Jul 06, 2018

Office Administrator

  • Durban, South Africa
Full time Admin-Clerical

Job Description


HEARD, based the University of KwaZulu-Natal is a regional and global leader for applied research and policy development on critical health and development challenges for the African continent. HEARD’s mission is to influence and support evidence-based policy and good practice to more effectively address Africa’s health and development challenges and to contribute to achieving health and sustainable development across the continent.

HEARD seeks to appoint an Office Administrator, to be based in University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.


This is a one year fixed term contract
The purpose of the position is to ensure that office administration is running proficiently; manage switchboard and front office, renovations and repairs to office space, coordinate office events, arrange flight and travel logistics. The role must function with professional oral and written communication, teamwork and efficient service delivery. The role holder is expected to make independent decisions based on the day to day management of the office.

Office Administration
Conduct office administration coordination including cleaning services, facilities maintenance
Full switch board and front line reception duties
Ensure that all activities such as infrastructure, acquisition, repairs and modification are in accordance with policy and procedure and best practices are applied
Provide assistance with internal and external courier services and postage
Assist with office space alignment, relocations and re-allocations
Ensure compliance with SOPs and initiate corrective action when necessary
Attend and record minutes of meeting as and when needed
Travel and Events Coordination Support
Timely booking of flights, accommodation, transport
Liaise with parties regarding service delivery and provide after hour support to staff as necessary
Prepare documents for travel and ensure that approval is obtained
Provide travel advice as required and resolve any queries
Meet and greet and register all event guests and ensure that event runs smoothly without any visible problems
Coordinate and support all HEARD hosted events and meetings as appropriate, including catering arrangements
Ensure that all administrative documents including delegate registers are appropriately filed and attendees are entered into HEARD’s contact management system
Ensure compliance with SOP’s for events and logistics coordination
Special projects and events support

Support management with coordinating ad hoc special projects e.g. room refurbishments
Coordination of special events from start to finish e.g. high level retreats

Undergraduate degree (Humanities or Social Sciences)
Minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role
Knowledge of booking and managing travel logistics, planning and execution of events, day to day office activities and maintenance. Computer literacy (i.e. Microsoft Office 365 - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

To apply, submit application form/s to Robyn-Lee Wagner on email

download the application form/s here

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application

Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered.

Only applications on the provided application form will be considered

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