Tracking Number: EMCM332-2014
SAP Number: S60044094
Job Title: DIRECTOR: DEMOGRAPHIC AND GEOGRAPHIC ECONOMIC TREND ANALYSIS
This position seeks to attract: All Categories
Department: OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR
Division: Economic Intelligence
Section: Demographic And Geographic Economic Trend Analysis
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Basic Salary Scale: R 472 344.00 - 614 652.00 per annum
Total Remuneration Packages: R743 170.69 - 924 444.51 per annum
Location - Depot / Town or City: Centurion
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa
For Enquiries (Contact Person): Thea Louw (012 358 1226)
An appropriate three (3) year tertiary career-related (Degree or National Diploma) qualification in GIS, Engineering, Economic Geography, Social Sciences, Statistics or Mathematics
A Honours and/or Master’s degree will be an added advantage
Relevant experience in a demographic and geographic trend analysis i.e. spatial economic planning at the city-level
Personal attributes / competencies:
Strong analytical ability; Familiarity with economic-related and city-level data and the importance thereof; Ability to work under pressure; Proactive individual; Ability to demonstrate high levels of innovation; Ability to organise and prioritise own work and organise research within the project timetable/timelines; Strong computer literacy including excel; Excellent communication skills; Effective team work; Good attention to detail; Willingness to work flexibly in order to achieve project demands; Willingness to learn new skills; Reliable and loyal
Responsible for the identification, planning and enablement of interventions within marginalised and priority areas of the City of Tshwane.
Developing a terms of reference for the area
Developing and managing the Division’s publications
Identifying and assessing the economic development and economic geography needs of the Tshwane region
The creation of economic development plans for marginalised areas within the Tshwane region, i.e. the facilitation of multiple city-centres as well a simultaneous focus on increased levels of densification in an endeavour towards transforming the spatial economic landscape of Tshwane.
Conducting relevant demographic and geographic economic trend analysis with a focus on understanding the extent to which the City is currently capacitated to deal with potential future challenges
Generating high quality research within this area and enhancing the profile of the City of Tshwane
Ensuring the implementation of identified economic development initiatives in specific nodes
Influence National and Provincial-level policies related to Spatial Economic Planning to ensure effective policy development
Developing and contributing to the City’s research publications thereby enhancing the research profile of the City of Tshwane as an African Capital City of Excellence
Perpetually remaining abreast with local and global economic, social and political occurrences
Developing relationships with key stakeholders, e.g. the private sector, national and provincial government departments and entities, think-tanks and academia, global financial institutions, other cities and so on.
Co-ordinating stakeholder events
Managing the unit’s team.
Closing date: 30 May 2014
Questions after the interview:
At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.
Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:
- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?
These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.
If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:
- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?
If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:
- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;
The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!