Key performance areas:

  • Develop, execute and monitor progress related to projects undertaken by the organization and the entities under its control;
  • Lead and manage planning and reporting for portfolio of projects of responsibility;
  • Lead appropriate utilisation and management of internal and external resources;
  • Maintain financial and governance portfolio of projects of responsibility;
  • Manage the appointment and management of sub-contractors/service providers/consultants related to projects undertaken by the organization and the entities under its control;
  • Lead communication with project funders, beneficiaries and stakeholders effectively; and
  • Support all other elements pertaining to the day-to-day operations related to projects undertaken by the organization and the entities under its control.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization

 

Specific activities:

  • Initiate, resource and implement multi-stakeholder projects;
  • Develop project specific budget workplans and templates and track progress;
  • Develop reports linked to requirements of projects for their funders, beneficiaries and related stakeholders; and
  • Develop standard operating procedures to support the delivery of projects and activities.

 

  Personality traits:

  • Demonstrable experience in project monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong computer literacy skills (PowerPoint; Excel; MS Word; Outlook and Internet Explorer);
  • Excellent business level interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • An understanding of value chain localisation and its drivers;
  • Self-starter, outcomes-oriented, and keen problem-solver;
  • Self-confident, with an ability to work under pressure and multitask;
  • Strong attention to detail; and
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Natural relationship builder with integrity, reliability, and maturity

 

Qualifications, Experience and Requirements

 

  • Honours-level degree in commerce, engineering or development studies (Preferred: Masters)
  • 3 to 5 years project/programme management experience in a multi-stakeholder project environment, with experience in managing localisation, procurement or supply chain development projects;
  • Valid South African drivers’ licence