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good relationship with coworkers, problem solver for complex projects. develop ICT strategy that is aligned to the overall business strategy and meet the needs of the business and enables technology in the business. Manage and report on the implementation of the ICT strategy including the design and implementation of effective systems, architecture, network structures, accessibility, communication, support and any other relevant systems Develop and manage the implementation of ICT policies and procedures

Pros: • Good analytical and problem solving skills to understand various business functions and requirements • Understanding of user perspectives and ability to suggest effective solutions • Know-how of business and its related skills such as strategic planning, business methodologies, innovative business improvement methods, case development, and business writing • I’m managing the use software and licenses and put policies in place of abusing the license for personal purposes. Make sure that IT assets are maintained and are up to date at all times. • I’m responsible to identify IT skills gap within the unit and make sure that staff attend the required courses for them to do their jobs. • Make sure that intranet and internet are working or up to date at all times. • My responsibility is to make sure that the projects are complete on time and make sure that outsourcers are meeting the standard we need as an organisation
Cons: • Good analytical and problem solving skills to understand various business functions and requirements • Understanding of user perspectives and ability to suggest effective solutions • Know-how of business and its related skills such as strategic planning, business methodologies, innovative business improvement methods, case development, and business writing • I’m managing the use software and licenses and put policies in place of abusing the license for personal purposes. Make sure that IT assets are maintained and are up to date at all times. • I’m responsible to identify IT skills gap within the unit and make sure that staff attend the required courses for them to do their jobs. • Make sure that intranet and internet are working or up to date at all times. • My responsibility is to make sure that the projects are complete on time and make sure that outsourcers are meeting the standard we need as an organisation

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New adventure

I am a hardworking person, inter act easily with my colleagues. Achieved long experience working with different people internal and external. I am à quick learner and willing learn new things at any guven time. Always willing to assist when ask even when is outside my line of duty. Able to work under extreme pressure to achieve given goals . The most enjoyable time when organising Research voyages and be part of the voyage. The most challenging part when doing logistics in the extreme cold weather, e.g. Antarctica and Sub Antartic Islands.

Pros: New experiences
Cons: 8hours

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Developmental career path

Our unit is filled with vibrant young staff dedicated at what they are doing. we work well with each other and even when challenges do arise, we work as a team to resolve the. Management focus is more on deliverables and excellence and is less worried about working hours. I have been exposed to high level decision platforms and also given an opportunity to act in a senior management role and that taught me to me more accountable and responsible to my work and the decisions I make. It has sharpened my leadership skills. The most challenging was making unpopular decisions and communicating the outcome to the external stakeholders, but at the end realising that the ultimate goal was to do the right thing.

Pros: Great exposure
Cons: Prolonged decision making process

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I have grown in dealing with different issues at different intervals

I have worked for the Department of Environmental affairs for 6 years and i have grown alot in this industry from doing small projects to major projects like the coal fired power station. i work well with my managers and together with other fellow co-workers. i am able to deal with pressure that comes with our daily activities. The most challenging part of our job is that we have to balance social, economic and environmental sectors in making our decision which is mostly challenging because for a project to be all three is almost impossible,

Pros: for now its not as promising as when we started working back in 2010 because there is no more money in the government sector
Cons: working hours are good except when travelling

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Very nice place to for

Itthe place is a great place to work and relate to others. But very few opportunities for promotion when you get to the level of control Environmental officer.

Pros: More opportunity to learn more
Cons: Little chance of promotion

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In my department i have learned how it is important to protect our territory in the oceans.

It is nice to work at sea and working with different department in achieving one goal in different ways, we teach communities in how to clean the ocean after every emergency oil spill. We the only department in South Africa that specialist with marine protection.

Pros: No promitions but we get to study and we get a bursary.
Cons: Very flexible monday to friday from 8:30 to 16H00

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Excellent learning curve....

I am currently employed by Department of Environmental Affairs as the Deputy Director: Learning and Development. I have 18 years working experience within the field of Human Resource Development and 10 years working as the Deputy Director within the Department. I have B Com Honours specialising with the industrial and organisational psychology and Master of Business Administration (MBA). I am responsible to develop and implement HRD Strategy of the department in order to build the capacity of the Department. Develop and manage the implementation of policies, guidelines and strategies for technical skills training and development programmes. Manage bursary scheme and recognition of prior learning programmes. Manage provision of coaching and mentorship to senior managers.

Pros: Promotion
Cons: Long hours

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Keep on moving

I am a hardworking person with good attitude and have respect for work and I have respect for people I work with.good team management and I work together with other people. I promise to bring up the best in the company and I will put all my afford on doing the Job help where ever I will be requested to help. I will bring productivity and build others who want to be assisted and I will want to be built and improve my skills. I have good communication skills by emails,phone, presentations and verbal or one on one.

Pros: Friendly working environment
Cons: Working on weekends

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Excellence learning programme

Good communications skills,well professiona loyalty and working together with a tea, hard working to meet dead lines.l co workers,. Well organised compon,working late to meet dead lines ,good communication with supervisors

Pros: Great opportunities to be appointed
Cons: Lot of working

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Excellent

Working at the department of Environmental affairs for 4 years my experience entails payment of service providers, i was working as a payment officer for 3 years i enjoyed my work and i want to explore more in the finance industry. i welcome for an interview anytime. my challenging aspects of my job is when service providers submit wrong information and duplicate invoices. and where suppliers are paid after 30 days.

Pros: A team leader and can work individually
Cons: work under pressure and long hours

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