Senior Cyber Defence Analyst at OUTsurance

OUTsurance took the direct short-term insurance industry by storm when it launched in February 1998. Built on the principle that ‘you always get something out’, OUTsurance clients receive a cash OUTbonus – the first reward system in South Africa to return cash to clients who remain claim free. To date, we’ve already paid out more than R2.4 bil…
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Senior Cyber Defence AnalystJob TypeFull TimeQualificationBachelorsExperience5 yearsLocationGautengCityPretoriaJob FieldICT / Computer

OUTsurance is a customer-centric Financial Services company with a global foot print. We are vibrant, successful and values orientated with an awesome dynamic culture encapsulated by the ethos that clients and staff “always get something OUT.” Our success can be attributed amongst other things, to the outstanding people that work for us.

Adversaries are working around the clock to beat defences, compromise networks and steal sensitive company data. To stay ahead of the threats we are looking for an inspired, creative and dedicated Senior Analyst who is passionate about security incident investigation & proactive threat hunting as well as collaborating with the relevant stakeholders to implement countermeasures to aid prevention, detection and response.

The role is part of the Information Security function that is responsible for all strategic security planning and control oversight to ensure that effective security related risk mitigation takes place throughout the company and as governed by the Group Cyber Security Control Framework.

Qualification and Experience


5+ years’ experience in IT security, specialising in incident investigation & threat hunting using various tools and techniques.
Ability to run an investigation from start to finish, including pivoting between data types and correlating events.
Experience with malware analysis, vulnerability exploitation, network exploitation, network attacks, network traffic analysis and social engineering.
Experience in using a variety of tools, e.g. EDR, PassiveTotal, Wireshark, Joe Sandbox.
Familiarity and understanding of basic SQL and KQL queries.
Proven knowledge of security fundamentals across Microsoft platforms (client, server and cloud).
Strong knowledge of networking principles and standard protocols.
Strong knowledge of Windows and Linux.
At least one of the following technical security accreditations: CISSP, CEH, OSCP, GIAC.

Previous Security Operations Centre experience.
Use of forensic analysis tools, e.g. Autopsy, Caine, SIFT.
Job Responsibilities

Oversee all security incident investigations to ensure that incidents are thoroughly & timeously investigated.
Facilitate and/or oversee the implementation of countermeasures to mitigate any identified deficiencies.
Deployment or assist with deployment of technical solutions for detecting & preventing potential threats.
Ensure all relevant hosts & sources are monitored across the environment, including cloud and on premise.
Ensure that all new critical security log sources are ingested into the relevant SIEM.
Ensure adequate activity log retention on all critical systems, apps & infrastructure appliances for investigation purposes in the event of a breach.
Identify important elements of threats (behaviours, tools, targeting, etc.) and use this knowledge to build detections.
Fine tune existing IoCs to reduce false positives.
Mature the company’s Cyber Incident response plan & processes.
Take ownership of incident response playbooks.

The successful individual would need to demonstrate the below listed competencies at an advanced level:

Analytical & detail-oriented
Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships
Critical thinking & problem-solving with strong decision-making mind-set
Takes initiative and works under own direction
Upholds ethics and values and demonstrates high levels of integrity
Methodically plans and organises tasks and projects
Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail
Adapts and responds positively to change
The ability to multitask and handle stress

Method of ApplicationInterested and qualified? Go to OUTsurance on to apply


Jobs at Absa Group

Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A…
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C# .Net / Cloud Engineer
Windows Server Specialist
Specialist Platform Engineer – Storage
Platform Security Engineer
Method of ApplicationC# .Net / Cloud EngineerJob TypeFull TimeQualificationBachelorsExperience4 yearsLocationGautengCityJohannesburgJob FieldICT / Computer
Specialist C#.NET Engineer (Cloud Specialisation)

The AMBER team is a strategic team within Absa whose primary focus is to provide Cloud Content Management and Archiving solutions for the organization using the AWS platform. The team resides between two geographical locations i.e., Prague (Czech Republic) and South Africa (Johannesburg). Absa’s overall Cost Saving strategy is the primary driver for the success of this team. The focus of the Cloud Storage and Archiving solutions helps various departments with huge cost savings by storing data at much lower costs, save further on Licensing, Maintenance, Upgrading and Resource costs.

The team is very dynamic as each individual is highly skilled in his or her respective fields and this helps promote learning and knowledge sharing. The team members also hail from various countries in different continents, which adds to the dynamism. There are many opportunities to develop one’s self and grow your personal experience. Absa’s Specialized Engineering team is hiring Software Engineers (software developers) for one of their strategic programs involved in Enterprise Wide Content Management and Archiving.

We are looking for enthusiastic developers eager to be determined as a “Full- stack developer”. Do you want to get an experience of what is it about to process and maintain petabytes of data? You always wanted to jump to the Big Data world but don’t know where to start?

It is a great opportunity to gain experience working with a huge amount of data, maybe just without the extensive analytics. We collaborate with the Absa Big Data Engineering team.
Do you have what it takes?

Your Role:

Develop new software components using modern tools and agile practices.
Build up and maintain our CI/CD pipeline
Survey and research new technologies and approaches in AWS cloud platform, Big Data processing.
Work with stakeholders and colleagues in other regions and collaborate on initiatives.
Essential Skills:

University degree (or in final years of study for part-time), preferably in a numerate subject (i.e. Computer Science, Math etc.).
Solid programming skills in C#/.NET (preferred), C++, Java or similar.
Minimum of 4 years experience in C#.NET
Good general computer science knowledge. E.g. OO programming, data structures, threading, design patterns and computational complexity.
Good English and communication skills.
Flexible and creative problem solver with a positive enthusiastic outlook

Some knowledge of HTML5/JavaScript/AngularJS.
Exposure to Windows and Linux development environments.
Exposure to cloud computing platforms such as AWS, Azure.
Exposure to containerization platforms such as Kubernetes.
Exposure to Big Data world – working with Apache Parquet file format
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Windows Server SpecialistJob TypeFull TimeQualificationBachelors , Higher National CertificateExperience5 yearsLocationGautengCityJohannesburgJob FieldICT / Computer
Elevate your career with Absa!


We are looking for a Windows Server Engineer who will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to run the bank projects and will be required to work closely with other specialist areas Globally and within Africa Technologies.
Education and experience required

B-degree, Commerce or a relevant banking or business degree or an NQF Level 6 equivalent qualification
Certification relevant to area of expertise such as: A+ , MCSE Windows Server 2012 OR MCITP Windows Server 20016, ITIL Foundations V3, VCP6.5, VCA6.5-DT &
VCAP6.5DCA (VMware Certified Associate 6.5 – Desktop & VMware Certified
Advanced Professional on vSphere 4 – Datacentre Administration) ITIL Foundations V3
5 years’ experience and exposure to the Banking/ ICT Industry
3 years’ experience in a project delivery team.Previous exposure to working within a global team and with various international cultures.
Knowledge & Skills: (Maximum of 6)

Knowledge of ITIL process and associated concepts.
Commercial awareness with sound understanding of key contractual obligations and risks to maximize benefits.
Knowledge of concepts of service delivery and support.required
Competencies: (Maximum of 8 competencies)

Adhering to principles and values
Working with peoplePlanning and organising
Relating and networking
Adapting and responding to change
Persuading and influencing
Applying expertise and technology
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Specialist Platform Engineer – StorageJob TypeFull TimeQualificationBachelorsExperience7 yearsLocationGautengCityJohannesburgJob FieldICT / Computer
The Role

Join an exciting and dynamic team of Storage Platform Engineers, who are responsible for shaping the storage landscape for the bank.

Work within the Platforms and Engineering Storage team responsible for the development, design and run of the bank’s Storage platforms. Apply platform engineering expertise, critical thinking, design thinking and problem solving skills to produce well-organized, optimized and documented source code that successfully delivers platform features, components of the service and solves complex technical problems with high quality solutions. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations of the Storage Platform.

Key accountabilities: (What you’ll get to do)

Leverage platform engineering expertise & a working knowledge of Storage platforms and their constituent parts to positively contribute to platform feature and service designs
Take accountability for deeply understanding & building expertise on the platform, the platform contribution to the broader platform strategy & business and customer requirements & all available technologies
Develop business & customer aligned, lasting & innovative storage platform feature sets
Produce simple, extensible, and maintainable features with very few defects. Continually works to find and fix defects.
Leverage platform (service design & code) & engineering technical expertise to proactively identify risks and prevent defects
Identify patterns that reveal errors and unanticipated problems, and influence telemetry analytics design decisions
Identify & Apply metrics to drive the quality and stability of storage platforms
Ensure consistent, usable, forward-looking, maintainable test infrastructure
Apply object orientated design in development & draw from a large base of design patterns
Uphold our technical principles of: self-service, scalability, re-usability, resilience & stability in all development practices and deliver feature sets that sustainably deliver on these principles
Apply knowledge and expertise in User / Customer experience to deliver a stable user experience in all design & development that is simple, elegant, and useful.
Proactively identify development practices that work well & leverage & improve these for future solution design and deployment
Document feature set and constituent design information to produce solution design blueprints and validation collateral
Based on engineering & platform expertise and a sound knowledge of the business & customer requirements consistently provide key ideas for the enhancement & optimization of the platform
Develop & document complete designs and implement testing processes that identify and eradicate platform or service-wide problems / improve on platform performance
Demonstrate a strong commitment to the quality & ongoing quality assurance of the product/service’s in use, and take appropriate action to resolve issues throughout the lifecycle of the product or service
Ensure alignment to platform and service release plans for effective deployment of solution designs
Drive & implement design review processes & practices with the team & participate & positively contribute to design reviews for the feature area led by others
Apply expertise in engineering & available technologies to enable effective review processes
Cascade review lessons learnt for the benefit of the broader team
Enable problem resolution across technical teams, apply and or facilitate root cause analysis, deeply understand the root causes of issues and find ways to resolve them (sustainably)
Continuously review & find ways to optimize team processes & improve engineering quality, productivity, and team responsiveness to feedback and changing priorities
Optimize, refactors and reuse components to improve performance and maintainability – ensuring maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and return on investment
Take accountability for maintaining platform standards and best practices, and drive adoption across multiple service teams
Demonstrate knowledge of, identify & find required data for the ongoing monitoring & improvement of the platform feature area
Proactively monitor the performance of the platform features & solutions
Translate monitoring data into clearly articulated descriptions of opportunities & defects, their impact to the customer scenario and to the product or service as a whole, and the relevance to product and service targets (within scope of the job).
Cascade and communicate these insights across the team to influence platform decision making
Leverage production performance monitoring and customer data to make feature area technical design and implementation decisions.
Synthesize data from multiple sources and present & define concise, impactful conclusions that influence
Role/Person specification: (What do you need to get in?)

Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related field is advantageous
7 or more years of general IT experience
Storage Administrator Certification in relevant applications compulsory e.g. EMC, IBM & Related Technologies, CISCO
Minimum 5 years’ Storage Administration experience.
Minimum 5 years’ Experience in implementing and supporting Enterprise Storage technology and solutions: SAN/NAS
Minimum 5 years’ experience with FC network administration
Experience with Cloud based Storage Solutions is advantageous
Thorough understanding of storage networking including NFS and iSCSI
Experience with both Windows PowerShell and Bash shell scripting is advantageous
IT in Finance Sector or large corporate experience is advantageous.
Experience in Capacity Management.
Experience in Quality Assurance.
Experience in Service Level Management.
Experience with using scripting and programming to collect data from storage systems and populating databases (SQL Server, MySQL, SQLite) is advantageous
Experience using ANSI SQL to query RDBMS databases / ODBC data sources is advantageous
Experiencing using REST API’s and manipulating JSON datasets is advantageous
Some/Basic experience with JavaScript and web interface creation is advantageous
System administration with Windows, Linux and Virtual Environments (VMWare, OpenStack etc) is advantageous
If you’re passionate about working in a fast-paced environment and contributing to the exciting world of Storage Platforms by leading from the front, we would love to hear from you!

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Platform Security EngineerJob TypeFull TimeQualificationBachelors , Higher National CertificateExperience8 yearsLocationGautengCityJohannesburgJob FieldICT / Computer
Job Summary

Are you ready to make a difference?
Our Converged Security Office prides itself in its unique structure that sees an integration and collaboration model between our Information Risk, Cyber, Resilience, Physical Security & Forensics teams to ensure effective risk management across all disciplines. You will be focused on the evaluation, testing, implementation and support of the security solutions on the endpoints.

Job Description
What you’ll get to do:
The role is within the Converged Security Office your responsibilities will include the following:

Help define a long-term vision for maintaining and scaling our Privileged Access (e.g. authorisation, two-factor setup, least privilege access) and/or Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions
Create trustworthy user experiences by building interfaces that are simple, easy to comprehend, performant and reliable
Configure, test, pilot and rollout new user-facing experiences in modern tools
Ensuring that platforms, with architecture input, are maintained in the most current state and not allowed to become obsolete
Develop detailed technical configuration documents, working closely with the security architecture, risk management and standards groups
Developing, maintaining, and updating internal process documentation
Provide support to internal Absa projects
Provide platform related reports periodically
Perform problem diagnosis; performance tuning; capacity planning and configuration management for the platforms
Respond to platforms related incidents within the defined SLA times
Provide standby support for the platforms on weekends/holidays as per the roster
Combine the knowledge of security technology evaluations and emerging products with security business needs
Ability to work with other engineers both internally and external to Absa
Ability to manage vendor relationships knowing due diligence goes beyond just the technology and engaging with the right business people to ensure Absa fully leverages vendor relationships
What do you need to get in?

NQF level 6 B Degree
8 years (technical/lead) experience in technology
6 years Security Engineering experience preferably within a large financial institution
Industry & Vendor certifications – CISSP, CISM, GIAC, Linux, Windows, etc. preferred
Experience in engineering and support of BeyondTrust suite and/or CrowdStrike will be advantageous
Experience in API integrations will be advantageous
Working experience in Operating Systems such as Linux, Windows, MacOS
Solid understanding of Web Services technologies (e.g. XML, .NET, JAVA) and remote access protocols (SSH, RDP, SCP)
Experience in automation technologies will be advantageous
Strong knowledge of information security frameworks and standards such as CIS, ISO27001,
Comprehensive grasp of emerging security technologies and threats for mobile & digital channels
Knowledge in multiple information security technologies and their strengths and shortcomings
Experience with securing information for cross-functional, cross-platform applications
Monitors marketplace trends, vulnerabilities, emergent threats and audit/control issues
Must have a high degree of initiative and self-motivation and demonstrate the ability to drive results
Strong communication skills both verbal and written and strong relationship and collaborative skills and organizational skills with the ability to work as a member of Group cyber team and geographically distributed engineering teams (ARO)
Actively seeks ways to understand and mitigate risk
Able to shift well from task to task
Able to work well under pressure
If you’re passionate about working in a fast-paced environment and contributing to the exciting world of Security by leading from the front, we would love to hear from you!


Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences (Required)

Method of Application
Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

C# .Net / Cloud Engineer

Windows Server

SpecialistSpecialist Platform Engineer – Storage

Platform Security Engineer



Experience and Qualifications

• Grade 10 • Good Communication • Handle Pressure • Work Indepedently
Job Competencies

• Customer Focused. • Attention to detail. • Numeric skills. • Assertive. • Able to take control.

closing date: 31 December 2020
location: Durban, KZN

cashier and sales assistant

Ultra Liquors in Vereeniging looking for cashier and sales assistant.

Must be able to work with customers,(very friendly)

work long hours and shifts.

knowledge of the liquor trade will be beneficial.

Be able to assist in packing and sales.

Application Deadline: 2020/11/05

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: R22.00 per hour


  • sales/ cashier: 2 years (Preferred)


  • High School (matric) (Preferred)


  • Vereeniging, Gauteng (Required)

Work Remotely:

  • No



Sales Manager at Protea Hotels by Marriott

Protea Hotels by Marriott has a footprint of more than 100 hotels in 9 African countries and comprises a full and diverse range of outstanding hotels and resorts offering superior appointments, personalised service and individuality of character.

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Sales ManagerJob TypeFull TimeQualificationBachelors , Higher National Certificate , National CertificateExperience2 yearsLocationGautengCityJohannesburgJob FieldSales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development
Job Summary

Responsible for completing marketing plan for property. Manages all e-commerce opportunities. Develops a good working relationship with tourism bureaus and community leaders.
Candidate Profile
Education And Experience

High school diploma or GED; 2 years experience in the sales and marketing or related professional area.

2-year degree from an accredited university in Marketing, Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; no work experience required.

Conducting Daily Marketing Activities that Achieve Department Goals

Assists in region-wide coordination of rooms, food and beverage, spa, and golf promotions.
Develops leisure marketing plan that addresses the distribution of rate offers, packages and programs designed to build occupancy.
Maintains, updates, and manages all web sites.
Coordinates offers and information for all publications and inserts with regard to brand loyalty reward mailings.
Develops brochure and property collateral materials.
Participates in all property imaging work (e.g., signage).
Uses and interprets all reporting necessary for sound marketing recommendations, including but not limited to DMA source market reports, past guest lists (utilizing leisure rate codes) and tracking.
Reviews and provides analysis on all website and email campaign tracking, for both individual property sites as well as corporate email campaign results and property reports.
Ensures consistent marketing message is communicated in all advertising and collateral efforts.
Manages marketing budget throughout year.
Provides regular tracking/ROI and analysis of promotions and website/email campaigns, using industry averages for ROI calculation, and uses this knowledge in future planning.
Tracks return on investment (ROI) of all marketing initiatives, including online, direct mail and print advertising.
Keeps track of actual versus planned marketing budgets and provides input and recommendations as needed regarding reallocation of funding.
Ensures consistency in individual property’s voice on all guest touchpoints and marketing communications, not only following corporate graphic standards, but also on behalf of the individual property.
Using Knowledge of Market Trends and Target Customer Information to Maximize Revenue

Evaluates new marketing opportunities for the property.
Ensures property is represented on all quality internet sites that have the potential of providing business.
Works closely with respective Convention Bureaus and Chambers of Tourism.
Uses and interprets all reporting necessary for sound marketing recommendations, including but not limited to DMA source market reports, past guest lists (utilizing leisure rate codes) and tracking.
Reviews and provides analysis on all website and email campaign tracking, for both individual property sites as well as corporate email campaign results and property reports.
Develops strategic marketing plan for property, includes group, leisure and local efforts.
Plans and supervises all photo shoots, developing shot list while keeping goals of property and brand image in mind.
Building Successful Relationships that Generate Sales & Marketing Opportunities

Identifies and communicates with distribution channels that can sell distress inventory to drive property occupancy.
Provides all sales channels with creative and unique tools to assist in the sales and marketing of the property.
Acts as liaison between corporate and individual properties in rolling out programs and making sure that properties are taking advantage of all opportunities provided through corporate.
Works with media buyer to plan and execute advertising.
Assists property in developing promotions for various campaigns, keeping in mind strategy and goals of promotion as well as Look No Further prerequisites.
Assists property with materials, tracking/analysis and presentations to owners.
Acts on behalf of property with all vendors, exacting a balance between quality work and price, requesting estimates and approving all materials as needed.
Additional Marketing Responsibilities

Keeps detailed files and records on all matters relative to property’s marketing materials (photo usage rights, vendor contracts, etc.).
Ensures that property is following all corporate marketing guidelines.
Approves all invoicing through MarrCom office.
Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.


Method of ApplicationInterested and qualified? Go to Protea Hotels on to apply


Junior Oracle Database Administrator at Talenttac

Talenttac is a Business Solutions Consultancy offering administration and recruitment support to various businesses and organizations.
Read more about this companyJunior Oracle Database AdministratorJob TypeFull TimeQualificationNational CertificateExperience1 – 3 yearsLocationWestern CapeCityCape TownJob FieldICT / Computer

The primary focus of this position is to:

Setup and deploy database change scripts as requested from developers and third party vendors
Document the company’s database environment
Ensure all database servers are backed up in a way that meets the business’s Recovery Point Objectives (RPO)
Test backups to ensure we can meet the business’ Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)
Configure Oracle/SQL Server monitoring utilities to minimize false alarms
Monitor databases
Assist with performance tuning
Assist with configuring databases
Assist with installing databases
Key Competencies and Qualifications

Diploma in IT
Good knowledge of Oracle
Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server databases will be beneficial
Basic knowledge of relational databases
1-3 years DBA experience, previous development experience will be beneficial
Competencies required: good time management skills, detail orientation, good administrative skills, stress tolerance, analytical abilities

You want to join an energetic, focused and dynamic team.
You have a can do attitude and a strong work ethic to prove it
Positive outlook on life
End user orientated/focused
Enjoy having fun at work

Method of ApplicationInterested and qualified? Go to Talenttac on to apply


Junior Technical Consultant at Quintica

YOUR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IS OUR DIGITAL OBSESSION Connecting people, technology, information and processes to enable better customer experiences. Across every industry technology has become a primary driver of profitability and market differentiation, in the digital world, customers have the power and customer loyalty is now top of the boardroom agenda. Th…
Read more about this companyJunior Technical ConsultantJob TypeFull TimeQualificationBachelorsExperienceLocationWestern CapeCityCape TownJob FieldICT / Computer


Title – Jnr Technical Consultant

Reporting To – Managed Professional Services

Division – Quintica Cape Town


The candidate must be willing to work with and support ServiceNow, BMC and other similar cloud based service management automation systems.

Responsibilities include:

User administration on the Service Management software
Basic system administration of the software
Perform updates and vulnerability checks ensuring compliance with Security Policies
Configuration of enhancements for forms, notifications, Service Level Agreements and workflows using software configuration capabilities and other configuration activities
Configuration of front end portals using HTML/CSS/Angular JS
Updates to documentation (Build documentation, Test documentation & Training documentation)
Keep updated with latest versions of the Service Management Software
Working closely with the Business Analyst to understand requirements to be configured
Attend customer meetings

Education – Bachelor’s degree/diploma in computer science, management information systems (or related field), or equivalent other certifications

Experience & Skills

Working in IT development and / or IT support work experience
Good understanding of IT Service Management concepts
Good at troubleshooting issues and provide correct accurate feedback to both users and other team members
Working under pressure
Effective team player who can adapt to various team cultures.
JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Angular, etc.

Perform day to day administration of the target systems, including making approved changes to processes and work flows
Control system access and data security
Integrate social IT elements
Develop clear and concise technical documentation of implemented functionality on the platform
Work directly with end users to resolve defects encountered on the platform as well as implemented functionality
Facilitate the management of version upgrades as well as remediation of platform issues on behalf of the customer
Create reports as well as the scheduling thereof where applicable
Aid in creating baseline performance metrics
Facilitate workflow enhancements to the applications including automation and/or additional self-service features and functions
Perform additional duties as requested
Activation and Configuration of System plugins and properties.

Customer Service Skills

Clear communication skills
Knowledge of the product
Ability to use positive language
Time management skills
Ability to read customers
A calming presence
Goal oriented focus
Ability to handle surprises
Persuasion skills
Closing ability
Willingness to learn


with high emotional intelligence are usually very self-aware. They understand their emotions, and because of this, they don’t let their feelings rule them. They’re confident – because they trust their intuition and don’t let their emotions get out of control. They’re also willing to take an honest look at themselves. They know their strengths and weaknesses, and they work on these areas so they can perform better. Many people believe that this self-awareness is the most important part of emotional intelligence.

is the ability to control emotions and impulses. People who self-regulate typically don’t allow themselves to become too angry or jealous, and they don’t make impulsive, careless decisions. They think before they act. Characteristics of self-regulation are thoughtfulness, comfort with change, integrity, and the ability to say no.

with a high degree of emotional intelligence are usually motivated. They’re willing to defer immediate results for long-term success. They’re highly productive, love a challenge, and are very effective in whatever they do.

is perhaps the second-most important element of emotional intelligence. Empathy is the ability to identify with and understand the wants, needs, and viewpoints of those around you. People with empathy are good at recognizing the feelings of others, even when those feelings may not be obvious. As a result, empathetic people are usually excellent at managing relationships, listening, and relating to others. They avoid stereotyping and judging too quickly, and they live their lives in a very open, honest way.
Social Skills

usually easy to talk to and like people with good social skills, another sign of high emotional intelligence. Those with strong social skills are typically team players. Rather than focus on their own success first, they help others develop and shine. They can manage disputes, are excellent communicators, and are masters at building and maintaining relationships

Awareness of your interactional style
Difference between real and ideal self
Level of self-acceptance
Extent to which values are satisfied
Determination of locus of control
Ability to endure stress and pressure
Level of frustration tolerance
Ability to manage anger

Acceptance of others
Level of assertiveness
Use of conflict resolution styles
Listening skills
Ability to build trust
The art of self-disclosure
Offering emotional support
Communication Skills

Active listening
Good verbal and nonverbal communication skills
Clarity and concision
Picking the right medium
Teamwork & Collaboration Skills

Building and Maintaining Relationships
Give and receive feedback from peers or other team members in order to perform the task
Share credit for good ideas with others
Acknowledge others’ skill, experience, creativity, and contributions
Listen to and acknowledge the feelings, concerns, opinions, and ideas of others
Expand on the ideas of a peer or team member
State personal opinions and areas of disagreement tactfully
Listen patiently to others in conflict situations
Define problems in a non-threatening manner
Support group decisions even if not in total agreement
Achieving the task

Give and seek input from others (in formulating plans for recommendations)
Assist others in solving problems and achieving own goals
Share information, ideas, and suggestions
Ask for help in identifying and achieving goals and solving problems
Check for agreement, and gain commitment to shared goals
Notify others of changes or problems in a timely manner
Make procedural suggestions to encourage progress towards goals
Check for understanding
Negotiate to achieve a “win-win” outcome

Method of ApplicationInterested and qualified? Go to Quintica on to apply


Writer and Editor (Bilingual) at PPS

PPS has more than 200 000 members who enjoy access to a comprehensive suite of financial and healthcare products that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of graduate professionals. PPS is the largest South African company of its kind that still embraces an ethos of mutuality, which means that it exists solely for the benefit of its members. Thus, …
Read more about this companyWriter and Editor (Bilingual)Job TypeFull TimeQualificationBachelors , Higher National Certificate , National CertificateExperience5 yearsLocationGautengCityJohannesburgJob FieldMedia / Advertising / Branding
Job Purpose

To produce clear, engaging, creative, informative and compelling copy in English and Afrikaans for print and digital media platforms so that PPS maintains and builds brand authority. To provide groupwide language editing services and translation services in both English and Afrikaans.

Reporting to the Head of Communications, the incumbent will be required to apply a creative approach, both in coming up with ideas for new projects and for getting a message across innovatively.
The incumbent will be required to correspond with representatives across business units and marketing teams for operational requirements, as well as writing for the purposes of marketing.
Over and above marketing-related requirements, the incumbent may be required to assist with editing board reports and editing for executives based on their preferences.
Formal Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent tertiary or NQF 6 qualification in Marketing /Journalism/ Communications/ Linguistics or other relevant fields
A post graduate degree is a distinct advantage
Knowledge & Experience

Must be able to speak, write and edit in both English and Afrikaans
5 years’ experience in a role as writer and editor
Knowledge and understanding of marketing principles and practices
Knowledge and experience in financial services environment
An understanding of writing for digital and social media marketing
Excellent writing ability, including the ability to write in different styles and to other people’s direction
Good research and analytical skills to gain an accurate understanding of the subject in question
Strong attention to detail, including the ability to proof-read own and others’ work
Experience in writing and/or editing company annual reports would be advantageous
Key Responsibilities

Owning and managing the PPS Writing Style guide
Creative and business writing of copy as required for marketing and awareness. This can include but is not limited to member operational communications, press statements simple language application for application and claim forms, review of copy for marketing material, brochure ware, digital and social media marketing, scripts for video and audio material, staff communications, and the PPS Annual Report.
Speech writing as required for executives and other PPS representatives.
Drafting and identifying fresh and interesting angles for consumer articles.
Providing language editing services for the PPS Group.
Translation between English and Afrikaans as and when required.
Client liaison from set-up to completion, understanding what the client needs by obtaining a clear brief.
Tailoring the content and style of individual writing assignments according to their purpose – whether they are intended to sell or inform.
Understand the target audience and the key messages that needs to be portrayed ensuring the interests are met.
Understanding the main elements that the reader should feel and identifying how to communicate this powerfully.

Method of ApplicationInterested and qualified? Go to PPS on to apply


Sales Agent Needed – Apply Now: Salary R800 – R1 500 a week

Independent,problem solver have a great attitude to work customers

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: R800.00 – R1,500.00 per week


  • Sales: 1 year (Preferred)
  • customer service: 1 year (Preferred)



Senior Director Global Clinical Operations Head of Growth Countries at Johnson & Johnson

Caring for the world, one person at a time… inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a bill…
Read more about this companySenior Director Global Clinical Operations Head of Growth CountriesJob TypeFull TimeQualificationExperience10 yearsLocationGautengCityJohannesburgJob FieldMedical / Healthcare
The GCO EMEA Head of Growth Countries is accountable for the strategic and operational leadership of clinical research and development activities across South Africa (and the sub-Saharan Africa region), Israel and Turkey, in alignment with GCO and Global Development (GD) organisational objectives. The role will also have accountability for driving the longer-term strategy for building clinical site and clinical site network partnerships across the wider EMEA region. Operational accountabilities include ensuring optimal execution of all phases of clinical trials across the role’s geographical scope according to agreed goals, timelines and budgets and in compliance with relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policies, Health Care Compliance (HCC) and local regulatory requirements. Strategic leadership accountabilities include driving the development of capabilities and shaping organisational structures across the role’s geographical scope to increase efficiency and productivity and support the optimal conduct of current and future clinical research projects. The role will also be accountable for developing a supportive framework to support countries with emerging and growing clinical research capabilities that may move into the Janssen core country clinical trial footprint in the future. The role is responsible for line management and development of Country Heads, Functional Managers and other GCO staff, as required, and leading and applying industry leading talent management best practices.

Principal Responsibilities

Define and execute the long-term strategy for optimising the planning and execution of clinical research and development activities across the role’s geographical scope, in alignment with GCO and GD objectives, demonstrating strong leadership behaviours according to the J&J Leadership Imperatives and CREDO values.
Ensure predictable planning and execution of operational objectives and fit for purpose monitoring of clinical trials through all phases (from feasibility to close-out) across the role’s geographical scope.
Ensure adequate quality and compliance oversight across the role’s geographical scope including compliance to safety reporting requirements, ICH-GCP, relevant SOPs and agreed quality metrics. Ensure appropriate and timely issue escalation and reporting (suspicion) of fraud scientific/ethical misconduct and any health care compliance breach. Always ensure inspection-readiness.
Lead the development, implementation and evolution of the talent management strategy across the role’s geographical scope and in alignment with GCO and GD talent strategies to ensure highly motivated and skilled leaders and teams to support the current and future business objectives. Lead the talent development and acquisition strategy and support staff hiring and development as required.
Ensure alignment of goals and objectives for direct reports and the wider organisation with GD and GCO goals and objectives.
Support Country Head direct reports in their role as point of contact (PoC) for Health Authority agencies for activities related to clinical operations.
Support Country Head direct reports in their role as country legal representative for GCO related activities
Management of functional budget across the role’s geographical scope in collaboration with Country Heads and in compliance with relevant financial processes including evaluating resource demand forecasts against supply.
Ensure an efficient utilization of the flex resourcing model across the role’s geographical scope in collaboration with Country Heads, Strategic Partnerships and the external flex partners.
Foster the development of strong cross-functional partnerships across the role’s geographical scope, including supporting strong partnerships with country(s) operating company stakeholders, to help ensure GCO, GD and wider organisational objectives. Actively support and champion Country Head participation in Local Operating Company Management Board and/or Regional Management Teams. Partner across R&D to support capability building for clinical trials in the sub-Saharan region of Africa.
Active membership of, or strong partner for, regional and or global GCO leadership teams. Contributes to the development and execution of strategies in support of overall leadership team and broad GCO functional objectives. May lead capability and process improvement initiatives with scope and impact beyond role’s primary geographical responsibilities.
Build strong partnerships in the wider GCO, GD and R&D organisations in support of efficient delivery of goals and objectives for the role’s geographical scope and in support of wider organisational objectives.
Foster best practice sharing and a culture of innovation and continuous improvement across the role’s geographical scope, and the wider organisation, to drive new capability development in support of high quality, efficient and productive planning and execution of clinical research and development activities.
Coordinate gathering insights and feedback across the role’s geographical scope to support optimal development and evaluation of new processes and standards to improve clinical trial planning and execution and enable the rollout and adoption of organizational changes, new processes, technologies and capabilities.
Contribute to shaping the environment for clinical trials across the role’s geographical scope by supporting Country Head engagement with regulators, patient advocacy, pharmaceutical industry associations and other external stakeholders.
Provide coaching or mentorship as needed.
Principal Relationship

Primary Reporting Structure: Reports to GCO Regional Head/GCO Head.
Primary interfaces: Country Heads and Functional Managers, Peer Regional Heads, key GCO functional leaders including those across Global Trial Co-ordination and Contract and Compliance Services.
Other Internal Interfaces: R&D/Local Operating Company staff (including Medical Affairs, Government Affairs, Health Economics and Access groups), departments within and outside of GCO/GD, including, Portfolio Delivery Operations, Project Management Organisation (Feasibility Centre of Excellence), EBIS, IDAR, QS, BRQC, HCC, Strategic Partnerships and others as required.
External Interfaces: Functional management of flex providers, Health Authorities, local pharma industry associations, investigational sites, local vendors and others as required.
Education And Experience


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, preferably in Life Sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nursing, Pharmacy). Advanced degree in a scientific discipline and/or Master’s degree is preferred.
Minimum of 10 years of clinical research experience acquired in pharmaceutical industry, CRO or investigational site.
Excellent communication and leadership skills. Proven ability to foster team productivity and cohesiveness. Ability to manage complexity under pressure. Proven track record of people and project management. Strong in hiring, training, developing and evaluation of leaders and people managers. Strong decision-making and financial management skills. Flexibility to work in a rapidly changing environment with the appropriate sense of urgency. Experience in transforming organizations in response to business needs.
Effective issue resolution and ability to generate and implement contingency plans for both productivity and quality issues when required. Excellent knowledge of drug development, clinical research operations and regulatory requirements including ICH-GCP, HCC and applicable regulations. Ability to synthesize and evaluate data generated from various reports and sources. Demonstrated skills in effective communication with various internal and external stakeholders (e.g. investigational sites, ethics committees, health authorities. etc.). Influential in improving the clinical research environment at a country level. Visionary leader who can shape the organizational culture to improve adoption of future state.
Operates with limited supervision.
Proficiency in English. Computer literacy. Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills. Excellent organizational skills and ability to collaborate and handle multiple priorities within a matrix environment. Perform activities in a timely and accurate manner.

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