04 Kikuyu Road, Sunninghill, Johannesburg, 2157



Entry Date: 21 Aug 2022
Expiry Date: 28 Aug 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:


Location: HDA Office - Johannesburg

Reporting Line: Chief Operations Officer

Ref: HDA HPPC 2022

Main Purpose of Job: To develop and manage the implementation of national programmes in line with the overall HDA strategy and national human settlement priorities

Key Responsibility Areas:

Strategic Management

Participate in the strategic planning of the HDA

Contribute inputs from the perspective of national programme design and management

Contribute to the overall effective functioning of the HDA

Develop a plan to operationalise the unit’s strategic performance targets and provide monthly reports against the plan

Align proposals and options relating to new work opportunities for the HDA to the HDA strategy

National Programme Design

Identify catalytic projects in line with defined national priorities and criteria

Develop business plans and funding proposals for national programmes

Secure funding to support the implementation of national programmes

Develop programme plans for the identified national programmes

Engage with stakeholders in the development and design of national programme plans

National Programme Implementation and Management

Develop implementation plans for national programmes with clear deliverables and measurements

Structure project teams to support delivery of national programmes

Manage the delivery of national programmes

Track performance against performance metrics

Gather data and analyse performance in line with the performance metrics

Present feedback on national programmes within the HDA and to relevant stakeholders

Support implementation by liaising and engaging with relevant partners and stakeholders

Financial Management

Develop the operational and capital budget required for each national programme

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 for the national programmes unit

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

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


Relevant degree in the project or programme management, the built environment or equivalent is required

At least 10 experience including

at least 3 years as a Senior Programme and Project manager

experience in government programmes and human settlement / housing programmes and policies

excellent understanding and experience in working with the PFMA/MFMA and public entities

experience in product development and research development methods

experience in construction sector and role players in the sector and how these relate to each other and government

Travel is required


Please forward your recently updated CV (Clearly marked with the reference number of the position) in a Microsoft Word format to: recruit1@sixsense.co.za

Remuneration Scale: R1 436 400 - R1 867 300 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: 28 August 2022

Enquiries: Mandy Scullard 010 007 5649 or 061 753 8745