Risk & Performance Specialist

at CapeNature
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted
Category General
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR
Street Address Cape Town


Job Description


As the Risk & Performance Specialist, the successful candidate will form part of the Risk & Performance Unit. Your role will focus on the implementation of systematic, uniform and effective risk management for your area of responsibility and enhance governance and business processes. This is a support role to the Team Leader: Risk and Performance and will be key to ensure Senior Management, Executive Management, the Board and key stakeholders are supported and provided with quality information for decision-making purposes. You will be required to travel and to interact with all directorates, components and landscapes within the entity.






Assist the Team Leader: Risk and Performance with the implementation of risk management practices across the entity, including insurance related matters.

Assist with the development and/ or review of risk management policies and strategies.

Assist with and/ or facilitate the risk management process.

Facilitate and review risk assessments conducted, including ratings, risk response strategies and its implementation.

Support directorates, functions and staff with risk management advice and support.

Compile risk assessment/ management reports.

Facilitate risk management training for the entity.

Assist in the placement of insurance cover and policies for the entity.

Assist in the claims management process.

Provide administrative and technical support as it relates to insurance for the entity.





Assist in the development and/ or review of fraud prevention policies and strategies.

Facilitate and review fraud risk assessment conducted, including risk response strategies and its implementation, and update assessment results.

Assist in the development of material/ interventions to facilitate fraud prevention awareness and communication.

Assist in the development and/ or procurement of a fraud awareness module/ training for roll-out throughout the entity.

Undertake and/ or assist in the investigation of fraud and/ or other incidents.





Review existing business continuity plans and identify gaps based on best practice and/ or updated business processes.

Facilitate the testing of the Business Continuity Plans through the co-ordination with relevant staff/ units/ reserves/ landscapes.

Compile a report on the outcomes and recommend remedial actions to address gaps.

Facilitate training for staff across the entity.

Facilitate awareness and communication across the entity.





Assist in the development and review of the entity’s Annual Report and Annual Performance Plan and any other corporate documents in the scope of this position.

Provide support with the implementation of all CapeNature Board governance requirements.





An appropriate tertiary qualification – NQF level 7 (B-Degree or higher in Public Management or Administration/ Business Science/ Auditing).

Minimum of 4 years experience.

Knowledge of the following:

Risk identification, assessment and monitoring

Risk management processes, methodologies and techniques

Risk management concepts and frameworks

National Treasury Public Sector Risk Management Framework

National and Provincial policies and procedures and legislation pertaining to risk management

Applicable legislative, regulatory frameworks and standards (ISO, COSO)

Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), National Treasury Regulations, Provincial Treasury Instructions/ Directives

Fraud prevention and anti-corruption frameworks and practices

Corporate Governance frameworks and practices

Business Continuity Management

Computer literacy in MS 365.

Excellent interpersonal, report writing and communication skills.

Bilingualism in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape.

A valid Code B (or higher) driving licence.

Excellent problem solving and analytical ability.

Excellent inter-personal skills.

Ability to engage at both an operational and at Management level.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Task and goal directed

Sound organising and problem-solving abilities

Presentation skills


Interested candidates can send their CV