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Chief of staff – Risk Advisory wanted Asap: APPLY HERE

Sandton, Gauteng
Job Description

What impact will you make?

Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration, and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you’ll find unrivaled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

Main Purpose of Job

The role of the Chief of Staff is both managerial and advisory so as to increase the bandwidth and velocity of the MD in such a way as to concentrate his time, effort and priorities on strategic initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, balancing long term projects with the urgency of immediate operational demands. This needs to be supplemented with great interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a dynamic environment.

He or she must also have the demonstrated ability to deal with highly confidential information and act as a liaison between the MD and other constituencies, both internal and external. Some traveling should be expected, largely within the African continent.

While the Chief of Staff will not have direct reports he/she must exhibit the skills to collaborate with others and be able to achieve actionable results through others. He/she must have the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships and the capability to interact at all levels of the organization. The ideal candidate will also be able to work effectively in a fast paced and project driven environment with constantly changing demands, and must possess energy, have superb engagement skills and a passion for growing Deloitte.

Leadership Capabilities

Living Our Purpose: Identifies and embraces our purpose and values and puts these into practice in their professional life
Talent Development: Develops self by actively seeking opportunities for growth, shares knowledge and experiences with others, and acts as a strong brand ambassador
Performance: Drive: Seeks opportunities to challenge self; teams with others across businesses and borders to deliver and takes accountability for own and team results
Influence: Builds relationships and communicates effectively in order to positively influence peers and other stakeholders
Strategic Direction: Understands objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns own work to objectives and sets personal priorities
Core Professional and Technical Capabilities

Strategic Impact
External / Internal Stakeholder Impact
Operational Effectiveness
Development / Growth of Team
Budgets / Profitability
Specialized Technical capabilities


Support the Risk Advisory MD in planning, directing, managing and coordinating day-to-day business activities with Ad-hoc analysis and decision support.
Support the Strategic leader on strategy related projects, maintain the Strategic Plan, organise and arrange strategy sessions.
Coordinate all business activities (local and global) required of the Risk Advisory MD, as directed.
Prepare agendas, briefings, and preparation materials for meetings, appointments, and events.
Work closely with other staff to gather agenda items, briefing notes, and other materials, as needed.
Distribute Meeting materials in advance of meetings.
Risk Advisory MD report back & roadshows, various, business speeches & presentations.
Preparation and submission of data/ information to Firm’s central team and to global functional teams.

Strategic Projects:

Executive project oversight: Acts on the authority of the office of the Risk Advisory MD to oversee strategic projects.
Leads and executes change projects aimed at creating a common purpose and behavior across the African member firms.
Coordinating projects that involve working with all levels of internal management and staff

Stakeholder interactions:

Conducting research to keep up to date on things that are important to the Firm and the Risk Advisory business.
You will have the ability to interpret information for strategic relevance and impact based on detailed analysis and review.
Interacting with the Global office, local and Africa wide committees, and other constituencies on behalf of the Risk Advisory MD.
Please note that this job advertisement provides a summary of the capabilities required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities.


A relevant undergraduate degree with a minimum of 8 years’ experience in professional services or related environment.
Experience managing complex and unstructured programs and projects.
Demonstrated ability to run and facilitate senior leadership meetings, workshops, project meetings. Experience in working with senior management and executives and managing teams.
Excellent facilitation, communication and analysis skills.

Additional Information


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