Construction Project Manager




Job Title: Construction Project Manager
Job Type Classification: Contract
Location - Town / City: Midrand/Mthatha
Location - Province: Eastern Cape
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Description:
Strategic Functions
- Assist in the planning, execution, monitoring and control and closure of the project (with the relevant support from the Programme Support Office)
- Assist in identifying and implementing expediting measures to prevent project delays

Key Responsibilities:
Strategic Functions
- Assist in the planning, execution, monitoring and control and closure of the project (with the relevant support from the Programme Support Office)
- Assist in identifying and implementing expediting measures to prevent project delays

Project Management Functions
- Project coordination and team management
oversee the construction project from start to finish
serve as a key link with the Programme Manager and client’s representative and review the deliverable prepared by the team before passing onto the client
co-ordinate the efforts of all parties involved in the project, including professional service providers (consultants), contractors, sub-contractors and labour
develop team spirit and ensure that staff involved in the project are committed to the same goal
identify and negotiate assignment of resources
implement the project office framework with objectives and goals of the team members and assign individual responsibilities
- Project control on cost, time and quality
ensure that control measures for cost, time and quality are in place
conduct regular status meetings with the principal agent teams
conduct periodic inspection visits to project construction site(s)
ensure that construction activities follow the predetermined schedule and critically monitor project milestones
oversee project accounting including budget management, approval of progress payments, tracking of team expenses and minimising the exposure to risk
ensure invoices/claims submitted by contractors and/or professional service providers are timely checked, verified and forwarded to the Programme Manager
maintain strict adherence to the budgetary guidelines as well as project management, quality and safety standards
- Project planning
devise project work plans and make revisions as and when need arises
confirm project activities are scheduled
cost all activities
confirm milestones with stakeholders and customers
- Project communication and reporting
ensure an effective communication system is in place to provide timely feedback for management, client and customer
issue site meeting minutes and action plans
compile weekly project reports for stakeholders
compile monthly progress reports
conduct project close out reviews
- Project contract management
ensure contracts are managed in a way that is fair to all parties
monitor performance by identifying and resolving areas of concern
actively measure progress against the contract’s performance
ensure adherence to the contract conditions and timelines
issue contract instructions in accordance with the conditions of the contract (in consultation with the Legal Expert)
- Project commissioning
confirm the commissioning and transfer of new assets
confirm the availability of all site handing over documentation
ensure submission of as built drawings and user specifications where applicable
ensure commissioning, hand over and sign-off by client
- Programme health, safety and environmental quality
ensure the implementation of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and any recommendations from audits carried out within the project environment
assure compliance to the project Environmental Approval (EA) conditions develop a culture of safety and health within the project environment by promoting the aims and benefits of proactive safety and health interventions
conduct effective control, management and follow up of incidents
advise and evaluate contractors on compliance to the approved safety plan

Expertise & Technical Competencies:
- A four year Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
- A postgraduate degree in construction project management is an added advantage
- Minimum 10 years experience in construction projects/built environment
- Proven track record in managing high performance professional teams
MS Office proficient
- Project and contract management knowledge
- Sound knowledge of the JBCC, NEC, GCC and other relevant building contracts
- In depth understanding of the PMBOK knowledge areas
- Knowledge of relevant Acts regarding infrastructure development
- Understanding of infrastructure markets
- Understanding of government priorities, systems and processes at national and provincial level
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, effective presentation skills and skills to express complex concepts in business terms
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Required Personal Attributes:
The incumbent is required to have the following behavioural competencies:

- Achievement Orientation. Having the sustained energy and determination in the face of obstacles to set and meet challenging targets, in compliance with quality, time and diversity standards, and delivering the required business results

- Flexibility. The ability to adapt to and work with a variety of situations, individuals and groups. It is about being able to think on your feet, and not being disconcerted or stopped by the unexpected.

- Team work. Working co-operatively, across cultures and organisational boundaries to achieve shared goals.

- Self-awareness. Understanding of your own emotions and ‘triggers’ and how they impact on your own behaviour and/or the behaviour of others. It is also about understanding your own strengths and limitations.

- Customer Service Orientation: The willingness and ability to give priority to customers, delivering high quality services which meet their needs.

Click here to apply







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!

Programme Manager: ASIDI




Job Title: Programme Manager:ASIDI
Job Type Classification: Contract
Location - Town / City: Midrand
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Description:
Strategic Functions
- Assist in the planning, execution, monitoring and control and closure of the programme (with the relevant support from the Programme Support Office)
- Assist in identifying and implementing expediting measures to prevent programme delays by actively engaging and managing project managers

Key Responsibilities:
Programme Management Functions
- Project control on cost, time and quality
provide regional view of all projects underway with reference to cost across the Programme
consolidate expenditure progress into meaningful Portfolio/ Programme Key Performance Indicators
implement project costing and cost control policy, practices, procedures and system for the Programme
coordinate, prepare and validate the cash flow requirements for submission to the applicable Investment committees
develop and maintain programme cost control system
plan, align, coordinate, control and implement changes to the approved rolling plans
implement and maintain appropriate systems for best Project Management cost support
transfer all programmes/projects that are completed efficiently to operations and conducting post transfer reviews promptly
- Project planning
provide business with a view of all projects underway with reference to time across the programme
consolidate time related progress into meaningful asset creation Key Performance Indicators
implement project planning and scheduling control policy, practice, procedures and system for the Programme
provide inputs during the feasibility and business case stages for projects in the programme
provide professional resources, through a matrix structure, to projects within the programme
- Project communication and reporting
implement project administration policy, practices, procedures and system
maintain a documentation management system
create centre point for accessing all projects information
implement resource balancing system
compile programme management reports and submit to all various stakeholders
- Project contract management
Implement contract management policy, practices, procedures and system.
assist in determining the appropriate execution and contract strategies in relation to known facts of the project and the maturity level of the projects in the Programme ensuring minimum risks to the programme
ensure implementation of safety, health and environmental standards by contractors in compliance to the requirements and guidelines of the Development Bank of South Africa
keep contractors fully informed of all changes or modifications to requirements regarding contracting, both legislative and those of the Development Bank of South Africa
follow up and ensure the resolving of contractual breaches / non-compliance
- Project management
implement a project management discipline to ensure repeatable and consistent delivery of projects
implement a suitable methodology and process to achieve the required level of the project management maturity
ensure that programme execution staff have the necessary certification or alignment as applicable

Financial Management Functions
- Implement project estimation policies, practices, procedures and system
- Maintain a cost database for the programme

Management Functions
- Implement a project management discipline to ensure repeatable and consistent delivery of projects by project managers
- Implement a suitable methodology and process to achieve the required level of project management maturity
- Ensure that programme execution staff have the necessary certification or alignment as applicable
- Provide mentorship and coaching to programme execution staff in line with HR requirements and processes
- Identify and implement strategies to address the training requirements and gaps within the programme

Expertise & Technical Competencies:
- The minimum qualification requirement is a construction or engineering degree or equivalent
- A project management qualification and professional accreditation with the Project Management Institute is required
- Further training in programme management considered an advantage
- A minimum of 5 years of post accreditation experience in a similar job function at a programme level as well as the skills to manage teams of professionals

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
- MS Office proficient.
- Programme and contract management
- Budgeting / cost planning
- In depth understanding of the PMBOK knowledge areas
- Knowledge of relevant Acts on infrastructure development
- Understanding of infrastructure markets
- Understanding of government priorities, systems and processes at national and provincial level
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, effective presentation skills and skills to express complex concepts in business terms
- Strong analytical skills

Required Personal Attributes:
- Communication and Listening: Communication and listening involves effective, clear communication in complex situations or in front of large, mixed audiences. Effective communication requires the skills to present proposals, suggestions and solutions in a convincing way. It is about capturing the interest of stakeholders, influencing their opinions, and cultivating strong stakeholder relationships. Effective communication also includes knowledge sharing and knowledge management.

- Teamwork: Teamwork is about knowing how to work with others by integrating energies to achieve a common goal. Teamwork includes promoting productive, collaborative relationships between individuals and/or groups. Teamwork requires individuals to remain authentic and accountable to the group.

- Goal Orientation: Goal orientation is about directing one's activities and those of other people in the team, to achieve shared objectives, providing a level of commitment proportional to the importance of the project. Goal orientation requires setting goals that are higher and more challenging than expectations, and remaining results driven and achievement-orientated to optimise the business value chain.

- Planning and Organisation: Planning and organisation includes planning, implementing and monitoring projects and programs to ensure that deadlines are met. It includes identifying and, if necessary, redefining short, medium and long term priorities and allocating the financial, technical and human resources appropriately. This requires flexibility and agility, as well as a good perspective. Planning and organisation requires financial and budget management skills, and governance and risk management skills.

- People Management: People management involves identifying the skills and aspirations of individuals, recognising their successes and tackling their weaknesses constructively to create real opportunities for growth and achievement. People management requires the ability to develop interpersonal relationships to manage and measure high performance teams, enhance diversity of style and professional approach, and encourage people to take responsibility for work done and the achievement of goals. People management requires decision-making and delegation, mentoring and coaching, and constantly stimulating people by giving them challenging targets based on their individual potential. People management includes the ability to lead in complex and uncertain situations, and manage change.

- Problem Solving: Problem solving involves analysing causes of problematic situations and taking effective decisions - even in the absence of sufficient time and information - based on a brief summary of information, intuition, experience or skills. Problem solving requires conceptual and logical thinking, sound judgment and innovation.

Click here to apply







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!

Construction Project Manager




Job Title: Construction Project Manager
Job Type Classification: Contract
Location - Town / City: Midrand
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Description:
Strategic Functions
- Assist in the planning, execution, monitoring and control and closure of the project (with the relevant support from the Programme Support Office)
- Assist in identifying and implementing expediting measures to prevent project delays

Key Responsibilities:
Strategic Functions
- Assist in the planning, execution, monitoring and control and closure of the project (with the relevant support from the Programme Support Office)
- Assist in identifying and implementing expediting measures to prevent project delays

Project Management Functions
- Project coordination and team management
oversee the construction project from start to finish
serve as a key link with the Programme Manager and client’s representative and review the deliverable prepared by the team before passing onto the client
co-ordinate the efforts of all parties involved in the project, including professional service providers (consultants), contractors, sub-contractors and labour
develop team spirit and ensure that staff involved in the project are committed to the same goal
identify and negotiate assignment of resources
implement the project office framework with objectives and goals of the team members and assign individual responsibilities
- Project control on cost, time and quality
ensure that control measures for cost, time and quality are in place
conduct regular status meetings with the principal agent teams
conduct periodic inspection visits to project construction site(s)
ensure that construction activities follow the predetermined schedule and critically monitor project milestones
oversee project accounting including budget management, approval of progress payments, tracking of team expenses and minimising the exposure to risk
ensure invoices/claims submitted by contractors and/or professional service providers are timely checked, verified and forwarded to the Programme Manager
maintain strict adherence to the budgetary guidelines as well as project management, quality and safety standards
- Project planning
devise project work plans and make revisions as and when need arises
confirm project activities are scheduled
cost all activities
confirm milestones with stakeholders and customers
- Project communication and reporting
ensure an effective communication system is in place to provide timely feedback for management, client and customer
issue site meeting minutes and action plans
compile weekly project reports for stakeholders
compile monthly progress reports
conduct project close out reviews
- Project contract management
ensure contracts are managed in a way that is fair to all parties
monitor performance by identifying and resolving areas of concern
actively measure progress against the contract’s performance
ensure adherence to the contract conditions and timelines
issue contract instructions in accordance with the conditions of the contract (in consultation with the Legal Expert)
- Project commissioning
confirm the commissioning and transfer of new assets
confirm the availability of all site handing over documentation
ensure submission of as built drawings and user specifications where applicable
ensure commissioning, hand over and sign-off by client
- Programme health, safety and environmental quality
ensure the implementation of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and any recommendations from audits carried out within the project environment
assure compliance to the project Environmental Approval (EA) conditions develop a culture of safety and health within the project environment by promoting the aims and benefits of proactive safety and health interventions
conduct effective control, management and follow up of incidents
advise and evaluate contractors on compliance to the approved safety plan

Expertise & Technical Competencies:
- A four year Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
- A postgraduate degree in construction project management is an added advantage
- Minimum 10 years experience in construction projects/built environment
- Proven track record in managing high performance professional teams
MS Office proficient
- Project and contract management knowledge
- Sound knowledge of the JBCC, NEC, GCC and other relevant building contracts
- In depth understanding of the PMBOK knowledge areas
- Knowledge of relevant Acts regarding infrastructure development
- Understanding of infrastructure markets
- Understanding of government priorities, systems and processes at national and provincial level
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, effective presentation skills and skills to express complex concepts in business terms
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Required Personal Attributes:
The incumbent is required to have the following behavioural competencies:

- Achievement Orientation. Having the sustained energy and determination in the face of obstacles to set and meet challenging targets, in compliance with quality, time and diversity standards, and delivering the required business results

- Flexibility. The ability to adapt to and work with a variety of situations, individuals and groups. It is about being able to think on your feet, and not being disconcerted or stopped by the unexpected.

- Team work. Working co-operatively, across cultures and organisational boundaries to achieve shared goals.

- Self-awareness. Understanding of your own emotions and ‘triggers’ and how they impact on your own behaviour and/or the behaviour of others. It is also about understanding your own strengths and limitations.

- Customer Service Orientation: The willingness and ability to give priority to customers, delivering high quality services which meet their needs.

Click here to apply







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!

Project Manager (Civil Engineer)




Job Title: Project Manager (Civil Engineer)
Job Type Classification: Contract
Location - Town / City: Midrand
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Description:
Strategic Functions
- Assist the Programme Manager in the planning, execution, monitoring and control and closure of the project
- Assist in identifying and implementing expediting measures to prevent project delays

Key Responsibilities:
Project Management Functions
- Project control on cost, time and quality
o ensure that control measures for cost, time and quality are in place
o conduct regular project meetings
o critically monitor project milestones
o approve progress payments on completed work
o ensure invoices/claims submitted by contractors and/or professional service providers are timely checked, verified and forwarded to the Programme Manager
- Project planning
o confirm project activities are scheduled
o cost all activities
o confirm milestones with stakeholders and customers
- Project communication and reporting
o ensure an effective communication system is in place to provide timely feedback for management, client and customer
o issue site meeting minutes and action plans
o compile weekly project reports for stakeholders
o compile monthly progress reports
o conduct project close out reviews
- Project coordination and team management
o develop team spirit and ensure that staff involved in the project are committed to the same goal
o negotiate assignment of team members on a matrix basis for projects
o implement the project office framework with formal project goals supported by team members
o conduct regular project meetings with the team
o resolve disputes and conflict among team members by allowing for disputes to be captured and escalating unresolved disputes to the next level or mediation
- Project contract management
o ensure contracts are managed in a way that is fair to all parties
o monitor performance by identifying and resolving areas of concern
o actively measure progress against the contract’s performance
o ensure adherence to the contract conditions and timelines
o issue contract instructions in accordance with the conditions of the contract

Expertise & Technical Competencies:
- The minimum qualification requirement is degree in engineering or facilities management or equivalent
- Project Management qualification will be an added advantage
- Minimum 3 of post accreditation experience in a similar job function
- Proven track record in managing high performance professional teams
- MS Office proficient
- Project and contract management knowledge
- Budgeting / cost planning
- Knowledge of relevant Acts regarding infrastructure development
- Understanding of infrastructure markets
- Understanding of government priorities, systems and processes at national and provincial level
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, effective presentation skills and skills to express complex concepts in business terms
- Strong analytical skills
- Project planning and control (cost, time and quality)
- Project communication and reporting
- Project coordination and team management
- Project contract management
- Project commissioning

Required Personal Attributes:
- Communication and Listening: Communication and listening involves effective, clear communication in complex situations or in front of large, mixed audiences. Effective communication requires the skills to present proposals, suggestions and solutions in a convincing way. It is about capturing the interest of stakeholders, influencing their opinions, and cultivating strong stakeholder relationships. Effective communication also includes knowledge sharing and knowledge management.

- Teamwork: Teamwork is about knowing how to work with others by integrating energies to achieve a common goal. Teamwork includes promoting productive, collaborative relationships between individuals and/or groups. Teamwork requires individuals to remain authentic and accountable to the group.

- Goal Orientation: Goal orientation is about directing one's activities and those of other people in the team, to achieve shared objectives, providing a level of commitment proportional to the importance of the project. Goal orientation requires setting goals that are higher and more challenging than expectations, and remaining results driven and achievement-orientated to optimise the business value chain.

- Planning and Organisation: Planning and organisation includes planning, implementing and monitoring projects and programs to ensure that deadlines are met. It includes identifying and, if necessary, redefining short, medium and long term priorities and allocating the financial, technical and human resources appropriately. This requires flexibility and agility, as well as a good perspective. Planning and organisation requires financial and budget management skills, and governance and risk management skills.

- People Management: People management involves identifying the skills and aspirations of individuals, recognising their successes and tackling their weaknesses constructively to create real opportunities for growth and achievement. People management requires the ability to develop interpersonal relationships to manage and measure high performance teams, enhance diversity of style and professional approach, and encourage people to take responsibility for work done and the achievement of goals. People management requires decision-making and delegation, mentoring and coaching, and constantly stimulating people by giving them challenging targets based on their individual potential. People management includes the ability to lead in complex and uncertain situations, and manage change.

- Problem Solving: Problem solving involves analysing causes of problematic situations and taking effective decisions - even in the absence of sufficient time and information - based on a brief summary of information, intuition, experience or skills. Problem solving requires conceptual and logical thinking, sound judgment and innovation.

Click here to apply







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!

Programme Manager




Job Title: Programme Manager
Job Type Classification: Contract
Location - Town / City: Midrand
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Description:
Strategic Functions
- Assist in the planning, execution, monitoring and control and closure of the programme (with the relevant support from the Programme Support Office)
- Assist in identifying and implementing expediting measures to prevent programme delays by actively engaging and managing project managers

Key Responsibilities:
Programme Management Functions
- Project control on cost, time and quality
provide regional view of all projects underway with reference to cost across the Programme
consolidate expenditure progress into meaningful Portfolio/ Programme Key Performance Indicators
implement project costing and cost control policy, practices, procedures and system for the Programme
coordinate, prepare and validate the cash flow requirements for submission to the applicable Investment committees
develop and maintain programme cost control system
plan, align, coordinate, control and implement changes to the approved rolling plans
implement and maintain appropriate systems for best Project Management cost support
transfer all programmes/projects that are completed efficiently to operations and conducting post transfer reviews promptly
- Project planning
provide business with a view of all projects underway with reference to time across the programme
consolidate time related progress into meaningful asset creation Key Performance Indicators
implement project planning and scheduling control policy, practice, procedures and system for the Programme
provide inputs during the feasibility and business case stages for projects in the programme
provide professional resources, through a matrix structure, to projects within the programme
- Project communication and reporting
implement project administration policy, practices, procedures and system
maintain a documentation management system
create centre point for accessing all projects information
implement resource balancing system
compile programme management reports and submit to all various stakeholders
- Project contract management
Implement contract management policy, practices, procedures and system.
assist in determining the appropriate execution and contract strategies in relation to known facts of the project and the maturity level of the projects in the Programme ensuring minimum risks to the programme
ensure implementation of safety, health and environmental standards by contractors in compliance to the requirements and guidelines of the Development Bank of South Africa
keep contractors fully informed of all changes or modifications to requirements regarding contracting, both legislative and those of the Development Bank of South Africa
follow up and ensure the resolving of contractual breaches / non-compliance
- Project management
implement a project management discipline to ensure repeatable and consistent delivery of projects
implement a suitable methodology and process to achieve the required level of the project management maturity
ensure that programme execution staff have the necessary certification or alignment as applicable

Financial Management Functions
- Implement project estimation policies, practices, procedures and system
- Maintain a cost database for the programme

Management Functions
- Implement a project management discipline to ensure repeatable and consistent delivery of projects by project managers
- Implement a suitable methodology and process to achieve the required level of project management maturity
- Ensure that programme execution staff have the necessary certification or alignment as applicable
- Provide mentorship and coaching to programme execution staff in line with HR requirements and processes
- Identify and implement strategies to address the training requirements and gaps within the programme

Expertise & Technical Competencies:
- The minimum qualification requirement is a construction or engineering degree or equivalent
- A project management qualification and professional accreditation with the Project Management Institute is required
- Further training in programme management considered an advantage
- A minimum of 5 years of post accreditation experience in a similar job function at a programme level as well as the skills to manage teams of professionals
- MS Office proficient.
- Programme and contract management
- Budgeting / cost planning
- In depth understanding of the PMBOK knowledge areas
- Knowledge of relevant Acts on infrastructure development
- Understanding of infrastructure markets
- Understanding of government priorities, systems and processes at national and provincial level
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, effective presentation skills and skills to express complex concepts in business terms
- Strong analytical skills

Required Personal Attributes:
- Communication and Listening: Communication and listening involves effective, clear communication in complex situations or in front of large, mixed audiences. Effective communication requires the skills to present proposals, suggestions and solutions in a convincing way. It is about capturing the interest of stakeholders, influencing their opinions, and cultivating strong stakeholder relationships. Effective communication also includes knowledge sharing and knowledge management.

- Teamwork: Teamwork is about knowing how to work with others by integrating energies to achieve a common goal. Teamwork includes promoting productive, collaborative relationships between individuals and/or groups. Teamwork requires individuals to remain authentic and accountable to the group.

- Goal Orientation: Goal orientation is about directing one's activities and those of other people in the team, to achieve shared objectives, providing a level of commitment proportional to the importance of the project. Goal orientation requires setting goals that are higher and more challenging than expectations, and remaining results driven and achievement-orientated to optimise the business value chain.

- Planning and Organisation: Planning and organisation includes planning, implementing and monitoring projects and programs to ensure that deadlines are met. It includes identifying and, if necessary, redefining short, medium and long term priorities and allocating the financial, technical and human resources appropriately. This requires flexibility and agility, as well as a good perspective. Planning and organisation requires financial and budget management skills, and governance and risk management skills.

- People Management: People management involves identifying the skills and aspirations of individuals, recognising their successes and tackling their weaknesses constructively to create real opportunities for growth and achievement. People management requires the ability to develop interpersonal relationships to manage and measure high performance teams, enhance diversity of style and professional approach, and encourage people to take responsibility for work done and the achievement of goals. People management requires decision-making and delegation, mentoring and coaching, and constantly stimulating people by giving them challenging targets based on their individual potential. People management includes the ability to lead in complex and uncertain situations, and manage change.

- Problem Solving: Problem solving involves analysing causes of problematic situations and taking effective decisions - even in the absence of sufficient time and information - based on a brief summary of information, intuition, experience or skills. Problem solving requires conceptual and logical thinking, sound judgment and innovation.

Click here to apply







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!

Transformation Specialist




Job Type Classification: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Midrand
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Description:
Ownership of Change Management tools (relating to Initiative planning, tracking & monitoring)
- Assists with design of project tools and templates, including those relating to scoping, planning, tracking and monitoring to be used by the Initiatives as part of the wider change programme at DBSA;
- Coaches and trains members of Initiative Teams (incl. Executive Sponsors) on best practice project cycle planning; trains team members in how to use them;
- Provides analytical and scheduling expertise to help Initiative Teams develop realistic timelines and milestones for the initiatives that are managed through the transformation office as part of the wide-scale Change Programme at DBSA;
- Tracks compliance to plan for Initiative schedules on a weekly basis; interacts with other members of transformation office to flag delays;
- Provides input and guidance to external software programmers to transfer tools and templates into software based solutions over the longer term.
Conducts the on boarding processes of new initiative teams
- Coaches and conducts training of initiative team leads and teams on the use of tools and templates developed and rolled out by the Transformation Office (Project Charters, Activity Tracker, Risk Registry);
- Collates outputs and interprets for reporting to Transformation Office Lead, including ensuring that the reports received from the initiative team leads are of the requisite quality and comply with agreed reporting standards prior to be passed on to the Transformation Office lead.
Management of Transformation Office governance agenda
- Compiles meeting materials for the key governance meetings which includes reporting on overall program progress, consolidating and analysing data and synthesising key decisions / input required by the Steering Group;
- Maintains meeting calendars and tracks meeting cadence as well as updating action logs at key meetings;
- Solicits and coordinates inputs and actions from a range of internal stakeholders to achieve required results;
Developing KPIs and analysing results of overall Transformation Programme
- Performs any other activities necessary for the effective completion of his / her work.
- Interacts with Manager: Transformation Office to define the right KPIs and resultant tracking tools and systems to monitor overall success of the transformation programme per initiative;
- Develop appropriate strategy and or process to assess the impact of the overall transformation programme success of implementation:
- Tracks the performance of the strategy or process metric.

Key Responsibilities:
Ownership of Change Management tools (relating to Initiative planning, tracking & monitoring)
- Assists with design of project tools and templates, including those relating to scoping, planning, tracking and monitoring to be used by the Initiatives as part of the wider change programme at DBSA;
- Coaches and trains members of Initiative Teams (incl. Executive Sponsors) on best practice project cycle planning; trains team members in how to use them;
- Provides analytical and scheduling expertise to help Initiative Teams develop realistic timelines and milestones for the initiatives that are managed through the transformation office as part of the wide-scale Change Programme at DBSA;
- Tracks compliance to plan for Initiative schedules on a weekly basis; interacts with other members of transformation office to flag delays;
- Provides input and guidance to external software programmers to transfer tools and templates into software based solutions over the longer term.
Conducts the on boarding processes of new initiative teams
- Coaches and conducts training of initiative team leads and teams on the use of tools and templates developed and rolled out by the Transformation Office (Project Charters, Activity Tracker, Risk Registry);
- Collates outputs and interprets for reporting to Transformation Office Lead, including ensuring that the reports received from the initiative team leads are of the requisite quality and comply with agreed reporting standards prior to be passed on to the Transformation Office lead.
Management of Transformation Office governance agenda
- Compiles meeting materials for the key governance meetings which includes reporting on overall program progress, consolidating and analysing data and synthesising key decisions / input required by the Steering Group;
- Maintains meeting calendars and tracks meeting cadence as well as updating action logs at key meetings;
- Solicits and coordinates inputs and actions from a range of internal stakeholders to achieve required results;
Developing KPIs and analysing results of overall Transformation Programme
- Performs any other activities necessary for the effective completion of his / her work.
- Interacts with Manager: Transformation Office to define the right KPIs and resultant tracking tools and systems to monitor overall success of the transformation programme per initiative;
- Develop appropriate strategy and or process to assess the impact of the overall transformation programme success of implementation:
- Tracks the performance of the strategy or process metric.

Expertise & Technical Competencies:
- Post graduate qualification in Business Science, Business Administration or Commerce. An MBA will be advantageous
- Excellence stakeholder engagement skills and emotional intelligence.
- Previous work in conducting transformational programmes in Development Finance Instituitions (DFI)
- 5-7 years Financial and or Banking experience
- Previous work experience managing multidisciplinary programmes
- Previous work exposure in communicating and reporting at a senior level

Required Personal Attributes:
The incumbent is required to have the following behavioural competencies:
- Achievement Orientation. Having the sustained energy and determination in the face of obstacles to set and meet challenging targets, in compliance with quality, time and diversity standards, and delivering the required business results
- Flexibility. The ability to adapt to and work with a variety of situations, individuals and groups. It is about being able to think on your feet, and not being disconcerted or stopped by the unexpected.
- Team work. Working co-operatively, across cultures and organisational boundaries to achieve shared goals.
- Self-awareness. Understanding of your own emotions and ‘triggers’ and how they impact on your own behaviour and/or the behaviour of others. It is also about understanding your own strengths and limitations.
- Customer Service Orientation: The willingness and ability to give priority to customers, delivering high quality services which meet their needs.

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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!

Secretary




Job Title: Secretary
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Midrand
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Description:
- Provision of administration and secretarial support to the office of the General Manager;
- Coordination and Administration of key office activities, information and documentation flow between the office and other Units or Divisions, external environment including clients, strategic partners and stakeholders;
- Provision of day to day office administrative support including the management of diary, screening and rerouting of communication messages (telephone, email, etc), booking of meetings, travel arrangements and preparation of travel expense claims;
- Adherence to and implementation of internal DBSA processes and procedures and upholding confidentiality and integrity of information with respect to DBSA, staff, client, strategic partners and stakeholders in general;
- Ensuring that the office of the General Manager is appropriately equipped to run effectively and efficiently at all times;
- Assume responsibility for the flow of documents in the General Manager’s office;
- Ensure that the General Manager is briefed and prepared in advance of meetings;
- Provide assistance to other colleagues in the office and the Unit as and when requested.
- Collects visitors from reception along with serving the refreshments, screens calls and mail and attends to general inquiries made;

Key Responsibilities:
Key Measures/KPI’s
- Able to manage the diary
- Able to generate documents
- Able to liaise with customers
- Able to provide secretarial support to various Management Committees

Key interfaces
- DBSA: Staff
- DBSA key stakeholders
- All Divisions

Expertise & Technical Competencies:
- An Administrative/Secretarial Diploma or an equivalent;
- Minimum 5 years of Secretarial experience at a managerial level;

Required Personal Attributes:
Must have proficient knowledge in the following areas, office administration, an understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures;
- Considerable knowledge of standard secretarial practices and procedures is a necessity for this position;
- Strong capacities for operating in a team;
- Strong proactive problem solving and organizational skills are required;
- Excellent knowledge of protocol and etiquette;
- Ability to produce complex spread sheets to augment information delivery and interpretive ability of information flows in the executive’s office;
- Ability to produce sophisticated and interactive Power Point presentations on behalf of the Divisional Executive.

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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!

Project Manager – Technical




Job Type Classification: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Midrand
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Description:
The key purpose of this role is to provide project implementation cycle support to municipal infrastructure funded or sponsored by the Bank and/or Government. This involves working with the client municipalities, and government departments and other public institutions and stakeholders to identify priority projects, provide assistance in implementation planning, management of project resources, monitoring of implementation and capacity building

Key Responsibilities:
Project/ Programme Management
- Identify and prioritize support for loan funded municipal infrastructure projects.
- Coordinate and assist in the project implementation planning processes
- Coordinate and assist in the collation of projects data and information.
- Guide the initiation, planning, implementation, commissioning and close out of Bank/Government sponsored projects
- Guide the selection, prioritization and balancing of the project/programme portfolio to ensure strategic alignment with DBSA/Client objectives and priorities
- Facilitate the obtaining of permits and regulatory compliance eg EIAs, building permits etc.
- Provide support to the procurement processes in relation to SCM process, technical TOR and industry norms and best practice.
- Manage contractors and professional service providers, monitoring adherence to work specifications, contractual terms and conditions and quality control.
- Review and assess project claims and accounts from service providers preparing instructions to pay
- Undertaking the planning for the disbursement of the targeted funds.
- Oversee a portfolio of projects/programmes on behalf of the Bank/client municipalities and/or departments
- Provide guidance on planning for operations and maintenance of the new infrastructure.
- Attendance of site and progress review meetings
- Monitor utilization of project resources and ensure efficiency
- Monitor project financial expenditure in relation to physical progress.
- Develop and implement efficient systems and procedures for managing the implementation of Bank/Government sponsored projects.
- Promote the utilization of SMMEs and employment creation in the implementation of projects.
- Build capacity and transfers skills to municipal officials in projects implementation
- Submit progress reports as required.

2. Stakeholder Relationship Management
- Coordinate stakeholders, including communities at project level
- Build client portfolio in order to leverage business needs of the Bank
- Leverage the involvement of both private and public sector in projects implementation
- Provide advisory services in terms of planning and execution of key municipal projects / programmes
- Ensure timely and consistent communication on projects status to stakeholders

3. Risk and Opportunity Management
- Identify, categorize and rank the project/portfolio risks and opportunities according to impact (environmental, social, financial, market risks etc - depending on the nature of the project)
- Manage and mitigate operational and strategic project/portfolio/ programme/risks
- Develop a short-term strategy for the execution of risk assessments and categorization

4. Monitoring and Reporting
- Monitor and control the progress of project components to ensure that the overall goals, milestone schedules and budget will be met
- Establish and maintain appropriate systems to support portfolio management processes
- Monitor and reports on project/programme portfolio to various committees and other identified management structures

5. Project team management and capacity building
- Manage/Support client project teams
- Influence project/programme teams in respect of the prevailing institutional climate and culture to effect high productivity with regards to key projects/programmes.
- Drive project teams effectiveness through inspirational leadership both internally and externally with key focus on attraction and retention of project resources
- Coach/mentor staff at client level, providing strong and accountable practices in respect of project/programme Management.

Expertise & Technical Competencies:
- A B-degree i.e. Building Sciences; Development Management;Engineering;Project Management
- A post-graduate qualification that is relevant;
- Must have a minimum 5 - 7 years’ experience that includes infrastructure project management, development management and public sector management;
- Experience in dealing with development management in diverse sectors, and at the various levels of governments and business;
- Demonstrable track record of originating and delivering on project management tasks/assignments;
- Must be able to comprehensively analyse the feasibility and viability of development projects;
- Must be able to independently review and validate financial models and analysis;
- Must be knowledgeable in infrastructure financing processes;
- Must be familiar with types of agreements/contracts typically used in development project management;

Required Personal Attributes:
- Strong project management skills;
- Project risk analysis skills and capability to structure mitigation arrangements;
- Programme and project management skills;
- Excellent written communication skills, particularly with respect to report writing;
- Excellent presentation skills.
- Must be able to produce professional results whilst working independently, but at the same time be a member of a professional team;
- Must have the ability to negotiate development mandates and project transactions;
- Successful track record in leading project teams with high level stakeholders and qualified professionals;
- Genuine commitment to highest ethical standards and to sustainable development with particular sensitivity to social and environmental issues.
- Problem solving skills to timeously identify issues and present creative and practical solutions

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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!

Programme Manager




Job Type Classification: Contract
Location - Town / City: Midrand
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Description:
The purpose of the job is to manage and direct a Project Preparation Facility (PPF) that provides technical support to urban municipalities in its function of capital project preparation, i.e. to prepare project proposals that can secure grant and other funding for catalytic projects, This will cover viability and funding studies to unblock fiscal transfers and accelerate the socially and economically inclusive implementation of capital infrastructure projects in local government.
The job involves the management of a Project Preparation Facility (PPF), with specific focus on the strategic direction as well as the operational management of the facility. It requires the candidate to work closely with and interact frequently with client municipalities, government departments (national and provincial), public institutions and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:
Programme Outputs:
- Address the relative lack of development in townships and informal settlements through the funding of public infrastructure, places and facilities that will attract private and community sector investment and enable better government services, within the context of an overarching township regeneration state.
- Development of a catalytic project pipeline through project preparation that will stimulate public and private sector investment in under-resourced townships and support metros and selected secondary cities in their endeavour to achieve spatially integrated infrastructure projects to restructure racial and spatial inequity, towards creating an integrated and vibrant city.
- Assemble project preparation and implementation best practices in general and specifically in relation to standard facility and infrastructure designs.
The incumbent will also be responsible for the management and operationalisation of the Project Preparation Facility (PPF) through:
- The processing of municipal applications for project preparation at targeted municipalities so as to support and strengthen service delivery, management capacity and systems of cities;
- The management of the Programme Coordinators responsible for operational aspects of projects/programmes and action plans, in terms of timeframes, quality and budget to ensure effective implementation;
- The coordination of public and private sector involvement and funding;
- The provision of contract administration, coordination and quality assurance over appointed service providers;
- The adherence to contract terms and conditions outlined in the service level agreement between the DBSA and National Treasury;
- The adherence to the terms and conditions outlined in the NDPG Technical Assistance Agreements with the selected municipalities;
- The monitoring of the impact of the implementation of new policies, procedures and systems;
- The support of municipalities with project implementation management including Section 71 MFMA reporting;
- The coordination of PSP claims and reporting to NT;
- The assistance with project close out procedures;
- The general financial management and fund administration functions.
Stakeholder engagements
- Maintaining sound relationships with stakeholders;
- Ensure on-going open channels of communication to relevant stakeholders.
Programme/Project Performance Management
- The effective and optimal use of available resources to achieve the defined objectives of the PPF Programme.
- Implement a suitable methodology and process to achieve the required level of project management maturity;
- The performance management of contract performance in respect of appointed service providers;
- To compile an annual performance plan, based on the Key Performance Indicators and/or Balance Score Card Targets; for the execution of the Programme;
- To manage programme performance according to the approved annual performance plan and to compile and submit regular monthly progress reports.
People Management, Team Participation and Relationships
- Manage the PPF Programme Coordinators appointed for the various municipalities;
- Identify and implement strategies to identify and address skills gaps of staff under management.
- Act as team leader for all participants in the Programme (the “team”);
- Manage the team in respect of planning, budgeting, resource management and execution of responsibilities;
- Ensure good internal and external relationships;
- Assist with on-going communication to relevant stakeholders in terms of project/programme delivery.
Risk and Opportunity Management
- Identify, categorise and rank the risks and opportunities according to impact (environmental, social, financial, market risks, spatial, physical infrastructure, etc.);
- Manage and mitigate operational and strategic risks;
- Develop a short term strategy for the execution of risk assessments and categorization and mitigation measures thereof;
- Ensuring compliance with relevant legislative requirements and processes.
Manage Change
- Understand the implications of changes and plans accordingly;
- Build flexibility in programme/project arrangements in order to deal pro-actively with unexpected changes and demands;
- Manage and adapt to changes and ensure that objectives and action plans are updated and aligned with changed circumstances.
Governance
- Ensure governance requirements are adhered to;
- Adhere to protocols, policies and guidelines (DBSA, National Treasury and clients);

Expertise & Technical Competencies:
Minimum qualification for the post:
- At least a degree in Civil Engineering or Town Planning with exposure to project management, team management, South African municipal law, economics, development studies, geography, economic modelling, basic statistics, trend and factor analysis, strong research background, and related national and provincial spatial planning and land management legislation.
- Project/Programme Management Qualification would be an advantage.
- Exposure to the municipal infrastructure environment is recommended.
- Development finance expertise would be a recommendation;
- A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the built environment and a minimum of 5 years’ experience of the project preparation interacting with sponsors/funders as well as the ability to work with a team of project preparation practitioners.
Registration with/membership of the following body/ies is recommended:
- Engineering Council of South Africa.
- South African Council for Planners

Required Personal Attributes:
- Excellent knowledge and experience of sustainable local economic development;
- Excellent knowledge of identifying catalytic economic opportunities and initiating an environment conducive for sustainable and, viable economic development;
- Good knowledge of municipal physical infrastructure planning and implementation;
- Good knowledge of governance processes, procedures, policies, legislation, with specific focus on the municipal environment.
- Programme and contract management
- Budgeting / cost planning
- In depth understanding of the Project Management knowledge areas
- Understanding of infrastructure markets
- Understanding of government priorities, systems and processes at national and provincial level
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, effective presentation skills and skills to express complex concepts in business terms
- Strong analytical skills
- Good knowledge of economic processes and the dynamics of economic development.
- Knowledge and experience regarding public-private-partnerships.
- Knowledge and experience of IDPs and LEDs
- Must be able to stay current on new tools, models, methods, technologies or approaches such as project planning, management and programming.

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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!

Programme Coordinator (PPF)




Job Type Classification: Contract
Location - Town / City: Midrand
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Description:
The purpose of the job is to provide support to urban municipalities towards the coordination of planning, funding, implementation and monitoring the National Treasury’s Neighbourhood Development Programme Grant and Project Preparation Facility.
The coordination and management will be performed through the chain of assessment, service provider procurement, quality control, budget and cash flow management, payment management. The programme Coordinator will work closely with, and interact frequently with client municipalities, Professional Service Providers, government departments (municipal, provincial and national), public institutions and other stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:
1.Programme Coordination and Delivery:
- Successful coordination and management of the cities – PPF for selected municipalities in accordance with the UNS.
- Managing and coordinating day-to-day operational aspects of projects/programmes and action plans in terms of timeframes, quality and budget;
2.Project Preparation support to client/targeted municipalities;
- To ensure optimum delivery of projects and action plans through efficient, effective participation and active plans in terms of timeframes, quality and budget;
3.Professional Service Provider (PSP) panel management;
- To utilize the technical skills of a panel of service providers dedicated to provide technical assistance and support to municipalities via the programme;
- To attend to the appointment of technical experts and advisors of the panel to provide the identified support to municipalities and relevant national departments;
4.NDPG Programme Coordination;
- To assist with the coordination and facilitation of capacity support. Capacity support will be developed and implemented through a network of partners via implementation programmes as agreed with the municipalities;
- To ensure adherence to the terms and conditions outlined in the Service Level Agreement with the selected municipalities;
- To monitor impact of the implementation of then new policies, procedure and systems;
- Support municipalities with cash flow predictions for technical assistance and capital construction;
- Coordinate contractor claims and report NT
- To assist with identifying specific needs for the municipalities so as to coordinate and manage technical assistance to accelerate , support and strengthen service delivery, management capacity and system of cities;
- To assist Programme Manager to address elements of the programme with advice and guidance concerning inter alia strategic spatial planning area based planning, economic analysis of the urban structure including urban hubs, economic corridors, activity corridors, primary and secondary transport links and catalytic economic developments;
- To identify opportunities for investment facilitation by DBSA and communicate it to the relevant DBSA officials;
- To establish and maintain sound relationships with stakeholders where applicable;
- To coordinate, manage and ensure adherence to the terms and conditions outlined in the Service Level Agreements between Professional Service Providers and metro’s and municipalities;
- To coordinate and manage the receipt and payment of invoices;
- To attend meeting, coordinate and manage progress reports of service providers, and compile own progress reports;
- To coordinate and manage contract management and processing of claims from service providers;
- To execute any other related matter referred for attention and reporting.
5.Financial Management and Fund Administration;
- Invoice verification and vetting for payment;
- Budgets, funding and cash flow planning and spend monitoring for the specific grant allocations (NDPG Technical Assistance and Capital Grants and Project Preparation Facility Fund) and recommendation to NT;
- To ensure legislative compliance ion relevant issues;
- To create and execute project work plans to revise these as appropriate to meet needs and requirements as per the agreed upon scope;
- Monthly reporting variances.
6.Resource Management;
- The effective and optimal use of available resources to achieve the defined objectives of any task group, or project which are allocated and required for the successful implementation of the programme.
7.Performance Management;
- To compile an annual performance plan for the execution of the role of Programme Coordinator, and to compile and submit regular monthly progress reports.
8.Team Participation and Relationships;
- Coordinate and manage municipal processes, as well as Professional Service Providers;
- Assist the teams who will be involved in each metro and municipality’s programme, planning, budgeting, resource management and execution of responsibilities;
9.Risk and Opportunity Management;
- Identify, categorise and rank the risks and opportunities according to impact (environmental, social, financial, market risks, spatial, physical infrastructure etc.);
- Manage and mitigate operational and strategic risks;
- Develop a short term strategy for execution of risk assessments and categorization and mitigation measures thereof;
- Ensuring compliance and relevant legislative requirements and processes.
10.Manage Changes;
- Understand the implications of deviation from work plans and deadlines;
- Build flexibility in programmes/project arrangements in order to deal pro-actively with unexpected changes and demands;
11.Governance;
- Adhere to protocols, policies and guidelines (DBSA, NT and Municipal clients);

Expertise & Technical Competencies:
Minimum qualification for the post:
- At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Town Planning with exposure to project management, team management, local government infrastructure and financing, spatial planning, physical infrastructure planning, transport planning, economics, development studies, geography economic modelling, basic statistics, trend and factor analysis, strong research background, and related national and provincial spatial planning and land management legislation are essential.
Registration with / membership of the following:
- Engineering Council South Africa.
- A minimum of 7 years’ experience in terms of the above job function.
- Knowledge of municipal physical infrastructure planning and implementation;
- Good knowledge of governance processes, procedures, policies, legislation, with specific focus on the municipal environment.
- Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
- Knowledge of economic development.
- Knowledge of cash flow planning.

Required Personal Attributes:
- Must be detail oriented, possess exceptional organizational and follow through skills, have the ability to multi-task, and manage the demands of simultaneous processes while still operating with a sense of urgency and thoroughness.
- Must be capable of managing multiple work priorities effectively, in order to meet tight deadlines is a must.
- Must have previous experience working in a project management or coordination capacity.
- Must have the ability to work as part of a team, and provide flexible and efficient service.
- A high attention to detail is of utmost importance.
- Must have strong verbal/written communication skills.
- High standards of professionalism, integrity, attention to detail and customer orientation competencies are essential for this position.

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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!