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PLEASE NOTE:Unless otherwise stated on the vacancy, all applications must be hand delivered to Brister House, OR ADDRESSED TO:
Executive Director
PO BOX 116
Alternatively contact the Corporate Services Directorate, tel. (041) 506-3259

NO faxed applications will be accepted.



The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is committed to employment practices that redress past imbalances in respect of race, gender, creed and disability, and as such, the relevant policy will be considered during the recruitment and selection process.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the under-mentioned position.

Appointment to this position will be made on a fixed-term performance-based contract in terms of Sections 54A, 56 and 57 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000), as amended (the MSA), read together with the Local Government: Municipal Performance Regulations, 2006, and the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act: Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels, 2007.

The remuneration package offered will be highly competitive, commensurate to the level of qualifications, skills, competencies and experience required from the incumbent. Salary negotiable.




(Minimum: R1 444 570   Midpoint: R1 772 478   Max: R2 100 387)

Location of the post: Port Elizabeth


Download application form for this position

The successful candidate will be required to sign an employment contract, a performance agreement and disclose his/her financial interests.  Candidates will be required to undergo security vetting.  

Job purpose:

The Chief Financial Officer is the administrative head of the Budget and Treasury Office within the administration of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and is, inter alia, responsible for providing strategic financial support to the Municipality.

The incumbent will be accountable to the Municipal Manager for the day-to-day financial management of the Municipality, and in particular the statutorily assigned functions of the post. 


  • At least a NQF Level 7 qualification in the fields of Accounting, Finance or Economics .
  • A qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) will be preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience at senior and middle management levels of which at least two must be at senior management level. 
  • Financial and supply chain management competencies as prescribed in the Regulations (Government Gazette 29967)
  • Leading and core competencies as prescribed in the Local Government Competency Framework for Senior Managers (Government Gazette 37245).
  • A Certificate in Municipal Financial Management, Certificate Programme in Municipal Development (CPMD) or registration with a recognised professional body (a recommendation).
  • Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and experience in the application of legislative prescripts.
  • A valid Code B driver''s licence. 

Key Performance Areas : 

  • Advising the Accounting Officer and Senior Managers on the exercising of the powers and duties conferred on them in terms of the MFMA and the preparation and implementation of the municipal budget in line with the MBRR.
  • Advising the Executive Mayor and other office-bearers on financial and economic strategies, policy formulation, procedures and by-laws and the implementation thereof.
  • Preparing and submitting regular reports to the Council, Executive Mayor and national and provincial departments, as prescribed by statute and policy.
  • Controlling the budget and monitoring spending patterns and income generation in terms of Council ''s approved SDBIPs, all supply chain management processes, and expenditure control, development and implementation.
  • Monitoring and controlling proper accounting systems, preparing annual financial statements in accordance with GRAP, cash and investment management, billing processes and revenue collection, financial and asset risk management, and the operation of the internal insurance fund and development.
  • Monitoring and maintaining a credible asset register in line with GRAP 17 and Treasury Regulations and developing and implementing municipal-wide internal control systems.
  • Managing the human resources of the Budget and Treasury Office, so as to contribute to labour harmony and minimise disputes.
  • Developing and implementing revenue enhancement mechanisms.
  • Implementing credible and effective SCM processes, in line with the PPPFA and Treasury Regulations.
  •  Developing a financial turnaround plan for the Municipality. 



As part of the selection criteria, prospective candidates will be required to undergo competence/psychometric assessments to determine their suitability in respect of applicable core managerial and occupational competencies, as well as financial supply chain management competencies, as prescribed in the regulations on minimum competencies and municipal performance.

Should the necessity to determine equivalence of qualifications be required, such responsibility will rest with the applicants, and this should be established via a relevant verification authority.

Applicants must pass the minimum requirements for a security clearance, as required for the above posts. If it is not possible to screen the applicants with regard to a security clearance within the time-frame prescribed herein, any appointment must be subject to the applicant obtaining the necessary security clearance. 


Official applications are obtainable from Reception, Corporate Services Directorate, eight floor, Lillian Diedericks Building, Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth, or may be downloaded from the municipal website.

Applications in envelopes marked "Confidential”, stating the specific position for which application is being made, and containing a detailed Curriculum Vitae, with certified copies of supporting documents, must be emailed to or mailed to reach the Executive Director: Corporate Services, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality at PO Box 116, Port Elizabeth, on or before 28 February 2018.

Applications may be hand delivered at the eight floor, Lillian Diederiks Building, Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth. 

Telephonic enquiries may be directed to the Receptionist, tel: 041 506 3259 or Ms Danielle Davids on 041 506 3269.

Canvassing of Councillors is not permitted and proof thereof will result in disqualification. 

The Council reserves the right not to make any appointment.

Ref. 22 – 11 February 2018







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