Five (5) year fixed-term performance-based contract. Market related Salary package

Purpose of the position: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will provide strategic leadership by managing the business unit and working with the CEO and Board of Directors, to lead urban planning, development, facilitation and the promotion of new strategic capital investment in previously marginalized areas. This role will facilitate raising of profiles of key areas within the City in the Council’s future spatial budgets.

Key Responsibilities: The role will contribute to a JDA wide understanding of the space-economy in Johannesburg within the Gauteng City Region (including population trends, geography, land markets, and transport and mobility). Manage and oversee th development of project concept, pre-feasibility and cost benefit analysis of potential projects, thus ensuring thorough planning processes. Review project plans for implementation and clearly define project cycle and results chain (outputs/ outcomes/ impact/ interventions). Manage, review and update neighbourhood or precinct level plans (in the form of urban development frameworks and capital investment plans) for future development areas for the JDA. Stimulate local economies and boost job creation and entrepreneurial development in the CoJ. Share and facilitate information on investment opportunities within the CoJ. Oversee and participate in liaising and networking with strategic stakeholders to secure private investors within the CoJ. Provide strategic leadership, coordination capacity, and analytical and negotiating skills to promote investment, establish and communicate shared development visions, and prepare a pipeline of implementation-ready property developments and capital works projects.

Education and experience: A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Built environment. Master’s degree in Development/Urban Planning/ MBA will be an advantage. Registration with relevant professional body. Minimum of 10 years’ experience and 3 in a senior/executive management role in various industries. An experience in urban development and capital project management through partnership with public, private and community sector. Understanding of local, provincial and national government environment. Strong visionary with proven leadership qualities. Extensive knowledge of legislation, Acts, Bills, Regulations and amendments thereto, trends, theories and practices underlying Development Facilitation related information.

Please email a detailed CV in MS Word format to:

Closing Date: 07 MAY 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