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.

Follow us on Twitter @The_HDA and on Facebook: TheHDA.

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


Reporting Line: Head: Strategic Support

Location: HDA Head Office - Johannesburg

Ref: MIC 2022

Main Purpose: To drive the overall Marketing and Communications Strategy for the HDA on the basis of the agreed strategy, devise and be responsible for the delivery of the Marketing and Communications Plan.

Key Performance Areas:

Marketing, communications and public relations:

Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that will enhance the HDA’s image and position within the country

Facilitate internal and external communications and, HDA marketing, communications and public relations activities, materials including publications and media relations

Ensure articulation of HDA’s desired image and position, assure consistent communication of image and position throughout the Agency, and assure communication of image and position to all stakeholders, both internal and external

Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all HDA publications

Coordinate media interest in the HDA and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests

Act as the HDA’s representative with the media

Coordinate the appearance of all HDA’s print and electronic materials such as letterhead, use of logo, brochures

Ensure that the HDA regularly conducts relevant market research and coordinate and oversee this activity while also monitoring trends

Lead projects as assigned, such as cause-related marketing and special events

HDA Brand and Image Promotion and Development:

Identify and utilize all opportunities (including media) to build the HDA brand image

Represent the HDA in all relevant industry forums

Communicate benefits and value of the HDA

Maintain strong organisational networks within the human settlements development / housing community that are or may be stakeholders in the HDA

Build the HDA profile in all relevant communities including the human settlements development / housing community

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


Degree in marketing and/or communications

At least 5 years’ experience of marketing and communications with a brand or brands of reputable standing

A knowledge and understanding of media, including social media

A track record of proven delivery, demonstrating both creative and analytical skills

Successful line management of at least one team member

An ability to manage projects with two or more stakeholders using a collaborative and professional approach and to operate well under pressure

An ability to work independently and take decisions – but know when to seek guidance ‐ and deliver to deadlines

Experience of managing budgets and maximising their effectiveness


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: R906 100 - R1 177 900 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 Virgilene Moodley on 011 267 2920