Strategy Consultant, JHB, Job in South Africa

PASA – the Payments Association of South Africa – was recognised by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) as the Payment System Management Body (PSMB) of South Africa in 1998. In this role, PASA oversees the function of 18 different payment streams ranging from low value debit card transactions to high value bond exchange payments.

Strategy Consultant – JHB

Job Purpose:

  • To support the strategy team and the strategy development process through research that has adequate breadth & depth.
  • To develop and grow unique payments expertise that will allow the incumbent to become a valued contributor in the strategy team and eventually a fully-fledged thought leader.
  • To become familiar with international trends, strategic payment scenario’s, regulatory standards and objectives, possible payment related risks, stakeholder needs and broader ecosystem challenges or dependencies.
  • To become proficient in the articulation and presentation of factual information, and the conceptualisation of options and choices.
  • To develop relevant facilitation skills that can support an effective strategy process and contribute to effective industry wide strategic dialogue.
  • To help formulate solutions through problem solving, logic and research.
  • Gain knowledge and experience into the payments environment including trending innovations.

Core Accountabilities:

Core Accountability 1

  • Support the strategy team in facilitating structured strategic dialogue related to the relevant payment stream and in relevant formal interbank forums.
  • Engage in continued evaluation of current payment system strategy with stakeholders and support strategy team managers to formulate and develop new strategic positions and payment system plans and strategies.
  • Maximise the effectiveness & efficiency of the research & analysis through the effective presentation and articulation of findings and recommendations.
  • Support the strategy team to review and ensure high quality meeting artefacts such as agendas, review of minutes, and other relevant documentation.

Core Accountability 2

  • Assist with specific ad-hoc strategic focus areas and topics and help strategy managers to prepare for the facilitation of insight, decision making and progress in specific projects.
  • Become familiar with techniques, strategic tools and strategic frameworks to enable strategic processes.
  • Engage in research where necessary.
  • Engage National Payments System (NPS) stakeholders, both in structured and ad-hoc engagements to expand networks necessary for the role.

Core Accountability 3

  • Articulate strategic facts and findings in formal documentation and from time to time also assist the strategy team to publish relevant high quality position papers.

Core Accountability 4

  • Participate in relevant project work groups and ensure that project implementation / execution is progressed through the provision of strategic facts, recommendations, and by making relevant strategic options and choices clear at all decision junctions.
  • Support projects in any of the phases of defining, scoping, designing and implementing of industry requirements.

Education and experience

  • 2-3 years hands on experience in general banking with an applicable Bachelors degree; or
  • 1-year hands on experience in banking (preferably payments related) with a formal applicable post graduate degree

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to The Payments Association of South Africa (PASA) on to apply