Human Resources Practitioner - 2 Years Contract at Square Kilometre Array South Africa (SKA SA)

  • Contract Intermediate position

  • Pinelands, Cape Town, Western Cape

  • Market Related salary

  • Job 2176973 | Ref 2757

  • Posted 08 Jan 2018

About the Position

SKA SA has an exciting career opportunity for a Human Resources Practitioner to join our Cape Town based team two (2) years contract basis. The successful incumbent will be responsible for providing end to end HR value adding service to Line Management and staff.

Minimum education requirement:

  • Bachelor degree or National Diploma in Human Resources

Minimum work experience required:

  • 3 to 5 years related work experience

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Take responsibility for the end to end recruitment and selection process within the organisation
  • Ensure all document control procedures are in place prior to commencement of recruitment campaigns
  • Advise line management on best practice and legislative requirements e.g. Employment Equity
  • Design and implement employee induction and orientation programs
  • Identify training and development needs within the organisation
  • Arrange and facilitate staff information sessions
  • Assist with projects and/or organisational intervention sessions
  • Facilitate change management through organisational development
  • Liaise with National Research Foundation (NRF) corporate, management and auditors
  • Provide general policy and/or legislative advice to staff and management on HR matters
  • Provide input on general policy development
  • Participate in the Employment Equity Committee and ensure alignment to the EE plan
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external organisational stakeholders
  • Supervise the activities and duties of the HR administrative support function
  • Compile monthly HR reports as well as other reporting requirements as requested
  • Administer work permits in line with the South African Immigration laws

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:


  • display initiative and creativity
  • work with minimum supervision
  • handle sensitive and confidential information
  • display good customer interaction and etiquette
  • display good administrative skills
  • display good planning and organisational skills
  • display negotiation and persuasion skills
  • display leadership potential

About The Employer

The South African SKA Project (SKA SA) is a project of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), administered by the National Research Foundation (NRF). SKA SA is responsible for coordinating Africa's involvement in the design and construction of the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, the design and construction of the Karoo Array Radio Telescope (MeerKAT) and the African VLBI Network (AVN), as well as the development of skills required to design, build and operate these instruments.

As a business unit of the NRF, SKA SA is committed to employment equity and redress

Type of employment: Contract

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