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28 Jun, 2021

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Administrative Jobs in South Africa

In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’ in South Africa and the region, the Research Programmes, of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.

The Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES) is a research division within the HSRC and employs a multi-disciplinary group of social scientists who conduct numerous empirical and policy-related studies.





Job Title: Divisional Administrator
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: DCES/DA/0521
Contract Type: Contract 5 Years
Salary: Market Related

Job Summary:
The DCES division is looking to appoint a suitably qualified Division Administrator in the division. The Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES) division conducts transdisciplinary, intersectional, policy and programme-relevant research. The two over-arching questions that guide the research interventions are:

•How to strengthen democracy through transparent governance, accountable leadership and reinvigorated public participation/ civic engagement; and
•How to ensure sustainable development through peace, human and social security.

The Vision of DCES is for it to be a national, regional and international hub for transformative research in the interests of a just and equal society.

The Mission of DCES is for it to conduct cutting edge research in the areas of peace, human security, sustainability, democracy, governance and citizenship in an engaged manner that focuses on building a better life for all.

•Provide efficient administrative and organisational support on the programmes research projects.
•Logistical responsibilities: post, couriering, printing and managing equipment.
•File project related documents and keep databases.
•Facilitate travel for HSRC staff and non HSRC staff.
•Liaise with support services.
•Appoint service providers through SCM and HR processes, process claims and payments.
•Assist to market events through e-mail followed by telephone calls, liaising with delegates for the return of registration forms, etc.
•Administration of financial forms according to HSRC specification for goods and services such as travel, accommodation, venue, caterers, contractors, and equipment hire.
•Assisting with all event support.

•A relevant National Diploma (NQF level 6).
•Previous experience in a support function and knowledge of workflows and processes. Experience in a research environment will be an advantage.
•At least 5 years work experience in administration of projects.
•Advanced computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Ability to engage in a diverse team and prioritise.
•Flexibility, independence, and aptitude for innovation.
•High personal motivation, self-management, and attention to detail whilst adhering to deadlines.
•Ability to work under pressure and after hours when needed.
•Strong spoken and written communication skills in English.

APPLICATIONS: In your application, please include:
A letter of motivation;
Your CV;
Certified copy of your ID;
The names of three contactable referees (with telephone, and email contact details)

Please indicate the relevant reference number and position that you are applying for as it appears in the advert.

The HSRC will only consider applications that include the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise in the competencies required for the position.

The HSRC is committed to accelerating the proportion of its employees who are SA Citizens, black, female or disabled.

To Apply:

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Application Deadline: 10/07/2021

Please note the following:
•Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and not a cell phone
•Only your CV can be uploaded on the first page after you have registered/logged in.
•ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS can be uploaded on the “Document” tab on your profile
•Attachments must be less than 2 MB.
•Should you have any HR enquiries please send your query citing reference number to [email protected]
•Should you experience problems applying online, please send your applications to [email protected] Clearly indicate the reference number in the subject line.
•For further information, not applications please e-mail on [email protected]

Details about the HSRC can be found at

Only applications that comply with the listed above requirements will be considered.

The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers and research leaders who are black, female or disabled.

The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment


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