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The CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) is a leading scientific and
technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a
difference in people’s lives.
Human Resources Manager
About the job:
The CSIR has a vacancy for a Human Resources Manager who will be required to
provide HR leadership, advice and guidance to line management on HR best practice and
support operating units to achieve their business objectives. This position is based in
Key responsibilities:
 Develop and manage HR-related strategies to achieve the HR Plan;
 Manage planned versus actual HR expenses per operating unit;
 Manage the successful implementation of the workforce plan and ensure that recruitment
percentage and employment equity targets are achieved;
 Ensure that the training and development of team members is in accordance with the
Work Skills Plan (WSP);
 Manage the successful implementation of a talent management plan;
 Ensure that HR litigation with regards to cases is successfully won;
 Manage queries or complaints, ensure compliance with defined service standards and
turnaround times and manage HR audit rating;
 Manage planned versus actual implementation of performance improvement measures;
 Manage payroll/benefit queries or complaints and identify appropriate reward and
recognition measures to enable attraction and retention of key staff;
 Manage the successful implementation of the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
and wellness programme and manage improvement of the employee satisfaction rating
on previous rating.
Qualification, skills and experience:
 A National diploma or Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, industrial
psychology and/or related human resources management field. A postgraduate
degree will be an added advantage;
 A minimum of seven years’ experience in a human resources generalist capacity in a
medium to large organisation, o f wh i c h t h r e e y e a r s m u s t have been in a
senior practitioner/ supervisory/junior managerial level;
 In-depth exposure and experience in all the human resources functional areas.
Should you meet the above requirements, please email your CV to jobapplications@csir.co.za
with your name and surname, position title and reference number on the subject line, (e.g.
John Smith: HR Manager: Reference No: 306564).
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Closing date: 23 March 2016
For more info, please contact CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at
The CSIR is a responsible employer; we have put measures in place to ensure that equity is implemented such that it
best serves the interests of the organisation and South Africa as a whole. This speaks to the CSIR’s commitment to the
Employment Equity Act of 1998. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and
agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to
positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the
applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the
advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a

suitable candidate is not identified.