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Group Executive: Shared Services

Company Human Sciences Research Council
Reference # (Ref. No: GE: SS 03/20)
Published 17/03/2020
Contract Type Contract
5 Years
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
The successful candidate will report to the Chief Executive Officer of the HSRC.

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GROUP EXECUTIVE: SHARED SERVICES
(Ref. No: GE: SS 03/20)
5-year contract - PRETORIA BASED
Job Functions Senior Management
Industries Research
Specification
The successful candidate will actively engage in the following:

•Providing professional leadership and managing all resources, activities and operations of the organization effectively and efficiently, while reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO);
•At a strategic level, leading a team in the Shared Services business unit that provides overall support to the entire HSRC;
•Managing and providing professional support and advice to the HSRC Executive on operations and staff development;
•Building and maintaining a high performance team and culture within the Shared Services business unit, through effective performance management, communication and coaching/training of staff, and maintaining collaborative and effective working relationships throughout the organization, consistent with the HSRC’s values and code of ethics;
•Ensuring that human resources, information technology, legal services, operations and facilities processes and systems are managed in accordance with the HSRC’s business imperatives;
•Ensuring that research trainee initiatives as well as programmes for staff training are geared towards promoting the achievement of the HSRC’s imperatives;
•Promoting the development of staff through the introduction of relevant interventions to enable staff members to have a development plan;
•Strengthening the human resource function at both strategic and operational level.

Requirements
Key requirements:
•A relevant post-graduate degree qualification and good business acumen;
•Proven and demonstrable visionary leadership and management skills;
•Excellent interpersonal skills;
•Intellectual and personal integrity, imagination and drive;
•Enthusiasm for the HSRC's strong user-orientation and for internal and external collaborations;
•Demonstrated experience and skills in managing human resources, legal services, operations and IT;
•More than 10 years’ experience operating at a strategic level in a large organisation, similar to the HSRC;
•Experience in an environment that is similar to the regulatory environment in which the HSRC operates.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic team player who is well organised, goal oriented, possesses excellent time management skills and has the ability to develop strong working relationships coupled with dedication to outstanding service excellence.

Given these demanding requirements, the HSRC offers a competitive package, designed to compete with the current earnings of suitable candidates.

Applications: In your application, please include: your CV, a letter of motivation, the details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax and e-mail contact details) Please indicate the reference number. The HSRC will only consider applications that include the above requirements. Applicants will be required to make a presentation to a wider audience, followed by a panel interview.

Please submit your application on-line at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com

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 experience problems applying online, please send your applications to recruitment@hsrc.ac.za and clearly indicate the reference number in the subject line.

Enquiries and not applications may be directed to the Board Secretary at mrousseau@hsrc.ac.za. The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers and research leaders who are South African black, female or disabled.

Closing date: 6 April 2020. We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been advised in writing 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.

Details of the HSRC can be found on the website, at www.hsrc.ac.za.


THE HSRC RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

APPLICATIONS FROM RECRUITMENT AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED




Job Closing Date 06/04/2020
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