Phakamani Foundation: Project Manager

Phakamani Foundation
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 31 July, 2019
Opportunity type: 

Phakamani Foundation is a Christian non-profit micro-finance institution that empowers poor women to succeed at micro-enterprise. Our integrated programme of micro-enterprise training, group loans, and on-going support lead to income, savings, and hope for the next generation. The Foundation is a registered not-for-profit, Christian, public benefit organisation that serves people in need irrespective of race, religion, or creed.

Phakamani Foundation seeks to appoint a Project Manager to be based in White River Mpumalanga province.

Pupose of the position is to coordinate the execution of all project-related works streams, ensuring that all tasks are properly sequenced, assigned, and delivered according to project timelines; escalate risks in a timely and effective manner.


  • Plan and coordinate expansion of Phakamani’s branch network
  • Monitor opening of new branches
  • Construct, implement and monitor the development plan for Phakamani Foundation
  • Manage relationships with external stakeholders
  • Develop and manage the project plan and budget
  • Ensure quality of all project deliverables by actively monitoring and enforcing quality assurance procedures
  • Serve as the main point of contact for all project-related communications with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Plan and moderate milestone project meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide on-boarding training to project team staff and contractors, as needed
  • Conduct research into new products and approaches


  •  Numerate university degree or equivalent
  • Self-driven, detail orientated person with proven success in Project Management for at least 3 years.
  • Experience working in a developmental micro-finance operation preferred but not essential
  • Experience in managing dispersed operations at a senior level will be a distinct advantage
  • Strong financial and administrative skills, experience and training
  • A person who has demonstrated success in following a system and insisting that his/ her team does the same
  • A self-motivated individual who will strive to meet the goals of the organization
  • Fluent in English, a local language would be of benefit but not a requirement
  • A good communicator who can handle staff and clients alike
  • A person who will uphold Phakamani’s values 

To apply, applications must include a concise cover letter detailing your interest in the position, your current position and salary/ or salary expectation and availability to start as well as a curriculum vitae (CV). Please also attach copies of your Matric Certificate and any tertiary qualifications that you might have received. Applications should be submitted to  Short listed candidates will be notified by telephone

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