Posted on :

17 Nov, 2021

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Administrative Jobs in South Africa, Human Resources 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 No.17 of 2008.






Location: Nationwide, Nationwide, South Africa
Reference #: HRSA – PTA 11/21
Contract Type: Contract
5 Years

Job Summary:
The Human Resources Department, which forms part of Shared Services, is seeking mature and innovative individuals, who possesses HR Support Administration experience, to strengthen its Human Resources (HR) support administration team. The team provides professional services to the HSRC staff. Its work processes and policies have been streamlined and simplified to deliver user oriented, value-adding services. As member of this team, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with social science researchers of the highest caliber. The successful candidate will be based in the HSRC’s Pretoria office.

Key responsibilities:
•Supports HR Consultants with all HR Administrative duties.
•Maintains HR registers and ensures that HR information is correctly and timeously sent to HRIS and Payroll for processing.
•Follow up on all outstanding HR matters.
•Supports HR Consultants with recruitment and selection processes and any other related processes.
•Ensures that all HR source documents are maintained as per the required standards.
•Attends to audit queries and or any other related HR queries.
•Ensure that all HR policies and procedures are adhered to.
•Liaise with business partners to ensure effective and efficient delivery on HR matters.
•Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements in the performance of the HR services.

Key requirements:
•A relevant diploma or relevant (NQF 5) qualification in a HR field or Administration field.
•At least 2 years Admin support experience.
•Working knowledge of MS Office suite (MS Word, PowerPoint & Excel).
•Strong organisational and administrative skills.
•Attention to detail.
•Ability to work under pressure and extended hours.
•Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
•Excellent interpersonal skills.
•Must be able to work well within a team as well as independently.
•Must be a SA Citizen.

Other requirements:
•A working knowledge of VIP / SAGE will be an added advantage.
•Customer centric and solution driven.

The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages, depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications: In your application, please include:
•A comprehensive CV and certified copy of ID;
•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 on your motivation letter. The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements.


The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its staff who are black, female or disabled.


The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment


To Apply:

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Application Deadline: 22/11/2021

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.
For further information please consult the HSRC website. Details of the HSRC can be found on the website ( Enquiries, not applications, can be directed to Ms Mesele Matlala at [email protected] Any C.V’s forwarded to this e-mail address will not be considered.

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