Programme Manager
Midrand, ZA
3d ago

The purpose of this role is to manage project managers and monitor and report on all aspects of the programme, while ensuring that the programme objectives are achieved.

Lead the planning, execution, monitoring and control and closure of the programme / s

Identify and implement expediting measures to prevent programme delays by actively engaging and managing project managers Key ResponsibilitiesProgramme Management Functions

Project control on cost, time and quality

provide view of all projects underway with reference to cost across the Programme

consolidate expenditure progress into meaningful Portfolio / Programme Key Performance Indicators

implement project costing and cost control policy, practices, procedures and system for the Programme

coordinate, prepare and validate the cash flow requirements for submission to the applicable Investment committees

develop and maintain programme cost control system

plan, align, coordinate, control and implement changes to the approved rolling plans

implement and maintain appropriate systems for best Project Management cost support

transfer all programmes / projects that are completed efficiently to operations and conducting post transfer reviews promptly

Project planning

provide business with a view of all projects underway with reference to time across the programme

consolidate time related progress into meaningful asset creation Key Performance Indicators

implement project planning and scheduling control policy, practice, procedures and system for the Programme

provide inputs during the feasibility and business case stages for projects in the programme

provide professional resources, through a matrix structure, to projects within the programme

Project communication and reporting

implement project administration policy, practices, procedures and system

maintain a documentation management system

create centre point for accessing all projects information

implement resource balancing system

compile programme management reports and submit to all various stakeholders

Project contract management

Implement contract management policy, practices, procedures and system.

determine the appropriate execution and contract strategies in relation to known facts of the project and the maturity level of the projects in the Programme ensuring minimum risks to the programme

ensure implementation of safety, health and environmental standards by contractors in compliance to the requirements and guidelines of the Development Bank of South Africa

keep contractors fully informed of all changes or modifications to requirements regarding contracting, both legislative and those of the Development Bank of South Africa

follow up and ensure the resolving of contractual breaches / non-compliance

Project management

implement a project management discipline to ensure repeatable and consistent delivery of projects

implement a suitable methodology and process to achieve the required level of the project management maturity

ensure that programme execution staff have the necessary certification or alignment as applicable

Financial Management Functions

Implement project estimation policies, practices, procedures and system

Maintain a cost database for the programme

Management Functions

Implement a project management discipline to ensure repeatable and consistent delivery of projects by project managers

Implement a suitable methodology and process to achieve the required level of project management maturity

Ensure that programme execution staff have the necessary certification or alignment as applicable

Provide mentorship and coaching to programme execution staff in line with HR requirements and processes

Identify and implement strategies to address the training requirements and gaps within the programme Expertise & Technical CompetenciesThe minimum qualification requirement is a construction or engineering degree or equivalent

A project management qualification and professional accreditation with the PMI, PRINCE and / SACPCMP is required

Further training and profession registration in programme management considered an advantage

10-15 years of post-accreditation experience in a similar job function at a programme level as well as the skills to manage teams of professionals

Programme and contract management

Budgeting / cost planning

In depth understanding of the PMBOK knowledge areas

Knowledge of relevant Acts on infrastructure development

Understanding of infrastructure markets

Understanding of government priorities, systems and processes at national and provincial level

Written Communication

Is relied on by others to help them write complex technical and non-technical documents and briefs.

Is able to determine which aspects of this knowledge area need to be transferred to others in order to achieve organisational goals.

Coaches others and transfers communication skills and knowledge to others.

Presentation Skills

Knows how to deliver arguments persuasively by employing a range of advanced presentation techniques (e.g. the appropriate use of body language, how to close a presentation so that the audience continues to think about the subject matter etc.).

Has knowledge of various feedback mechanisms to check levels of audience understanding.

Business Acumen

Takes actions to fit business strategy.

Assesses and links short-term tasks in the context of long-term business strategies or perspectives.

Reviews own actions against the organisation's strategic plan; includes the big picture when considering possible opportunities or projects or thinks about long-

term applications of current activities.

Anticipates possible responses to different initiatives.

Understands the projected direction of the industry and how changes might impact the organisation.


Has an appreciation of cultural sensitivities and differences.

Effectively employs a variety of advanced behavioural / interpersonal competencies to control the negotiation situation.

Is able to take the lead in a variety of sensitive negotiation situations requiring high levels of tact and diplomacy.

Is able to place a discrete negotiation situation within the context of a broader long-term relationship and is not threatened by conceding ground to protect the longer-term interests of DBSA.

Project Management

Defines, plans and manages large and / or strategic projects, including those with a high degree of technical complexity, with impacts across the organisation and / or with national implications.

Assembles and leads diverse and multi-disciplinary teams, ensuring maximum effective resource utilisation.

Successfully manages substantial project budgets, and reports directly to senior managers on the progress and results of projects.

Identifies complex issues that need escalation and proposes appropriate corrective actions. .

Business Development

Identifies lucrative market opportunities through an excellent understanding and interpretation of sector analyses, including market structure, supply and demand aspects, competitor environment, gap analysis.

Actively participates in formulating, developing and implementing the business development strategy / ies to generate new investment opportunities in public and private sector (delivery of infrastructure services).

Constructs business plan of bankable multi-dimensional projects, using standard and / or customised templates and processes.

Assesses Project / Programme Feasibility through interrogation of resource requirements (including financing, capacity, capability and related issues).

Coordinates, controls and manages the activities and efforts required for the implementation of the plan. Required Personal AttributesBEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

Achievement orientation

Undertakes challenging assignment and strives to complete them.

Sets priorities and chooses goals on the basis of calculated costs, anticipated benefits and improvement of performance.

Aims at exceptional performance, setting out to achieve a unique standard.

Constantly analysis outcomes to ensure the achievements of business goal.

Identifies short-term opportunity or potential problems aiming to achieve better outcomes.

Customer Orientation

Tries to understand the underlying needs of customers and match these needs to available or customized products and service.

Adapts processes and procedures to meet on-going customer needs.

Utilises the feedback received from customers, in order to develop new and / or improving existing services / products that relates to their on-going needs.

Thinks of new ways to align DBSA’s offering with future customer needs.


Is willing to end a business relationship because it was associated with unethical business practice.

Is capable of challenging senior management (in an appropriate and respectable manner) in order to act on espoused values.

Leading and empowering others

Creates the conditions that enables the team to perform at its best (e.g., setting clear directions, providing appropriate structure, getting the right people, obtain needed resources).

Monitors performance against clear standards, and addresses performance issues promptly and takes action to get performance back to desired levels.

Proactively asks for feedback on own performance from team members, aiming to become more effective.

Teamwork and cooperation

Acts to promote a friendly climate and good morale, and resolves conflicts.

Creates opportunities for cross-functional work.

Encourages others to network outside of their own team / department and learn from their experience.

Self-awareness & self-control

Withholds effects of strong emotions in difficult situations.

Keeps functioning or responds constructively despite stress.

May apply special techniques or plan ahead of time to manage emotions or stress

Strategic and Innovative thinking

Recognises opportunities or potential problems, before they become obvious, by seeing the connections in a range of sources of information, including insights from outside DBSA.

Restates complex knowledge in a way that makes it easier for others to understand.

Experiments with new approaches, tests scenarios, questions assumptions and challenges conventional thinking.

Creates new concepts that are not obvious to others, leveraging internal and external sources of information, to build incremental revenue and growth opportunities.

Teamwork and cooperation

Acts to promote a friendly climate and good morale, and resolve conflicts.

Creates opportunities for cross-functional work.

Encourages others to network outside of their own team / department and learn from their experience.

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