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Programme Manager


Vacancy Details
Employer: Standards Development

To actively manage the process of the development of relevant South African National Standards (SANS) and other deliverables from conception to approval by facilitating stakeholder consensus through technical committees.



Ensure that relevant SANS are developed and reviewed in line with National policy and imperatives i.e. IPAP

Manage the relevant standards development processes within scope of control and ensure that process integrity is maintained

Oversee that committee meetings are convened as planned and have updated Strategic Policy statements

Chair committee meetings effectively, as required

Manage and coordinate the work programmes of different technical committees

Apply and communicate rules, policies and SAC decisions related to standards development and production

Identify and engage research institutions to conduct and provide research deliverables to specific standards projects

Commission discussion papers during the development of complex standards to stimulate debate

Customer/ Stakeholder

Manage all committees, standards production processes and stakeholders within the Engineering and built sector

Ensure that all stakeholders are aware and adhere to good standardisation practices and other relevant guidelines

Oversee that delegates representing South Africa project South Africa’s mandate/interests on international work items and take action accordingly

Manage participation in international and regional standards development forums

Collaborate with the committee support team and stakeholder specialists to improve the profile of the committees

Prepare reports for management and industry as and when required and ensure reports are submitted by experts participating in regional and International standards meetings

Actively take leadership roles in international standards development committees

Act as primary interface between technical committees and SAC including the development of briefings and updates

Conduct workshops with SMEs and stakeholders on standards that will affect them prior to the development of standards and ensure their inputs are included


Mitigate any risks as and when they arise

Manage departmental projects within budget, time, designated delegation of authority and scope of control

Conduct best practice research and benchmarks within scope of control

Manage all logistics for international meetings held in South Africa (where applicable) as per budget and delegation of authority

Competent and empowered employees

Manage the department and optimize all resources, including the management and evaluation of performance (inclusive of financial, physical and people resources)

Implement effective employee engagement and diversity management principles within the team

Ensure that leadership opportunity in the international committees are identified and discussed (g. Chairmanship, secretariat, etc.)

Provide assistance, guidance, and training (where necessary) on SABS procedures to employees and stakeholders


B Degree / National Diploma in civil/mechanical/ automotive engineering, construction science or a related discipline

8 years’ relevant work experience with at least 5 years’ in management, 2 years’ of which should have been in a middle managerial role

Project management experience would is an added advantage

Stakeholder engagement experience is an added advantage

Understand the standards development environment

Excellent command of the English language

Proven track record in managing process facilitation initiatives from conception to implementation

Knowledge of the Standards Act and PFMA

Apply before Monday, July 15, 2019 – 15 Days left
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