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Latest Position of Administration Officer at SANBI | Apply before 26 Jan!

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for self-motivated individuals for the position of Administration Officer in Pretoria, South Africa. This exciting opportunity requires candidates with a strong background in office management and public administration.

The deadline for submitting applications is 26th January, providing prospective candidates with a limited timeframe to apply for this impactful role. As a permanent position, the Administration Officer will enjoy job stability and a competitive annual salary of R294,321.00. Interested candidates are encouraged to explore the specific details of the role below to ensure their applications align with the expectations set by SANBI!




Reference Number: NZG/2023/009

Closing Date: Friday, 26 January 2024

Location: Pretoria

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: R294,321.00 per annum



Education and Experience:

  • National diploma in Office Management, Public Administration, or equivalent at NQF 6 with 4 years of relevant work experience, OR
  • Degree in Office Management, Public Administration, or equivalent at NQF 7 with 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Postgraduate qualification in Office Management, Public Administration, or equivalent at NQF 8 is an added advantage.


  • Extensive experience and exposure to office administration.
  • Basic project coordination and management skills.
  • Advanced fleet management skills.
  • Proven ability to manage administrative staff and provide mentorship.
  • Extensive knowledge of legislation, policies, procedures, processes, practices, systems, and frameworks related to office administration, procurement, logistics, finance, project, and event management.
  • Ability to work under pressure with a diverse team, emphasizing quality, cost, and safety.
  • Advanced planning, organizing, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Excellent computer literacy and experience in software tools including MS Word, MS Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet, and Outlook.
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Key Performance Responsibilities:

  • Plan and organize meetings, workshops, conferences, and travel arrangements for the division.
  • Coordinate procurement and claims for the division.
  • Attend to meeting and workshop preparation matters and logistics.
  • Perform office administration, procurement, and support duties to other units.
  • Ensure effective utilization of the filing system management.
  • Attend to human resources, financial, and stakeholder relations matters for the division.

Application Procedure:

  1. Submit a completed application form, CV, and a motivational letter.
  2. Include certified qualifications confirming minimum requirements.
  3. Provide full names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three referees.


  • Incomplete applications or those lacking evidence of meeting minimum qualifications will not be considered.
  • A competency test will be conducted as part of the selection process.
  • Personal information will be processed according to SANBI’s policies.

Contact Information: For inquiries, contact Ms Seipati Nku at (012) 399 2749.

Submission Details: Applications are to be submitted via email to [email protected] or posted to:

Assistant Director: Human Resources, National Zoological Gardens South African National Biodiversity Institute Private Bag x101 Pretoria, 0001.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position. All applications will be considered in accordance with the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, with preference given to candidates from designated groups.

Interviews: Candidates should be available for selection interviews on a date and time determined by SANBI. If no response is received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates must consider their applications unsuccessful.




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