The records management consultant should at least have 10 years’ experience in Records Management.

1. Purpose of the post:

  • To develop and manage an organization wide records management programme designed to ensure that record keeping and records management practices effectively meet the organization’s objective.
  • To ensure that the records management practices of the office comply with requirement of the National Archives and Records Services of South Africa (NARSSA) Act no. 43, 1996 as amended or its provincial equivalent, as well as other regulatory requirement.

2. Description of tasks

  • To ensure that records management is an objective in the government body’s strategy and strategic plan.
  • To determine what the current record keeping and record management situation is and to ensure that the relevant information is available regarding the record keeping and records management practices of the government body as well as private sector.
  • Ensure that information contained in records is manage effectively throughout the organisation by drafting and implementing a records management policy.
  • To ensure that records management staff understand their responsibilities and acquire the necessary skills to manage records effectively.
  • To ensure that all records are kept in safe custody.
  • To ensure that there is a systematic disposal programme in place.
  • To ensure that all audio-visual records are managed according to the prescribed regulatory requirements and good governance.
  • To ensure that all electronic records are managed according to the prescribed regulatory requirements and good governance.
  • To ensure that there are evaluation criteria in place to monitor compliance with the sound records management practices.

3. Competency requirements

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of governmental environment.
  • Knowledge of information management.
  • Specialist knowledge of records management practices.
  • Understanding of most prevalent systems being used.
  • Knowledge of relevant standards as well as the statutory and regulatory framework relating to records management.

Skills

  • Good communication.
  • Teamwork.
  • Planning and time management.
  • Influencing.
  • Managing performance.
  • Managing projects.
  • Change management.
  • Basic understanding of how information systems are designed and process data.
  • Thorough understanding of metadata systems.

4. Qualification:

  • Relevant National Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Information Management and/Records Management.
  • Relevant training presented by the National Archives and Records Services of South Africa or any relevant training institute.

4. Experience:

  • Extensive experience in the field of paper-based records management.
  • Experience in the field of electronic records management.
  • Extensive experience as a manager.
  • Project management experience.
  • Change management experience.
Location: South Africa

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