Nelson Mandela University reserves the right not to make an appointment. In considering candidates for appointment into advertised posts, preference will be accorded to persons from a designated group in accordance with the approved Nelson Mandela University Employment Equity Plan.

Remuneration and Benefits Specialist (7392)

Overview

Reference
7392

Salary
ZAR/month

Job Location
- South Africa -- Nelson Mandela Bay Metro -- Port Elizabeth

Job Type
Permanent

Posted
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Closing date
28 Oct 2020 23:59


CORE PURPOSE OF JOB

The purpose of the role is to support the design of effective remuneration systems and policies for the University, ensure internal pay parity and external competitiveness with industry leaders and other higher education institutions and to integrate the remuneration and benefits strategy with the broader talent management strategy of the University. The role serves to influence and align internal policies and procedures with compliance to legislative requirements. The University is also committed to fairness and equity in its dealings with staff and the remuneration policy must reflect these University values.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

Manage the implementation of remuneration, benefits and recognition strategies in line with legislation, agreed upon institutional policies and guidelines

Monitor the headcount costs and remuneration budget contingencies. Ensuring that staff costs are within the budget set by Council, and are sustainable over time.

Conduct and/or oversee research, trend analysis and participate in surveys

Prepare and/or present comprehensive and detailed reports to leadership, HR Service Partners and Governance Structures of the university

Developing a specific cost of employment structure that enables the University to attract and retain quality and representative staff in its teaching, research, professional, administrative and service categories; and to do this inter alia with reference to appropriate market rates where these are relevant, and benchmarking specific categories where required

Maintain stakeholder relations by promoting a supportive working relationship with internal stakeholders and external service providers

Coordinate strategic remuneration and benefit projects aligned to the Human Resources strategy and university Strategy

Drive business engineering improvement initiatives

Provide support to the Head of the portfolio when necessary to provide effective leadership and training to the remuneration and benefits coordinators in the department

CORE COMPETENCIES

 

Knowledge and application of Job profiling and evaluation techniques is advantageous

Thorough knowledge of legislation relevant to HR in South Africa, national and global remuneration and benefits trends

Strong analytical and integrational skills

Sound financial background, including payroll and salary budget systems

Advanced Excel skills

Strong leadership skills

Conceptualising skills

Problem solving skills

Strong written and verbal communications skills

Networking skills

Presentation skills

Project management skills

Ability to work independently

 

REQUIREMENTS

 
  • Honours or BTech Qualification in Human Resources/Finance related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in HR with at least 3 years in a reward/remuneration and benefits environment.
  •  Experience in Employee Benefits, Pension/Provident Fund and Retirement Benefits Administration will be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in leading a team will be advantageous.
  • Global Remuneration Professional Certificate will be advantageous.
 

SCREENING QUESTIONS

 
  • Have you managed implementation of remuneration, benefits and recognition strategies in line with legislation and organisation’s strategies
  • Have you conducted / oversee research, trend analysis and participated in surveys
  • Do you have knowledge and application of job profiling and evaluation systems and techniques.
 

SALARY RANGES (Peromnes)

 
   

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION e.g. contact person and telephone number, e-mail; etc.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:28 October 2020

 
  • Cover letter
  • Equity targeted groups to be specified on the advert
 

Disclaimer:

 No applicant would be accepted after the closing date ( 28 October 2020).  

 Nelson Mandela University reserves the right not to make an appointment. In considering candidates for appointment into the advertised posts, preference will be accorded to persons from a designated group in accordance with the approved Nelson Mandela University Employment Equity Plan.

 

No applicant would be allowed to apply and/or would be accepted after the closing date (Friday 23 October 2020).  


Contact information

Sibongile Kula Daniels


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