The National Research Foundation (NRF) is a statutory body mandated to contribute to national development by supporting and promoting research and human capacity development through funding and provision of the necessary research infrastructure, in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology, including humanities, social sciences and indigenous knowledge. The mandate of the NRF extends to developing, supporting and maintaining national research facilities; supporting and promoting public awareness of, and engagement with, science; and promoting the development and maintenance of the national science system and supporting Government priorities.

The Finance and Administration support section of Research and Innovation Support and Advancement (RISA) of the NRF in Pretoria seek to appoint a Stationery and Supply Chain Management (SCM) Clerk in the RISA Finance & SCM Office.

Key responsibilities:

• Maintaining the stationery store including the receipt and issue of stationery and consumables• Processing of orders, invoices, and payments for service providers• Liaising with suppliers• Handling enquiries on supply chain activities, including basic procurement planning, supplier identification and validation• Preparing requests for Quotations and scoring of quotations received• Adhering to internal control mechanisms• Compile SCM reports as required; Ensure compliance with NRF policies and procedures. • Provide procurement and administrative support to the NRF RISA


Suitable applicants must have the following:• A relevant post-matric qualification, preferably in supply chain management and/or finance• A minimum of two years prior experience in Supply Chain Management Office and/or a Finance/ Administrative Office• Computer literacy – including financial/accounting software and Microsoft Office software

Additional attributes which applicants should possess include:• A flair for numbers• Excellent organisational and Interpersonal skills• Attention to detail• Ability to work in a team• Effective time management skills• Actively identify problems and solve them

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