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Job title  Junior Projects & Research Coordinator

Reports to  Portfolio Manager

Position Type  Full time

The Junior Projects & Research Coordinator will report directly to the Portfolio Manager and will assist as the administrative liaison, facilitating the effective coordination of project resources and other ad hoc requirements of the portfolio manager.  This candidate will also offer ad hoc research support, including retrieval of relevant information and assist the Portfolio Manager in everyday tasks. The Junior Coordinator must be well-organised, capable of working under pressure, able to multitask with a high attention to detail.

Tributes and Capabilities

  • Advanced inter personal skills
  • Advanced Language Skills
  • Report writing proficiency
  • Strong service orientation
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to create and maintain a pleasant working environment; calm and patient demeanour
  • Highly organized and practical
  • Positive attitude
  • Adaptability and team player
  • Ability to stand for what is believed as right

Duties and responsibilities

The Junior Project & Research Coordinator must:

  • Courteously assist the portfolio team with their administrative requirements, such as calendar management, expense reports and travel arrangements;
  • General clerical duties including but not limited to creating memos, writing letters, minuting of high performance meetings etc;
  • Modifying various documents, assist with preparation of document submissions and presentations;
  • Maintenance and control of document library;
  • Coordinate activities and resources for projects which impact multiple departments / projects.
  • Maintain project schedules, including administrative tasks and sites involved in the project(s)
  • Administrative assistance to the Portfolio Manager with regards to the in-house project management system (eg: ProofHub).
  • Provide assistance as requested into various, concurrent research projects as requested and submit work at an acceptable level using both verbal and technological means;
  • Maintain academic integrity in research submitted, double checking against all possible checks, before passing on, avoiding plagiarism;
  • Regular updating of various databases, systems, programs etc.;
  • Assisting the Portfolio Manager in the compilation of project reports and presentations as instructed
  • Spreadsheet compilations, data and evidence gathered into reports as instructed;
  • Act as liaison between team members and anyone involved in the project

Required Experience

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a research, admin or project management field
  • Qualification in related field, such as research, admin or project management advantageous
  • Telephone and email etiquette
  • Competency in various software packages such as Microsoft Excel and Projects
  • Project Management assistance

Job Location

Main Office: Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kindly submit your resume to Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview within 21 days of submission. Should you not receive feedback within 14 days of our acknowledgement of receipt of your CV, please accept that your application will not have met with our approval to go through to the next round of the interview process.

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