Senior Officer urgently needed: APPLY HERE
Bloemfontein, Free State
Unit for Institutional Change and Social Justice
Gender Equality and Anti-Discrimination Office
Senior Officer (Post level 9)
Job ID: 2896
NB! Applications may only be submitted online. Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE OR APPLICATIONS SENT VIA EMAIL 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 Sexual Assault Response Team.
Manage the Sexual Assault Response Team case system.
Liaise with interlinked offices in the coordination of Sexual Assault and Discrimination matters.
Facilitate awareness campaigns on matters of Gender and Anti-Discrimination.
Conduct advocacy campaigns/ dialogues.
Conduct internal (office research) on matters of Gender and Discrimination.
Design and implement training programmes in Gender Equality and Anti-discrimination.
Submit monthly reports on the work of the office.
Develop appropriate advocacy strategies to ensure the development and delivery of impactful advocacy.
Network and maintain dialogue with relevant stakeholders, for example Government.
Lead assessment and research activities at community level to gather information and analysis on Gender Equality and Anti-discrimination.
Contribute to strategic planning, review and implement strategic objectives.
Ensure policy and systems compliance with legislative and constitutional mandates.
Liaise with DSDM on evaluation, mediation and resolution of relevant cases.
Assist in developing and implementing strategic and operational plans for the Qwaqwa campus office and the work on the South Campus.
Manage and mentor staff and students within the office of Gender Equality and Ant-Discrimination on all three campuses.
Improve the performance accountability of gender equality and anti-discrimination teams and systems.
A relevant bachelor’s degree on NQF level 7 in Social Sciences or Law or a related discipline.
Two (2) to three (3) years’ relevant working experience related to the duties and responsibilities as listed above within the Higher Education environment.
Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University’s richly diverse working environment.
Knowledge of budgets.
Knowledge of the accounting and auditing environment.
Computer skills (excel, word, power point).
Knowledge of PeopleSoft.
Ability to work under pressure.
Experience in the field of social justice/human rights within a higher education context.
Assumption of duties:
As soon as possible.
12 July 2019.
The salary scale is available on request. For inquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 7705/7267 or email [email protected]
(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.
Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. 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.
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