Jun 29, 2019

Director Corporate Services

  • Matsapha Municipality
Full time Other

Job Description

The Municipal Council of Manzini (Council) seeks to recruit an experienced and well-rounded individual to fill the position of Director Corporate Services. In this position you will oversee the delivery of all corporate services functions, and enure that Council receives quality legal counsel and has the HR and IT infrastructure to achieve its strategic and operational objectives.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain. and oversee the implementation of corporate services strategy, policies and procedures
  • Plan, direct and coordinate HR activities of Council
  • Develop and manage an annual budget for the department, and perform periodic cost and productivity analyses
  • Oversee compensation programmes and processes to ensure regulatory compliance and competitive salary levels
  • Lead union negotiations and coordinate all disciplinary/grievance procedures
  • Oversee the provision of security and city policing services for Council by ensuring security for Council assets facilities and areas & ensure peace and safety of lives and properties
  • Lead the operations management function of Council, reporting periodically to the CEO, setting strategy and monitoring performance thereof
  • Lead Council compliance with standard legal practice and maintain standards of good corporate governance and manage relevant risks accordingly
  • Provide Councillors with guidance on their duties, responsibilities and powers and make Councillors aware of any law relevant to or affecting Council
  • Manage the development & implementation of Council’s IT strategy, ensuring alignment with the overall strategy of Council, and preparing periodic reports as required
  • Oversee the registry management function of Council, leading the effective management of records and information throughout the organisation

Qualifications and experience required

  • Admitted Attorney with an LLB and 8 years management experience performing similar responsibilities
  • MBA or Post graduate qualification in management or leadership
  • Membership with a relevant professional body
  • Employee relations experience & training in compensation is essential

Key competencies

  • Strategic agility
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Well established written & oral communication skills
  • Well established problem solving and analytical skills
  • Customer focus, people management and development
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution Integrity and confidentiality
  • Relationship building abilities
  • Contract management In-depth knowledge of relevant legislation

Written applications must be submitted together with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and three recent professional referees.

Late applications shall not be accepted All applications will be acknowledge.


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