Senior Assistant Officer needed: APPLY HERE


Senior Assistant Officer needed: APPLY HERE

Bloemfontein, Free State
Office of International Affairs
Senior Assistant Officer: (post level 12)
Job ID: 2875

NB! Applications may only be submitted online. Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please note: Compile/Convert all the below documents as one document (Pdf or Word), when uploading it on the online applications system.
a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
certified copies (not older than 3 months) of all academic records;
certified copies (not older than 3 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
a certified copy (not older than 3 months) of your identity document (ID).
Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable).
a copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

Duties and responsibilities:
Coordinate the draft and/or renew Memoranda of Understanding.
Research and compile comprehensive briefing notes on international partner universities, informal collaboration with international universities, as well as other Higher Education stakeholders.
Coordinate regular updates of the University of the Free State’s collaboration scorecard.
Coordinate regular updates of the University of the Free State’s partnership matrix.
Coordinate visits by partner universities, prospective partner universities and other international visitors/delegations.
Distribute mobility opportunities from partner institutions to the University of the Free State students and staff.
Update partnership profiles regularly.
Liaise with all the relevant stakeholders in the establishment and/or renewal of the Memoranda of Understanding.
Provide advice to management, academics, and administrators on the processes of establishing and renewing cooperation agreements.
Attend to queries pertaining the establishment and renewal of the Memoranda of Understanding.
Coordinate support for outgoing exchange students.
Liaise with partner universities regularly.
Receive walk-in queries courteously and promptly address student and staff issues.

Inherent requirements:
Grade 12 or National Vocational Certificate on NQF level 4.
One (1) to two (2) years’ relevant working experience related to the duties and responsibilities as listed above.

Required competencies:
Basic understanding of internationalisation in higher education, and specifically of research internationalisation.
General administrative skills.
Information Technology (IT) skills, specifically with regard to Ms Office and MS Outlook.
Report writing skills.
Results Oriented.
Strategic Thinking.

Post matric qualification/Higher Certificate on NQF level 5.
Work experience in an international office environment.
Sound understanding of Higher education internationalisation.
International experience.

Assumption of duties:
As soon as possible.

Closing date:

30 June 2019


The salary scale is available on request.


For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 7705/7267 or email [email protected]

Fringe benefits:

(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.


The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.


External candidates can click HERE to apply online.
UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click Self-Service, Recruiting and Careers to.

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