PPT Latest Employmemt Opportunity – Apply Here!

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14 May, 2019

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Management Jobs in South Africa

Project Preparation Trust of KwaZulu-Natal (PPT) is an independent public interest organisation that specialises in the preparation of projects for historically disadvantaged communities and special needs groups.


Job Title: Programme Manager

Job location: Durban.

IESP in eThekwini focuses on supporting selected, high potential micro and informal enterprises (MIEs) in order to stimulate business growth and job creation. It is a priority programme of PPT. The IESP, which is co-funded by the Jobs Fund, eThekwini and the DSBD, is now in its second, up-scaled phase following a successful pilot phase

Salary: R 500 000 per annum (total cost to company) plus a maximum annual performance bonus of R50 000

Duration: A position of approximately two years commencing either June or July, with the potential for a further position subject to performance review and funding availability


  • Experience in managing similar developmental programmes, including managing funding and personnel against a project plan to achieve contractual outcomes
  • Team management skills – ability to build and motivate a winning project team
  • Understanding of MIEs and how to grow them effectively (typically within the environment of the informal economy) including via sectoral collaboration/interventions
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders (MIEs, eThekwini, DSBD, established business, NGOs etc.)
  • Self-motivated, self-managing and results-orientated
  • Understanding of the developmental environment, conditions and stakeholders in eThekwini Municipality
  • Report writing skills and numeracy
  • Budget management and cost control in Excel
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills
  • Communication and people skills
  • Strong skills in planning, organising and team-work
  • Ability to develop new opportunities, strategic relationships and secure funding
  • A relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. business, development economics etc.)
  • Valid S.A. driver’s licence and own car

Strongly preferred:

  • Zulu-speaking
  • Previous developmental experience in eThekwini and existing local networks
  • Durban-based
  • Ability to develop promotional materials including use of social media
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation
  • Relevant post graduate qualification
  • More than ten years’ relevant work experience

To apply

Submit a cover letter, CV with contactable referees, and copies of educational qualifications to [email protected]

Application Deadline: Thursday, 16 May, 2019

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