SANParks is pleased to introduce an exceptional career opportunity for the role of Human Capital Management Officer. This position holds significant responsibility within our organization, focusing on the efficient management of human resources across our varied conservation areas.

Prospective candidates are invited to thoroughly examine the comprehensive job description and requirements associated with this role. We encourage dedicated individuals to join us in our mission to preserve the nation’s biodiversity and advance sustainable tourism practices.

SANParks Human Capital Management Officer Role Overview:

  • Position: Human Capital Management Officer
  • Salary Range: R282,919.52 – R462,106.49 per annum
  • Paterson Grade: C2
  • Closing Date: 02 July 2024
  • Location: Bontebok National Park
  • Enquiries: For further information, please contact Brenda Mbem at Tel: 021 659 1704


  • Education Requirements:
    • National Diploma in Human Resources Management (NQF 6) or an equivalent qualification. A Degree in HR or Social Science would be advantageous.
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 2 – 4 years’ experience in a Human Resources environment, ideally in a Clerk or Officer role.
  • Language Skills:
    • Proficiency in English and proficiency in another local language.
  • Computer Literacy:
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages.
  • Driver’s License:
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • Willingness to travel within the region as required.
  • Work Attributes:
    • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision.
    • Strong attention to detail in all tasks.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of legislation (BCEA, EE, LRA, Skills Development Act).
  • Familiarity with HCM policies, procedures, and systems.
  • Basic financial management and HR best practices.
  • Proficiency in administration and data management.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Presentation, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Conflict resolution and dispute management abilities.
  • Recruitment & selection and interviewing skills

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Efficient HR Administrative Service:
    • Provide efficient and effective HR administrative support.
    • Support the implementation of HCM policies, procedures, initiatives, and systems.
    • Implement the HCM strategy and operational plan.
  • Data Integrity and Management:
    • Ensure integrity of employee data on SAGE 300 and People Management Module.
    • Update structures, establishment tables, and vacancy lists.
    • Administer maintenance of HCM records including biographical information, transfers, promotions, and salary/benefits adjustments.
  • Employee Support and Compliance:
    • Ensure adherence to HCM systems, policies, and procedures.
    • Provide guidance and support to employees and line managers.
    • Field queries and complaints to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Benefits Administration:
    • Provide information on medical aid schemes, pension, and provident funds.
    • Process various withdrawal claims (dismissals, retirements, resignations, UIF, and death claims).
    • Coordinate payments of death claims.
  • Leave and Audit Management:
    • Ensure proper leave management.
    • Conduct periodic audits for compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Training and Development:
    • Assist in coordinating and implementing Learning and Development initiatives.
    • Facilitate Employee Wellness interventions and administration.
    • Update information/data for performance management.
  • Labour Relations and Disciplinary Processes:
    • Advise on Labour Relations processes and procedures.
    • Represent HCM in disciplinary hearings.
  • Reporting and Stakeholder Management:
    • Compile and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual HCM reports.
    • Establish and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Recruitment and Onboarding:
    • Assist with recruitment and selection processes.
    • Conduct interviews and coordinate onboarding for new employees.
    • Administer exits such as resignations, retirements, and dismissals.

Application process:

  • Review Requirements: Carefully review the stated requirements for the Human Capital Management Officer position.
  • Complete Online Application Form: Access the application form using the link provided:
  • Submit Supporting Documents: Prepare and email the following documents to with the reference number HCMCAPE2024 in the subject line:
    • Detailed CV
    • Certified copies of qualifications
    • Certified copy of ID
    • Certified copy of driver’s license
    • Other relevant documents as specified.
  • Application Verification: Ensure all documents submitted meet the specified requirements.
  • Submission Deadline: Applications must be submitted on or before the closing date. Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Selection Process: Only candidates meeting the requirements will be considered for further assessment.

In conclusion, SANParks encourages qualified individuals who meet the specified requirements to apply for the Human Capital Management Officer position. Prospective applicants are advised to submit all necessary documents via email to, ensuring the reference number HCMCAPE2024 is included in the subject line. Applications that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.

SANParks appreciates the interest shown and looks forward to potentially welcoming new members to its team committed to conserving South Africa’s natural heritage.