Jobs & Vacancies

SIOC Community Development Trust


24 November 2018

Project Manager/Specialist: Education - Platinum Weekly Ad


Northren Cape

Role Purpose:
Reporting to the Head of Projects, the incumbent in this role will be drive design and implementation of high impact and sustainable community based education projects in line with an appropriate approved strategy

The Key Performance Areas Include:

Provide input in the review of SIOC Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) Social Investment Strategy.

Lead the development of an appropriate education strategy in accordance to the Social Investment Strategy and the requirements of the SIOC-cdt beneficiary communities.
Portfolio management:

Develop an appropriate education projects pipeline that should be approved by the Board of Trustees.

Work closely with the Monitor and Evaluation Unit to ensure that appropriate studies are performed for each new education project to justify investment in terms of impact and sustainability.

Design, package and submit for approval, education project funding proposals to relevant governance structures of the Trust.

Lead the implementation of identified individual high impact and sustainable education projects as per the approved projects pipeline. This should be done per planned time, budget and quality standards agreed in the approved project proposal.

Work closely with the Procurement Officer to ensure all projects procurement is done in line with SIOC-cdt Supply Chain Management Policy and other relevant governance systems and policies including new vendor applications as they relate to education projects implementation.

Financial management:

Implement and effectively manage the approved budget (projects and administration)

Identify and develop processes to increase efficiency and reduce cost drivers.

Continuously reviews cost vs benefits, report variances.

Recommend and implement remedial action within span pf control to minimize variances.

Manage project implementation partner payments by submitting invoices to finance for timeous payment

Stakeholder Relationships:

Build and maintain healthy, diverse internal and external relationships to ensure achievement of the education portfolio goals.

Implement remedial actions where require.

Provide specialized technical/ professional support to internal and external stakeholders to ensure achievement of functional and organisational objectives.

Develop a database of possible credible, capable and experienced implementation partners for education solutions to community challenges.

People Management:

Manage education team, within policies and procedure to ensure achievement of standards/ objections.

Provide input into workforce planning and implement approved Labour plans ensure that the team is suitably staffed to achieve the education portfolio objectives.

Plan, organise, lead and control subordinate activities to ensure education objectives are met or exceeded.

Manage people development initiatives and people development processes such as performance management, succession planning and talent management to meet performance standards.

Agree and implement own and subordinated development plans. Coach team and create a pro-learning environment. Assess team development needs and close gaps.

Governance, Compliance and Risk Management:

Contribute to the development and continuous improvement of organisational standards, policies and procedures within span of control and monitor implementation to ensure full compliance.

Monitor and ensure adherence to statutory regulations, organisational standards, policies and procedures.

Ensure remedial actions and regular communication of new statutory regulation, organisational standards, policies and procedure to ensure full awareness amongst employees and contractors.

Minimum Requirements:
Educational Qualification:

Relevant NQF Level 8 Honours/ 4 years Degree/ Postgraduate Diploma in Education/NQF Level 6 Diploma/ Advance Certificate in Project Management or equivalent qualifications

Master’s degree will be an advantage.


Community development projects environment - Operational (5 years)

Community development projects environment – Supervisory (3 years)

Total number of years’ experience is 8 years.

Skills and Competencies:
Ideal Candidate should:

a) Problem solving
b) Planning
c) Organising
d) Change management
e) Decision-making
f) Interpersonal
g) Coaching
h) Mentoring
i) Persuasiveness
j) Communication
k) Presentation
l) Facilitation
m) Coping under pressure
n) Conflict handling

Personal Attributes

Exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills and ability to interact at high levels within the organisation;

Strong sense of ethics;

Team player with ability to work as part of a diverse team;

Independent worker and self-driven individual that can work with minimal supervision;

Ability to interact/ network with people at all levels;

Assertiveness and high confidence levels.

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