Community Development Worker (20X) REF NO.: REFS/012650

Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs is looking for 20 candidates to apply for a community development worker. This job is available in the following Location: Tshwane – Ward 104; Sedibeng – Ward 4,7,11,18,21, 28, 40; Merafong – Ward 27,13; Mogale City – Ward 26;31 Johannesburg – Ward 16,33 and Rand-West – Ward,24,31,30 and Ekurhuleni – Ward 24,29,89. The successful candidates will get paid Package: R211 713.00 per annum (plus benefits)
On your application, you must quote the following reference number: REFS/012650.

Community Development Worker Requirements

Matric or grade 12 certificate plus 1-year experience in Community Work. An NQF level 5 or equivalent qualification and understanding of Community Development work will serve as an added advantage. Must reside in the ward where the vacancy is listed. Competencies: Research skills; In-depth understanding and knowledge of ward and community dynamics; Good communicator; 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 spheres; Driver licence (added advantage).

Duties Includes

Conduct a need analysis to develop a community profile. Conduct door to door work and community consultation. Identify and determine the needs of communities. Visit 480 houses annually and keep 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. Promote network and enhance the activities of government (all 3 spheres) and other community-based workers aimed at improving service delivery. Conduct social awareness and community education to inform communities about services provided by government structures. Facilitate information dissemination to communities through all government departments. Mobilise communities to organise themselves into focus groups. Network with other government departments to source information and assist sector departments to reach focus groups per service area. Monitoring and reporting significate trends within communities related to community and social development, and livelihood security as well as the impact of associated with development projects. Facilitate the initiation and development of projects in communities and linking them with relevant resource. Notify existing community project managers 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 and support IDP, Community Based Planning and Asset Based Monitoring processes


Applications should be submitted strictly online at

Notes :

We intend 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. 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.

Closing Date : 13-12-2021

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