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: Three-year fixed term contract position:


Reporting Line: Head: Programme Planning and Coordination

Location: HDA Office - Johannesburg

Ref: HDA HSS 2022

Main Purpose: To define, manage and monitor the HDA Informal settlement upgrading support programme for HDA, organs of state and regional offices as well as capture or develop support products and tools, lessons learnt and good practices.

Key Performance Areas:

ISU strategy and Programme development and service framework:

⦁ Development & maintain of a HDA ISU programme and service framework and strategy.

⦁ Define a multi-year and annual operational plan to implement the strategy that includes measurable targets for delivery and allocated responsibilities.

⦁ Consult and communicate the plan and strategy annually to relevant stakeholders including team members and managers as required by the HDA Act before the conclusion and implementation of the plan.

⦁ Ensure the strategy and plan is aligned with the HDA.

⦁ Organisational strategy and direction, values and mission before finalized and implemented.

Stakeholder Engagement and Consultations:

⦁ Network with relevant role-players and make appropriate contact with public sector organisations.

⦁ Gather relevant information (key decision-making processes, strategic choices and timing of priorities).

⦁ Promote the HDA function, mandate and role through delivering presentations, networking with people, representing the HDA as well as addressing queries on the HDA services offering.

⦁ Consulting with the relevant public sector bodies to identify areas of mandate alignment (to inform the structuring of operational programmes and plans).

⦁ Establish processes to ensure full, end-to-end coordination between all involved parties.

ISU planning and implementation support:

⦁ Develop and assist with ISU programme and project pipelines and readiness status on priority programmes and upgrading projects assigned to the HDA.

⦁ Develop project plans to ensure achievement of agreed services for HDA ISU projects and programmes.

⦁ Define project feasibility factors, resourcing requirements and project deliverables and time frames for HDA ISU projects and programmes.

⦁ Provide regular programme and project reporting for HDA ISU projects and programmes.

⦁ Develop and assist with sector ISU programme and project pipelines and readiness status reporting as far as possible.

⦁ Indicate ISU issues, blockages and challenges and propose and assist with mitigation and unblocking interventions for projects and programmes.

Sup-programme management, support and performance:

⦁ Oversee, facilitate implementation and performance on sub-programmes:

a. Land Assembly for human settlements

b. Upgrading of informal settlements

c. Land Geo-spatial service

d. Project Management support

e. Catalytic Projects Design and Implementation

⦁ Support and guide the work of the development managers responsible for the sub-programmes. This includes project planning and preparation and coordinating specific support.

⦁ Determine and operationalise processes to implement the sub-programmes in line with the overall objectives of the programme and strategy.

⦁ Provide strategic support to coordinate the plans and resource allocations between the province, municipalities and relevant sector departments to appropriately programme projects for human settlements development over the MTEF period and beyond Quality manage and signoff all submissions and governance approvals and other inputs as may be required and agreed with the Head: PPC.

ISU advice, guidance, support and best practices:

⦁ Provide support, guidance, advice, and direction to regional offices on the overall ISU processes.

⦁ Provide support, guidance, advice, and direction to national and provincial and municipal role players on the overall ISU processes.

⦁ Identify and build relationships with provincial and municipal key role players involved in the ISU value chain.

⦁ Develop support materials, best practices, lessons learnt and information on the HDA ISU approach and processes for regional offices, key role players and clients and the sector.

Resource Management and alignment:

⦁ Procure required project resources ensuring the requirements of the HDA SCM and finance policy are adhered to.

⦁ Manage and/or advise service providers as required for projects.

⦁ Monitor and manage performance of service providers and other project resources in terms of meeting project deliverables and outcomes and provide feedback to identified project resources.

⦁ Ensure alignment of external resources to project, regional and internal capacity support on the programme.

⦁ This function includes the management of staff assigned to the unit/programme.

Budgeting and Financial Management:

⦁ Develop project/programme budgets in line with agreed feasibilities, available funding and project or operational planning.

⦁ Monitor project expenditure against budgets and project deliverables.

⦁ Address any project budget variances.

⦁ Provide feedback and input to the overall HDA budget as required.

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.


⦁ Relevant Postgraduate Degree or equivalent in the built environment discipline

⦁ Relevant professional registration

⦁ Experience in strategy development and implementation is a key required

⦁ 10 – 12 years’ experience in a similar role. A minimum of 5 years of this experience must be at management level

⦁ Knowledge, insight and experience of the public sector human settlements and built environment development

⦁ Knowledge of legislation and policies regulating the human settlements sector and the built environment development

⦁ Strategic management and superior communications skills

⦁ Competent at Word, MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint

⦁ Ability and willingness to travel extensively


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

Remuneration Scale: R1 155 200 - R1 501 800 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 28 August 2022

For enquires please contact Rebecca Hatlane on 011 941 1953