Emadlangeni Municipality as an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with its legislative and executive seat in Utrecht invites suitably and qualified candidates to apply and fill the following vacant management position:

Category 01 Municipality


Salary: In Terms of the Government Gazette No. 40118 of 4 July 2016
Minimum package R852 706,00 – Midpoint R947 451,00 – Maximum
R 1041,196.00 pa. (all inclusive) Plus performance bonus

Essential requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Law, Social/Political Science or relevant qualification obtained from a recognized tertiary institution.
  • A minimum of five year experience at senior management level preferably in Local Government.
  • Be fluent in English and Isizulu.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence.
  • Successful institutional transformation within the public sector or private sector.
  • Computer literacy is a must

Additional Requirements:

  • Should have a Municipal Finance Management Programme Certificate or be able start studying towards the achievement of the certificate within 18 months of appointment ( as per Government Gazette No 40593 of 03 February 2017)
  • Extensive experience in financial management, strategic planning and implementation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Transformation and management of an economic, effective, efficient and accountable administration
  • The implementation of the Municipality’s Integrated Development Plan and Monitoring thereof.
  • Draft and implementation of the Municipality’s Performance Management Systems.
  • Facilitate the participation of the local communities in the affairs of the Municipality.
  • Develop an economical sustainable development and performance driven administration through strategic leadership, allocating and optimizing financial, human and other resources.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of strategies that will have a measurable impact on organizational productivity and finance performance.
  • Ensure adherence to generally accepted municipal accounting and administrative practices and procedures and relevant legislations.
  • Implementation of the national and provincial policies and programmes applicable to local government.
  • Render advisory support services to the Municipality’s political structures and officials, manage communication between them, administer and exercise their decisions and thereby provide support to Council.
  • Acceptance of overall responsibility, as Chief Accounting Officer for all the components of the Municipality.
  • Advocate municipal programmes through representation at intergovernmental relation forums.
  • Ensure that income and expenditure control management systems prevents fraud and allow accurate reporting.
  • Ensure compilation of annual financial statements and application of budgetary control measures.
  • Manage appointments, training, discipline and effective utilization of personnel.
  • Ensure administrative development and implementation of the municipality’s by-laws.
  • Promote sound labour relations and compliance with all applicable labour laws.
  • Put measures and controls that fights fraud, corruption and other acts of dishonesty.
  • Provide financial directions and advice to all Directors and for projects and programmes of interest of the Municipality.
  • In-depth understanding and practical display of knowledge application and alignment of the NDP,PGDS, and IDP.

Knowledge, skills and competency:

  • Understand and display of practical application of local government legislations.
  • Extensive exposure and involvement in the institutional transformation, re-engineering and change management.
  • In-depth understanding of practical application and promotion of Batho Pele principles as well as KZN Citizen Charter.
  • Understand Amakhosi and traditional communities’ protocol.
  • In-depth knowledge and application of performance management systems.

Detailed Curriculum Vitae’s accompanied by the covering letter, application forms and certified copies of qualifications can be forwarded to the Honourable Mayor, Councillor CLY Mhlunguat 34 Voor Street Utrecht 2980 or

P O Box 11 Utrecht 2980.

Applications forms for employment can be downloaded from Emadlangeni Municipality’s website at . For further information you may contact the Honourable Mayor, Cllr L Y Mhulungu at 034–331 3041.

  • Canvassing for appointment will automatically disqualify an applicant
  • If no reply to your application has been received within 30 days of the closing date, you should consider your application as being unsuccessful
  • The Department: Corporate Services will not take responsibility for information not mentioned in applications
  • NO late applications will be accepted
  • NO e-mails or faxes will be accepted
  • The Department: Corporate Services will not be held responsible for lost applications unless proof of submission can be supplied
  • All applicants may be required to undergo proficiency test
  • Need for signing of an employment contract, a performance agreement and disclosure of financial interest.
  • NO applications shall be considered without certified copies of the original documents of qualifications
  • Emadlangeni Municipality adheres to the provisions as contained in the Employment Equity Act to ensure the representation through the process of affirmative action
  • Reference checks will be done
  • Applicants must have no criminal record or pending criminal/ Departmental or civil cases
  • Applicants will be subjected to a vetting process which will include security screening and fingerprint verification
  • Foreign qualifications accredited by the South African Qualification Authority only will be considered
  • SHOULDthe candidate be successful in the interviews and thereafter decline the offer, such candidate will be liable for all costs incurred to have the position re-advertised.

CLOSING DATE: 19 June 2017