Job Details

  • Reference number: 24382
  • Province: Gauteng
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: November 30th
  • Remuneration package: The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED/UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Background to Position

UP Professional and Support





In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the above vacancy. 

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

Job Description


The incumbent will be responsible for delivering an effective and comprehensive administrative service to the Head of the Department and staff members in the Department of Accounting, including:

  •  Departmental Administrator assisting the;

o    Head of the Department of Accounting,

o    CA Programme Coordinator,

o    Lecturers in the Department of Accounting, and

o    Lecturers across different departments who are involved in the management of the CA programme.

  • General office administration
  • Teaching and learning administration
  • Research and marketing administration
  • Financial, marketing and human resources administration
  • Management of the logistical arrangements for events and facilities

Inherent Criteria

Mininum Requirements:

  • Relevant 3 year B degree with at least 2 years’ experience that includes office administration, secretarial and financial experience; or
  • Matric and an applicable 3 year secretarial and/or office administration qualification and 3 years’ experience that includes office administration, secretarial experience and financial administration; and
  • Experience in the use of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as the use of internet and e-mail.

Competencies (Skills, Knowledge And Behaviorual Attributes):

  • Applicable professional communication and language skills, both written and verbal;
  • Ability to work under pressure without compromising detail and accuracy;
  • Strong display of customer service acumen;
  • The ability and sophistication needed to interact with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to prioritise work independently and handle simultaneous assignments with success and accuracy;
  • Good administrative skills;
  • Ability to handle confidential information; and
  • Good Interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively function in a diverse group;

Added Advantages and Preferences:

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access;
  • Experience in administering undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes;
  • Knowledge of a blended learning environment including online support (ClickUP);
  • Basic knowledge of the PeopleSoft system;
  • Knowledge of webpage maintenance;
  • Experience in managing the logistical arrangements for events;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the higher education environment.
  • A driver’s license

PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates may be required to participate in relevant skills assessments as part of the selection process.


Application Requirement

Applicants are requested to apply online, quoting the applicable reference number.

In applying for this post, please attach: 

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.

CLOSING DATE:  10 December 2021


No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.


ENQUIRIES:  Ms Mary-Jane Ndlovu, Tel: (012) 420 4977

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 March 2022, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.


The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.


In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.


All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.


The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised

About University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria is a multi-campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa.