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PLEASE NOTE:Unless otherwise stated on the vacancy, all applications must be hand delivered to Brister House, OR ADDRESSED TO:
Executive Director
PO BOX 116
Alternatively contact the Corporate Services Directorate, tel. (041) 506-3259

NO faxed applications will be accepted.





In compliance with the Employment Equity Plan, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipalityis committed to employment practices that redress past imbalances in respect of race, gender, creed and disability, and as such the relevant policy will be considered during selection and placement.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the under-mentioned position. Persons with a disability are encouraged to apply.


Appointment to the undermentioned position will be made in terms ofMunicipal Systems Act, (Act No. 32 of 2000), and Municipal Finance Management Act (Act No. 56 of 2003)


The successful applicant will be required to sign a fixed-term employment contract and performance agreement; disclose his/her financial interests and undergo pre-employment screening, security vetting and competency assessments as part of the selection process in respect of the positions below.


Applicants must be in possession of the following competencies as specified in the Regulations on the Appointment and Conditions of Service of Senior Managers:


Leading Competencies

Core Competencies

Strategic Direction and Leadership

Moral Competence

People Management

Planning and Organising

Program and Project Management

Analysis and Innovation

Financial Management

Knowledge and Information Management

Change Leadership


Governance Leadership

Results and Quality Focus









(Minimum: R1 364 089; Midpoint: R1 673 728; Maximum: R1 983 368)


The remuneration package offered will be commensurate to the level of qualifications, skills, competencies and experience required from the incumbent




This position reports directly to the City Manager. The Electricity and Energy Directorate is responsible for implementing the delivery of electricity and energy services within the jurisdiction area of the Municipality. These services mainly entail the distribution of electricity, public lighting and renewable energy initiatives. Increasing emphasis is placed on immediate and future consideration of green business initiatives and the commercial markets associated with electricity challenges, supply and demand sides, and cost structures.




  • Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering/B. Tech. (Engineering) or equivalent qualification relevant to the knowledge and skills required for the post.
  • Membership of and registration as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience (senior management) relevant to the skills and knowledge required for the position.
  • Certificate in Municipal Finance Management or attaining, within eighteen (18) months after employment, the number of unit standards required for Senior Managers in terms of the 2007 Municipal Regulations on Competency Levels.
  • Membership of a recognised professional body in the Electricity Distribution Industry (recommended).
  • Valid Code 8 driver’s licence.


In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Knowledge of the energy sector, with specific reference to clean and renewable energy technologies, the South African energy sector policies and regulations, the development and implementation of energy policies, project management, strategic planning, and the responsibilities of a senior manager in terms of the Municipal Systems Act, No. 32 of 2000, and the Municipal Finance Management Act, No. 56 of 2003.


  • Proven managerial and organisational abilities in a highly unionised environment and of inter-governmental relationships, good interpersonal relations at all levels, financial and change management skills, strategic and leadership skills, conflict management skills, advanced analytical abilities, good verbal and written communication skills, and accurate and logical thinking skills.


  • Visionary, high level of diplomacy, innovative and the ability to venture into green field projects.


The incumbent will be responsible for the following core functions:


  • Managing the electricity distribution function within the area of jurisdiction of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, including maintaining and enhancing bulk transmission and distribution infrastructure, continuing expansion of the supply of electricity to all residents of the Municipality and continuing supply to approximately 295 000 residential and approximately 25 000 commercial and industrial customers.
  • Providing strategic direction, guidance and oversight on climate change and environmental issues as far as they pertain to the distribution and use of energy, and promoting the generation and use of clean and renewable energy.
  • Liaising and interacting with stakeholders in the energy sector on matters related to clean and renewable energy, climate change, environmental issues, energy efficiency and demand side management.
  • Providing public lighting within the municipal area.
  • Developing the electricity network and the operation of the electricity services within the Coega Industrial Development Zone in accordance with supply agreements with the Coega Development Corporation.
  • Developing and implementing by-laws regulating electricity use and supply, implementing national legislation relating to electricity supply, and developing policies and procedures, in particular relating to tariffs and assistance to the poor.
  • Establishing and maintaining a comprehensive set of management and financial systems and controls within the Directorate and implementing a regular reporting regime in terms of the requirements of the MFMA and municipal accounting standards.
  • Procuring the services of professionals and civil, building and electrical contractors, and other goods and services in terms of the regulatory framework of the Municipality''s Supply Chain Management Policy.
  • Implementing the retail business core activities that need to be performed in the furtherance of retail planning, new connections, revenue management and customer interactions.
  • Maintaining links with Provincial Government and key sector bodies, such as Eskom Holdings, the Department of Energy, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the Department of Public Enterprises, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), and representing the best interests of the Municipality in relation to bulk electricity supply and the regulation of the industry.
  • Managing the human resources of the Directorate''s staff in a highly unionised environment, so as to ensure labour stability and to minimise disputes.
  • Managing and ensuring the integration of the Directorate''s functions with those of the other service delivery directorates so as to advance the developmental responsibility of the Municipality, implementing its Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan (SDBIP) and contributing to the establishment of sustainable communities.




Proof of academic qualifications:


1.         All applications must be accompanied by certified copies of academic qualifications.


2.         Should the necessity to determine equivalence of qualification and/or the verification/ confirmation of same be required, this should be established via the relevant verification authority and the responsibility will rest with the applicants themselves.




Please note that in terms of the Local Government: Regulations on the appointment and conditions of employment of senior managers No. 37245, a special form has been designed to assist the Municipality with the recruitment, selection and appointment of senior managers.


The relevant official application form is obtainable from the eighth floor, Lillian Diedericks Building (formerly Brister House), Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth. Alternatively, requests for the official application form must be emailed to (Contact person: Ms L Nieuwoudt – tel. 041 506-3259.) No other application forms will be accepted.


Completed application forms, CVs and certified copies of supporting documentation must be mailed to the Executive Director: Corporate Services (Human Resources Management Services Sub-directorate), P O Box 116, Port Elizabeth 6000 or delivered to the eighth floor, Lillian Diedericks Building (formerly Brister House), Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth 6000 oremailed to


Enquiries: Ms Ayanda Mokuena: tel. 041 506 7323 or Ms Nosipho Xhego at 041 506 3401.



CLOSING DATE:   FRIDAY, 24 MARCH 2017 before 12h00 noon.




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