ESKOM PENSION & PROVIDENT FUND Available Job Opportunity

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1 Dec, 2021

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Project Management Jobs in South Africa

To lead the portfolio of EPPF projects on a professional project management basis, ensuring that projects are established and monitored to conclusion and that they deliver the expected value to the business. Management of process improvement initiatives, issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful on-time and on budget project delivery.







Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Location: Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: 0001SPM
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related

Job Title:
Project Portfolio Planning:
– Collaborate with Business Analyst to proactively identify project requirements and accurately forecast specific project requirements
– Liaise with key stakeholders to gain an understanding of specific project needs and the project implementation environment, where this relates to current and future projects identified by line management
– Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
– Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues
– Develop and implement governance mechanisms to support the effective execution of projects
– Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
– Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues
– Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards

People Management:
– Manage planning of resource requirements, ensure sufficient capable resources are in place to meet service delivery demands, maintaining the effective and efficient capability of the project team.
– Build a high performing team where the best people are deployed in the right roles and deliver against strategy.
– Ensure that all employees are motivated, developed.
– Manage employees’ performance and ensure that their individual and collective performance is of the required standard.
– Implement and maintain an effective system of internal controls and delegations of authority for the department, to ensure that accountability for decisions made.
– Inspires, aligns and engages employees around the vision and strategy of the Fund, maximising employee engagement and willingness to invest discretionary effort

Project Execution Oversight and Management:
– Manage and monitor all on-going projects in terms of delivery and providing an PMO service delivery
– Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment.
– Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
– Manage project scope and changes and compile project implementation plan and PMO and submit for approval
– Ensure that project risks and issues are Identified, escalated where necessary and mitigated by using strong governance frameworks and administrative practices
– Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project and program team, analyse results and troubleshoot problem areas
– Ensure that project reports and regular updates for strategic forums are delivered in time and in a simplified yet professional format
– Close off completed projects with the appropriate business or functional area and ensure proper project closure governance
– Chair project governance forums where designated and attend project meetings and discussion forums

Vendor and Service Provider Management:
– Plan, Lead and coordinate the procurement process around the appointment of vendors and service providers to assist the PMO with the execution of projects insofar as Project Management is concerned.
– Establish relationships with suitable vendors and service providers for current and future projects
– Identify, coordinate and establish mechanisms to drive enhanced value from project vendors and service providers

Project Governance:
– Setting up and management of the Project Management Office
– Establish practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities in the organisation.
– Identify PMO Book of work
– Ensure all projects are properly resourced and structured
– Ensure all project governance structures are operational
– Manage project stage gates, ensure project are reviewed formally at key points through project journey
– Execute and manage the Project Management Benefit Realisation process

PMO Budget Management:
– Define PMO Budget
– Control and monitor PMO budget
– Update and report on the budget

– Honours Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline.
– Acknowledged Project Management Qualification
– Project Management certification (Prince -2; PBBOK or equivalent) – (Advantageous)
– Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus (Advantageous)
– At least 8 years job-related experience, which should include 3 years’ experience in a management role.
– Sound knowledge of project management with strong capabilities in the IT systems implementation environment.
– Financial services background will be advantageous.
– In-depth knowledge of Project Management as a discipline
– Knowledge of Project Management in an ICT and financial services environment
– Knowledge of pension fund governance frameworks
– Strong background in business skills, management, budgeting and analysis
– Deep expertise in either the EPPF application environment
– Some knowledge of Cobit and/or ITIL
– Understanding of Service Level Agreements

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Application Deadline: 08/12/2021

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