Business Analyst

Reference number: 03834

Directorate: Office of the Chief Information Officer

SALARY: R212 106 per annum (plus service benefits)

CENTRE: Johannesburg

REQUIREMENTS: Matric and a recognized 3 year National Diploma in ICT or Bachelor Degree in ICT (Computer Science or Informatics). Business Analysis Certificate will serve as a Strong advantage. A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in similar position. Knowledge & Skills: System development Cycle. Business analysis techniques knowledge beyond theory. Understanding of different IT processes .Knowledge of relevant Public Service Regulation. Understanding of customers’ expectation. Good understanding of the organization‘s business and how IT Contributes to it. Very strong communication skills: oral, written, presentation, facilitation. Technical credibility, Committed, Initiative, Objective, logical and diversity focused. Proactive and resourceful, flexible / change oriented. Quality oriented, People oriented, Credible, Problem solving.

DUTIES: Departmental analysis: Understanding the needs of the business as a whole, its strategic direction, and identifying initiative that will allow a business to meet those strategic goals including: Creating and maintaining the business architecture. Conduct feasibility studies. Identify new business opportunities. Scoping and defining new opportunities .Prepare the business case .Conduct the initial risk assessment. Requirements planning and management: Planning the requirement development process, determining which requirements are the highest priorities for implementation, and managing change .Requirements elicitation: Collecting requirements from stake holders using techniques for requirements elicitation: Brainstorming. Document analysis: Focus Group, Interface Analysis: Interview: etc. Develop and specify requirements in detail to allow successful implementation using the following: Business Process Analysis: object oriented Analysis: Structure Analysis. Requirements communication: Describes techniques for ensuring that stakeholders have a shared understanding of the requirements and how of the requirements and how they will be implemented. Solution assessment validation very the correctness of proposed solution, and assess possible shortcoming in the implementation. Process definition and design: Process Identification. Process Modelling. Continuous Process Improvement.

ENQUIRIES: Ms Nkhensani Manganyi Tel No: (011) 6893701

APPLICATIONS: All applications must be done online apply at

CLOSING DATE: 30 May 2014

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on form z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department. The Completed and signed form should be accompanied by a recently updated CV as well as certified copies of all qualification / s and ID document( no copies of certified copies allowed, certification should not be more than six months old). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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