Job Details

  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Temporary employment
  • Posted: April 12th

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 suitable qualified and experienced candidates for the fixed-term position. Six-Months Appointment.

Job Summary:

As a Talent Acquisition Manager, you will be responsible for developing and executing Talent Acquisition strategies to identify, attract and hire top talent for the University. You will work closely with hiring managers as well as Department and Faculty heads to understand their staffing needs and create sourcing strategies to attract qualified candidates. Additionally, you will manage the full recruitment cycle from posting job advertisements, screening resumes, conducting interviews and managing job offers.

Job Description


  • Develop and execute recruitment strategies that align with the University’s goals and staffing needs.
  • Work with Department/Faculty Heads and hiring managers to identify and create job descriptions, job postings and sourcing strategies to attract qualified candidates.
  • Utilise various recruiting channels including social media, referrals and to attract candidates.
  • Screen resumes and conduct initial phone and in-person interviews to assess candidates’ qualifications and fit for the role.
  • Manage the interview process, scheduling interviews with hiring managers and coordinating interview logistics.
  • Build and maintain relationships with candidates, ensuring a positive candidate experience throughout the recruitment process
  • Partner with HR and hiring managers to onboard new hires and ensure a smooth transition into the institution.
  • Monitor and report on recruitment metrices, providing regular updates on the status of recruitment efforts and identifying areas for improvement.

Inherent Criteria


  • Honours degree in Human Resources Business Administration, or a related field. 
  • A Master's degree is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Talent Acquisition, preferably in a managerial role.
  • Proven track record of developing and executing successful recruitment strategies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • Experience using Tracking Systems (ATS) and other HR-related software
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders

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 applied for.  

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. 

Queries can be directed to Ms. Fungai Matumba on and 043 704 7190

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

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.