x2 Project Manager Vacancies at the Department of Water and Sanitation

x2 Project Manager Vacancies at the Department of Water and Sanitation

  • BRANCH: Water and Sanitation Services Management, Directorate: Specialist Unit WSI SALARY: R 1 105 383 per annum (Level 13) (All-inclusive package)

  • CENTRE: Pretoria Head Office

x2 Project Manager Vacancies at the Department of Water and Sanitation


An NQF level 7 degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management. Five (5) years’ experience in middle and senior management within the water sector-built environment.

Experience in technical and engineering designs of Water and Sanitation Services. A valid unexpired driver’s license. An understanding of stakeholders and decision making. An understanding of drafting agreements. The ability to work with PFMA, governance practices, and policies, including financial, knowledge, and change management.

Technical report writing, strategic capability, and leadership. A sound understanding of e-collaboration and networking. Capable of analytical, creative, and self-management skills.


Manage and coordinate all aspects of water and sanitation services management projects. Ensure that water and sanitation services projects are monitored and evaluated properly in provincial operations. Facilitate research development. Facilitate and support the implementation of water and sanitation services projects for the provincial operations.

Compiled monthly progress reports from provincial operations for Management and National Treasury. Prepares reports for the national oversight committee (DWS, DPLG, SALGA, NT). Ensuring service delivery and quality control by populating Monitoring and Reporting System. Arranges and attends quarterly meetings with 9 provincial offices.


Ms. G Matshego Tel: 012 336 7858

How to apply

APPLICATIONS: Head Office (Pretoria): Please forward your application quoting the relevant reference number to the Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X350, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver to Delta Continental Building, Corner of Visagie and Bosman Street, Pretoria. Attention: Planning, Recruitment and Selection.

Application Notes

Please note that the address of each posting is the address for submitting an application for employment. On the Department of Water and Sanitations website, under career opportunities, or on the DPSA website, under vacancies in the Public Service (point 4), a newly implemented Z83 form can be found.

The application must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV (with detailed information about the applicant’s training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge, and experience). Please provide all the required information on the Z83 application form.

As per DPSA circular 19 of 2022, other related documentation, such as copies of qualifications, identity documents, drivers licenses, etc., cannot accompany the application when applying for a position. Such documentation must only be provided during the interview.

For applicants with professional or occupational registrations, it is mandatory to complete the fields in Part B of the Z83 since these fields are regarded as mandatory. This information must also be included in the applicant’s CV. A driver’s license must be annotated on the CV for posts requiring it. Failure to provide all required information will automatically disqualify the applicant.

No late applications will be accepted. A SAQA evaluation certificate must accompany foreign qualifications (only when shortlisted). Applications that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements will not be considered. Before appointment, all shortlisted candidates for Senior Management Services (SMS) posts will undergo a technical and competency assessment.

A pre-entry certificate is required from the National School of Government. (Individuals who have completed the course already, and who are therefore in possession of a certificate are welcome to submit such, however, it is not required that an applicant submit such when applying for the post prior to the closing date.

The link for the completion of the course for the certificate for the pre-entry into SMS can be found on http://www.thensg.gov.za/training-course/sms-pre-entry-programme/. Candidates will be required to complete a financial disclosure form and undergo a security clearance.

Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must provide a police clearance certificate from country of origin (only when shortlisted). Water Sanitation is an equal opportunity employer. As part of the process of filling vacant posts, the objectives of section 195(1)(i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives outlined in the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998), and the Department’s Human Resources policies will be taken into account.

We will only communicate with short-listed candidates. Please accept that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not heard from us within three (3) months of receiving this advertisement. Faxed or emailed applications will not be considered. It is possible for the department to not fill these positions. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and EE targets will be given preference.

Closing Date:29 May 2023   

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