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Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from NRWDI within 4 weeks after the closing date, they must assume that their applications were unsuccessful. The Institute has the following vacancies to be filled by enthusiastic, hardworking South African Citizens/South African Permanent Residents, with the relevant competencies and qualifications:
Pelindaba
Posted 1 week ago

Job Title:

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Division:

Office of the CEO

Position Type:

3 Year Contract Position

Reports To:

NRWDI Board Chairperson

Minimum Qualification

  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant scientific and/or engineering field at a minimum of NQF level 9, complemented by a strategic leadership qualification (and MBA will be an added advantage).

Minimum years relevant experience

At least 15 years senior management and leadership experience, of which 10 years must have been at an executive management level. Sufficient exposure to the nuclear energy and/or radioactive waste management industry. Strong leadership track record, public sector experience will be an advantage.

Minimum Requirements

  • Overall leadership and direction
  • Institutional performance and strategic positioning
  • Financial sustainability and growth
  • People management
  • Technical operations management

Location

Elias Motsoaledi Street Extension R104, Pelindaba Brits, Magisterial District, Madibeng Municipality North West Province, 0240

Job Description

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be responsible to strategically manage and coordinate the activities of the Institute and be responsible for its day-to-day business. The role has the authority to carry out these responsibilities in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board, while ensuring that the Institute performs its functions effectively and in line with the provisions of the NRWDI Act. The CEO will be accountable to the Board and reports to the Chairperson of the Board and, should have a technical or scientific understanding of the nuclear energy/radioactive waste management field, and credibility with its diverse range of stakeholders.

Key Areas of Responsibility

The ideal candidate will perform the following job activities: The incumbent should hold critical industry relationships and have credibility with its diverse range of stakeholders. More importantly, the incumbent will be a proven leader with a demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams towards the achievement of critical outcomes.
  • Fulfilling the functions of the CEO as articulated in Section 17 of the NRWDI Act.
  • Providing overall strategic leadership and direction.
  • Ensuring proper management, operational efficiency, and corporate reporting requirements.
  • Ensuring appropriate focus to meet strategic organizational and customer needs.
  • Ensuring financial sustainability and growth of the entity.
  • Taking an active role in driving an appropriate organizational culture, and in maintaining effective management teams and management processes that enable NRWDI to function optimally.
  • Overseeing NRWDI’s ongoing radioactive waste management and disposal operations, and leading the coordination and implementation of National radioactive waste disposal programs.
  • Directing NRWDI’s business in conformance to applicable legislation in the pursuance of its mandate, and in support of broader socio-political imperatives, with specific reference to the Country’s Developmental State objectives, including compliance with Government policies, regulatory guidelines, and directives.
  • Ensuring monitoring and evaluation of NRWDI’s performance, and taking corrective action to maintain sustained performance.
  • Promoting good governance, risk management and a high standard of ethics.
  • Promoting the public’s understanding of radioactive waste management.
  • Building and maintaining sound stakeholder relations with high-level government officials, Parliament, radioactive waste generators, industry, and key local, national and international stakeholders, including heads of relevant research & development and higher education institutions.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

Skills:
  • Strategic management skills.
  • Advanced people management skills.
  • Good working knowledge of nuclear waste disposal technical operations.
  • Strong corporate governance skills.
  • Financial & risk management skills.
Competencies:
  • Strategic and analytical thinking.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Excellence orientated.
  • High performance skills.
Attributes:
  • Should be highly motivated, energetic, and be a self-starter who has ability to be proactive.
  • Should have strong intellect and strategic skills with highly developed influencing skills.
  • Should have a proven track record of leadership, management and change management gained at a senior level with the proven ability to manage teams of highly technical staff.
  • Should have a broad understanding of the energy and nuclear industry, and have appropriate national and international recognition among peers in the industry sector.
N.B. Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualification and citizenship checks, as well as competency assessment, will form part of the selection process for all the above positions. NRWDI subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity, including welcoming applications from persons with disabilities. Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from NRWDI within 4 weeks after the closing date, they must assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Job Features

Job Category

Chief Executive Officer

Closing Date

14/06/2024

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Division: Office of the CEO Position Type: 3 Year Contract Position Reports To: NRWDI Board Chairperson Minimum Qualification Post-graduate qualification in a ...

Pelindaba
Posted 1 week ago

Job Title:

Manager: Legal Services

Division:

Corporate Services

Position Type:

Permanent Position

Reports To:

Executive Manager: Corporate Services

Minimum Qualification

  • An LLB degree plus nuclear law qualification is a requirement. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

Minimum years relevant experience

At least 5 years legal experience, ideally in a public sector entity, with a proven track record in providing accurate and effective legal counsel.

Minimum Requirements

  • Management / Leadership
  • Legal Services
  • Litigation Management
  • Legal Compliance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Contracts
  • Nuclear Related Legal Services

Location

Elias Motsoaledi Street Extension R104, Pelindaba Brits, Magisterial District, Madibeng Municipality North West Province, 0240

Job Description

The legal services manager is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the legal services unit, whose role is to provide legal advisory services and ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks.

Key Areas of Responsibility

The ideal candidate will perform the following job activities:
  • Liaise with NRWDI Executives to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action are taken.
  • Provide legal advisory and interpretation services to the management and board on various aspects on existing laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Set up an effective and efficient legal process flow.
  • Prepare legal opinions and advice to management and the board on general issues that may arise from time to time.
  • Provide legal protection and legal risk management advice to management, especially on contract management.
  • Review on-going cases and advise management accordingly on litigation matters.
  • Instruct external lawyers and follow up to conclusion all litigation instituted for and against NRWDI.
  • Follow-up and update management on court matters.
  • Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers.
  • Recommend cases for write off where recovery through litigation has proved futile.
  • Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
  • Review and draft contracts and agreements, ensuring they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.
  • Formulate compliance checklists to be used for the purpose of ensuring that all information required is provided accordingly.
  • Continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise management accordingly.
  • Prepare quarterly reports on legal matters.
  • Draft and maintain best practice basic/general/standard contracts, service level agreements, and partnership memoranda of agreement/understanding.
  • Review all contracts or any other documentation where NRWDI has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the executive management’s attention.
  • Review and provide advice on MoUs/MoAs between NRWDI and other organizations.
  • Prepare, review and draft communication for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklists to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.
  • Ensure that NRWDI complies with national and international requirements and obligations as dictated by international nuclear law and conventions.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

Skills:
  • Leadership / management skills (strategic management, change management, people management, planning and organizing, risk management).
  • Analytical skills (analyzing complex information, concepts and ideas, applying theoretical and conceptual knowledge, dealing with ambiguity, creativity and innovation).
  • Communication skills (active listening, effective writing, presenting, providing feedback, mentoring, coaching, mediating, negotiating).
  • Business skills (project management, financial management, performance management and development, problem-solving, decision-making).
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy.
Knowledge:
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills necessary for interaction with stakeholders including the judicial system and negotiating parties.
  • Knowledge and experience with laws dealing with government and/or commercial contract administration, particularly contract negotiation, preparation and administration.
  • Ability to provide independent advice (orally and in writing) to senior and executive management.
  • Success in managing and conducting a variety of litigation matters.
  • Proven ability to delicately solve sensitive matters.
  • Ability to influence and persuade executive management.
  • Influencing & resolving differences across organizational boundaries; treating staff with fairness and objectivity, while being sensitive to cultural and gender differences.
  • Knowledge and understanding of corporate governance principles applicable within South African state-owned entities.
  • Knowledge of financial management prescripts within the public sector (PFMA knowledge required).
  • Knowledge and/or application of strategic and business planning methodologies.
  • Talent management.
  • Risk management (how to identify and control risks that fall within the realm of the Legal function).
  • Working knowledge of policies and legal frameworks related to nuclear waste disposal and management.
  • Ability to communicate at Top Management level, and to influence and persuade executive management.
Attributes:
  • Initiative
  • Self-starter
  • Solution-oriented
  • Flexibility
  • Concern for quality and order
  • Information seeking
  • Results focused and professionalism
  • Organizational commitment
N.B. Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualification and citizenship checks, as well as competency assessment, will form part of the selection process for all the above positions. NRWDI subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity, including welcoming applications from persons with disabilities. Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from NRWDI within 4 weeks after the closing date, they must assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Job Features

Job Category

Manager: Legal Services

Closing Date

14/06/2024

Job Title: Manager: Legal Services Division: Corporate Services Position Type: Permanent Position Reports To: Executive Manager: Corporate Services Minimum Qualification An LLB degree plus nuclear law...

Pelindaba
Posted 1 week ago

Job Title:

Executive Manager: Corporate Services

Division:

Corporate Services

Position Type:

5 Year Contract Position

Reports To:

NRWDI Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Minimum Qualification

  • A least an Honours Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent.

Minimum years relevant experience

At least 10 years senior management experience in HR.

Minimum Requirements

  • Executive Management & Leadership
  • Human Capital Management
  • IT Management
  • Legal Services
  • Administration and Facilities Management

Location

Elias Motsoaledi Street Extension R104, Pelindaba Brits, Magisterial District, Madibeng Municipality North West Province, 0240

Job Description

Executive Manager: Corporate Services is responsible for providing executive management and leadership in the provision of corporate services for operational and strategic human capital management, information and technology management, legal services, and administration & facilities management.

Key Areas of Responsibility

The ideal candidate will perform the following job activities:
  • Leadership oversight through active participation at EXCO and MANCO;
  • Participation at Board/Board Committee meetings;
  • Set strategic direction for Corporate Services Division & lead and manage the execution of plans;
  • Provide leadership on applicable Annual Performance Plan (APP) deliverables / projects;
  • Contribute to Corporate strategic planning;
  • Development and implementation of Divisional Integrated Operational Plan (IOP);
  • Management of Divisional finances, human resources, and governance, risk and compliance;
  • Stakeholder engagement and networking;
  • Ensure development and implementation of the Institute’s human capital strategic plan;
  • Ensure development and implementation of institutional HR policies, processes and systems;
  • Ensure efficient provision of HR transactional services;
  • Ensure coordination of workforce planning;
  • Provide advice and guidance on HR practices and interpretation of policies and HR related legislation;
  • Ensure NRWDI compliance with labour legislation;
  • Ensure development and implementation of the Institute’s IT strategy;
  • Ensure development and implementation of IT Charter, Policy, IT Governance Framework, and specific IT policies and procedures;
  • Ensure development and implementation of IT solutions to support the achievement of organizational goals;
  • Ensure development and implementation of integrated IT business systems to support enterprise transactional processing;
  • Ensure legal advisory and interpretation services to Management and Board on various aspects on existing laws and regulatory requirements;
  • Ensure effective and efficient legal services provisioning;
  • Ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action are taken;
  • Ensure effective legal representation when required;
  • Ensure legal protection and legal risk management advice to management, especially on procurement and contracts management;
  • Ensure effective and efficient Head Office general administration and facilities management.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

Skills:
  • Leadership / management skills (strategic management, change management, people management, planning and organising, risk management);
  • Analytical skills (analysing complex information, concepts and ideas, applying theoretical and conceptual knowledge, dealing with ambiguity, creativity and innovation);
  • Communication skills (active listening, effective writing, presenting, providing feedback, mentoring, coaching, mediating, negotiating);
  • Business skills (project management, financial management, performance management and development, problem-solving, decision-making);
  • Effective interpersonal skills;
  • Computer literacy.
Knowledge:
  • Knowledge and understanding of corporate governance principles applicable within South African state-owned entities;
  • Knowledge of financial management prescripts within the public sector (PFMA knowledge required);
  • Knowledge and/or application of strategic and business planning methodologies;
  • Good knowledge of HR, IT, Legal, and Administration & Facilities management in order to effectively manage functional managers;
  • Sound knowledge of HR legislation and IT frameworks;
  • Employee/ labour relations management; Talent management; Risk management (how to identify and control risks that fall within the realm of corporate services functions);
  • Working knowledge of policies and legal frameworks related to nuclear waste disposal and management.
Attributes:
  • Initiative
  • Self-starter Solution-oriented
  • Flexibility
  • Concern for quality and order
  • Information seeking
  • Results focused and professionalism
  • Organizational commitment
  • Integrity
  • Customer focus
N.B. Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualification and citizenship checks, as well as competency assessment, will form part of the selection process for all the above positions. NRWDI subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity, including welcoming applications from persons with disabilities. Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from NRWDI within 4 weeks after the closing date, they must assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Job Features

Job Category

Executive Manager: Corporate Services

Closing Date

14/06/2024

Job Title: Executive Manager: Corporate Services Division: Corporate Services Position Type: 5 Year Contract Position Reports To: NRWDI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Minimum Qualification A least an H...

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