Human Sciences Research Council Ongoing Job Vacancy – Apply Now!

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30 Jul, 2021

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Project Management Jobs in South Africa

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 Human and Social Capabilities research programme within the HSRC employs a multi-disciplinary group of social scientists and public health specialists who conduct numerous empirical and policy-related studies each year, three-quarters of which are donor-funded. The Human and Social Capabilities division conducts transdisciplinary, intersectional, policy and programme-relevant research to improve health, well-being and promote a socially just and cohesive society.





Job Title: Project Administrator
Location: Nationwide, Nationwide, South Africa
Reference #: AD SABSSMVI 21
Contract Type: Contract 11 Months
Salary: Market Related

Job Summary:
The Human and Social Capabilities unit is looking for qualified Project Administrators for the upcoming SABSSM VI project. The incumbents will be based in the Pretoria and Kwazulu Natal Office.

•Provide administrative support to the PI’s of the study;
•Assist with logistical responsibilities including post, courier, office management;
•Provide efficient administrative and organizational support to the project; facilitate printing, equipment and other project requirements;
•Maintain databases and file project related documents;
•Maintain assets database for the Project and ensure that assets for the project are properly managed;
•Preparations of agenda and materials for meetings; minute taking and record keeping of proceedings
•Liaise with Support Services;
•Process claims and other payments;
•Facilitate travel arrangements for Project based staff and data collectors as and when required.
•Post-matric qualifications (Diploma or Degree) in Office Administration or Secretarial Management with at least 5 years work experience;
•Previous experience providing admin support on a large research project;
•Knowledge of E-Workflow and RMS systems will be an added advantage;
•Basic knowledge of accounting and financial systems;
•Be able to do basic budget calculations and manage a budget;
•Advanced computer literacy;
•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage in a diverse team and prioritise;
•Understanding research environments will be an added advantage;
•Flexibility, proactive, team player, independence and aptitude for innovation;
•Ability to multi-task work under pressure and after hours when needed;
•Initiative and ability to anticipate and respond to the needs of the office
•Excellent minute-taking
•Excellent verbal and written English;
•Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills to interface with, among others, research and administrative colleagues and service providers;
•Confident and prompt planning, scheduling and organisational abilities;
•Sound office management, maintenance, procurement and administration skills.

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

To Apply:

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Application Deadline: 12/08/2021

Applications: In your application, please include: your CV, a letter of motivation, and the details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax 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.

Please submit your application on-line at
Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and not a cell phone. Attachments must be less than 2 MB. For further information about the HSRC or the post, please consult our website ( For enquiries, and not applications, you may also contact Faith Ngoaile ([email protected])

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

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