04 Kikuyu Road, Sunninghill, Johannesburg, 2157



Entry Date: 27 Oct 2022
Expiry Date: 06 Nov 2022

The Housing Development Agency (HDA) is a national public sector development agency that acquires and prepares land as well as develop the land and project manage the development of housing and human settlements. We carry out our activities in partnership with a range of stakeholders including national, provincial and local government and municipalities, as well as with communities, developers, financiers and other affected parties. Established in 2009, the Agency was established by an Act of Parliament in 2008 and is accountable through its Board to the Minister of Human Settlements. For more information about the HDA, please visit our website: www.thehda.co.za.

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The HDA has the following Five-year fixed term contract position:


Reporting Line: Chief Executive Officer

Location: HDA Head Office (Johannesburg)

Ref: HDA HCS 2022

Main Purpose: To oversee, direct and provide strategic leadership, advisory and support services in the delivery of strategic Human Resources Management, Corporate Legal, Facilities, Occupational Health and Safety and Corporate Travel services to the HDA.

Key Responsibility Areas:

1. Strategic Management:

⦁ Provide required and relevant information, insights and influence on the HDA strategic planning process

⦁ Participate in finalizing the strategic plan and vision

⦁ Define targets and strategies for team to implement in support of the achievement of the HDA strategic objectives

⦁ Develop unit operational plans to facilitate achievement of the organisational strategy

2. Financial Management:

⦁ Develop the budget required for the unit

⦁ Manage expenditure against budget

⦁ Manage procurement in line with the relevant policies and procedures

⦁ Address any anomalies in spend and budget

⦁ Report on financial performance of the unit

3. Legal Services Management:

⦁ Providing effective and efficient legal services to all stakeholders

⦁ Responsible for managing legal compliance

⦁ Types of Legal services include among others:

⦁ Manage and monitor legal contracts

⦁ Drafting and vetting of contracts and agreements

⦁ Development of Legislation

⦁ Management of Litigation

⦁ Provision of legal advisory services

⦁ Legal Compliance

⦁ Review of departmental policies

⦁ Manage and monitor all the organisations corporate legal matters

⦁ Develop and manage relationships with identified legal service providers

⦁ Provide legal advice to the HDA to minimise risk and ensure compliance with good practices, policy and legislation

4. Human Resource Management:

⦁ Manage the development of an HR strategy to facilitate achievement of the overall organisational strategy

⦁ Manage the development of the organisational establishment in line with resourcing requirements, budget allocations and good practices

⦁ Manage the development and implementation of remuneration policies and practices

⦁ Manage the development and implementation of staff development plans to ensure that the HDA has the required skills

⦁ Manage the recruitment and appointment of suitable and skilled staff

⦁ Manage the implementation of staff disciplinary and grievance procedures to support the creation of a healthy employment environment

⦁ Manage the implementation and administration of employee benefits

⦁ Manage the development and maintenance of HR policies and procedures

5. Facilities & OHS Management:

⦁ Ensure that the HDA facilities are well maintained and are suited to the purpose required

⦁ Manage the lease agreement with the landlord and address any concerns or anomalies

⦁ Manage the provision and maintenance of office equipment to meet the working requirements of staff

⦁ Manage the implementation of appropriate Occupational Health and Safety requirements including training of staff, reporting and implementation of corrective action

6. Travel desk management:

⦁ Develop and implement the organisations business Travel Management procedures and systems

⦁ Manage and coordinate all of HDA staff and stakeholders travel requirements aligned with approved travel polies and National treasury guidelines

⦁ Ensure business travel are managed within the constraints of the company travel budget

7. Compliance Management:

⦁ Manage implementation of work within established policies, systems, procedures, processes, and practices

⦁ Provide advice and assistance to others in order to ensure their compliance with policy and governance procedures

⦁ Identify areas of non-compliance and implement corrective action

8. People management:

⦁ Select, assign, lead and manage people

⦁ Set clear objectives for self and others and measure achievements against these objectives through implementation of the performance management system

⦁ Build and manage relationships with staff members

⦁ Manage and support staff development

⦁ Develop and manage the implementation of succession plans for key individuals and critical positions

⦁ Implement the HDA HR policies and procedures as required

⦁ Manage risks and address issues as they arise


⦁ A Master’s degree

⦁ A degree or equivalent in Law or Human Resources

⦁ At least 10 years’ experience is required including at least 5 years senior management experience and at least 3 years as a Corporate Services Manager

⦁ Public sector experience essential


Please forward a relevant CV (Clearly marked with the reference number of the position) in a Microsoft Word format to virgilene@isilumko.co.za

Remuneration Scale: R1 628 300 - R2 116 800 per annum (all-inclusive package)

Kindly note that should you not receive a response within 21 days please consider your application unsuccessful.

Conditions of service:

The HDA is an equal opportunity employer ● Appointments will be made in accordance with the HDA Employment Equity policy ● The HDA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Please do not send certificates, diplomas or testimonials. We thank all applicants for their interest.

Communication will be conducted with short-listed applicants only.

Closing date for applications is 06 November 2022

For enquires please contact Virgilene Moodley on 011 267 2920