Change Management Expert

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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. We are seeking to appoint a Change Management Consultant to be based in our Johannesburg office to work on this project. 

We are seeking to appoint a Change Management Consultant to be based in our Johannesburg office to work on the JET merSETA PSET Cloud project.
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 seeing to appoint a consultant who will be responsible for developing and managing the change management programme at the merSETA needed to support the Technology, Information and Knowledge management programme (inclusive of data and records management ). The consultant will work within a dedicated project team comprising of the Programme 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 Business Management, Communication, Organisational Development or equivalent
5 years’ experience in Change Management
Sound knowledge of change management methodology and tools deployment
Experience in leading complex organisational change projects in ICT
Advanced working knowledge of project management methodology and approaches
Project management certification is an added advantage
IT project management related experience
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

The Change Management Consultant will be required to develop and manage the abovementioned change management programme by:
Using a structured methodology to define, lead and support the implementation of required organisational change management activities
Working with the project team to integrate change management activities into the project plans
Defining and implementing a process for identifying change readiness
Assessing the impact of proposed changes
Developing a training plan and resistance management plan
Facilitating training programmes aimed at creating awareness, educating staff and other stakeholders to prepare for change, reduce resistance and increase adoption of changes
Identifying key stakeholder groups and their requirements
Developing a communication plan and stakeholder engagement strategy for the project
Communicating changes and sharing information with stakeholders on a regular basis
Conducting regular interviews with individuals/groups to analyse expectations and concerns
Reporting and tracking milestones
Identifying  and manage risks associated with the change
Applications must be submitted online by using this link Change Management Expert no later than 22 May 2020 at 17h00. Late applications will not be considered.

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