Portfolio Manager ICT

Company Technology Innovation Agency
Reference # TIA09/11/2016
Published 12/10/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction

Purpose: To deliver and manage a portfolio of information and communication technology (ICT) innovation projects through the relevant technology readiness levels (TRL) towards commercialisation
Job Functions Investments
Industries Science & Technology
Specification

•Assist the ICT Head to develop divisional budgets and forecasts for EXCO and Board approval
•Identify new funding opportunities and perform technical due diligence assessments on applications for funding
•Assist applicants with their applications such that suitable recommendations for funding can be submitted to the relevant approving authorities (e.g. EXCO)
•Manage and monitor the timeous disbursement of funding to ensure optimal operation of technology development and innovation projects
•Manage repayment obligations that projects have to TIA (e.g. equity, royalties and loan obligations)
•Ensure adherence to all relevant policies, frameworks and fund management systems
•Ensure timeous and accurate reporting on progress of portfolio projects
•Facilitate commercialisation of technology development projects and raising of additional funding from third party investors
•Build an effective eco system of key stakeholders and expertise around the portfolio of TIA’s ICT innovation projects.
•Build a pipeline of investment opportunities for the strategic technology areas
•Identify and implement solutions to ensure continuous improvement of work effectiveness and efficiency in the management of portfolio projects
Requirements
•4 year Bachelor degree (Computer Science/Computer, Electrical, Electronic, Information Engineering) plus business related qualification,
A Masters degree in Engineering or Computer Science will be an added advantage
•3 years of experience in an ICT research, development and innovation environment
•2 years of experience in management or commercialization of ICT innovation projects
•Project/Portfolio Management skills
•Excellent communication skills (report writing, oral presentations and negotiation)
•Good knowledge of technology development and innovation investment trends in the ICT industry
•Knowledge of PFMA
•Knowledge of support systems for early technology development startup businesses.
Job Closing Date 31/10/2017
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