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- Salary: R1 057 326 - R1 245 495 per annum
- Qualifications: Bachelor Degree
- Centre: Pretoria
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- Where to submit application: *********
- Notes: No Applications Will Be Accepted By Staff In Offices In The Building. Note: Directions to applicants: Applications must be submitted on form Z.83, obtainable from any Public Service Department and must be accompanied by certified copies of qualifications (a transcript of results must be attached), driver's license, identity document and a C.V. (Separate application for every vacancy). Applications received after the closing date and those that do not comply with these instructions will not be considered. The onus is on the applicants to ensure that their applications are posted or hand delivered timeously. Candidates who possess foreign qualifications and/or short courses certificates must take it upon themselves to have their qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), and must please attach proof of the level of their qualifications after evaluation. No e-mailed or faxed applications will be considered. Applicants are respectfully informed that if no notification of appointment is received within 4 months of the closing date, they must accept that their application was unsuccessful.
REQUIREMENTS : A recognized Bachelor?s Degree or equivalent three-year qualification (NQF level 7) as recognized by SAQA. A minimum of eight years demonstrated experience in the Project Management field of which five years? experience should be at a middle/ senior managerial level. Experience in Financial Services, especially Employee Benefits, Pension Fund and Retirement Benefits Administration, will be a distinct advantage. Computer literacy that would include a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products with in depth knowledge of MS Project. Membership of a professional body will serve as an advantage. Knowledge of PMO and Public Service Legislative framework, Knowledge of Programme Administration and Management, Knowledge of Customer Service principles and processes, Knowledge of Law and associated mechanisms, Knowledge of Project Management software and the operational use of the tool, Knowledge of relevant requirements, particularly BCEA and GPAA policies and procedures, including the Public Service Act, High level communication skills, Project Management skills, Strategic decision making skills, Leadership skills, Collaboration skills, Delegation skills, Initiative, Emotional intelligence, Integrity, Ability to see the bigger picture, Demonstrable commitment, Customer service orientation. DUTIES : The incumbent will be responsible for the following functions which includes but are not limited to: Project information/communication management: Manage development and execution of communication plan to ensure effective and timely communication between the PMO, line management, senior management, and external partners. Manage access to key project documents, presentations and assessments. Ensure development and implementation plans for use of collaborative team communication solutions. Manage the production of periodic management reports (e.g. monthly reports, project milestones). Serve as a central point of contact between the GPAA and various internal and external stakeholders. Represent the GPAA within various PMO forums and participate in reviews and presentation to senior management. Financial Management and Reporting: Overall management of all project related accounting functions for all projects in the Project Management Office. Review and approve effective and accurate project budget preparation, management and reporting. Review and approve all activities and transactions in project related accounts. Review and approve project variances and monitoring thereof. Approve the closing out of all project accounts upon project completion. Oversee preparation of all audit documentation (internal and external). Oversee the preparation, compilation and distribution of complete, accurate and timely management financial reports. Drive PMO strategies and policies: Actively participates in the development of strategic documents such as project plans, target product profiles, etc. Contributes strategic input into GPAA and other senior management or governance reviews. Facilitate product life cycle management planning and ensure GPAA maintains long-term product development focus. Keep abreast with changes in Project Management and PMO guidelines and other legislation, to make recommendations where GPAA policies and procedures need to be amended, monitoring the implementation of changes made. Check compliance within GPAA to Public Sector resolutions and policies relating to PMO, initiating changes identified. Initiative delivery: Demonstrate project management expertise through management of medium to large programmes of varying complexity. Ensure the facilitation of processes by prioritization and development of funding approval. Manage the project scope, define deliverables, obtain consensus and manage stakeholder expectations. Ensure proper management of change requests and control scope through effective execution of plans. Initiate delivery related purchases and acquisitions, as required. Effectively deploy physical,