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Purpose of the Function:

To set the strategic direction for as well as manage the implementation of research-based Skills Development Programmes and delivering Continuous Development Programmes to keep members abreast of new developments in the industry; grow the Education and Training Department, in collaboration with ETR Board member, to coordinate research activities for Company.

Requirements:

  • Diploma or degree in media, communications, public relations or similar.
  • Registration with PRISA highly advantageous.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • 4-5 years’ experience in similar position.
  • Computer literacy is essential.
  • Previous experience mentoring and training subordinates in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Only candidates residing in South Africa with South African citizenship will be considered.

Responsibilities:
Research & Development:

  • Create a research hub for the industry
  • Source information from partners and stakeholders
  • Develop opinion papers and thought-leadership publications quarterly
  • Formulate programmes in support of the dissemination of these publications (e.g. workshops, further publications, discussion groups)
  • Develop a standard set of Continuous Development Programmes and Skills programmes for repetitive delivery on an annual calendar

Continuous and Skills Development Programmes:

  • Assess current programmes and develop research
  • Develop new programmes
  • Keep current programmes updated
  • Design and implement a mentorship programme
  • Identify opportunities for learnership and internship programmes
  • Initiate constant improvement of programmes
  • Conduct quarterly uploads to the SAQA National Learner Database
  • Implementation and evaluation of the CPD programmes
  • Facilitation skills – to be the back-up lecturer and speaker when required

Project Management:

  • Initiate and manage regional activities, calendars and budgets
  • Manage committee projects and events and evaluate impact (PRCC, Accreditation, etc.)
  • Create a library for online publication accessible to members only
  • Initiate and manage all annual Company events with the Stakeholder specialist
  • Manage the process flow of all the programmes (plan, design and implement)
  • Develop and manage all the marketing and publicity of programmes
  • Manage the team and their work processes
  • Manage all projects (Awards, National conference, National, Regional and all committee AGM’s) with Stakeholder specialist
  • Manage all Internship programmes within Company and for the industry
  • Manage all learnership applications and roll out a learnership programme,
  • Manage all Regional education, training and research activities

General Management:

  • Compile and manage departmental and regional budgets
  • Manage the CPD and Skills Development functions
  • Conduct regular performance reviews and implement associate individual development
  • Assist with initiative to increase staff morale
  • Participate in management and stakeholder relations meetings
  • Conduct regular statistical analysis and report on a regular basis
  • Assist with all other activities as required

Salary – market related

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PO Box 2825, Pinegowrie, 2123, Johannesburg, South Africa