The Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) is the implementation arm of the Department of Economic Development created in terms of the Blue IQ Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd Amended Act (2012) merging Blue IQ Investment Holdings and the Gauteng Economic Development Agency (GEDA). The GGDA is a group of companies made up of a Holding company and four subsidiaries i.e.

  • Automotive Supply Park t/a Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)
  • The Innovation Hub (TIH)
  • Constitution Hill (ConHill)
  • Gauteng Industrial Development Zone (GIDZ)

The mandate thereof is to lead, facilitate and manage sustainable job creation and inclusive economic growth and development in the Gauteng City Region through:

  • Enabling economic development that is focused on creating sustainable jobs by facilitating the delivery of key national and provincial programmes of
  • Strategically positioning the province into a globally competitive city
  • Facilitating partnerships and creating linkages across the province to maximise service delivery
  • Supporting the development of Key Sectors of the economy in line with the economic development and industrial strategies of the province by carrying out:
    √ Business enablement
    √ Establishment of capital projects
    √ Land development
    √ Trade and investment promotion

The successful incumbent will be reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer, he/she will be responsible for the following:

  • Managing the operations of the office of the Group Chief Executive Officer,
  • Developing and implementing the strategic and operational plans of the office of the Group CEO
  • Acting as a liaison between the Group CEO and the Executive Management,
  • Following up on the implementation of organisational decisions given by the Group CEO to Executive Management,
  • Reviewing documentation and correspondence submitted to the office of the Group CEO and providing advice as well as taking necessary action,
  • Coordinating in collaboration with Human Capital for the performance reviews of direct reports to the Group CEO,
  • Compiling, managing and controlling the budget of the Office of the CEO,
  • Maintaining relationships with various stakeholders to foster effective communication and ensure appropriate relationships are maintained,
  • Ensuring implementation of appropriate communication strategies, managing and overseeing the required interaction between the Group CEO and the public,
  • Compiling the reports of the office of the Group CEO (performance and non-performance reports),

As minimum applicants should have the following requirements:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualifications in Public Administration/Social Sciences/Commerce and Business Administration,
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a relevant management level with a proven track record of successful people management, operational management, transformational and change management,
  • Working knowledge of PFMA and relevant regulations/laws,
  • Knowledge of financial management and budgeting,
  • Strategy and operational planning knowledge,
  • Excellent communication and lobbying skills and ability to communicate across the various levels of government,

Applications must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, certified copies of qualifications and certified copies of identity documentation.  

Preference will be given to people with disabilities, women, and previously disadvantaged individuals to promote Employment Equity within the group  

The closing date for applications is 03 March 2023 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Enquiries and submissions should be addressed to