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Date Posted: 
Friday, 12 May, 2017 - 12:30
Job Description: 

Faculty of Social ScienceS and Humanities

ADMINISTRATOR: Human Settlement(REF. 8510)

(Alice & East London)

SALARY R 229 400 – R 283 750 (All-inclusive Package)



  • Act as first point of contact in all administrative matters relating to the Human Settlement Programme
  • Assist in the day to day routine tasks associated with an office management
  • Create and maintain a well-organised record management system in both paper and electronic formats
  • Resolve student queries  relating to the programme
  • Attend to student queries (which may include: registration status, handing out assignments, submission of assignments, test and examination dates, posting and removing messages on the bulletin board)
  • Assist in the registration and cancellation of courses, capturing of marks distribution of course materials and so forth
  • Travel arrangements for academic staff and visiting fellows  and students
  • Compile and submit written reports on various aspects of the programme as and when required
  • Assist with typing, photocopying, scanning & hand delivery of official documents
  • Work with the programme convenors to coordinate meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Take minutes of meetings and dissemination thereof to relevant parties timeously
  • Management of tutors
  • Facilitate office budgeting & requisitions
  • Liaison with Faculty office and other internal & external departmental stakeholders.




  • M + 3 Year National Diploma in Office Management or B Admin or a relevant NQF level 6 qualification as recognized by SAQA; 
  • 4 years relevant administrative experience in an academic environment or corporate setting
  • Advanced computer skills which should include but not limited to Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Word.
  • Basic understanding of student administration
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal relations, verbal and written communication skills


How to Apply: 

To apply:  Interested applicants who meet the criteria are invited to:


  1. E-mail application with MOTIVATIONAL LETTER CLEARLY INDICATING THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR, with a complete CV, proof of remuneration and three work-related referees  
  2. Applications must clearly indicate the reference number and name of the post applied for on the SUBJECT LINE. 
  3. No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.
  4. Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date.  Late applications will not be considered.
  5. Failure to comply with the above directions will result in the application being disqualified.
  6. The successful candidate will be required to assume duties from 01 July 2017.


Note:   Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from SAQA.



- Included in the above remuneration is the company contribution to our compulsory pension fund, medical aid contributions, life cover and an optional annual bonus.

- The University reserves the right NOT to make an appointment.

University of Fort Hare is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Pursuant to complying with the Employment Equity Act No.55 of 1998.




Closing Date: 
Friday, 19 May, 2017 - 23:45