race, gender and

Please take note that only online applications will be considered. Please apply
by using the following link below:

APPLY ONLINE VIA THIS LINK: www.joburg.org.za

Contact Person: Nthabiseng Makhele
Tel No: 011 021 6345


appointment/response is received within six (6) weeks of the closing date, they
must accept that their application was unsuccessful. By submitting your
application for a position at the City of Johannesburg, you are consenting that
the personal information submitted as part of your application may be used for
the purposes of the Recruitment and Selection and related process. In terms of
the Talent Acquisition Policy of the City of Johannesburg, you hereby consent
to the following risk checks should your application be shortlisted:

  • Credit Record,
  • CV validation,
  • Employment record verification,
  • Criminal check,
  • Identity validation.

All the best with your applications

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