Executive Specialist: Catalyst Project




Tracking Number: EMCM360-2014
SAP Number: S70000007
Job Title: EXECUTIVE SPECIALIST: CATALYST PROJECT
This position seeks to attract: All Categories

Department: CITY MANAGER SUPPORT OFFICE
Division: Catalytic Programme
Section: N/A
Job Type Classification: Permanent

Basic Salary Scale: R 472 344.00 - 614 652.00 per annum
Total Remuneration Packages: R743 170.69 - 924 444.51 per annum

Location - Depot / Town or City: Pretoria Central
Location - Province: Gauteng
Location - Country: South Africa
For Enquiries (Contact Person): C. Ramulifho (012 358 1224 / 0427)

Appointment requirements:
An appropriate three (3) year tertiary career-related qualification (Degree or National Diploma) in Project Management or equivalent qualification
Relevant experience in Catalytic Programmes
Management/supervisory experience
Compliance with MFMA unit standards as per prescribed by Regulation 493 of 15 June 2007 as published in Government Gazette 29967 to 15 June 2007
A valid Code B Driver’s license.
Computer literate and competent in PMBOK/Prince 2 or relevant programs

Personal attributes / competencies:
Integrity, Intelligence, Patience, Innovative thinking, Energy, Imagination, Flexibility, Willingness to accept responsibility, Decisiveness, Ability to pay attention to detail

Duties:
Provide project management and champion specific catalytic projects/game changers identified;
Develop project plan and oversee project deliverables in line with Gantt Charts;
Ensuring timeous reporting on progress of catalytic projects, risks, resource needs and projects schedules;
Track, monitor and evaluate project performance and provide strategic guidance;
Ensure reporting and effective communication to stakeholders and management;
Execute generic planning and financial functions with regard to the identified projects.

Closing date: 30 May 2014

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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!
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