The Observatory Improvement District (OBSID) Recent Job Opening

Posted on :

30 Apr, 2019

Category :

Vacancies South Africa

The Observatory Improvement District (OBSID) is an established Special Rating Area (SRA) and provides top up services as a provider to the City of Cape Town.  These services include public safety, urban management and social development with an additional focus on arts and heritage projects.

Job Title: Programme Manager

Job Location: Cape Town.

Report to: The CEO


  • Manage and delivery of various programmes in line with implementation plans e.g. cleaning, urban management, public safety, business development
  • Manage outsourced providers in terms of the various contracts and SLA’s in place
  • Staff management including performance reviews corrective action, identification of training needs etc
  • Full programme reporting (monthly reports, implementation plan progress, service provider assessments)
  • Plan and delivery of special projects for different programmes in conjunction with CEO (including public spaces, arts / sports / heritage and culture)
  • Asset management and maintenance
  • Budget management
  • Community and stakeholder liaison


  • A minimum of five to seven years’ relevant work experience, prior experience in urban management, law enforcement, SAPS, other City structures very advantageous
  • A valid driver’s licence and own vehicle
  • Interpersonal skills, a network of relevant contacts and the ability to interact effectively with different stakeholder groups in both formal and informal settings
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office suite)
  • People management skills, with experience in managing small teams
  • An interest in community issues and in understanding how the OBSID can deepen and improve its services within its mandate, as well as an interest in Observatory as a suburb
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written and strong reporting skills
  • Planning skills and the ability to adjust plans to deliver against objectives as circumstances dictate
  • Sound finance management skills
  • Physically suited to working outside for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work unusual hours, over weekends as necessary

To apply

Submit your CV and a short letter of application to [email protected]

Application Deadline: Friday, 3 May, 2019

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