The Technology Localisation Implementation Unit Programme Manager

The Technology Localisation Implementation Unit Programme Manager (Three-year contract)
About the job:
The Technology Localisation Implementation Unit (TLIU), a programme of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), managed and hosted by the CSIR has a vacancy for a Programme Manager who will co-ordinate and manage activities that are required for the rollout of projects and programmes that are linked to the industry/sector wide interventions under the DSI Localization Plan.This position is based in Pretoria.
Key responsibilities:
Represent the TLIU at the various manufacturing and government cluster groups.
Identify, lead and manage sector wide technology programmes with a wide range of industry, government and international stakeholders.
Lead national localisation strategies and plans and align TLIU sector initiatives with it.
Manage strategic relationships with government industry, State Owned Companies (SOC), and international partners on executive level.
Identify relevant projects and programmes that could provide sector wide benefit to industry, especially linked to the State Owned Companies (SOCs)
Coordinate the formation of a steercom and advisory committees for these projects and programmes.
Ensure that budgets, stakeholders and project plans are developed for all identified projects and programmes.
Manage the service providers and stakeholders that are linked to the projects and programmes.
Compile and deliver progress reports for programmes, with financial analysis and timeline analysis.
Ensure that all projects and programmes are managed within the CSIR governance policies.
Provide strategic input for the business planning and growth of the unit.
Provide assistance for control of the operational requirements linked to TLIU staff.
Manage the relationship with strategic partners to ensure TLIU value adding services/solutions.
Ensure that the manager is fully informed of all issues pertaining to operations and is provided with advice and solutions.
Qualifications, skills and experience:
A bachelor’s degree in an engineering-related field with a minimum of five years’ relevant experience within the engineering environment
A solid track record in management principles.
A diploma in project management, or a recognized professional project management qualification will be an added advantage.
Knowledge of various systems development models and frameworks.
Project management skills.
Budgeting and cost management.
People management and leadership skills.
Sound communication skills.
Development of Localisation Strategy.
Knowledge of relevant government policies and instruments linked to localisation, eg. IPAP 2013, NDP and the NGP.
Knowledge of CSIR systems and processes including international donor funding will be an advantage.
Closing date: 04 May 2022
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The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the employment Equity Act and will through the filling of this vacancy, give preference to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from registered credit bureau and/or South African Police Services (in relation to positions that requires trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances), and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualification and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.