Human Resources Administrator – 6 Months Contract – SARAO, Cape Town

Cape Town
Posted 2 months ago

Temporary position

Closing Date: 10 December 2018

Market Related salary

About the Position

SARAO has an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources (HR) Administrator to join our Cape Town based team on a six (6) month contract basis. The HR Administrator will provide quality HR compliance, payroll and administrative support to day-to-day HR operations, ensuring the efficient delivery of HR services.

Minimum education requirement:

  • National Diploma or equivalent in Human Resources/Payroll

Minimum work experience required:

  • 2 years’ experience working in a similar role

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Assisting in compiling HR reports as and when required
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Assisting with payroll administration and reconciliation
  • Administering leave and compiling related reports
  • Assisting in staff intake and disengagement
  • Assisting in coordinating HR meetings and travel arrangements
  • Maintaining HR files
  • Assisting with Recruitment and Selection where required
  • Assist in collecting and submitting paperwork for all HR purchases
  • Assisting the HR team with projects

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

Ability to:

  • communicate effectively (written and verbal)
  • display strong organisational and administrative skills
  • display integrity and pay attention to detail
  • display effective problem solving skills
  • work independently as well as in a team environment

Experience in:

  • payroll administration
  • HR Administration

Knowledge of:

  • HR legislation

About The Employer

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) spearheads South Africa’s activities in the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, commonly known as the SKA, in engineering, science and construction. SARAO is a National Facility managed by the National Research Foundation and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as the MeerKAT and KAT-7 telescopes in the Karoo, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) in Gauteng, the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry (AVN) programme in nine African countries as well as the associated human capital development and commercialisation endeavours.

As a business unit of the NRF, SARAO is committed to employment equity and redress.

Type of employment: Permanent

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