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Organisational Development Consultant

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid

Job description

The Department:

Our skilled and friendly Human Resources department know and understand the business.  We assist managers with all people related needs, ranging from administration, advice and assistance around policies and procedures, talent management, employee relations, training and development.

From Optimising the corporate structure to Recruitment, On-boarding, Career Development, Talent Management and Team Building, we aim to grow and improve our business with tangible results.


Purpose of the Role:

Reporting to the Organisational Development Manager, this role contributes towards the improving organisational efficiency & effectiveness through identifying, designing and delivering first class essential skills facilitation and training interventions, at individual, team and organisational levels. To provide an advisory/ consultancy function to the business to ensure transfer of learning and optimisation of employee potential in alignment to business strategy.


Duties include, but not limited to:

Training Needs
  • Carrying out training needs analyses for all roles responsible for managing or developing people (e.g. Coaches, leads, managers);
  • Defining the skill-sets needed to perform people management and development roles;
  • Carrying out performance assessments to determine the skills gaps between current and desirable learner skill levels;

Training Design and Development
  • Designing essential skill training programmes appropriate to the skills needed;
  • Developing an appropriate mix of formal and informal development activities;
  • Ensuring the learning environment and resources support learner needs;
  • Designing course materials and other documents such as handouts, manuals and exercises;
  • Preparing the learning environment and resources, including setting up IT equipment where appropriate;
Facilitating Learning
  • Delivering training programmes in both a formal (e.g. a classroom) or informal (e.g. floor-walking) setting;
  • Supporting and coaching learners using learning technologies to deliver skills;
  • Provide Individual and Group Coaching to Junior and Senior Management in line with their development needs;
  • Provide Coaching feedback to Respective Line and HRBP’s as input for succession planning;
  • Provide Coaching for Coaches;

Assessments and Evaluation
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of training programmes and learning outcomes;
  • Liaising with partners (e.g. managers, external course providers, employers, examining bodies) to fulfil the skills needs;

  • Administration and Feedback on Psychometric assessments for groups and individuals
  • End-to-End ownership of psychometric practice – tools and ethics
  • Career counselling and feedback
  • Continuous professional development for self, HR and business
  • Training, facilitating and coaching on various assessments
  • Analytics and research
  • Manage the relationship with the psychometric assessment providers

Training Administration
  • Where required, assist business with planning and scheduling of appropriate training;
  • Maintaining appropriate records of learner development and resource allocation;

Additional Responsibilities
  • Management of specific projects as allocated by local management and/or Head of Organizational Development to respond to the redesign of services;

Organizational Development
  • All above job specifications should be carried out in support of the drives prevalent within the Organizational Development Framework and be conducive to the development of a shared culture and values within the business;
  • Organisational Consulting to HR and business

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities. The job holder may be required to complete any other reasonable duties in order to achieve business objectives.


Essential Criteria:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with preference given to candidates with either psychology, industrial psychology or organisational psychology qualifications
  • Minimum of 4 years HR experience or Organisational Development Experience
  • Registered Psychometrist with current HPCSA practice number
  • Dynamic facilitation and presentation skills
  • Excellent communicator, with both verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of  legislation and stakeholders that impact on training and development

Desirable Criteria:
  • Various psychometric assessment accreditations (MBTI, Thomas International and/or other)
  • Knowledge of course development and presentation of courses
  • Prior Organisational Development experience
  • Coaching and Counselling Skills
  • Experience in Learning and Development practice
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the Organisational Development and training field

Person Specifications:
  • Accountability and Execution
  • Integrity
  • Organisation and Planning
  • Time Management
  • Customer Focus

Please note we will apply relevance to our Talent Management and Talent Development Programme as part of our recruitment process

*Shortlisted candidates may need to complete an assessment

This position requires trust and honesty as it has access to financial details - therefore a credit and criminal record check will be conducted.

The qualifications identified herein are an inherent job requirement, therefore a qualification verification check will be done.

By applying for this role, and supplying the necessary details, you hereby grant us permission to apply for these checks. This will be done in a confidential manner, and solely for the purposes of verification.


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Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks, please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Posted on 13 Mar 10:49

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