Discover an exciting opportunity HR Officer Position at The Housing Development Agency (HDA), a cornerstone in developing housing and human settlements across South Africa. Established by an Act of Parliament in 2008, HDA plays a pivotal role in land acquisition, preparation, and project management, working closely with various stakeholders to make a significant impact in communities.

    HR Officer Position Overview:

    • Location: Gauteng, Johannesburg
    • Reference Number: HDA OHR021
    • Closing Date: 27 February 2024
    • Duration: Three-year fixed term contract
    • Reporting Line: Manager: Human Resource and Strategic Interventions

    Key Requirement:

    • Postgraduate certificate in organisational development (advantageous)
    • B Tech or Degree in Human Resources Management or similar field
    • Affiliation to an HR professional body (advantageous)
    • 5 years of relevant working experience within an HR department, showcasing hands-on expertise in HR operations.
    • Experience in coordinating and facilitating Learning & Development (L&D) HR matters, particularly with SETA registrations, underscoring the candidate’s ability to manage training programs aligned with statutory requirements.
    • Proven track record in formulating workforce skills plans and annual training plans, demonstrating strategic planning skills to enhance organizational talent development.
    • Experience in driving the modernization of HR processes and information systems, indicating proficiency in leveraging technology to streamline HR functions.
    • Solid knowledge, interpretation, and application of HR policies, practices, procedures, and statutory requirements, ensuring compliance and effective HR management.

    Skills and Key Competence:

    • Proficient in HR policies, practices, and statutory requirements
    • Foundation in HR theories, practices, and methodologies.
    • Experience in Learning & Development, Workforce Skills Plan formulation
    • Expertise in HR process modernisation and information systems
    • Understanding of labor law, organizational behavior, and strategic HR management.
    • Advanced skills in facilitating organizational change and improving performance.
    • Knowledge of interventions that increase effectiveness and health of the organization.
    • Ability to align strategies, processes, and HR policies with organizational goals.
    • Access to a network of HR professionals and resources.
    • Commitment to continuing professional development and adherence to industry standards.
    • Recognition of professional credibility and ethical practice in HR.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal abilities
    • Analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively

    Role Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Recruitment and Selection: Managing the recruitment process from advertising to selection, ensuring cost-effectiveness and compliance with HDA’s processes.
    • Training Administration: Identifying training needs, developing training programs, and ensuring the implementation of Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Plan.
    • Induction Support: Facilitating induction programs for new staff and managing the implementation of these programs.
    • Employee Relations: Assisting with industrial relations matters, providing advice on disciplinary procedures, and promoting a positive workplace culture.
    • Performance Management: Supporting the implementation of performance management processes and ensuring the timely completion of performance appraisals.
    • HR Policy and Procedure Implementation: Assisting with the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures.
    • Client Management and Consulting: Providing HR advice to assigned clients and facilitating the modernization of HR products and services.
    • HR Information System: Supporting HR information systems like Sage People 300 and assisting with HR data management.
    • HR Project and Administration: Managing payroll information, leave management, staff benefits, and coordinating HR projects and audits.

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • Salary Range: R453,300 – R566,616 per annum (all-inclusive package)
    • Comprehensive health benefits, retirement plans, and vacation policies

    Application Process:

    • Email your application to with the Job Title and Reference number in the subject line. Ensure your CV is in PDF format.
    • Submit a resume/CV, cover letter, portfolio (if applicable)
    • Include copies of qualifications and identity document
    • Provide two contactable references

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    Seize this opportunity to be part of a transformative agency dedicated to improving housing and human settlements in South Africa. If you meet the qualifications and are passionate about making a difference, apply today to join our team at The Housing Development Agency.