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Junior Project Manager/Administrator,   Cape Town,   South Africa
 
Management of critical projects to deliver websites and website related applications.
Department
Integrated Strategic Communication & Branding Department

Rate
Optional: Range of R120.00 - R200.00 per hour
VAT: exclude VAT

Project Environment
The project manager/administrator will work for 6-7 hours per day at the E-Communication office in the Civic Centre. He/she will also be accommodated inside the City’s firewall to facilitate his/her access to IT project tools. He/she may assist with publishing duties as and when necessary.

His/her work will be supervised by the Head: E-communication. The incumbent will report to the Head: E-Communication for the duration of the contract whilst ensuring that the objectives are met.

The team size is 12.

Brief overview of job functions
The incumbent will be required to:

Plan, direct & coordinate multiple contiguous projects to ensure that the unit is able to deliver on its objectives

Manage the day to day operational aspects of each project including E-Communication staff on the project team

Develop project plans that identify risks, cater for contingencies and specify goals, strategies, staffing, scheduling resources

Review deliverables prepared by the project team before passing to the client

Effectively applying appropriate project methods and enforcing project delivery standards

Preparing for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures

Establishing standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation

Preparing project status reports and informing management & clients of project status. Handling related issues if necessary

Ensuring project documents are complete, current and stored appropriately

Tracking and reporting team hours and expenses on a weekly basis


Managing project budget against the contract and other guidelines

Understanding how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully to management & clients



Key Accountabilities

Minimum of 3 years’ experience managing successful delivery of technology projects, particularly software or website development projects

Able to see the big picture, yet very detail orientated

Comfortable leading a team

Takes pride in managing activities through to successful completion

Results-focussed from multiple perspectives: cost, time and functionality delivered (scope)

Good business knowledge and awareness

Strong drive

E-Communication experience

Working closely with software development teams

Able to create project plans and effectively manage projects accordingly

Strong written & verbal English communication skills

PMP certification desired, but not required

Knowledge and Skills

Qualifications or Experience

Postgraduate qualification

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