Director - Corporate Services

Job No: DCS0221

Location: eSwatini

Categories: Public sector

The Municipal Council of Manzini (Council) seeks to recruit a highly qualified, multi-talented and results-oriented Director of Corporate Services. This is an exciting position that entails maintaining oversight of the HR and Admin, Legal, Information Technology and SHEQ unit.

Job Purpose

Lead the Corporate Services division (HR and Admin, Legal, ICT and SHERQ) and ensure the provision of quality, efficient and effective services to the Council in accordance with legislative and statutory requirements.


Strategy Development

  • Develop, maintain, and oversee the implementation of the Corporate Services strategy, policies and procedures
  • Develop and manage annual budgets for the division and perform periodic cost and productivity analysis

HR Management and Employee Relations

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate Human Resource activities of Council
  • Lead union negotiations and coordinate all disciplinary/grievance procedures
  • Oversee the development, maintenance and implementation of labour relations policies
  • Develop and implement change management and training initiatives

Operations and Security Services  

  • Lead the operations management function of Council, reporting periodically to the CEO
  • Oversee the property maintenance and security function to include city policing services for Council
  • Initiate interventions and strategies to ensure that public order and convenience is maintained in the city of Manzini

Information Communication and Technology

  • Oversee the management of the Council’s IT needs, ensuring alignment of the IT strategy to the Council’s strategy
  • Ensure the provision of IT solutions and contemporary innovation to Council IT network system

Legal, Company Secretarial and Governance

  • Lead Council compliance with standard legal practice and maintain standards of good corporate governance, and manage relevant risks accordingly
  • Ensure that Councillors are provided with guidance with regards to their duties, responsibilities, powers and, make Councillors aware of any law relevant to/or affecting Council

SHERQ and Registry Management

  • Ensure the implementation of SHERQ/QMS management system for the department
  • Oversee the registry management function of Council, leading the effective management and archiving of records

Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, Strategy, Law, or equivalent post-graduate qualification
  • 8 years of Senior Management experience
  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • Working understanding of payroll and IT and proven in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Strategic agility and well-established team management and leadership skills

Written applications accompanied by a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, as well as certified copies of academic certificates must be submitted.

Applications for this position are now closed