IEC IS LOOKING FOR PROVINCIAL ELECTORAL OFFICER (PEO)

Job Title

PROVINCIAL ELECTORAL OFFICER (PEO): Eastern Cape [Provincial Office – East London] [Ref: PO-0521]

Employment

Permanent


Location

Eastern Cape

Remuneration

Inclusive remuneration package of R1, 279,161 per annum

Overview

Contribute to the formulation of the organisation’s strategic direction and formulation and implementation of the provincial business plan.

Responsibilities/Duties

Contribute to the formulation of the organisation’s strategic direction and formulation and implementation of the provincial business plan. Strategic management of the development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on the Commission’s programmes and projects at the provincial and municipal level, including election management; civic education, democracy development and voter education programmes; maintaining the national common voters’ roll; updating the delimitation of voting districts and data on voting stations; managing political party liaison committees; achieving results and performance targets. Foster and maintain sound working relationships with stakeholders (political parties, service providers, government in province and municipalities) Chair the Provincial PLC and as appropriate or necessary, represent EC on and/or attendance of various forums; implementation of an internal and external communication strategy in the province. Financial management and reporting. Lead the identification, evaluation, reporting and implementation of risk and compliance programmes for the provincial office and compliance with all relevant legislative frameworks and policies. Contribute to the management of the organization Leadership and management of all staff members.

Requirements

Matric/N3 and an appropriate tertiary qualification with a minimum of 8 years relevant working experience at management level of which at least 6 years must be at management level (manager or director or equivalent).  Understanding of democratic electoral processes in the country and legislative frameworks; comprehensive knowledge and familiarity with the province and its dynamics; knowledge and understanding of the PFMA, and treasury regulations. Strategic leadership and management within a complex and diverse environment; project management; people management; budgetary planning; expenditure reporting; building strategic relationships; problem-solving and decision-making; excellent verbal and written communication skills; good interpersonal skills; liaison and negotiation skills and experience; political and conflict resolution skills. Travel extensively both local and internationally and a valid driver’s license. In addition, knowledge of the languages predominantly spoken in the province namely, English and Xhosa will be advantageous.

More Information

 

 

A South African citizen, who has not had a recent prominent political profile in the last 5 years.  Applications must in all cases be marked with the relevant reference number and be accompanied by updated comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) as well as certified copies of all qualification documents and identity document.  Should applicants be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to attach the relevant reference number and to submit the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.  Please note that the CV, all qualifications and references are subject to verification and appointments will only be made upon successful verification thereof. All appointments are subject to a probation period of not less than 12 months and successful applicants will be required to enter into a performance contract.

The Electoral Commission will only correspond with short-listed candidates and interviews will be conducted on a date and time specified by the interview panel. The Electoral Commission is under no obligation to fill the positions after advertising them and reserves the right not to make any appointment in the above posts. Although advertised, a position may be withdrawn, re-advertised or filled by way of transfer or deployment, should it be considered in the interest of service delivery. The Electoral Commission may in terms of the Electoral Commission Act, furthermore amend the requirements and functions of its positions from time to time.

 

Applications for Vacant Posts
Manager: Human Resources
Fax: 012-622-5219
Email HR@elections.org.za
Closing date for all applications: 30 October 2017 .  Please take note that no applications received after this closing date will be considered.

Applicants who have not been contacted by 31 December 2017 must consider their applications as not being successful.

 

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Please note

  • Applicants for the above position/s should not have a high party political profile.
  • Successful candidates will be required to enter into performance contracts.
  • Should applicants be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
  • All applications must include:
    • a covering letter that clearly indicates the relevant reference number of the post and your employee number (permanent employees) as it appears on your salary advice;
    • a recent, updated comprehensive curriculum vitae; and
    • certified copies of all qualification documents and identity documents.
  • Failure to attach the relevant reference number and to submit the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.
  • Please note that recommended candidates will undergo risk assessments, including inter alia the verification of curricula vitae, all qualifications, criminal and credit assessments and appointments will only be made upon positive verification thereof.
  • All appointments are subject to a probation period of twelve months.
  • The Electoral Commission will only correspond with short-listed candidates.
  • The Electoral Commission is under no obligation to fill the position/s and reserves the right not to make any appointment in the above post/s. Although advertised, positions may thus either be withdrawn, re-advertised or filled by way of transfer or deployment, should it be considered in the interest of service delivery.

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