Cosmology group seeks administrative officer…

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg is inviting suitable candidates to apply for the part-time post of administrative officer. This is a 25 hour p.w. (5/8 ths) contract position for one year.

Duties: Handling enquiries and correspondence; assisting with preparation and submission of grant renewals and annual reports; updating of website; organising international workshops, schools and conferences; travel and other logistical arrangements; bookkeeping; administrative and secretarial support;
general office administration.

Requirements: A relevant post-school qualification; at least one year administrative experience; good command of spoken and written English; sound computational, organisational, planning and administrative skills; ability to work independently and/or in a small team; meticulous and thorough; enthusiasm to work in a culturally diverse organisation; willingness to learn; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Recommendations: Familiarity with a university environment.

Commencement of duties: 1 April 2011 or soon as possible thereafter
Closing date: 22 March 2011
Enquiries: Ms Deborah Wilsnagh on 021 787 9341 or

Prospective candidates must submit a detailed CV, together with the names of at least two referees and a covering letter motivating their application to: Human Resources, AIMS, 6 Melrose Road, Muizenberg, 7945, or electronically to,

For more information, visit AIMS reserves the right not to make an appointment. Should no feedback be received from AIMS within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

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