PROTEC: Branch Manager

Programme for Technological Careers (PROTEC)
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 31 December, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

BRANCH MANAGER: Inanda-KwaMashu
 
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
 
To assign and direct all work performed in the branch and to supervise all areas of operation. To manage staff, suppliers and assets, foster a positive environment and ensure stakeholder satisfaction and proper branch operation. Be committed to the expansion and success of the organization by implementing strategies that increase productivity and ensure stakeholder satisfaction. To manage the facilities of the branch I totality.
 
REPORTING RELATIONS AND CONTACTS
 
The position is based in Inanda and Operations based at the PROTEC National Offices in Randburg

Reports to: General Manager
 
Responsibilities:
 

  • The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
    • Administration:
      • Provide stakeholders with weekly, monthly and annual progress reports on the status of the branch.
      • Accurate record keeping of all resources, assets and learner records.
      • Coordinate the Post School Programme and Alumni by encouraging participation of students in the programme.​
    • Management responsibilities:
      • Create a positive learning environment for all learners, employees, internal and external customers.
      • Locate areas of improvement and propose corrective actions that meet challenges and leverage growth opportunities.
      • Management of facilities within the branch.
      • Operate the branch business development strategy in order to achieve the branch targets and deadlines.
      • Address stakeholders and employee satisfaction issues promptly with reference to allocation of resources, learner discipline, learner attendance.
      • Prepare monthly financial reports.
      • Manage budget and allocate funds appropriately and efficiently.
      • Manage stakeholder relations not limited to learners, funders, schools and teachers.​
    • Operations:
      • Develop forecasts, financial objectives.
      • Meet goals and targets according to PROTEC Strategy.
      • Adhere to high ethical standards, and comply with all regulations/applicable laws.
      • Network to improve the presence and reputation of the branch and organization.
      • Maintain and establish sound relationships with all stakeholders.
      • Manage, schedule and monitor programme activities.
      • Submit reports to national office i.e. dashboards, finance and narrative as per the agreed templates and schedules. 
    • Knowledge:
      • South African education sector.
      • STEM and its impact to the SA economy and society in general (career opportunities for learners).
      • South African Schools Act, learner promotional requirements.
      • Assess local conditions and identify current and prospective opportunities.
      • Stay up to date with educational changes and provide reports on the necessary changes and effects.
      • Educational policies i.e. Religious, SACE, Disciplinary, Teachers Code of Conduct, Inclusive Education etc.
    • Support:
      • Share knowledge with other branches and national office on effective practices, competitive intelligence, business opportunities and needs.
      • Establish and maintain relationships with learners by providing support and counseling.

Requirements:

  • The incumbent must have the following attributes: 
    • Matric qualifications with Mathematics and Physical Sciences as major subjects.
    • Certificate or Diploma in STEM careers from a registered FET institution will be an added advantage.
    • Four-year relevant qualification (Education; Project Management, Finance Management, Administration).
    • 10 years relevant industry experience.
    • Competent computer skills including MS Office or equivalent.
    • Internet skills including use of e-mails, group messaging and information gathering.
    • Numerical and literacy/ communication skills.
    • General understanding of office equipment.
  • ​Key Competancies:
    • The incumbent must have the following attributes:
    • Organization and planning skills.
    • An understanding of education policies and reform issu
    • Own transport with a valid driver’s license.es from formal schooling to HEIs.
    • Work management and prioritizing skills.
    • Verbal and written communication skills.
    • Problem solving skills.
    • Paying attention to detail.
    • Accuracy.
    • Flexibility.
    • Reliability.
    • Teamwork.
    • Financial Acumen.
    • Be prepared to work on Saturdays and school holidays.
    • Ability to network with different players in the education sector be it for funding, learner placements and career guidance opportunities.

A letter of motivation together with comprehensive curriculum vitae and recently certified copies of qualifications, ID and drivers’ license must be forwarded to: Ms Awelani Khakhu at awelani@protec.org.za or info@protec.org.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
 
Late applications will not be considered. PROTEC subscribes to employment, gender equity, social justice and redress as inscribed in the SA constitution. If you do not hear anything from us three months after the close of advert, consider your application unsuccessful.

For more about the Programme for Technological Careers organisation, refer to www.protec.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

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KwaZulu-Natal

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