Organisational Development Manager

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Cape Town


The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) strives to improve the nation’s health and quality of life by funding and conducting relevant and leading health research. It further aims to promote equity, career development and progression. The organisation prides itself on three core values: being pioneering, striving for excellence and working collaboratively.




Permanent Position


The South African Medical Research Council seeks an Organizational Development Manager who would be responsible for driving the transformation agenda and manage a team in order to positively influence SAMRC’s performance and culture. In addition, this role is responsible for designing and implementing strategies that would push MRC towards achieving its vision and retaining high-performing employees. The role includes overseeing and monitoring integrated talent management model(s); designing employee training and development programs, succession plans and crafting internal promotion processes.


Key Responsibility Areas will include the following:


Formulation and design of a talent management policy, aligned to business context and strategy.

Implementation of a leadership development plan.

Coaching and mentoring staff.

Career management.

Effective succession and talent-pool management.

Transformation, diversity management, inclusion and Employment Equity.

Learning & Development, capacity building (secondments, Advancement and Stretch Assignments), Leadership Development

Institutional Culture.

Performance management.

Core Requirements:


Post-graduate qualification in relevant field.

Minimum 5-7 years’ relevant Organisation Development experience in the following areas: Performance Management, Coaching and mentoring, Career Development, Succession Planning, Learning and Development and Transformation (Diversity management, inclusion and Employment Equity).

5-7 Management of a Team experience.

Professional Development experience.

Sound knowledge of relevant legislation (LRA, BCEA, EE, BBBEE, SDA)

Knowledge of EE Act, related regulations and the codes of good practice

Knowledge of Skills Development Act, related regulations and the codes of good practice; as well as SETA

Added Advantage


Masters in Industrial/ Organisational Psychology.

Registration with relevant professional body.

Experience and understanding of the functionality and challenges of the research or academic environment

Trained and experienced in different psychometric and personality profiling assessments.


Interested candidates can send their CV