GEMS is excited to announce a Project Manager vacancy based in Pretoria. This pivotal position is based in Pretoria and offers a permanent contract. The successful candidate will be a key member of the Office of the Chief Operations Officer division, reporting directly to the Senior Manager of Project Management.

Project Manager Vacancy (GEMS) Details:

  • Location: Pretoria
  • Type: Permanent position
  • Remuneration package: Based on qualifications and experience upon negotiation
  • Division: Office of the Chief Operations Officer division
  •  Closing date: 07 May 2024

Role Overview

  • Central Position: The Project Manager will be centrally positioned within the Office of the Chief Operations Officer division, reflecting the importance of this role in our operational strategy. This position offers the unique opportunity to directly influence the efficiency and effectiveness of our project management practices across the organization.
  • Direct Reporting Line: The successful candidate will report directly to the Senior Manager of Project Management, ensuring a clear communication line and direct oversight from senior management. This structure is designed to support quick decision-making and streamlined management processes.
  • Strategic Impact: As a key member of our team, the Project Manager will not only manage day-to-day project operations but also contribute strategically to the division. The role involves significant interaction with various internal stakeholders, requiring a proactive and diplomatic approach to managing complex project dynamics.
  • Opportunity for Influence: The Project Manager is expected to bring innovative ideas and a fresh perspective to our project management methodologies. The opportunity to lead projects that directly contribute to the organization’s goals provides a platform for professional growth and significant impact within the healthcare sector.

Qualification Requirements

  • Education: Minimum of a 3-year Degree/Diploma or NQF 6 equivalent in Project Management, Business Administration, Information Technology, Operations Management, or a related field.
  • Experience: 5 to 8 years in Project Management with at least 3 years in a management or supervisory role.
  • Certifications: Agile Project Management Certification is essential. PMP Certification is a plus.
  • Skills: Proficient in project management methodologies (e.g., PMBoK, Agile, Scrum, Waterfall) and tools (e.g., MS Projects). Strong in stakeholder management, problem-solving, and communication.
  • Industry Knowledge: Familiarity with the South African medical scheme industry is beneficial.
  • Mobility: Must have a valid driver’s license, own a vehicle, and be willing to travel on short notice.

Key Performance Areas

  • Project Management Lifecycle:
    • Comprehensive Oversight: Take full responsibility for overseeing projects from conception to completion. This involves meticulous planning, efficient execution, and thorough closure processes.
    • Governance and Documentation: Develop and manage critical project governance documents, including comprehensive business plans, project charters, and detailed project management plans. These documents are vital for securing acceptance and approval from relevant project stakeholders.
    • Schedule and Budget Management: Ensure projects adhere to timelines and budgets by applying rigorous management principles and regular status checks to prevent overruns and ensure resource allocation aligns with project milestones.
  • Quality and Performance Management:
    • Quality Assurance: Establish and oversee quality management plans that set high standards for project outcomes. This includes regular quality checks and adjustments to project deliverables to meet or exceed stakeholder expectations.
    • Team Performance: Direct and enhance the performance of project teams through structured performance management strategies, ensuring all team members are clear on their roles and expectations and are fully equipped to deliver effectively.
  • Risk and Change Management:
    • Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Identify potential risks early in the project lifecycle and develop strategies to mitigate these risks proactively. Employ tools for risk assessment and foster a culture of preparedness within the team.
    • Adaptive Change Management: Formulate change management plans that are seamlessly integrated into the overall project management lifecycle. Ensure these plans are flexible enough to respond to unforeseen challenges without disrupting the project flow.
  • Communication and Reporting:
    • Stakeholder Engagement: Maintain a robust communication strategy with all project stakeholders, ensuring they are regularly informed and actively engaged in the project process. This includes routine updates and escalation of issues as necessary.
    • Performance Dashboards and Reports: Utilize advanced reporting tools to create detailed reports and dashboards that provide real-time insights into project status, helping inform decisions and adjustments.
  • Strategic Contribution:
    • Alignment with Organizational Goals: Actively participate in the division’s strategic planning processes, ensuring that project initiatives align with broader organizational goals and contribute effectively to the organization’s long-term success.
    • Innovation and Improvement: Lead initiatives to enhance the project management office’s maturity, introducing innovative practices and technologies that streamline project processes and improve outcomes.

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Application Process

  • Applications can be accessed online.
  • Be sure to follow instructions on how you apply for the position. Should you not hear from the company by 30 June 2024, please consider your application unsuccessful.

This is a fantastic opportunity for skilled project managers seeking to impact the healthcare sector through effective project execution. We look forward to receiving your applications and possibly welcoming you to our dynamic team!

Project Manager at GEMS vacancy