Job Details

  • Reference number: RefUnit No P967
  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Fixed term contract
  • Posted: March 20th

Background to Position

Non Academic






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 lead the asset verification team 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


1)   Lead verification teams and oversee activities of the controllers and administrators
  • Strategize and lead teams performing 100% physical asset verification  
  • Ensuring the tagging of assets with barcodes by verification teams
  • Ensuring the putting up of Inventory lists in all rooms by verification teams
  • Ensure that Asset Condition assessment is done

2)  Provide accurate data processing with data from the field

  • Populate the verified movable assets into the Fixed Asset Register
  • Populate the verified immovable assets into the Fixed Asset Register

3)  Assist reassessment for useful lives and residual values as per the UFH asset policy and IFRS requirements

4)  Assist in reconciling and developing the IFRS compliant fixed asset register 

5)  Reporting to the Project Manager

“PLEASE NOTE: The University of Fort Hare is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. Pursuant to complying with the Employment Equity Act no. 55 of 1998, when appointing, preference will be given to applicants from the designated groups whose appointment will contribute towards the achievement of equitable demographic representation in the Department and the Faculty profiles. The university reserves the right NOT to make an appointment.” 

Inherent Criteria


  • Minimum of a Degree in commerce/ business/ finance/ accounting/ or related field.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with post graduate diplomas/ honours degrees in any of the above-mentioned fields. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with completed SAICA training contract
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Excel (basic to advanced). 
  • Previous experience of at least 3 years in an asset management environment of a reputable SMME to a large organisation. 
  • Proven ability to lead a team, work under pressure and deadline driven.
  • Ability to multi-task and liaise confidently with stakeholders. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in the Higher Education Sector or Services related sector will be an added advantage.

Application Requirement

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

  • Submit the motivation and resume as well as supporting documents namely; ID, certificates and proof of remuneration and three work-related referees
  • No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.
  • Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date.  Late applications will not be considered.
  • Failure to comply with the above directions will result in the application being disqualified.

Closing Date: 4 March 2023

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

Queries can be directed to Ms. Fungai Matumba on and 27 (0) 43 704 7618

For more information please contact:

Ms. Fungai Matumba

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.