South Africa

Business Analyst

Company Payments Association of South Africa (PASA)
Reference # BA2020
Published 19/02/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
PASA is the payment system management body recognised by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), in terms of the National Payment System Act of 1998, to organise, manage and regulate the participation of its members in the payment system.

To effectively elicit and validate business requirements with PASA stakeholders and to analyse and translate business requirements into requirement packages/specifications from which applications and process solutions are developed.

To define business needs for new and/or enhanced products, services or optimised business processes and ensuring business articulation and integration across business processes and systems in the National Payment System space.
Job Functions Administration,Analysis,Analytics,Banking,Data Analysis
Industries Banking / Finance & Investment,Financial Services
•B Com or Business Diploma
•Certification of Competency in Business Analysis
•A relevant post-graduate qualification will be preferred

•Minimum of 8 - 10 years’ experience as Business Analyst involved in complex multidisciplinary projects or multiple projects/programmes in the Financial services and Banking industry.
•Experience in Waterfall and Agile practices
National Payment System exposure with specific experience regarding the following payment systems:


•Business analysis methodologies and principles;
•Business analysis techniques;
•Systems Development and Life Cycle;
•Object oriented analysis and design techniques;
•Basic tenets of information technology;
•Basic system engineering principles;
•Understand usability and GUI techniques:
•Knowledge of the National Payment System
•Knowledge of regulatory requirements and governance in the Financial sector
•Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Visio, MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
•Knowledge of Project methodology and management skills


•Business consulting and general business insight
•Analytical thinking and problem solving
•Detail oriented and committed to a high level of accuracy
•Process re-engineering and organisation design skills
•Ability to integrate Business architectural components
•Elicit business requirements and translate the requirements into functional and technical specifications
•Extensive experience with Use Cases
•Personal organisation and time management discipline
•Good communications skills (verbal and written)
•Good interpersonal and consultative skills
•Strong facilitation & presentation skills
•Team orientation with ability to motivate others towards performance
•Use of business modelling tools – process and workflow modelling; CASE Tools; Data Modelling
•Models systems and data to a logical level, user interface design, and prototyping, decision tables/trees, data flows
•Knowledge of technology system interfaces and data integration; networks, operating systems
•Ability to work independently
•Strong problem identification and problem solving skills
•Ability to work under pressure and multitasking
•A strong team player with team leadership skills
•Demonstrating resilience
•To analyse business situations to identify issues, opportunities, etc.
•Research and analyse customer issues, wants & needs
•To understand the case for change for a business concept derived from the strategic plan of PASA or from conceptual designs and initiatives
•To elicit and validate business requirements with PASA stakeholders
•Analyse “as is” “business architectures”, to identify issues, opportunities, etc.
•Develop design principles to guide redesign activities
•Develop “to be” “business architectures”, through increasing levels of design detail (conceptual / high level / detailed)
•To produce BRDs (Business Requirement Definition documents)
•Translate the requirements into functional, technical specifications and Use cases
•Determine interfaces and integration points to ensure integrated functional specifications
•To ensure business articulation and integration across business processes and systems in the National Payment System space as well as the integration of the architectural components of the project to achieve alignment and cohesion between service offering and architecture components (Cross functional awareness)
•Assist the project manager / operations function with systems user-acceptance tests
•To follow and support PASA Project Management methodology
•Manage relationships with PASA members and employees
•Active stakeholder management, continuously manage stakeholder’s expectations and understanding.
Ensure that the PASA interests are presented correctly and consistently in the Payments Industry
Job Closing Date 04/03/2020
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