Block A, Riviera Office Park, 6-10 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg, 2193


Specialist: Knowledge Management

Entry Date: 25 Nov 2018
Expiry Date: 01 Dec 2018

The HDA has the following three-year fixed-term contract positions:

Specialist: Knowledge Management
Location: Head Office (HO)
Reference: SKM-AP 2018

Main Purpose: To synthesise knowledge generated and lessons learnt, and to position the HDA as a knowledge producer, publisher, promoter and the premier reference point on land assembly issues and project management services

Key Responsibility Area

Knowledge management
• Implement the Knowledge Management Framework of the HDA by initiating strategies with key partners
• Connect silos of practice and information across the HDA by heightening awareness of the importance and function of knowledge within the organisation using knowledge training events for staff
• Facilitate processing of knowledge sets in support of key decisions with strategic in partners.
• Prepare and submit record of seminars, workshops and conference proceedings as per agreed targets.
• Promote the Think Tank reputation of the HDA within the sector
• Facilitate community participation and access of a level of land and project information to beneficiary communities and non-government organisations
• Use action research and knowledge products to influence, lobby and advocate for changes in policy and practice within the sector
• Promote the use of project-close out reports emphasizing lessons learnt, both for projects on the ground and for processes relating to the development and implementation of policies, strategies, tools, and research.

Knowledge Dissemination
• Plan and conduct knowledge sharing session by way of seminars, workshops and conferences in consultation with strategic partners.
• Ensure that Knowledge Information as disseminated is accurate and in line with the due diligence systems and procedures of the Agency.
• Establish a central knowledge base, as the repository for knowledge products and records of the outputs of knowledge events and networks
• Design an intraweb platform to host knowledge products and sharing activities
• Plan and implement a programme of regular internal knowledge events (learning spaces), e.g. brown bag sessions, knowledge cafés, webinars
• Host external knowledge events around specific innovations and themes

Best Practice & Innovation
• Synthesise, assess and analyse emerging best practice and innovation in Land and Human Settlements sector to enhance Agency performance
• Identify and support emerging practices in land development and management that may result in new innovation.
• Facilitate piloting of innovations amongst key stakeholders
• Convert emerging practice within the HDA into sharable and integrated knowledge

General Administration
• Support in the management of administrative support to ensure the effective functioning of the department by:
o Scheduling of meeting with key stakeholders
o Preparation and distribution of meeting and workshop packs, reports and minutes,
o Capturing of key decision and resolutions as well as compiling the action list for all various stakeholders,
o Drafting of progress of performance reports against the agreed Annual Performance Plan, targets and indicators.
o Compile the strategic risk register
o Contribute to the development of M&E and KM&R Business Plan for the department,
o Support the promotion of the Agency’s M&E products through workshops, seminars and relevant forums.

• A relevant qualification (degree or similar) in the Built Environment sector (preferably Development / Property studies or Engineering or Architecture or Town Planning)
• Excellent report writing and communications skills
• Minimum three years of work experience in Land Management or Housing Development, project management and action research
• Experience in the human settlements sector will be an advantage
• Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel
• Competent at MS Office, AutoCad, GIS, Sketchup

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

Should you not comply with the above requirements your application will NOT be considered.

Closing date for applications: 1 December 2018

CVs received after the closing date will NOT be considered. Kindly take note if you have not been contacted within fourteen (14) days of the closing date; please consider your application unsuccessful.

Enquiries: Sacha Meyerson 011 883-5035

Conditions of service: The HDA is an equal opportunity employer ● Appointments will be made in accordance with the HDA EE policy ● The HDA reserves the right not to make an appointment.