Welcome To Our Institute

The National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute of South Africa (NRWDI)

A South African State-Owned Entity Dedicated to Professional Nuclear Waste Management and Disposal Services in terms of the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute Act, No 53 2008.

Our Head Office
Elias Motsoaledi Street Extension
R104 Pelindaba, Brits Magisterial District
Madibeng Municipality,0240
Telephone: +27 (12) 305 3222
Facsimile +27 (12) 305 3200

Dedicated to Professional Nuclear Waste Management and Disposal Services



Job Description


Job Title
Office of the CEO
Position Type
Reports To
Reports functionally to the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Minimum Qualification
An LLB degree (and a CIS qualification will be an advantage)
Minimum years relevant experience
At least 5 years’ experience in a Board / Company Secretary role, or similar role, preferably within a State-Owned Entity
Minimum Requirements
  • Exceptional Board secretarial and administrative skills ;
  • Good knowledge of corporate governance and compliance prescripts and relevant legislation, including public sector legislation; and
  • Experience in, and working knowledge of the Energy or Nuclear industry is highly preferred.
Pelindaba, Pretoria West
Closing Date
4 January 2021
Job Description

The experienced Board Secretary will be accountable for the provision of an efficient and effective secretariat service to the Board of Directors and its Sub-Committees. To also provide support and guidance to the Board on corporate governance matters.

Key Areas of Responsibility

The Board Secretary must have a thorough understanding and knowledge of board secretariat operations, and should have the ability to communicate at all levels with tact and diplomacy.
The key performance areas of the role include:

  • Ensure effective and efficient management of Board and Sub Committees Administration;
  • Ensure good corporate governance and compliance;
  • Ensure accurate recording and timeous distribution/circulation of Board and Sub Committees minutes;
  • Ensure timely information flow between the Board and the entity’s Executive and effective communication and engagement between the Board and the shareholder Ministry, the shareholder Department and other key stakeholders; and
  • Taking an active role in supporting Director and Board effectiveness through training and development.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
  • Planning, organization and time management skills;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to cope with stress, pressure, deadlines and to handle setbacks;
  • Stakeholder management;
  • Ability to research, analyse and prepare information;
  • Excellence orientated; and
  • High performance skills.

N.B. Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualification and citizenship checks, as well as competency assessment, will form part of the selection process for all the above positions.

NRWDI subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity, including welcoming applications from persons with disabilities.

Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from NRWDI within 4 weeks after the closing date, they must assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Closing Date: 4 January 2021