Job Details

  • Reference number: Ref: Unit5 967-1
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: February 22nd

Background to Position


The University of Fort Hare is a vibrant, equitable and sustainable African university, committed to teaching and research excellence at the service of its students, scholars and the wider community. It seeks to recruit and appoint a suitable qualified and experienced candidate for the above-mentioned fixed term position.


The main purpose of this position is to verify assets and provide field support to the asset register project. The project is aimed at fully automating the movable and immovable fixed asset registers.

The position will require the incumbent to do intercampus travel and all establishments with University assets.

Job Description



Key job functions


1)    Provide field support on the asset register project

·          Perform 100% physical asset verification 

·         Tagging of assets with barcodes

·         Perform condition assessments on assets

·         Putting up of Inventory lists in all rooms 

2)    Provide accurate data processing with data from the field


3)    Reconcile data and input to the asset register

Inherent Criteria


  • Minimum of Diploma or advanced certificate in Commerce/ business/ finance/ accounting/ or related field, emphasis on accounting.
  • Computer literacy skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel (basic to intermediary)
  • One-year experience in Finance, and assets verification experience will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work in a team, under pressure and deadline driven and good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Driver’s license is prerequisite considering the expectation of travel between campuses

Application Requirement

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

1.   Visit the Website for a more comprehensive advert and to apply online. Applications must clearly indicate the name of the post and the Campus applied for on the SUBJECT LINE. 

2.   Submit the motivation and resume as well as supporting documents namely; ID/passport, certificates and proof of remuneration and three work-related referees, on the application website.

3.   Note that for all re-advertised positions this advert supersedes the one advertised previously owing to modifications made. Candidates who have previously applied are requested to re-apply.

4.   No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.

5.   Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date.  Late applications will not be considered.

6.   Failure to comply with the above directions will result in the application being disqualified.

Note:   Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only.

Closing date:  6 March 2023   Queries can be directed to Ms A. Sonjica and 043 704 7190   The University reserves the right NOT to make a permanent appointment at this stage. University of Fort Hare is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Pursuant to complying with the Employment Equity Act No.55 of 1998, when appointing preference will be given to applicants from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile.

About University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was a key institution of higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959 when it offered a Western-style academic education to students from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a black African elite.