Socio-Economic Development Manager Vacancy at Rand Water

DEADLINE: 28 August 2023

Socio-Economic Development Manager Vacancy at Rand Water

Reference NumberRAN230815-1
PortfolioShared Services
Job Type ClassificationPermanent
Location – CountrySouth Africa
Location – ProvinceGauteng
Location – Town / CityJohannesburg
Location – SiteRietvlei

Job Advert Summary

The incumbent will be responsible for managing implementation of a socio – economic development initiatives and conduct impact measurement to ensure that the economic transformation imperatives of the business are met.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social development, Public Administration or Project Management.
  • 5 + years’ relevant experience in the area of social development and project management with a focus on enterprise and supplier development and supplier management of which 3 years must be in middle management.

Desirable qualifications are:

  • Qualifications in Humanities, Social Science, Business or Economics

Primary Duties

  • Establish and manage a framework for socio–economic development (SED) Implementation and impact measurement.
  • Implement localization initiatives including job creation, skills development, support of local business and social responsibility organisations.
  • Engage all relevant stakeholders to ensure buy -in and support of projects.
  • Provide Rand Water with reliable reporting on SED implementation and impact.
  • Engage with relevant internal and external stakeholders to ensure buy – in and support of SED initiatives.
  • Develop an effective Socio – economic development (SED) and facilitation strategy and action plan.
  • Define, develop, monitor and ensure implementing of socio – economic development policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate aspects of socio, economic and environmental elements.
  • Closely follow government policy and trends in the community/stakeholder engagement and economic transformation landscape and refine the SED strategy and plans appropriately.
  • Manage and maintain policies and procedures for socio – economic development and facilitation.
  • Liaising with procurement team to ensure sustainability is built into the procurement process and requirements.
  • Conduct regular reviews on relevant policies and policies.
  • Identify, evaluate and manage the execution of SED initiatives across projects, in terms of job creation, skills development, support of local business, support of social responsibility organisations and social facilitation.
  • Ensure that all SED KPAs (key performance areas) are fully implemented in terms of job creation and skills development, support of local business, support of social responsibility organisations and social facilitation.
  • Promote participation, ownership and active involvement of stakeholders, including beneficiary communities throughout the project life cycle.
  • Manage the local community environment with role – players and stakeholders to ensure buy – in and support of projects, through establishing stakeholder forum and project support committees where identified.
  • Identify important corporate and project stakeholders (including government, parastatals, NGO’s and local communities) and develop plans to ensure positive relationships with them, using SED as a method to engage.
  • Manage any third-party consultants engage to advise mainstream on external relations and SED and ensure that advice received is integrated into related work.
  • Conduct quality review of deliverables from SED interventions
  • Maintain the enterprise development database.
  • Implement Programmes and processes which will ensure the rotation of suppliers.
  • Implement processes which assist SMME’s to perform better.
  • Facilitate the forums and workshops to educate suppliers on Rand Water processes.
  • Assist in the implementation of enterprise and supplier development strategy and related programmes & plans.
  • Conduct local area scan to identify skills gaps and facilitate training to local enterprises.
  • Maintain the startegic partnerships that will empower small businesses with capability and capacity.
  • Facilitate a mentorship and coaching network that will be set as a learning platform for new small.
  • Businesses
  • Participate in various committees to ensure the implementation of preferential procurement to enhance the participation of previously disadvantaged enterprises.
  • Identification and engagement of potential ED beneficiaries for local and regional programmes

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