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Executive Manager: Policy, Strategy and Research
This vacancy is now closed

Permanent Position
+/- R1.4 million(ctc) negotiable

, Closed on  24 January 2019

This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer of the Ports Regulator of South Africa. The successful candidate must ensure that Policy, Strategy and Research is conducted in a manner that facilitates the creation of world class Ports in South Africa.

Position Purpose:

  • Oversee that the NPA tariff application process
  • Oversee the development of appropriate benchmarks for economic regulation
  • Oversee research conducted to establish international best practice in the economic regulation of Ports in developing the tariff methodology every 3 years
  • Oversee research conducted on international standards in relation to tariff structuring
  • Oversee policy-oriented research to guide the development of strategy and policy on how best to manage the activities of Ports, in relation to access of previously disadvantaged individuals; the facilities provided by the ports; and the efficiency of the ports
  • Ensure systems and procedures are in place to effectively manage the research being conducted in a manner that aids the Regulator
  • Manage the PSR department in a manner which is in accordance with the Annual Performance plan
  • Be responsible for annual plans being in line with the approved budget
  • Provide guidance, support and advice to department employees in the execution of their duties and monitoring of progress
  • Ensure the effective communication and implementation of approved policy and strategy to relevant stakeholders

The successful candidate must:

  • Honours degree in Economics/Econometrics, a master’s degree is advantageous
  • 7-10 years in economic regulatory/government environment
  • 5 years’ management experience
  • Knowledge of the ports industry in general and economic analysis software
  • Good leadership, people management and good interpersonal skills with ability to engage with Directorates, Executives and Board Members.
  • Good organisational and Planning Skills, good verbal and written communication skills, excellent research skills, experience in project management and report writing
  • An understanding of strategic, functional, operational and technical management and related risks
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable legislation, regulations and frameworks
  • Knowledge of training methodologies, research methodologies and practices

The Ports Regulator is an equal opportunity employer

The position will be based in Durban, and may entail travel. A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant commensurate with their qualifications and experience within the regulatory environment and the Regulator’s policies.

Note: Candidates may be subject to a round of internal testing together with criminal checks and a security clearance.

Applications must consist of the following:

  • A comprehensive letter of application which includes:
    • Position is being applied for
    • Notice periods required in current position
    • Date of availability to commence employment
    • Employment Equity status
    • Residence status (RSA citizen, etc)
  • A complete CV attached thereto, which includes:
    • Thorough academic and work history
    • Languages spoken and proficiency
    • Responsibilities in each position held
    • Competencies
  • A copy of the Identity Document
  • Certified copies of Senior certificate and other qualifications

Contact Nafeesa Ally on +27 (0)31 365 7800 for any enquiries.