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 inter alia has the mandate to identify, acquire, prepare and develop suitable land for human settlements. The agency also undertakes the programme and project management for development of housing and human settlements. The HDA carries out its functions in partnership with a range of stakeholders including national, provincial and local government and municipalities, as well as with communities, developers and financiers. 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: HDAHSS 2022

Main Purpose: To support the CEO’s office through development and implementation of the HDA Strategy and managing the facilitation of the strategic planning process and all relevant communication, reports, and responses required by the HDA. To ensure that the organisational performance priorities are aligned to strategy, monitored, and reported on and further manage the interaction and engagement with other governmental bodies.

Key Responsibility Areas:

Strategic Planning and Development Support

· Support the development of the annual HDA strategy in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders

· Assist CEO with the implementation and communication of the annual strategic plan to all stakeholders

· Assist CEO with the monitoring of progress against the annual strategic plan on monthly basis

· Provide any other support to the strategic planning process

· Draft the strategy documents through interpreting, extracting, and capturing inputs provided by the Exco members

· Review all the strategic plans (5-year strategy, annual strategic plan, Annual Performance plan, Macro Indicators and Mid-year review and any other work plans), to manage consistency of information

· Develop all related presentations for Exco, Board, NDHS and Parliament

Annual and Quarterly Reporting

· Source relevant information for inclusion into the quarterly and annual reports

· Develop and submit draft quarterly and annual reports to the National Department of Human Settlements (including annexures)

· Manage compliance with reporting deadlines, obligations, channels and standards

· Consolidate and submit an analytical perspective of the Monthly reports submitted

· Manage accuracy and consistency of content in quarterly and annual reports aligned with the APP and Strategic Plan

· Distribute for review to Exco

· Assist CFO Office with annual audit where required.

Performance and Compliance

· Compiling, monitoring, and checking quarterly reports

· Monitoring that portfolio of evidence files are consistent across all departments in terms of expected requirements

· Review portfolio of evidence files for accuracy

· Compile all necessary files for audit purposes

· Understand requirements and findings of the audit and ensure improvements are implemented annually

· Communicate improvements to all necessary committees and stakeholders to ensure consistency

· Manage the finalisation and assessment of the organisation’s macro indicators

· Ensure accuracy and alignment between strategic plan, APP, quarterly reports and Annual Report in terms of performance plans

Marketing and Communications

Manage the development of the annual marketing and communications strategy and plan for the HDA

Manage the implementation of plan

Manage interaction and preparation of communication to all external parties including parliamentary committees, the NDHS, the media etc

Manage the implementation of the internal communications strategy and plan

SIR (Stakeholder Inter-Governmental Relation)

Develop and maintain the SIR framework, policy and procedures

Manage the interaction and engagement with other governmental bodies

Represent the HDA at relevant forums

Manage the negotiation and structuring of relevant agreements between the HDA and other governmental bodies

Corporate Support Management

Oversee the development and implementation of corporate support strategies and plans

Oversee the implementation of good HR policies, procedures and practices

Oversee the implementation of effective IT strategies, systems and procedures

Oversee the maintenance and management of all HDA facilities

Spatial Information and Analysis

Oversee the development and implementation of spatial information and analysis strategies and plans

Oversee the management and maintenance of the GIS system and database

Oversee the management of the spatial information systems

Oversee the analysis and interpretation of spatial analysis to support decision making

Oversee the development, management and implementation of the M&E strategy and plan

Oversee the development, management and implementation of the policy review, development and support processes

Strategic Projects

Support the CEO with future Think Tank programmes

Facilitate the various Strategic Activities for Exco / Senior committees with the HDA

Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time.

Financial Management

Develop the budget required for the Cluster and programmes under oversight

Manage expenditure against budget for the Cluster and programmes under oversight

Manage procurement in line with the relevant policies and procedures

Address any anomalies in spend and budget for the Cluster and programmes under oversight

Report on financial performance of the Cluster and programmes under oversight

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

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 in Marketing, Communications or Public Administration or Law

Minimum of 10 years relevant experience with at least 5 years at a senior level

Experience in strategic planning in a public sector environment

Experience in stakeholder and relationship management

Experience in organizational coordination and performance monitoring and reporting


Please forward a relevant CV (Clearly marked with the reference number of the position) in a Microsoft Word format to: response6@pinpointone.co.za

Remuneration Scale: R1 269 200 - R1 650 000 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 28 August 2022

For enquires please contact Lucia Mabasa on 011 325 5101