South Africa: Development Worker (m/f) as Advisor on Strengthening Financial Management towards improved service delivery, Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Country: South Africa
Closing date: 03 Dec 2017

For the location Middelburg in South Africa we are looking for a

Development Worker (m/f) as Advisor on Strengthening Financial Management towards improved service delivery, Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

JOB-ID: 33909

Field of activity

The Steve Tshwete Local Municipality (STLM) is responsible for basic service delivery to citizens in line with key policies and programmes of the South African Government. The STLM is experiencing high population growth and rapid urbanisation while at the same time servicing a rural population. The demands for new service delivery infrastructure and maintaining existing infrastructure are high. The Governance Support Programme II (GSP II) supports local service delivery through improved planning, budgeting, monitoring, financing of service delivery and oversight. The development worker will support the STLM to improve key approaches and processes for financing of and procurement for service delivery. The development worker’s focus will primarily be on strengthening systems and processes of procurement, supply chain management, revenue management and adaptation of organisational processes and systems to support innovation in these areas.Service delivery can be improved if the municipality can improve its ability to collect and manage revenue, to procure appropriately and timely and to maintain its assets necessary for delivery.

Your tasks

  • Support the process to introduce a procurement plan linked to the strategic and service delivery implementation plan of the STLM;
  • Facilitate an initiative to improve the processes of supply chain management including the development of a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Supply Chain Management;
  • Research and outline options for revenue enhancement in the STLM as well as ensuring that the municipal financial plan meets the revenue requirements of the STLM;
  • Facilitate capacity development initiatives and business process re-engineering for Supply Chain Management, asset management and revenue generation;
  • Support the introduction of a costing model for services rendered.

Your profile

You offer the following qualifications

  • Degree in Public Financial Management or related field;
  • Some proven experience in the field of public finances and local governance;
  • Experience in business process re-engineering and organisational advice / facilitation;
  • Personal skills: Ability to work independently, provide mentoring support, deliver quality products and be a team player with excellent communication skills;
  • Fluency in English is a prerequisite.

You offer the following competencies

  • A valid driver’s license;
  • Must be culturally aware and sensitive, especially in rural South African settings;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the South African government system.

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