Project Facilitator: x2 Posts at the Housing Development Agency (HDA)

Project Facilitator: x2 Posts at the Housing Development Agency (HDA)

DEADLINE: 26 March 2023

Project Facilitator: x2 Posts at the Housing Development Agency (HDA)

The Housing Development Agency (HDA) is a national public sector development agency that inter alia has the mandate to identify, acquire, prepare and develop suitable land for human settlements. The agency also undertakes the programme and project management for development of housing and human settlements. The HDA carries out its functions in partnership with a range of stakeholders including national, provincial and local government and municipalities, as well as with communities, developers and financiers. Established in 2009, the Agency was established by an Act of Parliament in 2008 and is accountable through its Board to the Minister of Human Settlements.

The HDA has the following fixed term contract positions:

Project Facilitator:x2

  • Location: Region A – Western Cape – Cape Town
  • Reporting Line: Manager: Beneficiary and Subsidy Management
  • Ref: HD PF02-2023

Main Purpose: To facilitated buy-in to HDA projects by the beneficiary communities so that the communities are successfully moved to new BNG homes in a controlled and constructive manner supported by understanding and community support.

Key Performance Areas:

Community engagement

1. Community Liaison

• Creating effective communication networks with the community

• Promoting the project to the community

• Building a trusting and open relationship with the community through open, honest, and realistic communication with the community

• Assisting to resolve conflicts involving the contractors and beneficiary communities

• Identify effective and use existing communication channels and establish contact with Ward Councilors and Sub-councilors.

• Facilitate and be responsible for the establishment of Project Steering Committee (PSC)

• Attend Project Steering-committee meetings to obtain information regarding community needs, expectations and opinions as well communicate to the community via the PSC progress.

• Interact with designated Councilors and relevant Community leaders to obtain information regarding community needs, expectations and opinions

• Fulfil all secretarial functions required for the PSC meetings i.e. chairing, attendance register, record keeping, minute keeping and approval of previous minutes;

Community Education

• Improving community knowledge about the housing and relocating process

• Providing feedback and insight into the construction and development process

• Setting up and implementing the services required to ensure understanding of the process in both the community and individual beneficiaries

• Develop and run training programmes that will promote project objectives

HDA/Community Intermediary

• Establish systems required to liaise with the Project Managers and Project Administrators on the project status to provide feedback to communities

• Advising Project Manager and contractors on cross cultural matters and awareness
Surveys (Enumerations)
Subsidy applications

• Verify beneficiaries to ensure that they are eligible and rightful occupants.

• Oversee the relocation of beneficiaries from informal to formal structures, including attending to administrative process, namely signing of relocation certificates, deeds of sale and conforming that legitimate beneficiaries have been relocated.

• Coordinate training of residents

• Assist in undertaking surveys to confirm details of occupants and their structures (formal and informal)

• Provide the community leadership with information that needs to be communicated to the broader communities on how the subsidy application process will be implemented and how and where application forms should be collected and submitted.

• Establish subsidy application information desks in the communities where community members can collect and submit application forms and are assisted to complete their applications.

• Scrutinise each application to ensure correctness and completeness of information with all supporting documents.

2. Administration

• Assisting in building a beneficiary and stakeholder database

• Developing and compiling reports as required

• Establishing and maintaining good practice guidelines

• Ensuring the correctness, compliance and timeous collection of documentation received via contractors

• Any other reasonable administration requirements that may present themselves in the day to day functioning of the project.

3. Requirements:

• Grade 12 Senior Certificate

• Diploma or equivalent qualification

• 3 years’ experience in a large scale social / development environment of which 2 years must have been in a Community Liaison role.

• Computer Literacy

How to apply

Please forward a relevant CV (Clearly marked with the reference number of the position) in a Microsoft Word format to

Remuneration Scale: R342 800 -and R428 513 per annum (all-inclusive package)

Kindly note that should you not receive a response within 21 days please consider your application unsuccessful.

Conditions of service: The HDA is an equal opportunity employer ●Appointments will be made in accordance with the HDA EE Policy and preference will be given to people with disability and females ●The HDA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Please do not send certificates, diplomas, or testimonials. The HDA thank all applicants for their interest.

Communication will be conducted with short-listed applicants only.

Closing date for applications: 26 March 2023

For enquiries, please contact: Ms. Vathiswa Simanga 086 100 9999

Click here to view the vacancy online: Project Facilitator: x2 Posts at the Housing Development Agency (HDA)



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