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JET has a vacancy for a Programme Management Consultant

JET and the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA), have initiated a collaborative project that seeks to address the development of an integrated national digital ecosystem which is interoperable and can be used for effective skills planning and provisioning.

The purpose of the project is to establish an integrated digital ecosystem that will strengthen, integrate, coordinate and improve efficiencies in the governance and management of the post-school education and training (PSET) system. Its main objective is to ensure that data sets are interoperable, well synchronised and used effectively as sources of information for planning and improving efficiency in the PSET system.

Phase 1 of the project has been completed and involved a situational analysis of the PSET sector, a mapping study and a feasibility report. A condensed version of the reports will be released in early 2020, and will also be made available to shortlisted service providers. An international review has also been completed – available in the public domain at www.jet.org.za/resources/interoperable-data-ecosystems.pdf/view.

In this context, we are seeking to appoint a Consultant who will be responsible for planning and management of the overall merSETA ecosystem programme (including coordination, integration, managing resources, implementation ) of the Technology, Information and Knowledge Management Programme (inclusive of data and records management ) at the merSETA. The Programme Management Consultant will work within a dedicated project team comprising of the Change Management Consultant and Data Specialist.

The Consultant will be contracted to work a maximum of 160 hours a month for a period of 2 years (renewable based on performance and project funding/requirements).

Desired qualifications and experience
  • A relevant degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Business Management or equivalent
  • 5 years’ experience in ICT project management
  • Project management certification
  • Sound knowledge of project management methodologies and tools deployment
  • Experience in leading complex ICT projects
  • Knowledge of the SETA environment and relevant legislation
 Desired Skills
  • Project management
  • Advanced communication
  • Complex problem solving
  • Leadership
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Working with diverse teams
 Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop a project implementation plan for the Technology, Information and Knowledge Management Programme (inclusive of data and records management ) at the merSETA
  • Manage the project resources in order to deliver project goals and objectives
  • Contribute to the development and the effective management of the project budget
  • Manage the quality of deliverables in line with predefined quality standards, procedures, SLA’s and project implementation plan
  • Reporting and tracking of project milestones
  • Manage service providers / vendors to ensure that projects are delivered on schedule and within budget
  • Implement governance and compliance procedures and processes effectively to identify and manage project risks
  • Assist the change manager to create and implement the change management strategy to increase adoption and reduce resistance
  • Assist in facilitating training programmes aimed at creating awareness , educating staff and other stakeholders to prepare for change , reduce resistance and increase adoption of changes
  • Assist in developing a communication plan and stakeholder engagement strategy for the project
  • Develop and maintain relevant project documentation in accordance with the project procedures and methodologies to effectively support project delivery as well as comply with governance and audit requirements

Applications must be submitted online using this link Programme Management Consultant no later than 22 May 2020, 17h00. Late applications will not be considered.


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