Project Manager (Consultant) (Ref: NTPM)

Position in the Education sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Friday 10 January 2020
Job Description:

Client in the Higher Education industry is seeking the services of an experienced PROJECT MANAGER, on a 1 year Fixed Term contract based in Durban, on a Consultant basis


Main job function

        Lead the interactions with vendors

        Agree scope of work with project team – internally and externally

        Provide weekly reports to management

        Explore/manage/implement all integration options and change requests/customization

        Manage the project budget and approve all disbursements

        Motivate approval for deviations to original scope

        Stakeholder engagement with key functional areas internally to ensure commitment to project

        Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects

        Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget

        Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility

        Ensure resource availability and allocation

        Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress

        Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques

        Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques

        Report and escalate to management as needed

        Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders

        Perform risk management to minimize project risks

        Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors

        Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

        Meet with clients to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project

        Delegate project tasks based on junior staff members’ individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels

        Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals

        Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis

        Perform other related duties as assigned


        Relevant Diploma/Degree


        + 5 years experience within a similar role




A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.



Please contact Nicole Thomas