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Why the JDA

The Johannesburg Development Agency plays an important role in the implementation of the city’s Growth and Development Strategy. As the City of Joburg’s Development Agency, the JDA is tasked with restructuring the space economy to give poor households better access to well-located accommodation, jobs and markets; optimise land use and energy consumption; and improve living standards and mobility for large numbers of people in well serviced and managed transit neighbourhoods.
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2021 Vacancies

PAYROLL SPECIALIST (C4)

November 11th, 2021|

The JDA is an agency of the City of Johannesburg which stimulates and supports areabased economic development initiatives throughout the Johannesburg metropolitan area in support of Joburg 2040. As development manager of these initiatives, JDA coordinates and manages capital investment and other programmes involving both public and private sector stakeholders. The following position is available for an achievement-oriented individual with initiative and a commitment to give substance to this vision.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: Reporting to the Senior Manager: Human Capital Operations & Talent Management the role will coordinate, implement, maintain, and review the payroll processing function to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

Payroll Processing:

  • Process information on the payroll system in accordance with HR policy and procedures and within the required timeframe.
  • Verify that the mandatory fields have been completed.
  • Recover and monitor debt for any salary overpayments.
  • Obtain approval from the Senior Manager to run the payroll, exporting payslips onto payroll system.
  • File and maintain reports after the
    monthly payroll run has closed.

Payroll Administration:

  • Verify the timeous receipt of all time sheets, payroll changes, records and other related material prior to close of payroll run.
  • Liaise with Finance for the processing of payments to 3rd parties and adhere to timeframes for the forwarding of the relevant statutory documentation.
  • Maintain a filing system of all pay records, associated time-keeping data, statistics, leave records and related information in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • Provide input into payroll policies, procedures and processes, and monitor compliance therein.
  • Review payroll manuals, system manuals and training manuals and make recommendations to Senior Manager to improve content.
  • Liaise with service providers on benefit administration i.e. requesting for and receiving medical aid and retirement information and administer the Pension / Provident Fund portals.
  • Prepare the SARS amount based on payroll system.
  • Maintain integrity of the payroll system at all times and make recommendations on system enhancements and / or maintenance to ensure payroll best practice and system efficiency.
  • Input into the preparation of quarterly statistics in collaboration with the Senior Manager.
  • Backup payroll reports and any relevant information and save on the server at the end of every month.
  • Provide support during the audit process and ensure availability of the necessary payroll related documentation.

Payroll Query Handling:

  • Address all payroll queries in accordance with HR policy and procedures and within the allocated timeframe. This includes queries regarding medical aid, retirement, pay slips, garnishing
    orders, etc.
  • Assist employees with completing and submitting claim forms.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Minimum National Diploma in Human Resource Management or Payroll Administration or similar (NQF Level 6)
  • Extensive knowledge of SAP and VIP payroll systems
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in payroll processing & payroll administration
  • Sound knowledge applicable HR and Tax legislation
  • Sound knowledge of Remuneration Best Practice
  • Sound knowledge of the HR industry
  • Advanced MS Word and EXCEL skills
  • Valid unendorsed code EB driver’s license

Please email a detailed CV in MS Word format to: payroll@jda.org.za
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CLOSING DATE: 21 NOVEMBER 2021

These are permanent employment contracts. JDA offers a market-related salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Correspondence will be with short-listed candidates only. Should you not hear from us within 30 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Johannesburg Development Agency is an equal opportunity employer and position will be filled in line with its EE targets.

PLANNING AND FACILITATION SPECIALIST (D1)

November 11th, 2021|

The JDA is an agency of the City of Johannesburg which stimulates and supports area based economic development initiatives throughout the Johannesburg metropolitan area in support of Joburg 2040. As development manager of these initiatives, JDA coordinates and manages capital investment and other programmes involving both public and private sector stakeholders. The following position is available for an achievement-oriented individual with initiative and a commitment to give substance to this vision.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: To formulate development and strategic project plans and facilitate development implementation, in support of the City of Johannesburg’s development objectives and strategies (particularly those outlined in the Growth and Development Strategy and the Integrated Development Plan).

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

Project Planning

  • Conceptualize and prepare projects for implementation in consultation with line manager and Executive Manager.
  • Support the development of new projects and raising of new funds for the JDA, by exploring opportunities with stakeholders for JDA involvement in new projects (i.e. Housing, Social Development, and Transport)
  • Review and refine the JDA planning methodology to ensure that best practices are identified and applied i.e. place making, testing methods.
  • Conduct an annual review on standard operating procedures / manual to align to best practices.
  • Formulate development and project plans for implementation and clearly define project cycle and results chain (outputs/ outcomes/ impact/ interventions);  this includes: concept development, pre-feasibility studies, and sectoral studies.
  • Assess new or altered needs, challenges and opportunities and to facilitate the incorporation into current projects and policies. i.e. lessons learnt for incorporation into the project manual.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for the purpose of seeking approval for development plan proposals and making a case for funding of those proposals.
  • Brief development managers and professional teams on strategic planning and development facilitation outcomes.
  • Liaise with Marketing & Communications to provide information on ongoing and /or completed
    work.

Development Preparation:

  •  Identify and initiate projects required to raise the profiles of key strategic areas within the city in the Council’s future spatial plans and capital budgets i.e. development pipeline of projects.
  • Identify and engage with internal and external stakeholders to co-create solutions with in a particular area.
  • Facilitate the establishment of steering committees for the implementation of approved projects. This is achieved by meeting with key groups to work on solutions around key projects or areas, and the establishment of urban management/ operational plans or initiatives to ensure the sustainability of JDA projects. •Facilitate the flow of information between internal and
    external stakeholders to the JDA and City.
  • Facilitate and comment on development applications.
  • Assist where required with the programming and activation of development plans and strategies, by carrying out testing of plans developed and marketing and hosting of place making events.
  • Secure timeous council approvals, where required.
  • Facilitate and assist with the preparation of land parcels where required for approved development projects.
  • Facilitate the unlocking of development blockages that may occur from time to time and which may have a negative impact on the successful completion of a project, to
    ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.

Development of Spatial Plans:

  •  Coordinate the production of neighborhood or precinct level plans (in the form of urban development frameworks and capital investment plans) for future development areas for
    the JDA.
  •  Write briefs for professional teams.
  • Adhere to SCM procedures in obtaining service providers, and manage contracts and projects to deliver the required plans.
  • Participate in public and stakeholder meetings to finalize plans.
  • Review and update existing neighborhood or precinct level plans to assess relevance and the extent to which the development outcomes have been achieved by the City of Johannesburg and the JDA.
  • Formulate clear implementation frameworks or project plans for submission to the Development Committee.
  • Apply a project readiness filter to provide guidance to the City to implement projects and on which projects to prioritize.

Stakeholder Relations Support:

  • Identify internal and external stakeholders to co-create solutions, mapping stakeholders to identify different interests.
  • Develop a stakeholder plan and monitor implementation therein for precinct-based planning and development.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in relevant built environment field (i.e. Urban Planning, Development Planning or Property
    Economics) or related NQF Level 7
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in Urban Planning
  •  Knowledge of Planning and Development processes, Co-production/ Stakeholder Engagement, Construction industry, Land Use Management, Geographic Information Systems, Local Government legal and process framework and spatial planning policies
  • SACPLAN Professional Registration would be advantageous.

Please email a detailed CV in MS Word format to: planningspecialist1@jda.org.za

CLOSING DATE: 21 NOVEMBER 2021

These are permanent employment contracts. JDA offers a market-related salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Correspondence will be with short-listed candidates only. Should you not hear from us within 30 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Johannesburg Development Agency is an equal opportunity employer and position will be filled in line with its EE targets.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: JDA

October 29th, 2021|

The Johannesburg Development Agency is an agency of the City of Johannesburg which stimulates and supports area-based economic development initiatives throughout the Johannesburg metropolitan area in support of GDS 2040.
The following position is available for an achievement-oriented individual with initiative and a commitment to give substance to this vision.

This is a 5-year fixed-term performance-based contract. JDA offers a market related salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Purpose of the position: The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership to the organisation by working with the Board of Directors and the executive team, to establish long term strategy, business plans and funding model for the JDA. This will include developing an understanding of the internal and external environment and applying a business approach to effectively strategise the long-term positioning of the JDA. Provides leadership and management to ensure the mission and core values of the company are put into practice.

Key responsibilities:

    • Strategically manage the business and employ turnaround strategies to ensure and sustain JDA’s economic, social and financial benefit to the City of Johannesburg.
    • Lead and manage the production of short-, medium- and long-term plans and strategies for the JDA, to give effect to national and provincial government objectives, the City of Joburg’s Growth and Development Strategy, and the aspirations of the citizens of Johannesburg.
    • Manage the development, implementation and review of the corporate strategy and business plan to ensure that strategic, operational, and business planning is aligned to the JDA’s objectives.
    • Develop a financial business model to ensure long-term sustainability of the business.
    • Ensure that all JDA capital projects are delivered inline with project plans and in a manner that is sustainable and successfully regenerates the areas.
    • Analysing urban development trends and the implications for City of Johannesburg.
    • Manage the performance of the organisation and the human capital to ensure JDA’s objectives are met.
    • Champion organizational compliance and corporate governance leadership.
    • Lead transformation through change management programmes.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders (Government, business, and communities) so that the JDA is well promoted and able to deliver on its stated outcomes.
    • Serve as Accounting Officer of the organisation in terms of the Municipal Finance Management Act and take full financial responsibility.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of master’s degree in business administration, Commerce, built environment or any related field is required (NFQ level 9).
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a senior/executive management role, an experience in urban development or local government would be an added advantage.
  • A record of success at senior level in achievement of operations and delivery of programmes with and through partners in public, private and community sectors.
  • Knowledge and experience with management of diverse development projects preferably in an urban setting in the public sector.
  • Understanding of local, provincial, and national government environment.
  • Understanding of financial management and track record in managing human capital.
  • A thorough understanding of the Johannesburg economy and development trends, at an area specific level.

PLEASE EMAIL A DETAILED CV IN MS WORD FORMAT TO: CEO1@JDA.ORG.ZA

CLOSING DATE: 14 NOVEMBER 2021

Correspondence will be with short-listed candidates only. Should you not hear from us within 30 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Johannesburg Development Agency is an equal opportunity employer and position will be filled in line with its EE targets.

 

 

Employment Equity

The JDA is committed to the principles of equity, non-discrimination and diversity enshrined in the Constitution and the Employment Equity Act (1998) as amended. It aims to employ a diverse staff complement which is of a geographical representation of our society and create equal employment opportunities to all. The JDA’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan aims to advance and protect previously disadvantaged individuals by providing opportunities for career advancement, growth, training and development. The Executive Committee and Human Resources and Remuneration Committee provide regular input into the organisation’s employment equity, practices strategies direction and initiatives.

The JDA is committed to the principles of equity, non-discrimination and diversity enshrined in the Constitution and the Employment Equity Act (1998) as amended. It aims to employ a diverse staff complement which is of a geographical representation of our society and create equal employment opportunities to all.

The JDA’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan aims to advance and protect previously disadvantaged individuals by providing opportunities for career advancement, growth, training and development. The Executive Committee and Human Resources and Remuneration Committee provide regular input into the organisation’s employment equity, practices strategies direction and initiatives. The Employment Equity Plan was developed to promote an environment and culture that supports open communication, where everyone is encouraged to express their views without fear of being victimised, and to ensure fair and consistent application and implementation of all employment practices and procedures. Structures and resources have been put in place to coordinate and monitor employment equity implementation across the organisation. The JDA undertakes an annual review of its employment equity processes and general employment practices to inform the implementation of the Employment Equity Plan. The JDA plans its annual employment equity targets in terms of its Employment Equity Policy and reports to the Department of Labour in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act and within legislated timeframes.

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