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

Permanent Position
Salary +/- R 1 071 678 p.a. (excluding incentives)

, Closed on  21 February 2020

This position reports to the Executive Manager: Policy Strategy and Research 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:

  • Manage the NPA tariff application process
  • Manage the development of appropriate benchmarks for economic regulation
  • Conduct Research to establish international best practice in the economic regulation of Ports in the development of the tariff setting framework
  • Conduct research on international standards in relation to tariff structuring
  • Present 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 subordinates in a manner which is in accordance with the Annual Performance plan.
  • Provide guidance, support and advice to department employees in the execution of their duties and monitoring of progress
  • Conduct effective communication and implementation of approved policy and strategy to relevant stakeholders

The successful candidate must:

  • Honours degree in Economics/Econometrics/Financial accounting, a master’s degree is advantageous
  • 5 years in economic/regulatory/government or related research environment environment
  • 3 years’ management experience
  • Knowledge of the ports industry in generaland economic analysis software
  • Good leadership, people management and good interpersonal skills with ability to engage with Directorates and Executives
  • 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
  • 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.