Director: Affordable Housing Specialist (12 month contract)
Western Cape Government
Cape Town
13d ago

Job Purpose

The Western Cape Government is looking to appoint an energetic, knowledgeable and self motivated individual with an increased focus on the provision of Affordable Housing, based on a business and investment perspective through the facilitation of incentivised partnerships which incorporate management, promotion, packaging and co-

ordination. The successful incumbent must be able to work under pressure, willing to work irregular hours, willing to travel and meet tight deadlines.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Property Studies, Finance or related field or appropriate degree in the field of Development Studies, development Economics, Agriculture, Urban and Regional Planning, Design or equivalent qualification;
  • 10 years relevant experience; and
  • Code 8 driver's license or alternative mode of transport for people with disabilities.
  • Recommendation

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of the Affordable Housing market and sector; and
  • Proven Project Management experience.
  • Key Performance Areas

  • Manage the development of a financial model for affordable housing which allows for investment and / or cross subsidization into GAP Housing initiatives;
  • Develop a strategic framework which guides GAP Housing delivery within government financial capabilities through the utilisation of international best practice;
  • Explore, contribute toward and encourage a mortgage loan design which is appropriate for low income households and formal financial institutions;
  • Develop a comprehensive Affordable Housing Strategy which guides the departmental leadership in strategic direction and quality decision making;
  • Facilitate the development and building of appropriate partnerships with external agencies, organisations, the financial sector, property developers, employers, etc.
  • to harness and maximise housing opportunities;
  • Oversee the development of a programme guiding the financial rehabilitation of consumers to access Affordable Housing opportunities; and
  • Implement systems and processes which facilitate the active monitoring of the private sector in terms of their provision of Affordable Housing (which has no government intervention or funding).
  • Competencies

  • Sound knowledge of partnerships development in the Affordable Housing sphere;
  • A firm understanding of the dynamics of the real estate market;
  • Extensive knowledge of international research, policy and best practice for Affordable Housing delivery;
  • Proven knowledge of :
  • Strategic policies, guidelines, standard procedures and best practices relevant to Affordable Housing.
  • Human Settlements and Local Government delivery issues;
  • Excellent networking skills;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Sound organising, problem-solving and dispute resolution / conflict management skills;
  • Ability to operate at a strategic level and manage engagements with real estate agents, financial institutions, departmental stakeholders, clients, communities and partners; and
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and across sectors utilising various media, stakeholder engagement and to build and maintain working partnerships across all sectors.
  • Remuneration

    All-inclusive salary package of R 1 005 063 R 1 183 932 per annum (Level 13). Note : The remuneration package consists of a basic salary (70%) and the employer’s contribution to the Pension Fund.

    The remainder of the package may be structured according to your personal needs.


    Note : Only applications submitted online will be accepted. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department.

    Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA directive on the implementation of competency based assessments).

    The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS Competency Assessment tools.

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