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Group Executive: Shared Services

Company Human Sciences Research Council
Reference # (Ref. No: GE: SS 09/19)
Published 28/08/2019
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 09/19)
5-year contract - PRETORIA BASED
Job Functions Senior Management
Industries Research
Specification
The successful candidate will engage actively in the following:

•Provide professional leadership, effective and efficient management of all resources, activities and operations of the organization and report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO);
•At a strategic level, leading a team in the Shared Services Division that provides overall support to the whole of the HSRC;
•Manage and provide professional support and advice to Executive Directors on operations and staff development;
•Build and maintain a high performance team and culture within the Shared Services Division through effective performance management, communication and coaching/training of staff and maintaining collaborative and effective working relationships throughout the organization consistent with the HSRC values and code of ethics;
•Ensuring that human resources, information technology, legal services, operations and facilities processes and systems are managed in accordance with HSRC’s business imperatives;
•Ensuring that research trainee initiatives as well as programmes for staff training are geared towards promoting the achievement of HSRC’s imperatives.
•Promoting the development of staff through the introduction of a multitude of relevant interventions to enable staff members to have a development plan;
•Strengthen 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;
•Have demonstrable skills in managing human resources, legal services, operations and IT;
•More than 10 years’ experience operating at a strategic level in a large organisation.

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

Given these demanding requirements, the HSRC offers a competitive Executive Director’s package, designed to compete with the current earnings of candidates suitable for a position of this stature and is negotiable depending on research-management, scientific and grant-raising experience.

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 or to The Head: Human Resources, HSRC, Private Bag X41, Pretoria 0001, or hand deliver to the HSRC Building, Room S944, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. If you experience problems applying online, please send your applications to recruitment@hsrc.ac.za

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: 11 September 2019 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 11/09/2019
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