Office Assistant/ Handyman

Human Sciences Research Council

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

12 MonthsContract

Jul 7

In delivering social science that makes a difference, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) exists within the Division of Human and Social Capabilities (HSC). The mission of the CCBR is to understand, identify and improve community wellbeing by exploring, describing and addressing health, education, and quality of life through novel mixed-methods approaches that combines multidisciplinary capacities, and to serve as a hub for knowledge generation, capacity building and training.Through engagement and advocacy for community-informed approaches, the CCBR is a champion for this work within the Division and across the HSRC. The CCBR currently have staff in both Durban and Pietermaritzburg with plans to grow activities and capacity beyond the borders of the Sweetwaters.The CCBR seeks to appoint suitably qualified persons to take on the responsibilities of an Office Assistant: Handyman. In this position, a successful candidate will be required to perform routine landscaping on the grounds etc. The Office Assistant will report to the Clinical Services Manager. This position is offered on a 12-month contract.AdvertOffice Assistant/ HandymanReference: HSCOAH0721 Clean facilities by sweeping, dusting etc.Perform maintenance and light repairs. Perform routine landscaping on the grounds. Paint and fill gaps or crevices (on walls, etc.)Undertake light installation or carpentering (e.g. build cabinets)Repair equipment or appliances. Identify and report the need for major repairs. Additional Responsibilities:Undertake duties as assigned or emergency tasks. Assist tradespeople with electrical, plumbing or repairs

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