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

Purpose of the Position: The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership by managing the business unit and working with the CEO , Board of Directors and executive team, 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. This will include developing an understanding of the internal and external environment and applying a business approach to effectively strategize, 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: 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 the 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 neighbor-hood or precinct level plans (in the form of urban development frameworks and capital investment plans) for future development areas for the JDA. Oversee the implementation of investment promotion to attract, retain and expand local and foreign investments. Promote CoJ as a viable investment destination through infrastructure development projects. Stimulate local economies and boost job creation and entrepreneurial development in the CoJ. Share and facilitate information on investment opportunities within the Col 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.

Requirements: 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 5 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. A thorough understanding of the Joburg economy and development trends, at an area specific level. 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: Friday 27 November 2020

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.

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