Senior Professional Officer

Senior Professional Officer: Youth Empowerment & Stakeholder
Relations Services

Department: Office of the City Manager
Branch: Office of the Chief Operations Officer (OCOO)
Designation: Senior Professional Officer: Youth Empowerment & Stakeholder
Relations Services
Remuneration: R1 080,819.85 all-inclusive cost to company
Location: Metropolitan Centre, 158 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12/NQF level 4;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Development / Child and Youth Care / Development Studies
    / Social Sciences or equivalent to NQF level 7;
  • 5 years’ overall working experience, of which 2 years must be at a junior management
  • Experience in youth development services and / or stakeholder management at
    community level will be an added advantage;
  • Sound understanding of government policy and other related policies;
  • General knowledge of local government mandate and an interest in internal processes;
  • Must have a driver’s license; and
  • Must not be above the age of 35 years.

Primary Function:
To establish and coordinate youth empowerment and stakeholder relations services in the COJ.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Facilitate the development of the Sub-Directorate strategy.
  • Lead the development of the Sub-Directorate’s business planning process.
  • Lead and facilitate the Sub-Directorate’s performance management planning process.
    Organize both human and non-human resources for effective implementation of the SubDirectorate’s organizational structure.
  • Provide sound leadership to the Sub-directorate.
  • Ensure effective control of the Sub-Directorate’s Human Resource.
  • Ensure effective control of Financial Resources of the Sub-Directorate.
  • Drive effective youth empowerment services.
  • Ensure effective youth stakeholder relations.
  • Manage specific administrative and reporting requirements associated with the subdirectorate and individual performance.

Leading Competencies:

  • Computer Literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Good listening.
  • Good facilitation;
  • Coordinating skills.
  • Customer Care Skills.
  • Problem solving Skills.
  • Critical thinking Skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Good management skills.

Core Competencies:

  • Understanding of relevant applicable laws, procedures and processes.
  • Knowledge of City’s strategy (IDP), prescribed Methodologies, Legislative, Policy and
    Regulatory Frameworks.
  • In-depth knowledge of function principles, techniques and tools and how they can be
    practically applied.
  • Knowledge on Corporate Governance.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of municipal organization, administration and
    personnel 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
disability “.

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


Contact Person: Sonwabiso Selana
Tel No: (011) 407 7961


Applicants are respectfully informed that, if no notification of
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 and
  • Employment record verification,
  • Criminal check, and
  • Identity validation

All the best with your applications

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