Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) Ongoing Recruitment

Posted on :

7 Jul, 2020

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Technical Jobs in South Africa

Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) is a talent driven, customer- centric and impact focused organisation. In our endeavour to support technology innovation with socio-economic outcomes; we seek to infuse the organisation with team players that find resonance as value creators, agile thinkers, progressive attitudes, customer-centricity, dynamic work ethic and an optimistic disposition. We aim to harness these attributes in a manner that they culminate into a culture of teamwork, impact and accountability.

In executing its mandate, the organisation provides funding and non-funding support to stimulate innovation so that it provides a catalytic impact to the economy whilst improving people’s lives and protecting the environment.



Job Title: Programme Manager: Strategic Industrial Bio-Innovation Programme (SIIP)
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference: # TIA06/07/2020
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related

Job Purpose:
To oversee the implementation of the SIIP by planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting the progress against milestones on a regular basis.

The Agency endeavours to promote the careers of previously disadvantaged persons by applying the principles of the Employment Equity Act, as amended.

Programme Planning, Management and Reporting
•Facilitate the scoping of the new project(s) in collaboration with the DSI and other key stakeholders.
•Draw up a Work Plan and issue formal documentation to external parties (collaborators, 3rd parties, implementation partners).
•Create in collaboration and consultation with the relevant Portfolio Managers in the Technology Innovation agency to produce a detailed Annual Work Plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully execute the Strategic Industrial Bio-innovation Programme.
•In collaboration and consultation with relevant stakeholders, coordinate implementation, determine the resources (time, funds, assets, etc) required to complete the project.
•Facilitate review of progress made in the project(s) in consultation with relevant Portfolio Managers and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required.
•Management and reporting of finances in consultation with Portfolio Managers.
•Coordinate and facilitate new project(s) or programme approvals in consultation with relevant Portfolio Managers.
•Prepare and submit reports regularly as set in the approved Terms of Reference for the SIIP.

Implement the project(s) or sub-programme(s)
•Execute the programme according to the SIIP Workplan.
•Develop forms and records to document programme activities – be able to track the progress at any given point in time.
•Set up files/databases to ensure that all project information is appropriately. documented and secured.
•Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments, process alignment as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project on time and on schedule and as aligned to the signed contract commitments of the SIIP.
•Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project.
•Consolidate and Review the sub-programme reports on the work completed in consultation with the relevant Portfolio Managers at TIA and implementation partners on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the programme set goals and standards.
•Provide updates to the –project team on project and programme progress and work with stakeholders to resolve bottlenecks as quickly as possible.

Control the project
•Write reports on the programme for management and for funders.
•Communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreements.
•Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a regular basis (quarterly).
•Report on all programme funds according to established accounting policies and procedures.
•Ensure that all financial records for the project submitted are up to date.
•Prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for funders as outlined in funding agreements.

Evaluate the project
•Ensure that the SIIP programme deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
•Evaluate the outcomes of the SIIP programme as established during the planning phase.
•Arrange stakeholder meetings to meet with the variety of stakeholders to discuss highlights & challenges.
•Make recommendations based on the outcomes of meetings with stakeholders.
•Financial reconciliation to ensure that funding agreements are honoured.
•Follow-up on outstanding transactions and activities in the funding agreements as well as the milestones to be achieved.
•Identify and address programme challenges and highlights.
•Follow-up on Key Performance Areas to be met within the programmes.

Qualifications and Experience:
•4-year Degree in Biotechnology/Science/ or Engineering.
•Possession of a Project Management Certificate would be an added advantage
•5-7 years’ experience in Project Management and/or management of Programmes in financial and non-financial trends for technology development and investment support; enterprise development and stakeholder relationship management

Technical Skills / Competencies:
These are job specific competencies that are required for producing quality results for this position.
•Analytical Thinking
•Report Writing
•Project Management
•Programme Management
•Budget Management
•Asset Management
•Stakeholder Relationship Management
•Time Management
•Self- confident
•Relationship building
•Interpersonal Skills
•Stress tolerance
•Results oriented


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Application Deadline: 22/07/2020

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