Gauteng Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs – Community Development Worker (x2)


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Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Sedibeng,Ekurhuleni and 2xJohannesburg
REFS/005218
Community Development Worker
Directorate Community Development
Package R208 584.00 per annum (plus benefits)
Requirements Matric coupled with a minimum of 1 year working experience in community-based work. Competencies: Research skills; In-depth understanding and knowledge of community dynamics; Good communicator and with persuasive abilities; Networking skills; Analytical skills; Facilitating skills; In depth knowledge of government regulations and policies; Problem solving skills; Computer skills; Monitoring and evaluation skills; A thorough knowledge of the dynamics, culture and language of the target community and must be a resident of the target community; Facilitating skills; Project organisation skills; Ability to network efficiently and effectively; Basic computer literacy; In depth knowledge of government regulations and policies; driver licence (added advantage). 
Duties Educate & Inform communities about services provided by government structures; Network with other government departments and source information; conduct online research on government services to ensure that all relevant information on services available reaches the communities; liaise with local communities and stakeholders; Facilitate information dissemination to communities across all government departments; Raise awareness and advocacy work including encouraging communities to engage with opportunities; Identify and Determine the needs of communities; Conduct door to door work and community consultation; Visits 480 houses annually and keeping proper records of houses visited and cases referred (weekly monitoring form); Work with communities and structures in identifying and articulating their needs; Assist government departments to plan as per community needs; Advocate for the vulnerable; Compile reports as required on progress, issues attended to, actions taken and outcomes; Alert government on community concerns that require a rapid response; Monitoring and reporting significant trends within communities related to health, social development, and livelihood security as well as the impact of associated development projects; Develop and maintain a database (electronic or hard copy) on all interventions e.g. referrals, remedial actions taken or changes in systems to improve service delivery; Promote network and enhance the activities of government (all 3 spheres) and other community based workers aimed at improving service delivery; Link up with existing programs of departments and community workers; Have an understanding of the government’s District Development Model; Network with relevant structures of civil society, business and community organizations towards community development; Assist in reaching the target group; Consult with all relevant government departments/institutions to determine services provided and mechanisms to access these services; Consult the Gateway electronic portal and other information sources such as Government Online for information on services; Conduct regular research on all relevant policies and legislation to stay abreast of new developments; Conduct regular information sharing with other community workers, institutions and stakeholders; Compile reports as required on progress, issues attended to, actions taken and outcomes; Develop and maintain a database (electronic or hard copy) on all interventions e.g. referrals, remedial actions taken or changes in systems to improve service delivery; Facilitate the initiation and development of projects in communities and linking them with relevant resource; Notify projects of available resources such as funding opportunities; Organize capacity building for projects; Monitor development projects within the ward; Act as eyes and ears of government on projects taking place in the ward; Report any irregularities and progress to the authorities and COGTA; Participate in and support IDP processes; (Integrated Development Planning) and ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) model; Report on number of community members mobilized & attended; Report on the status of IDP projects; Facilitate local inter -Sectoral Steering committees ( LISSCs)meeting; Report on the functionality of local inter sectoral steering committees (LISSCs); Report on issues referred in LISSs meetings.  
Notes It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. Preference will be given to people with disabilities. Applications should be submitted strictly online at www.gauteng.gov.za and it should be accompanied by a Z83, comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) as well as certified copies of qualifications and Identity (no postal or hand delivery applications will be accepted). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Applicants are to also note that the appointment will be confirmed after a 12 months compulsory training.
Enquiries Caiphus/ Andy, cell: 071 474 7078/51
Number of Posts 4
Closing Date 2020/04/09
Criteria Questions Do you have Matric plus NQF level 5 / higher certificate in Community Development/Development Studies or equivalent and relevant qualification?Do you have a minimum of 1 year working experience in community-based work?Do you have the following the competencies: : Research skills; In-depth understanding and knowledge of community dynamics; Good communicator and with persuasive abilities; Networking skills; Analytical skills; Facilitating skills; In depth knowledge of government regulations and policies; Problem solving skills; Computer skills; Monitoring and evaluation skills; A thorough knowledge of the dynamics, culture and language of the target community and must be a resident of the target community; Facilitating skills; Project organisation skills; Ability to network efficiently and effectively; Basic computer literacy; In depth knowledge of government regulations and policies.Do you reside within the following regions: JHB, Ekurhuleni and Westrand.
                          
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged, If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS HERE: http://professionaljobcentre.gpg.gov.za/Public/VacancySpec.aspx?VDEPT=Department%20of%20Co-Operative%20Governance%20and%20Traditional%20Affairs&VREF=REFS/005218&VCENT=Sedibeng,Ekurhuleni%20and%202xJohannesburg