Call for Nominations for Board Members: Vaal-Orange Catchment Management Agency

3 Mar 2023 by WISA

Vaal-Orange Catchment Management Agency - DWS


View full advert here: VOCMA Board Advert

The board members should possess either of the following key competencies:
• Finance, Audit;
• Legal and Risk;
• Technical; Scientific and Information Technology expertise;
• Water Resources Management;
• Environmental Management;
• Human Resource and Ethics;
• Engineering Management;
• Demonstrate leadership and Corporate Governance Experience.

The Minister has appointed the Advisory Committee as per the requirements of the Act. All sectors and individuals within VOCMA are hereby called to submit nominations of suitably qualified persons to be considered for appointment as members of the Board for this Agency, on or before 31 March 2023.

The following general criteria will be applied in assessing the suitability of candidates:

Relevant qualifications
• At least 5 years extensive knowledge and experience on water sector issues;
• Intense knowledge of Legislation and Regulations that govern SOEs (BBBEE; PFMA etc.) including knowledge of the King IV Report on Corporate Governance South Africa;
• Experience serving on the Board of a significant entity/company;
• Must have integrity and be of good standing;
• Sufficient time availability to attend meetings and dedicate to VOCMA business.

A nominee will not be considered to hold office as a member of the Board if he/she:
• is an un-rehabilitated insolvent,
• has been convicted of any offence involving dishonesty;
• has been sentenced to imprisonment without the option of a fine; and
• has a private business interest that conflicts with the interest of the VOCMA.
(The appointment of preferred nominees will be subject to probity checks (i.e. criminal and civil records; reference checks; verification of qualifications and experience; credit record, integrity test and security clearance). Every nomination of a person for appointment to the Board must be signed by a proposer and be seconded (none of whom may be the nominee). The nomination must also contain the nominee’s signed acceptance. No person may nominate or second more than one candidate).

Applications should be submitted in electronic format and must include the following:
• Letter of motivation, not exceeding two pages;
• Detailed Curriculum Vitae, including the names and contact details of two referees;
• Proof of South African citizenship (copy of Identity Document) and;
• Certified copies of qualification certificates.
(The above documents must be: submitted to and copied to

Applicants should note that:
• The Minister reserves the right not to appoint.
• Correspondence will be limited to short-listed nominees only. Short-listed nominees will be required to complete the necessary disclosure of
interest and information declarations.
• Preference will be given to nominees whose appointment will enhance representation on the Board.
• Term of office is four years (4 years).

Closing Date: 31 March 2023

(Applicants who do not receive a response within eight (8) weeks of the closing date must regard their applications as being unsuccessful).

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