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: Reporting to the Board of Directors and to the CEO administratively, the successful candidate will manage the provision of secretariat services to the Board and sub-committees, ensuring compliance with all applicable legislation, corporate governance regulations and guidelines. To act as the main liaison between the Board and Executive Management.

Key Responsibilities: The role will be responsible to develop an annual working plan for the business unit in line with the overarching Business Strategy. Develop Charters for Board and sub-committees. Develop the Governance Framework to plan, direct and coordinate JDA’s governance activities to ensure that governance practices are consistent and aligned to applicable legislation and regulations. Provide guidance and support to the JDA Board, its committee(s) and the Executive Management on corporate governance. Establish terms of reference for the Board inclusive of function requirements and levels of authority. Develop an annual schedule of Board and respective sub-committee meetings and circulate to members. Monitor the implementation of Board resolutions and legal compliance requirements to always ensure compliance and keep the Board informed on the status and progress. Act as liaison between management and the Board and the Shareholder. Continuously facilitate the training of Board members and actively raising awareness around Corporate Social Responsibility and the Ethics Code.

Requirements: A minimum of a Law degree or equivalent qualification and an admitted Attorney/Advocate. A minimum of 5 to 10 years’ Company Secretarial experience, Extensive knowledge of Corporate Governance, Company Law, MFMA, MSA, Risk Management Framework, King IV and King Code, Treasury Regulations. Certified Chartered Secretary (CIS) qualification would be advantageous. Understanding of government environment both at national, provincial and local sphere. Sound proven leadership qualities.

Please email a detailed CV in MS Word format to:

Closing date: 14 May 2023

Previous applicants are advised to reapply. 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