Tuesday , February 27 2024

UCT Vacancies Cape Town – Project Manager

Website University of Cape Town

Job Description:

The Project Manager is responsible for providing smooth procurement administration and financial management of projects and grants within a diverse multi-disciplinary research team. Building and managing project teams, reporting to the project sponsor and ensuring quality control throughout project life cycles are central to this position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provision of assistance to project leaders in preparing budget applications, in line with the Foundation’s Financial Mandate
  • Maintain relationships with partners/vendors/suppliers
  • Gather, analyse and interpret external and internal business data and create relevant reports
  • Interpreting financial information to ensure that business operates within budget requirements
  • Preparation of internal reports for financial analysis
  • Ensure that the business unit has the adequate and suitable resources to complete its activities (e.g. people, material, equipment etc.)
  • Supporting alignment of activities and objectives across business requirements
  • Prepare monthly budget vs expense reports for internal review
  • Preparation of financial reports in line with funder requirements
  • Ensuring good governance principles are adhered to
  • Salary allocation management – project current month allocations for assigned projects
  • Manage projects assets
  • Organize and coordinate operations in ways that ensure maximum productivity and growth
  • Day-to-day financial administration and management of all grants assigned to the research site
  • Co-ordinate and manage weekly/ monthly petty cash process
  • Monitor monthly expenditure allocations in SAP
  • Supervise the work of employees and provide feedback and counsel to improve efficiency and effectiveness

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in business financial management (Including preparing budgets, account management and implementation)
  • Ability to work methodically, efficiently and meticulously
  • Tertiary qualification in business management or a financial related field
  • Good understanding of research methods and clinical research support will be advantageous
  • In-depth knowledge of forecasting and budget controls within the academic research environment will be advantageous
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Computer literacy in MS Office (excellent proficiency in Excel) and working knowledge of SAP
  • Excellent verbal skills and written communications skills (ability to articulate reports)
  • Strong analytical skills with the creative problem-solving approaches and an eye for continuous process improvement
  • Strong planning and organizing skills
  • Client focus
  • Business Acumen
  • Staff Management
  • Systems Thinking
  • Ability to multitask and work independently and accurately
  • Valid driver’s licence

Job Details:

Company: University of Cape Town

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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