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The position of Project Manager is vacant at the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS): South Africans are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity

The position of Project Manager is vacant at the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS): South Africans are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity


The position of Project Manager is vacant. The Project Manager will report directly to the Senior Manager Project Management and forms part of the Office of the Chief Operations Officer division. The position is based in Pretoria and is a permanent position.


The position of Project Manager is vacant at the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS): South Africans are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity

The Project Manager will be required to support the Senior Manager: Project Management Office to successfully execute Programmes and Projects from start to finish in line with the agreed programme & project management standards, frameworks and methodologies with a focus on the following Key Performance Areas (KPAs):

Key Performance Areas (KPAs):

  • End-to-end management of projects, including effective initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and reporting
  • Manage the development of critical project governance documents, including business plans, project charters and project management plans and secure the acceptance and approval by the relevant project stakeholders
  • Manage quality outcomes of projects through the definition of quality management plans in agreement with relevant project sponsors
  • Drive value through the utilisation of planning tools and methods to create an optimum balance of project benefits in relation to costs and risks
  • Ensure the proactive management of project risks, opportunities and issues to effectively contain the Scheme’s risk exposure
  • Manage the project team’s performance in the implementation of project tasks and the delivery of all projects on schedule, within the approved scope in line with project objectives
  • Effective identification, planning and management of project resources and stakeholders, including the management of stakeholder expectations in line with project objectives
  •  Define change management plans and ensure integration and management as part of the overall Project Management lifecycle
  • Manage project communication through timeous and regular reporting to various stakeholders and forums
  • Ensure effective closure of projects, including documenting close-off reports and lessons learned
  • Participate in divisional strategic planning processes and contribute towards initiatives and campaigns to drive organizational project management maturity and a high-performance PMO

Qualification requirements are:

  • A 3year Degree/Diploma or NQF 6 equivalent in Project Management/Business Administration/ Information Technology/Operations Management or related field
  • A post-graduate qualification and/or project management certification will serve as an advantage
  • Experience in implementing business transformation programmes and Software Development Lifecycle Projects will serve as an advantage
  • Experience in implementing Healthcare Systems and Technologies will serve as an advantage
  • At least 5 to 8 years hands-on experience in Project Management with at least 3 years of experience at a management/supervisory level
  • Hands-on experience and proficiency in the application of project management methodologies and Hybrid such as (PMBoK, Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Prince, etc.)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification will be an added advantage
  • Agile Project Management Certification essential
  • Proficiency in the application of project and programme management tools and artefacts (MS Projects and/ or any other project management tools)
  • Strong Stakeholder Management and Problem-solving skills
  • Adaptable and flexible in approach
  • Strong communication skills and analytical expertise
  • A team player with a strong collaborative implementation approach
  • Innovative, solution-driven and goal-orientated
  • Pay particular attention to detail, take initiative and easily identify and mitigate risk
  • Composure in a fast-moving, dynamic environment
  • Knowledge of the South African medical scheme industry
  • Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and own vehicle and be willing to travel at short notice

 Desirable

  • Have an understanding of medical schemes industry

DEADLINE: 08 May 2024

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