Mercedes Benz

PRINCIPAL OFFICER: MEDICAL AID FUND (Part-time – 15 hours per month)

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Mercedes Benz South Africa Ltd has an opportunity for a Principal Officer to oversee their Medical Aid fund, MBMED.  The medical aid is administered by Medscheme and requires a Principal Officer with a knowledge of the requirements and legislation surrounding the medical aid arena. The position is part-time and would require around  15 hours per month for a three year contact.


Position Description

To act in the best interests of the members of the MBMED Scheme at all times. Execute all decisions and instructions from the Board without any unnecessary delays while keeping the Board fully and timeously informed of the affairs of the MBMED Scheme concerning all matters relating to the duties of the Board as stated in Section 57(4) of the Medical Schemes Act.

All decisions made concerning the affairs of the MBMED Scheme are made with prior authorisation while observing the authority of the Board.

Position Requirements

  • All reasonable actions are taken for the collection of and accounting for all monies received and payments authorised by and made on behalf of the Scheme,
  • Maintain full and proper financial records of all monies received, expenses incurred by the

Scheme and off assets, liabilities and financial transactions of the Scheme is kept by

And on behalf of the Scheme,

  • Maintain full compliance with all statutory requirements pertaining to the preparation

of the annual financial statements and all statutory requirements pertaining thereto,

  • Perform all duties as necessary for the proper execution of the business of the Scheme including but not limited to, participation in all Board meetings and any other duly appointed Committee where their attendance is required whilst ensuring proper recording of the proceedings of all meetings
  • Manage all third party contracts on behalf of the Scheme, including with the appointed Fund Administrator, all managed health care companies and all appointed Consultants and Service providers
  • This position reports directly to the Chairperson of the Scheme


  • Minimum NQF 8 or equivalent – post-graduate qualification preferably in Accounting, Business Management, Law or Health Sciences

Knowledge and Experience

  • Proven Leadership behaviours with good People Management skills and Problem Solving Skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills to manage relationships with a variety of partners and stakeholders
  • At least five years management or consulting experience in the medical scheme industry or health services
  • Previous experience as a Principal Officer required
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of the South African health systems and medical aid schemes
  • Ability to apply business acumen, technical and professional knowledge within a medical aid scheme
  • Be decisive, achievement orientated with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work remotely and to travel domestically as required,

About the Employer

  • The MBMED Medical Aid Fund is a restricted medical aid scheme for employees and qualifying pensioners of Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd and is registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act 131 of 1998, as amended, of South Africa.
  • As of 30 November 2022 the scheme had approximately 4 300 principal members and 6 200 dependent members.
  • The scheme funds health care benefits and reimbursements according to its rules.
  • Regulated benefits are provided to members, with the required approvals in place and obtained from the Council for Medical Schemes


MBMED is committed to Employment Equity when recruiting. This includes persons with disabilities.

Interested persons should submitted a detailed CV and supporting documents to;

Vicki Clark at

Subject: Principal Officer

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