South Africa

Senior Officer: Organizational Development

Company Swakop Uranium
Reference # SU-VAC-60
Published 22/02/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Location Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
Coordinate activities and processes related to organizational development and training, such as performance management, succession and talent management, job evaluation and design, workforce planning and organizational design; designing and implementing career development plans, Skills Development programs, administering competency assessments and ensuring compliance with the Affirmative Action and Skills Levy requirements.
Job Functions Human Resources
Industries Mining
Key Performance Areas:
•Liaise with line management and draw up workplace skills inventory in terms of the required competencies and skills and ensure it is aligned with the talent and succession management plan.
•Conduct annual training needs analysis with relevant discipline head, to determine individual, departmental and organizational soft and technical skills training
•Conduct an analysis on the workplace skills inventory and make recommendations to management to address shortcomings.
•Assist with the design and development of training programs with relevant departments for use internally. (these includes apprenticeship programs, on the job training and professional development.)
•Organizational Culture: Conduct organizational culture mapping/survey exercises at various intervals as a tracking mechanism of culture issues or alignment with performance; Coordinate all culture intervention programs and initiatives in conjunction with the Superintendent: OD & Recruitment; Perform all associated administrative duties/functions pertaining to any cultural programs or events; Facilitate introductory culture training program to all new employees; Ensure culture training materials and booklets are available for induction purposes.
•Performance Management: Maintain performance appraisal document control and conduct refresher performance management training annually; Assist with compliance reviews to ensure performance plans, progress reviews, and summary ratings comply with policies and procedures; Ensure that KPI templates are updated annually, with business objectives and behaviors that will drive values and initiate programs to sustain the desired behavior.
•Job evaluation and design: Keep record of all job descriptions and arrange job evaluation meetings as and when required; Liaise with relevant EUD’s in terms of the correctness and relevance of job descriptions.
•Provide direct support to EUDs with the annual planning of the Workforce plan by verifying current complement with new complements required.
•Draft organizational structures in conjunction with the EUD’s and submit to Management for review.
•Maintain the organizational structure on the HR management system and Visio program and ensure correctness and accuracy.
•Verify reporting line and cost center allocations to ensure correct allocation and labor cost to the relevant departments.
•Run monthly report and keep record of all organizational structure or position changes.
•Assist EUD’s with the construction of all in-house assessments to ensure adherence to the code of conduct for assessments.
•Ensure appropriate assessment batteries are used for a particular role and confirm license requirements with relevant service providers.
•Review assessments process and make recommendations for improvements as and when required.
•Ensure all assessment reports are kept confidential and are stored in a safe place.
•Supervise all activities related to assessment and ensure OD Officials are properly trained to administer assessments.
•Bursars: Obtain a report from OD Officer and compile a submission to Management on the allocation of bursaries; Manage the bursary schemes in terms of submission of academic reports, payment of invoices and arrangements for internships.
•Graduates: Ensure graduate reviews are scheduled and any short comings of performance are addressed at the appropriate levels; Process all progressions and obtain performance reviews to support progressions; Ensure that graduate programs are current and updated to facilitate appropriate skills transfer and enhancement; Draw up annual graduate plans and submit to the Superintendent: OD & Recruitment for review.
•Internships: Liaise with relevant tertiary and vocational training center to ensure compliance with SU’s memorandum of understanding for internships; Ensure internship reports and presentations are done and submitted by the interns to the relevant institutions where required; Monitor progress of internships and make recommendation for improvements.
•Key Skills/Understudy/succession planning programs: Ensure that understudy and succession programs are adhered to by liaising with EUD’s on a regular basis; Assist the Superintendent: OD & Recruitment with the annual organizational capability reviews; Conduct surveys to recommend improvements on skills development programs.
•Provide support to the Superintendent OD & Recruitment the with implementation and execution of the OD strategy.

Requirements and experience:
•BTech/Bachelor Degree in Industrial Psychology or Human Resources Development/Human Resources Management.
•Certification in administering assessments.
•At least 5 years’ experience as a Senior OD Practitioner with good knowledge of organizational development practices and methodology.
•Experience in coordinating performance management processes, succession and talent management, workforce planning and organizational design.
•Working experience in SAP Organizational Management system.
•Experience in coordination of Skills Development programs such as Graduate and bursary scheme and internship programs.
•Sound understanding of competency assessments and application thereof.
•Knowledge of principles/methodologies/methods for training design.
•Implementation of Affirmative Action and job evaluation and design.
•Valid Code B/BE Driver’s License.
Job Closing Date 08/03/2021
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