Posted on :
17 Mar, 2014
17 Mar, 2014
About the job:
CSIR Consulting and Analytical Services (CAS) unit has vacancies for Project Managers in the Municipal Service Delivery business area that supports local government with implementation support. These positions are based in Durban.
Do contract management.
Identify project requirements with a team-based approach.
Establish clear and achievable objectives.
Balance the competing demands for quality, scope, time and cost.
Adapt the specifications, plans and approach to the different concerns and expectations of the various stakeholders (handling all possible conflict situations).
Initiate, plan, monitor, control and complete a portfolio of projects.
Monitor and control project progress including regular consolidation of financial data.
Generate and present projects progress reports as and when required.
Ensure that high levels of data integrity are maintained on all CSIR systems.
Ensure that all project documentation is filed appropriately and accessible at all times.
Manage of project level budgeting.
Do financial administration.
Do stakeholder management.
Qualifications, skills and experience:
A Bachelor’s degree or any tertiary qualification deemed to be equivalent by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
Formal qualification in project management.
Three to five years’ experience in project management.
Ability to work well in a team.
Ability to interpret client needs and requirements and scope the activities.
Ability to manage and report effectively on activities according to approved project plan.
Ability to work across project boundaries and with complex projects.
Ability to budget affectively.
Excellent report writing skills.
Integration and synthesis of project results at high levels.
Good organisational, communication and people skills.
Conflict management skills.
Full computer literacy and competency (MS Office including MS Projects).
Experience in ensuring implementation of multi-disciplinary project plans/strategies across organisational boundaries.
Excellent team and stakeholder communication.
How to Apply
Closing date: 21 March 2014
PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.
Should you experience any problems in submitting your application, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre at [email protected] Please do not submit your application to this mailbox.
The CSIR gives preference to candidates who meet the job requirements and who will add to the cultural and gender diversity of the organisation. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.