JOB: Director: IEA Co-Ordination, Strategic Planning and Support (South Africa)

Organisation: Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Application deadline: 12 June 2017
Website/full details: Director: IEA Co-Ordination, Strategic Planning and Support (South Africa)

Description: Requirements: • An appropriate recognised Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, and Engineering at NQF level 7; • Extensive relevant experience, of which a minimum of 5 years’ is at a middle/ senior management level. Extensive experience in reviewing, processing and management of Environmental Impact Management applications; • Knowledge of government planning cycle, strategic planning and budgeting process; • Sound knowledge of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) and its related EIA Regulations as well as some sense of compliance and enforcement requirements; • Working knowledge of Human Resource Management practices, the Public Finance Management Act, legal issues, negotiations and conflict management skills; • An innovative and creative person with proven leadership skills and good analytical, communications and managerial experience; • Ability to develop interpret and apply policies, strategies and legislation. Strategic thinker with the ability to work under pressure; • Good understanding of government and its functions in terms of environmental impact management (EIM.)

Duties: • Administer the environmental authorisation function in terms of NEMA, related to all NEMA Section 24G applications, Integrated Permitting System as well deliver on all cross-cutting or transversal issues relevant to the Chief Directorate; • Interface with all Infrastructure and Sector based projects from policy and strategy development to its implementation. Administer Integrated Permitting System (IPS) as well as NEMA Section 24G applications; • Implement and promote integrated environmental decision making; • Implement the Coordinated Integrated Permitting System (CIPS) and contribute to development of Integrated Environmental Management (IEM) tools as well as the overall promotion of sustainable development; • Respond to impromptu requests to review other development applications received detached from IPS and S24G applications; • In addition the candidate will be responsible for all managerial aspects of the Directorate, including but not limited to finances, Human Resource Management, business planning, asset management, work distribution, system development, management of staff performance, projects management, and ensuring that the Department meets its review timeframes through the equitable distribution of the work.