Psychometric Assessment Manager

HR
Cape Town – Western Cape – South Africa

Are you a psychometrics and asessments expert with a strategic mindset? We’re seeking a results-driven Psychometric Assessment Manager to optimise selection and development processes. You must have an Honours Degree in Psychology/Industrial Psychology, registration as a Psychometrist and/or Psychologist, and at least 5 years of experience in an assessment center and recruitment environment. Strong strategic thinking, execution skills, customer orientation, innovation, collaboration, personal mastery, and change leadership are essential. Help identify and nurture top entrepreneurial talent!
 
Type:   Permanent
Area:   Cape Town – Onsite
Salary:  Up to R900 000 per annum
This is strictly a BBBEE role
 
Responsibilities:
    • Oversee the Assessment Strategy: Lead the entire assessment process, designing and implementing strategies for both selection and development purposes.
    • Craft a Robust Framework: Develop a comprehensive assessment framework and methodology, ensuring consistent application across the entire program.
    • Align Assessments with Goals: Ensure assessment practices align with the defined competency frameworks and success profiles for various entrepreneurship stages.
    • Stay Ahead of the Curve: Conduct continuous research and benchmarking to identify and implement best practices in assessment methods and tools.
    • Source and Develop Assessments: Secure cost-effective and valid online assessment instruments from various vendors.
    • Manage Resources: Oversee a budget and lead a team of internal and external Assessment Specialists.
    • Promote Best Practices: Provide thought leadership and expertise on best practices in entrepreneurial assessment management.
    • Measure and Improve: Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of assessment outcomes and practices across different stages of the program.
    • Empower and Build Capacity: Equip HR personnel with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve successful assessments for entrepreneurs.
    • Risk Management: Mitigate risks related to assessments and ensure clean audit, risk, and compliance reports.
    • Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including contract psychologists and service providers.
    • Integrated Approach: Understand the entire assessment value chain and integrate assessments into learning, performance management, and overall beneficiary development.
    • Collaboration: Work closely with Learning and Development Specialists to align development programs with identified needs based on assessment results.
    • Strategic Initiatives: Manage key strategic initiatives related to assessment and development.
 
Requirements:
    • Essential:
        • Honors Degree in Psychology or Industrial Psychology.
        • Registration as a Psychometrist and/or Psychologist with the HPCSA.
        • At least 5 years of experience in an assessment center and recruitment environment, preferably in a similar context.
        • Minimum of 2 years of experience administering competency and psychometric assessments.
        • Experience in advising managers and building HR capacity around assessment governance and practices.
    • Desirable:
        • Master’s Degree in Psychology or Industrial Psychology.
 
Competencies:
    • Strategic thinking and planning
    • Excellent execution and follow-through on plans
    • Strong customer focus and ability to prioritize needs
    • Innovative and willing to explore new approaches
    • Collaborative and team-oriented approach
    • Commitment to continuous learning and personal development
    • Ability to lead and champion change initiatives
 
This role offers a rewarding opportunity to play a significant role in shaping the future of the entrepreneurship programs through effective assessment and development strategies.