Project Manager

Reference number: POST 23/58

Contract until 31 March 2016

Chief Directorate: HIV / AIDS (Global Fund Project)

SALARY: R495 603 per annum, This inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the states’ contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion that may be structured i.t.o. the applicable rules.

CENTRE: Pretoria, HSRC Building

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate recognised Degree / National Diploma PLUS a qualification in Advanced Project Management PLUS a minimum of 3 years experience in managing projects PLUS experience in using project management tools. A postgraduate qualification in project management and registration with a relevant project management professional body will be an added advantage. Knowledge of the relevant Public Service Legislation. Knowledge of the project management discipline and life cycle (PMBOK, PRINCE2). Knowledge of project management techniques and tools. Competencies needed: Financial management. Planning and coordination. Project and programme management. People management and empowerment. Time management. Risk management. Presentation and facilitation. Computer literacy. Contract management. Conflict management. Stakeholder management. Communication (verbal and written). Capacity building. Analytical. Quality Management. Leadership. Critical thinking and problem-solving. Team work. Monitoring and evaluation. Attributes: Good interpersonal relations. Ability to work under pressure. Innovative and creative. Ability to work in a team and independently. Adaptability. Independent thinker. Cost consciousness. Honesty and integrity. Influencing.

DUTIES: Key Responsibilities: Develop project scope and executable project plans in collaboration with responsible managers. Support departmental managers in implementing appropriate project management tools and methodologies, processes and standards to ensure uniformity when executing projects. Facilitate and coordinate the implementation of allocated projects from initiation to closure. Compile and present project progress and close-out reports. Ensure quality project deliverables in line with the project plans. Identify and address emerging project risk ensuring project success.

ENQUIRIES Mr C Van Rooven Ms R Pooe Tel: (012) 312 7127 (012) 312 7832

It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Public Service through the filling of these posts and candidates whose transfer / promotion / appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.

APPLICATIONS: The Director General, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria, 0001, Physical Address: HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street


CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014

NOTE: A curriculum vitae with a detailed description of duties, the names of two referees, certified copies of qualifications and identity document must accompany your signed application for employment (Z83). Shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be required to undergo competence assessment. The successful candidate will sign an annual performance agreement, complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance. If the candidate is applying for an OSD post, certificates of service must be attached to the CV. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. Applicants must submit separate application forms for each position they are applying for and clearly specify the district they would like to be placed. In case of hand delivery, applicants must register their employment application at the provincial office where they are applying. Personnel suitability checks will be conducted on short listed candidates and the appointment is subject to positive outcomes of the checks.

Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The Department of Social Development supports persons with disabilities.

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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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