SACAP Vacancies

By | October 1, 2022

SACAP Vacancies

Open Vacancies

Part-time Professional Architect 3-4 Days Per Week 12 Months Fixed Term Contract

Department: Legal

Province: Western Cape

Number of vacancies: 1

Deadline: Saturday 25 Sep 2023

Job full description

Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading NPC 
VPUU NPC is a Public Benefit Organisation implementing multi-sectoral integrated area based upgrading programmes of neighbourhoods in townships and informal settlements. This is done in partnership with communities, municipalities, provincial and national government.
We work in an integrated team of community participation, socio economic development, operation and maintenance, spatial planning and design, infrastructure development, and knowledge management towards sustainable urban neighbourhoods. For our team we are looking for
Part-time Professional Architect 3-4 days per week
12 months Fixed term contract
Job Purpose:
Development of Spatial and Architectural Plans aligned to VPUU methodology and strategy.
Key Performance Areas:

  • Assist and develop Conceptual design, design development and Technical Drawings of Strategic Public Buildings and public space to work with implementation and Community Action Plans aligned to VPUU methodology and strategy and National Building Regulations
  • Assist Contract administration of Architectural projects from Stage 1 to stage 5 of SACAP Architectural Projects i.e. design to implementation on site using JBCC.
  • Assist and present Spatial Plans and Building Plans/Architectural designs to key stakeholders.
  • Site and community mapping and investigation of local context to develop base layers for Safe Node Area/s at both urban and architectural scales.
  • Collection, research, review and analysis of urban implications per Safe Node Area/s
  • Develop 2D and 3D graphic presentation of Spatial & Building Plans including models, posters and other tools (games) to work with community stakeholders
  • Reporting/documentation of Architectural Plans, Spatial Plans and Urban Design related work according to specific aspects of work e.g. tender process etc.
  • Research documentation of Architectural and Urban Design work/projects to show best practice
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  • Masters in Architecture
  • Pr.Arch professional registration with SA council for Architectural Profession (SACAP) is mandatory
  • Minimum of  5 years’ experience in Architecture from concept design to implementation
  • Experience in project/construction management
  • Good report writing skills and good English
  • Special Skills, Mental or Personality Requirements:
  • Technical drawing skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office software, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite [at minimum InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop], AutoCAD, Sketch-Up
  • Speaking Xhosa and Afrikaans advantage
  • Facilitation skills and experience in community participation advantage
    Valid Driver’s Licence

Please forward a CV and a covering letter, including certified copies of your ID and relevant qualifications to: VPUU, PO Box 2373 Cape Town 8000 or Email:
Closing date for applications:  Friday 24 September 2023
Only shortlisted applications will be contacted. Applicants are respectfully informed that if no notification of appointment is received within one month from the closing date, they must accept that their applications were unsuccessful.
Start Date: Saturday 25 Sep 2023
Department: Legal
Province: Western Cape
Number of vacancies: 1


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