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SAMRC: Jobs / Vacancies (Oct 2018) – Receptionist / Administrator

South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) hereby invites applicants to apply for vacant jobs posts (Vacancies).

Location: Durban
Closing Date: 26 October 2018

The SAMRC available positions are as follows:
acancy Unit/Directorate
Permanent post
Finance & Operations Directorate: Facilities Management Division

The Facilities Management Division in KZN is seeking to appoint a Receptionist/Administrator for the Regional Office.

Responsibilities: Core Requirements:

  • Answering and directing calls within the shortest space of time.
  • To manage the main front desk, welcome and direct visitors/stakeholders to their respective destinations.
  • Answer community related queries where people require information and provide information regarding standards, procedures and policies.

Administrative Duties

  • Courier facilitation
  • Procuring of cleaning supplies and tea supplies.
  • Meeting all deadlines in terms of procurement requests by timeous logging of requests on JDE and adherence to SCM policy.
  • Logging of all facilities management RFQ’s (Request for Quotations) via SCM on JDE.
  • Follow up on service delivery
  • To work closely with SCM and Finance on finalization of RFQ’s and Purchase Orders.
  • Matric + 3 – 5 years receptionist and office administration experience
  • Computer literacy
  • Good organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure


  • 5 years receptionist and office administration experience
  • MS Office packages, relevant computer skills
  • General administration, efficient filing and document control

A salary in the region of R135 955.00 per annum, cost-to-company, will be negotiated in consideration of experience and qualifications.

In accordance with the SAMRC’s Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated groups. For this reason, we require race, gender and disability status to be specified.

How to apply

Visit the following Web Site to complete an online application.