Principal Officer – Medical Aid (URGENT)

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 Fixed Term Contract from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 

 Employment Equity Act Commitment , the company is committed to Employment Equity when recruiting this includes persons with disability 


About The Position 

Minimum Requirements 

 A post-graduate qualification, preferably in accounting, business management, law or health sciences (NQF Level: 8 or equivalent). 

 At least five (5) years management or consulting experience in the medical scheme industry or health services. 

 Previous experience as a Principal Officer would be advantageous. 

 In depth Knowledge of South African health systems and developments. 

 Sound business acumen and track record. 

 Good knowledge and understanding of legislation applicable to medical aid schemes. 

 Ability to apply technical and professional knowledge. 

 Decisive and achievement orientated. 

 Able to work remotely and to travel as required. 

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Executive Officer ensuring that: 

 they act in the best interests of the members of the Scheme at all times; 

 the decisions and instructions of the Board are executed without unnecessary delay; 

 where necessary, there is proper and appropriate communication between the Scheme and those parties affected by the decisions and instructions of the Board; 

 they keep the Board sufficiently and timeously informed of the affairs of the scheme concerning any matter relating to the duties of the Board as stated in Section 57(4) of the Medical Schemes Act; 

 they do not take any decisions concerning the affairs of the Scheme without prior authorisation by the Board and at all times observes the authority of the Board. 

Accounting Officer ensuring that: 

 all reasonable steps are taken for the collection of and accounting for all moneys received and payments authorised by and made on behalf of the scheme; 

 full and proper records of all moneys received, and expenses incurred by, and of all assets, liabilities and financial transactions of the scheme is kept by /or on behalf of the scheme 

 compliance with all statutory requirements pertaining to the preparation of annual financial statements and all statutory requirements pertaining thereto is ensured. 

The Principal Officer must ensure the carrying out of all duties as necessary for the proper execution of the business of the scheme including, but not limited to, participation in all meetings of the Board, and any other duly appointed committee where attendance is required, and ensure proper recording of the proceedings of all meetings. 

Management of all third-party contracts on behalf of the scheme, inter alia, with the appointed administrator, all managed health care companies, and any appointed consultants or service providers 

About The Employer 

The scheme funds health care medical 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. 

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