SENIOR PROJECT OFFICERv(X2 POSTS)

POST 19/14 : SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER: PRE-SETTLEMENT REF NO: 3/2/1/2023/407
(X2 POSTS)
Directorate: Operational Management

SALARY : R359 517 per annum (Level 08)

CENTRE : Limpopo (Polokwane)

REQUIREMENTS : Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and a National
Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Law / Agriculture / Development
Studies / Social Science. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Land Restitution
as a Project Officer. Job related knowledge: Knowledge of Restitution of Land
Rights. Knowledge of Land Reform. Knowledge of rural development.
Knowledge of African languages spoken in the Province. Development
management including strategic management. Research methods and
techniques. Understanding and interpret Business Plan. Job related skills:
Sound communication skills, negotiation and excellent report writing skills.
Initiative, able to take responsibility and meet deadlines. Computer literacy.
Ability to produce report on a word processor. Ability to facilitate community
meeting. Project management skills. Good networking skills. Ability to draft
terms of reference for service providers. Ability to manage consultants.
Willingness to travel, to spend extended periods in the field and work irregular
hours. A valid driver’s licence. Ability to work under pressure.

DUTIES : Investigate and validate restitution claims. Gather oral and documentary
evidence. Gather historical deeds information. Preliminary homestead
identification. Conduct historical valuation for research. Conduct prefeasibility
studies and options workshops in line with Standard Operating Procedures
(SOPS) and Policies. Analyse data and compile reports in line with Rule 3 and
/ Rule 5 of the Commission. Gazette all land claims and conduct stakeholders’
consultations. Verify the beneficiaries of lodged claims. Compile a list of
originally dispossessed individuals. Compile family tree and family tree affidavits. Compile verification report. Facilitate the adoption of the verification
report through a resolution. Conduct detailed settlement options workshop in
line with SOPS and Policies. Facilitate family / community resolutions on the
options workshop. Prepare Terms of Reference (TOR’s) for evaluation of
properties under claim. Compile and submit memoranda of evaluations to the
Office of the Valuer-General (OVG). Request the OVG to determine the
appropriate value of the land. Escalate historical value of the land
appropriately. Facilitate the settlement of land claims. Translate the value
determination into an offer for approval by the Regional Land Claims
Commissioner (RLCC). Present approved offers to landowners and claimants.
Compile Section 42D in line with approved policies and standard operating
procedures. Engage with stakeholders and manage land claim enquiries.
Respond to all enquires (Ministerial, Chief Director, Director-General, Chief
Land Claims Commissioner, Premier). Respond to Presidentials.

ENQUIRIES : Ms L Tswale Tel No: (015) 495 1937

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X9312, Polokwane, 0700
or hand delivered during office hours to: 61 Biccard street, Polokwane, 0700.

NOTE : Coloured, Indian and White Males and Coloured, Indian and White Females
and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

CLOSING DATE : 19 June 2023 at 16:00

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