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  • Posted: Nov 25, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The University of the Western Cape is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, a place to grow. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society...
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    Administrative Assistant: Research Centre




    We currently seek a self-motivated, committed, competent, suitably qualified individual to join our team.  

    As the successful candidate, you will assist the Centre with administrative support for international events including venue hire, international travel and making travel arrangements.

    Reporting to the Director, the appointee will be responsible for assisting with:

    •    Academic Administration;
    •    Reception Duties;
    •    Enquiry Management;
    •    Marketing & Recruitment;
    •    Meeting Administration;
    •    Human Resources Administration;
    •    General Administration includes office administration, assisting with document management, liaising with service providers, e.g. Technical Services, Audio Visual Services, etc.

    Minimum Requirements

    Consequently you will need:
    •    Matric Certificate with at least 2 years' administrative experience;
    •    Proficiency in computer programmes/software packages e.g. Word; Excel / MS Office Suites / Power Point; Proficiency in INFOR-LN;

        Administrative experience in a Higher Education environment as well as knowledge of student administration systems would be advantageous.

    Competencies required:
    •    Demonstrated communicative, organisational and interpersonal skills;  
    •    Ability to work efficiently under pressure, and to adhere to and meet strict deadlines;  
    •    Ability to work without supervision and to pay attention to detail.

    In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the selection panel. Please attach your covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and highest qualification to your online profile. To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756 or email: [email protected]

    EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the University's commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of the University. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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