Deputy Director: Municipal Support Services, Ref No. Cas 07/2021

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Job Purpose

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western Cape Government has an exciting opportunity for a competent individual to Manage the Municipal Support Service (MSS) unit, ensuring grants are fairly allocated, correctly distributed and efficiently spend, enhancing public library services in Western Cape. This position is based in Cape Town CBD.

Minimum Requirements

An appropriate 3-year tertiary qualification (National Diploma/B-Degree or higher); A minimum of 3-years relevant middle management level experience.


Working experience and knowledge of: Division of Revenue Act; National and Provincial Government budgetary processes; Municipal Accounting systems

Key Performance Areas

Manage the following: Annual calculation Grant funding according to norms and standards; Manage expenditure of MSS unit budget; Establish, manage and coordinate financial monitoring mechanisms; Ensure that expenditure is in line with the budget plan; Monitor and evaluate municipal financial reports; Analyse and report on expenditure trends of municipalities; Supervise, represent and give input on MSS component in library service and Departmental strategic planning; Coordinate preparation and sign off MOA’s consultation with municipalities; Human resource management of the MSS unit.


Knowledge of the following: Finance and budget; Human resources; Compilation of management reports; Reporting procedures; Project management; Administrative and Procurement and procedures; Departmental policies; Public Financial Management Act; Retrieval of information from different sources; Policy/objectives formulation. Skills: Conflict resolution; Problem solving; Planning and organising; Report writing; Communication (written and verbal).


All-inclusive salary package of R 733 257 per annum (Salary Level 11) Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees' service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.


Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department. Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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    Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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