Job Details

  • Reference number: RefUnit No 241
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: March 17th

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. The University of Fort Hare is seeking applications from appropriately qualified and experienced candidates for the post of Fleet and Facilities Manager, in the Division of Properties and Services.

Job Description


  • Development of Fleet Needs Analysis.
  • Manage the budget for the University's fleet operations.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures related to the safe operation of the University vehicle fleet.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations related to vehicle operation.
  • Oversee the monitoring and tracking of fleet performance metrics.
  • Oversee the management of and maintain the fleet's assets.
  • Oversee the management of drivers.
  • Manage the university's transportation operations and service delivery


  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, with the ability to manage multiple transportation services simultaneously.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and manage a team effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve complex issues.
  • Proficiency in using transportation management software and other relevant tools.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as required.
  • Knowledge of sustainable transportation practices is a plus.

Inherent Criteria


  • Honours degree in transportation management, business administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree would be an added advantage.
  • 5+ years of experience in transportation management, preferably in a university or large institutional environment.
  • Category C, Code 10 driver’s license with a valid pdp expiry date.

  • Membership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport will be an added advantage.

Application Requirement

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

1.   Upload your application with COVERING LETTER CLEARLY INDICATING THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR, with a complete CV and three work-related referees.

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

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

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

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Closing Date: 3 April 2023

Note: Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from SAQA.

Queries can be directed to Ms. A Sonjica on 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.

For more information please contact: Andisiwe Sonjica.

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.