UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Business Analyst, Information Systems and Shared Services - Department of Human Resources

Location
Pretoria, South Africa
Posted
16 Mar 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2022
Ref
24467
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
HUMAN RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SHARED SERVICES
HUMAN RESOURCES BUSINESS ANALYST
PEROMNES POST LEVEL 7

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will be responsible to:

  • Provide strategic business analysis services to the Executive, Faculties and Departments;
  • Work closely with the business to gain in-depth understanding of customer’s business strategy, processes, services, roadmap and context in which the business operates;
  •  Complete and interpret the business needs, by completing technical specification documents to address the requirements of the clients Relate and communicate technology in the business context;
  • Review assigned processes from end to end to identify and address operational, financial and technological risks;
  • Identify opportunities and gaps to improve efficiency;
  • Lead small to mid-size projects and assist on larger more complex projects related to operational business functions that effect the HR and Payroll departments in the University as a whole;
  • Conduct fit/gap analysis, partnering with technical developers for implementation of requests and upgrades, enhancements and changes to be installed on Peoplesoft Human Capital Management applications;
  • Creation of test plans as well as conduct testing to ensure Quality Assurance during the development phase

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Three year HR, IT or Statistical data analysis degree, with four years’ experience:
  • HR ERP systems;
  • HR/Business analysis and statistical analysis;
  • Software development testing;
  • Creating functional specification documents;
  • Process automation and workflow;
  • Project management;
  • Handling days to day operational requests from business;
  • Technical support to HR and payroll;
  • Report writing.

 REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

  • Knowledge of HR Legislation;
  • Knowledge of HR Policies and Procedures;
  • Knowledge of HR and Remuneration  data and processes;
  • Understanding of processes and tools used in data collection and processing
  • In-depth understanding of data verification as well as the integration points with Payroll.
  • In-Depth understanding of the employee lifecycle
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office: Excel, powerpoint, project and word;
  • Understand HRMS database design, structure, functions and processes;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Good facilitation skills;
  • Good planning and organisational skills;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

  • Technical report writing certificate;
  • Software testing training courses for example ISTQB qualification;
  • Data analyses / Data Analytics courses;
  • Structured Query Language (SQL).
  • Experience in systems implementation
  • Experience in Tertiary Institutions
  • Business Analyst training

PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.

CLOSING DATE:  29 March 2022

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES:  Mr Sipho Noko, Tel: (012) 420 5261 for application-related enquiries, and Mr Quan Baatjies, Tel: (012) 420 3024 for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 May 2022, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.