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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

PLANNING AND FACILITATION SPECIALIST

August 2nd, 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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

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
  • Review and refine the JDA planning methodology to ensure that best practices are identified and applied
  • 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.

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.

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
  • 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:

  • Minimum Bachelors 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: planningspecialist@jda.org.za

Closing date: 13 August 2021.

This is a permanent employment contract. 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.

DEVELOPMENT FACILITATION SPECIALIST (STRATEGIC SPATIAL/ URBAN PLANNING)

August 2nd, 2021|

Purpose of the position: To ensure that the identification, conceptualization and development of projects are done in line with the City of Joburg, National and Provincial socio-spatial development objectives, and with the JDA’s, vision and mandate. To identify a pipeline of project opportunities for the JDA by identifying areas of need with client departments, private sector and communities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Development Planning:

  • Strategically identify new JDA projects for implementation. Lead the development of new projects that could yield future revenue for the JDA.
  • Review and refine the JDA planning methodology to ensure that best practices are identified and applied.
  • Assess the spatial, social, economic and urban management impact of JDA interventions (Impact Evaluation)
  • Develop project concept, pre-feasibility and cost benefit analyses of potential projects, through planning processes.

Areas Based Development Planning:

  • Coordinate the production of neighbourhood or precinct level plans (in the form of urban development frameworks and capital investment plans) for future development areas for the JDA.

Space Economy:

  • Develop an understanding of the social and space-economy in Johannesburg within the Gauteng City Region (including population trends, geography, land markets, and transport and mobility)
  • Commission research to produce knowledge on JDA development areas and urban development practices.
  • Host and/or participate in industry learning events that discusses research and new practices relating to the social and space economy.
  • Compile reports on population trends, geography, land markets, and transport and mobility.

Urban Design Critique/Review:

  • Ensure that development concepts adhere to urban design strategies, principles, policies and guidelines by critically analysing development design concepts produced by professional teams to check proposed designs are delivering the best possible public space outcomes within time and budget.
  • Oversee the translation of these design concepts into the practical implementation phase.

Stakeholder Relations Support:

  • Develop an understanding of key stakeholders and development partners including their needs and challenges.
  • Advise line management on strategic, targeted and responsive engagement activities.
  • Identify support for the development of key catalytic projects. This may include property owners and developers and project funders.
  • Conduct stakeholder risk analysis, identifying potential conflict areas and mitigate risks.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in relevant built environment field (i.e. Urban and Regional Planning or Development Planning or related NQF Level 7.
  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in Urban development projects within public sector, private sector, civil society organisations or research bodies.
  • Knowledge of Urban planning processes, Urban design and placemaking policy, Precinct redevelopment processes, legal framework pertaining to urban planning, project management.
  • SACPLAN Professional Registration would be advantageous.

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

Closing date: 13 August 2021.

This is a permanent employment contract. 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.

FACILITIES & SECURITY OFFICER

August 2nd, 2021|

Purpose of the position: To coordinate facilities, cleaning, and security administration services.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Facilities Administration

  • Communicate facilities instructions by the Manager: Facilities Management to the required facilities’ team
    member/s to action.
  • Administer and coordinate building repairs and maintenance of all plumbing, water, electrical and other related building, and facility infrastructure.
  • Report breakdowns to the Manager: Facilities Management as soon as the breakdowns become apparent.
  • Support the SHE Officer in carrying out regular building assessments.

Cleaning Services:

  • Prepare cleaning schedules for cleaning of JDA facilities and allocate tasks to the Cleaner/s.
  • Monitor the cleaning services of designated areas in the building.

Security Services:

  • Liaise with Security Supervisor to ensure security services are in line with JDA policies and legislation.
  • Alert the Manager: Facilities Management on any security issues.
  • Regulatory and Legislative Compliance:
  • Adhere to company policies and applicable legislation.
  • Monitor compliance of facilities activities to the applicable legislation and regulations

Administration:

  • Coordinate tender and procurement documentation in accordance with supply chain management policy and procedures.
  • Prepare invoices and submit to Finance / SCM for processing and follow up on the timeous payment of invoices.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Diploma in Facilities Management / Property Management or equivalent.
  • Drivers License and Grade B Registration with Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority.
  • Understanding of related legislation e.g., Occupational Health & Safety Act, Environmental Legislation.
  • Minimum 3 years Facilities administration experience and supply chain administration experience.

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

Closing date: 13 August 2021.

This is a permanent employment contract. 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.

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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