Job Details

  • Reference number: RefUnit No 2294
  • 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 Technical Specialist in the Division of Investigation, Vetting, and Protection Services.


The main purpose of this position is to effectively coordinate and ensure the successful installation, support, repair, and 100% maintenance of all Electronic Integrated Security systems within the institution and performs any other duties as required and instructed by the university.

Alice/Bisho and East London Campus

Job Description

Key Performance Areas:

  • Coordinate and supervise security system technicians and control room supervisor/operators.
  • Conduct installations and repairs on CCTV systems, access control and other security related equipment.
  • Maintenance of cameras and all integrated security systems.
  • Installation and configuration of CCTV & Access Control products.
  • Compliance with the installation standard required as per client's agreement.
  • Maintaining all Service Level Agreements.
  • Maintenance/fault finding for all the company’s CCTV and access control products.
  • Submit weekly/ monthly reports on all related activities. ·
  • Maintain good housekeeping in the workshops workstations.
  • Completion of job cards and relevant admin work.
  • Conduct site inspections and assessments and provide feedback in a report format.
  • Understanding of PC and server operating systems.
  • The position will be based in Alice Campus although the incumbent is expected to render services across all campuses.

Inherent Criteria

Minimum Requirements: 

  • M + 3 year Diploma in IT/ Computer Science/ Degree in IT or any other related qualification. M+4-related degrees will be an added advantage.
  • Valid Grade B PSIRA/ willing to complete PSIRA Grade B within 6 months of employment.
  • Required to work irregular hours, including after-hours and weekends.
  • Driver’s license.
  • Must have a clean criminal record.

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of Technical relevant experience in CCTV and security systems.
  • Experience with Higher Education Sector would be an added advantage.
  • Installation, commissioning, and service experience.
  • Be able to liaise and work with third-party companies and suppliers when required to provide support.
  • Have proven experience with IP and analogue systems.
  • Have proven experience in CCTV and access control, with relevant certifications


  • Knowledge of the Protection Security services unit and an understanding of the University’s operational environment.
  • Knowledge of integrated security systems.
  • Knowledge of the CCTV.
  • Knowledge of Troubleshooting and configurations.
  • Overarching knowledge of Wifi and LAN networks.
  • Knowledge of installations of software related to security monitoring.
  • Knowledge of biometric control systems.
  • Knowledge of access control cards and their systems.
  • Be able to work without supervision and be able to perform effectively.
  • Have good time management skills. 

Key Competencies:

  • Must be able to function in a team.
  • Excellent judgment skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Customer service orientated.
  • Pro-active and innovative problem solver.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Knowledge of the POPIA.
  • Disciplinary Code.

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

Closing Date: 3 April 2023

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


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.