Senior Advisor Operating Level Agreements

Task Grade: G14

Area of Specialization: Responsible for co-ordinating the provision of designated shared services and support functions to Group IT.

Department: Business Enablement

Business Unit: Group IT

Location: South Africa (Gauteng)

Reference Number: 329-1662196OBM

Closing Date: 2014/06/06

Minimum Requirements

Relevant Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred: B.Com, B. Admin, BTech

4 Years related experience
Business Management
Service Management

Skills and Competencies

o Integrity
o Professionalism
o Credibility
o Honesty
o Discretion
o Communicator
o Embraces diversity
o Analytical thinker, able to move outside established patterns, able to copy patterns of best practice and align to the current organizational culture

o Stakeholder management
o Result orientation
o Influence and persuasion
o Team player
o Good communicator

o Presentation of information
o Operating Level Agreements
o Documents / records control processes and systems
o Eskom business

o General skills around organising and co-ordinating
o Financial management
o Communication skills
o Stakeholder management skills
o Sound interpersonal relations
o Ability to research, analyse and prepare information
o Presentation skills

Key Responsibilities

Develop Operating Level Agreements which clearly-define the interdependent relationship between Group IT and designated Eskom Internal shared services unit
Implement the Operating Level Agreements
Ensure compliance with cooperate governance as set by the designated shared services units
Improve service delivery quality

If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The appointment of the candidate is at the Manager’s sole discretion, taking into account factors which Eskom consider relevant including but not limited to Eskom's Employment & Occupational Equity Policies, Strategies & Guidelines. Also note that Eskom supports a smoke-free environment.

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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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