Dec 06, 2019

Head of Talent Management

  • CapaCiTi
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
Full time Management

Job Description

CapaCiTi seeks to appoint a Head of Talent Management to be based in Gauteng.

The purpose of this position is to lead, evaluate, manage and execute sourcing, candidate management and placement strategy. Lead a diverse and multi-site team of 10 to ensure CapaCiTi candidates are selected appropriately, given relevant professional development, placed in internships and job opportunities and managed through the entire end to end candidate development process, allowing CapaCiTi to meet and exceed targets and ensuring a high-end candidate experience.


Ensure development and continuous improvement of Candidate Talent strategies
Align all Candidate activity across CapaCiTi to ensure a seamless, high value and engaged candidate journey from recruitment, through training, placement and into the alumni network.
Lead all Recruitment, Candidate Management, Placement and Alumni activities for CapaCiTi Programmes through design, planning, overseeing execution and management of the outputs from the relevant teams
Contribute to the development of policies, processes and procedures that align with best practice.
Recognise areas of risk early though data analysis, collaboration with the leadership team, feedback from candidates, team members and host organisations etc and take mitigating action
Drive the deployment of standard operating procedures, processes and planning activity that ensures the delivery of a smooth process throughout the end to end talent management landscape
Create Viz Boards/reports/analytics that allow an "at a glance" view of department success, activity and challenges
Ensure evidence is gathered in an appropriate and timely manner by your team to support all reporting requirements
Report on all deliverables and compliance
Lead and develop all team members, including holding regular reviews, feedback and performance management interventions
Lead and motivate teams in Johannesburg and Cape Town to one aligned goal - to provide a market leading candidate experience throughout their engagement with CapaCiTi
Ensure Teams deliver outputs to the highest standard possible that demonstrate best practice in the industry
Ensure delivery of all Job Critical Skills activities outside of platform learning content (induction, graduation, feedback, mock interviews, world of work presentations/talks, workshops, learning events)
Provide a key focus on customer and stakeholder relationships, with targeted business development activity where appropriate


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, HR, Psychology or related field desirable.

Prefered Skills:
Committed to and engaged with youth development
Recruitment, Selection, development and Placement expertise, ideally within the IT/Technology Marketplace, ICT industry or Youth Development programmes
Experience within a training, learning environment/institution or Youth Development highly desirable
Experience of leading large teams with challenging targets to meet
Knowledge of all elements of the value chain (Applicant Tracking Systems, Recruitment activities and throughputs, selection design and methodologies, programme management, stakeholder management, reporting, Soft Skills development)
Thorough understanding of data including throughputs, reporting, visualisation and target driven approaches to achieving results
Financial acumen and the ability to interpret and analyse financial reports and budgets
Experience and confidence with Management Information and Reporting
Strong management skills with ability to mentor, coach, lead, develop and evaluate staff

Open and reflective
Builds lasting people relationships
Good communication skills
Helpful, friendly, approachable
Great social skills
Enthusiastic, optimistic
Consistent, planned and excellent organization skills
Leads by example
Engages and drives team towards success
Aligns matrix and dispersed teams towards a common purpose
Resilient in a high-volume environment
Solutions focused
Seeks innovation and best practice

To apply, send email your CV. Mark your application with ‘CapaCiTi M & E and Reporting Manager’ in the subject line. Include salary expectation in covering letter.

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The Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative is a Non-Profit Company (NPC) with a mission to build a future-proof, inclusive society through technology and innovation. CapaCiTi Tech Career Accelerator is the skills development division of CiTi. CapaCiTi’ s vision is to enable inclusive growth of the digital economy by ensuring a supply pipeline of future fit skilled employees with relevant technical skills matched to industry demand. They do this through innovative training and experiential learning programmes that focus on both technical and professional development.

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