Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Recent Job Recruitment

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17 Dec, 2021

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Operation Officer

In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’, 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 eResearch Knowledge Centre (eRKC) within the HSRC employs a group of practitioners and specialists in the areas of information services, geospatial analytics and digital curation who provide knowledge services to enhance the HSRC’s research capability.






Job Title: Cataloguer
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: eRKC CAT 12/2021
Contract Type: Contract
3 Months

Job Summary:
The eRKC is looking to appoint suitably qualified professionals to fill four Cataloguer positions. The HSRC committed to assist the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State to create a legal library. The main responsibilities of these positions are to catalogue (including indexing) a selection of legal records in a digital repository.

Internal and External Advert
3 Months’ Contract (11 January to 31 March 2022)
Office Base: Pretoria Office / Remote working from home as per the HSRC’s Directive with visits to the Commission’s office in Parktown, Johannesburg when necessary
REF: eRKC CAT 12/2021

The following are the key responsibilities for the Cataloguer positions:
•Create bibliographic records of documents, transcripts and video recordings using an augmented Dublin Core metadata schema.
•Do quality control of existing records.
•Contribute to the development of metadata guidelines and procedures.

•B.Bibl degree or an equivalent LIS qualification
•At least 5 years’ cataloguing experience using digital library management / digital repository systems
•Knowledge of any integrated Library Management System or working knowledge of a digital repository
•Experience within the legal environment will be an advantage
•In-depth knowledge of cataloguing and metadata description standards and tools
•Excellent proficiency in writing in English
•Good planning and organising skills
•Ability to work independently and be productive without extensive training and supervision
•Good time management
•Good interpersonal skills and a strong service orientation which will contribute to cooperative and effective interaction with colleagues
•Willingness to work under pressure, according to plan, to meet deadlines

The HSRC offers a fixed salary package and applicants must be South African citizens. The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its staff who are black, female or disabled.

In your application, please include: your CV, a letter of motivation, and the details of three recent referees (with telephone and e-mail contact details). Ensure that you indicate the reference number of the position for which you are applying. The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise or an oral presentation in the competencies required for the position.

Submission of Applications:
Please submit your application on-line at
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 encounter challenges in applying for this post please contact Skills map directly – for Telephonic support: +27 12 420 7200; for Email support: [email protected]

For further information about the HSRC consult our website (
For enquiries (NOT applications or CVs) may be directed to Ms. Mesele Matlala at [email protected]

Closing date: 31 December 2021. We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date.

Applicants who have not been contacted within eight weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.

The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment

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Application Deadline: 31/12/2021

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