Job Details

  • Province: Eastern Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: May 15th

Background to Position

Fort Hare Foundation

East London Campus

Job Description

Applications are invited from results-oriented candidates for this position:


  • Provide administrative, co-ordination and secretarial services to the Fort Hare Foundation,
  • Provide administrative support for successful partnerships and effective stakeholder management;
  • To co-ordinate and effect the dissemination of documents and relevant stakeholders;
  • Develop, implement and maintain an effective document system;
  • Co-ordinate and execute procurement function in the Foundation,
  • Assist with compilation of budget expenditure and monthly quarter reports;
  • Events management and Coordination.


  • Must be computer literate. 
  • Expert level in the use of Outlook.
  • Proficient level in the use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Procurement within a public sector context.

Inherent Criteria


  • National Senior Certificate plus 3 Year Degree / National Diploma preferably in Law / Finance/ Administration;
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar environment (Executive and Board support);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with people at all levels;
  • Excellent work ethic and willingness to work long hours;
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Experience in Events management;
  • Good client service;
  • In depth experience in minute taking and adherence to principles of good corporate governance;
  • Report writing / consolidation;
  • Public sector experience would be an added advantage.

Application Requirement

CLOSING DATE: 22 May 2023


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 on the SUBJECT LINE.

2.  Submit MOTIVATION LETTER CLEARLY INDICATING THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR, accompanied by a complete CV which must contain the contact details (email and telephone) of three referees, a certified copy of an identity document and a certified copy of your highest qualification.

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

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

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

6.  Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from SAQA. If you do not receive feedback from the University of Fort Hare within 3 months of the closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

The 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 presentation of our workforce profile.

The University reserves the right NOT to appoint

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.