Project Manager

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Afrika Tikkun is an international nonprofit organisation that provides education, health and social services to children, youth and their families through centres of excellence in South African Townships. Its aim is to empower communities to develop new generations of productive citizens.The Afrika Tikkun 18-21 year old programme is a six month programme aimed at assisting candidates in this age group with the transition from school to adult life, as well as the career and life choices they need to make at this age.

Afrika Tikkun  seeks to appoint a Project Manager to be based in Johannesburg.

Report to: HOD: Research Development & Strategy

The purpose of the job is to work closely with the RDS HOD to work on (1) the Maponya Mall Hub project in Soweto, (2) the Mentorship programme and (3) other projects decided on in conjunction with the RDS HOD. To ensure that all projects are delivered on time, and produce the desired results. Ensure the projects are within budget and project plans are drafted in collaboration with stakeholders.

Resonsibilities:

Ensure implementation of agreed upon projects (Maponya Mall Hub and Mentorship Programme), and priority-based projects for the NPC including:
Developing project plans in collaboration with key stakeholders
Ensuring high quality and timely delivery of projects
Ensuring resource availability and allocation
Ensuring projects are within budget
Understanding project status with a view to identify risks or problem areas and resolve
Ensuring ongoing reporting for internal and external stakeholders
Working with PMEL to implement evaluations and conduct mid-year formative evaluations
Coordinating and checking the documentation for the mentorship project and following up with stakeholders regularly
Management of stakeholders, including:
Ensuring engagement with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the smooth roll-out of projects
Liasing with stakeholders to ensure that all regulatory and compliance documentation is accurately, professionally and timeously submitted
Conducting site visits for Maponya Mall Hub project, including:
Ensuring regular site visits to ensure all stakeholders are on board and happy with project implementation
Addressing issues on site if/when they arise
Team management, including:
Managing team members to ensure the smooth delivery of projects
Managing the administrator to ensure admin standards are adhered to if/ when necessary
Ensuring the development of team members
Requirements:
Post-graduate qualification in business, education, social science or equivalent
Project management qualification an advantage
At least three years of experience in managing projects in the education or social science spaces
Experience in working for a non-profit organization an advantage
Three years’ experience in managing and/or implementing research project
Skills:
Supervisory and leadership skills
Organising and planning skills
Decision Making
Creative and innovative
Analytical
Experience with relevant software application
Good communication and interpersonal skills –Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements
Excellent interpersonal skills,
An ability to communicate at all levels & handle stakeholder relationships (verbal, written, facilitation).
Management skills – team-leadership
Report writing
Behavioural Competencies & Personal Attributes:
A passion for community development and the vision of Afrika Tikkun
Competent, reliable, self-motivated, honest, honest, hardworking and highly creative
Excellent verbal and written communication ability: ability to clearly convey information and ideas; ensuring understanding.  Comprehending communication from others
Ability to work under pressure, multitask, prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
Team player – ability to work with various stakeholders to ensure that deadlines are met
Assertive, diplomatic personality
Innovative thinker and problem solver
Attention to detail – Ensuring that work is accurate and completed with care. Must have an eye for detail and be creative to capture attention
Must have a basic understand of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
Takes initiative – Making active attempts to influence events to achieve goals; self-starting rather than accepting passively; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive
Flexible – Must be able to adapt to changes within the organisation and be willing to work outside of set duties in order to move forward as a team
Creative – Ability to think outside of the norm and construct innovative solutions and processes to achieve the required objectives
Self-Motivated – Must have the ability to prioritise workload and continue without instruction
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are requested to email their CV to Simphiwe Nzima at [email protected] or alternatively fax application details to 086 668 0542.

For more about Afrika Tikkun, refer to www.afrikatikkun.org

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