South African National Space Agency (SANSA): Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Company South African National Space Agency (SANSA)
Reference # MEM
Published 16/10/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is a public entity under the National Department of Science and Innovation.

SANSA has a mandate to drive the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities. To achieve this mandate, the Agency fosters research in space science and technology, advances space engineering programmes, and supports the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technologies within the framework of national government policy. More information about the organization can be found at

SANSA is committed to attracting, developing and retaining employees who are passionate about the success of the national space industry. Personal growth, which is one of our values, encourages employees to invest time in education and training through bursaries and training courses offered to them.

SANSA thrives on our employees’ creativity, competencies and expertise, and on their ingenuity to succeed in a high performing environment. If you aspire to the SANSA values of Service, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Personal Growth and Excellence, and living these in a fast paced and innovative environment, then SANSA could be the place for you.

The following opportunity exists in the Head Office situated in Pretoria, Gauteng to be filled by an individual with the relevant skills, drive, competencies, qualifications.

Job Functions Academic,Administration,Analysis,Analytics,Auditing,Business Analyst,Data Analysis,Data Capturing,Data Management,Mathematics, Statistics and Information,Monitoring & Evaluation,Statistics
Industries Government / Municipal,Ngo / Non-Profit,Parastatal,Research,Science & Technology,Telecommunications
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the successful candidate will develop and implement governance processes and organisational performance monitoring, evaluation and reporting, ensuring that strategic objectives and programmes are implemented and reported on. To coordinate, develop, implement and evaluate the Annual Performance Plan (APP). To monitor and evaluate the quarterly reporting cycle ensuring adequate performance evidence exists. To coordinate the performance information required for the Annual Report. To participate in the performance evidence audits as required for governance.

Key areas of responsibility will include but not limited to:

•Develop and implement governance processes and organisational performance monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
•Coordinate, develop, implement and evaluate the Annual Performance Plan (APP);
•Monitor and evaluate the reporting cycle;
•Coordinate and assess the performance information required for the Annual Report;
•People Management.

The ideal candidate will have:

A relevant postgraduate business qualification or equivalent tertiary qualification • A Degree in a relevant science, engineering or business management is essential • Evidence of expertise in organisational governance and business management processes and planning • 5-10 years’ experience of organisational processes preferably within a science, engineering or R&D environment •
Knowledge of business and management principles • Insight into the science and technology aspects of SANSA • Ability to collect information, synthesise it and report on it • Good market and trend analysis skills • Good presentation skills • Stakeholder management skills • Knowledge of public entity frame • Sound knowledge of organisational governance and business planning • Knowledge of organisational performance management systems • Knowledge of business intelligence frame works and systems • Budget preparation and monitoring • Reporting skills • Good project, time management, planning and organising skills • Management and leadership skills • Good organisational and communication skills • Excellent coordination, organising and facilitation skills.

Job Closing Date 30/10/2020