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Land Reform Officer Post at the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development

Land Reform Officer Post at the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development

DEADLINE: 01 September 2023

Land Reform Officer Post at the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development

  • POST: LAND REFORM OFFICER: LABOUR TENANTS
  • REF NO: 3/2/1/2023/546
  • Directorate: Tenure Reform Implementation (12 Month Contract)
  • SALARY: R359 517 per annum (Level 08), plus 37% in lieu of benefits
  • CENTRE:  Mpumalanga (Mbombela)

REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate and LLB Degree. Minimum of 2 years working experience in a legal environment. Job related knowledge: Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act, Extension of Security of Tenure Act, Communal Property Associations Act, Restitution of Land Rights Act and Rules of the Land Claims Court. Job related skills: Project management skills, Negotiation skills, Contract management skills, Leadership skills, Communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to draft terms of reference for service provider. Ability to manage consultants. Computer literacy. A valid driver’s license. Willingness to travel, to spend extended period in the field and work irregular hours. Willingness to relocate as a result of operational requirements of the Employer.

DUTIES:  Refer to the Land Claims Court labour tenant applications that can be resolved through litigation. Manage Section 33(2A) direct access to court cases. Evaluate if the project is ripe for referral. Engage Project Officer, Landowner and Labour Tenants. Draft and vet settlement agreement. Compile Court referral package for approval by the Director: Tenure Reform Implementation. Liaise with Senior Land Reform Advisor / Deputy Director: Labour Tenants / District and Provincial Deputy Director: Tenure Reform Implementation / Office of the Special Master for Labour Tenants for further screening of referrals. Serve the papers in Court. Prepare documents to appoint Sherriff. Serve court papers to parties through Sherriff. Submit referred cases to State Attorney. Monitor and report on court cases and liaise with Attorneys. Keep and update the referral spreadsheet. Monitor referred cases to Court / Land Rights Management Facility. Liaise with State Attorney and the appointed Attorney when referred. Compile progress reports on referred cases. Arrange legal representation of indigent parties through the Land Rights Management Facilities. Assist and advise Project Officers who are preparing Section 17 and those doing negotiations. Compile / quality check Land Rights Management Facility and Land Administration Study Association referral package for approval by the Director: Tenure Reform Implementation. Liaise with Senior Land Reform Advisor / Deputy Director: Labour Tenants / District and Provincial Deputy Director: Tenure Reform Implementation / Office of the Special Master for Labour Tenants for further screening of referrals. Process application in terms of Promotion of Access to Information Act relating parties to Labour Tenant applications. Receive Labour Tenant’s enquiries in terms of Promotion of Administrative Justice Act. Package response for attention of Departmental Information Officer. Assist in setting up of legal entities. Conduct legal entity workshop. Draft Communal Property Associations Constitutions or Trust Deeds for land reform beneficiaries. Facilitation of adoption of the Constitutions / Trust Deeds and election of Committees / Trustees. Compile submissions for registration of the Communal Property Associations and or Trusts. Liaise with the Registrar’s offices (Courts / Communal Property Institution). Engage Labour Tenants / Farm Dwellers and other relevant stakeholders.

ENQUIRIES : Ms M Senwana Tel No: (013) 754 8098

APPLICATIONS: Applications can be submitted by post to: Private Bag X11305, Mbombela, 1200 or hand delivered during office hours to: 17 Van Rensburg Street, Bateleur Office Park, 7th floor Block E, Mbombela, 1200

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

Directions to candidates

  • Applications on form Z83 with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge and experience (on a separate sheet if necessary or a CV) must be forwarded to the department in which the vacancy/vacancies exist(s). NB: PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS MUST PLEASE USE THE NEW Z83 WHICH IS EFFECTIVE AS AT 01 JANUARY 2021.
  • Applicants must indicate the reference number of the vacancy in their applications.
  • Applicants requiring additional information regarding an advertised post must direct their enquiries to the department where the vacancy exists. The Department of Public Service and Administration must not be approached for such information.
  • It must be ensured that applications reach the relevant advertising departments on or before the applicable closing dates.

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