Chief Executive 5 Year Fixed Term Contract

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]uMngeni-uThukela Water is a state-owned enterprise (SOE) mandated to provide bulk water and related services in the province. It is the second-largest Water Board in South Africa and employs over 1500 committed, motivated and enthusiastic employees in diverse professions, trades, and occupational levels. uMngeni-uThukela Water current strategic theme of being a “key partner that enables government to deliver effective and efficient water and related services in a financially sustainable manner”.

We seek candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need employees who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage resources entrusted to them, and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

The purpose of the job is: To provide strategic direction, leadership and risk assurance of a leading bulk water services utility in South Africa in order to fulfil its core mandate and vision

  • The Chief Executive is accountable for ensuring that the organisation complies with its mandate as per the Water Services Act and as directed by the Shareholder while maintaining its financial sustainability
  • To assume accountability for the uMngeni-uThukela Water strategy, business model and the overall business operations
  • To appraise the Board of Directors (Non-Executive) on uMngeni-uThukela Water’s strategic direction, value creation and sustainability of the uMngeni-uThukela Water business
  • Undertake broader stakeholder engagements to maintain shareholder confidence and improve business efficiencies
  • Drive and oversee sustainable change management programmes to achieve broader organizational effectiveness
  • Identify organizational interventions and deploy appropriate resources to respond to the Corporate Risk Register and emerging risks as well as changing environmental demands
  • Oversee the compilation and submission of the annual shareholder compact and subsequent alignment of the organizational performance to the agreed Balance Scorecard targets
  • Responsible for the implementation of the Board Resolutions, uMngeni-uThukela Water strategic objectives and the performance measures driving the Annual Business Plan as may be directed by the Board.

Key Responsibilities: Development of Strategy, Performance Management and Corporate Business Plans

  • Operational efficiency and effectiveness & Infrastructure and Water Resources Sustainability
  • Financial Management
  • Corporate Governance and Legal Compliance
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Human Capital Management.

Minimum Qualifications: BEng / BSc in Civil / Mechanical / Chemical Engineering/ Natural Science

  • A postgraduate qualification MBA/ MBL
  • Registration with the relevant professional body will be an added advantage.

Minimum Experience: Proven experience of 10 years at Senior Management Level with a minimum of 5 years at an Executive Level in a large scale organization dealing with water and sanitation.

Technical and Functional Competencies: Ability to create a KZN-wide vision and position the organization as a provincial utility

  • Strategy creation and plan formulation to ensure effective management of the utility
  • Ability to influence and guide directors, executives and staff in the utility
  • Technically sound in terms of contracts, project structuring and projects management
  • Understanding and ability to initiate and implement relevant contracting methodologies
  • Guide the setting of the utility’ bond market program
  • Ability to attract investments and to raise funds for the utility
  • Ability to function at an inter-governmental level
  • Understanding of the political economy of the region (within the 4 Clusters of the utility), and clear understanding of socioeconomic realities in the province
  • Clear understanding of corporate competencies, understanding of the financial markets, the role of borrowers and lenders as key partners, as well as appreciation of risk and return.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Analytical Ability and Deductive Reasoning
  • Relationship Management
  • Integrity
  • People management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Systematic, organized, high energy and results driven
  • Persuasive
  • Innovation.

uMngeni-uThukela Water is committed to the development of staff and promotes diversity, inclusiveness, and equity within the organisation. This appointment will be made in the context of the Employment Equity Plan. Successful candidates/applicants will be subjected to competency assessments and Security Clearance to the appropriate level as may be determined by uMngeni-Thukela Water from time to time.

Interested persons are requested to email the application letter, curriculum vitae, certified ID copy and certified copies of qualifications for attention to: clearly indicating the position applied for and reference number. Applications without certified copies as well as those that are hand delivered will not be accepted. For enquires please contact at[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”Download the advert” color=”primary” link=”|target:_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row]