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Administrative Assistant: Internal Audit

South African Bureau of Standards - Groenkloof, Pretoria, Gauteng

Closing date yi 18 ka May 2024

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  • To provide administrative support to the Head of Internal Audit and Accreditation to ensure the effective and efficient running of the office and optimal service delivery.

  • Diploma in Office Administration, Office Management or a related field (NQF Level 5)
  • 1 – 2 years relevant work experience
Skills & Competencies
  • Proven track record in executing Head level administrative functions
  • Proven track record in report writing and presentation formatting
  • Must have understanding of invoicing, requisition ordering and basic procurement protocols

Functional Management:

  • Provide relevant office administrative duties relating to the receiving of telephone calls, correspondence and emails.
  • Treat information and documentation as private and confidential, and only disclose to any parties through the HEAD’s approval.
  • Provide general administrative support to Internal Audit as required.
  • Treat information and documentation as private and confidential, and only disclose to parties through Management approval.
  • Ensure that all communications and information for Internal Audit and Accreditation are directed to the relevant parties, accordingly.
  • Co-ordinate all administrative arrangements for relevant Internal Audit sessions as required (including logistical arrangements, booking of meeting rooms etc.).
  • Prepare non-routine and routine correspondence and proofread relevant documents before circulation.
  • Perform special duties as directed by the HEAD, including the collation and summarization of information.
  • Assist with the compilation of relevant documents for the HEAD.
  • Prepare agendas, documents and meeting packs for agreed upon meetings.
  • Maintain the relevant filing and record management system for Internal Audit and Accreditation and other office flow procedures to ensure easy retrieval of records.
  • Ensure that all in scope documents are filed, managed and updated appropriately.
  • Ensure that all information relevant to Internal Audit and Accreditation is provided and directed accordingly to the relevant parties.
  • Coordinate the logistical arrangements of relevant Internal Audit meetings and sessions in an effective and efficient manner and ensure the documentation is distributed to meeting delegates.
  • Receive and direct guests for relevant meetings and sessions in a professional manner.
  • Collect and prepare all printed materials as required for meetings and sessions where necessary.
  • Conduct weekly stock controls and maintain appropriate levels for common materials and resources utilised by Internal Audit and Accreditation. Notify supervisor to replenish stock as necessary.
  • File, update and manage all documents appropriately as per standard operating procedures.

Risk and Compliance Management:

  • Assist in identifying and adhering to fraud controls, risk prevention principles, sound governance and compliance processes, and tools to identify and manage risks.
  • Support and provide evidence to all internal and external audit and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain quality risk management standards in line with ISO requirements.
  • Maintain and enforce all related Service Level Agreements to minimise business risk and ensure business continuity.
  • Review related Standard Operating Procedures in consultation with the Managers and Executives to ensure business optimisation.
  • Adhere to all relevant laws, policies and Standard Operating Procedures throughout the organisation.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Build and maintain effective internal and external stakeholder relationships for the purpose of expectations management, knowledge sharing and integration, and to manage the organisation’s reputation.
  • Actively liaise and build relationships with SABS clients and service providers so as to ensure that the service standards are met appropriately.
  • Uphold the image of the office of the HEAD in all interactions with stakeholders.
  • Coordinate the flow of information, providing a central point of contact for internal and external customer’s queries and/or complaints.
  • Convene and attend meetings and present relevant information to relevant stakeholders when required.
  • Implement timeous communication on progress and challenges in achieving the tactical work plans to impacted stakeholders.
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Ref No
  • SAB240423-2
  • Head office