Vacancy: Temp Strategic Planning Administrator (Fixed-term Contract)

Strategic Planning Administrator: Fixed-Term Contract up until 31 October 2019

Salary Package per Month: R17, 834.00

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) for the mining and minerals sector in terms of the Skills Development Act of 1998.

The MQA seeks an individual to fill the above-mentioned vacancy for a candidate that will perform administrative and clerical duties for various projects within the Strategic Planning Unit.

The responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following duties:

Key performance areas

  • Maintain accurate and up to date documentation for the Strategic Planning Unit;
  • Create documents and presentations for the Strategic Planning Manager;
  • Organise meetings and provide secretariat services for the Strategic Planning process  by taking minutes and documenting decisions taken in all relevant meetings;
  • Maintain a record of the registration process for stakeholders, attendance registers, meeting invites and notifications;
  • Manage diaries and travel arrangements;
  • Manage the compliance calendar and integrate this calendar into the MQA’s planning schedule for Parliament, National Treasury, the DHET, MQA Board, sub-committees, etc;
  • Conduct general administrative and ad-hoc duties;
  • Assist the Strategic Planning Manager to prepare performance reports;
  • Assist with preparations for internal and external audits of performance information;
  • Manage the submission of project specific supporting documents from Project Managers;
  • Assist with the preparations for internal and external audits of the MQA’s ISO Quality Management System (QMS);
  • Assist with user queries regarding the SETA Management Information System (MIS);
  • Provide reports on work that has been conducted;
  • Manage queries from MQA business units relating to the MQA’s ISO QMS;
  • Travel to the MQA regional offices whenever necessary to assist with ISO audit preparedness; and
  • Perform any other duties that may be delegated by the Strategic Planning Manager.

Qualifications and experience

  • National diploma/NQF level 5 qualification in business administration or project management.
  • At least two (2) or more years’ experience in the public sector.


  • Interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Oral and written communication skills;
  • Organisational skills;
  • Ability to pay attention to detail;
  • Computer literacy in MS Office packages including Microsoft Project;
  • Must be self-motivated and energetic;
  • Must be results orientation;
  • Must possess integrity;
  • Possess resilience;
  • Must be people and stakeholder orientated; and
  • An understanding of the SETA MIS will be advantageous.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is 19 July 2019. Applications can be e-mailed to

Applicants  who  have  not  been  notified  within  one  (1)  month  after  the  closing  date  of  the advertisement must accept that their applications were not successful.

The MQA is committed to Employment Equity and is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to affirmative action candidates and people with disabilities.

The MQA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Friday, July 12, 2019